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Old 03-28-2012, 04:03 PM   #1
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trivia 3/28

trivia 3/28
It takes 3650 peanuts to fill a 5-pound container of peanut butter.
Half of all edible peanuts consumed in the US are used to make peanut

1. What is the name for a wine enthusiast?
a. - Scripophile
b. - Philographist
c. - Oenophile
d. - Arctophile
2. What is the color of the Taj Mahal ?
3. Name that Flick;
I run away from my home because my uncle told me I was responsible for my
father's death.
However, he only told me this so he could assume kingship of the land.
4. The most highly rated television series for 1969 was hosted by which of
the following co-hosts?
a. - Chet and Roy
b. - Harry and Dan
c. - Dan and Dick
d. - Walter and Barbara
5. If you are making an Autologous blood donation, to whom are you giving
your blood ?
6. How many stories has the Empire State Building ?
7. By what collective name do we know the literary characters 'Athos,
Porthos and Aramis'?
8. Which character in the "Star Wars" series was voiced by Frank Oz?

The traffic signal system we know today originated with the railroads...
Originally, red meant "stop", green "caution" and white "go .
1. - c
2. white
3. The Lion King
4. - c
5. to yourself
6. 102
7. The Three Musketeers
8. Yoda
The present system of color coding was developed by the railroads during
World War I, though the use of these particular colors for the same meanings
goes back further. Red, the color of blood, has been a danger signal since
early times; even Roman legions used a red banner for Mars, the god of war.
The other colors have changed over time.
Originally red meant "stop", green "caution" and white "go".
The white signal was easily confused with normal light, so it as changed.
The railroads decided to drop white and make green "go" and yellow
"caution", the latter presumably because it was readily visible and offered
the most striking contrast to the other two colors.
The first traffic signals (Cleveland 1914) used just red and green. In the
early 1920s, in Detroit, they started using the three colors we use today.

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