Monday, November 16, 2015

Trivia Bits 16 November


Doric columns

Doric is the oldest, strongest and simplest of the Grecian orders of architecture where the Doric columns (pictured) stood directly on the flat pavement of a temple without a base; their vertical shafts were fluted with 20 parallel concave grooves.

Brunei is located on the island of Borneo which is the third-largest island in the world and the largest island in Asia and is divided among three countries: Malaysia and Brunei in the north and Indonesia to the south.

The capital city of Romania is Bucharest which lies on the banks of the Dâmbovița River, less than 70 km (43.5 mi) north of the Danube River.

England hosted and won the 1966 FIFA World Cup after England beat West Germany 4–2 in their first FIFA World Cup title with the final held at Wembley Stadium which was the last to be telecast in black and white.

In The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, the third and most famous segment in Walt Disney’s 1940 animated film Fantasia, Mickey Mouse brings a broom to life.

A conchologist studies mollusc shells with Stone Age seashell necklaces found, sometimes in areas far from the ocean, indicating that they were traded and shell jewellery is found at almost all archaeological sites, including at ancient Aztec ruins, digs in ancient China, and the Indus Valley.

American author Dan Millman wrote the 1980 book Way of the Peaceful Warrior - a part-fictional, part-autobiographical book based upon the early life of the author.

When he was promoted to president of the Great Northern Railway in 1919 at the age of 40, Ralph Budd was the youngest American railroad president up to that date.

Colonel William Light was a British military officer and the first Surveyor-General of the Colony of South Australia and when he died on 6 October 1839 in Adelaide, aged 53, he was buried in Light Square, one of the five squares of the City of Adelaide.

In the human body, the scapula connects the clavicle to the humerus.

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