Sunday, December 6, 2015

Trivia Bits 06 December


Cookie Monster

C is for Cookie is a song by Joe Raposo, first performed on Sesame Street by Cookie Monster (pictured) on March 28, 1972.

Fort Denison, a former penal site and defensive facility, and the Powerhouse Museum, often described as a science museum but with a diverse collection encompassing all sorts of technology, are both to be found in the Australian city of Sydney.

Salaga in northern Ghana was once one of the biggest slave markets in West Africa as it was from here where slaves were transported to the coast for export.

Though the territories of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth decreased from 1620s, the number of its provincial governors kept increasing, as the offices of a lost province could not be dissolved.

Zara Yaqob was the first Emperor of Ethiopia (1434–1468) to send a diplomatic mission to Europe in 1450 led by a Sicilian Pietro Rombulo specifically asking for skilled labor.

The Gregorian calendar was introduced by Pope Gregory in 1582 AD, and was adopted by Great Britain and the English colonies in 1752.

The Mexican Revolution was a major armed struggle that started in 1910, with an uprising led by Francisco I Madero against long-time autocrat Porfirio Díaz, and ended in 1920.

The 1838 classic book Oliver Twist, subtitled The Parish Boy's Progress, was authored by Charles Dickens and is notable for Dickens's unromantic portrayal of criminals and their sordid lives as well as exposing the cruel treatment of the many orphans in London during the Dickensian era.

Sardo is a hard, grating cow's milk cheese that comes from Argentina with a flavour that is mellow, yet rich, and lightly salty and is white-yellowish in colour and is sold in blocks of about 6.5 pounds.

In the Australian soap opera Neighbours, the character Susan Kennedy is played by Northern Irish Australian actress Jackie Woodburne in a role she has played since 1994.

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