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Old 01-11-2006, 04:09 PM   #1
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trivia - 1/11

1. which actress is famous for her slightly crossed eyes?
2. are australia and antarctica moving apart, or closer together?
3. Farrakahn was associated with what presidential candidate?
4. before going solo, who was the lead singer of the rock group, "blue angel"?
5. what is the best-selling novel of all time?
6. what was the biggest (and only) hit by mason williams?
TRUTH OR CRAP ??
nails are measured by pennies.
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1. karen black (terri garr?)
2. "APART
3. JESSE JACKSON
4. cindi lauper (jewel??)
5. VALLEY OF THE DOLLS
6. "CLASSICAL GAS"
TRUTH !!
the greater the "penny", the longer the nail.
this measurement system originated in england in the 15TH century. people paid a certain number of pennies for 100 nails of that size. for example, 2 pennies were paid for 100 two-penny nails, 6 pennies for 100 six-penny nails, etc.
the penny measurement is abbreviated by the letter "d"; i haven't been able to ascertain just why.

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