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#839965 - 10/03/12 12:27 PM Trivia
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Try your hand at these brain-busting trivia questions. Remember, please, that you may not google or use any reference sources for the first 24 hours of this thread.

-1. In land surveying, how long, in feet, is a chain?
-2. Bob Hope and Bing Crosby took movie "roads" to seven destinations. Name them.
-3. What gives the gemstone turquoise its distinctive color?
-4. Which president turned over 40 years of government paychecks to charity?
-5. Which Beatles hits were on the first single recorded by the Fab Four on their Apple label?
-6. Why was the Animal Crackers box designed with a string handle?
-7. What is the meaning of the Greek word kosmetikos, from which we get the word cosmetics?
-8. What great thinker proved that a lunar eclipse is the circular shadow of the earth on the moon?
-9. Where are the only remaining free-roaming panthers in North America?
-10. Where did Samuel Clemens get the idea for his pseudonym, Mark Twain?

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#839970 - 10/03/12 12:41 PM Re: Trivia [Re: Pandora]
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10. From the quote "East is East and West is West, and never the twain shall meet." ?


Edited by Jema (10/03/12 12:42 PM)
Edit Reason: Added the number.
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#839975 - 10/03/12 12:45 PM Re: Trivia [Re: Pandora]
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7. Skilled in decorating. snicker wave
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#839977 - 10/03/12 12:56 PM Re: Trivia [Re: Pandora]
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6. So you could hang it on the Christmas Tree.

I remember when I was little that I would get a box to eat while sitting in the grocery shopping cart while my Mom shopped.
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#839978 - 10/03/12 12:58 PM Re: Trivia [Re: Pandora]
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1. 66 feet ? (seem to recall something about 22 yards = 1 chain!) thumbsup wave

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#839984 - 10/03/12 01:06 PM Re: Trivia [Re: Pandora]
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10. Was it on a boat, sounding out the depth? Rings vague bells... smile
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#840000 - 10/03/12 02:01 PM Re: Trivia [Re: Urban Worrier]
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Rog, sounds right. grin
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#840001 - 10/03/12 02:06 PM Re: Trivia [Re: Pandora]
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3. copper...I think
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#840022 - 10/03/12 03:41 PM Re: Trivia [Re: Pandora]
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Haroula, that one was right up your alley! lol

Gail, Bernie and zook - good answers! wave

Jema and Rog, I'm going with Rog. The boatmen on the Mississippi would call out "mark twain" to indicate a depth of two fathoms. smile
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#840037 - 10/03/12 04:37 PM Re: Trivia [Re: Pandora]
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8. Galileo?

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#840058 - 10/03/12 06:24 PM Re: Trivia [Re: Pandora]
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2. I am pretty sure they went to Rio, Morocco and Zanzibar.
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#840060 - 10/03/12 06:46 PM Re: Trivia [Re: Pandora]
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Flo, try again. smile

flotsam, that's three of the seven! smile
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#840061 - 10/03/12 06:55 PM Re: Trivia [Re: Pandora]
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I've got nothing for #8 if someone else knows.

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#840305 - 10/04/12 05:36 PM Re: Trivia [Re: Pandora]
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Did they go to Bali or Timbuktu?
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#840332 - 10/04/12 08:29 PM Re: Trivia [Re: Pandora]
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Bali yes, Timbuktu no. smile
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