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Things I learned from Jeopardy last week October 1, 2012


MONDAY – 9/24/12

“TORCHWOOD” IS AN ANAGRAM OF “DR WHO”

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0485301/trivia

 

TUESDAY – 9/25/12

“MAGUS” IS THE SINGULAR OF MAGI

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/MAGUS?s=t

 

WEDNESDAY – 9/26/12

-RICK PERRY ORIGINALLY SUPPORTED AL GORE’S PRESIDENTIAL BID

http://www.mpt.org/sweaterdrive

 

-MR ROGERS CREATED “NEIGHBORHOOD SWEATER DRIVE” IN 1998, COLLECTING SWEATERS & COATS FOR DISTRIBUTION TO THE HOMELESS DURING WINTER

http://www.mpt.org/sweaterdrive

 

-NIKE HAS A PROGRAM TO RECYCLE OLD ATHLETIC SHOES INTO ATHLETIC SURFACES

http://www.nikereuseashoe.com/where-it-goes

 

THURSDAY – 9/27/12

 

YELLOW FEVER WAS ALTERNATELY KNOWN AS “SAFFRON SCOURGE”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever

 

 

FRIDAY – 9/28/12

 

-MILK IS NORTH DAKOTA’S OFFICIAL BEVERAGE

http://www.e-referencedesk.com/resources/state-symbols/north-dakota/beverage.html

 

-“FOO FIGHTERS” IS ACTUALLY A WWII TERM FOR UFO’S

http://www.thetruthbehindthescenes.org/2010/08/06/the-foo-fighters-of-world-war-two/

 

-WHEN “TWISTER” WAS FIRST INTRODUCED IN 1966, MILTON BRADLEY WAS ACCUSED OF “SELLING SEX IN A BOX”

http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/105708

 

 

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