Sunday, September 27, 2015

Trivia Bits 27 September


 William Osler

Canadian physician William Osler (pictured) was one of the great medical teachers and wrote The Principles and Practice of Medicine in 1892 and also A Concise History of Medicine in 1919.

Mainly characterized by its numerous home workshops, the small German village of Lauscha, noted for its glass-blowing, supplied virtually the world with Christmas ornaments prior to World War 1.

From the Latin attollo meaning to lift up, comes the English word that means to praise highly – extol.

Found in South America, the male Surinam Toad, after mating, affixes the female's eggs to her back, where her spongy flesh will swell and envelope them and when the froglets hatch, they leave behind holes in their mother's flesh that they will remain sheltered in until large enough to fend for themselves.

The colour of the History category in the original Trivial Pursuit was yellow and was created in December 1979 in Montreal, Quebec, by Canadians Chris Haney and Scott Abbott.

It is in the racquet sport of Badminton at an international level that women compete for the Uber Cup named after a former British women's badminton player, Betty Uber and was first held in 1956–1957.

The 1906 Intercalated Games were held in Greece and were to be a series of International Olympic Games half-way between what is now known as the Games of the Olympiad but were held only once in Athens.

Daphne, a character in American animated TV series Scooby Doo has a surname of Blake and was depicted as coming from a wealthy family, noted for her red hair, lavender heels, fashion sense, and her knack for getting into danger, hence the nickname Danger Prone Daphne.

English chemist, meteorologist and physicist John Dalton developed the law of partial pressure of gasses and the atomic theory of matter.

In 1642, Dutch seafarer, explorer and merchant Abel Tasman discovered New Zealand, Tonga and Fiji.

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