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"365 AMAZING TRIVIA FACTS FOR 2010"

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THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. Who was the first person in the U.S. to put electric lights on a Christmas tree?

2. What was the first musical instrument on which the Christmas carol "Silent Night" was performed?

3. Who were Katy the Kangaroo, Elmo the Elephant and Newt the Gnu?

4. What movie topped the American Film Institute's list of the 100 funniest films ever?

5. What five-letter word was the answer to the first clue in the first crossword puzzle ever published in the U.S.? Hint: The clue was "What bargain hunters enjoy."

THIS WEEK'S ANSWERS

1. An associate of Thomas Edison, in 1882.

2. A guitar. The carol, played on Christmas Eve 1818 at St. Nicholas Church in Oberndorf, Austria.

3. Animated characters created along with Tony the Tiger to compete in a 1952 ad campaign for the job of representing Kellogg's Sugar Frosted Flakes.

4. Some Like It Hot, the 1959 Billy Wilder classic staring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon. The list was compiled in 2000.

5. "Sales." The puzzle appeared in the eight-page comic section of the New York World newspaper on December 21, 1913.

 

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