Friday, January 4, 2013



Trivia day is celebrated annually on January 4, originating from the United States but afterwards gaining popularity all over the world for the love of sharing those little gems we loved to know.
Trivia day should be fun --- It’s not about how big, small or complicated your trivia is. As such, here are some 10 trivia pieces we chose for you. Brag these trivias we specifically dug from the Philippines to your friends, or share them to your family as enthusiastically and as geeky as you can!
(1) Philippine National Hero and writer Jose Rizal could read and write at age 2. He grew up to speak more than 20 languages, including Latin, Greek, German, French, and Chinese. What were his last words? “Consummatum est!” (“It is done!”)
(2) The highest mountain in the Philippines is Mt. Apo, a dormant volcano found in Mindanao, at 2,954 meters (9,689 feet). Mt. Pulog in Luzon is the second highest at 2,928 meters (9604 feet).
(3) The popular toy, the yoyo, was invented by 16th century hunters in the Philippines.
(4) The antibiotic erythromycin — used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections, such as respiratory tract infections, middle ear infections, and skin infections — was created by Filipino scientist Abelardo Aguilar, and has earned American drug giant Eli Lilly billions of dollars. Neither Aguilar nor the Philippine government received royalties.
(5) Fernando Amorsolo was officially the first National Artist of the Philippines. He was given the distinction of National Artist for Painting in 1972.
(6) The largest fish in the world, the Whale Shark, locally known as Butanding, regularly swims to the Philippine waters.
(7) On January 18, 1995, Pope John Paul II offered mass to an estimated 4 to 5 million people at Luneta Park, Manila, Philippines, making it to the Guiness Book of World Records for the Biggest Papal Crowd.
(8) The most translated Philippine poem is Mi Ultimo Adios.
(9) The oldest Philippine university for women is Centro Escolar University.
(10) Emilio Aguinaldo lost to Manuel L. Quezon in the country’s first presidential elections in 1935.

Wouldn’t it be great if your friends and loved ones also knew about it? Share this to your friends right away! If you have loved it, Im sure they will love it too… 

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