Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Trivia Bits 16 September


 Joel and Benji Madden

Twins Joel and Benji Madden (pictured) are the most famous members of American rock band from Waldorf, Maryland that formed in 1996 Good Charlotte who have been active an supporter of The Make-A-Wish Foundation and have also posed for the YouthAIDS Aldo Aldo Fights AIDS dog tag campaign.

The Nine Saints were a group of Christians from the Byzantine Empire who took part in converting areas of what is now Eritrea and Ethiopia in the late fifth century AD.

On December 26 and 27, 1969 during the War of Attrition, the elite Israeli special forces unit Sayeret Matkal kidnapped a whole Egyptian P-12 radar system in a mission called Operation Rooster 53.

No food is traditionally eaten on the holy day of Yom Kippur on which Jewish people traditionally observe this holy day with an approximate 25-hour period of fasting and intensive prayer, often spending most of the day in synagogue services.

Mainland Portugal does not have a coastline on the Mediterranean Sea.

Also known as John Crossman, former Israeli nuclear technician Mordechai Vanunu spent eighteen years in prison after revealing Israel’s nuclear weapon programme to the British press in 1986.

Italian-born French film critic and writer Nino Frank is best known for being the first film critic to use the term film noir to refer to 1940s US crime drama films such as The Maltese Falcon.

Kendo is the Japanese sport which translates as Way of the Sword and combines martial arts practices and values with sport-like physical activity.

The wars in Lombardy, fought between Venice and Milan from 1425 to the signing of the Treaty of Lodi in 1454, mark the emergence of five great Italian territorial states and the European concept of balance of power.

Playing Professor Sybil Trelawney, a witch and professor of Divination at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, in the Harry Potter movies was Emma Thompson, an Emmy, BAFTA and two time-Academy Award-winning English actress, comedian, and screenwriter.

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