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Old 04-18-2011, 03:22 PM   #1
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trivia 4/18

trivia 4/18
Since 1792, The Old Farmer's Almanac has spoken to all walks of life: tide tables for those who live near the ocean; sunrise and planting charts for those who live on the farm; recipes for those who live in the kitchen; and forecasts for those who don't like the question of weather left up in the air.

1. Fill in the blank...
Helium, Argon, Krypton, Xenon, and Radon are known collectively as the _____ Gasses.
2. In the mythology of which people would you find the feathered-serpent known as Quetzalcoatl?
3. What language is spoken in Reykjavik?
4. Which character from Greek mythology became obsessed with his own reflection, and so died of self-absorption?
5. In most stories, who is Robin Hood's right-hand man?
6. What do you call a person who studies the stomach?
7. What is the name of the fossilized Australopithecus afarensis, discovered in 1974, that first linked apes to upright walking humans?
8. In a 1993 episode of "Seinfeld", Jerry has difficulty remembering his girlfriend's name. He wrongly guessed it might be "Mulva". What was the character's actual first name?

The Vuvuzela is the smallest member of the antelope family, weighing less than a pound.
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A vuvuzela is a long horn which, when blown, emits a loud single note. It came to particular prominence during the Football World Cup in South Africa in 2010. The vuvuzela is a traditional instrument of South African origin, and is firmly associated with their football matches. There was some controversy at the 2010 World Cup over the noise they produced, although after some discussion they were permitted. Their use, however, was subsequently banned at some future sporting events because of health concerns about their noise levels causing possible serious hearing problems.

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