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Old 10-01-2008, 03:45 PM   #1
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Trivia 10/1

trivia 10/1
DID YOU KNOW...
THE NETHERLANDS IS THE ONLY COUNTRY WITH A NATIONAL DOG (THE KEESHOND).


1. Where is Marsala, famed for it's fortified wine ?
2. The Alpine mountain "Matterhorn" straddles the border between what two countries ?
3. What's the main ingredient of a Black Pudding ?
4. Who was Hollywood's very first "Blonde Bombshell" ?
5. Who recorded the 1993 greatest hits collection, So Far, So Good ?
6. What is Japan's highest mountain ?
7. Which country has it's capital at Dakar ?
8. Who fronted The Boomtown Rats ?
TRUTH OR CRAP ??
Wakame, hijiki and konbu are all types of seaweed.
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1. SICILY
2. SWITZERLAND AND ITALY
3. BLOOD
4. jean harlow
5. bryan adams
6. mt. fujiyama
7. SENEGAL
8. BOB GELDOF
TRUTH !!
Extremely popular in the average Japanese diet, seaweed salads are becoming more popular to American palates as well.

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Old 10-01-2008, 04:27 PM   #2
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1. SICILY--I said Italy, but I didn't know this one.
2. SWITZERLAND AND ITALY--I got it.
3. BLOOD--Got it.
4. jean harlow--Got it.
5. bryan adams--Not a clue.
6. mt. fujiyama--Got it (Mount Fuji)--see below.
7. SENEGAL--Nope.
8. BOB GELDOF--Nope.
TRUTH !!--Got it.

From Wikitravel: "A perfectly symmetrical volcanic cone, the mountain is a near-mythical national symbol immortalized in countless works of art, including Hokusai's 36 Views of Mt. Fuji.
The Japanese always refer to Mt. Fuji as Fuji-san, but the -san (山) here simply means "mountain", and has nothing to do with the honorific san (さん) for people's names. "Fujiyama" is a misreading of the name, and is never used by the Japanese themselves — except in the set phrase Fujiyama geisha, a lament at how Japan is misunderstood in the West."

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Old 10-02-2008, 12:42 AM   #3
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#1 was good. MY father's family.
#3, too.
That's it for today.
Thanks, lt.
See your tomorow........................................... .
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