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Old 12-06-2010, 03:53 PM   #1
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Trivia 12/6

trivia 12/6
DID YOU KNOW...
Between 1939 and 2003, Volkswagen produced more than 21 million of its original 'Beetle' design, which makes the car the most produced vehicle model of all-time.

1. In which city would you find new jersey's tallest building?
a. Newark
b. Jersey City
c. Trenton
d. Camden
2. What sort of a critter is the Kookaburra?
3. Can you name the Michigan city where Jimmy Hoffa was last seen?
4. What was the original name of Hoover dam?
5. What famous event occurred at griffin's warf in December, 1773?
6. Name the five boroughs of new York city
7. According to the Bible, who was the only woman to hold the title office in the Book of Judges ?
8. Who's personal library formed the basis of the Library of Congress after the British burned the original collection in the War of1812 ?

TRUTH OR CRAP ??
Toyota vehicles were originally sold under the brand name, "Toyoda"....
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1. b - Jersey City
2. BIRD
3. Bloomfield Hills
4. BOULDER DAM
5. BOSTON TEA PARTY
6. MANHATTAN , BROOKLYN , QUEENS, RICHMOND (STATEN ISLAND)
and THE BRONX
7. Deborah
8. Thomas Jefferson's
TRUTH !!
Vehicles were originally sold under the name "Toyoda", from the family name of the company's founder, Kiichirō Toyoda.
In September 1936, the company ran a public competition to design a new logo. Out of 27,000 entries the winning entry was the three Japanese katakana letters for "Toyoda" in a circle.
But Risaburō Toyoda, who had married into the family and was not born with that name, preferred "Toyota" because it took eight brush strokes (a fortuitous number) to write in Japanese, was visually simpler (leaving off the diacritic at the end) and with a voiceless consonant instead of a voiced one (voiced consonants are considered to have a "murky" or "muddy" sound compared to voiceless consonants, which are "clear").
Since "Toyoda" literally means "fertile rice paddies", changing the name also helped to distance the company from associations with old-fashioned farming. The newly formed word was trademarked and the company was registered in August 1937 as the "Toyota Motor Company".

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1. b - Jersey City
2. BIRD
3. Bloomfield Hills
4. BOULDER DAM
5. BOSTON TEA PARTY
6. MANHATTAN , BROOKLYN , QUEENS, RICHMOND (STATEN ISLAND)
and THE BRONX
7. Deborah
8. Thomas Jefferson's
TRUTH !!


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