Friday, September 4, 2015

Trivia Bits 04 September


Charlottes Web cover 1952

In the 1952 children's novel Charlotte’s Web (original cover pictured) by E B White, Wibur is a pig who is a rambunctious pig, the runt of his litter and is often strongly emotional.

Common through much of Europe and parts of North Africa, Saint Anthony's nut, popular with pigs as well as humans, is named for Anthony of Padua, patron saint of swineherds.

Playing Mrs Robinson in the 1967 American comedy-drama film The Graduate was Anne Brancroft who played opposite Dustin Hoffman as Benjamin Braddock, a recent college graduate with no well-defined aim in life.

In 1997, United States Supreme Court case Clinton v. Jones established that a President of the United States was not exempt from being sued by private citizens in civil lawsuits for acts done before taking office and unrelated to the office.

After joining a troupe of strolling players in Cambridge in 1667, Joseph Haines became a well-known London song-and-dance man, comedian, and eccentric in the 17th century.

Turkey began to roast and grind the coffee bean in the 13th Century, and some 300 years later the country had become the chief distributor of coffee, with markets established in Egypt, Syria, Persia, and Venice, Italy.

St Mary of the Cross McKillop was born in the Australian city of Melbourne, was canonised on 17 October 2010, during a public ceremony in St Peter's Square at the Vatican and is the first Australian to be recognised by the Catholic Church as a saint.

The term Goofy foot or Goofy footer is given to a person who surfs or skateboards with their right foot forward and has no negative connotation as Professionals seem to be evenly distributed between the stances.

The call of the Red-necked Avocet, also known as the Australian avocet, has been likened to a dog barking.

Officially adopted on 17 January 1972, the flag of Bangladesh is green with a central red disc with the red disc representing the sun rising over Bengal, and also the blood of those who died for the independence of Bangladesh, with the green field standing for the lushness of the land of Bangladesh.

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