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Old 09-18-2012, 04:00 PM   #1
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trivia 9/18

trivia 9/18

One-fourth of the world's population lives on less than $200 per year. Ninety million
people survive on less than $75 a year.

1. What religious figure hosts "The 700 Club"?
2. Who was nick-named "The Man of a Thousand Voices" for his voice work in
3. Under what name did raspy-voiced dee-jay Robert Smith achieve wide fame?
4. What actor portrayed controversial comedian Lenny Bruce in the 1974 bio-pic,
5. Located in New Jersey, what is the only State University that was begun in the colonial
6. Who was the original host of "JEOPARDY"?
7. Name the 1970 title role that won George C. Scott an Oscar.
8. What sort of a critter comes in a "Hellbender" variety?
Charles Goodyear, the inventor of vulcanized rubber, began his first experiments with the
material while in jail.
4. Dustin Hoffman
5. Rutgers
8. salamander
Goodyear was imprisoned for debt twice, spending his savings to find a way to prevent
rubber from melting in summer and becoming brittle in winter. In 1834, while in debtor's
prison, Goodyear began experiments introducing various powders to rubber.
In 1839, while surviving on charity, he stumbled on the additive that would lead to
vulcanized rubber. Despite patenting the process, Goodyear died $200,000 in debt. Six
of his children would reap the rewards of the patent, but another six died of malnutrition.


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Old 09-18-2012, 04:40 PM   #2
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Okay, I am not doing well with these lately!

I got 4 right and should have known another 3.
Living gluten/dairy/sugar/fat/caffiene-free and loving it!

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