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Old 09-14-2007, 09:38 AM   #1
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Trivia 9/14

Trivia 9/14
Did you know…
Elvis has been deceased 30 years, but his name still earns about $40 million a year, making him the highest-Earning dead guy.
1. Bounty brand paper towels bill themselves as the………….what?
2. What's the more familiar name of the film production company, Radio Keith Orpheum?
3. In what Jack Nicholson film would I find character "Nurse Ratched" (an award-winning performance by Louise Fletcher)?
4. What's the florida resort town who's name, when translated to English, is "Rat's Mouth"?
5. What was the 1950'-60's TV series that included Clint Eastwood in it's cast?
6. Re; Disney's "Seven dwarfs"; which is the only dwarf that wears glasses?
(Bonus; which is the only one with blue eyes?)
7. Which super-hero's secret identity is Britt Reid
8. The Charles and Mystic rivers run through which state capital?
TRUTH OR CRAP??
In Britain, a billion refers to a different number than it does in the USA.
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1. QUICKER PICKER-UPPER
2. RKO
3. ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCOO'S NEST"
4. boca raton
5. RAWHIDE
6. DOC (DOPEY)
7. the green hornet
8. boston
TRUTH!!
The American billion is smaller thant the British billion.
The US billion refers to a thousand million, and written out like this; 1,000,000,000
The British billion refers to one million million, and looks like this;
1,000,000,000,000

LT's NOTE- I can't verify that this is still true........... can anybody find anything on this??

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Old 09-14-2007, 10:03 AM   #2
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lt, i found this:

In the British system ...

bi = 2 ===>> billion = (million)^2
tri = 3 ===>> trillion = (million)^3
quad = 4 ===>> quadrillion = (million)^4
quint = 5 ===>> quintillion = (million)^5
sext = 6 ===>> sextillion = (million)^6
sept = 7 ===>> septillion = (million)^7
oct = 8 ===>> octillion = (million)^8
nov = ===>> novillion = (million)^9
dec = 10 ===>> decillion = (million)^10

There is a very simple formular at work here:
n-illion = (million)^n

In the American system things are not so straight forward

bi = 2 ===>> billion = thousand*(thousand)^2
tri = 3 ===>> trillion = thousand*(thousand)^3
quad = 4 ===>> quadrillion = thousand*(thousand)^4
quint = 5 ===>> quintillion = thousand*(thousand)^5
sext = 6 ===>> sextillion = thousand*(thousand)^6
sept = 7 ===>> septillion = thousand*(thousand)^7
oct = 8 ===>> octillion = thousand*(thousand)^8
nov = ===>> novillion = thousand*(thousand)^9
dec = 10 ===>> decillion = thousand*(thousand)^10

The formula is no longer so easy and logical:
n-illion = thousand*(thousand)^n
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Old 09-14-2007, 10:10 AM   #3
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THX Bucky-
I verified that this was ONCE true, but I found info that pointed to England switching the the American system a while back, which, if true, would make the correct answer "CRAP".
Did you find anything to the effect that this (above) system is still in use in England??
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Old 09-14-2007, 10:14 AM   #4
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nope, it is considered outdated by most of the things that i've read.
all except for those with that nauseatingly ubiquitous stiff upper lip.

americanization has won out once more. mwahahahahaaaa!
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Old 09-14-2007, 12:48 PM   #5
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Elvis died Aug. 16, 1977 not the 14th. My hubby is a big Elvis fan so we have all the videos and music and stuff. Haven't made it to Graceland yet but probably will before we die!
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Old 09-14-2007, 12:50 PM   #6
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I maintain a backlog of questions; happened to put this group together on the anniversary of his death. As you point out, He died in August as well, Not September, which clues you to how far ahead I prepare the questions>
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