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ARCHIVED TRIVIA

"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 the 50 states has the shortest motto?

2. What words inspired Balitmore pharmacist George Bunting to call his skin cream Noxzema?

3. What animal was the source of the purple dye Cleopatra loved?

4. What actress is a direct descentdant of--and bears the same last name as--one of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence?

5. How fast is hypersonic?

 

THIS WEEK'S ANSWERS

1. Rhode Island, the smallest state. Its motto is Hope.

2. Knocks eczema. The product, first marketed in 1914 as Dr. Buntin's Sunburn Remedy, was renamed after a customer reported that the cream "sure knocked out my eczema."

3. Snails. To obtain an ounce of highly prizes Tyrian purple dute, she would have her servants soak thousands of Purpura snails for 10 days.

4. Reese Witherspoon. The Legally Blonde star is descended from John Witherspoon, who represented New Jersey at the Continental Congress.

5. It's between Mach 5 (five times the speed of sound) and Mach 10--or from 3,500 to 7,500 miles per hour.

 

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