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luckytrim 07-09-2008 06:58 AM

Trivia 7/9
 
trivia 7/9
DID YOU KNOW...
Over it's 215 mile length, there are more than 100 bridges over the Thames river in England.
1. Name the torch singer who had a big hit with Fever .
2. Can you name the three countries that border on Paraguay ?
3. What magazine gives out the "Golden Caliper" award to its "Car of the Year" winner ?
4. Who beat out FDR and Gandhi to be named TIME magazine's "Person of the Century" in 1999 ?
5. On His historic solo flight across the Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh took off from Roosevelt field in what state ?
6. Which country was forced by Britain to sign the "Boxer Protocol" after their rebellion was put down in 1901 ?
7. What famous comedian was a Congressional Medal of Honor
recipient ?
8. What Government agency's motto is "Fidelity, Integrity, Bravery" ?
TRUTH OR CRAP ??
The modern bikini got it's name from Bikini Atoll, the famous atomic test site.
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1. PEGGY LEE
2. BRAZIL, ARGENTINA, bolivia
3. motor trend
4. ALBERT EINSTEIN
5. NEW YORK
6. CHINA
7. BOB HOPE
8. fbi
TRUTH !!
The two French men who "re-invented" the famous suit in 1946, were thinking it needed to be named after something tiny and "hot".
They weren't exactly two-piece pioneers, 'tho; the skimpy style dates back to ancient Roman wall paintings.

quicksilver 07-09-2008 08:00 AM

Hey, again, l.t.

#1, okay
#2, I could have, if I knew. Ha!
#3, okay, only because I watch or listen to a show on
saturdays, on PBS, called MotorWeek. And only
watch because I like the shows before and after
that.
#5, okay, because Roosevelt Field was the give away.
#6, okay
#7, so ashamed I didn't figure this one out.

Thanks, l.t. Have a good day.....

Barbara L 07-10-2008 03:13 AM

I did terribly on this one. I knew Peggy Lee sang "Fever," but I couldn't remember. The dumb thread opened at the bottom (I hate that) and the name Bob Hope flashed at me. I probably wouldn't have gotten it anyway, but who knows. I hate when it starts at the bottom, as it often does now. On #2 I got Argentina, but I was guessing countries that were farther south. Anyway, I only got #s 5, 6, 8, and T or C (without guessing--I wouldn't be caught dead in a bikini, but I do know about the atoll, lol).

:rolleyes:Barbara

Barbara L 07-10-2008 03:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by quicksilver (Post 642297)
#5, okay, because Roosevelt Field was the give away.

I was pretty sure he took off from New York, but Roosevelt Field clinched it for me too. Not that I have a clue where Roosevelt Field is, but I knew that both Presidents Roosevelt were born in New York, so that sounded right.

:smile:Barbara


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