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"365 AMAZING TRIVIA FACTS FOR 2010"

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THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. Who was "Brown" in the Supreme Court's landmark 1954 civil rights case Brown v. Board of Education, which led to the desegregation of U.S. public schools?

2. What plants did Gregor Mendel, the father of modern genetics, work with in developing his theories of heredity?

3. Who was the only sports figure to be honored with two ticker tape parades in New York City?

4. What happened to the boots worn by astronaut Neil Armstrong in July 1969 when he took his "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind" on the moon?

5. What was the first American film in which an actor was shown on a toilet?

THIS WEEK'S ANSWERS

1. He was Oliver Brown, whose daugher, Linda, a third grader in Topeka, Kansas, had been denied admission to a school near their home because she was black, making it necessary for her to walk a mile through a railroad switchyard to get to a black school.

2. Pea plants.

3. Golfing great Bobby Jones. The first parade was in 1926 after he won the U.S. and British Opens; the second was in 1930 after he won the Grand Slam.

4. His size 9 1/2 boots were jettisoned before liftoff from the moon for fear they were contaminated with lunar dust.

5. Catch-22, in 1970. Martin Balsam, who played Colonel Cathcart, was the actor on the potty.

 

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