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Old 08-10-2019, 05:33 AM   #1
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Trivia 8/10

trivia 8/10
DID YOU KNOW ...
The longest place name in the world is 92 letters long ;
Tetaumatawhakatangihangakoauaotamateaurehaeaturipu kapihimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuaakitanarahu
It is a hill near Porangahau, south of Waipukurau in southern Hawke's Bay,
New Zealand.


1. 'OMID' is the name of the first satellite launched by which country ?
a. - Egypt
b. - Iran
c. - Saudi Arabia
d. - Israel
2. Who's the Country / Rock'n Roll legend with the nickname "Killer" ?
3. What were the names of Richard Nixon's daughters ?
4. Yerkish is an artificial language designed by humans to help facilitate
communication between which other animals?
5. What is the official national mammal of the United States?
a. - Bighorn Sheep
b. - American bison
c. - Pronghorn Antelope
d. - White-Tailed deer
6. Who Am I ?
I helped Zeus hide his trysts by distracting his wife Hera with songs and
girl-talk but was not successful. She punished me by removing my voice - now
I can only repeat the last words I hear in the mountains.
7. Name That tune ;
"Marry me, girl; be my fairy to the world, be my very own constellation. A
teenage bride with a baby inside, getting high on information. And buy me a
star on the boulevard, it's ......."
(Hint; Red Hot Chili Peppers)
8. Where are you most likely to meet Aslan?

TRUTH OR CRAP ??
The exact number of births in the city of Antwerp between October 5th, 1583
and October 14th, 1583
was 666 .
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1. - b
2. Jerry Lee Lewis
3. Tricia & Julie
4. Apes
5. - b
6. I am Echo
7. 'Californication'
8. Narnia

CRAP !!
The number of births was zero !
The dates of October 5th until October 14th didn't exist in 1583 - at least
in Antwerp. It seems quite bizarre, but Pope Gregorius XIII decided that in
the year 1583 AD one would skip the dates of October 5th until October 14th.
October 4th was directly followed by October 15th. This is one of the
complications related to the change of calendar: as the Julian calendar was
behind by ten days, the Pope just skipped ten days to set things right. He
decreed also that the century years would no longer be leap years, except if
divisible by 400 without a remainder year. So 1700, 1800 and 1900 were not
leap years, 2000 was a leap year and 2100 will not be a leap year.

The reform of the Gregorian calendar was introduced in 1583 in all Roman
Catholic areas. In the Protestant, Anglican and Orthodox countries the
introduction of the Gregorian calendar took place rather later, and not all at the same time, either.
The Kingdom of Bulgaria changed from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar during the First World War on 31 March 1916, where the next day was 14 April 1916.

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