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Old 09-21-2019, 11:58 AM   #1
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Trivia 9/20

trivia 9/20
Sleepwalking is called somnambulism (Latin somnus "sleep" + ambulare "to
walk"). About 18% of the world suffers from somnambulism.

1. How long does it take to cover all of the zodiac signs on the Chinese
calendar ?
2. The crinoline skirt or petticoat was the popular choice of dress in the
1850s for women of all classes ;
What was very different about these skirts, compared to others ?
3. What kind of form best describes Coral Polyps ?
a. - Animal
b. - Vegetable
c. - Mineral
d. - All of These
4. What is Prince Phillip's Title , Duke of ..... ?
(Bonus ; He was born "Prince Philip of ______and _________"
5. From 1958-61, "Sea Hunt" was a popular syndicated adventure program. Who
was he?
6. Five brothers from Waterloo, Iowa perished when their ship, the USS
Juneau (CL-52), was sunk by a Japanese submarine. What was their last name?
a. - Parkinson
b. - Robertson
c. - Sullivan
d. - Tucker
7. The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi, CA, displays a portrait
of the former president that had been constructed using a rather unusual
medium ; what was that medium ?
8. Strange Words are These;
After an examination and a chest X-ray, the physician informs the patient
that he has a pneumothorax.
What's his problem ?

Most Roman gladiators were vegetarians.
1. - 12 Years
2. The skirt traditionally had steel cages or hoops to help give the skirt
its full structure.
3. - a
4. Edinburgh (Greece and Denmark)
5. Lloyd Bridges
6. - c
7. Jelly Beans
8. a Collapsed Lung

Roman gladiators had a diet that was mostly vegetarian, according to an
analysis of bones from a cemetery where the arena fighters were buried.
The study has been carried out by academics from the Medical University of
Vienna in Austria and the University of Bern in Switzerland.
They found the gladiator diet was grain-based and mostly meat-free.
The examination of gladiator bones also found evidence they drank a drink
made from plant ashes.
This ash drink was a form of health-boosting tonic to help gladiators
recover after fighting and training.
"Plant ashes were evidently consumed to fortify the body after physical
exertion and to promote better bone healing," says Fabian Kanz, from the
department of forensic medicine at the Medical University of Vienna.
He said it was like the way "we take magnesium and calcium, in the form of
effervescent tablets, for example, following physical exertion".

“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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