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Old 12-28-2011, 08:46 AM   #1
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trivia 12/28

trivia 12/28
Franklin D. Roosevelt served longest as U.S. President, in office for 12
years, 39 days (1933-1945). The shortest term in office was 32 days by
William Henry Harrison (March 4-April 4, 1841)

1. Name the cartoon series whose characters included Benny the Ball, Spook,
The Brain, Fancy Fancy and Choo Choo .
(Hint; the series was based on, or took after, Sgt. Bilco )
2. Which player on a basketball team usually plays the post, or pivot,
3. Christian Bale has played Bruce Wayne aka Batman in two films. Which
other star has
also played Batman twice in film?
4. In Spanish supermarkets this well-known household product is known as Don
Limpio; what’s its name in America ?
5. Who was the American author who created the heroic Mars adventurer John
Carter and Venus’ Carson Napier ?
6. What sort of creatures was Laika, the first animal to orbit the earth
7. who killed Cock Robin?
(Bonus ; what was the weapon ?)
8. In the world of trees, what’s a “deciduous “ tree’s main characteristic ?
Ernest Evans became Chubby Checker as a tribute to Fats Domino.
1. Top Cat
2. the Center
3. Michael Keaton
4. Mr. Clean
5. Edgar Rice Burroughs
6. a Dog
7. The Sparrow (with an arrow)
8. They Lose their leaves in winter
Although it may have ended up as an off-handed tribute to Fats, it didn’t
develop that way......

Ernest Evans was born in Spring Gulley, South Carolina. He was raised in the
projects of South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he lived with his
parents and two brothers
] By age eight Evans formed a street-corner harmony group, and by the time
he entered high school, learned to play the piano. He would entertain his
classmates by performing vocal impressions of popular entertainers of the
day, such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley and Fats Domino.
One of his classmates and friends at South Philadelphia High School was
Fabiano Forte, who would become a popular performer of the late 1950s and
early 1960s as Fabian.
After school Evans would entertain customers at his various jobs, including
Fresh Farm Poultry on Ninth Street and at the Produce Market with songs and

It was his boss at the Produce Market, Tony A., who gave Evans the nickname
"Chubby". The store owner of Fresh Farm Poultry, Henry Colt, was so
impressed by Ernest's performances for the customers that he, along with his
colleague and friend Karl Mann, who worked as a song-writer for
Cameo-Parkway Records, arranged for young Chubby to do a private recording
for American Bandstand host Dick Clark. It was at this recording session
that Evans got his stage name from Clark's wife, who asked Evans what his
name was. "Well", he replied, "my friends call me 'Chubby'". As he had just
completed a Fats Domino impression, she smiled and said, "As in Checker?"
That little play on words ('chubby' meaning 'fat', and 'checkers', like
'dominoes', being a game) got an instant laugh and stuck, and from then on,
Evans would use the name "Chubby Checker".

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