Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Trivia Bits 02 December


Anne Bancroft

Born Anna Maria Louisa Italiano in 1931 was actress Anne Bancroft (pictured) who won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her lead role in the 1962 movie The Miracle Worker as the teacher of teenage Helen Keller.

Originating in Derbyshire Dales, England, a shortcrust pastry is traditionally used in bakewell tarts topped with a layer of jam and a sponge using ground almonds.

The foil, sabre and épée are three weapons used in competitive fencing with classical fencing using the same three weapons, but approaches fencing as a martial art

The adrenal glands are a pair of endocrine glands situated immediately above the kidneys and are chiefly responsible for releasing hormones in response to stress through adrenaline (epinephrine) and noradrenaline.

In the Battle of San Juan Bautista fought on 27 February 1864 during the French intervention in Mexico, more Imperialist soldiers were wounded by machete cuts than gunshots.

The Zone Improvement Program Plan is better known as ZIP Codes used by the United States Postal Service (USPS) since 1963.

The Berlin Wall Memorial in Bernauer Straße includes a reconciliation chapel consecrated on 9th November 2000 on the site of a church in Ackerstraße that was destroyed because it stood in the border strip.

With a name derived from an aboriginal word meaning near the sea, Iluka is a small village at the mouth of the Clarence River in New South Wales, Australia.

Denzel Washington won the Best Actor Oscar for the 2001 American crime thriller film Training Day which co-starred Ethan Hawke with the story following two LAPD narcotics detectives over a 24-hour period in the gang neighbourhoods of North West and South Central Los Angeles.

The eighth century bishop and saint Rupert of Salzburg set up his base in the old Roman town of Juvavum and renamed it Salzburg

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