Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Trivia Bits 27 October


Berghoff restaurant chicago

The Berghoff restaurant in Chicago (pictured) closed on 28 February 2006 after 107 years of operation by three generations of the Berghoff family and re-opened as its former three-part restaurant/cafe/bar in 2007.

Marzipan is a confection consisting primarily of sugar or honey and almond meal which is often made into sweets; common uses are marzipan-filled chocolate and small marzipan imitations of fruits and vegetables.

Wild Oats XI won line honours in the 2013 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race which is an annual event hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, starting in Sydney on Boxing Day, 26 December, and finishing in Hobart, Tasmania with a race distance of approximately 630 nautical miles (1,170 km).

In Chinese Culture, Jueju, a matched pair of couplets with each line consisting of five or seven syllables, and Lüshim, eight-line regulated verse form with lines made up of five, six, or seven characters are forms of poetry.

The Green Waterhole Cave is a popular cave diving site in the Limestone Coast region of south-eastern South Australia and is a paleontological site as well as a cave diving site.

French chef, restaurateur, and the author of cookery books Marcel Boulestin, who appeared on the BBC's experimental television broadcasts in 1937 to 1939 was the first television chef.

According to legend, Peeping Tom peeped at Lady Godiva during Lady Godiva's naked ride through Coventry, and probably did not originate in literature, but came about through popular lore in the locality of Coventry.

According to Breton folklore, a cultural region in the north-west of France, not completing the 600 km long Tro Breizh in one's lifetime would condemn their soul to repeating a tour of equivalent length every seven years from within their coffin.

The main four ingredients of angel cake are sugar, flour, cream of tartar and egg whites and originated in the United Kingdom.

Australian former professional golfer Jack Newton walked into the spinning propeller of a Cessna aeroplane in 1983 losing his right arm and eye and sustaining severe abdominal injuries and after recovery taught himself to play golf one-handed, swinging the club with his left hand in a right-handed stance.

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