Saturday, June 13, 2015

Trivia Bits 13 June


 minivan Kia Pregio

The rear-wheel drive minivan Pregio (pictured) was made by Kia Motors from November 1995 until the beginning of 2006.

Fort Ville-Marie was a fortress outpost of France in North America and is the historic nucleus around which the original settlement of Montreal grew with the site of the fort was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1924.

The Emancipation Oak located on the campus of Hampton University is where the Virginia Peninsula's black community gathered in 1863 to hear the first Southern reading of President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation.

In the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology, Ness' son Conchobar mac Nessa was brought up as the son of the druid Cathbad, although the true father may have been her lover, Fachtna Fáthach, the High King of Ireland.

The coffee filter was invented in 1908 by a German homemaker, Melitta Benz, when she lined a tin cup with blotter paper to filter the coffee grinds.

A satirical, patriotic song popular in Britain in World War II, Don't Let's Be Beastly To The Germans was composed by Noël Coward and although popular when performed live the humour did not translate well over the wireless and caused some fuss, leading the BBC to ban the song.

The Tigris River flows through the three countries of Turkey, Syria and Iraq and is 1,850 km long.

Nicky Ferris, played by Hayley Mills, in the 1963 American Walt Disney Productions movie The Moon-Spinners was held prisoner in a windmill with the movie based on the 1962 suspense novel by Mary Stewart.

Australian tennis players Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde, known as The Woodies, are the most successful men's doubles pair in history, winning a record six Wimbledon titles.

The top half of the flag of the Ukraine is blue and is a banner of two equally sized horizontal bands of blue and yellow colour, which symbolise the clear blue sky over yellow wheat field.

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