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Let's see what you know...
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SEVEN DEADLY SINS: Pride, Avarice, Wrath, Envy, Gluttony, Sloth and Lust.

SEVEN Dwarfs: Bashful, Doc, Dopey, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy and Sneezy.

SEVEN SEAS: Indian, North Pacific, South Pacific, Antarctic, Arctic, North Atlantic and South Atlantic.

SEVEN VIRTUES: Faith, Hope, Charity (Love), Fortitude, Justice, Prudence and Temperance.

SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD Antiquity: Colussus of Rhodes, Egyptian Pyramids, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Lighthouse at Alexandria, Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, Statue of Zeus at Olympia and the Temple of Diana at Ephesus.

SEVEN WORKS OF MERCY: Bury the dead. Clothe the naked. Feed the hungry. Give drink to the thirsty. House the homeless. Tend the sick. Visit the fatherless and afflicted.

SEVEN HILLS OF ROME: Aventine, Cailian, Capitoline, Esquiline, Palatine, Quirinal and Viminal.

SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD Middle Ages: Catacombs of Alexandria, Coliseum of Rome, Great Wall of China, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Mosque of St. Sophia at Constantinople, Porcelain Tower of Nanking and Stonehenge at Salisbury Plain, England.
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:tounge2: The first home TV set was demonstrated in 1928 and the size of the screen was 3-inches by 4-inches.

:tounge2: President George Washington owned foxhounds named DRUNKARD, TIPLER and TIPSY.

:tounge2: As a twelve-year-old contestant, star PATTY DUKE won over $8,000 on the TV game show "THE $64,000 CHALLENGE".

:tounge2: It takes 110 domestic silkworm cocoons to make a man's tie and 630 to make a blouse.

:tounge2: PHILLIP DRINKER and Louis Agassiz Shaw built the first IRON LUNG with two vacuum cleaners at Harvard University in 1927. Iron Lungs are known as DRINKER RESPIRATORS.

:tounge2: The first vending machines in the United States were installed on New York City train platforms in 1888 and dispensed CHEWING GUM.

:tounge2: For his first JAMES BOND film Dr. No, 32-year-old SEAN CONNERY received a reported $16,500. By 1966, his salary was $750,000.

:tounge2: "IN GOD WE TRUST", motto of United States, adopted July 30, 1956, first appeared on US coins in 1864.

:tounge2: CHRISTMAS became a National Holiday in the U.S. in 1890.

:tounge2: The FIRST TRANSOCEANIC CABLE MESSAGE was sent on August 16, 1858 and said "Europe and America are united by telegraph. Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace and good will towards men".

:tounge2: BUDDY was the name of the FIRST SEEING EYE DOG in AMERICA, brought to the U.S. in 1928 from Switzerland by owner Morris Frank.

:tounge2: The Pony Express only lasted 18 months, from April 1860 to October 1861.

:tounge2: The Lone Ranger's mask was made from the vest of his dead brother Capt. Daniel Reid by Tonto.

:tounge2: Actor JAY SILVERHEELS who played the character TONTO retired from showbusiness in 1984 and became a HARNESS-RACING DRIVER.

:tounge2: DERRY CHURCH, PA was the original name of the town known today as HERSHEY, PA home of HERSHEY CHOCOLATE.

:tounge2: CLEO and CAESAR were early stage names of CHER and SONNY Bono.
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Just what I need...more useless information that I will never forget. anyone else have that "problem"? I can remember trivia and totally useless facts, but tend to forget the important stuff.
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May favorite piece of useless trivia (I'm sure a lot of people have heard this):

The famous scene in Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark where Harrison Ford shoots a sword-wielding assasin in the market was a mistake. He was actually supposed to disarm the assasin with his whip, but was unable to. After many takes, he pulled out his prop gun and "shot" the guy. That's the scene that stayed in the movie.
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:-) - Humor
:-) (-: - Masking theatrical comments
:-T - Keeping a straight face (tight-lipped)
:-D - Said with a smile
:-> - Alternate happy face
:-) :-) :-) - Loud guffaw
:*) - Clowning around
:-? - Licking lips
%-} - Silly
:/) - Not funny
:-" - Pursing lips
:-r - Bleahhh (sticking tongue out)
:-f - Smirks
:-p - Smirks
:-1 - Smirks
:-, - Smirks
:-| - Disgusted
:-J - Tongue-in-cheek comments
:-! - Foot in mouth
:-$ - Put your money where your mouth is
:-D - Talks too much
:-I - Chewing on bone
%&$%& - You know what that means...
:-P - Shouting
:-y - Shouting
:-o - Shouting
:-( - Unhappy
:-c - Real unhappy
(:-& - Anger
(:^( - Broken nose
(:<) - Blabber mouth
?-( - Black eye
%-) - Broken glasses
:-b - Tongue stuck out
:-p - Left-handed tongue stuck out
>--->---(@ - A rose
||*( - Handshake offered
||*) - Handshake accepted
:-x - Kiss kiss
o= - A burning candle to start a flame
~= - Flaming message
-= - A doused candle to end a flame
|-<> - Kissy face
[] - Hug
(-_-) - Secret smile
'-) - Wink
;-) - Say no more; nudge, nudge
:-* - Oops! (Covering mouth with hand)
:-# - Censored
:-8 - Talking out both sides of your mouth
>:> - Leer
:-X - Not saying a word
(:-... - Heart-breaking message...
:-o - "Oh, noooooo!" (a la Mr. Bill)
#:-o - Same as previous
...---... - S.O.S.
:-< - Forlorn
|-( - Late night messages
(:-$ - Ill
(:-( - Sad
%- - Hung over
:~/ - All mixed up
#-) - Another all-night partier
:-'| - With a cold
%+{ - Loser in a fight
( ) - You're kidding!
<:-O - Eeek!
:-C - Unbelieving (jaw dropped)
:-(*) - About to vomit
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2U2 - To You, Too
AAMOF - As A Matter Of Fact
AFAIK - As Far As I Know
AFAIC - As Far As I'm Concerned
AFAICT - As Far As I Can Tell
AFK - Away From Keyboard
ASAP - As Soon As Possible
BAK - Back At Keyboard
BBL - Be Back Later
BITMT - But In The Meantime
BOT - Back On Topic
BRB - Be Right Back
BTW - By the way
C4N - Ciao For Now
CRS - Can't Remember "Stuff"
CU - See You
CUL(8R) - See You Later
CWOT - Complete Waste Of Time
CYA - See Ya
DIY - Do It Yourself
EOD - End Of Discussion
EZ - Easy
F2F - Face To Face
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
FBOW - For Better Or Worse
FOAF - Friend Of A Friend
FOCL - Falling Off Chair Laughing
FWIW - For What It's Worth
FYA - For Your Amusement
FYI - For Your Information
/ga - Go Ahead
GAL - Get A Life
GBTW - Get Back To Work
GFC - Going For Coffee
GFETE - Grinning From Ear To Ear
GMTA - Great minds think alike
GR&D - Grinning, Running & Ducking
GTG - Got To Go
GTGTTBR - Got To Go To The Bathroom
GTRM - Going To Read Mail
HAND - Have A Nice Day
HHOK - Ha Ha Only Kidding
HTH - Hope This Helps
IAC - In Any Case
IAE - In Any Event
IC - I See
IDGI - I Don't Get It
IMCO - In My Considered Opinion
IMHO - In my humble opinion
IMNSHO - in My Not So Humble Opinion
IMO - In My Opinion
IMPE - In My Personal Experience
IMVHO - In My Very Humble Opinion
IOW - In Other Words
IRL - In Real Life
ISP - Internet Service Provider
IYKWIM - If You Know What I Mean
JIC - Just In Case
J/K - Just kidding
KISS - Keep It Simple Stupid
L8TR - Later
LD - Later dude
LOL - Laughing Out Loud
LTNS - Long Time No See
MorF - Male or Female, or person who asks that question
MTCW - My Two Cents Worth
NRN - No Reply Necessary
ONNA - Oh No, Not Again!
OTOH - On The Other Hand
OTTOMH - Off the top of my head
OIC - Oh I See
OTF - On The Floor
OLL - Online Love
PLS - Please
PU - That Stinks!
REHI - Hello Again (re-Hi!)
ROFL - Rolling On Floor Laughing
ROTF - Rolling On The Floor
ROTFL - Rolling On The Floor Laughing
RSN - Real Soon Now
RTDox - Read The Documentation/Directions
RTFM - Read The Frickin' Manual
RUOK - Are You OK?
SNAFU - Situation Normal; All Fouled Up
SO - Significant Other
SOL - Smiling Out Loud (or Sh*t Out of Luck)
TANSTAAFL - There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
TAFN - That's All For Now
TEOTWAWKI - The End Of The World As We Know It
THX - Thanks
TIA - Thanks In Advance
TLK2UL8R - Talk to you later
TMK - To My Knowledge
TOS - Terms Of Service
TPTB - The Powers That Be
TSWC - Tell Someone Who Cares
TTBOMK - To The Best Of My Knowledge
TTFN - Ta-Ta For Now
TTYL(8R) - Talk To You Later
TWIMC - To Whom It May Concern
Txs - Thanks
URL - Web Page Address
w/b - Welcome Back
w/o - Without
WRT - With Regard To
WTG - Way To Go
WU? - What's Up?
WWW - World Wide Web
WYSIWYG - What You See Is What You Get
Y2K - Year 2000
YGIAGAM - Your Guess Is As Good As Mine
YGWYPF - You Get What You Pay For
YMMV - Your Mileage May Vary
ZZZ - Sleeping
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