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Old 01-25-2020, 08:25 AM   #1
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Trivia 1/25

trivia 1/25
The number of Americans who died in the Vietnam War is 58,220. The number of
MIA/POW at the war's end was 2,646, and as of January 2018, 1,601 soldiers
remain unaccounted for.

1. A musical Question ...
"Who can take a sunrise? Sprinkle it with dew..."
2. Elle MacPherson was known as 'The Body', but where was that body born ?
a. - Ireland
b. - USA
c. - Hawaii
d. - Australia
3. PSY's "Gangnam Style" became a global worldwide hit in 2012. Which
country did PSY originally come from?
4. Whom did "Time Magazine" name as "Man of the Year" for 1938?
a. - Charles Lindbergh
b. - Adolph Hitler
c. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
d. - Pablo Picasso
5. If something is described as 'Reniform", what shape is it ?
6. Can you name the Detective show that featured Mike Connors in the Title
role ?
7. Which of the Great Lakes lies entirely within the USA ?
8. Who was Witherspoon's twin brother in 'Pleasantville' (1998), Homer
Wells, the orphan in 'The Cider House Rules' (1999) and the famous horse
racing jockey in 'Seabiscuit' (2003)?

Before he published "Don Quixote", Miguel de Cervantes spent time in prison
for attempted homicide.
1. "the Candy Man Can..."
2. - d
3. South Korea
4. - b
5. Kidney-Shaped
6. "Mannix"
7. Lake Michigan
8. Tobey Maguire

The Crime was embezzlement !
Cervantes was the son of a surgeon, who had an interesting litany of jobs
before he wrote his most famous novel "Don Quixote". In 1569, he went to
Rome and worked as a chamber assistant to a cardinal. He later enlisted in
the Spanish Navy, and was captured by pirates, with whom he spent five years
in captivity. He then worked as a purchaser for the Spanish Armada and a tax
collector for the Spanish government. It was at this time that his accounts
were looked over, and several discrepancies found due to his embezzlement of
funds, something not exactly uncommon during the time. It is said that the
idea for "Don Quixote" came to Cervantes while he was in prison.

“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
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