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Old 09-09-2011, 09:51 AM   #1
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trivia 9/9

trivia 9/9
Surfing, or heenalu, was invented thousands of years ago by the Polynesians who first settled Hawaii. Their boards weighed more than 150 pounds and measured up to twenty feet.

1. name the two Americans (full names please) executed for giving the a-bomb secrets to the soviets.
2. name the Nobel prize winning author who took his own life in 1961.
3. on what day of the week was pearl harbor attacked?
4. who coined the term, "iron curtain"?
5. what year was the USA's bicentennial?
6. name the first atomic-powered submarine.
7. This term was first coined by scientist James Watt in 1782, and when cars came along, the term was applied to them; what's the term?
8. What does Noblesse Oblige translate to ?
Auguste Escoffier established a number of famous hotels world-wide.
5. 1976
6. USS Nautilus
7. Horseless carriage
8. French phrase literally meaning "nobility obliges".
The Dictionnaire de l’Académie française defines it thus:
1. - Whoever claims to be noble must conduct himself nobly.
2. - (Figuratively) One must act in a fashion that conforms to one's position, and with the reputation that one has earned.
Auguste Escoffier was a legendary French chef credited with inventing Pêche Melba and other classic dishes.
He formed a partnership with César Ritz, and the two men established a number of famous hotels, including the Grand Hotel in Rome and numerous Ritz Hotels around the world.
In 1902, Escoffier published Le Guide Culinaire, which contains 5,000 recipes and is still used today as both a cookbook and textbook for classic cooking.

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