Trivia 11/11

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trivia 11/11
The Mines of South Africa can descend as far as 12,000 feet and reach
temperatures of 130 degrees. To produce an ounce of gold requires 38 man
hours, 1400 gallons of water, and enough electricity to run a large house
for ten days

1. Which of the following beers is NOT Dutch?
a. - Heineken
b. - Tuborg
c. - Amstel
d. - Dommelsch
2. In the King James Version, the last book of the Old Testament is Malachi.
What does Malachi mean?
a. - God's avenger
b. - God's light
c. - God's beloved
d. - God's messenger
3. Which insect is also known as 'the Devil's Darning Needle,' 'The Bee
Butcher' and 'The Mosquito Hawk'?
4. What color eyes do all tigers have with the exception of the white tiger?
a. - Yellow
b. - Orange
c. - Black
d. - Blue
5. After Paris which city has the most French speaking people?
(Hint; It ain't in France...)
6. What was the capital of the Confederacy for most of the war?
7. Who was supposed to marry Juliet before Romeo stole her from him ?
8. In her novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin", Harriet Beecher Stowe created one of
the most evil people ever found in American literature. Who is this villain?

Little girls have always enjoyed playing with dolls, especially with talking
dolls. The first 'Talking' dolls were produced in the 1880's.
1. - b
2. - d
3. the Dragonfly
4. - a
5. Montreal
6. Richmond , Virginia
7. Paris
8. Simon Legree

Thomas Edison was always looking for new ways to market his inventions. In
1889, he came up with the idea for "Edison's Talking Doll." The dolls had a
porcelain head, wooden limbs, and a metal body that contained a miniature
phonograph. A wax cylinder contained about two minutes of popular nursery
rhymes such as "Mary Had a Little Lamb" and "Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep."
The doll was made to talk by turning a crank on its back. The doll was a
massive failure. They were very expensive, costing between $10 and $20 - a
huge sum in those days - and the delicate phonograph mechanism was easily
damaged. But worst of all was the quality of the voices. The nursery rhymes
were recorded by young women who had to literally scream into microphones to
make themselves heard. The result was not a soothing nursery thyme, but
resembled someone being tortured, or something out of "The Exorcist."
Instead of being charmed, most children were frightened out of their wits.
Only about 100 of the dolls were produced. Even Edison had to admit defeat.
He later referred to the dolls as "little monsters."

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