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Old 12-12-2011, 05:10 PM   #1
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trivia 12/12

trivia 12/12
DID YOU KNOW...
Pierre and Marie Curie are the first and only husband and wife to receive the Nobel Prize in Physics (1903).
1. What’s the term for a day-long seminar; it’s from the Greek for “to drink together” ?
(Hint; it’s an “S” word.)
2. The Mars “Pathfinder” carried a famous “rover” to the surface of Mars; what was the name of the Rover ?
(hint; also an “S” word...)
3. Name the volcano that erupted in A.D. 79, which gets more press than its 1631 eruption, which claimed at least three times more lives..........
4. Who wrote The Inferno ?
5. What’s the name for a school or practice hall in which Karate is taught ?
6. To which country must I travel to visit Lake Geneva ?
7. What’s the more common name for the 180th meridian on the earth’s globe ?
8. What’s the common term for the results of a race in which two competitors finish in a tie ?

TRUTH OR CRAP ??
Jigsaw puzzles originated as educational devices for grade schools.
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1. symposium
2. Sojourner
3. Vesuvius
4. Dante Aligheri
5. a Dojo
6. Switzerland
7. The International Date Line
8. Dead Heat

TRUTH !!
Jigsaw puzzles originated as educational devices to teach geography (dissected maps) in 18th-century England. Dissected pictures followed, covering such subjects as history, alphabets, botany, and zoology. The use of popular pictures began in the 1860s and 1870s, in both Great Britain and the United States. The puzzles became extremely popular in the early 1900s and had a revival in the Great Depression of the 1930s as an inexpensive, reusable amusement. Another revival began after World War II, and jigsaw puzzles have remained popular since then.

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Old 12-12-2011, 05:16 PM   #2
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Old 12-12-2011, 05:41 PM   #3
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There's also a "lake Geneva" here near Philly, with the little Duckie paddle boats, but
when you are doing trivia, you need to search for the most compatible general answer......
Sorry ...........

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