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"365 AMAZING TRIVIA FACTS FOR 2012"

Source: Page-A-Day / Workman Publishing

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THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. Why do some Jews empty their pockets and toss the contents into a river or stream on the first day of Rosh Hashanah, the beginning of the Jewish New Year?

2. What one-time tennis champion invented the steel racquet--marking the beginning of the end of the wooden racquet?

3. Whose desk did Richard M. Nixon get when he requested the "Wilson desk" for his White House office?

4. How many red roses are in the garland of roses that's draped over the winning horse at the Kentucky Derby?

5. What popular candy was developed and marketed by a man who had once worked as a dairyman for the Hershey Chocolate Company?

THIS WEEK'S ANSWERS

1. It's a ritual known as tashlikh, which means "casting off" in Hebrew. Done while reciting prayers, it symbolizes the tossing away and washing away of sins.

2. Frenchman René "Le Crocodile" Lacoste, in 1963.

3. Not the desk he wanted and believed he had been given--the one used by President Woodrow Wilson.

4. 554.

5. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.

 

 

 

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