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Old 11-29-2006, 03:45 PM   #1
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trivia 11/29

trivia 11/29

At horse racing tracks, the favorite wins fewer than 30% of all races.
1. In what movie musical would you find the group, "Sha-Na-Na" portraying the group, "Johnny Casino and the Gamblers"?
2. When the "Mario" character debuted in the video game, "Donkey-Kong" what was his name?
3. Which Saturday morning children's show was set in "Living Island"?
4. Which TV sit-com used a Frank Sinatra song as it's theme?
5. The book "Lost Moon" by James Lovell was the basis for what movie?
6. What does a conchologist specialize in or collect?
7. Istanbul, Turkey has been known by two other names in it's history; Constantinople is one........ what's the other?
8. The Byron Nelson award is presented in what sport?
During the middle of the nineteenth century, arsenic was commonly known as "inheritance powder".
2. jumpman
5. "apollo 13"
6. seashells
It was called inheritance powder because people often used it to dispatch a wealthy old relative and "claim" their inheritance early. Since it was used as a rat poison and household cleaning agent, arsenic was readily available over the counter. Undetectable when mixed with food, it was also difficult to pinpoint as the cause of death.
Fortunately, tests have been developed to help prosecutors better identify arsenic poisoning.


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Old 11-29-2006, 08:04 PM   #2
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Got #1, 3, 4, 6 and 7. Although for years I thought HR Pufnstuf was spelt much differently (and I'll now be singing that stupid theme song all night)
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