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Lunchtime Trivia Wednesday, May 9

Q: This everyday item dates back more than 2000 years and in some ways remains unchanged.  However, we are beginning to use it less everyday.  What is it? A:  A key.   To understand the history of the key, you

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96 Year Old Saves $9 Million And Leaves It To Form Scholarships

This a story about a remarkable woman named Sylvia Bloom.  She was a legal secretary for a law firm in New York for 67 years until she retired at 96.  She passed away not long after her retirement. The remarkable

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How Many Spaces After A Period? One? Two? Mystery Solved. Not So Fast

I am not sure when I first started hearing about the controversy around the spacing after the end of a sentence period.  The argument seems to come and go.  When I took typing class, we were taught 2 spaces after

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Lunchtime Trivia Tuesday, May 8

Q: 4 in 10 homes in Canada have one or more of these.  The numbers were lower in Eastern Canada compared to the West.   What is it? A:  A fireplace.  Many had more than one.   Wood fireplaces were on

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NYC Condo Listed For $85 Million And Includes 2 Rolls Royce’s And Trip To Space

I remember when looking to buy our house, two of my main must haves were sound foundation, good roof and working furnace/ac.  This condo in New York offers a little bit more. The NY Post claims New York City’s most

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Lunchtime Trivia Monday, May 7

  Q: This research from Scotland says that if you are trying to remember something, you should do this.  What is it?   A: Stop talking, be quiet.  It will come to you faster.   Now, researchers from Heriot-Watt University

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Lunchtime Trivia Friday, May 4

Q: In 2015, the average Canadian did this 77 times.  What did they do? A: Donated, sold or gave a second life to 77 items. “The average Canadian, across the map, gave second life to 77 items in 2015,” says

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Dolphins Are Our Friends Aren’t They? Most Of The Time [Video]

People and dolphins have always seemed to have a mutual fondness for each other and dolphins are known for their playfullnes. So was this dolphin playing around or telling the paddleboarder to get off his wave?  This video and story

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Lunchtime Trivia Thursday, May 3

Q: The popularity of this service peaked in 1984 and saw its rapid decline begin in 2002.  What is it? A: Newspaper   Source article Image Pexels.com

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Challenge Accepted And Record Broken. This 80ft Monster Wave Conquered By Brazil’s Rodrigo Koxa [Video]

Some of us are looking forward to sun,sand and surf.  Others looking forward to catching a wave, maybe a little body-surfing.  And then there is Rodrigo Koxa from Brazil who just mastered the biggest wave ever surfed.  This one in

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Lunchtime Trivia Wednesday, May 2

Q: Oslo, Norway is the most expensive city in the world for the cost of this service at $95.  In Jakarta, Indonesia the price is $5.  Canada and the rest of North America fall in between.  What is it? A:

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Nervous At Job Interviews? Your Next Meeting Could Be With A Robot Named Vera

Do you get nervous before and during a job interview?  Maybe this will make it easier.  Robot Vera is now conducting interviews on behalf of two hundred companies.  Sounds a bit creepy but interesting that so many companies are on

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Happy Birthday Engelbert Humperdinck Our Featured Artist In The 8pm Hour Tonight In The Lounge

If it is your birthday today, Happy Birthday to you.  You share it with Engelbert Humperdinck.  He is our featured artist tonight at 8pm in The Lounge. The Lounge can heard every night beginning at 7pm.  We feature jazz classics,

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Happy Birthday Judy Collins Our Featured Artist Tonight In The Lounge

If it is your birthday today, Happy Birthday to you.  You share it with Judy Collins.  She is our featured artist tonight at 8pm in The Lounge. The Lounge can heard every night beginning at 7pm.  We feature jazz classics,

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Lunchtime Trivia Tuesday, May 1

Q: Over 50% of those surveyed say they feel safer knowing that these are available in case of an emergency yet a full third don’t know where any of them are.  What are they? A: Pay phones. In general, 52%

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