Sunday, November 1, 2015

Trivia Bits 01 November


  Town of 1770

In the Australian state of Queensland is the town known as Town of 1770  (sign pictured), the officially gazetted name of the town is Seventeen Seventy, is built on the site of the second landing by James Cook and the crew of HM Bark Endeavour in May 1770 which was Cook's first landing in what is now the state of Queensland.

The chemical element with the symbol Ga is Gallium is a soft, silvery metal which is used predominantly used in electronics.

American improvised comedy 2000 television series Curb Your Enthusiasm was created by Seinfeld co-creator Larry David, who stars as a fictionalized version of himself and follows Larry in his life as a semi-retired television writer and producer in Los Angeles and later New York City also starring Cheryl Hines as his wife Cheryl.

The Gobi Desert covers the countries of China and Mongolia and is most notable in history as part of the great Mongol Empire, and as the location of several important cities along the Silk Road.

The OECD or Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development is an international economic organisation of 34 countries founded in 1961 to stimulate economic progress and world trade with its headquarters at the Château de la Muette in Paris, France.

Reverend Robert Pierce is best known in relation to the charitable organisation World Vision which he founded in 1950 and is active in more than 90 countries with total revenue including grants, product and foreign donations of $2.79 billion in 2011.

New Orleans is situated on the famous Mississippi River and is named after the Duke of Orleans, who reigned as Regent for Louis XV from 1715 to 1723, as it was established by French colonists and strongly influenced by their and African cultures.

The three main ingredients of traditional Central American curtido are cabbage, carrots and onions and sometimes lime juice and is a type of lightly fermented cabbage relish.

Sergeant Charles Ewart of the Scots Greys, in a famous engagement at the Battle of Waterloo on Sunday, 18 June 1815, captured the regimental eagle of the 45e Régiment de Ligne.

Based on the 2012 children's book The Chicken Problem by Jennifer Oxley and Billy Aronson, Peg + Cat is an American animated children's television series in which Peg wears a red hat and a blue dress.

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