Trivia facts and questions

An earthquake on Dec. 16, 1811 caused parts of the Mississippi River to flow backwards.
Niagra Falls water was stopped for repairs once.
The Cockroach can live up to two weeks without a head because its “brain” (or control center) is spread throughout its body.
Crocodiles swallow stones to help them dive deeper.
The United States has the highest minimum drinking age in the world.
March 28, 1797 Nathaniel Briggs of New Hampshire patented for a washing machine.
Motorists who talk on cell phones are more impaired than drunk drivers with blood-alcohol levels exceeding .08.
There are more fake flamingos in the world than real flamingos.
Goats have rectangular pupils.
April 7, 1927 The image and voice of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover were transmitted live from Washington to New York in the first successful long-distance demonstration of television.
Abraham Lincoln is the only president in American history to hold a patent.
1. Who was the first host of the game show Jeopardy?
2. What is the only city in the world that lies in two continents?
3. What city hosts the oldest running annual marathon in the world?
London, NY, Chicago or Boston?
4. How many answers are possible with the Magic 8 Ball?
5. If you already own Illinois and Indiana avenues in Monopoly, what property do you need to complete the set?
6. Who became the first female athlete to have her picture grace the FRONT of a Wheaties box?
Jackie Joyner-Kersee Chris Evert Peggy Fleming Mary Lou Retton
7. On this day, April 14th in 1865, President Lincoln was shot and mortally wounded while attending a play at Ford’s Theater. What was the name of the play? A Bitter Fate Uncle, Tom’s Cabin, Our American Cousin, The Heart of Maryland?
Answers: 1) Art Fleming
2) Istanbul, Turkey,
3) Boston
4) The Magic 8 Ball is a toy used for fortune-telling or seeking advice, manufactured by Mattel. The Magic 8 Ball is a hollow plastic sphere resembling an oversized, black and white 8-ball. The 3D shape inside the Magic 8 Ball is called an icosahedron–a 20-sided shape. Therefore, there are 20 potential answer options every time you shake the ball.
5) Kentucky Ave, (Marvin Gardens Tennessee Ave. North Carolina Ave.
6) In 1984, Mary Lou Retton
7) Our American Cousin


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