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Old 07-28-2011, 03:50 PM   #1
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trivia 7/28

trivia 7/28
The bride's veil traditionally symbolized her youth and virginity. Veils also hid the bride from jealous spirits or the Evil Eye. In the past, veils could be red, blue, or yellow (the color of Hymen, the Greek god of marriage). The modern white veil became popular during the Victorian era as a symbol of purity and modesty. A white veil also connoted that a bride was wealthy enough to wear white.

1. What year saw a massacre by terrorists at a Summer Olympics ?
2. when they talk about the price of crude oil, which is currently hovering around $100
dollars a barrel, how many gallons are in a "barrel"?
3. according to those who compile such information, abnormally large
numbers of UFO sightings occur every______ years.
4. on which continent would you find the atlas mountains?
5. how many degrees of longitude wide is a time zone?
6. of the fifty, Florida has the highest proportion (or percentage) of elderly (65 and over). which state is second in this category?
7. What group of birds is referred to as a "muster" ?
a. - Crows
b. - Peacocks
c. - Sparrows
d. - BlueJays
8. Which talented Pro tennis player earned the nickname "Super Brat" ?
The Baby Ruth candy bar was named in honor of slugger "Babe" Ruth.
1. 1972
2. 42 gallons
3. EVERY 5.1 years
6. Pennsylvania
7. - b
8. John McEnroe
Contrary to popular belief, the nutty treat was named after President Grover Cleveland's daughter Ruth, who died in her early teens.


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Old 07-28-2011, 05:16 PM   #2
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I was close (but not close enough) on the first three. I originally got #7 right but then rethought it. The only ones I got were #8 and Crap. Sheesh!
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