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Old 07-04-2007, 08:19 AM   #1
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Trivia 7/4


TWO "VERSIONS" OF A QUOTE;
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.
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HAVE A SAFE FOURTH OF JULY !

Trivia 7/4
Did you know...
Relatively speaking, if you could move as fast as a cockroach moves, you'd be moving about 400 miles per hour.
1. What was the original name for the Gulf of California?
2. Do you recall the name of "Cheers" character Norm's unseen wife?
3. What U.S. organization is the largest nonprofit scientific and educational institution in the world?
4. What are the two most visited mountains in the world ?
5. According to his elementary school principal, what was Forrest Gump's IQ in the 1994 film ?
6. To which African nation must I travel to visit the Serengeti ?
7. How many hotels are included in a standard Monopoly board game ?
(bonus; how many houses ?)
8. How long- in feet - are the sandals worn by the Statue of Liberty ?
TRUTH OR CRAP ??
Neil Diamond is the father of Mike Diamond of the Beastie Boys.
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1. vermillion sea
2. VERA
3. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
4. MT. FUJI (#1) & pike's peak
5. seventy-five
6. TANZANIA
7. 12 (32)
8. 25 FEET
CRAP !!
They are not related.

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Old 07-04-2007, 10:57 AM   #2
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Patriotic Trivia for Independence Day:

Both John Adams (2nd President) and Thomas Jefferson (3rd President) died on this day in 1826.
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Old 07-04-2007, 02:42 PM   #3
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Great trivia, chefjune !!

and may I add..............
Jefferson served two terms as President after defeating the incumbent Adams, then retired to his home in Monticello. Meanwhile from his retirement farm in Quincy, Massachusetts Adams began to write long and elaborate letters to his old adversary. A grudging admiration for each other may have developed in their later years. Nonetheless, Adams always proclaimed that, though Jefferson was 7 years younger than himself...
"I will out live Jefferson."
On his death bed on Independence Day, 1826 John Adams uttered his last words. They were "Thomas Jefferson survives."
It is rumored that upon Adam's death the messenger dispatched to carry the news to Jefferson's Virginia home actually passed a messenger dispatched from THAT site to Adam's home, also bearing sad tidings.
Just a few hours earlier Thomas Jefferson had passed away….both architects of the document that gave birth to this new Nation dead, 50 years to the day from the birth of the country they founded.

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