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Old 06-09-2009, 07:02 PM   #1
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Trivia 6/9

trivia 6/9
DID YOU KNOW...

When Queen Anne of Britain (6 February 1665 - 1 August 1714) died, Her body
was so swollen and large that it had to be buried in Westminster Abbey in a
vast almost-square coffin.


1. The Fosbury Flop is a style associated with what Track-and-Field event ?
2. Complete this William Blake quote;
"The pride of the _______ is the glory of God."
3. Cine-TV-mashups;
......where-in Cop partners Judge Reinhold and Fred Savage mysteriously
switch bodies while battling Cuban Drug Lords and other South Florida
baddies.
4. What does "Papillion" translate to in English ?
5. After the Himalayas, what's the next-Highest mountain Range in the world
?
(Note; for purposes of this quiz, we don't consider any mountain chain that
lies under the sea.)
6. What's the Capital of Australia ?
7. What's the more common name for what the ancients called Brimstone ?
8. Name the rock tune that mentions Jean Harlow and Greta Garbo, along with
another screen vamp who's in the title.....
TRUTH OR CRAP ??
Angostura Bitters, a flavoring used in drinks, is derived from the crushed
exo-skeleton of a species of Beetle.
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1. High Jump
2. Peacock
3. Miami Vice Versa
4. Butterfly
5. The Andes
6. Canberra
7. Sulphur
8. "Betty Davis Eyes"
CRAP !!
Angostura Bitters, an aromatic food and beverage flavoring made from a
secret blend of natural herbs and spices.
Dr. Johann Gottlieb Benjamin Siegert was attempting to find a medicine to
combat tropical stomach and intestinal ailment among the soldiers fighting
for Simon Bolivar. He finally arrived at a unique blend of herbs which he
called "Amargo Aromatico" or aromatic bitters. The year was 1824.
The town of Angostura on the banks of the Orinoco River was an important
trading post. Ships came into this port from all over the world, their
sailors often complaining of sea-sickness. From the residents, they soon
learned of the restorative qualities of Dr. Siegert's remedies and of
Angostura® aromatic bitters began its continuing trip around the world.
Dr. Siegert was encouraged to think of producing his bitters on a commercial
scale.
In 1830, Dr. Siegert exported his unique aromatic bitters to England and
Trinidad. By 1850, he had resigned his commission in the Venezuelan Army,
to concentrate on the manufacture of his bitters, since by then demand had
leapt ahead of supply.
Sometime around 1872, in London, somebody decided to flavor his (her?) Gin
with the stuff, the monotony of which was forever altered. From that time
forward, it became the magic ingredient to be used in exotic concoctions.

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