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Old 06-03-2013, 03:54 PM   #1
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trivia 6/3

trivia 6/3
The Romans did not use soap. To get rid of sweat and grime, they would cover themselves with oil and then scrape off the oil with special a scraper made of metal, wood, or bone called a strigil.

1. In the works of Shakespeare - Antony, Romeo, Othello all expired in the same fashion ; how ?
2. What world capital city is heated by volcanic springs?
3. The Cassegranian, Gregorian and Schmidt are types of what?
4. What nut is the main ingredient of the confection, maron glace?
5. According to the Bible, Abraham’s wife, Sarah, lived to what age ?
a. – 97
b. – 107
c. – 117
d. – 127
6. Which country invented French fries ?
a. – USA
b. – France
c. – Belgium
d. – Ireland
7. Samuel de Champlain founded which Canadian city?
8. In the Tour de France, you get to wear the red polka-dot jersey if you are the best ....... what ?
a. – Sprinter
b. - fastest overall rider under the age of 25
c. – Hill-Climber
d. – Leader of yesterday’s segment
The youngest person to reach the north pole on “foot” was a Double Amputee ; The youngest person to reach the South Pole “on Foot” was a double amputee.....
1. Suicide
2. Reykjavik (Iceland)
3. Telescopes
4. Chestnuts
5. - d
6. - c
7. Quebec
8. – c
In 2004, the Polish explorer Janek Mela, at the age of 15, became the youngest person to reach the North Pole on foot. Eight months later, he also became the youngest person to reach the South Pole.......

Janek -who comes from Malbork in Poland-
When He was 13 years old, He was playing table tennis with some school friends when it suddenly started raining heavily. He sheltered from rain in an electrical transformer building in Malbork, where he was electrocuted by a 15,000 volt shock. The burns and tissue damage sustained meant surgeons had to amputate his left crus and right forearm.

As a member of a four-man expedition led by veteran Polish polar explorer Marek Kamiński called "Together to the Pole", Mela reached the North Pole on April 24, 2004 at the age of 15. After nine days of polar acclimatisation in Spitsbergen, Norway, the team began their 70 km trek on April 4, and received no outside assistance, relying solely on the supplies and gear they could pull on sleds.

Eight months later, Mela and Kamiński reached the South Pole in Antarctica on December 31, 2004 – a day after Mela's 16th birthday. On Christmas they ate typical Polish dishes like beetroot soup and they made a Christmas tree of snow.

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