Trivia 12/3

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luckytrim

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trivia 12/3
DID YOU KNOW...
Twenty percent of Iowa's electricity comes from wind power, the most of any of the fifty .

1. What's the largest island in the Mediterranean ?
2. which Walt Disney movie features a character named jiminy cricket?
3. which planet is named for the messenger of the gods?
4. what's the beverage mentioned in the title of Lawrence Welk's theme song?
5. which two land masses are separated by the Bering strait?
6. according to Uncle Remus, who "slung ole br'er rabbit right in de briar
patch!"? 7. which year saw a 25% unemployment rate in the u.s.?
8. who eats ivy in the novelty tune, "mairzeedoats"
TRUTH OR CRAP ??
The word "perfume" comes from the Greek for "Up Close".
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1. Sicily
2. "PINOCCHIO"
3. MERCURY
4. WINE
5. NORTH AMERICA AND ASIA
6. "BR'ER FOX
7. 1933
8. Little Lambs
CRAP !!
Perfume is a word that comes from the Latin "per Funum" which means "Through Smoke".
 

Zhizara

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Today's the best I've done so far. Missed #4 and #7. These are always toughies. It puts me in my place when I start to think I'm so smart at Jeopardy. Keep 'em up.
 

Barbara L

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1. Sicily
2. "PINOCCHIO"
3. MERCURY

4. WINE--Rats, I said champagne!
5. NORTH AMERICA AND ASIA
6. "BR'ER FOX
7. 1933
8. Little Lambs
CRAP !!--I thought it must have something to do with smoke.


:)Barbara
 

PrincessFiona60

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1. Sicily ~~ I said Sardinia
2. "PINOCCHIO"
3. MERCURY

4. WINE
5. NORTH AMERICA AND ASIA
6. "BR'ER FOX

7. 1933 ~~ I hate dates
8. Little Lambs
CRAP !! ~~ Hmmm...not in my meger Latin vocabulary
 

Barbara L

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...CRAP !! ~~ Hmmm...not in my meger Latin vocabulary[/LEFT]
My Spanish classes a zillion years ago helped me out on that one, since I knew fumar is to smoke. By the way, you know the song "La cucaracha?" Do you know that one version (written during the Mexican Revolution, and heavy with political meaning) is about cockroaches smoking pot?
First verse:

Spanish
La cucaracha, la cucaracha,
ya no puede caminar
porque no tiene, porque le falta
marihuana pa' fumar.

English
The cockroach, the cockroach,
can't walk anymore
because it doesn't have, because it's lacking
marijuana to smoke.

:)Barbara
 

PrincessFiona60

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You are so right! I did know that! I forget sometimes to include my knowledge of Spanish...as you said, that was eons ago!:LOL:

I was just going through the medical portion.

You know, I can read enough French to get the notion of what is written, but I can't follow a conversation or write it.

Feliz Navidad...I like that song better!:)
 

LPBeier

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1. Sicily I said Crete
2. "PINOCCHIO"
3. MERCURY

4. WINE I said Champagne too, Barbara!
5. NORTH AMERICA AND ASIA

6. "BR'ER FOX
7. 1933
8. Little Lambs
CRAP !!
Perfume is a word that comes from the Latin "per Funum" which means "Through Smoke".

Only four. But I am way out of practice on this.
 
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