Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Trivia Bits 23 September


Brimstone Butterfly

Brimstone (pictured), California Dogface and Painted Lady are species of butterflies.

Described as new to science in 2011 in the journal Mycologia, Spongiforma squarepantsii is a type of mushroom with two specimens collected in 2010 in Lambir Hills National Park, in Sarawak, Malaysia.

Due to World War II, the cancelled 1944 Winter Olympics were to be held in Italy at Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy but did host the 1956 Winter Olympics.

Bastille Day is a French National Day that commemorates the Storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789 and in 1979, concert with Jean Michel Jarre on the Place de la Concorde in Paris to celebrate Bastille Day attracted one million people, securing an entry in the Guinness Book of Records for the largest crowd at an outdoor concert.

Holi is an annual ancient festival associated with Hinduism and is also known as the festival of colours or the festival of love signifying the victory of good over evil and is celebrated at the end of winter, on the last full moon day of the lunar month Phalgun in either February or March.

Held in the town of Pushkar in the state of Rajasthan , India, the annual five-day camel and livestock fair, the Pushkar Fair is the world's largest camel/cattle fair.

In relation to the categories in the board game Pictionary, the acronym AP stands for All Play.

Epicarp is a botanical term for the outermost layer of the pericarp or fruit forming the tough outer skin of the fruit, which bears oil glands and pigments and is sometimes called the exocarp especially in citrus.

Pristina is the capital of Kosova a self-declared state proclaimed in 1990 by the assembly of Kosovo.

Items on display at the Royal New Zealand Navy's Torpedo Bay Navy Museum include the Māori warrior's skirt which the captain of the battlecruiser HMS New Zealand wore for good luck in battle during World War 1.

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