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Old 01-23-2007, 04:16 PM   #1
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Trivia 1/23

TRIVIA 1/23
DID YOU KNOW...
OLDER THAN YOU MIGHT THINK:
THE WORD “EARTHLING” APPEARS IN PRINT AS EARLY AS 1593.
1. What animal is responsible for the most human deaths annually worldwide?
2. How much salt in the average gallon of salt water?
3. Which U.S. founding father invented the dumbwaiter?
4. What year did the first mandatory seat belt law go into effect?
5. What are the only mobile National Monuments?
6. If a fact is too obscure to even be called "trivia", what is it called?
7. What animal has the largest brian in relation to it's size?
8. What 70's sit-com staple's first episode, in 1974, was titled, "Getting up the Rent"?
TRUTH OR CRAP ??
The modern mercury thermometer was invented by a man named Fahrenheit.

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1. THE MOSQUITO
2. about one-half pound
3. THOMAS JEFFERSON
4. NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR
5. SAN FRANCISCO CABLE CARS
6. minutia
7. the ant
8. "good times"
TRUTH !!
Though the original idea is credited to Galileo, the modern, sealed, mercury thermometer was invented by German physicist Gabriel Fahrenheit. He also proposed the first temperature scale, widely accepted, which bears his name.

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