Wednesday, September 2, 2009

ANSWER - Tuesday Trivia: U.S. Senate

What is kept in the U.S. Senate chamber in two small lacquered leather boxes decorated with Japanese figures?

Snuff. Although it's no longer used by senators, the snuff continues to be kept as a matter of Senate tradition. The boxes are attached to a ledge that flanks the presiding officer's rostrum.

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