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Friday, August 31, 2012

Dee's Tips and Trivia

Questions –
~ Who are the 4 people on Mt. Rushmore?
Jefferson, Washington, Lincoln, Roosevelt
~ Who is Patricia Andrzejewski?
Pat Benatar
~ The expression “Do not fold, spindle, or mutilate” first appeared in the 1960’s, and applied to what?
IBM punched cards for computer programs

Tips –
~ Clean your headlights with toothpaste.  Apply with a dry cloth in a circular motion until all the grime comes off.  Rinse with water and wipe down.
~ Homemade dishwasher soap-Now I don’t have a dishwasher, but I’ve been told this works well.  Put 1 tsp oxygen bleach and ½ tsp Dawn dish soap in the dispenser.  Then ½ cup white vinegar in a bowl or cup on the TOP rack of the machine. 
~ Use a potato peeler to get even, small slices of veggies for salads.

Trivia –
~ Polar bears can smell a seal from 20 miles away.
~ An average of 3 billion cups of tea are consumed daily around the world.
~ The side of a hammer is called a cheek.

This date in history (August 31st)
~ 1887 – The kinetoscope was patented by Thomas Edison.  The device was used to produce moving pictures.
~ 1920 – The first news program to be broadcast on radio was aired.
~ 1940 – Lawrence Olivier and Vivian Leigh were married.
~ 1949 – Richard Gere was born.  J
~ 1987 – Michael Jackson’s “Bad” video aired for the first time.

Questions –
~ There are two US states each of which borders 8 other states.  What are their names?
~ Can you give a common last name for four famous brothers whose first names were Joe, John, Bob and Eddie?
~ Joe drank 1/3 of a glass of milk in one swallow, then drank 4/5 of the remaining milk in another swallow.  What fraction of the original milk was left?

Questions I can’t answer-
~ Can a hearse carrying a corpse drive in the carpool lane?
~ If the professor on Gilligan’s Island can make a radio out of a coconut, why can’t he fix a hole in a boat?
~ Why does a round pizza come in a square box?

Quote –
“The whole of life is but a moment of time.  It is our duty, therefore to use it, not misuse it.”  Plutarch

Here we are at the last holiday of the summer.  Go out and make it one safe and spectacular weekend!


1 comment:

Tammy said...

August 31, 1969...I was born!!:)