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Old 06-28-2010, 04:16 PM   #1
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Trivia 6/28

trivia 6/28
DID YOU KNOW ...
a violin is constructed from about 70 separate pieces of wood.

1. who was known as the "Wizard of Menlo Park"?
2. what year did voters approve casino gambling in Atlantic City?
3. what famous entertainer has a license plate that reads, "KILLER"?
4. under what name did New York harbor's Bedloe's island become famous?
5. what event makes October 8, 1956 a milestone in professional baseball
history?
6. which African country is due east of the Canary Islands?
7. can you name the film that brought Jack Nicholson to stardom?
8. who was crowned "King of the Cowboys"?

TRUTH OR CRAP ??
Sugar and cocoa are often added to cigarettes.
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1. THOMAS EDISON
2. 1977
3.Flip Wilson
4. Liberty Island
5. DON LARSON PITCHED ONLY PERFECT WORLD SERIES GAME
6. morocco
7. EASY RIDER
8. ROY ROGERS

TRUTH !!
If you want to know what’s in your TV dinner or Twinkies—a big if—all you need to do is look on the package. But if you smoke cigarettes and want to know what you’re inhaling, you’re out of luck.
For years, tobacco companies have been lacing cigarettes with hundreds of chemicals and additives ranging from ammonia to cocoa, sugar and licorice reportedly to heighten the kick of nicotine, improve flavor, and mask the harshness of smoke. Very little is known about the health effects of these ingredients, however, since the tobacco industry isn’t required to disclose them publicly or explain their purpose.
Sixty years ago cigarettes contained few additives. But as tobacco companies sought to reduce the levels of nicotine and “tar” in cigarettes in response to mounting health concerns, they turned to additives to compensate for the loss of flavor and kick. By the 1990s, additives comprised as much as 10% of a cigarette’s weight, according to industry documents that have been made public as a result of tobacco litigation.
Although the recipe of additives in specific cigarette brands remains a heavily guarded industry secret, scientific research, industry documents, and voluntary (though sketchy) disclosure by tobacco companies have shed some light on cigarette ingredients as a whole.
Some of the additives—such as sugar, cocoa, and licorice—sound harmless, even tasty. Others sound lethal. Ammonia (a chemical found in household cleaners), butane (a flammable gas often used as lighter fluid), acetone (the main ingredient in nail polish remover), and nitrate (a component of fertilizers) have all been identified as cigarette ingredients.

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