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"365 AMAZING TRIVIA FACTS FOR 2012"

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THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. What was the first U.S. circulating coin to have writing on it in Braille?

2. What famous composer turned Herman Melville's novella Billy Budd into an opera?

3. Where on a horse would you find its feathers?

4. In the 1994 Hollywood thriller Speed, what speed must a Los Angeles bus remain avoid to avoid detonating a bomb planted by a terrorist?

5. What famous American political figure wrote and published a "letter of advice" on the subject of choosing a mistress?

THIS WEEK'S ANSWERS

1. The state quarter representing Alabama, issued in 2003. The coin features an engraving of Helen Keller reading a Braille book, with her name written alongside in English and in Braille.

2. Benjamin Britten. The libretto was written by E. M. Forster and Eric Crozier.

3. In heavier horse and pony breeds, on the lower legs. The feathers are the long hairs that cover the lover fetlock (ankle joint) and hoof area. Clydesdale horses have the thickest feathers.

4. 50 mph.

5. Benjamin Franklin, in 1745.

 

 

 

 

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