Friday, August 14, 2015

Trivia Bits 14 August



The 1976 Winter Olympic Games (poster pictured) officially known as the XII Olympic Winter Games were a winter multi-sport event which was celebrated February 4 – 15, 1976 in Innsbruck, Austria.

First diagnosed in Panama after which it was named, Panama disease a fungal plant disease of the roots of banana plants is resistant to fungicide and cannot be controlled chemically.

On March 19, 2004, the Witty worm self-replicating computer worm was the first worm to attack the pieces of software designed to defend against computer worms and was named because the phrase "(^.^) insert witty message here (^.^)" appears in the worm's payload.

The 4 Deserts Race Series is an annual series of four 250 km (155 miles) races across desert conditions on the continents of Asia, Africa, South America and Antarctica.

English indie rock band Florence and the Machine released their album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful on 1 June 2015 in the UK through Island Records and was the band's first studio album in three and a half years.

The Cumberland Land Snail is a native land snail to the Cumberland Plain in Sydney and was declared an Endangered Species under the New South Wales Threatened Species Conservation Act In 1997 as its habitat has been largely destroyed.

Taking four to five years to yield a commercial harvest, Coffee trees produce highly aromatic, short-lived flowers producing a scent between jasmine and orange which produce cranberry-sized coffee cherries.

Spanish Conquistador Hernán Cortés de Monroy y Pizarro led an expedition that caused the fall of the Aztec Empire and brought large portions of mainland Mexico under the rule of the King of Castile in the early 16th century.

Shitake, enokitake and king oyster are all types of edible mushrooms.

In the late 19780's, Interabang was an Italian television adventure series about a secret treasure hidden inside a number of special souvenir statues of the Leaning Tower of Pisa Socialism is the general term for the political and economic theory that advocates a system of collective or government ownership and management of the means of production and distribution of goods.

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