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General Trivia
1. What is Persia called today?
2. True or false: In the Tokyo subway, some workers are hired just to squeeze passengers into crowded cars.
3. Where is the football hall of fame?
4. Which ocean is the largest? 5. A Koala is a bear. True or false?
6. What mammal can read and write?
7. Whose face is on the one dollar bill?
8. How many times does a telephone ring in one minute?
9. What is the main ingredient in glass?

Sports Trivia
1. What are the military press, the snatch and the clean and jerk?
2. What athlete was the winner of two Olympic gold medals and one silver medal for track and field, was a champion golfer, and was named sportswoman of the half century in 1950?
3. What was Babe Ruth's real name?
4. In which sport do you hit a birdie with a racket?
5. What is the highest possible score you can get in a single bowling game?
6. In which popular sport is a ball made of horsehide generally used?

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WHAT A REVERSAL! If a fisherman catches a dew fish, which lives in the depts of the ocean, the drop in pressure as he raises the fish to the surface will turn it inside out!

GETTING EVEN Pennies are not legal tender in amounts over 25, unless the recipient agrees to accept them. In other words, if a debtor owes you more than 25 and spitefully tries to pay you in pennies, you can legally refuse to accept them, without affecting the debt.

Who makes the most money? Adjusting for inflation, the highest paid concert pianist of all time was probably I.J. Paderewski, who amassed a fortune of some five million dollars for displaying his keyboard wizardry in concert. Around 1920, Paderewski had another job to keep him busy when he wasn't practicing the piano - he was prime minister of Poland.

In a television interview during the mid-fifties, Senator Margaret Chase Smith of Maine was being noncommittal about her dreams of running for President. "What would you do if you woke up one morning and found yourself in the White House?" a reporter asked, and Senator Smith replied, "I would go straight downstairs and apologize to Mrs. Eisenhower, and then I would go right home."

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IN MEN'S UNDERWEAR, WHAT DOES THE BVD STAND FOR?
Not, as once believed, "Baby's Ventilated Diapers" or "Boys' Ventilated Drawers," but the three founders of the company - Bradley, Voorhees, and Day.

WAS THE BABY RUTH CANDY BAR NAMED FOR THE BASEBALL PLAYER?
No. it was named for Ruth Cleveland, the oldest daughter of President Grover Cleveland.

WAS THERE A DR. SCHOLL?
Yes. In the late nineteenth century, William (Billy) Scholl left farm life in La Porte, Indiana, for life as a shoemaker in chicago. After noticing how much abuse the average foot takes, he decided to become a podiatrist and treat the problems he saw. Once established as a medical doctor, he created foot products such as the Foot Eazer, an arch support. Eventually he opened factories in the United States and Canada to manufacture the many products that bore his name.

WHAT EXACTLY DOES 20/20 VISION MEAN?
It means that at 20 feet you can read letters on an eye chart that a person with normal vision would be able to read at 30 feet, and so on.

HAIR DOESN'T TURN GRAY OR WHITE AS WE AGE IT TURNS TRANSLUCENT.
Hair only appears to be gray or white because the follicles stop manufacturing pigment, allowing light to appear increasingly white as it passes through the hair. The loss of pigment is also what causes skin to become blotchy with age.

THE PHRASE "IN COLD BLOOD" NEVER HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE TEMPERATURE OF THE BLOOD IN THE VICTIM.
It always described a crime planned and committed mercilessly S unlike a hotblooded crime, which is committed in the passion of the moment.

WHO DECIDED THAT THERE SHOULD BE 60 SECONDS IN A MINUTE AND 60 MINUTES IN AN HOUR?
The ancient Sumerians did. In 2400 B.C., they were the first to divide a circle into 360 degrees, each degree into 60 minutes, and each minute into 60 seconds. When the clock was invented, its round face lent itself to this sexagesimal system.

Why are the large staples used to fasten cardboard cartons made of expensive copper?
They aren't. Carton staples are made out of steel wire. But they are finished with a very thin coating of a copper-sulfate solution, which gives the staples the apperance of copper.

Why are television sets measured diagonally?
From Scott J. Stevens, senior patent counsel for Thomson Consumer Electronics, a division of General Electric: "...the diagonal measurement is larger than either the horizontal of vertical measurement, hence making the pictue appear as large as possible to the customers."

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Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain - and most fools do.

Flirting is the gentle art of making a man feel pleased with himself.

God does not want us to do extraordinary things: He wants us to do ordinary things extraordinarily well.

A man in anticipation of death bought the finest casket available, for delivery at the appropriate time. He told a friend what he had done, describing the gold fittings, teakwood carvings and other features, and mentioned the cost of the casket. His friend expressed horror and urged him to cancel the deal.
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A miser grows rich by seeming poor: an extravagant man grows poor by seeming rich.


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General Trivia Answers
1. Iran
2. True
3. Canton, Ohio
4. The Pacific Ocean
5. False. a koala is a marsupial.
6. The human
7. George Washington
8. 10
9. Sand

Sports Trivia Answers
1. They're basic lifts in Olympic weight-lifting.
2. Babe Didrikson Zaharias
3. George Herman Ruth
4. Badminton
5. A perfect bowling game of 12 strikes will earn the bowler 300 points.
6. Baseball

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