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Old 03-12-2019, 06:33 AM   #1
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Trivia 3/12

trivia 3/12
CIA agents during the Cold War used a method of communication based on how
their shoelaces were tied. The shoelace patterns could convey messages such
as "I have information," "Follow me," or "I have brought another person."

1. Strange Words are these ;
'Consanguineous' refers to people who are related by... what ?
a. - Marriage
b. - Blood
c. - Occupation
d. - Location
2. Eva Cooper was the first person to sue a tobacco company (RJ Reynolds)
for the death of her husband. She lost, of course, but when did she give
this a try?
a. - 1956
b. - 1966
c. - 1976
d. - 1986
3. What type of tree did Zacchaeus climb to have a better view of Jesus?
a. - Fig
b. - Palm
c. - Olive
d. - Sycamore
4. Ringo Starr's son played drums in Ringo's All Starr Band in 1992.
What was his name?
5. Luke and Laura finally tied the knot in 1981, on what Soap Opera ?
6. Who is on the front of the fifty dollar bill?
7. The twelve astrological signs are grouped into four essential elements
which are air, fire, water and earth. Which signs are part of the fire
a. - Gemini, Libra and Aquarius
b. - Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces
c. - Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn
d. - Leo, Aries and Sagittarius
8. Who wrote "The Story of my Life" (1903), "The World I Live In"(1908) and
"Out of the Dark" in 1913?

In Baseball, home plate got its name because of the pentagonal shape that
loos like the silhouette of a house.
1. - b
2. - a
3. - d
4. Zac Starkey
5. General Hospital
6. Grant
7. - d
8. Helen Keller

The five-sided plate was not the game's standard shape until over 55 years
after it was first referred to as "home" plate.
"Prior to 1900, the home base was shaped like the other 3 bases. It was
imbedded in the ground and positioned with an edge pointed at the pitcher's
mound. That configuration made the corners just tiny spots. For the 1900
season the owners changed the shape of the home base in an effort to give
umpires a better view of the base to be able to call balls and strikes. A
base, (first, second, third) is a 12x12 inch square or 144 square inches.
The new home base was 216 square inches and shaped like a pentagon with
straight lines replacing the edges. Not only did the new shape help the
umpires but it gave pitchers a bigger target to throw at."
when you look at home plate, assuming you are observing an officially drawn
or constructed field, all the logic of why home plate is shaped the way it
is, will become evident.

The “front” dimension is straight across and oriented directly to the
pitcher, who because of that fact can see the target and also determine if
his delivery passes over the plate, as can the umpire.

The very back of the plate is an isosceles triangle with the point of the
triangle, if you will, pointing backwards and just beyond that point is foul
territory. The outer edges of the equal sides of the triangle coincide
exactly with the outside edge of the foul line such that ALL of home plate
is in fair territory as is ALL of the foul line.

“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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