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"365 AMAZING TRIVIA FACTS FOR 2010"

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THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. What color was Agent Orange, the powerful defoliant used by the U.S. military during the Vietnam war?

2. What is a prebuttal?

3. Who is pictured with George Washington on the first coin issued by the U.S. that features a likeness of a former president?

4. When Christopher Columbus set off on his historic voyage in 1492, the letter of introduction he carried from the king and queen was addressed to whom?

5. What is the only sport used as a code word in the NATO phonetic alphabet that begins with "Alpha, Bravo, Charlie"?

THIS WEEK'S ANSWERS

1. It was colorless--named for the orange stripes on the barrels used to transport it.

2. A preemptive rebuttal made in anticipation of charges or claims by an opponent. The term came into use during Bill Clinton's 1996 presidential campaign.

3. The Marquis de Lafayette. The coin, a commemorative silver dollar, was minted in 1899 to mark the centennial of Washington's death, and was issued the following year in honor of Lafayette and the Paris Exposition of 1900.

4. The Great Khan of Cathay. The letter was sent in the belief that Columbus was sailing to the Indies. Columbus also carried two other letters of introduction with blank spaces left for the salutation.

5. Golf--for the letter G.

 

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