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Old 05-22-2009, 04:17 PM   #1
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Trivia 5/22

trivia 5/22
DID YOU KNOW...
The term "Hooker" originated with the U.S. Army General Joseph Hooker, whose penchant for war was matched only by his predilection for paid female companionship.
During the Civil War, he spent so much time cavorting with "Ladies of the night" that these girls became known as "Hooker's Division". This was eventually shortened to "Hookers".

1. Do you recall the name of the Atoll where the first weapons-grade Hydrogen Bomb was detonated ?
(Bonus; What year was it ?)
2. Into which food type does "Sally Lunn" belong ?
3. What year did the NBA and ABA merge ?
4. Which plant is St. Patrick said to have used to illustrate the Holy Trinity ?
5. What's the more common descriptive term for your "orbits" ?
6. What is the Currency of India ?
7. What word can represent food, or the price of a ticket ?
8. How many squares on a chess board ?
TRUTH OR CRAP ??
To save on semi-precious metals during WWII, the Academy Awards "Oscars" were fashioned out of plaster.
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1. Bikini (1954)
2. Bread
3. 1976
4. the Shamrock
5. Eye Sockets
6. Rupee
7. Fare
8. 64
TRUTH !!
In support of the American effort in World War II, the statuettes were made of plaster and were traded in for gold ones after the war had ended.

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6 / 8 and the TorC. Starting the long weekend well.
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Old 05-23-2009, 10:16 AM   #3
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5/8

Question no 6 is to hard for me
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Old 05-23-2009, 10:46 AM   #4
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5/8

Question no 6 is to hard for me





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