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Old 08-03-2011, 05:16 PM   #1
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trivia 8/3

trivia 8/3
DID YOU KNOW...
While it is a myth that stress can turn hair gray, stress can cause hair loss. In fact, telogen effluvium (hair loss) can begin up to three months after a stressful event.

1. which dr. Sues character wore 500 hats?
2. name the television series whose main characters included buzz Murdoch.
3. why is Grover Cleveland unique among two-term presidents?
4. how long have zip codes been around?
5. name the body of water into which the Danube river empties?
6. what was the last year that a black and white movie won a best picture
Oscar?
a. - 1960
b. - 1962
c. - 1964
d. - 1968
(Bonus; name the movie -
Hint - Think "Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, and Fred MacMurray".)
(Note; Schindler's List (1996) had some color sequences, and so does not count - )
7. can you name the four Beatles' movies?
8. which pasta dish is named for a Mr. de Lilio, who created it?
TRUTH OR CRAP ??
Robert E. Lee's grandson, Custis, sold the Arlington property to the U.S. government in 1875 for $150,000.
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1. Bartholomew Cubbins
2. ROUTE 66
3. DID NOT SERVE CONSECUTIVELY
4. since 1963
5. THE BLACK SEA
6. 1960
7. A HARD DAY'S NIGHT, HELP, YELLOW SUBMARINE, LET IT BE
8. FETTUCINI ALFREDO
TRUTH !!
When Civil War casualties overflowed hospitals and burial grounds near Washington, D.C., Quartermaster General Montgomery C. Meigs proposed in 1864 that the Robert E. Lee family property at Arlington be confiscated for a cemetery.
The government acquired Arlington at tax sale in 1864 for $26,800.
Mrs. Lee had not appeared in person, but rather had sent an agent, attempting to timely pay the $92.07 in property taxes assessed the estate. The government turned away her agent, refusing to accept the tendered payment.
In 1874, Custis Lee, heir under his grandfather's will passing the estate in trust to his mother, sued the United States claiming ownership of Arlington.
After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in Lee's favor in United States vs.. Lee, deciding that Arlington had been confiscated without due process, Congress returned the estate to him.
The next year, Custis Lee sold it back to the government for $150,000 at a signing ceremony with Secretary of War Robert Todd Lincoln.

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