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Old April 7th, 2008, 09:02 PM
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Since trivia is popular on cruises...

1. How many "witches" were burned at the stake in the Salem Witch Trials?

2. When was the War of 1812 fought?

3. Who is buried in Grant's tomb?

4. Of the fifty states of the United States, which is the furthest east?

5. Which U. S. President's last words were, "And Adams lives!"

I'll post the correct answers in a few days.

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1.Several persons. Not sure witches really exist or existed.

2. War of 1812 was fought 1812 - 1815.

3. No one. However Grant's body, and that of his wife.

4. Maine.

5. Don't know!

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Old April 8th, 2008, 09:38 AM
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Since trivia is popular on cruises...

1. How many "witches" were burned at the stake in the Salem Witch Trials? 0 there are no such things as witches

2. When was the War of 1812 fought? 1812

3. Who is buried in Grant's tomb? grant

4. Of the fifty states of the United States, which is the furthest east? Okay I agree with Mean Dean Maine

5. Which U. S. President's last words were, "And Adams lives!" Thomas Jefferson he was talking about John Adams sadly they both died the same day and it was July 4. If I remember correctly. Thomas Jefferson was a different party then Washington or Adams when he became president it was a big deal for a country to change parties without blood shed.
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I promised the correct answers, so here goes....

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1. How many "witches" were burned at the stake in the Salem Witch Trials?
None, but not for the reason that the respondents identified. The question duly acknowledged that none of the women convicted of witchcraft were really witches by enclosing the term "witches" in quotes. In reality, twenty women were executed for witchcraft -- nineteen by hanging and one by crushing with stones. None were burned at the stake.

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2. When was the War of 1812 fought?
Mostly in 1813 and 1814. It began in December of 1812.

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3. Who is buried in Grant's tomb?
Nobody. The bodies in a tomb are above ground, and thus not buried.

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4. Of the fifty states of the United States, which is the furthest east?
Alaska. The Aleutian Islands extend past the 180th meridian into east longitudes, and thus is further east than the Atlantic Ocean

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5. Which U. S. President's last words were, "And Adams lives!"
Thomas Jefferson, our nation's third president, said these words, not having received word that his political nemesis and predecessor in office, John Adams, had died a few hours earlier. Score a point for "katlady" on this one!

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Ok, I scored 4 out of 5 on this one.
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Hey I got one. I learned that in history class and I always found it interesting they both died on July 4.
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3. Who is buried in Grant's tomb?

Nobody. The bodies in a tomb are above ground, and thus not buried.

Norm, I heard this question on a Bugs Bunny cartoon so many years ago and always thought it was obviously Grant, but you have cleared up this quandary that I've had for so long and have taught me the definition of the word 'tomb'.
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4. Of the fifty states of the United States, which is the furthest east?

Alaska. The Aleutian Islands extend past the 180th meridian into east longitudes, and thus is further east than the Atlantic Ocean
Norm, you big trixter! You caught me off guard with that whole International Date Line thingy.
I should have known there was something I was overlooking.
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4. Of the fifty states of the United States, which is the furthest east?

Alaska. The Aleutian Islands extend past the 180th meridian into east longitudes, and thus is further east than the Atlantic Ocean
Norm, you big trixter! You caught me off guard with that whole International Date Line thingy.
I should have known there was something I was overlooking.
Again, Thank You!
Ah, tricked again! The International Date Line has a few bends so that countries or states that span the 180th Meridian are on one side of it or the other. In particular, it bends into the eastern hemisphere to keep all of the Aleutian Islands on the same day. Nevertheless, the 180th Meridian, which delimits the boundary between east longitude and west longitude does NOT bend.

As an added piece of trivia, Seventh Day Adventists actually worship on Sunday in the Kingdom of Tonga. They discovered that a bend in the International Date Line puts the Kingdom of Tonga, which lies in the Western Hemisphere, one day ahead of where it would be without the bend, and thus concluded that the Kingdom's Sunday is the real Saturday. Of course, they missed the fact that there's nothing intrinsic about the location of 180th Meridian, and thus about the demarkation of east and west longitudes. Rather, its location is purely an artifact of the historical influence of the British Empire, which caused the British adoption of the meridian through Greenwich, England, as the prime meridian to gain acceptance as the universal standard and subsequent adoption of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) as Universal Coordinated Time (UCT).

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