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Old 03-21-2008, 08:57 AM   #1
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Trivia 3/21

trivia 3/21
DID YOU KNOW...
Before 1859 baseball umpires sat in a padded rocking chair behind the catcher.
1. What was the term to describe the popular music of the Scott Joplin / Eubie Blake / Thomas Turpin era (1897 to WWI) ?
2. Elvis Presley recorded "Hound Dog" and became a star; who recorded it first ?
3. Sesame Streets Big Bird has a teddy bear; what's it's name ?
Hint; it's named for a character in a comedy series who also owned a teddy bear...)
4. In the Radio Phonetic Alphabet, (Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, etc.) what word represents the letter "V" ?
5. What TV sit-com high school teacher had twin daughters named Rachel and Robin ?
6. What Italian city is known as the "Queen of the Adriatic" ?
7. Yusaf Islam is the Muslim name adopted by what singer / songwriter ?
8. What sensory weakness does the Ishihra test determine ?
TRUTH OR CRAP ??
Benjamin Franklin developed the first bathtub.
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1. ragtime
2. big mama thorton
3. RADAR
4. VICTOR
5. gabriel Kotter
6. VENICE
7. CAT STEVENS
8. color-blindness
CRAP !!
He didn't have anything to do with the development of the bathtub, but he did bring the first bathtub into the USA, in 1790. It was a French "Slipper Bath", shaped like a shoe, with a heating device in the heel and a drain in the toe.

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Blew 1-3 but got everything else. WHEW!
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