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Old 07-29-2019, 05:54 AM   #1
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Trivia 7/29

trivia 7/29
Monkeys can understand written numbers and can even count. They can also
understand basic parts of arithmetic and even, in rare cases, multiplication

1. During the late 1950s and early 1960s many infants in Europe were born
with deformed limbs that resembled flippers. This deformity was traced to
the side effects of a prescription drug used to treat morning sickness. What
is the name of this drug?
2. Ferlin Husky's biggest hit was a Religious song... What was the title ?
3. How many square inches in a square foot ?
4. Who was the title character in the 1969 film "Anne of a Thousand Days"?
5. What was the year, make, and model of the car on which the General Lee
was based (albeit heavily modified)?
6. Which of these is counted as a vegetable allowance by the USDA?
a. - mustard
b. - salsa
c. - ketchup
d. - None of these
7. In which country was Oscar-winning actor Yul Brynner born?
a. - Romania
b. - Georgia (The Country, not the State)
c. - Hungary
d. - Russia
8. A palmiped's feet are more commonly referred to as what?

Harold Jenkins, AKA Conway Twitty, was offered a contract to play for the
Philadelphia Phillies after High School.
1. thalidomide
2. 'Wings of a Dove'
3. - 144
4. Anne Boleyn
5. 1968/69 Dodge Charger
6. - b
7. - d
8. Webbed

Conway Twitty was born as Harold Lloyd Jenkins in Friars Point, Mississippi,
on September 1, 1933, to Floyd Jenkins and Velma. He was named after the
famous ‘silent movie’ actor, Harold Lloyd, by his great-uncle.

At the age of ten, Jenkins moved to Helena, Arkansas, with his family where
he formed his first singing group named ‘Phillips County Ramblers’.

At the age of twelve, he had his own local radio show every Saturday
morning. He also started playing baseball as a teenager. He got an
opportunity to play for the ‘Philadelphia Phillies’ after he completed his
high school; however, he was drafted into the United States Army where he
formed a group ‘Cimmerons’ and performed for his fellow soldiers.
Allegedly, in 1957, Jenkins decided that his real name was not memorable enough and sought a better show business name. In The Billboard Book of Number One Hits, Fred Bronson states that the singer was looking at a road map when he spotted Conway, Arkansas, and Twitty, Texas, and chose the name Conway Twitty.

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― Mahatma Gandhi
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