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... Northwest Ordinance, Hupmobile, burnt food

by Florence Shea


In June 1776, representatives of the 13 colonies then fighting in the revolutionary
struggle weighed a resolution that would declare their independence from Great
Britain. On July 2, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence,and two
days later its delegates adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historical document
drafted by Thomas Jefferson.

The main characters on the TV show The Simpsons were given a yellow
coloring to attract the attention of channel hoppers.

There are more than 2,500 mushroom varieties grown in the world today.

Studies indicate that listening to music is good for digestion.

July 13, 1787 – Congress enacted the Northwest Ordinance establishing
formal procedures for transforming territories into states. It provided
for the eventual establishment of three to five states in the area
north of the Ohio River, to be considered equal with the original 13.

The first drive-in service station in the United States was opened
by Gulf Oil Company – on December 1,1913 in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.

Colombo’s first name was Phillip.

Launched in 1982, USA Today was dubbed the McPaper because it provided
its readers with “McNuggets” of news.

The average American Adult reads 275 words per minute.

A 1926 Hupmobile is shown in front of the U.S. Treasury building on
the back of a $10.00 bill.

The world’s largest art gallery is the Winter Palace and Hermitage
in St. Petersburg, Russia. Visitors would have to walk 15 miles to
see the 322 galleries which house nearly 3 million works of art.

Mege-Mouries invented margarine in 1870, winning a Napoleon prize
for his efforts.

Charlton C. McGee invented the parking meter in 1935.

The Museum of Burnt Food is located in Arlington, Massachusetts and
is home to around fifty thousand specimens of charred food including
over two thousand items in the Burnt Toast Hall of Fame alone. It
was founded by Deborah Henson-Conant after an accident in 1981 involving
apple cider and a long distance telephone call.

July 1, 2016

Sources:  www.history.com/topics/holidays; www.alltrivia.net; www.historyplace.com;
www.coolquiz.com; www.triviacountry.com; www.corsinet.com; www.triviaplaying.com; encyclopedia
of useless
 information by William Hartston; photo - hellasmultimedia.com

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