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Dec 20, 2005
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Trivia 5/10
Less than 2% of edible plant species globally are used by humans, and only 3 (rice, maize, and wheat) contribute 60% of calories obtained by humans from plants.

1. Movie Tag-line Dept ;
'Sex. Clothes. Popularity. Whatever.'
2. What musical group of the 1950s popularized the song "The Great Pretender"?
a. - the Four Aces
b. - the Crew-Cuts
c. - the Four Lads
d. - the Platters
3. In the 1930s and 40s he was often called "The King of Hollywood". She was as well known as him, specialising in comedy roles. She died tragically young in a plane crash. Which couple does this describe?
4. Fill in the Blank ;
The ______ Theses was famously nailed to the door of the Schlosskirche, Wittenberg in the German State of Saxony-Anhalt by Martin Luther .
(Hint ; Looking for a number here......) 5. Who Am I ??
I was born in October 27, 1858 in New York, NY. My mother and wife died on the same day. I was the first president to leave the continental US...Who am I?
a. - Woodrow Wilson
b. - Theodore Roosevelt
c. - Warren G. Harding
d. - Grover Cleveland
6. What hilarious play / film features two kindly but homicidal spinsters, a psychopathic nephew and a brother who thinks he's Teddy Roosevelt?
7. At what age are men most likely to contract Endometriosis?
a. - Early twenties
b. - Late Fifties
c. - Both
d. - Neither
8. Which popular Christmas song actually doesn't mention Christmas anywhere?
(How cold!)
a. - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
b. - Frosty the Snowman
c. - Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer
d. - It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Psychologists have identified a condition in which people held hostage often come to empathise with their captors. It was named after Patty Hearst joined her captors in the SLA... It's called the LA (Los Angeles) Syndrome.
1. "Clueless"
2. - d
3. Clark Gable and Carole Lombard
4. - 95
5. - b
6. Arsenic and Old Lace
7. - d (Men do not normally get endometriosis...It's a woman's disease...)
8. - b

In 1973, a gang was trapped by police while trying to rob a bank in Stockholm, Sweden. They took four hostages and made a number of demands. Six days later, when the siege was ended, the hostages resisted rescue and later refused to testify against their captors. The phenomenon became known as "the Stockholm Syndrome."

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