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  Trivia Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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Totensonntag in Germany


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Fact of the Day
There are 61 towns in the United States with the word turkey in their name. Ex: Turkeytown, Alabama and Turkey Foot, Florida.
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Quote of the Day
"An actor is a guy who, if you ain't talking about him, ain't listening."
- Marlon Brando
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Word of the Day
verdigris
Pronunciation: /VUR-dih-grees/
n : a coating of green copper chloride and copper sulfate.
"The statue of liberty is covered with verdigris."
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Who wrote the song Mad Dogs and Englishmen?

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In 1889, at a conference of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, Sir William Crookes reported that with the world rapidly running out of fertile, easily cultivable virgin land, population growth would lead to mass famine by 1930 unless the production of nitrate fertilizer could be increased dramatically.
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 Today In History
November 26, 1864
Charles L. Dodgson, whose pen name was Lewis Carroll, sent a handwritten manuscript to Alice Liddel. The manuscript was titled "Alice’s Adventures Underground". It was an early Christmas present to the 12-year-old. Later, the manuscript was renamed "Alice in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass".
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Tina Turner [Annie Bullock]
Grammy Award-winning Singer
b: 1938 -

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Mark Knopfler was persuaded to write the music for The Princess Bride if an unusual request was granted: director Rob Reiner was to put the hat that he wore in This Is Spinal Tap (1984) in the film. Reiner happily complied, and the hat can be seen hanging in the boy's bedroom.
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