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Old 04-12-2012, 03:46 PM   #1
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trivia 4/12

trivia 4/12
DID YOU KNOW...
John D. Rockefeller was America’s first Billionaire. *


1. What legendary horror flick takes place in Evans City, Pennsylvania?
a. - A Nightmare on Elm Street
b. - Psycho
c. - The Birds
d. – Night of the Living Dead
2. What boxer was nick-named "hands of stone"?
3. Do you recall the code name for the WWII D-Day invasion?
4. What city is nicknamed the "Queen of the Adriatic"?
5. What comic superhero's real name is Norin Radd?
6. What was the name of Robert Redford's character in the film, "The Natural"?
7. When the TITANIC sank in 1912, what percentage of the 2,224 persons aboard
survived?
8. Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
TRUTH OR CRAP ??
"The New Colossus", the poem engraved on the plaque at the base of the Statue of
Liberty, proclaiming "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses...." was
written by Walt Whitman.
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2. ROBERTO DURAN
3. OPERATION OVERLORD
4. Venice, Italy
5. silver surfer
6. ROY HOBBS
7. thirty-two percent
8. THOMAS JEFFERSON
CRAP !!
The poem was written by a 34 year-old Jewish poet named Emma Lazarus in 1883 for a
fund-raiser auction to build a pedestal for the Statue. Lazarus' 14-line sonnet was
auctioned off for $21,500, an unheard-of sum for a short piece of poetry.

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I checked 6 sources; 5 said John D. Rockefeller, and the other said Henry Ford. I think Rockefeller is correct, although Andrew Carnegie might have beat him to it had he not given away something like 350 million dollars to charity.

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