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Old 04-17-2006, 04:00 PM   #1
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Trivia 4/17

Yesterday, Christians celebrated the Resurrection of Christ . . . but the
name "Easter" really comes from Eostre, the dawn goddess of Anglo-Saxon
myth. Before the advent of Christianity, she was honored with an annual
festival at the beginning of spring. It was also an ancient pre-Christian
tradition to give people decorated eggs-a symbol of birth and
resurrection-as gifts in the spring. Today, we call them Easter eggs.
Last week, Christians celebrated "Good Friday" which marks the execution of
Jesus. So why call it "good"?
Theologians' best guess is that the name is derived from "God's Friday" (the
same way "good-bye" came from "God be with ye"). In some countries Good
Friday is known as Long Friday, Silent Friday, or Holy Friday.
1. what famous actor's biography is called "life is too short" ?
2. bambi had a sub-title; what was it??
3. by what name is comedian jon stewart lebowitz better known?
4. who are the "little people from babyland central" ?
5. what was the name of elvis presley's private jet ?
6. what infamous Romanian surname translates to "son of the devil"?
TRUTH OR CRAP ??
five tennis players have won all four Grand Slam titles in one year, but
only Martina Navratilova has managed this feat twice.
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1. Mickey Rooney (Gary Coleman ?)
2. A LIFE IN THE WOODS
3. JON STEWART
4. CABBAGE PATCH KIDS
5. THE LISA MARIE
6. DRACULA
CRAP ??
only Australian Rod Laver pulled off the achievement twice.
the first time was in 1962 as an amateur, the second in 1969. He might have
managed it a third time, but after 1962 he turned pro and couldn't compete
in those events until 1969, when pros were finally allowed to compete in
Grand Slam events again.

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Old 04-18-2006, 01:58 AM   #2
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LOL I got Mickey Rooney. That was the only one, and it was a guess, but it made the most sense to me.

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Old 04-18-2006, 02:50 AM   #3
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i got 'em all today, except i have to disagree about #6. dracula was the anglosized name given to vlad tepesch's father, after the constantine church bestowed upon him "the order of the dragon", for defending the church from heathen turks. it had nothing to do with the devil.
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Old 04-18-2006, 04:03 PM   #4
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Vlad spent his childhood in Sighisoara, Transylvania (now central and northern Romania) with his family, waiting for his coronation. He's father used the emblem for his first two monetary emissions: the symbol of the dragon. He also went by the name "Dracul". In old Romanian dracul means the dragon or the devil (in the contemporary Romanian dracul means only the devil). Being the son of a "Dracul", Vlad was called "Dracula", meaning originary the son of the Dragon.
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Old 04-18-2006, 11:29 PM   #5
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thanks lt. i didn't know that about contemporary romanian. apparently the term for drac or dragon has become interchangeable with the devil.

here's a good site about it: http://vampires.monstrous.com/dracula.htm
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