Ponder PointsSo how did we come to think of a ' clue' as a hint for something' ...
So you thought Pintail ducks were fast because they flew at 65 MPH' Well, how about the Spine-tailed swift' It clocks in at just over 106 MPH. Does it matter if they fly in a school zone' The song "True Love" from the 1956 movie called "High Society" sold over a...read more
The country of Monaco' It covers only 370 acres. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is the only American poet to have a bust of himself on display at Westminster Abbey in London. I always thought the word cooties were just something kids had made up. Wrong. It comes from a...read more
Prussian Field Marshall Blucher who came to the aid of Wellington and helped defeat Napoleon at the battle of Waterloo was somewhat odd. He thought he was pregnant with an elephant.. and that the father was a French soldier. Maybe I should have said...very odd. J.P....read more
So, if you bought had bought a book in 1896 called ' Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc' and it was penned by someone named Sieur Louis de Conte' would you have ever guessed that the author was really Mark Twain' Probably not.. If you get asked what is the state...read more
Bet you didn't know that Pandemonium was the name of the main city in Hell in John Milton's work called ' Paradise Lost. Wasn't until May of 1970 that a woman rode a horse in the Kentucky Derby' lady by the name of Diane Crump. Bet you were wondering who invented the...read more
If you've ever wondered where the author Ian Fleming got the name for his famous 007 character.wonder no more. Came from a coffee table book on birds by one James Bond. While we' re on authors' bet you didn't know that the character The Cisco Kid' was created by O'...read more