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Old 01-11-2008, 08:59 AM   #1
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Trivia 1/11

TRIVIA 1/11

DID YOU KNOW...
Lucky neglected to post a "Did you know" with yesterday's trivia !!
GILLIGANíS ISLAND TRIVIA:
GILLIGANíS FIRST NAME WAS WILLY. THE SKIPPERíS NAME WAS JONAS GRUMBY.


1. To what country must I travel to visit the city of Penzance ?
2. The tropic of Capricorn is the southern limit of the Tropics; what's the northern limit ?
3. What was the title of the Elvis Presley Christmas song that went to #1 on the charts in 1964 ?
4. Dry ice is composed of what ?
5. Idi Amin was president of which African country ?
6. What does the letter D stand for in RADAR ?
7. Who or what was Andre in the 1994 film of the same name ?
8. What famous personality was once married to Jerry Hall ?
TRUTH OR CRAP ??
The expression "to go haywire" has it's origins in actual hay wire.

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1. england
2. TROPIC OF CANCER
3. BLUE CHRISTMAS
4. CARBON DIOXIDE
5. uganda
6. DETECTION
7. a seal
8. MICK JAGGER
TRUTH !!
Before hay is sold, it is formed into bales and three or four strands of hay wire are wrapped around it. Also called baling wire, it has traditionally been removed with a swift blow from an axe.
Hay wire would accumulate on farms and be used to mend fences, machinery, or household items, i.e. chairs, appliances, etc.
Since the wire wasn't very strong, it would have to be constantly re-strengthened with more strands, until the repairs became a mess- hence the term "going haywire," used to describe things that are a bit out of order or control.

(A note; I found two other explanations, each slightly different.
One explanation blamed the phrase on early mechanical hay balers that would sometimes malfunction and shoot baling wire out in a constant stream, creating a clean-up situation in the field.... The basic premise remained the same in all three; the root is in hay wire. - LT)

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Old 01-11-2008, 10:14 AM   #2
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