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"365 AMAZING TRIVIA FACTS FOR 2008"

Source: Page-A-Day / Workman Publishing

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

THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. What legendary American football player and Olympic star won a national ballroom dancing competition while he was in college?

2. What makes a gun a rifle?

3. What was the first U.S. food product sold in an aerosol can?

4. Why were the ancient Olympic games ended in A.D. 393 after 1,169 years?

5. Who was the first TV newsman to be described as an "anchor"?

THIS WEEK'S ANSWERS

1. Jim Thorpe.

2. The rifling -- or spiral grooves -- in its barrel. The grooves set the bullet spinning, and make it possible to aim with greater precision and for greater distance.

3. Reddi-Whip. It was developed in 1947 by St. Louis milkman Aaron "Bunny" Lapin, and first distributed by milkmen.

4. The Roman emperor Theodosius I had converted to Christianity and viewed the games as pagan festivals.

5. Walter Cronkite. The phrase was coined by CBS News producer Don Hewitt to describe Cronkite's role in covering the 1952 Democratic and Republican Party conventions.

 

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