Thursday, July 9, 2015

Trivia Bits 09 July


Saint Jerome with the Martyrologium Hieronymianum

The Martyrologium Hieronymianum, meaning Martyrology of Jerome, though not written by Saint Jerome himself (pictured), was the most widely-used martyrology during the Middle Ages and is thought to have been compiled in the late 6th century by monks in Gaul from calendars or martyrologies originating in Rome, Africa, the Christian east and locally.

The line the better part of valour is discretion comes from William Shakespeare’s Henry IV part 1 believed to have been written no later than 1597.

The Agony of Doha is a term used by fans of the Japanese national football team to refer to the 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification match where Japan lost its World Cup place to South Korea.

Released on November 30, 1984, by Sire Records, as the second single from her second album Like a Virgin, the American singer-songwriter Madonna song Material Girl begins with the lyrics Some Boys Kiss Me

Mount Pantokrator is the highest mountain on the island of Corfu, Greece at 906 metres (2,972ft) above sea level.

With construction of the building started in 1975, the NOT Tower in Kraków was nicknamed Skeletor after it had been abandoned by the Polish Federation of Engineering Associations and left unfinished for nearly 40 years and is currently used to display advertising billboards.

William Shakespeare was an avid gardener and that modern Shakespeare gardens cultivate dozens of plant species mentioned in his plays.

The Soviet censors initially discouraged the performance of The Victory Day, one of the most popular Russian songs to come out of World War II.

There are three species of eagles found in Australia the Wedge-tail Eagle, White-bellied Sea-Eagle and the Little Eagle.

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