Thursday, June 4, 2015

Trivia Bits 04 Jun


 Whipped Cream & Other Delights

Model and artist Dolores Erickson, the woman on the 1965 album cover for Whipped Cream & Other Delights (pictured) by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, was actually covered in shaving cream.

David Jones, Australian department store, opened its doors on the corner of George and Barrack Streets, Sydney in 1838

The French literary term, Roman à clef, meaning novel with a key - for a real life story that is overlaid with a facade of fiction for example where fictitious names in the novel represent real people.

The colour of the jacket awarded to the winner of the Australian Masters golf tournament is gold.

Eldrick Tont Woods, better known as Tiger Woods, is an American professional golfer who is among the most successful golfers of all time having been one of the highest-paid athletes in the world for several years.

The mining town of Coober Pedy in Australia derived the name from the local Aboriginals and means something like White fella down a hole.

The term ignorantia juris non excusat is Latin for the legal doctrine, ignorance of the law is no excuse.

The ice cream soda was invented in 1874 by Robert Green when he was serving a mixture of syrup, sweet cream and carbonated water at a celebration in Philadelphia and ran out of cream so he substituted ice cream.

The Silent World (French: Le Monde du silence), an Academy Award winning 1956 documentary film by Jacques Cousteau, was the first film to use underwater cinematography to show the ocean depths in colour.

Olive oil is used as dressing in a traditional Greek Salad which is made with pieces of tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, onion, feta cheese, and olives, usually Kalamata olives, typically seasoned with salt and oregano.

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