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1. U.S. STATES: What time zone is the state of Alabama in?
2. LANGUAGE: What does the Greek prefix “crypto” mean?
3. SCIENCE: What does an ichthyologist study?
4. MOVIES: What was the first major movie to show a flushing toilet?
5. ABBREVIATIONS: What does BMW stand for?
6. MUSIC: Who wrote the Beatles’ song “Here Comes the Sun”?
7. MEASUREMENTS: The word “octennial” refers to a recurring period of how
8. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What is the only mammal that can fly?
9. GEOGRAPHY: What did the African nation of Burkina Faso used to be called?
10.MYTHOLOGY: Who was the Egyptian god of the afterlife?
1. Central 2. Hidden or secret 3. Fish 4. “Psycho” 5. Bavarian Motor Works
6. George Harrison 7. Eight 8. A bat 9. The Republic of Upper Volta 10. Osiris
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FOR WEEK OF JULY 27, 2015
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A bit of
Arian contrariness could be keeping you
from getting all the facts. Turn it off, and
tune in to what you need to hear. It could
make all the difference this week.
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Getting
an answer to a vital question involving
financial matters might take longer than
you’d expected. A new factor might have
to be dealt with before anything can move
forward. Be patient.
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Use your
good sense to see what might really be
driving a colleague’s workplace agenda.
What you learn could lead to a new way of
handling some old problems.
CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A change
of mind might once again turn out to be a
good thing. True, most of your co-workers
might not like the delay, but as before, they
might appreciate what follows from it.
LEO (July 23 to August 22) You revel
in golden opportunities this week. One
cautionary note, though: Be careful to
separate the gold from the glitter before
you make a choice. Someone you trust can
VIRGO (August 23 to September 22)
Marriage is important this week, as are
other partnerships. Don’t let yourself be
overwhelmed by sentiment. Instead, try to
steer a path between emotion and common
LIBRA (September 23 to October
22) Dealing with someone who has let
you down is never easy. But the sooner
you’re able to clear up this problem, the
sooner other problems can be successfully
SCORPIO (October 23 to November
21) A “friend” who is willing to bend the
rules to gain an advantage for both of you
is no friend. Reject the offer and stay on
your usual straight and narrow path.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to
December 21) After all the effort you’ve
been putting in both on the job and for
friends and family, it’s a good time to
indulge your own needs. The weekend
could bring a pleasant surprise.
CAPRICORN (December 22 to Janu-
ary 19) You might want to do something
new this weekend. Close your eyes and
imagine what it could be, and then do it, or
come up with the closest practical alterna-
AQUARIUS (January 20 to February
18) Your good deeds bring you the appre-
ciation you so well deserve. But, once
again, be careful of those who might want
to exploit your generous nature for their
PISCES (February 19 to March 20)
Trolling for compliments isn’t necessary.
You earned them, and you’ll get them.
Concentrate this week on moving ahead
into the next phase of your program.
BORN THIS WEEK: Meeting new
people usually means you’re making new
friends. People want to be ref lected in your
● On July 31, 1916, future racing legend
Louise Smith is born in Barnesville, Geor-
gia. In the mid-1940s, racing promoter Bill
France was looking for a female driver as
a way to attract spectators and recruited
Smith, who was famous for outrunning
law enforcement on the local roads.
● On Aug. 2, 1923, President Warren
G. Harding dies of a stroke. Harding, 58,
was returning from a presidential tour, a
journey some believed he had embarked on
to escape corruption rumors circulating in
● On July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapo-
lis is torpedoed by a Japanese submarine
in the Pacific and sinks within minutes in
shark-infested waters. Of the 1,196 men on
board, an estimated 900 made it into the
water and just 317 survived to be rescued
four days later.
● On July 29, 1958, Congress passes
legislation establishing the National Aero-
nautics and Space Administration. NASA
was created in response to the Soviet
Union’s launch of the first satellite, Sput-
● On Aug. 1, 1961, the amusement park
Six Flags Over Texas opens. The park
was the first to feature a log flume and a
360-degree looping roller coaster. A day at
Six Flags cost $2.75 for an adult.
● On July 28, 1978, “National Lam-
poon’s Animal House,” a movie spoof
about 1960s college fraternities, starring
John Belushi, opens in U.S. theaters. “Ani-
mal House” became a box-office hit and
part of pop-culture history.
● On July 27, 1981, Adam John Walsh,
age 6, is abducted from a mall in Holly-
wood, Florida, and later found murdered.
In the aftermath of the crime, Adam’s
father, John Walsh, became a leading
victims-rights activist and host of the
long-running TV show “America’s Most
● It was ancient Chinese military strate-
gist and philosopher Sun Tzu who made
the following sage observation: “Opportu-
nities multiply as they are seized.”
● It’s been reported that putting ear-
muffs on a homing pigeon will keep it
from wandering off. Tiny earmuffs, I
● Have you ever heard of pink turtle-
head, creeping Charley, scarlet monkey,
lady’s ear drops, painted tongue, false
dragonhead or the beefsteak plant? If
you’re a horticulturist you may have;
they’re all names of f lowers.
● The ferret, a domesticated relative of
the weasel, gets its name from the Latin
word for “little thief.”
● If you’re a fan of the classic film
“Casablanca,” you know that actors Claude
Rains and Sydney Greenstreet portrayed
the characters Renault and Ferrari. You
might not be aware, however, that those
characters’ names also are the names of
two leading European auto manufacturers.
● Until 1928, women who wanted to
swim at the beach in Atlantic City were
required to wear stockings.
● Noted American composer and con-
ductor John Phillip Sousa started out as an
apprentice in the U.S. Marine Corps band
at the tender age of 13.
● Those who study such things say that
among all prison inmates convicted of vio-
lent crimes, murderers are the ones least
likely to have tattoos.
● It caused a bit of a scandal in the art
world when a papercutting of a sailboat by
famed French artist Henri Matisse hung
upside-down in New York’s Museum
of Modern Art for more than a month.
It seems that in the artwork, the water’s
ref lection of the boat was mistaken for the
boat itself, causing the mishap.
● When the tide changes in San Fran-
cisco Bay, fully one-sixth of the water is
moved in or out.
“When the mind is full of lust, the heart
is full of lies.” - - Scottish proverb
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY
STRANGE BUT TRUE
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
1. Who was the last major-leaguer before Houston’s Jose Altuve in 2014 to amass at least 225
hits, 44 doubles and 55 steals in a season?
2. How many times did Ken Griffey Jr. drive in 100 or more runs in a season during his 22-year
3. Entering 2015, the University of Alabama’s football team had been ranked No. 1 in The
Associated Press poll at least one week for how many consecutive seasons?
4. In 2014, the Los Angeles Clippers’ Jamal Crawford became the fourth player to win the
NBA’s Sixth Man Award twice. Name two of the other three.
5. The University of Minnesota has won three of the past four NCAA women’s hockey champi-
onships (2012-15). Who won the other title during that time?
6. Which is the only South American county to have its men’s soccer team not play in a World
7. Name the last school before the University of Denver (2015) to win the NCAA men’s Divi-
sion I lacrosse title and not be from the Eastern time zone.
1. Detroit’s Ty Cobb, in 1917. 2. Eight times, with a high of 147 RBIs in 1997. 3. Seven con-
secutive seasons. 4. Kevin McHale, Ricky Pierce and Detlef Schrempf. 5 . Clarkson, in 2014.
6. Venezuela. 7. It had never happened before 2015.
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