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Old 02-04-2010, 02:35 PM
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And playing back to my previous domino: The Fighting Fantasy game book Robot Commando was written by Steve Jackson, the American game designer and founder of Steve Jackson Games, who is not the same person as the British Steve Jackson, who co-created the Fighting Fantasy game book series and co-wrote Warlock of Firetop Mountain.
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Mountain was a rock band whose biggest hit was "Mississippi Queen."
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Old 02-04-2010, 02:42 PM
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Queen was a rock band fronted by Freddy Mercury.
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Old 02-04-2010, 02:46 PM
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Freddie Mercury was born on the island of Zanzibar.
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Old 02-04-2010, 02:54 PM
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The members of the rock band "Queen" all had or have college degrees or beyond: a First Class Honours Degree in electronics (Deacon), a Diploma in Art and Graphic Design (Mercury), a Biology Degree (Taylor), and a PhD in Astrophysics (May).

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Old 02-04-2010, 03:01 PM
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First Class is a one-hit wonder- Beach Baby
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Roger Taylor and Phil Collins were both residents of Dersingham, in the English county of Norfolk.
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Old 02-04-2010, 03:15 PM
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Roger Taylor and Phil Collins were both residents of Dersingham, in the English county of Norfolk.
Both Queen and Duran Duran had drummers named Roger Taylor.
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Duran Duran took their name from a character in the movie Barbarella, starring Jane Fonda, who was a babe in those days and probably looked great at the beach.

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Jane Fonda is the mother of Troy Garrity, the 'ghetto white boy' from the BARBERSHOP movies though in real life he grew up in a Santa Monica beachfront mansion and in Beverly Hills.

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Old 02-04-2010, 03:33 PM
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The Beverly Hillbillies aired from 1962 until 1971, much to the embarrassment of anyone from a rural state.

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Old 02-04-2010, 03:35 PM
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Re-added it- looked it up and Fonda had homes in Santa Monica and in Beverly Hills. We're copacetic now.

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The Beverly Hillbillies aired from 1962 until 1971, much to the embarrassment to anyone from a rural state.

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West Virginia is the only state in the Union to have acquired its sovereignty by proclamation of the President of the United States.
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Bob Denver (of Gilligan's Island fame) spent the last two decades of his life living on a small mountain where he raised goldfish near Princeton, West Virginia.
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West Virginia is the home of the New River Gorge Bridge, which is closed one day a year for a BASE jumping festival.
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Princeton University's Frist Campus Center is the stand-in for the exterior shots of Princeton Plainsboro Hospital, home of the fictional Dr. Gregory House.
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West Virginia is the home of the New River Gorge Bridge, which is closed one day a year for a BASE jumping festival.
The Statue of Liberty could fit under the arch of the New River Gorge Bridge.
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Both F. Scott Fitzgerald and Brooke Shields graduated from Princeton University (in New Jersey).
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The Statue of Liberty could fit under the arch of the New River Gorge Bridge.
Emma Lazarus wrote the poem "Give us your poor," etc., on the tablet held by the Statue of Liberty.

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That poem is properly titled The New Colossus, and contrasts "Liberty Enlightening the World" with the Colossus of Rhodes.
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The smallest state has the longest name: The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
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Rhode Island was chartered by Roger Williams when he was expelled from the Puritan community in Boston.
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Roger Williams won a Grammy for "Autumn Leaves".

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Many Slavic languages use the word Listopad, which means "falling leaves", to refer to the month of November.
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The Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions are the two NFL teams that play every Thanksgiving, which is in November in the US.
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Old 02-04-2010, 04:20 PM
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Fallingwater, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, was featured on the cover of Time Magazine, January 1938
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Fallingwater, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, was featured on the cover of Time Magazine, January 1938
No one has been Time Magazine's Man of the Year more times than Joseph Stalin.
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Old 02-04-2010, 04:56 PM
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There was a "Time's Man of the Year" mirror in The Big Lewbowski.

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Chopped liver is rarely thought of as a Thanksgiving dish.
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Turkey was probably not served at the first Thanksgiving meal.
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Turkey was probably not served at the first Thanksgiving meal.
The first Thanksgiving feast probably featured lobster, duck, and seal.
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The father of the protagonist of the Stones' song Nineteenth Nervous Breakdown was a sealing wax manufacturer.
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Mormon leader Brigham Young's wife Ann Eliza wrote a tell all (by 19th century standards- rated G by today's standards) book when she divorced him called "Wife Number 19: My Life in Mormon Bondage". (How she chose the number is unknown as she was actually at least his 27th wife and not his 19th.)
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Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Steve Young is the great-great-great-grandson of Brigham Young.

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Retired NFL quarterback Jim McMahon went to Brigham Young University, though he is not Mormon.
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In 1855, thirty Mormon missionaries from Salt Lake City were sent to Las Vegas to protect the mail route from Los Angeles, later setting of The Big Lebowski, to Salt Lake City and set up a settlement.

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Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel built the Flamingo in Las Vegas in 1946 and was murdered the following year.
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Benjamin was the youngest of Joseph's brothers who sold him into slavery in the book of Genesis.
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Genesis was a progressive rock band whose albums included Foxtrot, The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, and Selling England by the Pound.
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Phil Collins, formerly of Genesis, denies rumors that In the Air Tonight was about a drowning.

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Phil Collins set a celebrity divorce record in the UK for 'most money per year of marriage' when he recently paid his third wife $48 million (USD) after 6 years together.
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Ethel Merman and Ernest Borgnine had one of the shortest celebrity marriages -- 32 days.
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32 is the atomic number of Germanium.
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Germanium is used in chemotherapy and in making polyester.
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The John Waters film Polyester was filmed in Odorama/Smell-O-Vision and featured a scratch-and-sniff card to be used by audience members during specific scenes.
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