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luckytrim 07-04-2019 06:28 AM

Trivia 7/4
trivia 7/4
If we wanted to be accurate, we'd celebrate the birth of our Nation on July 2 !

1. Which animal has the largest weight ratio of brain to body mass?
a. - Ants
b. - Small Birds
c. - Mice
d. - Humans
2. Who played 'Xena - Warrior Princess'?
(Hint; Initials LL)
3. John Adams signed the Declaration of Independence , and so did his
cousin: who was this well-known man ?
4. Washington's birthday, Labor Day, Columbus Day and Veteran's Day all fall
on a different date each year, but they always fall on a ______ .
5. Ethiopia is the 'new' name; what's the old one ?
6. In 1884, representatives from the major world powers met in Germany for
an extensive forum. What was the main purpose of the Berlin Conference
(a.k.a. Congo Conference)?
7. What was the first Music group that Kenny Rogers was a member of ?
8. How do you spell the word meaning "Italian dry-cured spiced ham"

Katherine Hepburn has a genealogy stretching as far back as Eleanor of
Aquitaine, a role, incidentally, she played in one of her movies.
1. - a
2. Lucy Lawless
3. Samuel Adams
4. Monday
5. Abyssinia
6. To divide Africa up amongst the European powers
7. the New Christy Minstrels
8. Prosciutto

While Katharine Hepburn was portraying Eleanor of Aquitaine in “The Lion in
Winter”, did she know that Eleanor of Aquitaine was one of her own
ancestors? Furthermore, she was descended from Eleanor in numerous lines,
from both her marriage to Louis VII, King of France (whose son was portrayed
by Timothy Dalton in “The Lion in Winter”) and her marriage to Henry II,
King of England (portrayed by Peter O’Toole in “The Lion in Winter”).
Katharine Hepburn played this fascinating Queen in the movie, and won an
Oscar as a result.
Great-great-100 more times granny would have been proud of her. When they
made Katharine Hepburn, they broke the mold. At a time when women were
usually portrayed as frilly, feminine
and slightly brainless, she was intelligent, outspoken, refused to grant
interviews, always wore trousers, played all sport, refused to wear makeup
except for filming, and had a long term love affair with a married man.
During the course of her career, she won four Academy Awards for her craft.
These included the 1933 "Morning Glory", the 1967 "Guess Who's Coming to
Dinner", the 1968 "The Lion in Winter" and the 1981 "On Golden Pond". This
great actress was born in 1907 and died in 2003.

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