Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Trivia Bits 30 June



The mineral malachite (pictured), a copper carbonate hydroxide mineral, is green in colour with Archaeological evidence indicates that the mineral has been mined and smelted at Timna Valley in Israel for over 3,000 years.

Costing $AUD16 million to construct, The Tower of Terror II is a steel shuttle roller coaster located at the Dreamworld amusement park on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia which when opened on 23 January 1997, was the first roller coaster in the world to reach 160.9 kilometres per hour (100.0 mph).

In Greek mythology, Narcissus was a hunter from the territory of Thespiae in Boeotia who was renowned for his beauty whose unrequited love with Echo, a mountain nymph, was the cause of his death.

Invented by CBS Director Tony Verna the first Instant Replay was used during Army Navy Football Game at Municipal Stadium Philadelphia on December 7, 1963.

The Abel Prize is given by the King of Norway to people who are mathematicians and is named after Norwegian mathematician Niels Henrik Abel (1802–29), was established in 2001 by the Government of Norway and complements its sister prize in the humanities, the Holberg Prize.

The 1956 movie Mukh O Mukhosh (The face and the mask), directed by Abdul Jabbar Khan, is the first full-length Bengali language feature film to be produced in the East Pakistan, which later became Bangladesh.

The history of Judaism in Japan started in 1861 approximately fifty Jewish families settled in Yokohama and in 1895 established the first synagogue in Japan.

The Republic of Costa Rica is in Central America bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the west, and the Caribbean Sea to the east and was sparsely inhabited by indigenous people before it came under Spanish rule in the 16th century.

An acre of coffee trees can produce up to 10,000 pounds of coffee cherries which amounts to approximately 2000 pounds of beans after hulling or milling.

The name teonanácatl, referring to a sacred mushroom of the Aztecs, translates to the flesh of God and contain the psychedelic compounds psilocybin and psilocin..

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