Trivia 7/29

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trivia 7/29
The first Christmas Cards appeared in 1843.

1. According to a quote from a Shakespeare play, some are born with it, some
achieve it and some have it thrust upon them. What is 'it'?
2. Strange Words are These ; LICENTIOUS ...
a. - High-Brow ; Puts on 'Airs'
b. - Exaggerates , teller of tall tales
c. - Evil , mischief maker
d. - Lewd , sexually offensive
3. Which Constitutional Amendment abolished Slavery ?
a. - Tenth
b. - Thirteenth
c. - Sixteenth
d. - Nineteenth
4. In the film, "Journey to the Center of the Earth", the explorers enter
the Earth through Mount Snaeffels in Iceland : Where do they exit ?
(Looking for another volcano, or just the Country ....)
5. What Year Was It ??
Song of the Year: Captain and Tennille, “Love Will Keep Us Together”
Album of the Year: Paul Simon, “Still Crazy After All These Years”
Movies: “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” “Jaws,” “Nashville.” “Dog Day
“Saturday Night Live” premieres on NBC; George Carlin hosts the first show.
6. Can you name the hilarious "five-part trilogy" Sci-Fi series ?
7. What city was home to Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet?
8. Which of the Fifty borders only one other state?

Over 20,000 people are buried under Washington Square in New York City, most
of them in a mass grave.
1. Greatness
2. - d
3. - b
4. Stromboli , Italy
5. - 1975
6. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
7. Verona
8. Maine

Centered on Washington Square Park, Greenwich Village is a neighborhood made
legendary by the world famous artists, musicians, and writers that have
flourished and created within steps of its arch. However, what lies beneath
that splendid, recently re-landscaped and renovated outdoor sanctuary is a
bit more morbid.

So, how did those bodies get there? In 1797, the quickly expanding New York
City government purchased a portion of an old farm for $4,500 to create a
potter’s field—a burial ground for the indigent, poor, criminals, and
victims of epidemic. The potter’s field operated for almost thirty years and
occupied what is now the eastern two-thirds of Washington Square Park. It
also happened to be adjacent to several established church cemeteries,
adding to the area’s body count.
Thousands of people who could not afford to be buried privately were laid to
rest in the field. Soon, the city sheriff erected a public gallows, near the
current location of the Square’s fountain. Three-quarters of a mile away was
a prison on the Hudson, which Harris describes as “another source of supply
for field and noose.” What ultimately put the burial ground over capacity
were the series of epidemics of yellow fever which struck in the years 1797,
1798, 1801, and 1803. This caused the city to seek and create a new, larger
potter’s field at the current site of Bryant Park. (The bodies in Bryant
Park were however relocated to Ward’s Island, and may still be there...)

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