• strict warning: Non-static method view::load_views() should not be called statically in /home/conserva/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 864.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::db_objects() should not be called statically in /home/conserva/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/includes/view.inc on line 1417.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_argument::init() should be compatible with views_handler::init(&$view, $options) in /home/conserva/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_argument.inc on line 744.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/conserva/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 607.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/conserva/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 607.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_node_status::operator_form() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::operator_form(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/conserva/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/modules/node/views_handler_filter_node_status.inc on line 13.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_style_default::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/conserva/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_style_default.inc on line 24.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/conserva/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 134.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/conserva/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 134.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/conserva/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 906.

Leslie Elman

10/16/2019 - 12:30pm
LESLIE’S TRIVIA BITS: October 14, 2019 When Christopher Columbus was cruising around the West Indies in 1492, he took note of the hanging beds used by the local Taino people. It’s possible that his diary entry for Oct. 17, 1492, was the first written mention of those woven cotton sling beds that kept sleeping people off the ground and away from critters and creepy-crawlies at night....
08/26/2019 - 3:23pm
LESLIE’S TRIVIA BITS: August 26, 2019 The idea of counting sheep to fall asleep might come from a fable in the 12th-century book “Disciplina clericalis.” To help a king fall asleep, the royal storyteller invents the tale of a man who buys a thousand sheep at a fair. While bringing the sheep home, the man has to carry them across...
08/19/2019 - 12:47pm
LESLIE’S TRIVIA BITS: August 19, 2019 Fifty-five of the 181 paintings by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo were self-portraits. Eight of those show her with the spider monkeys she kept as pets at her home La Casa Azul — the Blue House — in Mexico City. The Museum of Modern Art in New York owns one of her “monkey portraits.”...
08/12/2019 - 3:37pm
LESLIE’S TRIVIA BITS: August 12, 2019 Men’s lacrosse was a medal event at the 1904 and 1908 Summer Olympics, with Canadian teams winning both times. It reappeared as a demonstration sport in 1928, 1932 and 1948. The team from Johns Hopkins University represented the U.S. in 1932, and the team from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute was...
08/05/2019 - 9:08am
LESLIE’S TRIVIA BITS: August 5, 2019 The first Siamese cat in the United States belonged to Lucy Webb Hayes, wife of President Rutherford B. Hayes. In 1878, David Sickels, the American consul in Bangkok, had the cat shipped from Siam (now Thailand) to Hong Kong where she caught a ship to San Francisco and was transported via Wells Fargo to...
07/29/2019 - 5:14pm
TRIVIA BITS: July 29, 2019 There were just five individual track and field events for women at the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles. Mildred “Babe” Didrikson qualified to compete in all of them, but Olympic rules limited female athletes to three. So, she skipped the 100 meters and the discus. Then she took gold in the 80-meter hurdles and...
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