Saturday, December 12, 2015

Trivia Bits 12 December



A pomelo (pictured) is a type of fruit which is an original citrus fruit, with the look of a big grapefruit, native to South and Southeast Asia.

Synonymous with the Australian outback and coming from the Latin nullus, "no", and arbor, "tree" is the word Nullabor which is the name of the area of flat, almost treeless, arid or semi-arid country of southern Australia, located on the Great Australian Bight.

The Waldorf salad was first created between 1893 and 1896 at the Waldorf Hotel in New York City and is generally made of fresh apples, celery and walnuts, dressed in mayonnaise.

Aurora, Chandler, Legacy and Reka are all varieties of blueberries with many North American native species of blueberries grown commercially in the Southern Hemisphere in Australia, New Zealand and South American nations.

American pianist and composer James P Johnson wrote the theme song of the Roaring Twenties dance craze Charleston which debuted in his Broadway show Runnin' Wild in 1923.

George Clooney once had a pet Vietnamese black bristled potbellied pig named Max.

A zettabyte comes between a Exabyte and a yottabyte and has the magnitude of data as 10007ZB.

American film and stage actress and model Lauren Bacall was considered to be the Rat Pack’s original Den Mother and is considered a reference to the home of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall which served as a regular hangout.

British Navy Admiral John Arbuthnot Fisher during World War I wrote in a letter to Winston Churchill, the First Lord of the Admiralty, in 1917 I hear that a new order of Knighthood is on the tapis -- O.M.G. (Oh! My God!) -- Shower it on the Admiralty!!! which seems to be the first-known use of the phrase O.M.G.

The French term au fait has entered the English language to indicate familiarity or having some knowledge of or informed about something.

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