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"365 AMAZING TRIVIA FACTS FOR 2008"

Source: Page-A-Day / Workman Publishing

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THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. Why is the lookout post atop a ship's mast called the crow's nest?

2. What hit 2005 film was promoted in ads that declared, "In the harshest place on Earth, love finds a way"?

3. How many U.S. state capitals have the word city in their name?

4. In Greek mythology, who forged Zeus' thunderbolts?

5. What record setting National Football League running back is in both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame?

THIS WEEK'S ANSWERS

1. In ancient times seafarers unsure of their position in the coastal waters would release a caged crow from the lookout platform, knowing it would fly toward the nearest land and provide them with a navigational fix.

2. March of the Penguins.

3. Four -- Jefferson City, Missouri; Carson City, Nevada; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Salt Lake City, Utah.

4. The legendary Cyclopes -- Brontes, Steropes, and Arges. The one-eyed giants, sons of Uranus and Gaia, also created Poseidon's trident and Hades' helmet of invisibility.

5. Jim Brown, who was an All-American football player and an All-American lacrosse player at Syracuse University.

 

 

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