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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. How much was George Clooney paid for writing and directing the 2005 film Good Night and Good Luck?

2. How many seats are there on the New York Stock Exchange?

3. The name of which U.S. state capital commemorates the settlement of a bitter boundary dispute?

4. Which countries are represented by the abbreviations NED, BEN, SOL and INA at the Olympics?

5. What was Motown's first No. 1 hit single?

THIS WEEK'S ANSWERS

1. A symbolic $2 -- $1 for writing the script and $1 for directing the movie in which he portrays TV news producer Fred Friendly. Clooney put his home up as collateral to make the film about newsman Edward R. Murrow, and he signed his rights away to get it distributed.

2. 1,366. That's been the number since 1953.

3. Concord, New Hampshire. It was incorporated by Massachusetts as the town of Rumsford in 1733. After lengthy litigation by New Hampshire, which claimed jurisdiction and eventually won, the town was renamed Concord in 1765 in recognition of the resolution of the dispute.

4. NED is the Netherlands; BEN, Benin; SOL, the Solomon Islands; and INA, Indonesia.

5. "Please Mr. Postman," by the Marvelettes in 1961.

 

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