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ARCHIVED TRIVIA

"365 AMAZING TRIVIA FACTS FOR 2007"

Source: Page-A-Day / Workman Publishing

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THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. How many copies of an album have to be sold for it to be certified "diamond"?

2. Why was pro golfer Scott Laycock given a two-stroke penalty during the 2003 Sony Open in Hawaii?

3. What was the original name of the online bookstore Amazon.com?

4. What was the first car named after a weapon?

5. How do squid communicate with one another?

THIS WEEK'S ANSWERS

1. Ten million. The Recording Industry Association of America introduced its Diamond Awards for albums and singles in 1999.

2. He violated tour rules by accepting a ride in a golf cart to get to a bathroom. Competitors can only ride in cars in emergency situcations -- and tour officials ruled no emergency was involved in Laycock's case.

3. Cadabra.com. Founder Jeff Bezos renamed it because cadabra -- as in abracadabra -- was mistaken for cadaver.

4. The Pierce Arow. Other cars since named for weapons include the Dodge Magnum, the AMC Javelin, and the Sunbeam Rapier.

5. By changing colors and body patterns. A male interested in mating with a female will have two dark stripes down the length of his body. The female, if interested, will display a saddle pattern.

 

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