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Old 03-20-2012, 03:31 PM   #1
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trivia 3/20

trivia 3/20
Hush puppies are deep-fried cornmeal dumplings that supposedly got their
name from the practice of tossing scraps of them to barking dogs to make
them stop.

1. Fill in the blanks;
The Hustler was a pool player ; The Cincinnati Kid was a poker player; specifically, a ____ ____ ____ player.
2. What is it customary to say to an actor before he/she goes on stage?
3. In what U.S. state can you find the towns of Cocodrie, Mamou, Vacherie, and Thibodaux?
4. Who is the founder of Scientology?
5. Name That Flick ;
Jack Nicholson and Louise Fletcher both won the Academy Award for Best Actor and Best Actress. This wonderfully funny and sad 1975 movie also won the Academy Award for Picture as well as an Academy Award for Director Milos Forman.
6. Fill in the blank ;
Wild Marjoram is better known as _________ .
7. From what country does the word chutney originate?
8. Who wrote "Paradise Lost"?
On an Equestrian statue of a Military veteran;
if the horse has both front legs in the air, it signifies that the rider
died in battle.

1. Five Card Stud
2. “Break a Leg!”
3. Louisiana
4. L. Ron Hubbard
5. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
6. Oregano
7. India
8. John Milton

A popular belief in the United States is that if the horse is rampant (both
front legs in the air), the rider died in battle; one front leg up means the
rider was wounded in battle or died of battle wounds; and if all four hooves
are on the ground, the rider died outside battle. However, there is little
evidence to support this belief.

The alleged rule is especially held to apply to equestrian statues
commemorating the American Civil War and the Battle of Gettysburg, but there
are a number of instances where the rule does not hold for Gettysburg
equestrian statues, and syndicated newspaper columnist Cecil Adams claims
that any correlation between the positioning of hooves in a statue and the
manner in which a soldier died is a coincidence.

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