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Old 01-12-2012, 03:30 PM   #1
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trivia 1/12

trivia 1/12
DID YOU KNOW.................
The first shopping center in a suburb was in Kansas City, Missouri and the
first tenant moved in in 1923. It had 150 stores and a 2000-seat auditorium.
The first enclosed climate-controlled suburban shopping mall was Southdale,
in Edina, Minnesota, opened in 1956. The first pedestrian shopping mall was
constructed in 1959 in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

1. What does the French word "fromage" mean in English?
2. Spelling Bee ;
A small genus of South American and West Indian plants of the order Araceae,
cultivated for their foliage.
a. - Deiffenbackia
b. - Diefenbachia
c. - Dieffenbachia
d. Dieffenbakia
3. What is the University of Georgia's mascot ?
4. What disease is caused by a deficiency of Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)?
5. What metal is commonly used as the filament of light-bulbs ?
6. "Chick Flicks" Dept. ;
In this 1998 film Meg Ryan and Nicholas Cage play a couple faced with huge
obstacles. She's a super busy doctor, and he, technically, doesn't exist.
What is the name of this movie?
7. In the world of photography, what does "SLR" stand for ?
8. Can you name, in order, the three most used currencies in the world ?

Golf balls were originally made of solid wood.
1. cheese
2. - c
3. Bulldog
4. Scurvy
5. Tungsten
6. City of Angels
7. "Single Lens Reflex"
8. Euro, Dollar, Yen

Wooden balls were the first used golf balls until the early 17th century,
when the featherie ball added a new and exciting feature to the game of
A featherie is a hand sewn leather pouch stuffed with chicken or goose
feathers and coated with paint. Enough feathers to fill a top hat were
boiled and placed in the pouch. As the ball cooled, the feathers would
expand and the hide would shrink, making a compact ball. If there were
openings in the cowhide, stitching was used to close them up. The stitches
mimicked the effects of dimples, therefore, the need for a layer of
turbulence around the ball was not discovered until much later.
The invention of the cheaper gutta-percha ball about 1848 helped to make the
game more popular. Regulation balls have a maximum weight of 1.62 ounces
(45.93 grams) and a minimum diameter of 1.68 inches (4.27 centimeters)

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