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"365 AMAZING TRIVIA FACTS FOR 2012"

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

THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. Who did Time magazine pick as the 20th century's Person of the Century?

2. Why are members of the basilisk lizard family commonly referred to as Jesus Christ lizards?

3. How long after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery did runner Joan Benoit successfully compete in the 1984 U.S. Olympic trials for the women's marathon?

4. What are emergency shutdown buttons routinely labeled on control panels in nuclear power plants around the world?

5. What is the name of the special metal alloy used in making the music's Grammy awards?

THIS WEEK'S ANSWERS

1. Albert Einstein. In its January 3, 2000 edition, the news weekly described Einstein as "the genius among geniuses who discovered, merely by thinking about it, that the universe was not as it seemed."

2. Because of their unique ability to run on water when fleeing predators. Their weblike hind feet made this possible.

3. Just 17 days. Benoit (noww known as Joan Benoit Samuelson) was the top qualifier in her event and went on to win gold at the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.

4. SCRAM.

5. Grammium, which is a custom zinc and aluminum alloy developed specifically for the Grammies. After the miniature gramophones are cast in grammium, they are plated in 24-karat gold.

 

 

 

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