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"365 AMAZING TRIVIA FACTS FOR 2009"

Source: Page-A-Day / Workman Publishing

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THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. When it comes to animals, what are the nyala, the bongo, the tssessebe, and the sitatunga?

2. in baseball scorekeeping, why is the letter K used to indicate a strikeout? Why not an S?

3. What do the different colored twist ties and tags on packaged loaves of bread indicate?

4. What is the highest price ever paid by the United States for a territorial acquisition?

5. How did the tiny town of Why, Arizona, get its name?

THIS WEEK'S ANSWERS

1. Antelopes--all native to Africa.

2. The S was needed to represent a sacrifice under the scorekeeping system devised in the mid-1800s by sportswriter Henry Chadwick.

3. The day the bread is delivered to local stores. Fresh bread is usually delivered five days a week.

4. $25 million--for the Virgin Islands, which were purchased from Denmar in 1917 at the outset of World War I, when U.S. control of the Panama Canal and the Caribbean Basin was considered crucial.

5. From the Y-shaped intersection of two interstate highways that passed through it.

 

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