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    reveal's Daily Trivia 3.20.17

    1) What Irish novelist won the Man Booker Prize for The Sea, the Sea?


    2) What European country has hosted the most Olympic Games? Answered

    France. The country held the Summer Games in 1900 and 1924, and the Winter Games in 1924, 1968, and 1992.


    3) What was the original name of New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport? Answered

    Idlewild. Construction began in 1942 on the site of what had been the Idlewild Golf Course.


    4) In 1987, banker Steven Rothstein spent $350,000 on a lifetime pass that would entitle him to unlimited what? Answered

    Air travel. He bought the pass from American Airlines and flew over 10 million miles on 10,000 flights before it was revoked in 2008 on suspicion of fraud.
    Last edited by reveal; March 20th, 2017 at 05:04 PM.
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    4) Unlimited airplane flights.
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    2. France
    3. Daguello... I can't remember.
    4. Airline flights.
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    most people are idiots"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yablo View Post
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    4) Unlimited airplane flights.
    Correct!

    4) Air travel. He bought the pass from American Airlines and flew over 10 million miles on 10,000 flights before it was revoked in 2008 on suspicion of fraud.

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    2. France
    Correct!

    2) France. The country held the Summer Games in 1900 and 1924, and the Winter Games in 1924, 1968, and 1992.
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    Workman Publishing Company
    225 Varick Street
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    212-254-8098 (fax)
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    1 Patrick Flanagan (wild guess)

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    1) Shaw
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    3. Idlewild.
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    1. James Joyce?
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiningbrow View Post
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    3. Idlewild.
    Correct!

    Idlewild. Construction began in 1942 on the site of what had been the Idlewild Golf Course.
    If you participate in my Daily Trivia thread, do not look for the answer elsewhere and post it.

    Workman Publishing Company
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    212-254-8098 (fax)
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    "When the subway jerks, it's the fixed stars that throw you down."

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    1. sinead o'connor
    2. france
    3. secaucus
    4. airplane flights
    FWIW, I'm on the design team and I pretty much find WoW as fun and interesting as banging my head against a brick wall.-- Mike Mearls

    I mean, I never GET any but that would be preferable. --Rel

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    1 The only contemporary Irish writer I can name is Frank McCourt but I'm nearly certain that's wrong. Oh well. I'm sure you'll enlighten us eventually.
    "When the subway jerks, it's the fixed stars that throw you down."

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    1. sean patrick o'flannery o'shea mcmichael
    FWIW, I'm on the design team and I pretty much find WoW as fun and interesting as banging my head against a brick wall.-- Mike Mearls

    I mean, I never GET any but that would be preferable. --Rel

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    1. some drunk bastard
    FWIW, I'm on the design team and I pretty much find WoW as fun and interesting as banging my head against a brick wall.-- Mike Mearls

    I mean, I never GET any but that would be preferable. --Rel

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    Quote Originally Posted by diaglo View Post
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    1. some drunk bastard
    You really narrowed the field of Irish authors down there didn't ya?
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