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Old 05-04-2009, 03:43 PM   #1
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Trivia 5/4

trivia 5/4
DID YOU KNOW...
Sir Richard Burton (1821-1890), the English adventurer, was the first westerner ever to enter the sacred city of Mecca. He spoke 20 languages, came close to discovering the source of the Nile, fought Indians with Kit Carson, was a close friend of Brigham Young, was in the group of the first white men to sail up the Amazon, and wrote the first English translation of The Arabian Nights.

1. What was the name of the first satellite to bounce television signals From Europe to North America (1962) ?
2. What does "RCA" stand for ?
3. Where in the world was paper invented ? (hint; papyrus is not paper) ?
4. What's the term for cultivating plants in water, without soil ?
5. What's the inert gas used in Fluorescent lights ?
6. Who invented the system used to fast-freeze foods ?
7. What two metals are alloyed to make bronze ?
8. What does a Farrier do for a living ?
TRUTH OR CRAP ??
The smallest Champagne bottle is called a "Chopine", and is equivalent to 1/4 of a standard bottle.
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1. Telstar I
2. Radio Corporation of America
3. China
4. Hydroponics
5. Argon
6. Clarence Birdseye
7. Copper and Tin
8. Shoe Horses
CRAP !!
The 1/4-sized bottle is called a "piccolo" (Italian for "small"). The Chopine is a Bordeaux bottle, equivalent to 1/3 of a standard wine bottle.
As for the champagne bottle, next in size after the Piccolo is the Demi (French for "half"), the standard, the Magnum (2 standards), Double Magnum, also called a Jeroboam (4), Rehoboam (6), Methuselah (8), Salamanazar (12), Balthazar (16), Nebuchadnezzar (20), Melchior (24), Solomon (26 2/3),
Sovereign (33 1/3), Primat (36), and the King Kong of Champagne bottles, the Melchizedek (40 standard bottles).

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Old 05-04-2009, 05:15 PM   #2
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I think I'd like to see someone pour the Melchizedek.
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Old 05-04-2009, 10:41 PM   #3
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where do you find all this trivia?

good stuff!!
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Old 05-05-2009, 10:09 AM   #4
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My trivia pit is almost bottomless..... glad you are enjoying them.....
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Old 05-06-2009, 08:57 AM   #5
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I got 5/8.
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Old 05-06-2009, 09:12 AM   #6
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I only got 2 and the TorC. I need more coffee. Thanks, LT!
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