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Old 04-07-2009, 03:18 PM   #1
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Trivia 4/7

trivia 4/7

DID YOU KNOW...
There are eighteen Rice-A-Roni flavors available on store shelves today.


1. In which decade was Everest Conquered ?
2. Which critter is responsible for passing Bubonic Plague to humans ?
3. What's the more common term for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy ?"
4. Which James Bond title character had the first name "Auric" ?
5. What's the more common name for the Alligator Pear ?
6. Name That Sauce;
Dried Anaheim chili, finely minced garlic, Hot water, Vegetable oil, Flour, Ground cumin, Dried oregano...
7. What race is Mr. Spock of Star Trek ?
8. What was Haiti's Francois Duvalier's nickname ?
TRUTH OR CRAP ??
Major League Baseball's Home Plate is 24 inches wide.
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1. the fifties
2. the flea
3. Mad cow disease
4. Goldfinger
5. Avocado
6. Adobo Sauce
7. Vulcan
8. "Papa Doc"
CRAP !!
Home Plate is 17 inches wide at the flat end.
Some other measurements;
The infield is a 90-foot square, with a corner at home plate. This area must be level in relation to home plate, the exception being the pitcher's mound.
The Pitcher's rubber is 10 inches higher than home plate


The distance from home base to the nearest fence, stand or other obstruction on fair territory must be 250 feet or more. A distance of 320 feet or more along the foul lines, and 400 feet or more to center field is preferable.

It is desirable that the line from home base through the pitchers plate to second base shall run East-Northeast.

The distance between first base and third base is 127 feet, 338 inches.

The bags at the bases is a 15-inch square.

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Old 04-07-2009, 03:20 PM   #2
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Wow! I feel perfectly brilliant. I got all 8 right. Didn't get the T or C because I know next to nothing about most sports, especially baseball.

And, who knew...18 varieties of Rice-a-Roni?
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Old 04-07-2009, 03:38 PM   #3
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wowzers !
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Old 04-07-2009, 03:52 PM   #4
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Thanks, lucky. I'm going to bask in it right now. It won't happen again for a long, long while I have a feeling.
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Old 04-08-2009, 11:58 PM   #5
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Well done, Katie! I only got #7 & 8.
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