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Old 04-24-2020, 08:29 AM   #1
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Trivia 4/24

trivia 4/24
DID YOU KNOW...
In its first season, “Cheers” finished dead last in the Neilson Ratings.


1. Who appointed the Warren Commission?
2. What are the Surnames of the three Apollo 1 crew members who died in a
capsule fire ?
3. Who led the Israelites into the Promised Land?
4. How many US states border the Great Lakes?
a. - 5
b. - 6
c. - 7
d. - 8
5. In chess, what is the only piece that cannot directly attack or check the
other player's king?
6. The award-winning novel, 'The Handmaid's Tale' would fall into which type
of literature ?
a. – Science / Speculative Fiction
b. - Romance
c. - Horror
d. - Crime
7. Name That Tune ;
When it's cold outside, I've got the month of May.
I guess you'll say,
What can make me feel this way?"
8. What city connects Palatine, Aventine, Caelian, Capitoline, Esquiline,
Quirinal and Viminal ?

TRUTH OR CRAP ??
Chef Julia Child (who was six feet-two inches tall) worked for the Spy
Agency, OSS during WWII, and while there, she invented Shark repellent.
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1. Lyndon Johnson
2. Grissom, White and Chaffee
3. Joshua
4. - d
5. The king
6. - a
7. 'My Girl'
8. (The seven hills of) Rome

TRUTH !!
Julia had been turned down by the US Navy (they said she was too tall) and
instead joined the OSS (Office of Strategic Services), an intelligence
organization created in June 1942. The OSS was a spy agency, precursor to
the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency), and it played a significant role in
the war effort. Child's work was top-secret, and only became public
knowledge in 2008, when thousands of personnel documents were published for
the first time.
Yes, She was 6'2" tall !
Yes, She invented Shark Repellant, which is still in use today .
Since underwater explosives were often used against Nazi vessels, it was
important that sharks not get near them, as the sharks would often bump into
the explosives or jostle them and set them off prematurely. The explosives
would be coated with the repellent, keeping the sharks away. This was
critically important in the battle against German U-boats.

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