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"365 AMAZING TRIVIA FACTS FOR 2010"

Source: Page-A-Day / Workman Publishing

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

THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. By how many lengths did superhorse Secretariat win the Belmont Stakes in his record-setting 1973 mile-and-a-half run?

2. What actor-comedian posing as silent screen lover Rudolph Valentino, was the first man to appear on the cover of Playboy magazine?

3. Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry; what is raku?

4. Which European country's king was held prisoner by the Germans during World War II?

5. What baseball great did writer Edgar Guest compose a poem about after the slugger opted not to play on Yom Kippur?

THIS WEEK'S ANSWERS

1. 31.

2. Peter Sellers, in April 1964. In a feature inside the issue, Sellers, posing with nude models, was shown in antic takeoffs on other great screen lovers.

3. Japanese poetry traditionally used in the tea ceremony. It's named for the Raku family, which first produced it in the 16th century.

4. Belgium's. King Leopold III surrendered his forces and was held prisoner by the Nazis shortly after they invaded his country in 1940.

5. Detroit Tiger first baseman Hank Greenberg, in 1934. The poem, published in the Detroit Free Press, stated: "We shall miss him in the infield and shall miss him at the bat / But he's true to his religion--and honor him for that."

 

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