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Old 06-07-2007, 03:22 PM   #1
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Trivia 6/7

trivia 6/7
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DURING MOST OF GROUCHO MARX’S MOVIE CAREER, HIS TRADEMARK MOUSTACHE WAS PAINTED ON.
1. What common computer device was originally called "XY Position Indicator for a Display System" ?
2. What was the former name (until 635 AD) of Amman, Jordan ?
3. What was the name of folk-lore lumberjack Paul Bunyan's pet dog ?
4. What animal has the largest brain in proportion to it's size ?
5. On average, how much salt is there in a gallon of sea water?
6. What animal is responsible for the most human deaths worldwide ?
7. Which U.S. founding father invented the dumbwaiter ?
8. If I'm in Australia, and I order "sherbet", what will I be served ?
TRUTH OR CRAP ??
Barley wine is a red wine.
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1. MOUSE
2. philadelphia
3. FIDO
4. THE ANT
5. about a half-pound
6. THE MOSQUITO
7. THOMAS JEFFERSON
8. a beer
CRAP !
Though it is sometimes served in wine glasses, Barley wine isn't a wine at all.
It's a beer with a very high alcohol content (sometimes as high as 12%) that is usually aged for a long time.
The Alaskan Brewing Company makes a good one called Big Nugget, which is aged in a Gold Mine.

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Old 06-07-2007, 04:09 PM   #2
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I only got mouse and ant right. Are you kidding me with the philadelphia piece LT? I thought it might be Delphi but not Philadelphia.
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Old 06-07-2007, 05:03 PM   #3
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It could also have been accomplished by Ptolemy II (285 - 246 B. C.)when he changedAmman into the Hellenistic city of Philadelphia.

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