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Old 03-22-2012, 04:40 PM   #1
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trivia 3/22

trivia 3/22

DID YOU KNOW...
It is estimated that more than 90% of all atoms in the universe are hydrogen atoms. Most of the rest are helium atoms.

1. Where is Wales with relation to England; north, south, east, or west?
2. On July 2, 1881, which President of the United States was shot and fatally wounded by an assassin?
3. Who served as Secretary of Defense under Reagan during the years of 1981 through 1987?
4. Which is farther south; Houston, Texas, or New Orleans, La. ?
5. In which 007 film would I find the villain with a Rolls Royce with a license plate that reads “AU 1” ?
6. Convicted Soviet spy Rudolph Abel was exchanged in 1962 for what captured American pilot ?
7. Put these Academy Award winners in the proper order (by year) of their winning “Best Picture” ...
a. – The French Connection
b. - The Sting
c.- Midnight Cowboy
d. – The Godfather
e. – Patton
8. What’s the name of the hill that the Parthenon sits on ?


TRUTH OR CRAP ??
The Nobel Prize awarded for the category of Economic Sciences is not really a “Nobel” prize.
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1. west
2. Garfield
3. Caspar Weinberger
4. Houston
5. Goldfinger
6. Francis Gary Powers
7. c (1969) e (1970) a (1971) d (1972) b (1973)
8. Acropolis

TRUTH !!
In 1968, Sveriges Riksbank celebrated its 300th anniversary by donating a large sum of money to the Nobel Foundation to be used to set up a prize.
The following year, the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences was awarded for the first time. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences became responsible for selecting laureates.
The first laureates for the Economics Prize were Jan Tinbergen and Ragnar Frisch "for having developed and applied dynamic models for the analysis of economic processes."
Although not a Nobel Prize, it is intimately identified with the other awards; the laureates are announced with the Nobel Prize recipients, and the Prize in Economic Sciences is presented at the Swedish Nobel Prize Award Ceremony.
The Board of the Nobel Foundation decided that after this addition, it would allow no further new prizes.

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