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Old 08-17-2019, 04:20 AM   #1
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Trivia 8/17

trivia 8/17
DID YOU KNOW...
Prohibition, or the outlaw of the sale and consumption of alcohol, began on
July 1, 1919. The night before, the city of Chicago experienced
over $2 million in liquor sales.


1. The city of Chicago is located in which Illinois county?
2. What language is predominantly used to author webpages on all platforms?
3. This fluid is in the sac outside the heart. It protects the heart from
being damaged during impact accidents. What is its name?
4. If Africa were the face of a clock, where would Coastal Country of
Mozambique sit ?
a. - Between 12 and 3
b. - Between 3 and 6
c. - Between 6 and 9
d. - Between 9 and 12
5. Ad Slogans ;
Raise your hand if you're ----- !
6. What was Jane Russell's first name ?
a. - Elvira
b. - Constance
c. - Shirley
d. - Ernestine
7. Which American Civil War battle had features such as 'The Devil's Den',
'Little Round Top', and 'The Wheat Field' as focal points of attack?
8. What dog, originally from Germany, is beloved by many for the fact that
it is hypoallergenic?

TRUTH OR CRAP ??
Roger Bannister was the first human to break the four-minute mile with a new
world record of 3:59.4 on 6/6/54, only to have his record broken 6 weeks
later.
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1. Cook County
2. HTML
3. Pericardial fluid
4. - b
5. Sure
6. - d (Her Middle name was Jane)
7. Battle of Gettysburg
8. Poodle

TRUTH !!
John Landy and Bannister were great rivals and the world watched keenly to
see who would be the first to break through the magical four minute barrier.
History now records Bannister being the first to the mark in 3:59.4.

Landy set a new world record 46 days later at 3:57.9.

The pair clashed famously two months after that at the 1954 Empire Games in
Vancouver, where Landy, at the
last turn looked over his left shoulder to see where his opponent was at the
same point that Bannister ran past him on his right to a memorable victory.

John Landy took the Olympic oath on behalf of the athletes at the 1956
Melbourne Olympic Games and would go on to become the 26th Governor of
Victoria (Australia).

The "four-minute barrier" has since been broken by over 1,400 male athletes,
and is now the standard of all male professional middle distance runners in
cultures that use Imperial units.

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