Thursday, September 3, 2015

Trivia Bits 03 September



The Last Emperor of China was Puyi (pictured) who ruled as the Xuantong Emperor from 1908 until his abdication on 12 February 1912, after the successful Xinhai Revolution and from 1 to 12 July 1917, he was briefly restored to the throne as a nominal emperor by the warlord Zhang Xun.

The Introit, from Latin - introitus, entrance, is part of the opening of the liturgical celebration of the Eucharist for many Christian denominations and in the Roman Catholic Mass in the Carmelite Rite is called the Officium.

Any ordeal or a soldier’s first battle is often referred to as baptism of fire with the military concept mentioned in the title song of the 1985 Dire Straits album Brothers in Arms, Through these fields of destruction, baptisms of fire.

American television and film producer, director and writer Chris Carter spent 13 years working for Surfing Magazine before creating The X-Files and Millennium.

The nape is at the back of the neck.

Yelverton Paperweight Centre, in Leg O'Mutton a small hamlet near Yelverton, in the English county of Devon, has over 1000 paperweights having its origins in the private collection of a Cornish postmaster, Bernard Broughton, the postmaster of St Tudy in Cornwall.

Tulaghi was the capital of the Pacific Island country of the Solomon Islands between 1896 and 1942 with the capital of what is now the state of Solomon Islands moving to Honiara, Guadalcanal after World War II.

The 1470 Korean Honil Gangni Yeokdae Gukdo Ji Do - Map of Integrated Lands and Regions of Historical Countries and Capitals - often abbreviated as the Kangnido map fully depicts the Old World, from Europe and Africa to Japan, long before European explorations.

In Swan Lake, a ballet by Tchaikovsky, the main character, Odette, a princess, is turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse and the ballet was premiered by the Bolshoi Ballet on 4 March   1877 at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.

Ice cream is the main ingredient in the German spaghettieis which is a German ice cream made to look like a plate of spaghetti and was created by Dario Fontanella in the late 1960s in Mannheim, Germany.

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