Showing posts from August, 2012

Trivia: The Olympics.

TODAY'S MYSTERY QUOTE QUOTE: "The first thing is to love your sport. Never do it to please someone else. It has to be yours."
HINT: (1948-), American figure skater. She is the 1968 Olympic Champion in Ladies' singles and a three-time World Champion (1966-1968).
RANDOM TIDBITS With the 2012 Summer Olympics, London will become the first city to ever host a modern Olympics three times. In addition to that record, London also has the honor of being the first city to host the Paralympics, which took place in 1948 for wounded war veterans.
The 1936 Berlin Olympics (also known as the 'Nazi' Olympics) were the first Olympic Games to ever be televised. Before the advent of television, sports fans had to make due with radio commentary, and before radios were ubiquitous, you could only read about the results of the events in the newspaper.
In the past, the modern games were only canceled three times, always on account of war. The 1916 Summer Olympics in Berlin were cance…

Little something for you:)

Daniel's Gloves I sat, with two friends, in the picture window of a quaint restaurant just offl the corner of the town-square. The food and the company were both especially good that day.
As we talked, my attention was drawn outside, across the street. There, walking into town, was a man who appeared to be carrying all his worldly goods on his back. He was carrying, a well-worn sign that read, 'I will work for food.' My heart sank.
I brought him to the attention of my friends and noticed that others around us had stopped eating to focus on him. Heads moved in a mixture of sadness and disbelief.
We continued with our meal, but his image lingered in my mind. We finished our meal and went our separate ways. I had errands to do and quickly set out to accomplish them. I glanced toward the town square, looking somewhat halfheartedly for the strange visitor. I was fearful, knowing that seeing him again would call some response. I drove through town and saw nothing of him. I made …

Trivia: 08/05/12 Here Kitty Kitty, Nice Kitty Kitty.

TODAY'S MYSTERY QUOTE QUOTE: "The great secret of power is never to will to do more than you can accomplish."
HINT: (1828-1906), 19th-century Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and poet.
RANDOM TIDBITS Cheetahs, the fastest land mammals in the world, are built for speed. They can reach running speeds of up to 70 mph, and they can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in three seconds.
Full-grown cheetahs are about 4 feet long, not including a 30-inch tail. They weigh about 75 to 145 pounds and are 2 to 3 feet tall at the shoulder.
Their deep chests and enlarged hearts, lungs and nostrils help cheetahs take in more oxygen during intense chases. Their high-set eyes have a 210-degree field of view. Non-retractable claws help them gain traction when running on soft ground, and their tails help them balance as they make sharp, high-speed turns while chasing their prey.
The mother cheetah hides her cubs until they're five or six weeks old; after that, the cubs follow their mom a…

Mind Scrambler: 08/05/12

What goes further the slower it goes? Right click on your mouse for the answer.