Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Trivia Tuesday: December 27th, 2011 Answers

10.  There are only 4 common words in the English language that do not rhyme with any other words. Three of these words share a common characteristic. What are the 4 words? Month, Silver, Orange, and Purple

9.  This animal's eye is bigger than it's brain. Ostrich

8.  These two men, who were Founding Fathers, previous US Presidents, and  signers of the Declaration of Independence, died on the same day, July 4th, 1826, fifty years to the day after the birth of America. Answer: Thomas Jefferson & John Adams. There is a rich history involving the acrimonious relationship between these two men. It is often repeated that John Adams, on that fateful July the 4th, at the age of 91, collapsed into his favorite reading chair, saying, "Jefferson still survives!" before he dying around 6:20pm.  He was wrong, as Jefferson had died earlier that day around 1pm.

7. What was the first man-made device that caused a "sonic-boom?" Answer: A bull-whip. The crack you hear from snapping a whip is caused by the end of the whip traveling faster than the speed of sound, breaking the sound-barrier, resulting in a small sonic-boom.

6. This is the only known animal that can contract & spread leprosy to humans. Armadillos

5. This future Soviet dictator studied for the priesthood at a Jesuit seminary, with ambitions of serving in the Orthodox Church, before he was drawn into revolutionary circles and Marxism. Joseph Stalin

4.  This famous bank robber also played semi-professional baseball in Indiana. John Dillinger.

3.  What did Al Capone's business card say? His business card read, "Alphonse Capone, Secondhand Furniture Dealer, 2220 South Wabash Avenue."

2.  Indiana was home to one of the world's few female serial killers. Who was she? Belle Gunness. This a fascinating story, and an intriguing part of Indiana history!

1.  Facebook has how many users? Over 800 million active users, 75% of which are outside the United States!

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