Monday, June 15, 2015

Trivia Bits 15 June


 Roger Hargreaves

English author and illustrator of children's books Roger Hargreaves (pictured) wrote the Mr Men and Little Miss book series and have been part of popular culture since 1971, with sales of over 85 million copies worldwide in 20 languages.

The Italians football club Juventus shares its name with Juventas the Roman goddess for youth.

The Magarey Medal is an Australian rules football honour awarded annually since 1898 to the fairest and most brilliant player in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL), as judged by field umpires and was awarded to Alby Green from Norwood in that year.

According to the Hebrew Bible, Methuselah died at the age of 969, seven days before the beginning of the Great Flood and was the son of Enoch, the father of Lamech, and the grandfather of Noah.

The RMS Olympic and the HMHS Britannic were sister ships to the RMS Titanic and all were within the White Star Line.

Founded in 1056, Weingarten Abbey, a Benedictine monastery near Ravensburg, Germany, was once one of the richest monasteries in Southern Germany.

Footballer Antonín Panenka famously scored the winning penalty for Czechoslovakia in the 1976 European Championship final against West Germany by chipping the ball.

First described in 1886 by English surgeon Jonathan Hutchinson, Progeria is an extremely rare genetic disorder wherein symptoms resembling aspects of aging are manifested at a very early age with the word progeria deriving from the Greek words "pro" (πρό), meaning before or premature, and "gēras" (γῆρας), meaning old age.

Alligation is an old and practical method of solving arithmetic problems related to mixtures of ingredients for example in working out the total amount of sugar content in a drink made of several different drink combinations..

Winning an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor was Gene Hackman for his role as "Little" Bill Daggett in the 1992 American Western film Unforgiven produced and directed by Clint Eastwood.

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