Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Trivia Bits 02 Jun


Hans Christian Andersen

Danish author and poet Hans Christian Andersen (pictured) best remembered for his fairy tales with his popularity not limited to children as his stories, called eventyr in Danish, or "fairy-tales" in English, express themes that transcend age and nationality. 

Made from egg yolk and liquid butter, usually seasoned with lemon juice, salt, and a little white pepper or cayenne pepper, Hollandaise sauce is used in traditional Eggs Benedict.

British teacher and MP Leah Manning organised the evacuation of almost 4,000 orphaned or at risk Basque children to Britain during the Spanish Civil War.

Playing the two lead female roles in the 2006 American Christmas-themed romantic comedy film The Holiday were Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslett as two lovelorn women from opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean, who temporarily exchange homes to escape heartbreak during the holiday season.

The Agen plum which would become the basis of the US prune industry was first planted in California in 1856.

Native to most of the western United States, a female Western harvest mouse can potentially give birth to as many as forty to sixty offspring in a single year.

An extinct volcano located in the northern highlands of Viti Levu, Mount Tomanivi, previously named Mount Victoria, is the highest peak in Fiji at 1,324 metres (4,344 ft).

Bridge Over Troubled Water was the last song that Elvis Presley ever performed publicly at his final concert in Indianapolis in June, 1977.

The Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Labrador was the first ship to circumnavigate North America departing Halifax on 23 July 1954 and returning to Halifax on 21 November 1954 having travelled via Canada's Arctic archipelago from east to west then to British Columbia, the NorthWest Passage, the west of America and the Panama Canal.

In April 2014, NASA reported evidence of water on Enceladus a moon of the planet Saturn.

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