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Jeopardy Lessons – 10/8/12 – 10/12/12 October 14, 2012

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MONDAY – 10/8/12

-In the 1912 election, the incumbent Republican president, William Howard Taft did no campaigning and only got 8 electoral votes.

http://millercenter.org/president/taft/essays/biography/3

 

Ray Bradbury’s book Fahrenheit 451 was first published a as short story called “the Fireman”.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/22153672@N08/7076886977/

 

Ray Bradbury never operated a computer or a car.

http://www.tygersofwrath.com/bradbury.htm

http://www.geekosystem.com/la-intersection-bradbury/

http://www.authormagazine.org/articles/boyne_david_2012_07_14.htm

 

A gingko biloba tree loses all of its leaves in one day.

http://ginkgopages.blogspot.com/2008_06_01_archive.html

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

http://unhmagazine.unh.edu/w05/leaves.html

 

Ray Kroc became the early owner of his chain of hamburger restaurants by buying out the McDonald Brothers for $2.7 million in 1961.

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_kroc#McDonald.27s

 

The WWII Flying Fortress known as the “Memphis Belle” was nicknamed after the girlfriend of its Captain, Robert K. Morgan.

http://memphis.about.com/od/historyandfacts/p/memphisbelle.htm

 

The phrase “The Thin Red Line” has its origins in a battle between the undermanned British Artillery forces against the entrenched Russian cavalry

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thin_Red_Line_(1854_battle)

 

 

TUESDAY – 10/9/12

 

The Great London Fire was started at the house of the King’s baker, in 1666.

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

 

In 2008, “South Pacific” achieved the most Tony’s ever won for a revival.

http://www.tonyawards.com/en_US/history/facts/index.html

 

Amanda Plummer is the only Tony winner with parents (Christopher Plummer, Tammy Grimes) who’ve also won Tony’s.

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

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

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

 

Insects breath via the spiracles on the side of their abdomen.

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

 

Apple stores, first launched in 2001, take in more money per square foot than any other store, doubling Tiffany’s.

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

 

 

WEDNESDAY – 10/10/12

 

-The daytime temp on mercury can reach 800 degrees with the nightmare temps cooling off to -275.

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/planets/mercury/

 

-In 1913 Death Valley had at least 5 straight days of temperatures of 129 degrees.

http://www.nps.gov/deva/naturescience/weather-and-climate.htm

 

-The last known case of smallpox was in Somalia in 1977.

http://biotech.law.lsu.edu/blaw/bt/smallpox/mmwr46(42)990.htm

 

-The 1st 3-color traffic light was placed at Woodward & Michigan in Detroit.

http://www.ideafinder.com/history/inventions/trafficlight.htm

 

-The World’s largest truck stop has 300 showers

http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/world-s-largest-truckstop-grow-even-larger

 

-One of today’s categories was Pop Culture Before and After. Basically you have to come up with two answers that flow into each other. The clue was” A TV show with Fred MacMurray caring for 3 boys Chip, Ernie, and Robbie and a biker show (not the exact wording). Answer: My Three Sons of Anarchy

 

THURSDAY – 10/11/12

 

The Orange Bowl first began in 1935

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

 

John Gray, author of “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus” receiv3d his PhD via a correspondence course.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Gray_(U.S._author)

 

An eddy can last a whole year

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddy_(fluid_dynamics)

http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/eddy.html

http://www.whoi.edu/main/topic/currents–gyres-eddies

 

A statue of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” author, Ken Kesey, is his college town of Eugene, Oregon

http://www.intrepidtrips.com/bookventure4_eugene.html

 

FRIDAY – 10/12/12

 

The English horn is actually a low-pitched oboe, and has no connection whatsoever to England.

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

 

Warren Buffet feels if you know an industry well, then put your money into it instead of diversifying.

http://thinkexist.com/quotation/wide-diversification-is-only-required-when/403754.html

http://www.twincommas.com/dont-focus-on-diversification

http://seekingalpha.com/article/54834-warren-buffett-on-diversification

http://www.quoteswise.com/warren-buffett-quotes.html

 

A lactometer measures the amount of gravity in milk.

http://www.amazon.com/Best-Science-Supplies-LAC-0412-Hydrometer/dp/B001DQ0ZH8

 

Neanderthals were the first humans to actually bury their dead and place flowers on the graves

http://bagheera.com/inthewild/ext_neanderl.htm

 

One of Woody Allen’s first Oscar nominations was for acting. However, none of his other 22 were.

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

 


 

 

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