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Old 08-15-2013, 03:30 PM   #1
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trivia 8/15

trivia 8/15
The bear ancestor is an offshoot of the ancient Canidae family of dogs, wolves, foxes, and coyotes.
1. Where did Elizabeth II receive her education?
a.- At home with tutors
b. - Trinity College, Dublin
c. - Cambridge University
d. - St. Margaret's Convent, Scotland
2. What is the name of the beer Homer Simpson most often drinks?
3. Les Miserables Characters: Eponine's Lyrics
Fill in the Blank;
"Just the old man and _________."
a. - the boy
b. - me
c. - the girl
d. - no one else
4. What is “My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Noodles” is a mnemonic for?
a. - Signs of the Zodiac
b. - Opening chess moves
c. - Bones of the wrist
d. - Planets of the solar system
5. "Physical" was a number one hit for which female singer?
6. What year saw the first beer sold in cans ?
a. – 1920
b. – 1925
c. – 1930
d. – 1935
7. The song I Talk to the Trees comes from what musical?
8. In Greek mythology who was the Goddess of Chastity?

Today’s “Dead Man’s Hand” consists of a full house, aces over eights.
1. – a
2. Duff
3. – c
4. – d
5. Olivia Newton-John
6. –d
7. Paint your Wagon
8. Artemis sister of Apollo

The make up of poker's dead man's hand has varied through the years. Currently, the dead man's hand is described as a two-pair poker hand consisting of black aces and eights. Along with an unknown "hole" card, these were the cards reportedly held by "Old West" folk hero, lawman and gunfighter, Wild Bill Hickok, when he was assassinated.

The expression "dead man's hand" appears to have had some currency in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, although no one connected it to Hickok until the 1920s. The earliest detailed reference to the "dead man's hand" was 1886, where it was described as a "full house consisting of three jacks and a pair of tens". Jacks and sevens are called the 'dead man's hand' in the 1903Encyclopaedia of Superstitions, Folklore, and the Occult Sciences . Edmond Hoyle references the Dead Man's Hand as "Jacks and eights" in 1907.

What is considered the dead man's hand card combination of today gets its notoriety from a legend that it was the five-card stud hand held by James Butler Hickok (better known as "Wild Bill" Hickok) when he was shot in the back of the head by Jack McCall on August 2, 1876, in Nuttal & Mann's Saloon at Deadwood, Dakota Territory. Reportedly, Hickok's final hand included the aces and eights of both black suits.

According to a book by Western historian, Carl W. Breihan, the cards were retrieved from the floor by a man named Neil Christy, who then passed them on to his son. The son, in turn, told Mr. Breihan of the composition of the hand: "Here is an exact identity of these cards as told to me by Christy's son: the ace of diamonds with a heel mark on it; the ace of clubs; the two black eights, clubs and spades, and the queen of hearts with a small drop of Hickok's blood on it."

Hickok biographer, Joseph Rosa, wrote about the make-up of the hand: "the accepted version is that the cards were the ace of spades, the ace of clubs, two black eights [clubs and spades], and the queen of clubs as the 'kicker' [card]." However, Rosa said no contemporaneous source for this exact hand can be found. The solidification in gamers parlance of the dead man's hand as two pair, "aces and eights", didn't come about until after the 1926 publication of Frank Wilstach's book, Wild Bill Hickok: The Prince of Pistoleers—50 years after Hickok's death.

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