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"365 AMAZING TRIVIA FACTS FOR 2009"

Source: Page-A-Day / Workman Publishing

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

THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. What's a geoduck?

2. Walt Disney was nominated for 64 individual Academy Awards. How many did he win?

3. Where did the first potatoes imported to the U.S. come from?

4. What European city's motto is Fluctuat nec mergitur, Latin for "though rocked by the waves, she does not sink"?

5. What famous American aviator piloted the first nonstop transcontinental supersonic flight?

THIS WEEK'S ANSWERS

1. A huge soft-shell clam from the Pacific Northwest. Its shell is typically from seven to nine inches in length, but it has an 18-inch neck that can extend several feet.

2. 26--not counting the seven miniature Oscars he received for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs along with his standard-size Oscar. Disney holds the record for both individual Oscar nominations and awards.

3. Bermuda, in 1621. They were sent to Jamestown, Virginia, by the governor of Bermuda.

4. Paris

5. John Glenn, in 1957, five years before he became the first American astronaut to orbit the earth. Glenn made the cross-country flight, averaging 760 mph, in a record three hours and 23 minutes.

 

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