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Old 10-12-2006, 04:05 PM   #1
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trivia 10/12

Did you know...
APPROXIMATELY 56,000 CARRIER PIGEONS “FOUGHT” IN WORLD WAR II.
1. What does the "D" stand for in "D-Day"?
2. What famous guitarist owned Dark Horse Records?
3. what are Grateful dead groupies called?
4. What vampire flick was set in an amusement park?
5. What cartoon character has a pet duck named "Qvack"?
6. What's the name of the convenience store in "the Simpsons"?
7. How many calories do you burn with a thirty-second kiss?
8. What product was the subject of the very first commercial jingle heard on American television?
(hint; "You'll stop paying the elbow tax when you start cleaning with _______.")


TRUTH OR CRAP ??
Certain coins are minted with ridges on the edges for a better grip.
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1. day
2. GEORGE HARRISON
3. DEAD-HEADS
4. "THE LOST BOYS"
5. HAGAR THE HORRIBLE
6. THE QUICKIE-MART
7. thirteen
8. AJAX

CRAP !!
Called "reeding", the ridges on the US dollar, half-dollar, quarter, and dime were placed there because the coins were once minted from precious metals. The reeded edges discouraged counterfeiting and fraudulent use, such as shaving the edges to recover small amounts of the metal.
Now, most coins are made from nickel-clad copper. Nickels and pennies, which have smooth edges, have never contained precious metal and so were not reeded.

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