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Archive for July, 2015

Trivia Question – July 30, 2015 – Endings

human_body1QUESTION: As this is the last Thursday of the month, our theme tonight is endings.   Our trivia question, what part of the body is the Calcaneus?

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Trivia Question – July 23, 2015 – Typewriter Trivia

typewriter

On this date in history, July 23, 1829, William Austin Burt patents the typographer, a precursor to the typewriter. It is commonly held that “Tom Sawyer” written by Samuel Clemens (also known as Mark Twain) was the first novel to be written on a typewriter.

QUESTION:

When Clemens purchased his first typewriter in 1874, how much did he pay for it?

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Trivia Question for July 16, 2015 – LAPD Uniform

LAPD PatchThe LAPD uniform is unique as it doesn’t display a shoulder patch for the agency it’s officers are associated with, except for two groups of officers.   One is the Traffic Division and if you’ve ever been pulled over by a motor cop you likely were too busy coming with with an excuse to notice that the traffic officers have a white patch which reads Los Angles Police and features a green circle with a white cross in the center.

QUESTION: What is it that the emblem of the White Cross surrounded by a green circle represent.   I’m looking for a one-word answer.
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Trivia Question for July 9, 2015 – Donkey Kong

Donkey Kong

On this date in history… the classic video game created by Nintendo, Donkey Kong, was released.

QUESTION:

In what year was the video game Donkey Kong released?

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Trivia Question July 2, 2015 – Dead Presidents

US Flag4th of July & Deceased presidents

The 4th is commonly referred to as the birth of a nation, in this case America and we celebrate it with a national holiday and all it’s trappings on July 4th, the date Declaration of Independence was signed by the founding fathers.

QUESTION:

Coincidentally two founding fathers also died on this date.  Who are the two?

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