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           TRIVIA TODAY - Thursday, June 26, 2008 
       "Six Items a Day of Enduring Insignificance" 
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Greetings Infomaniacs,

Thank you to everyone who sent me their input on personal 
trainers! The consensus is that I should definitely give 
personal training sessions a try. I am going to give the 
trainer a call today and set up a time. I'm feeling a little 
nervous because I know it will be tough, but I am up for the 
challenge! I'll be sure to let you know how it goes...

So the other night some friends and I played trivia at a 
local pub and one of the categories was World War II. I 
realized that my knowledge of one of the biggest events in 
history is really lacking. I only knew the answer to one out 
of 10 questions! I have been brushing up on my World War II 
trivia since then, and I would like to share some of what 
I've learned with my trivia readers...

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: "War does not determine who is right - only who is 
left." 

HINT: (1872-1970), Philosopher and advocate for social 
reform.

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                        RANDOM TIDBITS 

Japan and China were already engaged in a war before the 
outbreak of World War II. China was also involved in a 
civil war and spent most of World War II dealing with 
internal conflicts and repelling the advances of the 
Japanese.

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Lasting from 1939 to the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945, 
the Battle of the Atlantic was the longest continuous 
battle of World War II. It pitted Nazi U-boats against 
North American convoys as Germany attempted to cut off 
Britain's vital lifeline to North America.

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Dachau was the first Nazi concentration camp, and was 
formed from an empty munitions factory in March 1933. 
According to a report made by the International Tracing 
Service at Arolson, Germany in 1977, there were 31,951 
deaths at the main Dachau camp during its twelve year 
existence. Estimates for the number of deaths at Dachau, 
however, vary widely.

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Having risen to power with the support of Italy and Germany, 
the Franco government of Spain decided to send "volunteers" 
to aid Germany in its attack on the Soviet Union in the 
form of Division Azul (Blue Division). Spain, however, did 
not become directly involved in the war and remained a 
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After World War II, Germany was divided into four zones of 
occupation. The American, British and French zones were 
grouped together as West Germany, and the Soviet zone became 
East Germany.

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With approximately 27 million total fatalities (both 
military and civilian), the Soviet Union lost the most 
lives during World War II. China was next with approximately 
11 million total fatalities, followed by Germany with 
approximately 7 million total fatalities.


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                  *** Weekly Mind-Scrambler *** 

I never was, am always to be,
No one ever saw me, nor ever will,
And yet I am the confidence of all
To live and breathe on this terrestrial ball.
What am I?


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QUOTE: "War does not determine who is right - only who is 
left." 

ANSWER: Bertrand Russell

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