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Old 06-28-2013, 12:35 PM   #1
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trivia 6/28

trivia 6/28
California is the fourth-largest wine producer in the world, after France, Italy, and Spain.

1. What meat goes into a traditional Colombian ajaico stew ?
a. - Beef
b. – Chicken
c. – Pork
d. – Goat
2. What Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale figure sits by the waterside in Copenhagen ?
3. How many streets in Berlin are named after Adolf Hitler ?
a. – 0
b. – 2
c. – 4
d. – 6
4. In the movie E.T.- What was the title character’s occupation ?
5. Which Country’s Antonine Wall was the northernmost frontier of the Roman Empire ?
a. – Ireland
b. – Scotland
c. – Germany
d. – Poland
6. Which of the fifty has the British Union Jack as part of its design ?
a. – Mass.
b. – Delaware
c. – Hawaii
d. – Rhode Island
7. Which cartoon character made his film debut in the 1928 cartoon, Steamboat Willie ?
8. What fruit did Algerian priest Pierre Clement create in 1902 ?
The distress call term, “MAYDAY” comes from the French for “Come help Me”.
1. – b
2. The Little Mermaid
3. – a
4. Botanist
5. – b
6. – c
7. Mickey Mouse
8. The Clementine Variety of the Mandarin Orange
The Mayday procedure word originated in 1923 by Frederick Stanley Mockford (1897–1962). A senior radio officer at Croydon Airport in London, Mockford was asked to think of a word that would indicate distress and would easily be understood by all pilots and ground staff in an emergency. Since much of the traffic at the time was between Croydon and Le Bourget Airport in Paris, he proposed the word "Mayday" from the French "m’aider" ("venez m'aider" meaning "come help me").

Before the voice call "MAYDAY", SOS was the Morse Code equivalent of the MAYDAY call. In 1927, the International Radiotelegraph Convention of Washington adopted the voice call MAYDAY in place of the SOS Morse Code call.. The MAYDAY was defined as corresponding to the French pronunciation of the expression “m'aider”.

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