Thursday, November 26, 2015

Trivia Bits 26 November


Andre Agassi

American retired professional tennis player and former World No. 1, Andre Agassi (pictured) won the Australian Open men’s singles title in 2000, 2001 and 2003.

Made up of 8,797 amino acids, enaptin has the second-longest chemical name to be written down, at 64,060 letters.

The trunk or boot of an automobile or car is the vehicle's main storage compartment with the term Trunk being used in North American English and Jamaican English, while boot is used elsewhere in the English-speaking world – except in South Asia, where it is usually called a dickie/dicky or slang diggy.

The headquarters of the NZX stock exchange is Wellington, New Zealand and began life as a number of regional stock exchanges during the gold rush of the 1870s.

Lyons was the Roman capital of Gaul with two Roman emperors born in the city, Claudius and Caracalla.

The cuckoo clock was thought to have been invented in Germany but it is unknown who invented it and where the first one was made although much of its development and evolution was made in the Black Forest in Germany.

With a beak the can puncture through a wet suit, the golf-ball size blue octopus found in the Great Barrier Reef, is deadly to humans with no known antidote for its venom.

The stratovolcano Mount Vesuvius is in the Gulf of Naples, Italy and is best known for its eruption in AD 79 that led to the burying and destruction of the Roman cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum and several other settlements.

Lamb Chop is a fictional sheep that was created by comedienne and ventriloquist Shari Lewis and first appeared on American children's morning television show Captain Kangaroo in 1957.

The best known name of the common medical condition ecchymosis is a bruise and also applies to the subcutaneous discoloration resulting from seepage of blood within the contused tissue.

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