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"365 AMAZING TRIVIA FACTS FOR 2010"

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THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. How many Brooks Brothers were behind the venerable clothing store's name?

2. In what sea is Elba, the island to which Napoleon was exiled in 1814? How about Saint Helena, where he was exiled in 1815?

3. What is the name of the calf adopted by Billy Crystal in his role as cowboy wannabe Mitch Robbins in the 1991 film City Slickers?

4. When it comes to doctors' prescriptions, what is the meaning of the abbreviation q.i.d.? How about a.c.?

5. Who was the last U.S. president to be voted into office by an all-male electorate?

THIS WEEK'S ANSWERS

1. Three--Daniel, John, and Elisha. Grandsons of Henry Sands Brooks, who founded the store as H. & Dh. Brooks in New York City in 1818, the brothers renamed it when they inherited it from their father in 1850.

2. Elba is in the Tyrrhenian Sea, off the west coast of Italy; Saint Helena is in the South Atlantic Ocean, 1,200 miles off the southwestern coast of Africa.

3. Norman.

4. The abbreviation q.i.d., for the Latin quarter in die, means "four times a day"; a.c., the abbreviation of ante cibum, means "before meals."

5. Woodrow Wilson. The 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, was ratified on August 26, 1920, during his presidency.

 

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