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Old 08-21-2009, 11:17 AM   #1
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trivia 8/21

trivia 8/21
The world's smallest known surviving baby was Rumaisa Rahman who weighed just 8.6 ounces when she was born in Chicago in 2004.

1. what member of Frodo's fellowship didn't make it out of the mines of moria with his comrades?
2. what US president was shown, after DNA testing, to have fathered an illegitimate son named Eston?
3. which continent gives you the best chance of seeing a cockatiel in the wild?
4. name the actress who played a demon-possessed child in "the exorcist".
5. can you name James Arness' actor brother?
6. who chronicled his rookie year in a book called, "driver #8"?
7. what was cassius clay's middle name?
8. what did Ronald Reagan keep in a beer stein on his desk?

TRUTH OR CRAP ??in 1860, the average length of time it took the pony express to deliver a letter from st. Joseph, mo. to Sacramento, cal. was 21 days.
1. Gandalf
2. Thomas Jefferson
3. Australia
4. Linda Blair
5. Peter Graves
6. Dale Earnhart, Jr.
7. Marcellus
8. Jelly Beans

the average run of 1,966 miles took ten days at nearly 200 miles per day.
the fastest run was pulled off in 7 days, 17 hours by riders carrying Abe Lincoln's inaugural address.
there were about 150 stations between the two cities, each about ten to fifteen miles apart. a pony express man would ride from station to station, changing horses at each one, for about 100 miles, when a new rider would take over.
The service, which began in April, 1860, was short-lived: a year and a half later, the pony express was rendered obsolete and put out of business by the advent of the telegraph.

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― John Stuart Mill
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