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ARCHIVED TRIVIA

"365 AMAZING TRIVIA FACTS FOR 2006"

Source: Page-A-Day / Workman Publishing

Every Tuesday is a Trivia Tuesday on AmericaJR.com!!

THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. How many letters are in the Arabic alphabet; how many in the Hebrew alphabet?

2. There were 856 toggle switches on the shuttle Discovery when veteran astronaut John Glenn returned to spacein 1998. How many toggle switches were on Friendship 7 when he orbited Earth in 1962?

3. What color slippers did Dorothy wear in the original Wizard of Oz story by L. Frank Baum?

4. Medically speaking, what is meteorism?

5. Where are a horse's brills?

 

THIS WEEK'S ANSWERS

1. Arabic, 28; Hebrew, 22.

2. 56. There also were 8 push-button switches on his first space trip; 219 on his second.

3. Silver. The color was changed to ruby red in the 1939 film because silver didn't look good on the yellow brick road that Dorothy and her friends traveled on.

4. Abdominal gas. It's the distention of the intestines or peritoneal cavity due to gas--a condition that is also known as tympanites.

5. On its eyelids--brills are the hairs on a horse's eyelids.

 

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