Home' The River Weekly News : RWN 010816 Contents PUZZLE ANSWERS
1. GEOGRAPHY: Which borough of New York City is the only one on the U.S.
2. ANIMAL KINGDOM: How many arms and tentacles does a squid have?
3. LITERATURE: Who wrote the novel “Where the Red Fern Grows”?
4. LANGUAGE: What does the notation “a.c .” mean when it is written on drug
5. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What is a phillumenist?
6. MOVIES: What was the name of the town where “It’s a Wonderful Life” takes place?
7. MEASUREMENTS: How many gallons are in a firkin?
8. TELEVISION: What is Kramer’s first name in the “Seinfeld” comedy series?
9. MATH: Who is known as the father of geometry?
10. MEDICINE: What is the common name for tinea pedis?
1. The Bronx, the rest are islands. 2 . Eight arms and two tentacles 3. Wilson Rawls 4. “before
meals” or “ante cibum” in Latin 5. One who collect matchbooks 6. Bedford Falls 7. Nine 8.
Cosmo 9. Euclid 10. Athlete’s foot
DID YOU KNOW
THE RIVER - JANUARY 8, 2016
My Stars ★★★★
FOR WEEK OF JANUARY 11, 2016
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your bat-
teries should be fully recharged by now,
making you more than eager to get back
into the swing of things full time. Try to
stay focused so that you don’t dissipate your
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You’re
eager to charge straight ahead into your new
responsibilities. But you’ll have to paw the
ground a little longer, until a surprise com-
plication is worked out.
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Rival
factions are pressuring you to take a stand
favoring one side or the other. But this isn’t
the time to play judge. Bow out as gracefully
as possible, without committing yourself to
CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Reassure a
longtime, trusted confidante that you appre-
ciate his or her words of advice. But at this
time, you need to act on what you perceive
to be your own sense of self-interest.
LEO (July 23 to August 22) You need to
let your warm Leonine heart fire up that new
relationship if you hope to see it move from
the “just friends” level to one that will be as
romantic as you could hope for.
VIRGO (August 23 to September 22)
There’s still time to repair a misunderstand-
ing with an honest explanation and a heart-
felt apology. The sooner you do, the sooner
you can get on with other matters.
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22)
Expect a temporary setback as you progress
toward your goal. Use this time to re-exam-
ine your plans and see where you might need
to make some significant changes.
SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21)
Some missteps are revealed as the cause of
current problems in a personal or profession-
al partnership. Make the necessary adjust-
ments and then move on.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to
December 21) Jupiter’s influence helps you
work through a pesky problem, allowing
your naturally jovial attitude to re-emerge
stronger than ever. Enjoy your success.
CAPRICORN (December 22 to January
19) Set aside your usual reluctance to
change, and consider reassessing your finan-
cial situation so that you can build on its
strengths and minimize its weaknesses.
AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18)
Some recently acquired information helps
open up a dark part of the past. Resolve to
put what you’ve learned to good use. Travel
plans continue to be favored.
PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Act
on your own keen instincts. Your strong
Piscean backbone will support you as some-
one attempts to pressure you into a decision
you’re not ready to make.
BORN THIS WEEK: You embody a
love for traditional values combined with an
appreciation of what’s new and challenging.
● On Jan. 12, 1904, Henry Ford sets a
land-speed record of 91.37 mph on the fro-
zen surface of Michigan’s Lake St. Clair. His
four-wheel vehicle, dubbed the “999,” had a
wooden chassis but no body or hood.
● On Jan. 15, 1919, fiery hot molas-
ses floods the streets of Boston, killing 21
people and injuring scores of others. Some
2.5 million gallons of molasses burst from a
huge tank when bolts holding the bottom of
the tank exploded, shooting out like bullets.
● On Jan. 11, 1949, in Washington, D.C.,
the cornerstone is laid at the first mosque of
note in the United States. The Islamic Center
was built with a 160-foot minaret from
which prayers were to be announced.
● On Jan. 17, 1950, in Boston, 11 men
steal more than $2 million from the Brinks
Armored Car depot. It was almost the per-
fect crime. The culprits weren’t caught until
January 1956, just days before the statute of
limitations for the theft expired.
● On Jan. 14, 1969, an explosion aboard
the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise kills 27
people in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. A rocket
accidentally detonated, destroying 15 planes
and injuring more than 300 people.
● On Jan. 16, 1979, faced with an army
mutiny, Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi,
leader of Iran since 1941, is forced to
flee the country. Fourteen days later, the
Ayatollah Khomeini, spiritual leader of the
Islamic revolution, returned after 15 years of
exile and took control of Iran. In November,
Islamic militants stormed the U.S. embassy
and took 52 Americans hostage, holding
them for 444 days.
● On Jan. 13, 1999, NBA superstar
Michael Jordan announces his retirement
from professional basketball for the second
time, saying he had lost the drive and desire
to continue playing. Jordan originally had
announced his retirement in 1993.
● It was 20th-century American poet,
physician, educator, researcher and essayist
Lewis Thomas who made the following sage
observation: “We haven’t yet learned how to
stay human when assembled in masses.”
● Those who study such things say
that when Jell-O is hooked up to an EEG
machine, the movements registered are
almost identical to those produced by the
● Historians claim that notorious pirate
Blackbeard made himself fearsome to ene-
mies by tying lighted fuses into his beard.
● In a survey conducted in five major
U.S. cities, men were asked to choose which
activity they’d rather do: spend a romantic
evening in a hotel with a sexy woman, or go
to the Super Bowl. Three-quarters of respon-
dents chose the football game.
● There were no domestic cats in North
America until they arrived with voyagers
● You’ve probably noticed that St. Pauli
Girl beer has on its label the image of a
buxom blond beauty. You probably aren’t
aware, however, that the beer was named
after the St. Pauli neighborhood of Hamburg,
Germany -- a notorious red-light district. So
while you may think the lovely image is that
of a simple serving girl, it’s not out of the
question that the lady’s occupation may have
been somewhat less savory.
● If you’re planning to wrap a mummy
in the proper Egyptian manner, you’ll need
about 500 feet of linen to finish the job.
● Parts of Australia have been undergoing
an intense drought for more than a decade.
The water shortage has been so severe that
in 2002, the nation’s environmental minister
issued a plea for those in affected areas to
shower with a partner in order to conserve
the scarce resource.
“The higher we soar, the smaller we
appear to those who cannot fly.” - - Friedrich
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY
STRANGE BUT TRUE
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
1. When was the last time before 2015 that the Detroit Tigers started a season 6-0?
2. Who had more stolen bases in his career: George Brett or Pete Rose?
3. Name either of the two Ohio State quarterbacks to be picked in the first round of
the NFL Draft.
4. Entering this season, who is the Memphis Grizzlies’ leader in career blocked shots?
5. In the 2014-15 season, Carey Price set a Montreal Canadiens record for most wins
by a goaltender (44). Whose mark did he break?
6. Montreal’s Didier Drogba in 2015 became the oldest MLS player (37) to record a
hat trick. Who had been the oldest?
7. Which horse holds the record for fastest Breeders’ Cup Classic victory?
1. It was 1985. 2 . Brett had 201 steals in 21 seasons; Rose had 198 in 24 seasons. 3 . Don Scott
(1941) and Art Schlichter (1982). 4 . Pau Gasol, with 877. 5 . Jacques Plante (twice) and Ken
Dryden each had 42 wins in a season. 6 . Marco Di Vaio was 36 when he had a hat trick in 2013
for Montreal. 7 . Ghostzapper ran a 1:59.02 in 2004.
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