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"365 AMAZING TRIVIA FACTS FOR 2008"

Source: Page-A-Day / Workman Publishing

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

THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. Who designed the New York Yankees' famous interlocking "NY" logo?

2. How many African Americans served in the U.S. Senate in the 19th century? How about the 20th century?

3. When it comes to cooking, how much is smidgen?

4. Who won the Oscar for Best Actor with the shortest performance -- just over 16 minutes onscreen?

5. Whre did the first edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica say California was located?

THIS WEEK'S ANSWERS

1. Louis B. Tiffany, in 1877, for a medal of honor given to the first New York City police officer shot in the line of duty. The design was later adopted by the New York Highlanders, forerunners of the Yankees.

2. Just two in each century. Hiram Revels (1870-71) and Blanche K. Bruce (1875-81), both of Mississippi, served in the 19th century; Edward Brooke (1967-79) of Massachusetts and Carol Moseley-Braun (1993-99) of Illinois served in the 20th century.

3. Half a pinch or 1/32 teaspoon.

4. Anthony Hopkins, for his portrayal of Hannibal Lecter in the 1991 chiller The Silence of the Lambs.

5. In the West Indes. The encyclopaedia, published in 1768, also noted that "it is uncertain whether it be a peninsula or an island."

 

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