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Old 03-20-2018, 09:31 AM   #1
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Trivia 3/20

trivia 3/20
Before she wrote The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins was a writer for
"Clarissa Explains it All".

1. What is the name of the force that slows and stops a ball rolling on the
(Hint; It's not gravity...)
2. How many colors are there in a rainbow ?
3. What do we call a scientist who studies insects ?
4. Where in the world does the International Date Line sit ?
a. - In the Indian Ocean
b. - In the Atlantic Ocean
c. - In the Pacific Ocean
d. - None of the Above
5. What does NAFTA stand for?
6. Where in the body would you find the conjunctiva?
7. Of the six U.S. Space Shuttles which two were lost?
8. Most of us know about Custer's Last Stand, but how many remember the name of the Native American tribes that was victorious that day?

Pluto is no longer considered a planet.
1. Friction
2. Seven
3. Entomologist
4. - c
5. North American Free Trade Agreement
6. the Eye
7. Columbia and Challenger
8. Lakota Sioux, Northern Cheyenne and Arapaho

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) - the scientific body that
decides the scientific definition of a "planet" and stuff like that -
originally classified Pluto as the ninth planet that orbits the sun.
In 2005, Eris, another really big space rock that orbits the sun, was
discovered. It's 27% larger than Pluto, so it sent the IAU back to the
drawing board to decide what a planet actually is.
The IAU ended up with criteria that neither Pluto nor Eris met, so neither
could be one of the major planets that go around the sun.
Instead, the two are considered dwarf planets. So yes, Pluto is a planet,
it's just a dwarf planet.

“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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