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Old 10-20-2011, 04:23 PM   #1
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trivia 10/20

trivia 10/20
DID YOU KNOW...
In the 1928 Nigerian presidential election, Charles King beat Thomas Faulkner by 20,000 votes.
The error: Nigeria had only 15,000 registered voters.

1. How many pieces does each player start with in the game of Backgammon ?
2. What's the only marsupial that lives in the wild in the Northern Hemisphere?
3. What does the German word, "poltergeist" translate to in English?
4. In 1911, explorers reached the South Pole for the first time. What country were these explorers from?
5. What number one hit single by Blondie served as the theme song of the movie, "American Gigolo" ?
6. what famous inventor was the first to describe the concept of the helicopter?
7. what British tragedy started in Thomas farynor's bakery on pudding lane.
8.what city is home to "silicon gulch"?

TRUTH OR CRAP ??
tug of war was an Olympic event.
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1. 15
2. THE OPOSSUM
3. NOISY GHOST
4. norway
5. "call me"
6. LEONARDO DA VINCI
7. THE GREAT FIRE OF LONDON
8. AUSTIN, TEXAS
TRUTH !!
tug of war was an Olympic event from 1900 to 1920, when great Britain was the last team to win the gold.
other sports that are no longer in the games;
croquet and cricket (for one Olympics-1900)
golf (1900-1904)
motor boating (1908)
rugby (1900-1924)
polo (1900-1936)
lacrosse (1900-1948)

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