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Old 04-26-2012, 03:53 PM   #1
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trivia 4/26

trivia 4/26
DID YOU KNOW...
Japan’s massive 2011 earthquake shifted the earth’s mass toward the center, causing the planet to spin faster and shortening the day by 1.6 microseconds. The 2004 Sumatra quake shorted the day by 6.8 microseconds.

1. On Fahrenheit's scale, what's the boiling point of water at standard atmospheric
pressure (sea level)?
2. What's the more common name for a person who works as a chiromancer?
3. What was the name of the hot air balloon that, in 1978, became the first successful
trans-Atlantic crossing?
4. Which President had a pet pooch named Little Beagle Junior?
5. What's the motto of the US Military Academy?
6. What year was the first TV remote control introduced? (Hint; it wasn't a cordless
model)
7. Can you name the five largest organs in the body?
8. What instrument did Country singer Dolly Parton play in her High School marching
band?
a. – snare drum
b. – cymbals
c. – glockenspiel
d. – bass drum
TRUTH OR CRAP ??
Hurricanes spin counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere, and clockwise in the
southern hemisphere.
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1. 212 DEGREES
2. a palm-reader
3. double eagle II
4. LYNDON JOHNSON
5. DUTY, HONOR, COUNTRY
6. 1955
7. LIVER, BRAIN, LUNGS, HEART, KIDNEYS
8. - a
TRUTH !!
These motions are called the Coriolis effect and are caused by the earth's rotation.

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