Trivia Dominoes II — Play Off the Last Bit of Trivia — continued!

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Thank you to Sampiro for starting the original Trivia Dominoes thread game ten years ago! That thread grew to 46,188 posts. Let it continue here. I will ask the mods to close that thread. >> the original Trivia Dominoes thread OP by Sampiro. Full URL here >> >> the explanation at the end of that thread, for this continuation game. Full URL here >>
Sampiro’s OP is quoted here. These are the game’s rules: >> the last play there was mine, at post #46,185 (Full URL here >>

Play on!

This is in play:

The Pittsburgh Steelers are the only team in the NFL to feature their Logo on only one side of the helmet. Their current logo was originally used as an advertisement for the American Iron and Steel Institute in 1962.

The Pittsburgh Steelers were (are)…

  • the 3rd team to win 2 Super Bowls. The Packers were first. The Dolphins were 2nd.
  • the 1st team to win 3 Super Bowls
  • the 1st team to win 4 Super Bowls
  • the 1st team to win 5 Super Bowls
  • the 1st team to win 6 Super Bowls

The 2003 book Bound for Glory discusses the author’s picks of sports players who are found for glory in the future. The back of the book mentions their names, including Michael Vick.

I haven’t laugh so hard since I read the 1993 1st edition of Chicken Soup for the Soul, which mentioned the poor boy who stood outside a Chicago sports stadium to meet his hero Jim Brown. When Brown asks the kid his name, he replies “Orenthal James. My friends call me OJ.”

Thank you, Bullitt, for creating this new thread. Hopefully the 502 and 504 timeouts will be a thing of the past!
In play: According to Urban Dictionary, the word ‘orenthal’ is a slang term for somebody who murders their ex-spouse.

Yes, thank you, Bullitt!

In play: Spouses and actors Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell have been together as a couple since 2007, though they chose to not marry until the legalization of same-sex marriage (they married in 2013).

The best-known Bells in English literature were Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell. The Brontë sisters adopted these names as pseudonyms for publication, keeping their initials: Charlotte was “Currer Bell”, Emily was “Ellis Bell” and Anne was “Acton Bell”. Charlotte wrote in the ‘Biographical Notice of Ellis and Acton Bell’ that their “ambiguous choice” was “dictated by a sort of conscientious scruple at assuming Christian names positively masculine, while we did not like to declare ourselves women, because… we had a vague impression that authoresses are liable to be looked on with prejudice”.

Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin, better known as George Sand, not only assumed a male pseudonym for writing, but wore men’s clothing without a license to do so (which was technically illegal in 19th Century France).

Martha Washington affectionately referred to her husband George as “Old Man.”

Martha Washington’s first marriage was to Daniel Parke Custis. They had four children together, two of whom survived to adulthood. Custis died in 1757, when Martha was 25 years old.

George and Martha Washington had no children.

Actor Fess Parker was known for playing two historical American frontiersmen on television series in the 1950s and 1960s. In 1955-56, Parker played Davy Crockett in a five-part serial which appeared on the Disneyland television show, and which spawned a brief fad for coonskin caps (as Crockett wore one in the serial).

Then, in 1964-70, Parker starred as as the title character in the Daniel Boone series. Ironically, Parker wore a coonskin cap in that series, as well.

The American Library Association awarded its first John Newbery Medal for most distinguished contribution to American children’s literature in 1922; Briton Hugh Lofting won in 1923 with The Voyages of Dr. Doolitle, which was first published by J. Lippincott in Philadelphia. Almost all the winning titles are still in print; one exception is the 1940 winner, Daniel Boone by James Daugherty, in which native Americans are described in terms such as “savage demons”, “rats in the night”, and “infesting the woods”.

The USS Daniel Boone, the only United States Navy ship to bear the name, was a James Madison-class Poseidon (later Trident) ballistic missile submarine or SSBN, in service from 1964-1994.

Madison, Wisconsin, is one of four state capitals that is named after a US president. The others are Lincoln, Nebraska; Jackson, Mississippi; and Jefferson City, Missouri.


Lincoln’s Sparrow, a common but secretive bird widespread in North America, was not named after Abraham Lincoln. Audubun discovered the species 30 years before there was a President Lincoln, and named the species after his field companion, Thomas Lincoln, who shot the bird in Nova Scotia.

Naturalist John James Audubon was born in what is now Haiti; he was the illegitimate son of French sailor and plantation owner Jean Audubon and his mistress, and was named Jean Rabin at birth.

When he was six years old, Jean was brought to France to live with his father, where he was formally adopted by his father and his father’s wife; he was then renamed Jean-Jacques Fourgere Audubon. Jean emigrated from France to the United States at age 18, and Anglicized his name to John James Audubon.

Haiti, slightly smaller than the US state of Maryland and the third largest country in the Caribbean,
With a per capita GNI of $1,664 and a GDP in 2017 of $18.2 billion, is among the poorest of countries in the Western Hemisphere, and the world.

Haiti was the first country in the Western Hemisphere to abolish slavery. It had already been abolished, when it attained sovereignty.