Friday, June 5, 2015

Trivia Bits 05 Jun


 Statue of Liberty

 The Statue of Liberty (pictured) is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in the middle of New York Harbor, in Manhattan, New York City, designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and dedicated on October 28, 1886, was a gift to the United States from the people of France.

Founded in 1957, Al-Hilal is a professional football team based in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh with the club's nicknames being The Boss and The Blue Waves.

The expression in the soup means that someone is in trouble.

The fear of sharks is known as Selachophobia and may be caused through media, books, movies or a nasty past experience with sharks.

Native to Europe, northern Africa, and Asia, the common mullein plant was burnt in France during celebrations on the second Sunday of Lent to protect against evil spirits and demons.

Sinology is the study of China and Chinese topics including Chinese classical language and literature.

The European language of Portuguese is the official language of São Tomé and Príncipe islands lying off the west coast of Africa.

Chinese regent Sima Daozi (364-403) was described by historians as spending too much of his time drinking and feasting.

The IATA abbreviation ORD for Chicago's O'Hare airport comes from the old name Orchard Field.

German-born US physicist Albert Einstein suggested imagination is more important than information.

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