Friday, July 17, 2015

Trivia Bits 17 July



Anteater (pictured)  is a common name for four extant mammal species of the suborder Vermilingua, meaning worm tongue, which are commonly known for eating ants and termites and also have no teeth.

Darren Aronofsky was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director for the 2010 American psychological thriller/horror film Black Swan starring Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, and Mila Kunis.

Orana is a region in central northern New South Wales, Australia including remote towns like Dubbo, Cobar and Mudgee with Orana coming from the Australian Aboriginal word for Welcome.

Proverbially Brevity is the soul of wit meaning that Intelligent speech and writing should aim at using few words and originates from William Shakespeare’s Hamlet written between 1599 and 1602.

Born in New Glasgow, Prince Edward Island, David Laird negotiated the 1874 Qu'Appelle Lakes Treaty with resident Cree and Saulteuax of Saskatchewan to procure land for the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Andriel, the Maiden of Anguish features in the video game Diablo first released in 1996.

Csabai sausage is made in the town Békéscsaba, Hungary and is raw smoked pork sausage heavily spiked with paprika, black pepper and garlic and may be cut into thin slices and eaten alone or with bread or added to many Hungarian dishes.

Commonly known as the June Fourth Incident (六四事件) or '89 Democracy Movement, The Tiananmen Square protests occurred in 1989 and were student-led popular demonstrations in Beijing receiving broad support from city residents, exposing deep splits within China's political leadership.

Valerius Anshelm (1475 – c. 1546), a Swiss chronicler, wrote a history of Berne from the Burgundy Wars to 1536 that remained buried in the municipal archives of the city for 80 years.

Giuseppe Verdi wrote the opera Aida was first performed at the Khedivial Opera House in Cairo on 24 December 1871 after Isma'il Pasha, Khedive of Egypt, commissioned him to write the opera by paying him 150,000 francs.

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