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1. MOVIES: What kind of fish is Dory in “Finding Nemo”?
2. U.S . PRESIDENTS: Which U.S . president served the shortest term?
3. HISTORY: What is the earliest written system of laws known to us?
4. FAMOUS QUOTATIONS: What 20th-century comedian once said, “Politics is the
art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and apply-
ing the wrong remedies”?
5. GEOGRAPHY: What is the largest country in South America?
6. LANGUAGE: What does it mean when someone “bloviates”?
7. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: How long is the Tour de France bicycle race?
8. FIRSTS: Who was the first woman appointed to the U.S . Supreme Court?
9. U.S . STATES: Which state is known as “The Pine Tree” state?
10. TELEVISION: Which Muppet character lives in a garbage can on “Sesame Street”?
1. Blue tang 2. William Henry Harrison served only one month in office. 3. The Code of Ham-
murabi (Babylonian) was inscribed around 1750 B.C . 4. Groucho Marx 5. Brazil 6. Speaks
pompously at length 7. 23 days covering about 2,200 miles 8. Sandra Day O’Connor 9. Maine
10. Oscar the Grouch.
DID YOU KNOW
THE RIVER - NOVEMBER 6, 2015
My Stars ★★★★★★★★
FOR WEEK OF NOVEMBER 9, 2015
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your
honesty continues to impress everyone
who needs reassurance about a project.
But be careful you don’t lose patience
with those who are still not ready to act.
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Pushing
others too hard to do things your way
could cause resentment and raise more
doubts. Instead, take more time to explain
why your methods will work.
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Be more
considerate of those close to you before
making a decision that could have a seri-
ous effect on their lives. Explain your
intentions and ask for their advice.
CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You
might have to defend a workplace decision
you plan to make. Colleagues might back
you up on this, but it’s the facts that will
ultimately win the day for you. Good luck.
LEO (July 23 to August 22) The Big
Cat’s co-workers might not be doing
enough to help get that project finished.
Your roars might stir things up, but gentle
purrr-suasion will prove to be more effec-
VIRGO (August 23 to September 22)
Someone you care for needs help with
a problem. Give it lovingly and without
judging the situation. Whatever you feel
you should know will be revealed later.
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22)
While you’re to be admired for how you
handled recent workplace problems, be
careful not to react the same way to a new
situation until all the facts are in.
SCORPIO (October 23 to November
21) Rely on your keen instincts as well as
the facts at hand when dealing with a trou-
bling situation. Be patient. Take things one
step at a time as you work through it.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to
December 21) Your curiosity leads you
to ask questions. However, the answers
might not be what you hoped to hear.
Don’t reject them without checking them
CAPRICORN (December 22 to
January 19) Be careful not to tackle a
problem without sufficient facts. Even
sure-footed Goats need to know where
they’ll land before leaping off a mountain
AQUARIUS (January 20 to February
18) Appearances can be deceiving. You
need to do more investigating before
investing your time, let alone your money,
in something that might have some hidden
PISCES (February 19 to March 20)
Your recent stand on an issue could make
you the focus of more attention than you
would like. But you’ll regain your privacy,
as well as more time with loved ones, by
BORN THIS WEEK: You’re a good
friend and a trusted confidante. You would
be a wonderful teacher and a respected
member of the clergy.
● On Nov. 10, 1775, during the
American Revolution, the Continental
Congress passes a resolution that “two
Battalions of Marines be raised” for ser-
vice as landing forces for the Continental
Navy. The date is now observed as the
birthdate of the United States Marine
● On Nov. 13, 1850, Robert Louis
Stevenson, author of “Treasure Island” and
“Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” is born in
Scotland. He pursued a career as a writer,
but his decision alienated his parents, who
expected him to follow the family trade of
● On Nov. 15, 1867, the first stock
ticker is unveiled in New York City, mak-
ing up-to-the-minute prices available to
investors around the country. Since the
New York Stock Exchange’s founding in
1792, information had traveled by mail or
● On Nov. 14, 1900, composer Aaron
Copland is born in Brooklyn, New York.
Copland was responsible for the cre-
ation of some of the 20th century’s most
beloved and enduring works of classical
music, such the Pulitzer Prize-winning
“Appalachian Spring” (1944).
● On Nov. 12, 1954, Ellis Island, the
gateway to America, shuts it doors after
processing more than 12 million immi-
grants since opening in 1892. Today, an
estimated 40 percent of all Americans
can trace their roots through Ellis Island,
located in New York Harbor.
● On Nov. 11, 1978, on the Georgia set
of “The Dukes of Hazzard,” a stuntman
launches the iconic 1969 Dodge Charger
named the General Lee off a makeshift
dirt ramp and over a police car. More than
300 different General Lees were used in
the CBS TV series.
● On Nov. 9, 1989, East German offi-
cials open the Berlin Wall, allowing travel
from East to West Berlin. The following
day, celebrating Germans began to tear
down the wall, the defining symbol of the
● It was early 20th-century American
horror novelist H.P. Lovecraft who made
the following sage observation: “The old-
est and strongest emotion of mankind is
fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of
fear is fear of the unknown.”
● Those who study such things say
that Americans spend about $1.65 billion
every year on tattoos, and that 45 million
Americans have at least one tattoo.
● Ancient Aztecs believed that when a
warrior died, he became a hummingbird.
● In 1974, fast-food giant Kentucky
Fried Chicken launched a new market-
ing campaign in their Japanese stores.
Called “Kentucky for Christmas,” it has
had a lasting impact on the habits of the
Japanese. More than 40 years later, the
special fried chicken meal, which comes
complete with cake and sparkling wine,
is offered every Christmas. It’s so popular
that those who fail to order theirs months
in advance end up waiting in line for hours
on Christmas Day to get their traditional
● Scientists have identified fruit flies
that are genetically resistant to getting
drunk. It seems the insects have a certain
gene that influences their susceptibility to
the effects of alcohol; those with the inac-
tive version of the gene are far less likely
to get drunk. Those conducting the studies
are calling the gene “happyhour.”
● The average citizen of France drinks
six times as much wine as the average
● You might be surprised to learn that
acclaimed American author (and noted
recluse) J.D. Salinger once worked as
an entertainment director for a Swedish
“A man is like a fraction whose numer-
ator is what he is and whose denominator
is what he thinks of himself. The larger
the denominator, the smaller the fraction.”
-- Leo Tolstoy
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY
STRANGE BUT TRUE
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
1. In 2014, Detroit’s Victor Martinez became the third A.L. player in history to have a season
of 30-plus homers and less than 50 strikeouts at age 35 or older. Who were the first two?
2. Name the last major-league playoff team before the 2014 Kansas City Royals to not have at
least 100 regular-season home runs.
3. Who was the last player before Jacksonville’s Allen Hurns in 2014 to score on each of his
first two NFL receptions?
4. Name the first men’s basketball coach to take five different schools to the NCAA
5. Who was the first graduate from Harvard to score a goal in the Stanley Cup Finals?
6. In 2015, Alex Morgan became the third-fastest U.S. female player (79 games) to score 50
goals in international competition. Who did it faster?
7. How many losses did heavyweight boxer Joe Frazier have during his 37-fight pro career.
1. Joe DiMaggio (1950) and Ted Williams (1957). 2. The Los Angeles Dodgers, in 1988. 3.
Detroit’s Charles Rogers, in 2003. 4. Lon Krueger (Kansas State, Florida, Illinois, UNLV and
Oklahoma). 5. Alex Killorn, for Tampa Bay in 2015. 6. Michelle Akers (49 games) and Abby
Wambach (64 games). 7. Four -- two to George Foreman and two to Muhammad Ali.
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