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Old 12-02-2009, 04:30 PM   #1
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Trivia 12/2

trivia 12/2
DID YOU KNOW...
When potatoes first appeared in Europe in the seventeenth century, it was thought that they were disgusting, and they were blamed for starting outbreaks of leprosy and syphilis. As late as 1720 in America, eating potatoes was believed to shorten a person's life.

1. What was the Green Hornet's secret identity's occupation?
2. On which continent do the Sirocco Winds blow?
3. Which Christmas Carol is set on the feast of St. Stephen?
4. Who is the cartoonist whose name is synonymous with designing complicated machines to perform simple tasks ?
5. What was the last name of the politician whose nick-name was "Le Grand Charles"?
6. Which Mark Twain novel featured a life-saving eclipse of the sun?
7. Who recorded The Immaculate Collection ?
8. What quested-for treasure of Greek Myth was the skin of a winged ram ?
TRUTH OR CRAP ??
On the unusual "Soap Opera" of the sixties and seventies, Dark Shadows,
the character of Barnabas Collins was introduced as a "Living Dead Man".
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1. newspaper publisher
2. Africa
3. "GOOD KING WENCESLAS"
4. RUBE GOLDBERG
5. DeGAULLE
6. "A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT"
7. Madonna
8. The Golden Fleece
TRUTH !!
Debuting in 1966, Dark Shadows was unlike any other soap opera ever created, with themes and characters concerning ghosts, witches, and assorted monsters.
It wasn't until the 409th episode, however, that the lead
character of Barnabas Collins-a living dead man-was referred to in the
script as a "vampire." The series ran for 1,225 shows.

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Old 12-02-2009, 06:02 PM   #2
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Old 12-03-2009, 03:51 PM   #3
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LOL - Half Empty or Half Full, my Friend ??
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