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Renée G.
22 Hours Ago

Here are five shocking facts you might have missed, even if you were glued to your TV set...25 years ago.

On June 17, 1994, O.J. Simpson led Los Angeles police on a low-speed chase for about two hours, culminating in his arrest on suspicion of the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.

The Bronco in the Low-Speed Chase Is in a Museum
O.J. Simpson was an NFL running back for 11 years and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame before his arrest. Simpson's Ford Bronco is a powerful symbol of the sensational trial that followed. The Bronco ended up in Tennessee at the Alcatraz East Crime Museum in Pigeon Forge for crime fans to see. The vehicle is part of the museum’s getaway cars exhibit.

Brown-Simpson’s Children Were in the House At the Time
Simpson was later arrested, tried and convicted of robbing a man in a Las Vegas Hotel. Simpson and his ex-wife, Nicole, had two children together, Justin, age 5, and Sydney, age 8. Both were sleeping in their bedrooms at the time the murders occurred. They were reported as sleeping upstairs in the condo that Simpson had bought for his ex-wife and children at the time of their divorce. Neither of the now-grown children of O.J. and Nicole has ever spoken publicly about what happened.

Simpson Had No Alibi
A limousine driver arrived at the Simpson home around 40 minutes after the reported commission of the murders to transport Simpson to an airport for a trip. The driver said he saw an adult male wearing dark clothing going up the estate’s driveway. He stated that it was a few minutes before Simpson responded to the gate phone to speak to the driver, and the limo driver said he had previously been calling the house for about 25 minutes with no answer.

Evidence Shows That Simpson Might Have Been Thinking About Running
Simpson, during his slow-speed chase, was found armed with a handgun, his cell phone, $10,000 in cash and his passport. Also, he had a theatrical beard and goatee along with the adhesive to apply them. The police took those items into evidence on the case.

Simpson Lied on the Stand During the trial, Simpson claimed he would never wear Bruno Magli shoes because they were ugly.
Footprints indicating Bruni Magli shoes with blood on them were found at the crime scene. However, the prosecution proved that the former NFL player did wear this brand of the shoe when they presented the jury the evidence in 30 or more photographs of him wearing them.

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Renée G.
23 Hours Ago

BONUS - Trivia for Monday

Which town changed its name in 2005 to get free TV?
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DIRECTV, Oklahoma
Comcast, Virginia
DISH, Texas
Verizon, Colorado
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Answer: DISH is a town in Denton County, Texas. This community was originally named Clark. In November 2005, the community accepted an offer to rename itself "DISH" (all capital letters) as part of a commercial agreement with a satellite television company. In exchange for renaming the town, all residents of the town have received free basic television service for ten years and a free DVR from Dish Network. There was no formal opposition to renaming Clark; twelve citizens attended the council meeting to support the measure.
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Panama hats originated in which country?
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Panama
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Answer: A Panama hat is a traditional brimmed straw hat of Ecuadorian origin. Beginning in the early to mid-1600’s hat weaving evolved as a cottage industry all along the Ecuadorian coast. Hat weaving and wearing grew steadily in Ecuador through the 17th and 18th centuries. Straw hats woven in Ecuador, like many other 19th and early 20th century South American goods, were shipped first to the Isthmus of Panama before sailing for their destinations in Asia, the rest of the Americas and Europe, subsequently acquiring a name that reflected their point of international sale, "Panama hats", rather than their place of domestic origin.

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Renée G.
23 Hours Ago

Monday Morning Trivia

The "Pentagon Papers" contained secret government information about what?
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Vietnam War
Watergate scandal
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Answer: On this day in 1971, The New York Times began to publish sections of the so-called “Pentagon Papers,” a top-secret Department of Defense study of America’s involvement in the Vietnam War. As the Vietnam War dragged on, military analyst Daniel Ellsberg—who had worked on the study—came to oppose the war, and decided that the information contained in the Pentagon Papers should be available to the American public. He photocopied the report and gave the copy to The New York Times, which then published a series of scathing articles based on the report’s most damning secrets.

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Which building was formerly called the Sears Tower?
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Willis Tower
Chrysler Building
Trump World Tower
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Answer: The Willis Tower, built as and still commonly referred to as Sears Tower, is a 108-story, 1,451-foot skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois, United States. At completion in 1973, it surpassed the World Trade Center towers in New York to become the tallest building in the world, a title it held for nearly 25 years. The Willis Tower is the second-tallest building in the United States and the 13th-tallest in the world. More than one million people visit its observation deck each year, making it one of Chicago's most popular tourist destinations. The structure was renamed in 2009 by the Willis Group as part of its lease on a portion of the tower's space.

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Renée G.
Sunday at 1:48 PM

Trivia for Sunday

Which of these TV shows premiered first?
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The Golden Girls
The Cosby Show
Cheers
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Answer: The sitcom Cheers ran on NBC from September 30, 1982, to May 20, 1993, with a total of 275 half-hour episodes for eleven seasons. The show was nearly canceled during its first season when it ranked almost last in ratings for its premiere (74th out of 77 shows). Cheers, however, eventually became a highly rated television show, earning a top-ten rating during eight of its eleven seasons, including one season at number one. The show spent most of its run on NBC's Thursday night "Must See TV" lineup. The Cosby Show premiered in 1984, The Golden Girls in 1985, and The Simpsons in 1989.

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Which state quarter has the caption "First Flight" on it?
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Answer: The North Carolina quarter commemorates the historic feat that took place on December 17, 1903, at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina with the first successful flight of a heavier-than-air, self-propelled flying machine. It has the Wright Flyer on it just like the Ohio coin, but this one also has the Wright Brothers, and the Caption "First in Flight." The coin was engraved by John Mercanti. All the state quarters have the words E Pluribus Unum on the reverse bottom middle.

Renée G.
Sunday at 10:53 AM

Happy Father's Day to all our JAP Dads

Hope your day is better than your jokes. ;-)

Hugs with deep appreciation to all of you! ♥

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Andy Anderson !
Sunday at 8:26 AM

Here ya go...

A wine glass with a built in straw :-)

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