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Old 08-12-2009, 05:28 PM   #1
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trivia 8/12

trivia 8/12
DID YOU KNOW...
The term for the evolution of mountains is Orogenesis.


1. What country is home to Europe's largest engineering firm, Sieman's A.G. ?
2. Name the penguin who's adventures filled out the Woody Woodpecker cartoon show.
3. On what namesake Asian island were the first Homo-Erectus fossils found ?
4. In Numbers 22, Balaam has a conversation with one of his animals; which one ?
5. The "Horny Toad" isn't really a toad; what type of critter is it ?
6. What Glam-Rocker introduced his own fashion line, "B-Rude" ?
7. Nicole Kidman portrayed a witch in two movie roles; one was Bewitched (2005)- name the other one (1998)
(hint; co-star was Sandra Bullock)
8. How many community cards are there in a game of Texas Hold-em ?
TRUTH OR CRAP ??
The first Winter Olympics was held in 1948.
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1. Germany
2. Chilly Willy
3. Java
4. his ***
5. a Lizard
6. Boy George
7. Practical Magic
8. Five
CRAP !!
The first official Winter Olympics were held in Chamonix, France (close to Grenoble, which had its own Olympics in 1968) in 1924 (January 25 - February 5), but weren't official called "Olympics Games" until 1926 - while they were on, they were known as "International Winter Sports Week".
The first Winter Olympic medal winner was Charles Jewtraw, an American speed skater.
Sixteen nations (with a total of 258 athletes, 247 men, and 11 women) participated in sixteen events, in six sports -
biathlon, bobsleigh, curling, ice hockey, skating and skiing.

Unfortunately, since the medal ceremony wasn't held 'till the end of the games, some athletes had already left - their medals were presented to other members of their teams.

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