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"365 AMAZING TRIVIA FACTS FOR 2007"

Source: Page-A-Day / Workman Publishing

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THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. What U.S. city was once named Porkopolis?

2. What food ingredient is known as the royal herb?

3. What was unusual about the World War I hero known as Sgt. Stubby?

4. In how many films directed by Woody Allen did Diane Keaton appear?

5. What famous American writer was issued a patent for adjustable elastic suspenders?

THIS WEEK'S ANSWERS

1. Cincinnati. It was given the name in the 1830s, when it was a major pork-packing center.

2. Basil. Its name comes from the Greek word basileus, which means "royal" or "kingly." It's believed that basil was given the name because it was once used in making royal perfumes.

3. He was a stray dog, adopted and taken overseas by a U.S. soldier. Sgt. Stubby's heroics included saving Americans from being gassed in their trenches, capturing a German spy, and helping to located the wounded.

4. Seven. They were Sleeper (1973), Love and Death (1975), Annie Hall (1977), Interiors (1978), Manhattan (1979), Radio Days (1987), and Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993).

5. Mark Twain, under his real name, Samuel Clemens, in 1871.

 

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