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Old 11-06-2008, 03:01 PM   #1
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Trivia 11/6

trivia 11/6
When he needed inspiration, Ludwig van Beethoven poured water over his head.
Mozart wrote a piano piece that required the player to use both hands and the nose.
Traditionally, it isn’t a “big band” unless it has 10 instrumentalists.
Willie Nelson’s first gig was playing guitar in a polka band.

1. What was the original name of the Bank of America when it was founded in San Francisco in 1904 ?
2. Fill in the blank;
In 1987, American Airlines realized a $40,000 annual savings by eliminating just one _____ from each _____ on it's dinner flights.
3. Name the artist whose works include The Red Room, The Green Stripe, The Blue Nudes, and The Yellow Odalisque.
4. Name that Toy !!
"No limit to the different designs you can make!" This was America's best-selling toy of 1968, produced by Kenner. By utilizing an assortment of gears, discs, and colored pens, kids could draw millions of geometrically perfect designs...
5. Who Am I ?
I was born Angelo Siciliano in 1892.
I was dubbed "The World's Most Perfectly Developed Man" after winning a 1922 Body Building contest.
After being bullied as a child, I was inspired to develop and market a "Dynamic Tension" workout method as opposed to weight training, and made millions in the fifties and sixties from my ads on the back cover of comic books.
6. What author's version of the Devil calls himself Memnoch ?
7. What contact sport would I be participating in if I'm involved in a "Scrum" ?
8. Can you name the 50's sitcom that co-starred Al Lewis and Fred Gwynne BEFORE they teamed up as Herman and Grandpa on The Munsters ?
One of the original Monty Python sketch comedy group members was an American.
1. Bank of Italy
2. Olive - Salad
3. Henri Matisse
4. Spiro graph
5. Charles Atlas
6. Anne Rice's
7. Rugby
8. Car 54, Where Are You??
The group perhaps most famous for its off-beat quest for the Holy Grail consists of five native Brits- Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin. American-born Terry Gilliam renounced his U.S. citizenship in 2006 (hence the past tense phrasing in the original question).


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Old 11-06-2008, 04:22 PM   #2
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1. Bank of Italy--Interesting! Didn't get it.
2. Olive - Salad--I said olive, but salad eluded me for some reason!
3. Henri Matisse--Nope.
4. Spiro graph--Got this one. I had a Spiro-graph and loved it!
5. Charles Atlas--Got this one.
6. Anne Rice's--Nope.
7. Rugby--Guessed correctly on this one.
8. Car 54, Where Are You??--Got this one.
TRUTH !!--Guessed correctly on this one.


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Old 11-07-2008, 07:55 AM   #3
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I saw todays and realized I missed this one. I might as well have.
LOL. Bombed again!
I thought # 4 was etch-a-sketch. I never had one and used to dominate my friends' when visiting their house.
I did get #5. That's it!
Thanks, lt.
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