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Old 04-25-2011, 04:21 PM   #1
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trivia 4/25

trivia 4/25
DID YOU KNOW...
Gerald Ford was the first person to be both vice president and president without being elected by the people. He was appointed vice president when Spiro Agnew resigned and he succeeded to the presidency when Nixon resigned.

1. Which war saw the birth of the Medal of Honor ?
2. What do you call words that sound alike are often spelled alike, but have different meanings, such as to, too and two.... bank (embankment) and Bank (where the money is) ?
3. What was the occupation of the Charles Dickens character named the Artful Dodger ?
4. Webpages are delivered to your computer using HTTP. What does HTTP stand for?
5. Do you know what the symbol used in mathematical literature resembling a particular number laid on its side represents? In the immortal words of Toy Story's Buzz Lightyear, "To ________ and beyond.
6. Just like hemoglobin contains iron, chlorophyll also contains a metal ion. Which metal is it?
a. - Tungsten
b. - Magnesium
c. - Uranium
d. - Gold
7. What is the main difference between insects and arachnids, regarding their legs?
8. What do these words have in common: Bosc, Anjou, Bartlett, Asian?
TRUTH OR CRAP ??
Rhinoceros Beetles are one of the strongest animals on the planet.
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1. The Civil War
2. Homonym
3. Pickpocket
4. HyperText Transfer Protocol
5. Infinity
6. b - Magnesium
7. Insects have six legs, arachnids, eight
8. They are all types of pear
TRUTH !!
These critters are able to lift over 850 times their own weight.

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Old 04-25-2011, 04:41 PM   #2
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I got the ones in red:

1. The Civil War
2. Homonym--I knew it, but it just wouldn't come to me. Let's keep the fact that I was an elementary school teacher a secret, ok? Sheesh!
3. Pickpocket
4. HyperText Transfer Protocol--I always forget "Transfer!"
5. Infinity
6. b - Magnesium
7. Insects have six legs, arachnids, eight
8. They are all types of pear
TRUTH !!
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Old 04-25-2011, 07:47 PM   #3
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1. The Civil War
2. Homonym
3. Pickpocket
4. HyperText Transfer Protocol
5. Infinity
6. b - Magnesium
7. Insects have six legs, arachnids, eight
8. They are all types of pear
TRUTH !!

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