Trivia 9/6

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Trivia 9/6
DID YOU KNOW .
Cartooning in Japan began in the 12th century, and today more paper is used for comics than for toilet paper in that country.


1. Who was Mickey Rooney's co-star in the "Andy Hardy" series ?
2. Don Knotts starred in "Three's Company". What is the full name of his character?
(Hint ; R____ F_____ )
3. Who was the father of Sir Galahad?
a. - Mordred
b. - Perceval
c. - Merlin
d. - Lancelot
4. . Which is the right pairing in these John Steinbeck works?
a. - Tom Joad in 'East of Eden'
b. - Lee Chong in 'The Grapes of Wrath'
c. - George Milton in 'Of Mice and Men'
d. - Adam Trask in 'Cannery Row'
5. What's the more common name for synchronous diaphragmatic flutter ?
a. - Blinking
b. - Hiccups
c. Facial Tick
d. - Sneeze
6. The 5th Dimension hit the charts with a medley of "Aquarius / Let the Sunshine In" in 1969. In what musical did these songs feature?
7. What is the more formal name for Lockjaw ?
8. In the NATO Phonetic Alphabet, what word represents P?

TRUTH OR CRAP ??
If you were living in London in 1810, you might use a "Knocker-Upper" to wake you in the morning.
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1. Judy Garland
2. Ralph Furley
3. - d
4. - c
5. - b
6. "Hair"
7. Tetanus
8. Papa

TRUTH !!
A product of the Industrial Revolution in Ireland and Britain, a Knocker-up or Knocker-upper was essentially a human alarm clock in an era where functional mechanical alarm clocks were not readily available to the masses.
The Knocker-up's job was to rouse people for a morning work shift. Typically this meant knocking on the door but innovations were adapted to reach multiple doors quickly such as long sticks to tap on windows of higher floors, or even pea shooters to pelt doors. The Knocker would wait for confirmation the worker had risen before moving on. Often it was a job for the elderly but policemen sometimes took it on as a side job during their morning patrols to supplement their pay. The profession waned and eventually becoming obsolete as alarm clocks became more reliable, but it lasted for over 100 years into the 1920s.
 
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