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Old 09-18-2006, 03:45 PM   #1
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Auguste Escoffier
Escoffier was a legendary French chef credited with inventing Pêche Melba and other classic dishes. He formed a partnership with César Ritz, and the two men established a number of famous hotels, including the Grand Hotel in Rome and numerous Ritz Hotels around the world. In 1902, Escoffier published Le Guide Culinaire, which contains 5,000 recipes and is still used today as both a cookbook and textbook for classic cooking.
1. who is the Peach Melba dessert named after?
2. what is the most-used word in the english language?
3. the citizens of one state, on a per-capita basis, consume twice as much ice cream as any of the other forty-nine; name the state!
4. as of may, 2006, how many baseball players have homered on their very first major-league at-bat?
5. who is the patron Saint of the Boy Scouts?
6. name the famous marxist whom, before they knew about his politics, wall street honored with a ticker-tape parade.
7. what year was the movie, "close encounters of the Third kind" released?
8. in that film, which state was the site of the climactic "encounter"?
TRUTH OR CRAP ??
the jigsaw puzzle was invented to teach geography.
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1. NELLIE MELBA
(Australian singer-LT)
2. "THE"
3. alaska
4. NINETY-ONE
5. SAINT GEORGE
6. FIDEL CASTRO
7. 1977
8. WYOMING
TRUTH !!
in 1767, John Spilbury, a teacher in England and formerly the apprentice to the royal geographer, made the first jigsaw puzzle. He glued a map of England and Wales to a board and used a fine saw to cut along the borders in hopes of creating a tool to teach his students geography. For the next twenty years, only geographical jigsaw puzzles were made. Interlocking pieces did not come along until the invention of power tools, more than a century later.

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