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Archive for January, 2012

Trivia Question 1/26/11 – Boeing 747

Boeing 747The Boeing 747 airliner has been around for a while. Last Sunday, January 22nd, marked the anniversary of the first 747 entering commercial service.

QUESTION:

In what year did the Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet first enter commercial service?

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Trivia Question 1/19/12 – Boxers or Briefs

Boxers or BriefsOn this day in history:  January 19th…  Today we say Happy Birthday to the underpants known as briefs.  Yes, at one time men who didn’t want to go commando had only boxer shorts or long johns to wear under their pants but then, along came briefs, also known as jockey shorts or tighty-whiteys.

QUESTION:

The underwear we know and love as briefs we first sold on January 19th of what year?

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Trivia Question 1/12/12 – The Queen Mary

Queen Mary 2On this date in history, January 12, 2004, the world’s largest ocean liner, the RMS Queen Mary 2 made its maiden voyage.

QUESTION:

The original Queen Mary that’s now in Long Beach, was 1019 feet long.  How long is the Queen Mary 2, the largest Ocean Liner ever built?

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Trivia Question 1/5/12 — Highest Temperature Ever

freezing coldWe are in the midst of winter – you can tell:  the high temperature in Los Angeles today was 85 degrees.

On the other end of the spectrum is Antarctica, which on average, is the coldest, driest, and windiest continent on the planet.  On this date in history…  On January 5th 1974 the highest temperature ever recorded in Antarctica was measured.

QUESTION:

What was the highest temperature ever recorded in Antarctica?

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