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Trivia Answer

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 1. Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated......
 2. Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
 3. Spiders have transparent blood.
 4. The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.
 5. A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
 6. There are more chickens than people in the world.
 7. The longest one-syllable word in the English language is
 8. On a Canadian two-dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building   is an American flag.
9. All of the clocks in the movie "Pulp Fiction" are stuck on 4:20.
10. No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange,
     silver, or purple.

11. "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".
12. Almonds are a member of the peach family.
13. There are only 4 words in the English language which end in "dous":
      tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
14. A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
15. An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
16. Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
17. In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.
18. Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
19. The characters Bert &Ernie on Sesame Street were named after
      Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful
20. A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.
21. A goldfish has a memory span of 3 seconds..
22. It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
23. The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
24. In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.
25. The microwave was invented a after a researcher walked by a
      radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
26. The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
27. There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.
28. The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night.
29. A cockroach can live nine days without its head before it
     starves to death.
30. A polar bear's skin is black. Its fur is not white, but actually clear.
31. Elvis had a twin brother named Aaron, who died at birth, which
     is why Elvis' middle name was spelled Aaron: in honor of his brother. It is
     also misspelled on his tombstone.
32. Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he doesn't
       wear pants.
33. More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in
     plane crashes.
34. Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand.
35. Shakespeare invented the words "assassination" and "bump."
36. Marilyn Monroe had 6 toes on one foot. James Doohan (Scottie on Star Trek) has only four fingers on one hand
37. If you keep a goldfish in a dark room, it will eventually turn white.
38. Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
39. Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed
     people do.
40. The sentence "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every
      letter in the English language.
41. The names of the continents all end with the same letter with which they start.
42. TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters on only one row of the keyboard.
43. The word racecar and kayak are the same whether they are read left to
     right or right to left.
44. A snail can sleep for 3 years.
45. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from
     each salad served in first-class.
46. The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
47. Vatican City is the smallest country in the world with a
     population of 1,000 and a size of 108.7 acres.
48. "I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English
49. No president of the United states was an only child.
 And last! and definitely most important: you will never be the same after
reading this one...
50. The average chocolate bar has 8 insects' legs in it










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Bob Hope (comedian) -- Dead.[old rumor] Pneumonia. Died July 27, 2003. Born May 29, 1903. Comic, world traveler, golfer, made it past 100!.  Home Page  IMDb

Detroit Kids show stars from the 50's and 60's
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You are an old Detroiter (or one of its suburbs) if you can remember:

The 12th floor of Hudson's downtown at Christmas time AND Christmas Carol with her patent leather shoes and patent leather hair?

Mort Neff, George Perot, Sir Graves Ghastly, Shock Theater? You watched Rita Bell's Prize Movie. You remember Jac LeGoff and Van Patrick. You remember Milky the Clown, Soupy Sales, Johnny Ginger, The Friendly Giant, Uncle Bob, Poopdeck Paul, and Captain Jolly, and George Young. Swingin’ Time with Robin Seymour...?

"WIXEY" radio, KEENER 13 or the BIG "8" CKLW

You played in the "Big Ditch" as I-75, I-94 or even 696 was being built.

You took a "moonlight cruise" to Bob-Lo with Captain Bob-Lo or took the bus to Edgewater Amusement Park.

You remember driving in the tunnel while going to Belle Isle.

The big stove was on Jefferson Ave at the entrance to Belle Isle. You rented bikes or rode horses or the horse drawn carriages on Belle Isle. Golfed after dark at the lighted Belle Isle par three course. You canoed or ice skated on the canals.

You shopped at Hughes and Hatcher, B. Siegel, Peck and Peck, Himelhoch's, Federal's, or Berlin's.

The "Street Cars" ran on tracks down the center of Gratiot and Woodward. The "car barns" were at Gratiot and Harper and the turntable was called the "Ca-ga-looop". Eastwood park had a roller coaster at Gratiot and 8-mile where the street car line ended.

You rode the elevator at Hudson's downtown which was "run" by an elevator operator. You remember the wonderful fragrant smell as you entered Hudson's and you remember -on the main floor--having to go out the doors and thru the alley to the other side. You remember when Eastland and Northland were NEW and not enclosed malls. You remember any Mayors other than Young and Archer and Kwami and you know who Cobo was.

You remember what you were doing when you got word there was a "riot" going on. You remember a Winkleman's store in your neighborhood.

You thought driving to Southfield, was going "out to the country."

You remember the mineral bath smell of Mt. Clemens.

You remember the "Big Snow."

Buffalo Bob, Howdy Doody, Clarabell, Phineas T. Bluster, Princess Summer-Fall-Winter-Spring and Plunk your magic twanger froggy.

You remember Twin Pines Dairy delivered milk and juice to the chute on the side of your house and Milky the Clown performed magic with the magic words "Twin Pines."

You remember the Good Humor man in a white uniform, ringing the bells and riding down your street.

You might have seen Marvin Gaye or The Beatles sing at the Olympia Stadium or the Twenty Grand Lounge.

You remember Sock Hops.

You remember Olympia Stadium.

You remember when Vernor's was made on Woodward and the bearded troll was on the bottle.

You drank Towne Club pop (or Grilli's or Oh-So or Atlas).

You bought groceries at Big Bear, Great Scott, A&P, Lipson's,Dixfield's, Wrigley's National, Food Fair or Chatham's.

Your Mom saved Holden Red Stamps, S & H Green Stamps, or Gold Bell Stamps. Neisners, WT Grants, Kresge's and Woolworth's were "DIME STORES"

Your school took a bus trip to "the cider mill" and had donuts and cider after the tour. Your school took a bus trip to Kellogg's in Battle Creek.

You had an Uncle in the furniture business (Joshua Doore).

You know who Bill Kennedy was.

You shopped at Arlans, Shopper's Fair, Federals, Korvettes.

You remember this telephone number: Tyler 8-7100 (Belvedere Construction) and the slogan "We do good work."

Your phone number may have started with TYler, KEnwood, DIamond, TRinity, VErmont TWinbrook, MElrose, MAdison, TOwnsend, PLaza, OLive,TUxedo, LAkeview or Cadillac or BRoadway.

You saw the Detroit Lion's play football in Tiger Stadium.

You remember Black Bart, and the Faygo pop song being sung on the Bob-Lo boat. Or how about, "Which way did he go? Which way did he go?" He went for Faaaaagooo

You visited the Wonder Bread Bakery and got to take home a mini loaf of bread.

You have a picture of yourself sitting on the pony that seemed to make it down everyone's street.

Your zip code was only one or two digits - Detroit 19, Michigan

You had a Shaffer's breadman and a Brickley's or Farm Maid milkman.

You got "on the right 9 Mile and Mack, for the best deal in town (or was it "around"?). At Roy O' Brien......"

You remember the PURE and GULF gas stations. You remember the "Gas Wars".

Your house had a laundry chute and a milk chute and a coal chute.

You remember Primo's Pizza, The Red Barn, Powers, Henry's,Top Hat, Herc's Beef Buffet, Big Boy's Drive-in, and Tom's Tavern.

You attended a wedding reception or a banquet at Roma Hall.

You remember a ragged man walking down the street, ringing a bell, wanting to sharpen your knives.

You remember the "Junk Man" who rode a horse-drawn carriage through the alleys.

You could call up the local party store and they actually DELIVERED beer and grocerys to your house!

Have any memories you want me to add? E-mail me at

Bob Connor

J. L. Hudsons giant flag


Downtown J.L. Hudson implosion
5:47 p.m. Oct. 24, 1998.

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The giant wooden stove moved to the State Fairgrounds in 1965