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"365 AMAZING TRIVIA FACTS FOR 2012"

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THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. What rubber goods besides bicycle and carriage tires were manufactured by the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company when it went into business in 1898?

2. What alphabet was named for a saint?

3. In the world of sports, what is sabermetrics?

4. What Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet was granted a conditional appointment to West Point, but had to leave after failing the grammar and math sections of the entrance exam?

5. Whose portrait appeared on the U.S.'s very first $5 bill?

THIS WEEK'S ANSWERS

1. Rubber horseshoe pads and poker chips.

2. The Cyrillic alphabet.

3. It's the statistical analysis of baseball data. The word is an acronym of sorts for the Society of American Baseball Research, the organization behind the numbers crunching.

4. Carl Sandburg, in 1899.

5. Alexander Hamilton's. It appeared on the $5 note issued in the early 1860s. Hamilton is now on the $10 bill.

 

 

 

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