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"365 AMAZING TRIVIA FACTS FOR 2007"

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

THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. What National Football League Hall of Famer pitched in the major leagues -- and gave up two home runs to Babe Ruth?

2. What did the ancient Mayans believe their gods used to create mankind?

3. How old are sugar maple trees before they are generally tapped for syrup?

4. What two stars won Oscars for Best Supporting Actress for performances in films about eccentric filmmaking aviation pioneer Howard Hughes?

5. When it comes to Greek mythology, who was Harpocrates?

THIS WEEK'S ANSWERS

1. Ernie Nevers, who played baseball with the St. Louis Browns (1926-28) before switching to football and the Chicago Cardinals. Ruth slammed two homers off Nevers in 1927, the year the Babe hit his record 60 four-baggers.

2. Maize (or corn). According to Mayan mythology, the gods molded the bodies of the first four men and four women out of maize dough.

3. About 40 years old, when they should have reached 10 inches to a foot in diameter.

4. Cate Blanchett and Mary Steenburgen. Blanchett won in 2005 for her portrayal of Katharine Hpeburn in The Aviator; Steenburgen won in 1981 for her portrayal of Lynda Dummar in Melvin and Howard.

5. The god of silence and secrecy -- and possibly the inspiration for the name of the silent Marx brother, Harpo.

 

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