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Old 04-22-2009, 07:19 AM   #1
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Trivia 4/22

trivia 4/22
DID YOU KNOW...
The Sun is 330,330 times larger than the Earth.

1. What edible thistle flower bulb comes in a "Castel" and "Green Globe" varieties ?
2. What 1960's study of the Human animal is Desmond Morris' best known book ?
3. Who played Alexis on TV's Dynasty ?
4. Over which country did the Ptolemies once rule ?
5. What does the Roman Numeral "M" stand for ?
6. Who killed Desdemona ? (Hint; think Shakespeare title character)
7. Will Rogers Quote; (fill in the blanks)
"The difference between _____ and _____ is that _____ doesn't get worse every time Congress convenes."
8. What word is used to describe a group of Quails ?


TRUTH OR CRAP ??
The world's first artificial heart was made of Dacron.
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1. Artichoke
2. The Naked Ape
3. Joan Collins
4. Egypt
5. 1,000
6. Othello
7. Death - Taxes - Death
8. Bevy
TRUTH !!
It was implanted into a patient's body by Dr. Denton Cooley in Houston Texas on April 4, 1969. The patient lived for 65 hours, at which time the patient's body rejected the Dacron heart, and the patient died.
Incidentally, at then-candidate George W. Bush's request,Dr. Cooley evaluated Dick Cheney's condition of chronic heart problems prior to choosing him as his running mate.

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Old 04-22-2009, 08:04 AM   #2
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Missed 2, 3, & 8. A little over 50%.
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Old 04-22-2009, 09:49 AM   #3
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Got 6 out of 8 and the TorC. The ginko must be working.
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Old 04-22-2009, 10:00 AM   #4
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Missed one and two and thought 8 was a "covey" not a "bevy". LT?
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Missed one and two and thought 8 was a "covey" not a "bevy". LT?
I thought covey, too.

HowStuffWorks:

"A covey (KUHV ee) is a name for a flock or group of quail. A covey may have 10 or fewer birds or as many as 100 or more, depending upon the species of quail."
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Old 04-22-2009, 10:24 AM   #6
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Then I vote we accept "covey" as correct and edit our percentages accordingly! Looks like we all get 77% if we include the TorC and 75% without it.
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Old 04-24-2009, 07:14 AM   #7
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......what was I drinkin' that day ?????


I should have picked the more common name........

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_a_...f_quail_called
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