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"365 AMAZING TRIVIA FACTS FOR 2007"

Source: Page-A-Day / Workman Publishing

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

THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. On what condition did Paul McCartney and his late wife Linda agree to portray themselves on the popular animated TV series The Simpsons?

2. How much time per day does the average giraffe spend sleeping?

3. What is the lowerst denomination of paper currency ever issued by the U.S. government?

4. Wreaths made of what vegetable were awarded to victorious athletes at the Nemean games in ancient Greece?

5. What is the major league baseball record for most consecutive bases stolen without getting caught?

 

 

THIS WEEK'S ANSWERS

1. The producers had to agree that Lisa Simpson, who became a vegetarian on the episode, would remain one throughout the show's run.

2. About 20 minutes, normally standing up, and usually for about 5 minutes or so at a time.

3. 3 cents. During the Civil War, when people were hoarding their coins for their metallic value or melting them down to make ammunition, the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing started issueing postage-stamp size "fracitional currency" in 3-, 5-, 10-, 25-, and 50-cent denominations.

4. Fresh wild celery--which was known as parsley. Both celery and parsley were called selinon by the ancient Greeks.

5. Fifty. The record holder, outfielder Vince Coleman, did it in 1989 while playing for the St. Louis Cardinals.

 

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