Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Trivia Corner #10 Answers

1. Who accepted her Best Actress Oscar statuette with the words "Hello, gorgeous"?

Answer: Barbra Streisand, in 1969 when she won for her film debut as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl--in which her opening line, spoken as she looked at herself in a mirror, was "Hello, gorgeous."

2. What was the assassination unit inside the former Soviet Union's KGB called?

Answer: SMERSH. The name is an abbreviation of the unit's Russian motto, smert shpionam, which means "death to spies."

I want to congratulate Asblackasobama, Lisa Marie, Copyboy and T.S. for getting the first question right. No one got the second question. I know it was a toughie.

2 comments:

Jerry said...

SMERSH, I had no clue but such a cool name for an assassination team.

ASBLACKASOBAMA said...

I looked it up.... I should have known it from the James Bond books....