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"365 AMAZING TRIVIA FACTS FOR 2006"

Source: Page-A-Day / Workman Publishing

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

THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. Which of President George W. Bush's cabinet members gave Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein a pair of golden cowboy spurs as a gift in 1983?

2. At what age do most Americans believe adulthood begins?

3. What use of rhinoceros hides led to the near extinction of the massive mammal in China during the 11th century B.C.?

4. What is the literal meaning of the Japanese term karaoke?

5. How hot--in degrees Fahrenheit--can the air in most hot air balloons get?

 

THIS WEEK'S ANSWERS

1. Donald Rumsfeld--when he was serving as Special Envoy to the Middle East for President Ronald Reagan.

2. At 26--after finishing school, getting a full-time job, and starting a family, according to a survey taken in 2002.

3. Armor. Thick, pliable rhinoceros hides were used to make shields and protective body armor for Chinese warriors.

4. Empty orchestra. Kara means "empty," and oke is short for okesutura, which means "orchestra." It was originally created as backup for solo cabaret performers.

5. 250° to 300°. The fabrics used for hot air balloons vary from 250° to 300°F in "never exceed" temperatures.

 

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