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"365 AMAZING TRIVIA FACTS FOR 2009"

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THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. What 1942 film's stirring closing lines did President Franklin D. Roosevelt have broadcast on Voice of America, and printed on leaflets dropped over Nazi-occupied territory?

2. You no doubt know what stenography is--but how about steganography?

3. Where did writer James Jones find the title for his 1951 blockbuster war novel From Here to Eternity?

4. What two food products did modern waterbed creator Charles P. Hall experiment with before finally filling his invention with water?

5. Which countries were the first to use daylight saving time?

THIS WEEK'S ANSWERS

1. Mrs. Miniver's. Its closing lines are part of a sermon delivered in the bombed-out ruins of a church by its vicar, who explains that the war is "not only a war of soldiers in uniform; it is a war of the people, of all the people" to free themselves from "the tyranny and terror that threaten to strike us down."

2. It's the art of writing hidden messages, usually inside o ther seemingly harmless messages.

3. In Rudyard Kipling's 1892 poem "Gentlemen-Rankers," about British soldiers who had lost their way and were "damed from here to eternity.".

4. He tried liquid cornstarch first, and then Jell-O.

5. Germany and Austria. To conserve fuel during World War I, they moved their clocks ahead an hour on April 30, 1916, with other countries soon following suit.

 

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