Tuesday, September 21, 2010


~ The original name for Yahtzee was the Yacht Game. It was invented by a Canadian couple who played it with guests aboard their yacht.
~ Reese's Peanut Butter Cups was developed by Harry Burnett Reese. He had worked as a dairyman for the Hershey Chocolate Company who purchased Reese's company for 23.5 million in 1963.

~ Minerva, the Roman goddess of wisdom on California's state seal, represents the fact that California achieved statehood without going through a territorial period, just as Minerva sprang to life full-grown.

~ It is the year 5771 on the Jewish calendar.

~ Jack Nicholson has won 3 Oscars, all of the for films for which his leading lady won Best Actress Honors: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1976) - Louise Fletcher won Best Actress; Terms of Endearment (1984) - Shirley MacLaine won Best Actress; As Good As It Gets (1998) - Helen Hunt won Best Actress

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