Trivia #025 – On The [Bird] Watch

For the novice bird-watcher, the birds of Kenya offer ample opportunities for sightings and it is quite manageable to log numerous species within a two weeks period – without a specialist bird guide. How many to be exact?
1. 45 species
2. 1150 species
3. 300 species
4. 98 species

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Trivia #024 – Heaven On Earth

This famous author is quoted as once having said; “You gather the idea that Mauritius was made first, and then heaven, and that heaven was copied after Mauritius.

1. Mark Twain, The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

2. Alan Paton, Ah, But Your Land Is Beautiful

3. C.S. Lewis, The Voyage Of The Dawn-Treder

4. Charles Dickens, A Message From The Sea

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Trivia #023 – Capital Cities & Gold Coasts

Ghana was the first country in Africa to claim its independence, in 1957, from British colonial rule. And the name ‘Ghana’ means ‘warrior king’ but what does it’s capital ‘Accra’ mean?

  1. Ants for the numerous ant hills across the land.
  2. Gold derived from an Ashanti word describing the precious metal for which the gold coast was known for.
  3. Fabric from the Ashanti word for the indigenous Ankara cloth.
  4. Strength derived from a medieval Portuguese word.

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Trivia #021 – Peace

The Nobel Peace Prize, first awarded in 1901 and the winner is selected by the Norwegian Nobel Committee, on behalf of Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel’s estate, and awarded to whoever “shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses”.

Over the years, 10 individuals from Africa have been honoured for their effort. She was the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize;

  1. Nadine Gordimer – South Africa
  2. Ellen Sirleaf Johnson – Liberia
  3. Leymah Gbowee – Liberia
  4. Wangari Maathai – Kenya

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