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"365 AMAZING TRIVIA FACTS FOR 2012"

Source: Page-A-Day / Workman Publishing

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

THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. What was the original name of the Dow Jones & Company publication that became The Wall Street Journal?

2. What famous movie star donated a bloodstained, sweat-drenched undershirt to Smithsonian Institution?

3. What racehorse considered a lock to win the Triple Crown, ended up coming in third in the Belmont Stakes after stepping on a safety pin?

4. Which state flag was originally designed for a battleship bearing the state's name?

5. What is the source of cream in tartar, the fine white powder used in manufacturing baking soda, making candies and frostings creamy, and cleaning brass pots and pans?

THIS WEEK'S ANSWERS

1. The Customer's Afternoon Letter. It was first published in 1883, a year after Dow Jones & Company was founded.

2. Bruce Willis, in 2007.

3. Spectacular Bid, in 1979. The safety pin had fallen off a bandage on his foot.

4. Utah's. The flag, designed for the battleship Utah in 1912, was adopted as the state flag in 1913.

5. Wine barrels. Cream of tartar is derived from the crystalline acid sediment known as argol that's found inside wine casks.

 

 

 

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