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Old 08-14-2009, 09:17 AM   #1
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Trivia 8/14

trivia 8/14
DID YOU KNOW...
Potato chips are American's favorite snack food. They are devoured at a rate of 1.2 billion pounds a year.


1. Which U.S. President made his home at "The Hermitage", near Nashville, Tennessee ?
2. After losing his old one (when he lost his right hand) what color Light Saber did Luke Skywalker build for himself in Return of the Jedi ?
3. Fill in the blank;
The failed IBM "PCJr." was hyped by a _______ _________ impersonator.
4. By including cannon fire in his play Henry VIII, William Shakespeare caused the 1613 fire that destroyed what historic theater ?
5. In what film is the Okinawan Swordmaker Hattori Hanzo a character ?
6. What actor connects Get Shorty 1995), Face / Off (1997), The General's Daughter (1999) and The Punisher (2004) ?
7. Fill in the blank;
"____ is the staple food of more than one-half of the world's population."
8. Do you remember the name of the main character in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow ?

TRUTH OR CRAP ??
The first "Potato Chip" came about when a customer repeatedly complained that the fried potatoes served were too thick and soggy.
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1. Andrew Jackson
2. Green
3. Charlie Chaplin
4. The Globe Theater
5. Kill Bill
6. John Travolta
7. Rice
8. Ichabod Crane

TRUTH !!
The original potato chip recipe was created by chef George Crum at Moon's Lake House near Saratoga Springs, New York, on August 24, 1853.
Fed up with a customer who continued to send his fried potatoes back complaining that they were too thick and soggy, Crum decided to slice the potatoes so thin that they could not be eaten with a fork. As they could not be fried normally in a pan, he decided to stir-fry the potato slices.
Against Crum's expectation, the guest was ecstatic about the new chips and they soon became a regular item on the lodge's menu, under the name "Saratoga Chips." They eventually became popular throughout New York and New England. One version of this story identifies Cornelius Vanderbilt as the customer who wanted them thinner.

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Old 08-14-2009, 09:36 AM   #2
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