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Old 11-01-2010, 05:14 PM   #1
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Trivia 11/1

trivia 11/1
DID YOU KNOW...
The Baby Ruth candy bar was actually named after Grover Cleveland's baby daughter, Ruth.

1. Spam (the food, not the mail) is an acronym formed by the merger of what
two words ?
2. In which Midwest city did Lewis and Clark begin their journey?
3. At which Philadelphia site did the first Continental Congress meet in
1774?
4. What famous woman was the wife of one President and the niece of another?
5. Which extinct animal was last seen alive in the 1670's on the island of
Martius, in the Indian Ocean ?
6. on which food package would you find the image of a dog named bingo?
7. The term au Gratin means topped with cheese or....... what ?
8. How many people did Jesus feed in the story about the loaves and fishes ?

TRUTH OR CRAP ??
The most common Surname in France is Martin .
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1. SPICED HAM
2. ST. LEWIS
3. CARPENTER'S HALL
4. ELEANORE ROOSEVELT
5. the dodo
6. CRACKER JACKS
7. Bread Crumbs
8. Five Thousand

TRUTH !!
The most common French surname is Martin. This name is derived from the
first name Martinus, which is Latin.
Martinus refers to the Roman God of Fertility and War, who was named Mars.

There was a popular 4th-century saint named Martin of Tours, who was very
popular with people who lived in Europe during the Middle ages. It is
possible that the surname Martin was adopted by people who were followers of
this saint.

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Old 11-01-2010, 05:23 PM   #2
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6/8 not bad!
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Old 11-01-2010, 05:25 PM   #3
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1. SPICED HAM
2. ST. LEWIS ~ I said, St. Louis
3. CARPENTER'S HALL
4. ELEANORE ROOSEVELT
5. the dodo
6. CRACKER JACKS
7. Bread Crumbs
8. Five Thousand

TRUTH !!
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Old 11-01-2010, 05:36 PM   #4
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What was I thinking ??
Correct answer is St Charles, NOT St. Lewis !!
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Old 11-01-2010, 05:45 PM   #5
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What was I thinking ??
Correct answer is St Charles, NOT St. Lewis !!

LOL!!! True...I read their journey actually started in Pittsburgh, PA, but only if you are talking about the very beginning. Funding and discussion. They wandered all over the valley I live in.
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I didn't get much of that right. But, you reminded me of Saint Martin of Tours, called Sankt Morten in Danish. For some reason, they celebrate the anniversary of him becoming a bishop back in the 4th century C.E. Apparently he didn't want to be bishop, so he hid, but a flock of geese gave away his hiding place. The Danish Club is gonna have a party/formal dinner on the 13th of November and the tradition of serving goose will be upheld. I can hardly wait.
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Old 11-02-2010, 04:07 PM   #7
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..........never had goose......... what am i missing ..............
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..........never had goose......... what am i missing ..............
All dark meat

Twenty years ago, you would also be missing the ~ 1 litre of beautiful, pure white, goose fat that is exquisite for baking. But, now they are "healthier" and don't have nearly as much fat. I don't buy them myself any more. My DH only likes the white meat on poultry.
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