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Old 08-15-2012, 04:30 PM   #1
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trivia 8/15

trivia 8/15

DID YOU KNOW...
The first Homo Erectus fossils were found on the Southeast Asian island of Java, in 1981.
1. How many pips (dots) on a pair of dice?
2. Tourists visiting what country should know that tipping in restaurants is
considered an insult?
a. - Denmark
b. - Iceland
c. - Norway
d. - Sweden
3. Fill in the Blank ;
The name of the Statuette that adorns the hood of every Rolls Royce
car is "The ______ of Ecstasy"
4. What was the alternate landing site for the Space Shuttle?
5. What's the calendar date of All Saints Day?
6. What kind of nut is used to make Marzipan?
7. What is a castrated rooster called?
8. On TV's "The Love Boat", what was Adam Bricker's job?
TRUTH OR CRAP ??
On most sundials using Roman numerals, the number 4 is incorrectly represented.
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1. FORTY-TWO
2. - b
3. Spirit
4. EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE
5. NOVEMBER FIRST
6. almond
7. a Capon
8. SHIP'S DOCTOR
TRUTH !!
The standard way to write the numeral 4 is IV. But the way it is usually shown on a sundial is IIII. There are several possible explanations:
a. Four I's give a clock face balance.
b. Four I's to indicate 4 was the common usage before the middle ages, when sundials
were made.
c. In Roman time, IV stood for the supreme God Jupiter ("IVPITER") and it would have
been blasphemy to put it on a clock.d. IV is difficult to read upside down.



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Old 08-15-2012, 07:31 PM   #2
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I got the ones in red:

1. FORTY-TWO
2. - b

3. Spirit -- For some reason I guessed "sprite" which is pretty good considering I didn't have any idea!
4. EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE
5. NOVEMBER FIRST
6. almond

7. a Capon -- If I had thought about it just a few seconds longer I would have had this.
8. SHIP'S DOCTOR
TRUTH !!
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