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Old 01-09-2020, 08:43 AM   #1
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Trivia 1/9

trivia 1/9
DID YOU KNOW...
All dogs can be traced back 40 million years ago to a weasel-like animal
called the Miacis which dwelled in trees and dens. The Miacis later evolved
into the Tomarctus, a direct forbear of the genus Canis, which includes the
wolf and jackal as well as the dog.


1. What's the more common name for Naupathia ?
(Hint; Admiral Neslon would certainly know...)
2. What is the commonly used number of tiles in a game of Mahjong?
a. - 100
b. - 144
c. - 196
d. - 200
3. " Seventy six trombones led the big parade", with how many of what
instrument close at hand ??
4. Who created the game shows "Jeopardy!" and "Wheel of Fortune"?
(Hint; Talk Show Host...)
5. In what city is the United States Air Force Academy located ?
6. What sort of critter is pictured on the National Flag of Wales ?
(Bonus; what color is the critter ?)
7. In 1957, in a movie, Frank Sinatra sang about an ant that moved a Rubber
Tree plant...
Name the Song...
(Bonus; Name the Movie ...)
8. What was the name of Taiwan, before the change ?

TRUTH OR CRAP ??
Helium is the only chemical element that was discovered outside the Earth
before being discovered on Earth.
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1. Seasickness
2. - b
3. a Hundred & Ten Cornets
4. Merv Griffin
5. Colorado Springs
6. Dragon (Red)
7. 'High Hopes" ('A Hole in the Head')
8.Formosa

TRUTH !!
Helium is the only chemical element that was discovered outside the Earth
before being discovered on Earth. Pierre Janssen, a French astronomer,
spotted it in the spectral analysis of a solar eclipse in 1866; the first
discovery on Earth was in 1903 in a natural gas field. It can make a balloon
inflate and float because it is lighter than the gases in air.

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