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Old 12-14-2011, 04:01 PM   #1
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trivia 12/14

trivia 12/14


1. who was the first American woman to win the Nobel prize for literature?
2. Axcilla is the formal name for what part of your anatomy ?
3. can you name the Saturday morning cartoon series that featured a character named
"Gargamel", who owned an "Azreal" ?
4. Jennifer Lopez lent her voice to an ant in the movie, ANTZ; name it.
5. how many films did Bogart and Bacall make together?
6. who played the title role in the film, Arthur ?
7. who developed the polio vaccine and what year was it first dispensed?
8. how many times have the Cowboys and the Steelers met in the Super Bowl?

Author Robert A. Heinlein invented the concept of the Water Bed, describing it in four of his novels, the first of which was published in 1947.
3. the Smurfs
4. "azteca"
7. JONAS SALK-1954
8. three

People have been sleeping on Water Beds for more than 3,500 years. The Persians
were the first—they sewed goatskins together, filled them with water, and left them in the
sun to get warm.
The modern waterbed was created by Charles Prior Hall in 1968, while he was a design student at San Francisco State University in California. Fellow SFSU students Paul Heckel and Evan Fawkes also contributed to the concept. Hall originally wanted to make an innovative chair. His first prototype was a vinyl bag with 300 pounds (136 kg) of cornstarch, but the result was uncomfortable. He next filled it with Jell-O, which had an unfortunate "tendency to decompose". Ultimately, he abandoned working on a chair, and settled on perfecting a bed.
Hall was granted a patent on his waterbed, which he originally called "the pleasure pit", in 1971. He founded Innerspace Environments, a manufacturing and sales company which became the leading retailer of waterbeds in the U.S., with 30 owned and operated stores. Hall was unable to defend his patents against multiple competitors and couldn't take full advantage of the waterbed's subsequent popularity. Sales peaked in 1987 at 22% of the domestic mattress industry.


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