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Old 09-19-2006, 03:54 PM   #1
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THERE'S ENOUGH GOLD IN THE WORLD'S OCEANS TO GIVE EVERY HUMAN 9 POUNDS OF IT.

1. as of year's end 2005, how many nuclear reactors are functioning world-wide? bonus; how many are cranking out energy here in the USA?
2. can you name the popular rock band that went through four name-changes, including "Johnny and the moondogs" and "the moonshiners", before settling on the name by which they became famous?
3. what structure is depicted on the $100 Bill?
4. what year saw the first neon signs used in advertising?
5. what state's capitol building has an active oil well on it's grounds?
6. what's the average lifespan of a human taste bud?
7. in fencing, what is a tie-breaking bout called?
8. can you name the three romantic comedies that costarred tom hanks and meg ryan?

TRUTH OR CRAP ??
more people died from the two eruptions of mount Vesuvius, Italy, than all the eruptions of other volcanoes put together.
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1. 433--103
2. THE BEATLES
3. independence hall
4. 1923
5. OKLAHOMA
6. ABOUT TEN DAYS
7. a barrage
8. SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE, YOU'VE GOT MAIL, and joe versus the volcano

CRAP !!
Fewer than 7,000 people died in the eruptions of a.d. 79 and 1631.
The 1815 eruption of Tambora killed at least 92,000 people. the second most deadly eruption was in 1883 at Krakatoa, where 36,417 people died in the ensuing tidal wave.
The most deadly eruption in recent times was in 1985 at Ruiz, Columbia, when 25,000 people perished.

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