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Old 11-29-2012, 04:49 PM   #1
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trivia 11/29

trivia 11/29
Nine Presidents never attended college: Washington, Jackson, Van Buren, Taylor, Fillmore, Lincoln, A. Johnson, Cleveland, and Truman. The college that has the most presidents as alumni (seven in total) is Harvard: J. Adams, J. Q. Adams, T. Roosevelt, F. Roosevelt, Kennedy, G. W. Bush (business school), and Barack Obama (law school). Yale is a close second, with five presidents as alumni: Taft, Ford (law school), G.H.W. Bush, Clinton (law school), and G. W. Bush.

1. What TV sit-com featured a talking 1928 Porter automobile?
2. From start to finish, how much did the Mt. Rushmore sculptures cost ?
a. - less than $1 million
b. - between $1 million and $1 1/2 million
c. -between $1 1/2 million and $2 million
d. - more than $2 million
3. What was Apollo Creed's nickname in the "Rocky" films?
4. What's the former Lew Alcindor's name now?
5. What's the name shared by a nursery rhyme and Ella Fitzgerald's first hit song?
6. Is deodar animal, vegetable or mineral ?
7. To which city must I travel in order to view "The Last Supper" painting?
8. Which two countries are separated by the Gulf of Bothnia?
Country singer Johnny Cash was inspired to write the song, "Ring of Fire" after visiting
Hawaii and viewing the volcanoes there.
1. "My Mother, the Car"
2. - a (US$989,992.32)
5. "a Tisket, a Tasket"
6. vegetable (a tree)
Johnny didn't even write it! "Ring of Fire" was co-written by June Carter, Johnny's future
bride, and Merle Kilgore, who would be best man at their wedding. The song is based on
a poem, "Love's Ring of Fire" by Bob Johnston. It was first recorded by June's sister,
"Ring of Fire" stayed at the top of the Country chart for seven weeks, and made it to #17
on the Pop chart.
Johnny's daughter, Roseanne Cash, recently wisely refused to allow the tune to be used is
a hemorrhoids ad jingle.


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Old 11-29-2012, 05:13 PM   #2
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I missed #3, #4, #6, and #8. I knew CRAP. Not so good this time. I blame it on old age. I have more stuff to remember than you young whippersnappers do.

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Old 11-29-2012, 05:25 PM   #3
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I didn't do very well. I got #s 1, 2, 4, and T or C. I knew that June co-wrote it. I've found myself singing that song quite a bit lately for some reason.
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