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Sculptor Clark Mills used his own horse as a model for Jackson&rsquo;s horse in battle, Duke.</p>\n<p> ALTHOUGH RULES have been relaxed a bit in recent years, it&rsquo;s traditional that women granted a private audience with the pope dress in demure black. That is, unless they happen to be Queen Sofia of Spain, Queen Paola of Belgium, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, Princess Charlene of Monaco, Queen Mathilde of Belgium, Queen Letizia of Spain or Princess Marina of Naples. Those Catholic royals are permitted to invoke the Vatican tradition of &ldquo;privilege du blanc&rdquo; and dress in white to meet the pope.<br />\n Despite being the birthplace of Count Basie, Whitney Houston, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Jon Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen and Frank Sinatra, New Jersey is the only U.S. state that doesn&rsquo;t have an official state song. Apparently, Garden State lawmakers can&rsquo;t pick just one. They&rsquo;ve tried many times over the years including in 2016, when a bill was proposed designating five separate songs (none by the above-named artists) as &ldquo;official.&rdquo; The idea was voted down.</p>\n<p> MOST OF the so-called trained seals that perform in circus acts aren&rsquo;t true seals; they&rsquo;re sea lions. There are three ways to tell. True seals don&rsquo;t have earflaps; sea lions do. True seals have smaller front flippers and belly-crawl on land; sea lions have stronger front flippers and flexible hind flippers that let them &ldquo;walk&rdquo; on land. True seals make relatively quiet grunting noises; sea lions bark and bellow.<br />\n Bradley Cooper holds the rare distinction of having appeared on the Bravo TV series &ldquo;Inside the Actors Studio&rdquo; as a student audience member and, years later, as an interview subject. He can be seen in episodes of season five, which aired in 1999, asking questions of Sean Penn and Robert De Niro. In season 17, which aired in 2011, students were asking Cooper questions.<br />\n &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; TRIVIA<br />\n 1. Which body of water separates Morocco and Spain?<br />\n A) Bay of Biscay<br />\n B) Dardanelles<br />\n C) Strait of Gibraltar<br />\n D) Strait of Messina<br />\n 2. What made Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter, J.J. Jackson and Martha Quinn newsworthy in 1981?<br />\n A) American hostages freed from Iran<br />\n B) Eurovision song contest winners<br />\n C) First MTV veejays<br />\n D) Space Shuttle Columbia astronauts<br />\n 3. Who was the first woman to run for vice president of the United States on a major party ticket?<br />\n A) Shirley Chisholm<br />\n B) Geraldine Ferraro<br />\n C) Winona LaDuke<br />\n D) Sarah Palin<br />\n 4. Which performers are the subjects of the Broadway musical &ldquo;Jersey Boys&rdquo;?<br />\n A) The Drifters<br />\n B) Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band<br />\n C) Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes<br />\n D) Frankie Valli &amp; the Four Seasons<br />\n 5. The Grammy-winning song &ldquo;Kiss From a Rose&rdquo; by Seal was featured in which 1995 movie?<br />\n A) &ldquo;Batman Forever&rdquo;<br />\n B) &ldquo;Clueless&rdquo;<br />\n C) &ldquo;GoldenEye&rdquo;<br />\n D) &ldquo;Pocahontas&rdquo;<br />\n 6. A cooper is a person who makes what?<br />\n A) Barrels<br />\n B) Hats<br />\n C) Perfume<br />\n D) Whiskey</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p>\n &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ANSWERS<br />\n 1. The Strait of Gibraltar separates Morocco and Spain.<br />\n 2. Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter, J.J. Jackson and Martha Quinn were the first MTV veejays.<br />\n 3. Democrat Geraldine Ferraro was the first woman to be a vice presidential candidate on a major party ticket.<br />\n 4. &ldquo;Jersey Boys&rdquo; is a jukebox musical about Frankie Valli &amp; the Four Seasons.<br />\n 5. &ldquo;Kiss From a Rose&rdquo; was a hit from the &ldquo;Batman Forever&rdquo; soundtrack.<br />\n 6. A cooper makes barrels.<br />\n &nbsp;</p>\n', created = 1576418768, expire = 1576505168, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:cfe0dccabe6daa3ef1a21082bc7f6943' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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Leslie’s Trivia Bits

LESLIE’S TRIVIA BITS: July 1, 2019

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