Sunday, October 18, 2015

Trivia Bits 18 October



Developed by Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)’s Doug Waterhouse in the 1960’s, Aerogard (pictured) is an Australian brand of outdoor insect repellent applied directly to the skin by aerosol sprays, bottled creams and roll-ons.

The reticulated python, a species of python found in Southeast Asia, is considered to be the world’s largest species of snake and can grow to 6.95m/22.8ft in length.

The title given to the adult group leader for the youngest division of Girl Guides is Brown Owl.

Australian actor Frederick Alexander developed the educational process called the Alexander Technique – a form of education that is applied to recognize and overcome reactive, habitual limitations in movement and thinking.

The game of marbles uses Tom-Bowlers which are much larger in size than the average marble.

Calvados is an apple brandy from the French region of Lower Normandy and requires a minimum of two years aging in oak barrels.

An early form of school bus powered by both horses and mules usually loaded at the rear to avoid frightening the animals, a kid hack was a horse-drawn vehicle used for transporting children to school in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in the United States.

Before building his first railroad steam locomotive in 1832, American inventor and machinery manufacturer Matthias W. Baldwin was apprenticed as a jeweller and devised and patented a method for applying gold plating.

The 2012 book Cat Daddy was written by American Jackson Galaxy, a cat behaviourist and host of the television show My Cat from Hell.

Oriya is a one of many native language of India and is the predominant language of the Indian state of Odisha, where native speakers comprise 80% of the population, and it is spoken in parts of West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh.

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