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"365 AMAZING TRIVIA FACTS FOR 2010"

Source: Page-A-Day / Workman Publishing

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

THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. What famous French painter briefly worked as a laborer on the construction of the Panama Canal?

2. Gin is colorless -- but what about sloe gin?

3. What popular garden flower is named after a hat?

4. Who was the inspiration behind comedian Mike Myers' skits as verklempt "Coffe Talk" hostess Linda Richman on TV's Saturday Night Live?

5. Which popular Billy Joel song was inspired by a bad date with jet-set celebrity Bianca Jagger?

THIS WEEK'S ANSWERS

1. Paul Gauguin, in 1887. He was laid off after two weeks on the job.

2. It's purplish red. The slow plum used in the manufacture gives the gin-based liqueur both its name and its color.

3. The tulip. Its name is a corruption of tülbend, the Ottoman Turkish word for "turban." The Turks who named it tought the opened flower resembed a turban.

4. His mother-in-law, Linda Richman.

5. "Big Shot."

 

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