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A sedative called thalidomide was supposed to help expecting mothers with their morning sickness. Instead, it produced birth defects called phocomelia, in which your limbs look like seal flippers. But not in the U.S. Despite enormous pressure from the pharmaceutical industry, an FDA official named Frances Kelsey refused to approve the drug. Only 17 babies were born with the thalidomide-related birth defects in the U.S. Today, the drug is used to treat leprosy.

What band's song "Paint It Black" came to be associated with the Vietnam War after it was used in the movie "Full Metal Jacket" and in the TV series "Tour of Duty?"

A) Byrds

B) Jefferson Airplane

C) Led Zeppelin

D) Rolling Stones

Previous answer: Trace Cyrus, brother of Miley, was the lead singer of Metro Station.

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 150,000 questions.

For more, visit triviahalloffame.com or e-mail him at paul@triviahalloffame.com.

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