DID YOU KNOW...
The Eisenhower interstate system required that one mile in every five must
be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of
war or other emergencies.
1. Which large American city still requires hitching posts to be located in
front of City Hall?
2. When it comes to making sounds, what do the Gorilla and the Cheetah have
in common ?
3. what's the more common name for camellia sinsensia?
4. which river is the principal tributary of the Ohio river?
5. what famous 5 & 10 cent store chain morphed into the "k-mart" stores?
6. which comic strip featured a character named "little itch"?
7. The Koala survives on one type of leaf ; name it...
8. An average 100,000 chemical reactions occur in the brain ....
a. - every second
b. - every minute
c. - every hour
d. - every day
TRUTH OR CRAP ??
Olive Oyl and her boyfriend, Ham Gravy were featured in a comic strip for
ten years before the character of Popeye the Sailor was introduced in
1. new York city
2. They both Purr
4. THE TENNESSEE RIVER
5. S.S. KRESGE CO.
6. little lulu
7. Eucalyptus (acceptable; Gum)
Thimble Theatre's first main characters/actors were the thin Olive Oyl and
her boyfriend, Harold Ham Gravy. After the strip moved away from its initial
focus, it settled into a comedy-adventure style featuring Olive, Ham Gravy,
and Olive's enterprising brother, Castor Oyl. Olive's parents, Cole and Nana
Oyl, also made frequent appearances.
Popeye first appeared in the strip on January 17, 1929 as a minor character.
He was initially hired by Castor Oyl and Ham to crew a ship for a voyage to
Dice Island, the location of a casino owned by the crooked gambler Fadewell.
Castor intended to break the bank at the casino using the unbeatable good
luck conferred by stroking the hairs on the head of Bernice the Whiffle Hen.
Weeks later, on the trip back, Popeye was shot many times by Jack Snork, a
stooge of Fadewell's but survived by rubbing Bernice's head. After the
adventure, Popeye left the strip-but due to reader reaction he was quickly
The Popeye character became so popular that he was given a larger role, and
the strip was expanded into many more newspapers as a result. Though initial
strips presented Olive Oyl as being less than impressed with Popeye, she
eventually left Ham Gravy to become Popeye's girlfriend-and Ham Gravy left
the strip as a regular. Over the years, however, she has often displayed a
fickle attitude towards the sailor. Castor Oyl continued to come up with
get-rich-quick schemes and enlisted Popeye in his misadventures. Eventually
he settled down as a detective and later on bought a ranch out West. Castor
has seldom appeared in recent years.
Food is like sex: When you abstain, even the worst stuff begins to look
good. Beth McCollister