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luckytrim 05-06-2009 05:44 PM

Trivia 5/6
 
trivia 5/6
DID YOU KNOW...
Thomas Edison's formal education consisted of just three months attendance at a public school in Port Huron, Michigan...


1. Do you recall the name of the Lover's Lane on Happy Days ?
2.What "First" is Janet Guthrie credited with ?
3. Name the Rock star who owns Rocket Records recording studio...
4. What's the nickname of NFL coach Bill Parcells ?
5. Who created the Title role in the Broadway hit, Hello Dolly ?
6. Can you recall the actress who was Elvis' leading lady in three of his films; Girl Happy (1965), Spinout (1966), and Clambake (1967) ?
7. According to the Jimmy Dean 1950's hit, how much did Big Bad John weigh ?
8. Who played Mike Nelson on the TV series, Sea Hunt ?
TRUTH OR CRAP ??
The Monkey Wrench was invented by a London Blacksmith named Charles Moncke (pronounced "Monkey").
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1. Inspiration Point
2. First woman to compete in the Indianapolis 500 (1977)
3. Elton John
4. "Tuna"
5. Carol Channing
6. Shelly Fabares
7. 245 pounds
8. Lloyd Bridges
CRAP !!
Although that's the conventional wisdom, it's been disproved lo' these many years.
It's true, Charles Moncke was a London blacksmith, and according to legend he invented the monkey wrench.
An obvious difficulty with this theory is that the British call a monkey wrench a spanner.
In 1932-33, the Boston Transcript traced the invention to 1856, crediting it to a Yankee named Monk, employed by the firm of Bemis and Call in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Loprraine 05-08-2009 05:31 AM

No mortar board for me today. I didn't even get the TorC! :smile:

Alix 05-08-2009 08:10 AM

I only got 1 right.


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