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RELEASE: FEBRUARY 18, 2012

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Tim Harper was a campus reporter for the Drake University Times-Delphic in Iowa, when he broke the biggest story of his career on Sept. 17, 1969. Except that none of it was true. That year, Paul McCartney was out of the public eye, as he mulled the pending dissolution of the Beatles. Rumors spread that he had died. Soon, fans were finding "evidence" in the band's album cover art and lyrics, particularly on the newly released "Abbey Road" album. Ironically, Paul McCartney has a 50/50 shot of becoming the last living Beatle.

In 2006, fans erected a 15-foot statue of Shakira in Barranquilla, where she grew up.

Where would you have to go to see it?

A) Brazil

B) Colombia

C) Mexico

D) Puerto Rico

Previous answer: Julie Andrews played the male and female roles in "Victor/Victoria."

TRIVIA FANS: Send the trivia questions you've always wanted answered, or original TriviaBits ideas of your own, with your full name and hometown, to Paul Paquet at paul@triviahalloffame.com or visit him online at www.triviahalloffame.com.

Paul Paquet has been writing trivia since the early 1990s, and has written roughly 100,000 questions. For more, visit triviahalloffame.com or e-mail him at paul@triviahalloffame.com.

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