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Old 02-15-2010, 04:19 PM   #1
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Trivia 2/15

trivia 2/15
Before he started making serious money as an actor, Sean Connery spent time working as a milkman, a Lorry driver, a dock laborer, an artist's model, a coffin polisher, and a lifeguard.

1. Pepper-box, harquebus and caliver are early forms of what weapon ?
2. How many years did South African President (retired) Nelson Mandella spend in prison ?
3. Who wrote and directed Pulp Fiction ?
4. Really tough question Dept. ;
Name the six singers / acts that made up the very first group of inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ...
5. In what 1993 film does Al pacino win a "Best Actor" Oscar for his portrayal of Colonel Frank Slade ?
6. What sort of critter comes in a "Belgian Draught" variety ?
7. What was the first mammal to be cloned ?
8. What in the world is a "Mouse Mile" ?
The first "Instant Replay" was used during an NFL Football game in the 1960's.

1. Handgun
2. 27
3. Quenton Tarantino
4. Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, James Brown
5. Scent of a Woman
6. a Horse
7. a sheep, named Dolly, in honor of singer Dolly Parton
(it was cloned from a Mammary cell; we'll leave you to work out the connection!)
8. it's the term for how far your mouse travels when you are using your computer
A 1955 episode of Hockey Night in Canada (HNIC) broadcast by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). George Retzlaff, director in Toronto, used a "hot processor" to develop kinescope footage of an ice hockey goal for a wet-film-replay within 30 seconds. Retzlaff had no approval for his experiment.[2] MacLaren, HNIC's advertising agency, was annoyed it could not publicize the technique, and the Montreal studio did not have the technology to replicate it; so CBC prevented Retzlaff reusing it.

On Live Television, CBS director Tony Verna invented a system to enable a standard videotape machine to "instantly replay", on 7 December 1963, for the Army–Navy Game.
After technical hitches, the only replay broadcast was Rollie Stichweh's winning touchdown. It was replayed at the original speed, with commentator Lindsey Nelson advising viewers "Ladies and gentlemen, Army did not score again!"
Slow motion replay was initiated a few years later by ABC.
Replay from analog disk storage was trialled by CBS in 1965, and commercialized in 1967 by the Ampex HS-100, which had a 30-second capacity and freeze frame capability.

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