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Old 01-13-2012, 08:19 AM   #1
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trivia 1/13

trivia 1/13
In numerology, the number twelve is considered the number of completeness, as reflected in the twelve months of the year, twelve hours of the clock, twelve gods of Olympus, twelve tribes of Israel, twelve Apostles of Jesus, the 12 Descendants of Muhammad Imams, etc., whereas the number thirteen was considered irregular, transgressing this completeness.
There is also a superstition, thought by some to derive from the Last Supper or a Norse myth, that having thirteen people seated at a table will result in the death of one of the diners.
Friday has been considered an unlucky day at least since the 14th century's The Canterbury Tales,and many other professions have regarded Friday as an unlucky day to undertake journeys or begin new projects. Black Friday has been associated with stock market crashes and other disasters since the 1800s.

1. "Diamond Dogs" was a successful single (and album) for which artist in 1974?
2. If I am walking down the Spanish steps, I am in what city?
3. What private research university is more famously known as MIT?
4. Which country, surrounded by the North Sea, Baltic Sea and shares a border with Germany, is the home of the Lego building blocks Group?
5. What is the language of origin of the writing abbreviation "e.g."?
6. Which Stephen King novel involves a Micmac Indian burial ground which brings the dead back to life?
7. Adolph Hitler and Eva Braun had a pet dog. Do you recall her name ?
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“Iwo Jima” translates to “Island of Harmony” in English..
1. David Bowie
2. Rome
3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
4. Denmark
5. Latin
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8. Portugal
It translates to “Sulfur Island”. It is a volcanic of hot springs and mud pits.

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