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Old 10-10-2019, 05:54 AM   #1
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Trivia 10/10

trivia 10/10
In Calama, a town in the Atacama Desert of Chile, it has never rained, not
once, in recorded history...

1. Which part of the sun can be seen during a total solar eclipse?
2. How many bones make up an adult's Vertebral column ?
a. - 7
b. - 12
c. - 18
d. - 26
3. Panama's currency shares what name with a Sylvester Stallone character;
what is it ?
4. What was the name of the President who served between Cleveland's two
terms ?
(Hint; This POTUS's Grandfather also held the Office...)
5. What lodge did Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble belong to?
6. What was the favorite food of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?
7. Add a career convenience store robber plus a dedicated cop plus a
kidnapping plus a southwestern state and what Coen Brothers 1987 film do you
8. Jackie Robinson won the very first 'Rookie of the Year' award... what
year was it ?
a. - 1946
b. - 1947
c. - 1948
d. - 1949

The Frozen Dead Guy Festival is an annual celebration held in Nederland,
Colorado, to celebrate the alleged cryogenic freezing of Walt Disney.
1. the Corona
2. - d
3. the Balboa
4. Benjamin Harrison
5. The Loyal Order of Water Buffaloes
6. Pizza
7. 'Raising Arizona'
8. - b

The town of Nederland, Colo. has its annual Frozen Dead Guy Days festival,
celebrating the corpse of a guy whose family froze him after his 1989 death
with the hope he might be revived in the future.
Bo Shaffer— affectionately dubbed "Ice Man" — tended to the frozen corpse of
Bredo Morstoel for 18 years in the family's absence.

Shaffer's connection with the frozen man began when Morstoel's grandson
Trygve Bauge was deported from the U.S. to his native Norway in the mid-90s,
forcing him to search for a caretaker to ensure Morstoel remained frozen.
Shaffer, who lives 45 miles outside Nederland, first made contact with
Morstoel's grandson based on a shared interest in cryonics, and Bauge
offered Shaffer the job of preserving his deceased grandfather's corpse.

For the next 18 years, Shaffer transported 1,600 to 1,800 pounds of dry ice
a month to a hilltop shed housing the preserved corpse. There, he packed the
dry ice into a homemade freezer box made from plywood and styrofoam, which
encased the metal sarcophagus holding Morstoel's corpse.

After installing the dry ice each month, Shaffer took photos of the freezer
box and recorded its temperature, anywhere between minus 60 and minus 100
degrees Fahrenheit.
Shaffer found the work tedious and recruited a small team of helpers,
students from the University of Colorado Boulder who were intrigued with the
novelty of the strange job.

“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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