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Old 07-17-2009, 02:21 PM   #1
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trivia 7/17

trivia 7/17
On September 3, 2005, the Bright family of Arkansas picked a 268.8-pound monster watermelon; it is officially recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest watermelon ever grown.

1. In chess notation, what move is represented by "0-0" ?
2. What was the last movie, shot principally in black & white, to win a "Best Picture" Oscar ?
3. Definition (C);
adj. ~ 1. Divided into squares. 2. Marked by light and dark patches. 3. Marked by great changes or shifts in fortune.
4. In which city did Jimi Hendrix die ?
5. Who painted the masterpiece The Starry Night ?
6. The movie and Stage musical, Grease, is set in which decade ?
7. Who had a huge hit with the 60's dance tune, Peppermint Twist ?
8. The Archaeopteryx is the oldest-known fossil of what animal type ?

The word "Restaurant" (French) translates to "Restoritave".
1. Castling, King-side
2. Schindler's List
3. Checkered
4. London
5. Van Gogh
6. 1950's
7. Joey Dee & the Starlighters
8. Bird

The first venue to be called a restaurant was opened in 1765 in Paris by a Parisian soup maker named A. Boulanger. His was the first eating establishment to offer a menu with a choice of dishes. The sign above his door advertised restoratives, or restaurants, referring to his soups and broths. Not much is known about A. Boulanger which may not be his real name since boulanger in French means baker.

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