The name “Godzilla” comes from the Japanese amalgamation of the Japanese words for “gorilla” plus “whale” which was originally “Gojira” before being Americanized to “Godzilla.”
Usually, Disney rides are patterned after hit movies. But in one instance, the hit movie was patterned after a Disney ride:
Edmund Fitzgerald was chairman of the insurance company that financed the construction of the largest boat to ply the waters of the Great Lakes.
DEAR PAW’S CORNER: We were camping this weekend, and on our last day in the woods my dog “Jumper” had a run-in with a skunk.
Artist Salvador Dali believed he was the reincarnation of his dead brother, also named Salvador, who died almost 9 months to the day before Dali was born.
A man phones a lawyer and asks, “How much would you charge for just answering three simple questions?”
1. What East African country has Kampala as its capital?
2. What do they call the act or practice of lending money at an exorbitant or illegal rate of interest?
3. Can you name the small musical instrument of the guitar family that has only four strings, a fretted neck, and is popular in Hawaii?
4. What device do you keep near at hand to protect you from the rain but when it finally does rain this handy item is probably in the trunk of your car or hanging in your coat closet?
5. What do you call the bone that extends from the elbow to the wrist on the side of the arm opposite to the thumb?
6. You can also refer to Great Britain as the __________ Kingdom.
7. What country owns Puerto Rico?
8. _________ Volta was once the name of the African nation, Burkina Faso.
9. What metallic chemical element goes by the symbol U?
10. The prominent northern constellation called the Big Bear is officially named ___________ Major.
11. What cord extends from the navel of a fetus to the placenta of the mother?
12. Who is the person appointed to call balls and strikes in the game of baseball?
13. What do you call the person whose business it is to prepare the dead for burial or cremation and to make funeral arrangements?
14. Before 1861 what did they call the secret network that helped fugitive slaves reach the Free states or Canada?
15. What do they call the form of government that consists of a single legislative chamber?
16. What do they call the fabled creature usually represented as a horse with a single spiral horn projecting from its forehead?
17. What do they call a vehicle that consists of a frame that is mounted over a single wheel and usually propelled by pedals?
18. What “joint” couples a pair of shafts not in the same line so that a rotating motion is transferred from one to the other?
19. If it’s not down, what is it?
20. What is the objective case of we?