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Old 09-14-2012, 10:13 AM   #1
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trivia 9/14

trivia 9/14

DID YOU KNOW...
The Frigate bird can fly at 94 MPH !
The snail moves at a rate of 0.000362005 miles per hour.


1. What group had hits with "We've Only Just Begun" and "Sing"?
2. What was the original name of the city, Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh ?
3. On October 17, 1989, an Earthquake occurred in California, ....
a. – twenty-six minutes before Game three of the World series was scheduled to begin
b. - twenty-six minutes after Game three of the World series started
c. - twenty-six minutes after Game three of the World series ended
4. What film has the distinction of being the only Academy Award “Best Picture” winner whose title ends with an exclamation point ?
5. What’s the more common word for a fata morgana ?
6. A Causeway lined with hundreds of Sphinxes once connected the Temple at Karnak with what other great Temple ?
TRUTH OR CRAP ??
The term “Tabloid” was created and trademarked in 1844, and referred to a pill.
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1. The Carpenters
2. Saigon
3. – a
4. Oliver!
5. Mirage
6. The Temple at Luxor
TRUTH !!
It was the name created and trademarked by Burroughs, Wellcome & Company for a small pill containing a concentration of different ingredients.
The term was soon being applied to anything in compressed form, and eventually became associated with newspapers.

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