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trivia 8/13
In May of 2017 it was revealed that Willem-Alexander, the King of The
Netherlands, had secretly been a pilot for KLM airlines for 21 years.

1. Where will you find "Green Boots Cave", named for the footwear on a
preserved corpse there?
2. In which classic novel does the protagonist visit the fictional country
of Brobdingnag?
a. - Journey to the Center of the Earth
b. - The Hobbit
c. - Travels With Charlie
d. - Gulliver's Travels
3. National Basketball Association star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was born with
what name?
4. What is the name of both the capital city of Oman and of an ancient
variety of grape primarily used to make dessert wines?
5. Which planetary body was the first one to be predicted mathematically
before being found by telescope?
6. Who was Johnny Carson's sidekick on the Tonight Show?
7. What Chinese uprising was named after the Westernized shorthand of the
main insurgent group "The Righteous Harmonious Fists"?
8. Which of the following characters was in the 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz"
but not in the original L.Frank Baum novel the movie was based on?
a. - Elmira Gulch
b. - Aunt Em
c. - Toto
d. - The Scarecrow

Bank Robber John Dillinger played professional baseball.
1. Near the top of Mount Everest
2. - d
3. Lewis Alcindor
4. Muscat
5. Neptune
6. Ed McMahon
7. The Boxer rebellion
8. - a

Everyone has heard of the infamous bank robber John Dillinger – his jaunty
Clark Gable mustache, daring escapes from jail, the “Lady in Red” turning
him in to the G-Men, his death in a hail of bullets outside the Biograph
Theatre in Chicago – he’s one of those bad guys that are uniquely American,
totally ruthless and misguided, but so easy to find yourself rooting for. It’s
a dangerous thing, pulling for the bad guy, but boy, does it ever make a
crook like Dillinger more interesting when you find out he was a crack
ballplayer in his youth and how the game actually had a big role in turning
him down the path that led to his bloody demise outside the Biograph Theatre
at the age of 31.

Like most red-blooded American boys of the time, young John Dillinger was an
avid fan of the national pastime. He followed the Chicago Cubs and in
between bullying smaller kids, petty thievery and hard-partying, Dillinger
played baseball. His quick speed on his local Indiana sandlots earned him
the nickname “The Jackrabbit”. After too many run-ins with the local police,
Dillinger enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1922 but deserted after a few months.
He slinked home to his father’s house in Martinsville, Indiana and married a
16 year-old girl named Beryl.

Trying to get his life back on track, Dillinger tried his hand at a few
different types of jobs but failed miserably. His marriage to teenage Beryl
also started falling apart as well. The only success he seemed to have was
on the baseball diamond. His skills were such that local teams paid him to
play ball for them and throughout the summer of 1924 the cash-for-play kept
he and his young wife afloat. Dillinger’s steady team was the Martinsville
Athletics. He was their star shortstop and his team-high batting average
earned him a $25 award from the local Old Hickory Furniture Company. Behind
the hitting of Johnny Dillinger, the Athletics took the 1924 league
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Missed 1, 4 and 5.
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