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Old 04-15-2009, 02:24 PM   #1
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Trivia 4/15

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In the 1926 film version of Don Juan actor Lionel Barrymore set the record for the most kisses ever in a single film. Barrymore kissed Mary Astor and Estelle Taylor a total of 127 times.
1. Which is farther north, Minneapolis or St. Paul ?
2. At what Race Track is the "Aaron's 499" Nextel Cup race held ?
3. To which of the fifty must I travel to visit a town named "Truth or Consequences" ?
4. What very popular weekly magazine was launched by Walter Annenberg in 1953 ?
5. In the realm of fraternal organizations, what is the LOOM ?
6. Who was, for many many years, the host of the Miss America Pageant ?
7. Which two of the fifty have as their State Bird a breed of chicken ?
8. Until Chet Huntley retired in 1970, who was his nightly news co-anchor ?
The Nile River, Longest river in the world, has the largest water flow by volume than any other river.
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It's true that the Nile is the world's longest river, but it's not even close to the river that has the largest flow.
The Amazon, although second in length to the Nile, at any one point in time has the highest amount of water flowing down it. No other river even comes close. It may not be the longest, but it is the widest. The Amazon produces almost 20 percent of all the water that the world's rivers pour into the oceans on its own.
The Amazon collects water from just over 40 percent of South America's Landmass, through the thousands of tributaries that join the main branch of the Amazon river. Of these tributaries, 17 are over 1600(1000 miles) kilometers long.
The first European found the Amazon because he was 200 miles out to sea and noticed that he was sailing in fresh water. He turned toward shore and found the Amazon river.

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