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Old 04-20-2018, 09:19 AM   #1
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Trivia 4/20

trivia 4/20
DID YOU KNOW...
William Moulton Marston (1893-1947), the inventor of the Systolic Blood
Pressure Test, also created the iconic comic book heroine, Wonder Woman.

1. When breaking off the tail of a lobster, a person may encounter a
reddish-orange, squishy substance where the tail meets the torso of the
lobster. What is this substance called?
2. Who played the Title role in the 1950's TV series, "The Adventures of
Superman" ?
3. Which word best fits into these blank spaces: "The ____ For Scandal",
"____ Day", "____ Is Out", and "The ____ For Wives"?
4. What Rock band recorded "Eye of the Tiger" ?
5. What is the national drink of Greece?
6. What sort of critters are included in the biological order Lepidoptera?
7. Which 1950's TV show featured identical cousins Patty and Cathy Lane?
8. Who penned "The Old Man and the Sea" ?

TRUTH OR CRAP ??
The letter "E" is the one that's used most.
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1. Coral
2. George Reeves
3. School
4. Survivor
5. Ouzo
6. Butterflies and moths
7. The Patty Duke Show
8. Ernest Hemingway

TRUTH !!
According to AskOxford.com, Samuel Morse counted the number of times that
letters appeared in sets of printers' type. He needed to know which letters
were more common so that he could give the most commonly used letters the
simpler codes. The experts at Oxford did their own study using the 'Concise
Oxford Dictionary', and the results were the same--the letter 'E' is the
most commonly used letter.

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Old 04-20-2018, 09:29 AM   #2
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I took a half year printing class in high school in the early 60s. For what it's worth, I learned the most frequently used letters were: E, T, A, O, I, N, S, H, R, D, L, U, C.
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Old 04-21-2018, 02:28 PM   #3
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Wowzers !
T before A ....
I would have lost $$ on that ...
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Old 04-21-2018, 03:16 PM   #4
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I think, because of the word "the", 'e' and 't' make the tops of the list.
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