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Old 11-27-2006, 03:13 PM   #1
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Trivia 11/27

Trivia 11/27

The product hawked on the very first television commercial (1941) was a Bulova watch. This was during a Brooklyn Dodgers baseball game. The one-minute commercial cost the sponsor nine dollars.
1. Exactly how many centimeters to the inch?
2. How long is the time required for rodeo cowboys to stay on their mounts in the bull riding, bareback riding, and saddle-bronc events?
3. What was the name of the unseen wife of Niles Crane on the TV sit-com, "Frasier"?
4. Name the five Marx Brothers of comedy fame.
5. Do you recall the name of the leader of the band, the Starlighters, who were playing at the Enchantment under the Sea dance in the "Back to the Future" film?
6. What company used the ad slogan, "Progress is our most important product"?
7. do you recall the name of Denzel Washington's character in his award-winning role in the 1989 film, "Glory"?
8. Name the Billy Crystal character whose catch-phrase was
"You look.......MAHVELOUS!!".
The phrase "warms the cockles of my heart" refers to the heart's chambers, which were called "cockles" in early times.
1. 2.54
4. CHICO, GROUCHO, gummo, zeppo, and HARPO
7. trip
8. fernando
Cockles are clams with double-valve (bivalve) shells, similar in appearance to our hearts. Cockles are also called heart clams, so when people say something has "warmed their cockles", they are indeed referring to their hearts.
The saying dates back to medieval times.

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