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Old 08-13-2007, 04:22 PM   #1
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Trivia 8/13

Trivia 8/13
Did you know…A DRAGONFLY, THE FASTEST FLYING INSECT, CAN MOVE AT SPEEDS OF UP TO 35 MPH

1. If I suffer from Panophobia, what do I fear ?
2. Fill in the blank;
______ % of all the world's tornadoes occur in the United States.
3. What singing group was referred to as the "Swedish Beatles" ?
4. What species was Chewbacca, the eight-foot tall co-pilot in STAR WARS ?
5. What was the occupation of "Big Mac", the advertising character in the "McDonaldland" commercials ?
6. What brand of margerine hyped their product with the tag line, "It's not nice to fool Mother Nature!" ?
7. "If you ask any mermaid you happen to see…." for advice on tuna, what brand would she recommend, according to the TV ads ?
8. TV character Kevin Arnold said, "In seventh grade, who you are is what other seventh-graders SAY you are." On what TV series would I find Kevin Arnold?
TRUTH OR CRAP ??
New York City's Staten Island is not really an island.
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1. everything
2. 90
3. ABBA
4. A WOOLY WOOKIE
5. Police chief
6. chiffon
7. CHICKEN OF THE SEA
8. THE WONDER YEARS
CRAP !!
It's a Bona fide island all right ! And it's one of New York City's five boroughs, along with Brooklyn, Manhattan, the Bronx and Queens.

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Old 08-13-2007, 04:39 PM   #2
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Speaking of "the Bronx," has anybody ever seen just one Bronk?
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Old 08-13-2007, 07:10 PM   #3
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______ % of all the world's tornadoes occur in the United States.

2. 90


For real??? That is crazy. I wonder why that is...
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Old 08-14-2007, 03:48 PM   #4
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From Wikipedia...............
The United States has the most tornadoes of any country, about four times more than estimated in all of Europe, not including waterspouts.[45] This is mostly due to the unique geography of the continent. North America is a relatively large continent that extends from the tropical south into arctic areas, and has no major east-west mountain range to block air flow between these two areas. In the middle latitudes, where most tornadoes of the world occur, the Rocky Mountains block moisture and atmospheric flow, allowing drier air at mid-levels of the troposphere, and causing cyclogenesis downstream to the east of the mountains. The desert Southwest also feeds drier air and the dry line, while the Gulf of Mexico fuels abundant low-level moisture. This unique topography allows for many collisions of warm and cold air, the conditions that breed strong, long-lived storms many times a year. A large portion of these tornadoes form in an area of the central United States known as Tornado Alley.[4] This area extends into Canada, particularly Ontario and the Prairie Provinces. Strong tornadoes also occasionally occur in northern Mexico.
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