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Old 10-29-2012, 08:01 AM   #1
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trivia 10/29

trivia 10/29

Redwoods are the tallest living trees; they often exceed 300 feet in height, and one has reached 367.8 feet. Their trunks reach typical diameters of 10 to 20 feet or more, measured above the swollen bases. The redwood tree takes 400 to 500 years to reach maturity, and some trees are known to be more than 1,500 years old.

1. Do you recall the name of the first African-American to enroll at a segregated Southern University ?
(Bonus; what University was it ?)
2. What U.S. President is named in the All in the Family Theme song ?
3. Which of the following are the closest living relative to the Hippo ?
a. – Pig
b. – Whale
c. – Horse
d. – Llama
4. The most common surname in the USA is Smith ; what’s the second-most common surname ?
a. – Jones
b. – Williams
c. – Johnson
d. – Brown
5. What phantom ship is said to haunt The Cape of Good Hope?
6. Hugh O'Brian played the lead in what Old Western TV series?
7. Remember Radar O’reilly ? He was from a town called Ottumwa. What State is it in ?
8. What fabled monster has a lions head, the body of a goat, and a serpents tail?

At Arlington National Cemetery, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from the Vietnam War is empty.
1. James Merideth (University of Mississippi)
2. Herbert Hoover
3. – b
4. – c
5. The Flying Dutchman
6. “Wyatt Earp”
7. Iowa
8. Chimera

The Tomb of the Unknowns is a complex of four graves and amphitheater. The graves contain the remains of unknown American Soldiers from W.W.I, WWII, and Korea. Recently, the remains of the soldier buried in the Vietnam crypt were identified and reburied. There will not be a replacement.

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