Thursday, February 1, 2007

General Trivia Answers #139-144

Answer 139: Entertainment & Food -- Fore and Shaft

d) John

Richard Roundtree played the private eye in 1971, and Samuel L. Jackson portrayed his nephew in 2000.

Answer 140: History & Government -- Ka-ching!

d) Saloon

He built the mechanized till with his brother John in 1878. They sold the patent to John Patterson, who went on to found the National Manufacturing Company, now known as NCR.

Answer 141: Math & Science -- Some Skull

b) Parietal

The two parietal bones make up the top and sides of the cranium.

Answer 142: Geography & Nature -- I'm U.K., You're U.K.

d) Norfolk Island

Australia owns the thirteen-square-mile island.

Answer 143: Literature & Arts -- Dreaming of Love

c) Slapstick

The book was turned into the terrible 1982 movie Slapstick (Of Another Kind) starring Jerry Lewis.

Answer 144: Sports & Games -- Tennis Tandem

b) Belgium

Great Britain swept them 5-0 in 1904, and the country has never reached the final again.

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