• user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: SELECT data, created, headers, expire, serialized FROM cache_filter WHERE cid = '2:da327abef268e128e4310e7d4d8c5452' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 27.
  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>TRIVIA BITS: October 21, 2019</p>\n<p>In 2016, Portugal won the Union of European Footbal Associations soccer championship; superstar player Cristiano Ronaldo topped the Forbes magazine list of the world&rsquo;s highest paid athletes; and the airport in his hometown of Funchal on the island of Madeira was renamed in his honor. With that, Ronaldo joined a short list of athletes with namesake airports. Among others: soccer star George Best in Belfast, Northern Ireland; ancient Olympic boxer Diagoras on the Greek island of Rhodes; and great American golfer Arnold Palmer in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.</p>\n<p> THE TALL, pointed headdress we associate with fairytale princesses is called a &ldquo;hennin.&rdquo; They were all the rage in the mid-15th century, especially in France, where fashionable ladies wore hennins 3 feet tall with a veil attached to the tip. A woman could fold the veil under one arm or let it float behind her like angel wings when she walked. To accentuate the look, she&rsquo;d tuck as much of her hair as she could inside the hennin and then shave off stray strands from her forehead and temples.<br />\n Rabies, swine flu and avian flu are diseases transmitted from animals to humans, often with fatal consequences. But sometimes the transmission goes the other way. Animals in zoos -- especially primates -- have died from influenza and other viruses they picked up from humans. There&rsquo;s even some evidence that humans with H1N1 &ldquo;swine flu&rdquo; passed that virus back to healthy pig population and made them sick, too.</p>\n<p> Before he developed the telegraph and the code that bears his name, Samuel F.B. Morse (F.B. stands for Finley Breese) was an accomplished painter who trained at the Royal Academy of Art in London. His &ldquo;Gallery of the Louvre&rdquo; depicts all of that museum&rsquo;s great works -- including the &ldquo;Mona Lisa&rdquo; -- hung in a single room. His portrait of John Adams -- for which he was paid $25 in 1816 -- is in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum. His portrait of James Monroe hangs in the Blue Room of the White House.<br />\n &ldquo;Candy Land&rdquo; was devised by Eleanor Abbott of San Diego in the 1940s, while she was recuperating from polio. Hard as it was for her to be confined to a hospital ward as an adult, she knew it was even harder for the children there with her. So she invented a board game that could be played to pass the time. The rules were simple enough for 3-year-olds -- no reading required. Abbott pitched the game to Milton Bradley, which brought out its first edition of &ldquo;Candy Land&rdquo; in 1949.</p>\n<p> THE FIRST designated military camouflage unit in modern history was formed in the French army in 1915 under the direction of a painter named Lucien-Victor Guirand de Scevola. Its main objective was to disguise ground artillery so it wouldn&rsquo;t be spotted and destroyed by aerial bombers in World War I. By 1918, the French military camouflage section employed 3,000 officers and troops at the front, plus a few hundred German prisoners of war, and some 10,000 civilian women &ldquo;camoufleurs&rdquo; at a studio in Paris.</p>\n<p> TRIVIA<br />\n 1. Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is named for Albert Bond Lambert, an aviation pioneer with what other distinction?<br />\n A) Major League Baseball player<br />\n B) Olympic athlete<br />\n C) Performed the first successful kidney transplant<br />\n D) U.S. secretary of state</p>\n<p> 2. Cary Elwes, John Cleese, Sean Connery and Russell Crowe all have played what role on screen?<br />\n A) King Henry VIII<br />\n B) Moses<br />\n C) Robin Hood<br />\n D) Sherlock Holmes</p>\n<p> 3. What type of animal is Ranger Rick, the National Wildlife Federation mascot?<br />\n A) Bear<br />\n B) Dog<br />\n C) Raccoon<br />\n D) Skunk</p>\n<p> 4. In Morse code, one dot signifies the letter E. What does one dash signify?<br />\n A) A<br />\n B) O<br />\n C) S<br />\n D) T</p>\n<p> 5. What nonprofit organization was founded by Candy Lightner in Oct. 1980?<br />\n A) Doctors Without Borders<br />\n B) Human Rights Watch<br />\n C) MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving)<br />\n D) Teach for America</p>\n<p> 6. What was pictured on the uniform insignias of both the French and American camouflage units in World War I?<br />\n A) Chameleon<br />\n B) Lion<br />\n C) Mask<br />\n D) Paintbrush</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p>\n ANSWERS<br />\n 1) Albert Bond Lambert won a silver medal in golf at the 1904 Summer Olympics in St. Louis.<br />\n 2) Cary Elwes, John Cleese, Sean Connery and Russell Crowe all have played Robin Hood on screen.<br />\n 3) Ranger Rick is a raccoon.<br />\n 4) One dash in Morse code signifies the letter T.<br />\n 5) Candy Lightner founded MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) in October 1980.<br />\n 6) A chameleon was pictured on insignias of both the French and American camouflage units in World War I.</p>\n', created = 1575988940, expire = 1576075340, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:da327abef268e128e4310e7d4d8c5452' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: SELECT data, created, headers, expire, serialized FROM cache_filter WHERE cid = '2:01716f2c3338dd7ce7d19952ff91fbce' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 27.
  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>TRIVIA BITS: October 21, 2019</p>\n', created = 1575988940, expire = 1576075340, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:01716f2c3338dd7ce7d19952ff91fbce' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: SELECT data, created, headers, expire, serialized FROM cache_filter WHERE cid = '2:26332461bfe9df08f9ac8dde4bed3db8' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 27.
  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>\n Full text and e-editions are available to premium subscribers only. To subscribe to the digital edition, please visit <a href=\"/content/subscribe\">subscription page</a>. If you are already a subscriber, please <a href=\"/user\">login to the site</a>. You can also request a free sample by using our <a href=\"/content/free-sample-issue\">request form</a>.</p>\n', created = 1575988940, expire = 1576075340, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:26332461bfe9df08f9ac8dde4bed3db8' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: SELECT data, created, headers, expire, serialized FROM cache_filter WHERE cid = '2:1cd77f7184da2bafaa6a089469bc2384' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 27.
  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<div id=\"fb-root\"></div>\n<script>(function(d, s, id) {\n var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];\n if (d.getElementById(id)) return;\n js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id;\n js.src = \"//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1&appId=452921018151594\";\n fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);\n}(document, \'script\', \'facebook-jssdk\'));</script><div class=\"fb-like-box\" data-href=\"http://www.facebook.com/conservativechronicle\" data-width=\"275\" data-colorscheme=\"light\" data-show-faces=\"true\" data-header=\"true\" data-stream=\"false\" data-show-border=\"true\"></div>\n', created = 1575988940, expire = 1576075340, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:1cd77f7184da2bafaa6a089469bc2384' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
  • 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.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_argument::init() should be compatible with views_handler::init(&$view, $options) in /home/conserva/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_argument.inc on line 744.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_style_default::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/conserva/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_style_default.inc on line 24.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$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.
  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: SELECT data, created, headers, expire, serialized FROM cache_filter WHERE cid = '5:26776aa5ca60f6f8eb4e7f92178ff26e' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 27.

Leslie’s trivia bits - test your knowledge

TRIVIA BITS: October 21, 2019

Full text and e-editions are available to premium subscribers only. To subscribe to the digital edition, please visit subscription page. If you are already a subscriber, please login to the site. You can also request a free sample by using our request form.