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Old 01-07-2010, 09:00 AM   #1
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Trivia 1/7

trivia 1/7
Before enactment of the 1978 law that mandated the removal of dog poop from the street by the owner of the dog, it is estimated that 40 million pounds of excrement was deposited on the streets every year.

1. what year saw the release of "pong", the very first home "video game"?
2. about how long is the common wire coat hanger when straightened?
3. how long does it take light rays from the sun to reach the earth's
4. what was the sentence handed down to MLK assassin, James earl ray?

5. where did president Johnson send marines in 1965 to quell a revolt?
6. which drug is named for the roman god of sleep and dreams?
7. can you name a four-letter word that is spelled the same in the present
and past tense, but pronounced differently?
8. who invented the scissors?

mc Donald's eliminated close to a million pounds of waste per year by making its drinking straws lighter.
1. 1972
2. about 44 inches
3. 8.5 MINUTES
7. read
8. Leonardo da Vinci

twenty percent lighter, to be exact. mc Donald's, along with other fast
food chains, is now being pressured by environmental agencies to eliminate
straws entirely and to use lids with tabs instead. littered drinking straws
have been blamed for deaths and injuries among marine creatures and other
wildlife, which often ingest them.

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