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Old 05-12-2011, 05:27 PM   #1
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trivia 5/12

trivia 5/12
DID YOU KNOW...
Herman Melville's "Moby Dick" was inspired by a real event perhaps more spellbinding than the book. In 1820, the Nantucket whale ship Essex was repeatedly rammed by a large sperm whale and sank in the Pacific Ocean, leaving the 20 crew members adrift in three small whaleboats for 95 days. Only eight men survived.

1. what was the year that Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe tied the knot?
1952
1954
1956
1958

2. do you recall the first names of TV's Sanford and son?
3. in the novel, the scarlet letter, what did the letter "A" that Hester
must wear on her dress stand for?
4. in 1962, convicted soviet spy Rudolf Abel was exchanged for which
american "spy"?
5. can you name the famous pirate whose flagship was the Adventure Galley?
6. what year saw the building of the first aircraft carrier built from the
keel up?
1933
1936
1938
1940
(the first three carriers were converted from battle cruisers)
7. who was the singer on the first record to sell a million copies?
(hint; the year was 1907)
8. what year did the classic movie From Here to Eternity win the academy
award for best picture?
TRUTH OR CRAP ??
Tabasco is a State in Mexico.
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1. 1954
2. FRED AND LAMONT
3. ADULTERESS
4. FRANCIS GARY POWERS
5. Captain Kidd
6. 1933
7. Enrico Caruso

8. 1953
TRUTH !!
........and so is Tequila !

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Old 05-12-2011, 06:11 PM   #2
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I got the ones in red.

1. 1954
2. FRED AND LAMONT
3. ADULTERESS

4. FRANCIS GARY POWERS--I knew this but could only remember the Gary part!
5. Captain Kidd
6. 1933
7. Enrico Caruso
8. 1953
TRUTH !!
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Old 05-12-2011, 06:38 PM   #3
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1. 1954
2. FRED AND LAMONT
3. ADULTERESS
4. FRANCIS GARY POWERS
5. Captain Kidd
6. 1933
7. Enrico Caruso
True

Pretty lousy, but I just don't memorize dates. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.
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