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Old 10-10-2012, 04:13 PM   #1
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trivia 10/9

trivia 10/9
DID YOU KNOW...
The term 'soap opera' was first recorded in 1939 as a derogatory term for daytime radio shows that were sponsored by soap manufacturers.
The Guiding Light was the first radio soap to make the transition to television.

1. What popular board game was originally called "LEXICO" ?
2. Do you recall newscaster Edward R. Murrow's nightly Sign-off line?
3. What was the name of Tim Allen's character in the animated film, "Toy Story"?
4. What was the shortest term served by an elected U.S. President?
5. What company's slogan ends with ".......and away go troubles, down the drain"
6. Under what name did sixties icon Roberta Joan Anderson achieve musical fame?
7. do you recall George Costanza's ATM password ("Seinfeld")?
8. How many gallons of oil in a Barrel?
(Bonus; How many gallons in a drum ?)
TRUTH OR CRAP ??
The “TV DINNER” was conceptualized as a way to utilize excessive turkey inventory after Thanksgiving.
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1. SCRABBLE
2. "good night, and good luck!"
3. BUZZ LIGHTYEAR
4. THIRTY-TWO DAYS
5. ROTO-ROOTER
6. Joni Mitchell
7. BOSCO
8. forty-two (fifty-five)
TRUTH !!
According to Gerry Thomas, former marketing executive for Swanson, this was the rationale behind the original TV DINNER.
Several smaller companies had conceived of frozen dinners earlier, but the first to achieve success was Swanson. The first Swanson-brand TV Dinner was produced in the United States and consisted of a meal of turkey, cornbread dressing, frozen peas and sweet potatoes, packaged in a tray like those used at the time for airline food service. Each item was placed in its own compartment.
The trays proved to be useful: the entire dinner could be removed from the outer packaging as a unit; the aluminum tray could be heated directly in the oven without any extra dishes; and one could eat the meal directly from the same tray. The product was cooked for 25 minutes at 425 °F (218 °C) and fit nicely on a TV tray table. The original TV Dinner sold for 98 cents, and had a production estimate of 5,000 dinners for the first year. Swanson far exceeded its expectations, and ended up selling more than 10 million of these dinners in the first year of production.
The name TV dinner came from the shape of the tray it was served on.

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I got the ones in red:

1. SCRABBLE
2. "good night, and good luck!"
3. BUZZ LIGHTYEAR
4. THIRTY-TWO DAYS -- My exact answer was "approximately a month."
5. ROTO-ROOTER
6. Joni Mitchell -- I went back and forth between Roberta Flack and Joan Baez!
7. BOSCO
8. forty-two (fifty-five)
TRUTH !! -- I actually knew this one. Did you have it in a quiz before?
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:35 AM   #3
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I actually knew this one. Did you have it in a quiz before?
yep !

But it was 2/26/2009 !

So you've got a good retainer, there Barb !
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