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Old 12-08-2006, 12:28 PM   #1
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trivia 12/8

Did you know...
The Myth: Diamonds are the most valuable gem.
The Fact: Carat for carat, rubies are far more valuable than diamonds.

The Myth: Arabic numerals originated in Arabia.
The Fact: The numbering system we use today actually originated in India. It was later brought to Arab lands, where Westerners first encountered them and labeled the numbers “Arabic.”
1. How many floors high is the Empire State Building?
2. What does a Discophile collect ?
3. what movie featured a vessel named the Andrea Gail ?
4. what comic strip character had a pet pig named Salomey?
5. What Aerosmith hit song was written with Vince Neil (Motley Crue) in mind ?
6. What year saw Ronald Reagan named Time Magazine's Person of the Year ?
7. In the slapstick movie, "Airplane", what was the name of the inflatable Auto-pilot ?
8. Name the comic who played a Doorman in the film, "Pretty in Pink".
TRUTH OR CRAP ??
Schizophrenia costs US taxpayers $4 billion a year.
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1. 102 FLOORS
2. PHONOGRAPH RECORDS
3. "THE PERFECT STORM"
4. LIL' ABNER
5. "DUDE LOOKS LIKE A LADY"
6. 1980
7. otto
8. andrew "dice" clay
CRAP !!
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, the federal costs of treating and caring for the 2.2 million Americans afflicted the Schizophrenia amount to $30 billion a year.

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Old 12-08-2006, 01:18 PM   #2
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Missed 1 and 8 today. Got the rest though. I had to guess at the Aerosmith one, but it was an educated guess. I'm still chuckling.
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