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"365 AMAZING TRIVIA FACTS FOR 2011"

Source: Page-A-Day / Workman Publishing

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THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. What does an exobiologist study?

2. What country once implemented a policy that its leaders jokingly referred to as the "Sinatra Doctrine"?

3. On what body of water is the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan, situated?

4. How did "a cup of Joe" become U.S. Navy jargon for a cup of coffee?

5. What is a Malayan flying fox?

THIS WEEK'S ANSWERS

1. Extraterrestrial life.

2. The former Soviet Union, in 1989, when its then-president Mikhail Gorbachev announced that his government would no longer intervene in the internal affairs of the Eastern European neighbors.

3. On the Grand River. The city was named for its proximity to the river's rapids.

4. It was named for Secretary of the Navy Josephus "Joe" Daniels, who banned "ardent spirits" from the officers' mess in 1914, making coffee the strongest drink offered aboard ship and inspiring the slang reference to coffee as a cup of Joe.

5. A bat--one of the world's largest, with a wingspan of more than six feet. Its scientific name is Pterophus vampyrus.

 

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