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           TRIVIA TODAY - Friday, August 1, 2008 
       "Six Items a Day of Enduring Insignificance" 

Greetings Infomaniacs,

Congratulations to "Colleen Eckart" who won this week's "Mind 
Scrambler". Here was the scrambler:

Weight in my belly, 
Trees on my back, 
Nails in my ribs, 
Feet I do lack.

What am I?

Answer: A ship.

Enjoy!
Melissa

melissa@gophercentral.com

P.S. You can discuss this issue or any other topic in 
the new Trivia Today forum. Check it out here...

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                    TODAY'S MYSTERY QUOTE 

QUOTE: "Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; 
they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and 
the most patient of teachers."

HINT: (1834-1926), American academic, served as president 
of Harvard University for 40 years.

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             RANDOM TIDBITS ABOUT LITERATURE

In 2000, Gao Xingjian, author of Soul Mountain and The 
Other Shore, became the first Chinese writer to be awarded 
the Nobel Prize for Literature. His novels and plays have 
been banned in China since 1986.

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Ba! Ba! Black Sheep was one of several working titles 
Margaret Mitchell used for her most famous novel, Gone With 
the Wind. She also considered the titles Tote the Weary 
Load, Bugles Sang True, Not In Our Stars, and Tomorrow is 
Another Day before finally settling on a phrase that she 
had used in the critical scene where Scarlett returns to 
Tara and asks, "Was Tara still standing? Or was Tara also 
gone with the wind which had swept through Georgia?"

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Aldous Huxley and C.S. Lewis both died on November 22, 1963,
but their deaths were overshadowed by a more sensational 
death that day: the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

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Anne Sexton wrote To Bedlam and Part Way Back (1960), 
Transformations (1971), and The Death Notebooks (1974), as 
well as Live or Die (1967) for which she won the Pulitzer 
Prize. In 1974, despite a very successful writing career, 
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One of Tennessee Williams greatest plays, Cat on a Hot Tin 
Roof, contains characters named "Big Daddy" and "Big Mama." 
These roles were played in the original Broadway production 
by Burl Ives and Mildred Dunnock.

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Nikolai Gogol's most celebrated play was The Inspector 
General (1836), a comedy which told the tale of a young 
civil servant who finds himself stranded in a small town, 
mistaken for an influential government inspector. A 
masterpiece of dramatic satire, The Inspector General is 
universally respected as one of the greatest plays of the 
Russian theatre.

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                  *** Weekly Mind-Scrambler *** 

                Look for a new mind scrambler in
                 Monday's issue of Trivia Today!


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Answer will be posted in Friday's Trivia Today. Good Luck! 
If your name appears in Friday's newsletter, 
email me your complete name and address and I will ship 
your prize. 
Be sure to put "Winner" in the subject line.

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QUOTE: "Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; 
they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and 
the most patient of teachers."

ANSWER: Charles W. Eliot

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