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#861332 - 01/09/13 09:00 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. Which famous American poet penned the line "Into each life some rain must fall"?
-2. Which professional ice hockey star didn't hang up his skates until he was 52?
-3. How did the army of Persian king Xerxes I cross the Hellespont - the strait between Europe and Asia - in 480 B.C.?
-4. What was the name of Col. Sherman Potter's horse in the MASH TV series?
-5. What are the main street lights in Hershey, PA designed to look like?
-6. Where is Pushtu spoken?
-7. What is your problem if you have trichottilomania?
-8. What part of the banana is used to make banana oil?
-9. Where did the British band UB40 get its name?
-10. The giant panda is a member of the bear family. To what family does the much smaller red panda belong?
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#861341 - 01/09/13 09:43 PM Re: Trivia [Re: Pandora]
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7. you have a compulsive disorder to pull out your hair

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#861369 - 01/10/13 01:17 AM Re: Trivia [Re: Pandora]
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2. Gordie Howe?

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#861378 - 01/10/13 03:13 AM Re: Trivia [Re: Pandora]
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3.Xerxes' Pontoon Bridges were constructed for the purpose of Xerxes’ army to traverse the Hellespont wave
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#861383 - 01/10/13 03:27 AM Re: Trivia [Re: Pandora]
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5. Chocolate kisses???
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#861400 - 01/10/13 05:22 AM Re: Trivia [Re: Pandora]
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4. Sophie think
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#861409 - 01/10/13 07:12 AM Re: Trivia [Re: Pandora]
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9. from a tax form wave
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#861422 - 01/10/13 08:23 AM Re: Trivia [Re: Pandora]
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Excellent answers! wave

Xerxes made two bridges out of boats. Alexander the Great used the same method in later years.

Cue, I'm not sure I'd call it a tax form, but you're close. smile
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#861449 - 01/10/13 09:59 AM Re: Trivia [Re: Pandora]
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1. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in "The Rainy Day"
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#861461 - 01/10/13 10:38 AM Re: Trivia [Re: Pandora]
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Spot on, Gail! smile
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#861488 - 01/10/13 12:47 PM Re: Trivia [Re: Pandora]
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9. UB40 was/is the name of the form which had to be completed when registering with the UK Government as unemployed. Hence UB = Unemployment Benefit. wave thumbsup

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#861494 - 01/10/13 01:35 PM Re: Trivia [Re: Pandora]
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That's what I was looking for Bernie! wave
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#861539 - 01/10/13 06:28 PM Re: Trivia [Re: Pandora]
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10. I've heard something about pandas being related to the racoon family???
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#861564 - 01/10/13 07:59 PM Re: Trivia [Re: Pandora]
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You heard right Zook! The red panda is related to the racoons. smile
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#861567 - 01/10/13 08:06 PM Re: Trivia [Re: Pandora]
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6. Afghanistan wave
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#861590 - 01/10/13 10:44 PM Re: Trivia [Re: Pandora]
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8. None

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#861594 - 01/10/13 11:19 PM Re: Trivia [Re: Pandora]
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Both correct! smile

Banana oil is a synthetic compound that has a banana-like aroma.
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