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  Trivia Monday, December 22, 2014

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Fact of the Day
The poem commonly known as The Night Before Christmas was originally titled "A Visit From Saint Nicholas". This poem was written by Clement Moore for his children and some guests, one of whom anonymously sent the poem to a New York newspaper for publication.
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Quote of the Day
"Iron rusts from disuse, stagnant water loses its purity, and in cold weather becomes frozen: even so does inaction sap the vigors of the mind."
- Leonardo da Vinci
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Word of the Day
misanthrope
Pronunciation: /MIS-an-thrope/
n : a person who hates or mistrusts people
"A philanthropist can hardly be a misanthrope."
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 Scrambled Trivia

Melaine Griffith married which star of "Evita" and "The Mask of Zorro"?

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 Bad Predictions
In 1940, Theodore van Karman, of the National Academy of Science, said jet engines and rockets would be of no future use because there was no material tough enough to stand up under their high combustion temperatures. Karman changed his mind 5 years later. In 1955 he said of his 1940 prediction, "What I did wrong was to write it down."
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 Today In History
December 22, 1993
South Africa's white parliament, sitting probably for the last time, buried apartheid, voting 237 to 45 to adopt an interim constitution leading to majority rule after the staging of the country's first all-race election.
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Giacomo Puccini
Musician, Italian opera composer
b: 1858 - 1924

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Actor Stepin Fetchit was the first black in American films to become a millionaire. He was resented by many in the black community for his indolent and stereotypical portrayals of blacks in movies of the 1930s.
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