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Know It All
October 05, 2013, 05:00 AM

The past tense of the following verbs rhyme: bring, buy, think, teach and fight.

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There are four types of apes in the ape family. They are gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans and gibbons.

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Chopstick etiquette says do not spear your food with your chopsticks. Also, do not use your chopsticks to point at somebody or something.

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Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. It is also the most curable cancer.

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Until 1830, the Napa Valley was inhabited by Wappo Indians. The native Americans were resistant to military aggression, so the Americans called them Wappo; an American version of the Spanish word guapo, which means brave.

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Things to avoid doing on a first date: talk about exes, talk too much about yourself, smoke and have a negative attitude. These are the biggest pet peeves of single people when it comes to making a first impression.

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When Life Savers candy first came out in 1912 they only came in Pep-O-Mint flavor. The five-flavor roll of Life Savers was introduced in 1935. Can you name the original five flavors in the pack? See answer at end.

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While riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle in 1982, singer Billy Joel (born 1949) was hit by a car that ran a red light. Joel’s wrist was broken in the accident. The woman who caused the accident asked Joel for his autograph.

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The television drama “CSI:Crime Scene Investigation” airs in 177 countries, some of which have changed the title of the program. In China the title of the show translates to “Tracing Crimes,” in France it is called “The Experts’ and in Poland the show is called “Criminal Riddles.”

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The average American woman is 63.7 inches tall.

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In an episode of “The Twilight Zone” (1959-1964) from 1963, William Shatner (born 1931) played a man who encountered a jukebox that predicted his future.

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A cluster of bananas is called a hand. The bananas on the cluster are known as fingers.

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When billionaire Howard Hughes died in 1976, his $12.4 billion estate went to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, headquartered in Maryland. Hughes founded the biomedical research institute in 1953.

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The country of Fiji has 320 islands. The two largest islands are Viti Levu and Vanua Levu. One third of the islands are inhabited.

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Back in their college days, actor Tommy Lee Jones (born 1946) and former Vice President Al Gore (born 1948) roomed together while attending Harvard University.

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Burger King restaurants in Australia are called Hungry Jack’s. The name Burger King was already trademarked when the corporation expanded to the continent in 1971.

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Answer: The original five flavors were orange, pineapple, cherry, lemon and lime. The classic five-flavor roll is still on the market and is the top seller. After the fruit flavors, the best-selling flavors of Life Savers are Wint-O-Green, Pep-O-Mint and Butter Rum.

Know It All is by Kerry McArdle. It runs in the weekend and Wednesday editions of the Daily Journal. Questions? Comments? Email knowitall@smdailyjournal.com.

 

 

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