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"365 AMAZING TRIVIA FACTS FOR 2009"

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

THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. What position did baseball great Jackie Robinson play in his major league rookie year with the Brooklyn Dodgers?

2. A portrait of what famous American fetched a world record $21.3 million at auction in 2006?

3. What were the e-mail addresses of the characters played by Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan in the 1998 romantic comedy You've Got Mail?

4. What country used hot-air balloons as the world's first airborne ambulances?

5. What city has the largest New Year's Eve celebration in the world--attracting more than two million people?

THIS WEEK'S ANSWERS

1. First base. Robinson won the Rookie of the Year Award that year, 1947.

2. George Washington. The selling price of the full-length 1779 portrait by Charles Willson Peale set the record for American portraits.

3. Hanks, as Joe Fox, used "NY152" because his address in the film was 152 Riverside Drive in New York City; Ryan, as Kathleen Kelly, used "Shopgirl" because she ran a bookstore.

4. France, in 1870. The balloons were used to evacuate 160 wounded from Paris during a Prussian siege.

5. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Have a Happy!

 

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