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Old 02-04-2010, 02:12 AM
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Trivia Dominoes: Play Off the Last Bit of Trivia

It's a game of my own devising and I expect the thread to sink beneath the horizon, but just in case, here's how it works: I'll post a piece of trivia, somebody will "play" off my trivia, then the next person tags onto that, etc., and let's see how we can keep it going.

Simple rules:

1- You should make sure it's true before using it to avoid "Cite?"

2- It should have something that can be played off both sides

3- You can decide what's trivia or factoid or whatever- it basically just means it should be blip sized information.

Here's how to play- imagine this is posted by several posters:


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Poster 1: Mickey Rooney has the longest film career in history- 84 years to date with several projects in development.

Poster 2: Mickey Rooney was the original choice to play Archie Bunker.

Poster 3: Archie Bunker's chair is in the Smithsonian Institution.

Poster 4: The Smithsonian was founded with money willed to the U.S. by the illegitimate son of a British nobleman.

Poster 5: Omer Bhatti, the Norwegian rapper, is rumored to be the illegitimate son of Michael Jackson.

Poster 6: Michael Jackson's THRILLER was the best selling album of all time.

Poster 7: Enrico Caruso was the first singer to become a millionaire from recordings.

Poster 8: Enrico Caruso was in San Francisco during the 1906 earthquake.
Hopefully you get the idea- you can play off any part of the preceding piece of trivia. You can make a statement that is not necessarily true so long as you qualify it (i.e. I didn't say Bhatti is Jackson's son, just that he's rumored to be, which is true) or you can go for a "not exactly but really close" connection (Thriller setting records and Caruso's recording earnings are not exact matches but both have to do with distinctions in recording success, if that makes sense).

So, ready to play? I doubt it, but I've started threads that strangled on the cord before. I'll be back with a piece of trivia: play off any part of it so long as you keep the thread going.
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Old 02-04-2010, 02:13 AM
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Presidents Andrew Jackson, Rutherford B. Hayes, and Bill Clinton were all born after the death of their biological fathers.

reminder: you can play off Jackson, Hayes, Clinton, biological fathers, etc.

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Old 02-04-2010, 07:37 AM
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Rutherford B. Hayes is the only US president to have an entire province named after him in a country outside the US -- the Presidente Hayes Province in Paraguay.
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Paraguay is one of only two landlocked countries in South America, the other is Bolivia.
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:49 AM
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The Bolivian national football (soccer) team has never advanced beyond the first round of the World Cup.
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:11 AM
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In Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, our heroes want to escape to Bolivia, but it doesn't really work out.
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:25 AM
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The first video honored at the MTV Europe awards was "Hobo Humpin' Slobo Babe" by Whale.

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Old 02-04-2010, 09:30 AM
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The first video played on MTV was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star".
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:39 AM
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The first video played on MTV was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star".
Buggles Geoff Downes and Trevor Horne joined Yes in 1981.

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Old 02-04-2010, 10:36 AM
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One of the members of Yes was Steve Howe. A different Steve Howe pitched for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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Old 02-04-2010, 10:49 AM
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Elias Howe invented the first practical sewing machine.

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Old 02-04-2010, 10:56 AM
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The Beatles' movie "Help!" is dedicated to Elias Howe.
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Old 02-04-2010, 11:01 AM
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Like "Help!," the TV show "Jeopardy!" has an exclamation point as part of the title.
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Old 02-04-2010, 11:10 AM
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Like "Help!" and "Jeopardy!", the TV series "Combat!" has an exclamation point as part of the title.
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Old 02-04-2010, 11:11 AM
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The punctuation mark combining an exclamation point with a question mark is called an interrobang.
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Combat! star Vic Morrow was tragically killed on set of the movie The Twilight Zone when a helicopter crashed on top of him.
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Combat! star Vic Morrow was tragically killed on set of the movie The Twilight Zone when a helicopter crashed on top of him.

Harrison Ford is a licensed helicopter pilot.
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Harrison Ford's SO is Callista Flockhart.
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Old 02-04-2010, 11:30 AM
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Callista was a nymph who was transformed into a bear by Hera when she became pregnant by Zeus.
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Old 02-04-2010, 11:38 AM
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A plush toy bear, or "teddy bear" is so named because of former US President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt.
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Old 02-04-2010, 11:40 AM
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Teddy Roosevelt is to be played by Leonardo DiCaprio in a film slated for a 2011 release.
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Old 02-04-2010, 11:42 AM
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Teddy Roosevelt is to be played by Leonardo DiCaprio in a film slated for a 2011 release.
Leonardo DiCaprio was named that because his mother first felt him kick while looking at a Leonardo da Vinci painting in a California museum.
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Old 02-04-2010, 11:46 AM
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Leonardo DiCaprio was named that because his mother first felt him kick while looking at a Leonardo da Vinci painting in a California museum.
Leonardo Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" was stolen from the Louvre in 1911 by an Italian nationalist.
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Old 02-04-2010, 11:57 AM
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pending new trivia

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The fourth-season X-Files episode 'The Field Where I Died' quotes the poem 'Paracelsus' by famed Scottish poet Robert Browning.
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Pat Boone's daughter Debby is the daughter-in-law of Rosemary Clooney, and so the cousin of George Clooney.

ETA: stole my Pearl S. Buck item. grumble

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Old 02-04-2010, 01:02 PM
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Pearl S. Buck lived in Bucks County, but there is no significance to the name similarity.
Tori Murden McClure, the first woman to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean, recently published her memoir A Pearl in the Storm: How I Found My Heart in the Middle of the Ocean.
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Crap!
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Old 02-04-2010, 01:06 PM
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"Crap!" is a common euphemism for solid bodily waste.

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Pearls are formed when an irritant, such as a grain of sand, are introduced into mollusks and calcium carbonate encapsulates the irritant in gradually expanding layers.
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Edited: The domino I was playing off seems to have disappeared.

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Old 02-04-2010, 01:14 PM
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Pat Boone's daughter Debby is the daughter-in-law of Rosemary Clooney, and so the cousin of George Clooney.

ETA: stole my Pearl S. Buck item. grumble
George Clooney is one of the closest living relatives of Abraham Lincoln (he's a descendant of Lincoln's aunt), whose wife often wore seed pearl jewelry.

weaving the two threads- please don't play off weaving

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Illinois may be known as the "Land of Lincoln," but Abraham Lincoln was actually born in the state of Kentucky.
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Edited: The domino I was playing off seems to have disappeared.
As did mine...you gotta be quick in this thread!

Kentucky Woman, written by Neil Diamond, was a hit for Deep Purple.
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As did mine...you gotta be quick in this thread!

Kentucky Woman, written by Neil Diamond, was a hit for Deep Purple.
Neil Diamond wrote the Monkees hit I'M A BELIEVER and the soundtrack for JONATHAN LIVINGSTON SEAGULL.
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Neil Diamond wrote the Monkees hit I'M A BELIEVER and the soundtrack for JONATHAN LIVINGSTON SEAGULL.
Stanley Livingston was the director of the zoo where Tennessee Tuxedo lived.
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Henry Morton Stanley, most famous for finding "Dr. Livingstone, I presume", was a Brit but he fought on both sides during the U.S. Civil War.
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The Fighting Fantasy game book series, created by Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson, sold more than 14 million copies worldwide.
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