QUIZ FOR MY VERY BRIGHT FRIENDS

 

There are only nine questions. This is a quiz for people who know a lot!
I found out in a hurry that I didn’t. These are not trick questions.
They are straight questions with straight answers.

1. Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends.

2. What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward?

3 Of all vegetables, only two can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons. All other vegetables must be replanted every year. What are the only two perennial vegetables?

4. What fruit has its seeds on the outside?

5. In many liquor stores, you can buy pear brandy, with a real pear inside the bottle. The pear is whole and ripe, and the bottle is genuine; it hasn’t been cut in any way. How did the pear get inside the bottle?

6. Only three words in standard English begin with the letters ‘ dw’ and they are all common words. Name two of them.

7. There are 14 punctuation marks in English grammar. Can you name at least half of them?

8. Name the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form except fresh.

9. Name 6 or more things that you can wear on your feet beginning with the letter ‘S.’

Answers To Quiz:

1 The one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends: Boxing.

2 North American landmark constantly moving backward: Niagara Falls .. The rim is worn down about two and a half feet each year because of the millions of gallons of water that rush over it every minute.

3 Only two vegetables that can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons: Asparagus and rhubarb.

4 The fruit with its seeds on the outside:Strawberry.

5 How did the pear get inside the brandy bottle? It grew inside the bottle. The bottles are placed over pear buds when they are small, and are wired in place on the tree. The bottle is left in place for the entire growing season. When the pears are ripe, they are snipped off at the stems.

6 Three English words beginning with dw: Dwarf, dwell and dwindle…

7 Fourteen punctuation marks in English grammar: Period, comma, colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen, apostrophe, question mark, exclamation point, quotation mark, brackets, parenthesis, braces, and ellipses.

8 The only vegetable or fruit never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form but fresh: Lettuce.

9 Six or more things you can wear on your feet beginning with ‘S’:Shoes, socks, sandals, sneakers, slippers, skis, skates, snowshoes, stockings, stilts.

PLEASE DO YOUR PART; Today is National Mental Health Day.
You can do your part by remembering to
 send this e-mail to at least one genius challenged person.Okay, my job’s done!

Don’t send it back to me. I’ve already failed it once

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British Isles Tour By Accent

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Maps to help you understand the world.

(Oops!  I pressed the ‘Publish’ button by accident. Here’s the complete posting. – Ed.)
1. This map shows the world divided into 7 sections (each with a distinct color) with each section containing 1 billion people.
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2. This map shows (in white) where 98 percent of Australia ‘s population lives.
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3. It may not come as a surprise but more people live inside the circle than outside of it.
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4. This map shows what is on the other side of the world from where you are standing.  For the most part it will probably be water.
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5. Apparently you can’t get Big Macs everywhere.  This map shows (in red) the countries that have McDonalds.
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6. This map shows the countries (in blue) where people drive on the left side of the road.
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7. This map shows countries (in white) that England has never invaded.  There are only 22 of them.
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8. The line in this map shows all of the world’s Internet connections in 1969.
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9. This map shows the countries that heavily restricted Internet access in 2013.
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10. This map shows (in red) countries that were all Communist at one point in time.
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11. This map shows (in red) the countries that don’t use the metric system.
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12. This map shows (in blue) places where Google street view is available.
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13. This map shows (in green) all the landlocked countries of the world.
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14. And this is what the world would look like if all the countries with coast lines sank.
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15. This is a map of the all the rivers in the United States .
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16. And these are all the rivers that feed into the Mississippi River .
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17. This is a map of the highest paid public employees in the United States .
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18. This map shows how much space the United States would occupy on the moon.
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19. This map shows the longest straight line you can sail.  It goes from Pakistan all the way to Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia for a total of 20,000 miles.
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20. This is a map of 19th century shipping lanes that outlines the continents.
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21. This map shows (in navy blue) every country that has ever operated an aircraft carrier.
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22. This map highlights the countries (in red and orange) with the most skyscrapers.
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23. This map shows (in red, orange, and yellow) the world’s largest donors of foreign aid with red being the biggest donor.
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24. This map shows the most photographed places in the world.
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25. And this map shows all the places where you can get eaten by a Great White shark!
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A 5 Year Old Adorable Little Genius

You got to watch this 5 year old….he.’s amazing…

Click On Link To View, Turn On Speakers, ENJOY !

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Remarkable doesn’t begin to cover it.
These are real treasures, aren’t they?
MOST UNUSUAL PIX’S OF INTERESTING HISTORY
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Miss America 1924
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Helen Keller Meeting Charlie Chaplin
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Leather gloves worn by Lincoln to Ford’s Theater on the night of his assassination.
Blood stains are visible at the cuffs.
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Phoebe Mozee (aka: Annie Oakley).
Famed for her marksmanship by 12 years old,
she once shot the ashes off of Kaiser Wihelm II’s cigarette at his invitation.
When she outshot famed exhibition marksman Frank Butler,
he fell in love with her and they married.
They remained married the rest of their lives.
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Very Young Lucy Lucille Ball around 1930
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This is one of five known X-rays of Hitler’s head,
part of his medical records compiled by American military intelligence after the German’s surrendered and declassified in 1958.
The records also include doctor’s reports,
diagrams of his teeth and nose and electrocardiograms.
He had bad teeth, lots of fillings and crowns.
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Two Victorian sideshow performers boxing – the fat man and the thin man.
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Amy Johnson, English aviator 1903-1941.
One of the first women to gain a pilot’s licence,
Johnson won fame when she flew solo from Britain to Australia in 1930.
Her dangerous flight took 17 days.
Later she flew solo to India and Japan,
and became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic East to West.
She volunteered to fly for The Women’s Auxiliary Air Force in WW2,
but her plane was shot down over the River Thames and she was killed.
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Prison Garb 1924.
Belva Annan murderess whose trial records became the musical “Chicago.”
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Female photojournalist Jessie Tarbox on the street with her camera, 1900s.
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Roald Amundsen was the first person to reach the South Pole.
At approximately 3pm on December 14, 1911
Amundsen raised the flag of Norway at the South Pole
and named the spot Polheim ­ ‘Pole Home.’
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The extraordinary life of Maud Allen:
Seductive US dancing girl who was sued for being too lewd,
outed as a lesbian,
and fled London after being branded a German spy
who was sleeping with the prime minister’s wife.
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John Fitzgerald Kennedy
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Caroline Otero, courtesan.
The most sought after woman in all of Europe.
She associated herself with the likes of Prince Albert I of Monaco,
King Edward VII of the United Kingdom,
Kings of Serbia, and Kings of Spain
as well as Russian Grand Dukes Peter and Nicholas,
the Duke of Westminster and writer Gabriele D’Annunzio.
Six men reportedly committed suicide after their love affairs with Otero ended.
Two men fought a duel over her.
She was famed for her voluptuous breasts.
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Wedding day photograph of Abraham and Mary
taken November 4, 1842 in Springfield, Illinois.
After three years of a stormy courtship
and a broken engagement. Their love had endured.
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Billie Holiday at two years old, in 1917
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Washington, D.C., circa 1919. “Walter Reed Hospital flu ward.”
One of the very few images in Washington-area photo archives
documenting the influenza contagion of 1918-1919,
which killed over 500,000 Americans and tens of millions around the globe.
Most victims succumbed to bacterial pneumonia following influenza virus infection.
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Filming the MGM Logo
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Amelia Earhart
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Mae Questel ca. 1930’s.
The voice of Betty Boop and Olive Oyl,Minnie Mouse,
Felix the Cat (for three shorts by the Van Beuren Studios),
Little Lulu, Little Audrey and Casper, the Friendly Ghost
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Bea Arthur (nee Bernice Frankel) (1922-2009) SSgt. USMC 1943-45 WW II.
Enlisted and assigned as typist at Marine HQ in Wash DC,
Then air stations in VA and NC.
Best remembered for her title role in the TV series “Maude”
and as Dorothy in “Golden Girls”.
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In 1911, Bobby Leach survived a plunge over Niagara Falls in a steel barrel.
Fourteen years later, in New Zealand, he slipped on an orange peel and died.
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Emily Todd was Mary Todd Lincoln’s half-sister.
In 1856 she married Benjamin Helm, a Confederate general.
After Helm’s death in 1863
Emily Helm passed through Union Lines to visit her sister in the White House.
This caused great consternation in the Northern newspapers.
Emily Helm took an oath of loyalty to the Union and was granted amnesty
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Three days before his 19th birthday,
George H.W. Bush became the youngest aviator in the US Navy.
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Market Street, San Francisco after the earthquake, 1906.
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All-American Girls Baseball, 1940s
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c. 1943 : Breast Protectors for War Workers
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Mary Ellen Wilson (1864-1956) or sometimes Mary Ellen McCormack
was an American whose case of child abuse led to the creation of
the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
As an eight-year old, she was severely abused by her foster parents,
Francis and Mary Connolly.
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Sacajawea.
Stolen, held captive, sold, eventually reunited the Shoshone Indians.
She was an interpreter and guide for Lewis and Clark
in 1805-1806 with her husband Toussaint Charbonneau.
She navigated carrying her son, Jean Baptiste, on her back.
She traveled thousands of miles from the Dakotas the Pacific Ocean.
The explorers, said she was cheerful, never complained,
and proved to be invaluable.
She served as an advisor, caretaker,
and is legendary for her perseverance and resourcefulness.
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Zelda Boden, circus performer, ca. 1910.
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A Confederate and Union soldier shake hands during a celebration at Gettysburg in 1913.
Image from the Library of Congress.
July 1-3, 2013 marks the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.
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Geraldine Doyle, who was the inspiration behind the famous Rosie the Riveter poster.
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Vintage Baked Potato Cart. A legitimate fast food lunch option back in the day.
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Black physicians treating in the ER a member of the Ku Kux Klan
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Cyclists ride in the first running of the Tour de France, in 1903.
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Sergeant Stubby (1916 or 1917 – April 4, 1926),
was the most decorated war dog of World War I
and the only dog to be promoted to sergeant through combat.
America’s first war dog, Stubby, served 18 months ‘over there’
and participated in seventeen battles on the Western Front.
He saved his regiment from surprise mustard gas attacks,
found and comforted the wounded, and even once caught a German spy
by the seat of his pants (holding him there til American Soldiers found him).
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Nightwitches –
Female Russian bombers who bombed Germany during WW2.
They had old, noisy planes
& the engines used to conk out halfway through their missions,
so they had to climb out on the wings mid-flight to restart the props.
To stop Germans from hearing them & starting up the anti aircraft guns,
they’d climb to a certain height, coast down to German positions,
drop their bombs, restart their engines in midair
& get the hell out of dodge.
Their leader flew 200+ missions & was never captured.
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Marilyn Monroe meets Queen Elizabeth II, London, 1956 Both women are 30 years old.
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Chief Petty Officer Graham Jackson plays “Going Home”
as FDR’s body is borne past in Warm Springs, GA,
where the President was scheduled to attend a barbecue on the day he died. April, 1945.

Punny you should mention that

 I  tried to catch some fog. I mist.

 

 When  chemists die, they barium.

 

 Jokes  about German sausage are the wurst.

 

 I  know a guy who’s addicted to brake fluid. He says he can stop any  time.

 

 How  does Moses make his tea? Hebrews it.

 

 I  stayed up all night to see where the sun went. Then it dawned on me.

 

 This  girl said she recognized me from the vegetarian club, but I’d never met  herbivore.

 

 I’m  reading a book about anti-gravity. I can’t put it down.

 

 I did  a theatrical performance about puns. It was a play on words .

 

 They  told me I had type A blood, but it was a type-O.

 

 A  dyslexic man walks into a bra .

 

 PMS  jokes aren’t funny, period.

 

 Why  were the Indians here first? They had reservations.

 

 Class  trip to the Coca-Cola factory– I hope there’s no pop quiz.

 

 The  Energizer bunny arrested and charged with battery.

 

 The  old man didn’t like his beard at first. Then it grew on him.

 

 Did  you hear about the cross eyed teacher who lost her job because she couldn’t  control her pupils?

 

 When  you get a bladder infection, urine trouble.

 

 I  wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me!

 

 What  do you call a dinosaur with an extensive vocabulary? A thesaurus.

 

 England  has no kidney bank, but it does have a Liverpool .

 

 I  used to be a banker, but then I lost interest.

 

 All  the toilets in New York ‘s police stations have been stolen. Police have nothing  to go on.

 

 I got  a job at a bakery because I kneaded dough.

 

 Velcro  – what a rip off!

 

 Cartoonist  found dead in home. Details are sketchy.

 

 I  used to think I was indecisive, but now I’m not so sure.