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    reveal's Daily Trivia 4.12.19

    Weekend edition!

    1) What ancient civilizations used cocoa beans as currency? Answered

    The Mayans and the Aztecs. The Mayans also used cocoa beans to make a bitter chocolate drink called xocolatl - commonly believed to be the origin of our word chocolate.


    2) Where in the US can you find the Million Dollar Highway?


    3) How did the toy company LEGO come up with its name? Answered

    LEGO is an abbreviation of the Danish words leg godt, which mean “play well.” The company was founded in Denmark in the 1930s.


    4) What controversial slogan did The Washington Post adopt in February 2017? Answered

    “Democracy Dies in Darkness.” The phrase beat out other slogan contenders like “Dauntless Defenders of the Truth” and “Yes. Know.”


    5) What '90s TV show featured the acting debut of singer Usher?
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    1. Aztec and/or Incan and Mayan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMaxperson View Post
    1. Aztec and/or Incan and Mayan?
    Close enough!

    The Mayans and the Aztecs. The Mayans also used cocoa beans to make a bitter chocolate drink called xocolatl - commonly believed to be the origin of our word chocolate.
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    4) Democracy dies in darkness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yablo View Post
    4) Democracy dies in darkness.
    Correct!

    4) “Democracy Dies in Darkness.” The phrase beat out other slogan contenders like “Dauntless Defenders of the Truth” and “Yes. Know.”
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    2) Where in the US can you find the Million Dollar Highway?
    Wild guess. Near Ft. Knox, KY?


    3) How did the toy company LEGO come up with its name?
    I am pretty sure it's a Danish word that means "good play" or "play well," something like that. I'm not sure if "lego" is the word or if it's a derivative of another word.


    5) What '90s TV show featured the acting debut of singer Usher?[/QUOTE]
    I'm guessing "The Wire."?
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiningbrow View Post
    3) How did the toy company LEGO come up with its name?
    I am pretty sure it's a Danish word that means "good play" or "play well," something like that. I'm not sure if "lego" is the word or if it's a derivative of another word.
    Correct!

    3) LEGO is an abbreviation of the Danish words leg godt, which mean “play well.” The company was founded in Denmark in the 1930s.
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    2 is that the one built for the second Matrix film in California?

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    2 - Colorado. Legend says it either cost a million dollars a mile to build (it cuts across three mountain passes) or because it was built using tailing out of the gold mines (as dirt filler) it contains over a million dollars in fine gold ore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nail bunny View Post
    2 - Colorado. Legend says it either cost a million dollars a mile to build (it cuts across three mountain passes) or because it was built using tailing out of the gold mines (as dirt filler) it contains over a million dollars in fine gold ore.
    Correct!

    2) Southwestern Colorado. The Million Dollar Highway is also known as US Highway 550. The origin of its nickname is contested – some say the highway cost a million dollars to build, while others believe that the dirt used to build the highway contains a million dollars’ worth of gold ore.

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    5) Moesha. Usher guest starred as Jeremy Davis, a love interest for Moesha, and appeared in four episodes between 1997 and 1999.
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