DID YOU KNOW...
The world's largest pearl was discovered by a Filipino diver in the Palawan
Sea in 1934. Known as the "Pearl of Lao Tzu," or “Pearl of Allah”, the gem
weighs 14 pounds (6.35 kg) and measures 9.5 inches (24 cm) long and 5.5
inches (.4 cm) in diameter. It has a value of over US$40 million. It is
believed to be 600 years old.
1. Who Said That ??
"I love California. I practically grew up in Phoenix."
(Hint; Indiana Politician...)
2. Name the Hit musical that opens with "Oh, What a Beautiful Morning"...
3. According to Mathew, which of these is the first Beatitude...
a. - Blessed are the meek...
b. - Blessed are the merciful...
c. - Blessed are the peacemakers...
d. - Blessed are the poor in spirit...
4. What actor connects "Zulu Dawn", "Birdman of Alcatraz" and "From Here To
5. Mickey Dolenz had a role in a TV series long before he was a Monkee ; can
you name the series ?
6. Do you recall the name of Tarzan's favorite elephant ?
7. If you're looking for something vegan that's tasty, here's something to
try. It's a deep fried ball or patty made from chickpeas or fava beans! But
what is it called ?
8. Cain was the first son of Adam and Eve and his vocation could possibly be
the true 'oldest profession'. What did he do for a living?
TRUTH OR CRAP ??
Between the years 1900 and 1919, 23 species of animals disappeared from the
face of the planet forever, including the Dodo, Cuban Shrew, Passenger
Pigeon and the Carolina Parakeet.
1. Dan Quayle
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4. Burt Lancaster
5. 'Circus Boy'
8. Farmer - Genesis 4:2 ... 'but Cain was a tiller of the ground.'
Close, but not quite True...
The Dodo most likely became extinct sometime in the latter half of the
seventeenth century and is the archetype of modern extinctions. Living
exclusively on the island of Mauritius, its extinction is believed to have
been caused by the introduction of non-native species such as pigs and
macaques to the island. Its distant relative in the pigeon family, the
passenger pigeon, is one of the most remarkable extinction stories. The last
known member of the species, a bird called 'Martha", died in 1914, an
extraordinary decline for a species that had been the most common bird in
North America at the beginning of the nineteenth century. The last known
Carolina Parakeet, the only native parrot in the Eastern United States, died
in Cincinnati zoo in 1918 whilst the Cuban Shrew was believed to have been
driven to extinction by the introduction of the Burmese Mongoose to its
habitat in the Antilles islands in 1910, but was rediscovered in 1974.
“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.”
― Mahatma Gandhi