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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Dee's Tips & Trivia

Last Week’s Questions –
~ Ghostbusters was the #2 movie in 1984 ($229 million).  What movie was #1 at $235 million.
Beverly Hills Cop
~ What item found today in most kitchens was the strongest acid commonly known in ancient times?
~ If a square has the same area as a circle whose radius is one unit in length, exactly how long is each side of the square?
The square root of PI

Tips –
~ Those bed of pansies will bloom more prolifically if you take a few moments to pinch out early buds.  This encourages plants to bush out and to produce more flowers.
~ Prepare a mixture of one part vinegar and ten parts water.  Dump in your berries and swirl around.  Drain, rinse and pop in the refrigerator.  The vinegar kills any mold spores and other bacteria that might be on the surface of the fruit.  Raspberries will last about a week and strawberries almost two weeks.
~ Beer conditions the hair.

Trivia –
~ If all of the ice caps melted, the sea level would rise 200-230’.  The Statue of Liberty would be immersed up to her arm pits.
~ If done perfectly, the Rubik’s cube can be done in 17 turns.
~ There are approximately 7,000 feathers on an eagle.

This date in history (June 15th)
~ 1752 – Ben Franklin experimented by flying a kite in a thunderstorm.  The result was a little spark that showed the relationship between lightning and electricity.
~ 1844 – Charles Goodyear was granted a patent for the process that strengthened rubber.
~ 1916 – Woodrow Wilson signed a bill incorporating the Boy Scouts of America.

Questions –
~ What are the 3 most frequently sung songs in the English language, according to Guinness?
~ What did Michael Jackson say instead of “I do” when he married Lisa Marie Presley?
~ Who is Audrey Faith Perry?

Quote –
“The mind that is anxious about future events is miserable.” Seneca

Make is a super duper weekend!


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