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Old 03-02-2011, 04:15 PM   #1
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trivia 3/2

trivia 3/2
DID YOU KNOW...
The human body consists of more than 75 trillion cells - each capable of growth, metabolism, response to stimuli, and (with some exceptions) reproduction.

1. What's the only mammal to have a shell ?
2. What's the fastest-growing plant on earth ?
3. About how many Gallons of Maple Tree sap does it take to make one gallon of Maple Syrup ?
a. - 15
b. - 25
c. - 35
d. - 45
4. Which of the Beatles was the oldest ?
(Bonus; Youngest ?)
5. What was fictional adventurer "Indiana" Jones' more formal first name ?
a. - Harry
b. - Henry
c. - Harvey
6. Fill in the blank;
J. Edgar Hoover was Director of the "Bureau of Investigation", later named the FBI, from ____ until his death in 1972.
7. The 1939 Packard was the first to offer which of these options ?
a. - Air Conditioning
b. - Electronic Turn Signal
c. - Rear Window defroster
d. - Automatic Transmission
8. How old was Stevie Wonder when he was signed by Motown Records, his first recording contract ?
TRUTH OR CRAP ??
The first zippers were installed on shoes.
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1. the Armadillo
2. Bamboo
3. c - 35
4. Ringo (George)
5. b. - Henry
6. 1924
7. a. - Air Conditioning
8. Eleven
TRUTH !!
In 1893, the zipper (first called the "Clasp Locker") was invented by Whitcomb Judson. The invention came about because Judson's friend had a stiff back and could not fasten his own shoes.
Whitcomb came up with a slide fastener that could be opened or closed with one hand.
The original design was not very practical and many innovations were made before the Zipper became a success.

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1. the Armadillo
2. Bamboo--I live in the south--I said kudzu!
3. c - 35
4. Ringo (George)--LOL I got the names right, but I turned them around!
5. b. - Henry
6. 1924--Close--I said 1927.
7. a. - Air Conditioning
8. Eleven
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:33 PM   #3
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Barb;
I said Kudzu as well !
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Ditto on kudzu!
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