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Old 06-16-2006, 08:58 AM   #1
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Trivia 6/16

???? 6/16

Did you know ??
BEFORE RECYCLING KICKED OFF,
IT TOOK MORE THAN HALF A MILLION TREES TO SUPPLY NORTH AMERICANS WITH THEIR
SUNDAY NEWSPAPER.

1. under what group name did the brothers julius, arthur, leonard, herbert
and milton achieve movie fame?
2. where did the seventies rock group, the beaver brown band, get it's name?
3. when it comes to kings of england, which name has been used most?
4. what were thermometers filled with before mercury came into use?
5. can you name the six categories of the nobel prize?
6. which NFL team sports red, black and pewter uniform colors?
TRUTH OR CRAP ??
close to 3 billion people on earth live in poverty, subsisting on less than
$2 a day.
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1. THE MARX BROTHERS
2. OFF A PAINT CHIP AT THE HARDWARE STORE
3. edward (henry?)
4. brandy (??)
5. PEACE, LITERATURE, economics, chemistry, PHYSICS, MEDICINE
6. tampa bay bucs (broncos?)
TRUTH !!
close to half the world's population live in abject poverty. and every day,
40,000 children- practically one child every two seconds- succumb to
starvation-related diseases.

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Old 06-16-2006, 11:06 AM   #2
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Did you know ??
BEFORE RECYCLING KICKED OFF,
IT TOOK MORE THAN HALF A MILLION TREES TO SUPPLY NORTH AMERICANS WITH THEIR SUNDAY NEWSPAPER.
Every Sunday, every month, every year, or every decade?

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Old 06-16-2006, 11:26 AM   #3
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Yes, the first thermometers used alcohol, but it wasn't brandy. That would be silly. Brandy is sticky. The thermometer was invented by Daniel Fahrenheit in 1709, and the mercury thermometer in 1715. However, mercury is almost never used anymore in thermometers sold to the public, as it is poisonous. Now most bulb thermometers again use alcohol. Don't believe everything you get in e-mails, or read on the internet.

Okay, here's an easy one. Both the Fahrenheit and Celsius scales use a freezing temperature of water for zero degrees; what is the difference?

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Old 06-16-2006, 02:35 PM   #4
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as to the tree question-

4. It takes 500,000 trees to make the Sunday newspapers each week in the U.S

check out
http://www.cosm.sc.edu/cse/papersecondtime.htm

as to the brandy question;

http://www.goofball.com/jokes/facts/2003129107
#166 Before mercury, brandy was used to fill thermometers.

http://www.nobodyasked.com/category/uncategorized/
also a good read;

Except for the amount of sweat on the brow, there was no way to measure heat at the start of the 17th century. What we call thermometers today were originally called "thermoscopes." Although these tools were being developed by several people, Italian inventor Santorio Santorio was first to put a numerical scale on the instrument. Gabriel Fahrenheit invented the first mercury thermometer in 1724.

this is at
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/go...f_weather.html

and this;
The history of the thermometer has been recently been red-hot. A professor at the University of Arkansas, Jacob Adler, has found what appears to be the first description of a liquid-in-glass thermometer. He stumbled upon it in a book Ma'yan Ganim (A Fountain of Gardens) published in 1629 by the physician and rabbi Joseph Solomon Delmedigo. Delmedigo's thermometer was filled not with mercury but with brandy.

found at
http://www.medterms.com/script/main/...ticlekey=12265

i might mention, blood-letting was silly as well, but it was the number one treatment for all kinds of ailments in it's day............

I might also mention that the question did not say that we were STILL using mercury, only wanted to know what we used BEFORE mercury------
Buddha said, "for exact communication, exact attention is necessary."


like you said;
don't believe everything you read on the internet (or in game threads, i would add)
but, i would also add, try to have fun with it when you DO read it.
LT

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Old 06-17-2006, 09:48 AM   #5
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WOW ! record number of hits !!!
THX, KellyM !!
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