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trivia 10/11
DID YOU KNOW...
For every human on Earth there are approximately 1.6 million ants. The total
weight of all those ants is approximately the same as the total weight of
all the humans on Earth.

1. What building did the Empire State Building surpass as the tallest
building in the world?
(Hint; It is also on Manhattan, New York City)
2. While we are on the subject, who was President of the U.S. when the
Empire State Building was completed ?
a.- Warren G. Harding
b. – Calvin Coolidge
c. – Herbert Hoover
d. – FDR
3. Complete the song lyric ;
“If you want to be happy for the rest of your life, never ____ _ ______
_____ ____ _____”
(Six Words)
4. Which singer starred in "Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome"?
5. New York Central RR's "20th Century Limited" and the Pennsylvania RR's
"Broadway Limited" were direct competitors for many years on their east-west
rail routes between what two cities?
6. In the regular game of Scrabble, "E" has the most tiles of any vowel
with 12. Which vowel has the fewest tiles?
7. Who was the first man to adopt a scientific approach to medicine?
8. Name That Flick !
'Nice planet ; We'll take it !'

TRUTH OR CRAP ??
The term, 'Politically Correct' came into use in the early seventies amid
the Watergate scandal.

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1. the Chrysler Building
2. – c
3. ‘Make a pretty woman your wife’
4. Tina Turner
5. New York City and Chicago
6. - U
7. Hippocrates
8. 'Mars Attacks'

CRAP !!
In the early-to-mid 20th century, the phrase "politically correct" was used
to describe strict adherence to a range of ideological orthodoxies. In 1934,
The New York Times reported that Nazi Germany was granting reporting permits
"only to pure 'Aryans' whose opinions are politically correct."

As Marxist-Leninist movements gained political power, the phrase came to be
associated with accusations of dogmatic application of doctrine, in debates
between American Communists and American Socialists. It was used by Socialists against Communists, and was meant to separate out Socialists who believed in egalitarian moral ideas from dogmatic Communists who would advocate and defend party positions regardless of their moral substance.
According to American educator Herbert Kohl, writing about debates in New York in the late 1940s and early 1950s, the term "politically correct" was used disparagingly, to refer to someone whose loyalty to the CP line overrode compassion, and led to bad politics.
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Ooo, I got all but number 2.
Thanks Lucky.
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