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"365 AMAZING TRIVIA FACTS FOR 2010"

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THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. What famous 19th-century writer penned a short story about a successful search for Captain Kidd's buried treasure?

2. What is kept in the U.S. Senate chamber in two small lacquered leather boxes decorated with Japanese figures?

3. Where did the ill-fated general George Armstrong Custer rank in his class at West Point?

4. Who said, "There's a sucker born every minute"?

5. Who was the first guest host on The Tonight Show after Jay Leno took over the popular late-night TV talk show?

THIS WEEK'S ANSWERS

1. Edgar Allan Poe. The story, written in 1843, is "The Gold Bug."

2. Snuff. Although its no longer used by senators, the snuff continues to be kept as a matter of Senate tradition.

3. Last--he was 34th in the academy's 1861 class of 34.

4. Not showman P.T. Barnum, as is widely believed. The famous words were uttered by one of his competitors, David Hannum.

5. Newswoman Katie Couric, who swapped jobs with Leno for a day in May 2003--11 years after he replaced Johnny Carson.

 

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