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"365 AMAZING TRIVIA FACTS FOR 2007"

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Every Tuesday is a Trivia Tuesday on AmericaJR.com!!

THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. What invention did London businessman Stephen Perry patent in 1845 to keep papers sorted?

2. What is your problem if you have anosmia?

3. How much does the hump of a healthy camel weigh?

4. What is zyzzyx?

5. In 1484, what king was the first to turn down Christopher Columbus's request for financing for his daring voyage east to find a water route to the Orient?

THIS WEEK'S ANSWERS

1. The rubber band. His invention came six years after Charles Goodyear developed vulcanized rubber.

2. You've lost your sense of smell.

3. Up to 80 pounds. And it's fat and flesh, not water.

4. A small wasp that gets its name from the sound it makes while flying.

5. Portugal's King Joao (John) II. After eight years, and rejections from Henry VII of England and the city of Genoa, Columbus finally won the sponsorship of Spain's King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella.

 

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