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"365 AMAZING TRIVIA FACTS FOR 2012"

Source: Page-A-Day / Workman Publishing

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

THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. What is the highest known mountain in our solar system?

2. When it comes to stainless steel, what do the numerals 18/8 represent?

3. What does a yellow rear bumper indicate in a NASCAR race?

4. What famous French artist, who quit painting to play chess, spent so much time studying game strategy that his neglected newlywed bride glued his chess pieces to the board?

5. What was 17th-century English scientist Robert Hooke looking at through the newly invented microscope when he discovered--and coined the word--cells?

THIS WEEK'S ANSWERS

1. Mount Olympus, the Martian volcano that's also known by the latin name Olympus Mons. It is more than 16 miles high and has a diameter of 374 miles.

2. 18 percent chromium, 8 percent nickel.

3. That the driver is in his or her first year of NASCAR competition. "Yellow bumper" or "yellow tail" is also auto racing slang for a rookie driver.

4. Surrealist Marcel Duchamp. The marriage did not last.

5. A thin slice of cork. He came up with the word cells because the tony boxlike shapes he saw reminded him of the tiny chambers--known as cells--in a monastery.

 

 

 

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