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Old 01-27-2011, 07:41 AM   #1
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Trivia 1/27

trivia 1/27
DID YOU KNOW...
Horses were reintroduced to the New World about 10,000 years after wild horses became extinct there.

1. Which city is home to Heinz Foods Corporate Headquarters ?
2. In which of the fifty was the first Oil Well drilled in the USA ?
(Bonus; near what city ?)
3. The Pan American Highway runs north from Buenos Aires to........ where ?
4. Lombard Street in London is the equivalent to which of New York City's Streets ?
5. Where did Donuts originate ?
a. - Holland
b. - France
c. - Germany
d. - England
6. Name the six States that share a border with Oklahoma...
7. Black Swans are native to what country ?
8. From what language does Yiddish Derive ?


TRUTH OR CRAP ??
The average toll paid by ships to transverse the Panama Canal is US$54,000.


1. Pittsburgh, Pa.
2. Pennsylvania (near Titusville)
3. Fairbanks, Alaska
4. Wall Street
5. a. - Holland
6. Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas
7. Australia
8. German


TRUTH !!
The average toll is around US$54,000.
The most expensive regular toll for canal passage to date was charged on May 16, 2008 to the Disney Magic, which paid US$331,200.
The least expensive toll was 36 cents to American adventurer Richard Halliburton, who swam the canal in 1928.
The highest fee for priority passage charged through the Transit Slot Auction System was US$220,300, paid on August 24, 2006 by the Panamax tanker Erikoussa, bypassing a 90-ship queue waiting for the end of maintenance works on the Gatun locks, thus avoiding a seven-day delay. The normal fee would have been just US$13,430.

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Old 01-27-2011, 10:39 AM   #2
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Well, now you've done it, LT. I didn't get ANY answers!
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:12 AM   #3
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.......am I getting carried away ?
I don't want anyone to get discouraged to the point that they don't play................
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Old 01-27-2011, 01:48 PM   #4
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.......am I getting carried away ?
I don't want anyone to get discouraged to the point that they don't play................
That won't happen here. I have to try.
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:15 PM   #5
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1. Pittsburgh, Pa.
2. Pennsylvania (near Titusville)--Over thought it again, figuring you wouldn't have Pennsylvania two questions in a row, and I said Oklahoma!
3. Fairbanks, Alaska
4. Wall Street--Rats! All I could think of was Broadway.
5. a. - Holland
6. Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas

7. Australia
8. German
TRUTH !!--I accidentally saw the answer before I saw the question, so I don't know what I would have said!

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Old 01-27-2011, 11:39 PM   #6
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I have to avoid play today, for some reason it took me to the bottom of the thread and I saw all the answers.

I don't get discouraged, ever...I just get busy!
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Old 01-28-2011, 12:54 AM   #7
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I have to avoid play today, for some reason it took me to the bottom of the thread and I saw all the answers.

I don't get discouraged, ever...I just get busy!
I'll bet you hated that!
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Old 01-28-2011, 09:33 AM   #8
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I'll bet you hated that!
I tried not to peek, but even with it zipping by I was able to read all of it. So much for speedreading AND being able to read upside down and backwards.
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