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Old 12-21-2012, 05:43 PM   #1
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trivia 12/21

trivia 12/21

HEY ! I’m Still Alive !

DID YOU KNOW...
The bus is a relatively new means of travel. Its name comes from the Latin omnibus which means 'for all.' The motor-driven bus is a descendant of the horse-drawn omnibus, which was introduced in 1662 by the mathematician Blaise Pascal.

1. To what comment was Rhett Butler responding when he said 'Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn'?
2. What is Australia’s largest Island ?
3. What was the code name for the bomb detonated over Nagasaki on Aug. 9, 1945?
4. Andrew Carnegie made his fortune in what industry ?
5. From what country does the Elkhound originate ?
6. What exactly is a Regatta ?
(Bonus; where was the first one held ?)
7. In England what would you buy or get at a Mop Fair?
8. From what country does soave wine originally come?

TRUTH OR CRAP ??
Harry Truman once joined the KKK.
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1. 'What shall I do? Where shall I go?'
2. Tasmania
3. Fat Man
4. Steel
5. Norway
6. A series of Boat Races (Venice, Italy)
7. Servants / Domestics for hire
8. Italy

TRUTH !!
Because the KKK was a powerful political force, Truman was encouraged to join the organization. According to some accounts, he was inducted, though he was “never active.” Other accounts claim that though he gave the KKK a $10 membership fee, he demanded it back and was never inducted or initiated.

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