Sample Weekly Content

TRIVIAL QUIZ

 

Which nail grows fastest? (A: Middle)

What 3 countries do not use the metric system? (A: Liberia, Myanmar and The United States)

Where was the fortune cookie invented? (A: California)

 

 

WAY BACK WHEN

 

100 years ago... 1917

  • British battleship HMS Vanguard explodes at Scapa Flow (the result of an internal explosion of faulty cordite), killing 804

  • Vision of Virgin Mary appeared to children of Fatima, Portugal

  • Royal Proclamation by King George V changes name of British Royal family from German Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor

  • T. E. Lawrence captures port of Aqaba from Turks

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50 years ago... 1967

  • "Funny Girl" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 1348 performances

  • Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" goes #1 for 15 weeks

  • Race riot in Newark, NJ, 26 killed, 1,500 injured & over 1,000 arrested

  • Monkees perform at Forest Hills NY, Jimi Hendrix is opening act

  • Beatles sign a petition in Times newspaper to legalize marijuana

 

QUOTABLES

 

"I like coffee because it gives me the illusion that I might be awake." - Lewis Black

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." - Winston Churchill
"Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance." - Confucius
"Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things." - George Carlin
 

BORN THIS MONTH

 

1913 Gerald Ford; 1918, Ingmar Bergman; 1926, Harry Dean Stanton; 1950,

Arianna Huffington; 1951, Jesse Ventura; 1961, Forest Whitaker; 1976

 

MONTH'S WORD

 

Commensalism > an association between two organisms in which one benefits from the relationship

and the other derives neither harm nor benefit

 

FUN STATS

 

  • There are 1 million ants for every person on earth.

  • The average person eats almost 1500 pounds of food a year.

  • The human eye blinks an average of 4,200,000 times a year.

 

PRICES FROM THE PAST

 

  • Average Cost of New Car 1960... $2,600

  • Average Cost 1lb Hamburger in 1940... 20 cents... in 1990... 89 cents

  • Average Cost Of New Home 1950... $8,450

  • In 1940 the average income per year was $1,725

 

WORLD RECORD

 

World’s Largest Pizza. 
The delicious monstrosity measured 131-feet in diameter, tipped the scales at over 51,000 pounds,

and contained 1,488 pounds of margarine, 19,800 pounds of flour, 10,000 pounds of tomato sauce,

8,800 pounds of mozzarella cheese, 551 pounds of salt, 220 pounds of lettuce.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT TRIVIA

 

  • Samuel L. Jackson demanded that the studio keep Snakes on a Plane as the title because it was the only reason he accepted the role.

  • In 2002, Steven Spielberg finally finished college after a 33-year hiatus. He turned in Schindler’s List for his student film requirement.

  • The voice actors of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse from the 1930s got married in real life.

 

STOCK:ODDS

 

JetBlue Airways Corporation(NASDAQ: JBLU) 
Currently $23.50 (07/14/2017) 
Odds it goes to $30. by 09/14/2017) > 6:1

 

SPORTS TRIVIA

 

  • A race car with a wood-burning engine finished 3rd in the 1927 Indianapolis 500.

  • The average life span of an MLB baseball is five to seven pitches.

  • It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year’s supply of footballs.

 

NETFLIXER

 

Suits, season 6

Easy Rider

What The Health?

 

FROZEN IN TIME

 

These are Titanic survivors boarding the Carpathia in 1912

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW TECH TOYS

 

PowerRay is a robot fishing buddy
Made for recreational freshwater, saltwater or ice fishing, the deep-diving robot lets you find and lure fish while you stay dry.
https://www.cnet.com/news/powerray-is-a-robot-fishing-buddy-you-never-knew-you-wanted/

 

Acer Predator 21" gaming laptop
Acer presents new $9,000 gaming laptop
https://www.cnet.com/products/acer-predator-21x/review/

 

WONDERFUL WHEELS

 

Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid 2019
https://www.hyundaiusa.com/ioniq-hybrid/gallery.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RECIPE OF THE MONTH

 

Perfect Penne Pasta with Chicken Sausage and Kale
https://www.hellofresh.com/recipes/perfect-penne-pasta-5927173a3131004ca3676092

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN PASSING

 

  • John Bernecker, 33, American stuntman,  (Logan, The Hunger Games, The Fate of the Furious), injuries sustained in fall.

  • Liu Xiaobo, 61, Chinese writer and human rights activist, Nobel Peace Prize laureate 

  • Randy Schell, 64, American voice actor (The Walking Dead), skydiving collision

 

IT SOLD FOR HOW MUCH?

 

Pablo Picasso
Title: Femme écrivant (Marie-Thérèse)
Medium: oil on canvas
Sold For: $44,632,804 US

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1957 Ferrari 335S 
Artcurial Auctions, Paris, France
$35,711,359 USD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THEN AND NOW

 

New York City 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GREAT APPS

 

ADOBE SCAN (FREE)
Adobe Scan is a new document scanner app. You can use it to scan all kinds of documents. That includes receipts, forms, images,

business cards, and more. The images save as Adobe PDFs. From there, you can email them or do whatever you need to do.

It also comes with enhancement features such as cropping, rotating, and there are a few white balance presets to help make

the document look cleaner. It's currently free to use. We don't know if it'll remain that way forever, though.
Downloadable on Google Play

 

SLACK
Slack is the premier messaging app for teams and companies, allowing for clear communication throughout every level

of your organization. Slack instantly syncs across all devices and is compatible with dozens of other apps and services (like Dropbox)

to make your job simpler and easier.

 

INFINITY MERGE (FREE)
There’s nothing like a puzzle game to see you through a long commute or queue. Train your brain with this new addition from

Infinity Games by matching blocks that have the same number of dots, shape, and color, until you reach Infinity. Challenging,

but relaxing, the premise here will be familiar to anyone who’s played 2048 or Dominoes Puzzle. In fact, you may find

yourself rapidly ascending to ‘expert mode’ for more complex and challenging play.

 

YOUTUBE ME (with linked photos for each)

 

CARPOOL KARAOKE - Adele
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nck6BZga7TQ


TOP 100 SONGS OF JULY 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHMmNmRKsr8


CHET FAKER - GOLD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hi4pzKvuEQM


ENRIQUE IGLESIAS - BAILANDO
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUsoVlDFqZg


FUNNY FUR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHhFtkGfaWU

 

 

CELEBRITY WEALTH (with photos for each)

 

  • Rihanna... $230,000,000

  • Ivanka Trump... $300,000,000

  • Elon Musk... $13,000,000,000

  • Bruno Mars... $110,000,000

  • Wayne Gretsky... $200,000,000

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NATIONAL STUFF DAYS (USA) (with photos for each)

 

July 1st... National U.S. Postage Stamp Day
July 2nd... National Anisette Day
July 3rd... National Fried Clam Day
July 4th... National Barbecued Spareribs Day
July 5th... National Bikini Day
July 6th... National Fried Chicken Day
July 7th... National Macaroni Day

 

THE NEXT BIG THING (with photos for each)

Google Is Developing an Ingestible Cancer-Detecting Pill

http://tinyurl.com/ydfewon6

 

PUZZLED

Digital puzzle of the week

See samples HERE

 

 

COMING IN FEBRUARY 2020 

THE BIG PICTURE - Social commentary cartoon

CROSSEDWORDS - Monthly print and digital crossword - Various themes