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Old 09-03-2012, 08:28 AM   #1
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trivia 9/3

trivia 9/3
The first U.S. military decoration, the Purple Heart, was instituted by General George Washington in 1782 (Badge of Military Merit) and awarded for bravery in action. The records show that only three men received it during the American Revolutionary War, all of them noncommissioned officers.

1. What is the first sign in the Chinese zodiac.
a. - Horse
b. - Rat
c. - Dog
d. – Tiger
2. Who wrote The Autobiography of Malcolm X. and Roots ?
3. During its infancy, the National Park Service sought to protect the giant sequoias from all danger. However, the trees were nearly brought to ruin by the suppression of which natural occurrence?
4. What vitamins do eggs contain?
a. - None of these
b. - D and B12 only
c. - A and C only
d. - A, D, E, B group.
5. Definitions (C) ;
n~ a medallion carved with a profile cut in raised relief.
6. What city has the longest metro system?
a. – Shanghai
b. – New York City
c. – London
d. – Delhi
7. What does an anemometer measure?
8. What book featured “Topsy, who growed” ?
If your hard-boiled egg shows a grayish or greenish tinge when peeled, you’ve boiled a bad egg.

BONUS Q; Really Tuff Question Dept;

See if you can figure out what these seven words all have in common!







1. – b
2. Alex Haley
3. Fire
4. – d
5. Cameo
6. – a
7. wind speed
8. Uncle Toms Cabin
The heat involved in boiling the egg causes chemical changes to the soft matter which makes it harden. The discoloring that sometimes occurs (gray or green) is caused by iron and sulfur compounds that accumulate when eggs are overcooked. Although the discolored egg yolks don't look great, it does not affect the taste or nutritional value of the eggs.

BONUS Q; Really Tuff Question Dept;

In all of the words listed, if you take the first letter, place it at the end of the word, and then spell the word backwards, it will be the same word.

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