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He figured that good soldiers who could wield a bow were more valuable to Scotland than good golfers, since you can&rsquo;t putt your enemies to Kingdom Come.</p>\n<p> WASHINGTON IRVING, the author who gave us &ldquo;Rip Van Winkle&rdquo; and &ldquo;The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,&rdquo; served as the U.S. minister to Spain from 1842 to 1846. Best known for his short stories and satire, Irving also wrote biographies of Christopher Columbus and George Washington and was as famous in Europe as he was in the United States, which is why president John Tyler chose him for the ambassadorial post.<br />\n The Los Angeles Dodgers top the MLB standings in hot dog sales, expected to dish out about 2.7 million this season, according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council. Straight-up Dodger Dogs are classics. Other teams like to take a walk on the weird side, like the Pittsburgh Pirates&rsquo; Cracker Jack &amp; Mac Dog topped with Cracker Jack, mac and cheese, salted caramel sauce and fried jalapenos, or the Arizona Diamondbacks&rsquo; new All Day Breakfast Dog, topped with hash browns, country gravy, cheddar cheese, bacon, fried eggs, hot sauce and green onion.<br />\n &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; TRIVIA<br />\n 1. Kenneth Grahame&rsquo;s children&rsquo;s book &ldquo;The Wind in the Willows&rdquo; inspired which Disney theme park ride?<br />\n A) It&rsquo;s a Small World<br />\n B) Mad Tea Party<br />\n C) Mr. Toad&rsquo;s Wild Ride<br />\n D) Space Mountain<br />\n 2. A Broadway musical adaptation of which Stephen King work ran for just five performances in 1988?<br />\n A) &ldquo;Carrie&rdquo;<br />\n B) &ldquo;The Shawshank Redemption&rdquo;<br />\n C) &ldquo;The Shining&rdquo;<br />\n D) &ldquo;The Stand&rdquo;<br />\n 3. The fourth U.S. vice president and the funk musician who started Parliament and Funkadelic share what name?<br />\n A) Aaron Burr<br />\n B) George Clinton<br />\n C) Elbridge Gerry<br />\n D) Daniel Tompkins<br />\n 4. Who earned the nickname &ldquo;Mrs. 59&rdquo; in 2001, after she shot the first sub-60 round in the Ladies Professional Golf Association history?<br />\n A) Juli Inkster<br />\n B) Lorena Ochoa<br />\n C) Annika Sorenstam<br />\n D) Michelle Wie<br />\n 5. Which New York sports team takes its name from the works of Washington Irving?<br />\n A) Giants<br />\n B) Knicks<br />\n C) Mets<br />\n D) Yankees<br />\n 6. 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Leslie’s Trivia Bits

LESLIE’S TRIVIA BITS: June 24, 2019

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