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Old 05-17-2011, 03:29 PM   #1
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trivia 5/17

The super rich pay a lot less taxes than they did a couple of decades ago,
and nearly half of U.S. households pay no income taxes at all.
There are so many breaks that 45 percent of U.S. households paid no federal
income tax for 2010, according to estimates by the Tax Policy Center, a
Washington think tank.

1. Which word is derived from the first two letters of the Greek alphabet?
Beta - blocker
2. What does PR stand for in terms of baseball?
3. Who had a huge 1976 hit with "Dancing Queen" ?
4. South Africa is the world's leading exporter of .... what?
5. Who wrote the play, The Crucible ?
6. Name that Tune !
One of the great story songs of our era...a Rod Mckuen song weepingly sung
by Terry Jacks, the tearjerker was an ode to a father from his dying (we
never know from what, possibly from "too much wine and too much song") son,
trying to make amends with his family.....
7. Which is farther west, Kenya or Uganda ?
8. Who painted "Water Lillies" ?
Paul Revere never completed his famous "Midnight Ride".
1. Alphabet
2. Pinch Runner
3. Abba
4. Gold
5. Arthur Miller
6. "Seasons in the Sun"
7. Uganda
8. Claude Monet
On the evening of 18 April 1775, Paul Revere was instructed to ride to
Massachusetts to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock that British troops were
marching to arrest them, and then ride on to Concord.
Riding a horse that he borrowed from his friend Deacon John Larkin, he
alarmed the countryside, stopping at each house, and reached Lexington at
After delivering the message, Revere was joined by William Dawes, who had
been sent on the same errand by a different route. On route to their next
destination, Concord, Massachusetts, where weapons and supplies were hidden,
they were joined by Dr Samuel Prescott.
At 1am, they were arrested by a British patrol, but Prescott and Dawes
managed to
escape and warn Adams and Hancock.
Revere was released without a horse at 2am and returned to Lexington.
Deacon Larkin never got his horse back.........

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