DID YOU KNOW ...
Most successful Sitcom star who became a Pop Musician ; Ricky Nelson, with
35 Top-Forty Hits.
1. The Qing dynasty was the last in China. What dynasty, known for its
highly prized ceramic ware, preceded it?
2. In 1969, psychiatrist Elisabeth Kubler-Ross introduced the Five Stages of
Grief. What is the first stage of grief in her model?
a. - Denial
b. - Anger
c. - Depression
d. - None of these
3. Which car company produced the Monza Spyder ?
a. - Ford
b. - Porsche
c. - Chevrolet
d. - BMW
4. What is the first name of Webster, who created "A Compendious Dictionary
of the English Language" In 1807?
5. What is Zumba ?
6. In which movie did Christopher Reeve play a man who travelled into the
past to meet a woman he saw in a picture?
(Hint; S________ __ T___ )
7. "It takes a licking and keeps on ticking" is the slogan for what brand of
8. Following the way the crow flies, straight west from Toronto, we
eventually will cross Lake Huron to get to land. Which of the Fifty have we
TRUTH OR CRAP ??
First Transcontinental Railroad (known originally as the "Pacific Railroad"
and later as the "Overland Route") connected the USA's east coast with the
2. - a
3. - c
5. a Dance-Exercise program
6. 'Somewhere in Time'
The First Transcontinental Railroad (known originally as the "Pacific
Railroad" and later as the "Overland Route") was a 1,912-mile (3,077 km)
continuous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 that connected
the existing eastern U.S. rail network at Council Bluffs, Iowa with the
Pacific coast at the Oakland Long Wharf on San Francisco Bay. The rail line
was built by three private companies over public lands provided by extensive
US land grants. Construction was financed by both state and US government
subsidy bonds as well as by company issued mortgage bonds. The Western
Pacific Railroad Company built 132 mi (212 km) of track from the road's
western terminus at Alameda/Oakland to Sacramento, California. The Central
Pacific Railroad Company of California (CPRR) constructed 690 mi (1,110 km)
eastward from Sacramento to Promontory Summit, Utah Territory. The Union
Pacific built 1,085 mi (1,746 km) from the road's eastern terminus at
Council Bluffs near Omaha, Nebraska westward to Promontory Summit, in Utah.
The railroad opened for through traffic between Sacramento and Omaha on May
10, 1869, when CPRR President Leland Stanford ceremonially tapped the gold
"Last Spike" (later often referred to as the "Golden Spike") with a silver
hammer at Promontory Summit. In the following six months, the last
leg from Sacramento to San Francisco Bay was completed .
“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.”
― Mahatma Gandhi