Thursday, June 11, 2009

General Trivia Answers #3,811-3,816

Answer 3,811: Entertainment & Food -- The Twenty Million Dollar Man

c) Sylvester Stallone

The action hero broke the bank with Judge Dredd in 1995, a year before Jim Carrey's The Cable Guy.

Answer 3,812: History & Government -- Canadian Coins

d) Quarter

There was a 20-cent coin instead, which was later replaced with a 25-cent piece to match the U.S. instead of the U.K.

Answer 3,813: Math & Science -- Yard Arm

b) King Henry I

In olden days, continually dividing the yard in two produced the half-yard, span, finger, and nail.

Answer 3,814: Geography & Nature -- Bygone Bytown

b) Ottawa

John By had managed the construction of the Rideau Canal near the city.

Answer 3,815: Literature & Arts -- Quest to Be the Best

b) Jim Ryun

The former world record holder in the mile landed a silver in the 1,500 meters at the 1968 Olympics.

Answer 3,816: Sports & Games -- Support Sport

b) Bicycling

The Bike Company of Boston developed the athletic supporters for its bicycle delivery boys in 1897.

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