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Old 08-30-2012, 04:40 PM   #1
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trivia 8/30

trivia 8/30
DID YOU KNOW...
THE AVERAGE AMERICAN GIVES LESS THAN 1% OF THEIR TOTAL INCOME
TO CHARITY.


1. Which African country's flag most closely resembles the American Stars and Stripes?
2. What's the other name for the 180th meridian?
3. What are the Olympics for the disabled called?
4. What's the term for the condition in which an individual's immune system reacts
against his or her own tissues?
5. What country lies directly south of the island of Gibraltar?
6. What's the main dialect of the Spanish language called?
7. What's the name behind the S.E.A.T.O. initials?
8. Do you recall the names of the mom and dad of Claymation character Gumby?
TRUTH OR CRAP ??
The largest building to be explosively demolished was Hudson's Department Store in Detroit, Michigan.
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1. LIBERIA
2. INTERNATIONAL DATE LINE
3. the Paralympics
4. AUTOIMMUNITY
5. MOROCCO
6. CASTILIAN
7. SOUTHEAST ASIA TREATY ORGANIZATION
8. Gumba and Gumbo
CRAP!!
The largest building to be explosively demolished was the Sears Merchandise Center in Philadelphia, Pa.
Built in 1918, the 2.7 million-square-foot building came down in a matter of seconds in1994. It took 2,000 workers to build it, and 12,000 pounds of strategically placed explosives to bring it down.
Hudson's Department Store does hold the record for tallest building to be explosively demolished.
Tallest free-standing structure - Matla Nuclear Power Station Smokestack, Johannesburg, South Africa

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Old 08-30-2012, 07:36 PM   #2
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I got the ones in red:

1. LIBERIA
2. INTERNATIONAL DATE LINE

3. the Paralympics
4. AUTOIMMUNITY
5. MOROCCO -- Rats! This was my first choice, then for some reason I changed it to Tunisia!
6. CASTILIAN
7. SOUTHEAST ASIA TREATY ORGANIZATION

8. Gumba and Gumbo --Total guess.
CRAP!!
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:24 PM   #3
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I got all but No. 8.
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Old 08-31-2012, 02:59 AM   #4
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Great job Addie!
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Old 08-31-2012, 07:29 AM   #5
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Re; #3 ...................

The Special Olympics World Games are an international sporting competition for athletes with intellectual disabilities.........
I should have stipulated "Physically" disabled, so I will accept "Special" as a correct answer as well.
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