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"365 AMAZING TRIVIA FACTS FOR 2007"

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THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. What is an oviary?

2. What opera was performed as part of the celebration marking the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869?

3. What were the two engineers who invented bubble wrap trying to develop when they came up with the poppable protective packaging material?

4. What gesture by golfing great Jack Nicklaus has been described as one of the greatest acts of sportmanship in history?

5. When it comes to world records, what's unique about the honey mushroom?

THIS WEEK'S ANSWERS

1. A flock of sheep.

2. Verdi's Rigoletto. Verdi had been commissioned to write the opera Aida for the dedication, but it wasn't finished in time.

3. A plastic wallpaper with a paper backing. The two, Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavanness, quickly saw the potential of the bubbly laminated material they ended up with and established the Sealed Air Corporation to sell their new Bubble Wrap.

4. He conceded Englishman Tony Jacklin's final two-foot putt on the 18th hole during the 1969 Ryder Cup match, ensuring Great Britain a tie with the U.S. after five consecutive defeats. The two golfers have memorialized the incident by designing a course together in Florida that's named Concession Golf Course.

5. It's the world's largest fungus -- and believed to be its biggest living organism. Found in Malheur National Forest in eastern Oregon, it started from a single spore at least 2,400 years ago, and now covers 2,200 acres underground.

 

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