Ponder Points

So how did we come to think of a ' clue' as a hint for something' ...

Points #14

Everyone knows there are 42 dots on a pair of dice. Admit it, you've counted them, haven't you' Bet you didn't know that in 1992 there was a petition of 30,000 signatures sent to the governor of Hawaii to change the name of Maui. Know what they wanted to change it to'...

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Points #13

So, if you were buying a Super Bowl ad in the first game in 1967 what would you have paid? About $85,000 for a full minute' now it's over $1,000,000 for each minute. So did you ever actually count and see for yourself that there were 28 tiles in a game of dominoes'...

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Points #12

It's interesting to note that Panama was selected to be the site of the canal rather than Nicaragua due to the fact that a letter was written to members of Congress using a stamp showing a belching volcano erupting in Nicaragua. Congress was afraid the volcano would...

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Points #11

So, can you tell me which war was the first one in history in which the soldiers wore machine made uniforms' The American Civil War or as some call it The War Between the States.' Whatever. Speaking of war.General ' Black Jack' Pershing won a Pulitzer Prize in 1932...

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Points #10

Just so you'll know.Sir Lancelot was Sir Galahads father' you knew that anyway.. While we' re doing names.Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were real people.their real names were.Robert Leroy Parker and Henry Longbaugh. Somebody gives you a pound of new dollar bills...

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Points #9

So, if you thought the word sweatshop referred to a business where people actually sweated a lot, would you be right' Maybe, depends on how you look at it. Actually the word originated in England in the early 1800's and meant getting work out of people for very low...

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