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What are some examples of difficult Trivia Pursuit game questions?

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Some examples of difficult Trivial Pursuit questions ask what the scientific name for a rabbit's tail is and who the official hair consultant to the 1984 Los Angles Olympics was. The answers are scut and Vidal Sassoon, respectively.

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Other challenging questions ask who the bass player for the Beatles for group's four appearances in December 1960 was and what amphibian Pliney the Elder suggested be tied to the jaw to make teeth firmer. The bass player was Chas Newby, and the amphibian was a frog.

Chas Newby replaced bass player Stuart Sutcliffe on Dec. 17, 1960 for a brief two week run with the famous group. At the time, the group had the known members Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison, with Pete Best on drums. Newby's short history with the Beatles leaves him as a very little known group member.

More challenging questions are "What was broken in Oxford, England on May 6, 1954?" and "What was the name of the Douglas family's dog on 'My Three Sons'?" The dog's name was Tramp, and the four-minute mile was broken in 1954.

Roger Bannister was a 25-year-old medical student when he broke the four-minute mile in 1954. Before he accomplished this feat, many believed it was physically impossible to run a mile that fast. In his training, Bannister researched running mechanics and used new scientific methods he developed in his training. His record did not stand long.

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