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Archive for May, 2012

Trivia Question 5/31/12 – Weighty Dollars

One Dollar BillQUESTION:

If ( and I DO mean IF) I had one pound of one dollar bills, how many dollars would I have?

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Trivia Question 5/24/12 – Mary Had a Little Lamb

Mary Had a Little LambContinuing to ask the big important Trivia Questions every week.  On this date in history…

QUESTION:

The nursery rhyme “Mary Had a Little Lamb” by Sarah Josepha Hale was first published on May 24th of what year?

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Trivia Question 5/17/12 – The Long and Short of US Presidents

Abraham LincolnThe tallest U.S. President was Abraham Lincoln who stood 6 feet, 4 inches tall.

QUESTION:

Who was the shortest President?

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Trivia Question 5/10/12 – USS Triton

USS TritonOn this date in history… May 10, 1960, the nuclear powered submarine USS Triton returned to its base in Groton, Connecticut after becoming the first ship to circumnavigate the Earth underwater.

QUESTION:

How long did it take the submarine USS Triton to circle the world underwater?

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Trivia Question 5/3/11 – GPS

GPS UnitWe have come to rely on the worldwide system of satellites known as the Global Positioning System or GPS. Once only used by the military, today, GPS devices are telling us our location everywhere from our cars to our cell phones.

QUESTION:

On this date in history…  On May 3, 2000, Dave Ulmer of Beavercreak Oregon became the first person to use GPS to do what?

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