Saturday, October 10, 2015

Trivia Bits 10 October

One of the surviving records of the life of Andrea da Firenze, a 14th-century Florentine composer, is a receipt for wine he consumed in the three days it took to tune a newly-built organ.
As at 2015, the most famous person to represent Equatorial Guinea at a Summer Olympics is Eric Moussambani who was nicknamed Eric the Eel when he won brief international fame at the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympics when he swam his heat of the 100 m freestyle in 1:52.72 was more than twice that of his faster competitors.
Novercaphobia is the morbid fear of one’s stepmother.
Played by American actor Eric Millegan, Dr Zack Addy, professional forensic anthropologist, is one of the main characters in the 2005 American crime comedy-drama TV series Bones.
Lending its name to a twin, a cat and fighting fish was the former Asian country of Siam which on June 23, 1939 was renamed Thailand.
Australian electronica musician Chet Faker won the Australian Triple j Hottest 100 of 2014 with his song Talk is Cheap.
From the Latin apis meaning bee, an apiarist is a person who keeps honey bees.
American actress Susan Oliver, after surviving 1959 aviation event that left her with a fear of flying, in 1967 became the fourth woman to fly a single-engined aircraft solo from New York City across the Atlantic Ocean.
Yeonpyeongdo is a disputed group of islands between South Korea and North Korea which lie near the Northern Limit Line and are only 12 km (7.5 mi) from the North Korean coastline.

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