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1. GEOGRAPHY: Drake Passage is directly south of which continent?
2. U .S. CITIES: Independence Hall is located in which city?
3. LANGUAGE: What is a shaggy dog story?
4. LITERATURE: Who wrote the novel “Lady Chatterley’s Lover”?
5. MUSIC: Who composed “Clair de Lune”?
6. U .S. PRESIDENTS: When did Franklin Roosevelt contract polio?
7. PSYCHOLOGY: What fear is represented in the condition called “iophobia”?
8. TELEVISION: Who voices the character of Mr. Burns on “The Simpsons”?
9. HISTORY: When did the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising begin?
10.ENTERTAINMENT: Which entertainer’s nickname was “Satchmo,” short for
1. South America 2. Philadelphia 3. A long-winded and often pointless anecdote
4. D.H. Lawrence 5. Debussy 6. 1921 7. A fear of poison 8. Harry Shearer 9. 1943
10. Trumpeter and singer Louis Armstrong.
DID YOU KNOW
THE RIVER - AUGUST 7, 2015
My Stars ★★★★★★★★
FOR WEEK OF AUGUST 10, 2015
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Avoid
adding to the tension around you. Even a
well-meant reaction against something you
perceive as unfair could be misunderstood.
Let things calm down, and then talk about
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) It’s
a good time for romance for unattached
Bovines, and a good time for reinforcing
the bonds between partners. Children’s
needs are important during the latter part of
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A com-
pliment from a surprising source sends
you wafting way up into the clouds, where
-- s orry to say -- your view of what’s going
on is obscured. Come on down and face
CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Even a
family-loving person like you sometimes
can feel you’re at the end of the line with
contentious kinfolk. But things can work
out. Remember that it’s better to talk than
LEO (July 23 to August 22) A job-
related move might hold more positive sur-
prises than you’d expected. Go into it with
confidence, and look for all the advantages
it offers. Then decide what you’ll do with
what you find.
VIRGO (August 23 to September 22)
Driving yourself too hard to get something
done on a deadline you set up can backfire.
Ease into a more realistic finish date, and
add more breaks to your work schedule.
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22)
Your sense of humor can brighten any
dark period, and your laughter can dispel
those gray clouds swirling around you. The
weekend presents a surprising but welcome
SCORPIO (October 23 to November
21) Be careful about the words you use,
especially in touchy situations. The old
Chinese saying that the spoken word is
silver, but the unspoken gold could well
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to
December 21) Some facts could emerge
to shed light on unresolved past problems.
What you learn also might help explain
why a once-warm relationship suddenly
CAPRICORN (December 22 to January
19) Don’t let your pride get in the way of
checking into what could be a great new
opportunity. Get the facts first, and worry
about procedure and protocol later.
AQUARIUS (January 20 to February
18) A health problem in the family might
have other relatives assuming that, as
before, you’ll take over the health-care
duties. Surprise them and insist they share
in the caretaking.
PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A
series of changes can be unsettling, but
in the long run, it can pay off with new
perspectives on what you plan to do. Keep
your mind open to the possibilities that
might well lie ahead.
BORN THIS WEEK: You might be
under a “royal” sign, but you have a won-
derful way of embracing everyone as an
● On Aug. 10, 1776, news reaches
London that the Americans have drafted the
Declaration of Independence. Parliament
was unwilling to negotiate with the
American rebels and hired Hessians,
German mercenaries, to help the British
army crush the rebellion.
● On Aug. 13, 1903, engineer Felix
Wankel, inventor of a rotary engine, is born
in Lahr, Germany. Wankel reportedly came
up with the basic idea for a new type of
internal combustion gasoline engine when
he was only 17 years old.
● On Aug. 15, 1914, the American-built
Panama Canal, connecting the Atlantic and
Pacific oceans, is inaugurated with the pas-
sage of the U.S. vessel Ancon, a cargo and
passenger ship. Engineers moved nearly
240 million cubic yards of earth in con-
structing the 40-mile-long canal.
● On Aug. 11, 1934, the first group of
federal prisoners classified as “most dan-
gerous” arrives at Alcatraz Island, a 22-acre
rocky outcrop in San Francisco Bay. The
convicts joined military prisoners left over
from the island’s days as a U.S. military
● On Aug. 12, 1973, golfer Jack
Nicklaus wins the PGA Championship
for his 14th major title, surpassing Bobby
Jones’ 43-year-old record.
● On Aug. 16, 1984, John DeLorean,
founder of the DeLorean Motor Company,
is found not guilty due to entrapment after
being charged with smuggling drugs in
an effort to raise money for his struggling
● On Aug. 14, 1994, Illich Ramirez
Sanchez, the terrorist known as Carlos the
Jackal, is captured in Sudan by French
intelligence agents. In 1975, Sanchez and
his men took 70 OPEC officials hostage at
a Vienna conference, escaping with up to
$50 million in ransom after killing three
● The average resident of North America
consumes about 600 sodas every year.
● Another good reason to recycle: The
energy saved by recycling one glass jar is
enough to watch TV for three hours.
● There are many laws that have been
passed during our nation’s history that
make you think that some of our legislators
have a bit too much time on their hands.
For example, in Alaska it is illegal to look
at a moose from an airplane; an Illinois
law states that a car must be driven with
the steering wheel; in West Virginia, you
can be imprisoned for cooking sauerkraut
or cabbage, due to the offensive odor; and
a California law of 1925 made it illegal to
wiggle while dancing.
● The same man who discovered the
planet Uranus also invented contact lenses.
● A giraffe can use its tongue to clean its
ears -- not too difficult a task, I suppose, if
your tongue is 21 inches long.
● Everyone has seen bonsai -- those
tiny trees that are pruned into aesthetically
pleasing shapes. Many people don’t real-
ize, though, that even trees that grow to be
giants of the plant world, such as redwoods
and giant sequoias, can be used to create
● The United States once issued a bill of
currency that was worth 5 cents.
● The name of the popular Japanese dish
teriyaki literally means “shiny and broiled.”
● There is only one bird that can swim
but not fly: the penguin, of course.
“A man has made great progress in cun-
ning when he does not seem too clever to
others.” -- La Bruyere
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY
STRANGE BUT TRUE
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
1. Who holds the record for most multiple-hit games in a major-league season?
2. Between 1980 and 1989, four men managed the New York Mets. Name three of them.
3. When was the last time before 2015 that the Big Ten had a player taken in the first 10
picks of the NFL Draft?
4. Who was the last player before Andray Blatche in 2014 to have a double-double off the
bench for the Nets in an NBA playoff game?
5. When was the last time before 2014 that three of the NHL’s Original Six franchises
made the conference finals in the Stanley Cup playoffs?
6. Which auto manufacturer has won the most Daytona 500s?
7. In 2015, Sloane Stephens became the second women’s tennis player to have a Grand
Slam victory against both Serena and Venus Williams. Who was the first?
1. Al Simmons had 85 for the Philadelphia A’s in 1925. 2. Joe Torre, George Bamberger, Frank
Howard and Davey Johnson. 3. It was 2008 (Michigan’s Jake Long and Ohio State’s Vernon
Gholston). 4 . Armen Gilliam, in 1994. 5. It was 1979 (Boston, Montreal and New York Rang-
ers). 6. Chevrolet, with 23. 7. Lindsay Davenport, who completed the feat in 2000.
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