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Old 09-05-2019, 05:37 AM   #1
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Trivia 9/5

trivia 9/5
DID YOU KNOW...
Messages from the human brain travel along nerves at up to 200 miles an hour
(322 km/h).-

1. Following his role as Spock on "Star Trek", Leonard Nimoy appeared as
Paris in which television series ?
2. What tree appears on the South Carolina state flag?
3. Eighth in line for the Presidency, this person is a member of the
President's Cabinet and oversees the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S.
Geological Survey, and the National Park Service.
What's their title ?
4. By what name is the fictional Don Diego de la Vega better known ?
5. The actor who played Clarabelle the clown on 'The Howdy Doody Show' went
on to star in his own long-running show... name it ...
6. What is the meaning of the descriptive name Klein?
a. - Short
b. - Tall
c. - Large
d. - Small
7. If a Violinist is playing 'pizzicato', what is he/she doing ?
8. 'The Black Death' refers to an epidemic that killed 30-60% of the
European population... in what century did this take place ? (The disease
didn't disappear after the main outbreak. It killed many more over the
following centuries.)
a. - 13th
b. - 14th
c. - 15th
d. - 16th

TRUTH OR CRAP ??
The first building to be called “Skyscraper” was just 10 stories tall.
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1. 'Mission, Impossible
2. Palmetto
3. Secretary of the Interior
4. Zorro
5. 'Captain Kangaroo'
6. - d
7. Plucking the strings
8. - b

TRUTH !!
A skyscraper is a continuously habitable high-rise building that has over 40
floors and is taller than approximately 150 m (492 ft).
Historically, the term first referred to buildings with 10 to 20 floors in
the 1880's. The definition shifted with advancing construction technology
during the 20th century. Skyscrapers may host commercial offices or
residential space, or both. For buildings above a height of 300 m (984 ft),
the term supertall skyscrapers can be used, while skyscrapers reaching
beyond 600 m (1,969 ft) are classified as megatall Skyscrapers.

The world's first skyscraper was the Home Insurance Building in Chicago,
erected in 1884-1885. The so-called “Father of the Skyscraper” towered all
of 10 stories with its peak at 138 feet, miniature by today's standards but
gargantuan at that time.

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