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Old 12-07-2019, 08:26 AM   #1
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Trivia 12/7

trivia 12/7
Before His life fell apart, NFL Hall of Famer O.J. Simpson made 31 film and
television appearances but is most remembered for the accident-prone
Detective Nordberg in the "Naked Gun" series.

1. What is measured on the Saffir-Simpson Scale ?
2. What do baseball, the month of April, James Buchanan Brady, and Argyle in
Western Australia have in common?
3. Strange Words are These ; DEARTH
a. - a shortened version of a written work
b. - split (wood) into thin sheets
c. - an insufficient quantity or number
d. - abnormal enlargement of a body part or organ
4. In which province is the capital of Canada?
a. - Ontario
b. - Quebec
c. - New Brunswick
d. - Labrador
5. Who played Jo Harding in 1996's 'Twister'?
6. Where in your body will you find the olecranon?
a. - Head
b. - Hand
c. - Arm
d. - Foot
7. Do you recall the first names of the Hardy Boys of Juvenile literature
fame ?
8. This early one-season sitcom, often cited as one of the worst shows of
all time, featured Jerry Van Dyke as the owner of an inanimate object that
spoke with a familiar voice. What was the name of this show?

Queen Elizabeth I died young, and was secretly replaced with a ‘Body Double’.
1. Hurricane winds
2. Diamonds
3. - c
4. - a
5. Helen hunt
6. - c.
7. Frank & Joe
8. 'My Mother the Car'

Of course it’s CRAP ! But.....
The story goes that Queen Elizabeth I died in childhood and was replaced
with a local boy from the town of Bisley, when no suitable girl could be
found. This would explain her failure to marry, her baldness and her
insistence that no autopsy be performed when she died. The rumor allegedly
began in the 1800's when a vicar discovered a coffin of a young girl dressed
in Tudor clothing at the hunting lodge used by King Henry VIII. However,
Bram Stoker (of "Dracula" fame) wrote in his book on famous imposters that
the story had its origins in the 1500's.

According to the story, when Elizabeth was just 10-years-old, she was sent
away in the village of Bisley, in Gloucester, to avoid the outbreak of
Bubonic Plague which ravaged the city of London.
The royal family deemed that far from the capital where the plague
concentrated, the young princess would be safer. At that point, Elizabeth
was not first in line to the throne but was still very precious to the King.
He had wanted her to marry a prince from a foreign kingdom as was customary,
perhaps Spain or France, to strengthen relationships between the countries.
But, as this story goes on, something terrible happened to Elizabeth anyway:
She succumbed to the illness and died. The tragedy caused great panic among
the courtiers. Her governess Lady Kat Ashley and guardian Sir Thomas Parry
tried to conceal the death.
Just shortly after the death, King Henry VIII was scheduled to arrive from
London and see his daughter. He was not informed of the devastating news,
and those who had been charged with the princess’ care conspired that he
never would be.
Afraid that he would be angry and immediately order their execution, they
were quick to devise a plan.
They buried the body somewhere close to the house and went searching for an
imposter in the village, the tale continues. There wasn’t a single girl in
Bisley that had flame-red hair or with a similar physique to Elizabeth,
however there was one candidate: a boy called Neville.
The boy donned a wig and the dress of his now late friend, and was presented
by Lady Ashley and Sir Parry as princess Elizabeth.

The full article is here...

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