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"365 AMAZING TRIVIA FACTS FOR 2010"

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

THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. What kind of animal was Rosebud the Basselope in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Bloom County comic strip?

2. How did a pattern of dots printed on fabric end up being called polka dots?

3. What was Miss Piggy's full name when The Muppet Show was first aired in 1976?

4. What was the original significance of the "O" and "Mac" in Irish surnames?

5. Which planet experiences 42 earth years of constant summer followed by 42 earth years of dark winter?

THIS WEEK'S ANSWERS

1. Part basset hound, part antelope.

2. It dates back to the mid to late 19th century, when the dance, the polka, was popular, and businessmen attempted to cash in on the craze by adding "polka" to the names of all sorts of products, ranging from socks, hats, and curtains to dotted fabrics.

3. Miss Piggy Lee--in humor and tribute to singer Peggy Lee.

4. "O" meant grandson of; "Mac" meant son of.

5. Uranus, because of its unusual (almost 90-degree) tilt as it orbits the sun.

 

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