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New England Trivia Contest #111554
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Prize:

A very cute travel version of Chutes and Ladders. The trivia contest winner will email me his/her address and the prize will be shipped out via USPS within 14 days of the end of the contest. The postage will be paid by me, your illustrious host. Please don't post your address in the forum.

Rules:

The first one to answer ten trivia questions correctly will win the travel game. This contest is open to anyone living in the US with the exception of RI, NY, and FL. Unfortunately, if you live in Rhode Island, New York, or Florida you are not eligible to win since I'd have to register with the contest with that state. <img src="/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" /> Also, please don't edit your posts - those answers will not be accepted.

Here's the first question:

Where was the first chocolate chip cookie made (city, state, and place)?

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Whitman, Massachusetts Toll House Inn by Ruth Wakefield in 1937 ?????

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I bet it was New York, New York <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />


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Re: New England Trivia Contest #111557
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Quote:
Originally posted by Prime Time Kitty:
[qb]Whitman, Massachusetts Toll House Inn by Ruth Wakefield in 1937 ?????

Kitty[/qb]
I have 1930 as the date, but your's could be right. Anyway, you have the correct answer. Nestle bought the chocolate chip cookie recipe and the rights to "Tollhouse Cookies".

OK, so that's Kitty 1 and everyone else none <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

I'll post the next question sometime tomorrow...

Re: New England Trivia Contest #111558
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Here is today's question:

Which New England state has the tallest mountain and what is it's name?

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OK, OK, Trivia FREAK here: Would that be White Mountain in New Hampshire?? (My husband was born and raised very nearby.)

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Re: New England Trivia Contest #111560
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You are VERY close. It IS in New Hampshire. The White Mountains is a mountain range in New Hampshire and this particular mountain is part of that range. <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

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The Bulge?

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I think it is Mount Washington.

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Quote:
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[qb]I think it is Mount Washington.[/qb]
Yes, it is Mount Washington. Did you know that you can actually drive up Mount Washington? I have an article about that here.

Ok, so the score is...

Kitty 1
Chris 1

I'll be adding a new question shortly.

Re: New England Trivia Contest #111564
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Here is today's trivia question:

Where is Ben and Jerry's ice cream made (city & state)?

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Burlington, Vermont..............YUM!


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Kitty, that's right. Did you know that Ben & Jerry were originally going to make bagels? They found that the bagel equipment was too expensive, so they opted for ice cream instead. What's your favorite flavor? Mine is "Chubby Hubby" Gotta love chocolate, peanut butter, and pretzels all in the same container <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

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Kitty 2
Chris 1

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Karamel Sutra Caramel, fudge and more caramel and fudge.......MMMMmmmmmmm. Gotta run to the store now!

Kitty


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LOL - I haven't heard of that one. Sounds yummy. I just love their names for their ice cream - Chunky Monkey (has bananas in it), Cherry Garcia, Makin' Whoopie Pie, The Full VerMonty - LOL. I think they had one called Bovinity Divinity - it had chocolate & white chocolate pieces in it shaped like cows. Now would they have had that much fun with bagels? I think not.

Here's their website: http://www.benjerry.com/

Re: New England Trivia Contest #111569
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Here is today's trivia question:

In which state can you find a town named 'Hill'?

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This would be New Hampshire...

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That's right, Chris! That town has a very small population. I remember driving past sign for Hill, New Hampshire - I thought it was a funny town name. An old boyfriend & I used to play a game where we'd try to think of town names in New Hampshire that the other hadn't heard of. I won one game with Hill. hehehe

Current Score:

Kitty 2
Chris 2

Re: New England Trivia Contest #111572
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Here is today's trivia question:

Which state is the home of the hamburger?

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State? You're sure it's not Hamburg, Germany? <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />


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The first ones served publicly were served in New Haven, Connecticut....I think.

Kitty

PS Sorry I missed out on the "HILL" question!


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Well, Kitty got the answer to the hamburger question. That's right the first hamburger was publicly served in Connecticut.

Current Score:

Kitty 3
Chris 2

I'll post another question tomorrow <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

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Jeanne ..
too funny about the Town named "Hill" ... I thought NE had some strange names for towns but I think NC has NE beat. We have "Bat Cave", "Mtn Home", "Zirconia", "Saphire", "Travelers Rest, SC" and "Suit" to name a few. Counties, Cities and Towns are organized quite differently here as well.

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There's one in Vermont (think it's in Vermont) called 'Hell Hollow' hehehe - talk about strange names. There's another one in New Hampshire - 'Gonic' rhymes with Tonic. All kinds of funny names here. Then there are the ones you can't pronounce - well the non-natives can't pronounce them... Worcestor, Leominster, Gloucestor...

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I can pronounce them <G> ....

I am constantly being chided for my Boston accent here in the south but what is funny is when I say something and they completely misunderstand because of the accent. For example: I asked my class participants to press CTRL + END and what they understand me to say is CTRL + N ... of course that does something entirely different. Of course, I don't think I have an accent ... but rather, they do <G> It took me nearly a year to understand (and I sometimes still don't) what they are saying to me.

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Here is today's trivia question:

Which New England company makes those candy conversation hearts?

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New England Candy Company (NECCO) of Cambridge, Massachusetts?


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I knew that but I just got home and Kitty beat me to it. <img src="/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />

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Sure, sure, Chris....uh huh. (just kidding)! <img src="/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" /> This is fun!! But I do have an advantage as I work from home!

Kitty


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Re: New England Trivia Contest #111583
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Quote:
Originally posted by Prime Time Kitty:
[qb]New England Candy Company (NECCO) of Cambridge, Massachusetts?[/qb]
That's right Kitty!

Here's the updated score:

Kitty 4
Chris 2

I'll be posting a trivia question sometime today... <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

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Just "lurking" :rolleyes: to see if Jeanne has posted the NEXT trivia question. LOL <img src="/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />
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Lurk no more - Here is today's trivia question:

Where is the original pink lawn flamingo made?

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Leominster, Massachusetts (Union Products - they hired Don Featherstone who designed the 3-D version around 1957)!!!! Hmmmm.....and, living in the South as I do, I thought they would have originated "down heaya"!! eek LOL

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Yep ... in the middle of the week, I'm usually not here from 7:00am - 10:00pm ... but the reason I knew about the Necco company is because my grandfather ALWAYS without fail had Necco wafers in his shirt pockets when we were kids. Sooooo it's kind of a "childhood" memory. Plus having lived in NE 49 years (really all my life) before moving south helps.

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Quote:
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[qb]Leominster, Massachusetts (Union Products - they hired Don Featherstone who designed the 3-D version around 1957)!!!! Hmmmm.....and, living in the South as I do, I thought they would have originated "down heaya"!! eek LOL

Kitty[/qb]
Yep, you've got that one right Kitty. Now, according to the rules of this contest - I'm not supposed to accept edited posts/answers. However, I see that the edits do have a time & date on them, so I'll let this post count <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Current Score:

Kitty 5
Chris 2

Just a reminder - please don't edit your posts with trivia answers, either delete it & repost or simply repost it. That way there won't be any question as to who had the correct answer <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

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I humbly apologize. <img src="/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" /> I edited my Southern comment. <img src="/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" />

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Hey, sorry I ended up posting this later than I had planned - It's still today right? <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> I ended up taking my step-daughter to the emergency room. She kicked a rock (on purpose) and needed 4 stitches on the middle toe of her right foot. And how many times have I told her NOT to kick rocks, huh? Oh well...

Here's today's trivia question:

Which New England town is known as 'Space Town'?

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Durham, New Hampshire??

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Mmmmmm - nope. Right state, though. Keep guessing, this is a toughie. <img src="/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />

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Derry is also known as the birthplace of Alan Shepard, the first U.S. astronaut in space whose famous voyage gave Derry the nickname "Space Town". Robert Frost also lived here as a young adult.

I got one <G>

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Go Chris! Go Chris! So, it is Derry, NH??? Awwwww, man...I should've known that.

Congrats, Chris!
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Re: New England Trivia Contest #111595
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Yep! It's Derry NH! Alan B Shepard went to Pinkerton Academy & now they have the Shepard Gymnasium. Robert Frost also taught there as well. Of course, I know this since I went there for high school <img src="/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />

Hmmm... Gotta come up with a question for today...

Today's Trivia Question:

Which state has the largest blueberry crop?

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Oops! I forgot to post the score!

Kitty 5
Chris 3

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Is it Maine?

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Wow! Chris! You are on a roll!! Yep, the answer in Maine. Although they expect their blueberry crop to be about 40% of what it is usually. We had a dry winter & then lots of rain this spring which didn't help the blueberries at all.

Here's the new score:

Kitty 5
Chris 4

I'll post the weekend question sometime Saturday OR Sunday.

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Maine grows more than 90% of the nation�s wild blueberry crop - The Travel Channel

Yep, missed out totally today.......oh well. I have hurt my back and spent most of the trivia day sleeping due to pain medication. <img src="/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />

I will ATTEMPT to maintain my competitivenes, but I may have to bow out.

Kitty


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Sorry to hear you are hurting Kitty .... Don't bow out if you can help it ... everyone needs some competition.

Hope you get to feeling better real quick.

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Wow, Kitty hope you feel better soon! No fun having an aching back.

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Here is the trivia question for the weekend:

Which U.S. President was born in New Hampshire?

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Franklin Pierce was born in New Hampshire

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I second Chris' answer!! LOL - gotta love Percoset...darn it! Missed another question...

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Here's Today's Trivia Question:

Where does Stephen King live (city & state)?

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Just to jump back a few, but in addition to driving a car up Mount Washington, you can also ride a motorcycle up, if you're really looking for fun <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Mt Washington on a Concours


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Of course, if you are really crazy (or fit), you can run up the Mt. Washington Auto Road during the road race in June <img src="/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />

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Stephen King lives in Bangor, Maine?
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Awwwwwww Kitty... you beat me to it again today <G> I knew it too.

How are you feeling today?

I was thinking Percoset was a town in Maine LOL... I just realized tonite what you meant.

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Ok.... I noticed I need to do a little catching up here...

Franklin Pierce is the only U.S. President from NH.

Stephen King does live in Bangor, Maine. I did see a website somewhere that listed him as living in Portland, I think. That site is wrong. Both he and his wife, Tabitha, write novels.

The Current Score:

Kitty 5
Chris 6

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I think I only have 5 and Kitty has 6 with the first correct answer for Stephen King.

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Thank you, Chris!!! Uh.......yes, I have been living in Percoset, Maine ?? LOL - for the past few days, but I shall now be returning to Tennessee as my back is healing quickly.

I guess I am getting old! I twisted the wrong way and geez!!! the pain and spasms were awful!!! Okay, okay - I must remember to lift with my knees and bend down not over!!!

Thank you for your comments - I plan to be a fierce competitor!!! Woo Hoo, and the score is close.

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I'm glad you are feeling better Kitty! I'm looking forward to the competition ... except work cramps my style <G>

Where in Tennessee are you?

I'm just outside of Asheville, NC

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I am down in the southwest part of TN.....about 40 miles East of Memphis and 30 miles just South of Jackson, TN.

I live in Whiteville, TN (need a question for Southeast Trivia anyone? LOL)

Chris - How's about I agree to come to the board after a certain time each day (I am on Central) so that the competition can be ....uh, fiercer?? LOL.

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Quote:
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[qb]I think I only have 5 and Kitty has 6 with the first correct answer for Stephen King.[/qb]
Yes, you are right - good thing you are paying attention, huh?

OK here's the new & improved score:

Chris 5
Kitty 6

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Here is today's New England Trivia Question:

According to legend, Ocean Born Mary is said to haunt a house in what New England town?

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Kitty ... thanks for the offer to wait ... my schedule is so erratic so it wouldn't be fair to ask that ... I'll just have to try to catch you on the "weekends" ... Fri thru Monday. I'm on EST ... so I think I'm an hour ahead of you. It's 10:15pm and I'm just now getting on.

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Ocean Born Mary - lived in Londonderry, New Hampshire - the Ocean Born Mary House was actually one of her sons' house and it was in Henniker, NH, where she lived in her last years.

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She is "said" to haunt the house in Henniker, NH, though the stories told and the furnishings in the house were mostly fabricated by a Louis Roy of Wisconsin. Roy bought the house around 1917, filled it with furniture and sold admission to the house - fabricating ghost stories to "enhance" his sales.

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Yep, Kitty you've got it! Henniker, NH is where the house is that Ocean Born Mary haunts. Believe it or not, she is actually one of my relatives. She married a James Wallace and Wallace was my grandmother's maiden name. Wonder if I'll ever get to haunt a house...

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Chris 5
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Here is today's New England Trivia Question:

How many New England states have the chickadee as its state bird? Name them.

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(2) Maine and Massachusetts = chickadee as state bird

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Yes, Kitty, that's right. Those chickadees are really cute, too!

Here's the updated score:

Chris 5
Kitty 8

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Guess I have some catching up to do ...I'm lurking in the background for a while today watching for that trivia question <G>

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Hee, hee, hee.......another lurker, eh? Go for it, Chris!!! I am interviewing new clients today...so I will be scarce til late afternoon. :rolleyes:
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Hey ... here I am poised to go and where is Jeanne ... <G>

Must be having a busy day.

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Here's MY question for today - (LOL) - what is your absolute favorite spot in New England? I will even take the top 3!
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My heart will always belong to Plymouth, Ma. Beavertail, RI is also a favorite haunt and I'm also quite partial to Mystic, CT. but there are far to many other places I love in NE .. oh how I miss it so. And what is yours?????

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Here's my NE trivia ... What mayor in NE was convicted of conspiracy to murder, served his time and was then later reelected to his mayorship, only to be prosecuted and convicted of federal racketeering charges in 2002.

Oh how this city loves their little crook <G>

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hehehe - that was the mayor of Providence, RI. Don't recall his name though.

OK, I totally blew it yesterday & forgot to post a question. Boy, oh boy!

Here is today's trivia question:

Who's campaign slogan was Live Free or Die?

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This is the state motto for New Hampshire, adopted in 1809 from words of Gen. Stark of the Revolutionary War. Uh, campaign slogan for....uhm, uh,... (I have no idea.) CHRIS!!!! Help!!!

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On my fav NE haunts, the Italian section of Hartford, CT (can't remember the town's name)- Mystic, CT and Boston/Merrimac, Mass.

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And, I think Vincent "Buddy" Cianci, Jr. is the Providence, RI - uh, colorful official Chris was asking about, right?

Kitty

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As for the campaign slogan ... my guess is George W. Bush but I'm guessing here.

Yes, Buddy is Providence's beloved mayor ... althought he's not running in the upcoming election, he would be elected if he did ... no question about it.

I've been to Boston's Italian section and of course Federal Hill, Providence but I didn't know Hartford had an Italian section ... hmmmm I'll have to ask my aunt about that one. I guess, since CT is not my favorite NE state whenever I needed to go into Hartford, I simply went to the Fleet building ... took care of business and shot on back home to RI without paying attention to anything surrounding me. <G>

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OK. Here's a hint for today's trivia question:

This person ran for governor of one of the New England states.

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Mel Thomson ????

He's the one that changed the Licence Plate logo to "Live Free or Die" from the Scenic

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You got it! It was Swell Mel Thompson. He managed to plaster his campaign slogan on every car in New Hampshire.

Here's the updated score:

Chris 6
Kitty 8

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Hey ... I got one ... two more to catch up with Kitty <G>

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Here is today's New England Trivia question:

Which state is known as "Earmuff Capital of The World"?

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My inclination was to say Maine since it's the coldest of the NE States but I had to verify it soooo here's the evidence.....

The state of Maine was once known as the "Earmuff Capital of The World".
Earmuffs were invented there by Chester Greenwood in 1873. ...

Catching up ... <G>

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Ayuh, you got that one! Looks like we've got a horse race here.

Here's the score:

Chris 7
Kitty 8

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Oh Kitty ... I'm on your heals <G>

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I wonder if Kitty is ok... Haven't seen her around for a bit...

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Sorry!! My 'puter took a nosedive Sunday evening and I JUST got back online. Hmmmmm, Chris has gained MUCH ground in my absence. I shall have to concentrate!

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Oh, that's no funny, Kitty. I hate it when my computer revolts like that!

Here is today's New England Trivia question:

What New England connection do former vice president Al Gore and Tommy Lee Jones have in common?

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Harvard University (Cambridge, Mass.) roommates!!! Woo hoo, who wudda thunk it?! Al Gore and Tommy Lee Jones were roomies at Harvard!

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No kidding, huh? Must have been freshman - you know when your roomies are picked for you. eek

Nice job, Kitty!

Here's the current score:

Chris 7
Kitty 9

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About Frosh roomies, my parents were SO proud that I got into this little, Presbyterian college with such a great academic record.

I arrived all 18 and rarin' for freedom! Went to my dorm (Bellingrath) and found my new "home". As I started to unpack, my new "roomie" appeared with boyfriend in tow.

"Hi", she said, "I am moving into Ben's room"(indicating the young man with her). "Do you want his roommate to bunk with you?" WHAT THE #*(%&_#*$!!!! LOL, my Mom would have Freaked.......

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Here is today's New England Trivia question:

Where is the oldest surviving synagogue in North America?

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The Touro Synagogue - built in 1763 in Newport, Rhode Island, houses the oldest torah in North America.

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Sorry your 'puter pooped out on you over the weekend Kitty ... of course yesterday was my LONG day and I never did get out to the forums ... so that blew yesterday all to pieces ... an I still am late today <img src="/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" /> (( ... and of course I knew the Synagog Question because one of my former bosses was involved with it.

Oh well ... perhaps I can catch up in the next few days ...

Good going Kitty !!!!!

Just remember ... I may be down but I'm not OUT! LOL!

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Chris? Is that you? I have missed you!!!!!

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<img src="/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" /> Congratulations Kitty!! <img src="/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />

You are the winner of the first forum trivia contest!

If you could email me your snail mail address (don't post it here) - I'll get your little prize in the mail :-)

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Yes that was me ...
My puter messed up with my log on and I couldn't remember what my "host" user name and password was .... the info wasn't where it was supposed to be <G> So I used my alter ego to get in. LOL!

I finally found where I put it and am back as my self.

Congratulations on your win! You deserve it!

Re: New England Trivia Contest #111655
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Thank you!!!

I am SO glad that was "Chris" back there a few posts ago.....I might have posted to a complete stranger with that familiarity!!!

Kitty


~*~KATE~*~
Re: New England Trivia Contest #111656
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LOL! So now your getting familiar with strangers <G> I have been know to be strange. LOL!

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<G> Wanna come over (to TN) and play 'Chutes & Ladders'?? LOL, good fun - I can't wait for the next trivia challenges. I search the 'Net for them.

Kitty


~*~KATE~*~
Re: New England Trivia Contest #111658
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I'll come play Chutes and Ladders with you if you will come see Stuart Little II with me again .... wonderful movie.

Go to my Classic Rock forum (please) and see if you can answer my trivia question. <G>

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