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Old 01-19-2007, 08:30 AM   #1
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Trivia 1/19

Trivia 1/19


Did you know...
THE AVERAGE AMERICAN GETS 20% LESS SLEEP THAN THE AVERAGE AMERICAN DID 100 YEARS AGO.
1. How many pips (dots) on a pair of dice?
2. Tourists visiting what country should know that tipping in restaurants is considered an insult?
3. What is the name of the Statuette that adorns the hood of every Rolls Royce car?
4. What is the alternate California landing site for the Space Shuttle?
5. What's the calendar date of All Saints Day?
6. What kind of nut is used to make Marzipan?
7. What is the last letter of the Greek Alphabet?
8. On TV's "The Love Boat", what was Adam Bricker's job?
TRUTH OR CRAP ??
On most clocks using Roman numerals, the number 4 is incorrectly represented.
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1. FORTY-TWO
2. iceland
3. "the spirit of ecstasy"
4. EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE
5. NOVEMBER FIRST
6. almond
7. zeta
8. SHIP'S DOCTOR
TRUTH !!
The standard way to write the numeral 4 is IV. But the way it is usually shown on a clock is IIII. There are several possible explanations:
a. Four I's give a clock face balance.
b. Four I's to indicate 4 was the common usage before the middle ages, when sundials were made.
c. In Roman time, IV stood for the supreme God Jupiter ("IVPITER") and it would have been blasphemy to put it on a clock.
d. IV is difficult to read upside down.

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Old 01-19-2007, 10:39 AM   #2
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Hey, I beg to differ on the greek alphabet. Omega is the last letter and zeta is no. 6. Why would Jesus say he is the alpha and omega (meaning beginning and end) instead of alpha and zeta?
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Old 01-19-2007, 10:47 AM   #3
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i guessed omega as well................... (my "wrong" guesses are in lower case...)
never heard of "zeta"
'course, it's all greek to me


seriously, this source has been wrong a few times in the past; thanks for the input.. lucky it's just trivia and not a mid-term exam...........
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