A Few Tidbits

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A few tidbits of trivia and quotations

Submitted: December 11, 2015

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Submitted: December 11, 2015

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Hello all ,

Here are a few tidbits of trivia and quotes I hope you find intersting:

 

Trivia

-What famous football coach was once a B17 bomber pilot in WWII?-Tom Landry

-Paul Newman was disqualified from Naval pilot flight training in WWII. The reason?- He was color blind.

-Who was the first US president to get a speeding ticket?-Ulysses S Grant. He was going too fast in his horse drawn carriage and was fined five dollars

-What presidential wife was the first to be referred to as the First Lady?-Lucy Hayes, wife of Rutherford B Hayes

-What film star represented Scotland in the 1952 Mr Universe contest?-Sean Connery

-What is Chevy Case's real first name?-Cornelius

-Who was William Claude Duncanfield?-W.C. Fields, who ran off to join the circus when he was a child.

-Who appeared as God in the 1968 Otto Preminger film Skidoo?-Groucho Marx

-Who was the only US president to be born in Illinois?-Ronald Reagan

-Which America city was the first to establish a police department?-Boston in 1838

-How many bathrooms are there in the White House?-33

-How many windows are there in the Empire State building?-6,000

-What is the only US state to have panthers roaming around?-Florida in the Everglades

-What was the name of Theodore Roosevelt's dog?-Scamp

-What is the name of the periodical published by the Procrastinator's Club of America-Last Month's Newsletter.

-What was the name of Theodore Roosevelt's horse in the famous battle of San Juab Hill in the Spanish American War?- Texas

-Where is the White Sea?- Northern Russia

-What European capital is located in the crater of an extinct volcano?-Edinburgh

-Where is the Louisianna Museum of Modern Art?- Denmark

-What bird was credited for saving Rome from an attack by the Gauls in 390 BC?- The goose. It's honking alerted the guards of a night attack by the Gauls

 

Quotes

-Selfishness makes Christmas a burden. Love makes it a delight.

Anonymous

-It is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas when it's mighty Founder was a child himself

Charles Dickens

-Love is to the mortal nature exactly what the sun is to the earth

Honore' de Balzac

-Things learned on earth, we shall practice in Heaven

Robert Browning

-God made man to be somebody-not just to have things

Brotherhood Journal

-Religion is the best armor in the world, but the worst cloak

John Newton

-The world is now too dangerous for anythingbut the truth, too small for anything but brotherhood

A. Powell Davies

 

 


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