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TRIVIAL DRIVEL (continued):
• The oldest living organism on earth ever verified was a Great Basin bristlecone pine tree in Nevada called Prometheus that was measured by a ring count to be about 4,900 years old when it was cut down in 1964.
• In 1949, brothers Forrest and Leroy Raffel created a restaurant that sold roast beef sandwiches. They spelled out the initials “Raffel Brothers” (RB) to create the name Arby’s.
• George Washington was a redhead.
• The deadliest natural disaster in the U.S. was the Galveston hurricane of 1900, which killed between 8,000-12,000 people.
• Michigan has more shoreline than the entire eastern seaboard of the U.S. • Texas is larger than every country in Europe. • The characters Bert and Ernie on “Sesame Street” were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's film “It’s A Wonderful Life.” • When director George Lucas was mixing soundtrack for the film “American Graffiti” he numbered the reels of film starting with an R and numbered the dialog starting with a D. When the sound designer requested Reel 2, Dialog 2 by requesting “R2D2” George liked the way it sounded so much that he worked it into his Star Wars project.
• China and the U.S. are about the same size but China’s population is four times larger. • Thomas Jefferson first introduced French fries to the White House.
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• The Sahara desert is larger than the continental U.S. • Whales, dolphins, and porpoises move by plunging their tails up and down, unlike fish, which move their tails from side to side.
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