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Trivia test

by Fifi Rodriquez

1. MYTHOLOGY: Who was the queen of the warrior women called Amazons? 2. GOVERNMENT: What did the 22nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution do? 3. ADVERTISEMENTS: What luggage company used a gorilla in a 1970 advertisement to show how tough its Samsonite brand was? 4. ART: Where is The Field Museum located? 5. U.S. PRESIDENTS: Which U.S. president had the nickname “Old Rough and Ready”? 6. GAMES: What is a grand slam in bridge? 7. HISTORY: In what year did the French invade England (The Battle of Hastings)? 8. LITERATURE: Which famous Beat poet wrote the poem titled “Howl”? 9. GEOGRAPHY: The Leonardo Da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport is located in what city? 10. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What is a petroglyph?

Strange but true

by Samantha Weaver

Have you ever wondered why a “down” in American football is called that? In the early days of the sport, when the ball carrier was tackled, he was supposed to yell “Down!” to avoid getting hit by other players.

Junior Whirl: (Across) 1. Eben, 3. Carl, 5. Nolan, 10. Seton, 11. Yates, 12. Silas, 13. Naldo, 14. Neil, (Down) 1. Evers, 2. Edsel, 3. Conan, 4. Royal, 6. Orson, 7. Nigel, 8. Otis, 9. Otto. Hocus Focus differences: 1. Earflap is missing, 2. Jacket is different, 3. Scarf end is shorter, 4. Dock is missing, 5. Cloud is smaller, 6. Sign is different.

I know a guy who compliments his fellow carpenters by declaring “Boy, you do miter fine work!”


1. Hippolyta, 2. Limits presidents to two terms, 3. American Tourister, 4. Chicago, 5. Zachary Taylor, 6. Winning all 13 tricks, 7. 1066, 8. Allen Ginsberg, 9. Rome, Italy, 10. Rock carving



It was 20th-century American writer and political activist Max Eastman who made the following sage observation: “It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor.”

Feb.9-22, 2017  

Dane Shannon blasts through winter during a moment of perfection on Tahoe's East Shore. Photography by Ryan Salm | @...