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Old 03-18-2009, 06:19 AM   #1
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Trivia 3/18

trivia 3/18

1. What does " la polonaise" translate to in english?
2. What's the one element that all organic compounds contain ?
3. This actor's first film appearance was in 'The Ten Commandments' but he is best remembered by many for his 'Solo' role on television in the 1960's. Who is he?
4. What was the name of Melissa Gilbert's character name in 'Little House on the Prairie'?
5. What does the term Yuppie stretch out to ?
6. What's another name for Mercury ?
7. Who composed the piece known as "The Moonlight Sonata" ?
8. Which "Bond Girl" married a Beatle ?
It is tradition to kiss the Blarney Stone while up-side down.
1. "In the Polish Fashion"
2. Carbon
3. Robert Vaughn
4. Laura Ingalls
5. Young Urban Professional
6. Quicksilver
7. Beethoven
8. Barbara Bach
To touch the stone with one's lips, the participant must ascend to the castle's peak, then lean over, backwards, on the parapet's edge. This is traditionally achieved with the help of an assistant. Although the parapet is now fitted with wrought iron guide rails and protective crossbars, the ritual can still trigger attacks of acrophobia.
Prior to the installation of the safeguards, the kiss was performed with real risk to life and limb, as participants were grasped by the ankles and dangled bodily from the height. In the Sherlock Holmes radio dramatization "The Adventure of the Blarney Stone" (first broadcast March 18, 1946), a man attempting to kiss the Blarney Stone falls to his death. Holmes' investigation reveals this as a murder; the man's boots having been surreptitiously greased before the attempt.
William Henry Hurlbert wrote in 1888 that the legend of the stone seemed to be less than a hundred years old at that time, suggesting the tradition began late in the 18th century, or early in the 19th.


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Old 03-18-2009, 08:06 AM   #2
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I missed #1, 2 and 5.
Finally things have started clicking for me, my knees, my elbows, my back, etc...
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