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trivia 2/11
DID YOU KNOW...
New Orleans is roughly on the same parallel as Cairo, New Delhi, and Shanghai.

1. If the earth were the size of a quarter, how big a ball would the sun be?
a. - 3 feet in diameter
b. - 6 feet in diameter
c. - 9 feet in diameter
d. - none of the above
2. True or False;
The majority of the gas that we inhale is oxygen .
3. Which chemical element derives it's name from the Greek word for "sun"?
4. What's the color of the cow in the Gellet Burgess rhyme?
5. Which state has it's largest city at Burlington?
6. Who had a major 1950's song hit with "Wheel of Fortune"?
7. Name the four "Giant" Planets...
8. Trick Question Dept; Name the timepiece with the fewest moving parts ; then name the one with the most moving parts....
TRUTH OR CRAP !!
The first lipsticks were made from fish scales, oil, and a floral essence.

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1. c. - nine feet in diameter
2. False - 78 % of it is nitrogen
3. HELIUM ( from Helios-LT)
4. purple
5.VERMONT
6. Kay Star
7. Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune
8. a Sundial - - an Hourglass
CRAP !!
Ancient Mesopotamian women were possibly the first women to invent and wear lipstick. They crushed semi precious jewels and used them to decorate their lips. Women in the ancient Indus Valley Civilization applied lipstick to their lips for face decoration.
Ancient Egyptians extracted purplish-red dye from fucus-algin, 0.01% iodine, and some bromine mannite, which resulted in serious illness. Cleopatra had her lipstick made from crushed carmine beetles, which gave a deep red pigment, and ants for a base.
Much later, lipsticks with shimmering effects were initially made using a substance found in fish scales called pearlescence.

Lipsticks sold in the USA contain lead, which can cause lip cancer. Lipsticks sold in the E.U. are scrutinized much more closely, and lead is not allowed in the E.U.
 

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1. c. - nine feet in diameter thought it might be more.
2. False - 78 % of it is nitrogen
3. HELIUM ( from Helios-LT)
4. purple
5.VERMONT
6. Kay Star
7. Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune
8. a Sundial - - an Hourglass
CRAP !!

Well, I've done lots worse.
 
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