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  Trivia Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Today is:
Petroleum Day

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Fact of the Day
When a shrimp is first born, it is male, and it gradually evolves to female as it matures.
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Quote of the Day
"There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity."
- Douglas MacArthur
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Word of the Day
Pronunciation: /RES-tiv/
adj : stubbornly impatient or hard to control
"The restive donkey would not move forward no matter what I did."
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Which city does Carly Simon come from?


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 Bad Predictions
"Microsoft has stretched itself so thin, within a couple of years it will experience serious reversals. We'll make the millennium my deadline."
- Bob Lewis, InfoWorld, 1997.
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 Today In History
August 27, 1859
Colonel Edwin Drake found oil. The well was soon pumping out 20 barrels of crude oil a day - and Titusville, Pennsylvania became the home of the first oil well.
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Mother Teresa[Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu]
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b: 1910 - 1997

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Illusionist David Copperfield donated $10,000 in October, 1994 to repair the vandalized New York gravesite of legendary magician Harry Houdini. Houdini's mausoleum, with its Gothic benches and ornate headstones, had been vandalized five months earlier. Houdini and his wife both rest at the site.
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