Today’s Trivia

Question: Which President is mentioned by name in the theme song of TV’s “All in the Family”?

Answer: On this day in 1971, the sitcom “All in the Family” premiered on CBS. The opening theme song “Those Were the Days”, was presented in a unique way for a 1970s series: Carroll O’Connor and Jean Stapleton seated at a piano and singing the tune on-camera at the start of every episode, concluding with live-audience applause. Herbert Hoover’s name is mentioned in the famous theme song to “All in the Family” with the lyrics…”Mister, we could use a man like Herbert Hoover again.” The show ranked number-one in the yearly Nielsen ratings from 1971 to 1976.

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Eight food idioms that are right under your nose…Here’s the 1st

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Nutshell
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The term in a nutshell refers to a short description, or a story told in no more words than can physically fit in the shell of a nut. But the origin of the term tests those limits with the most longwinded of tales. The ancient Roman encyclopaedist Pliny the Elder claimed that a copy of Homer’s The Iliad existed that was small enough to fit inside a walnut shell. Almost 2000 years later in the early 1700s the Bishop of Avranches tested Pliny’s theory by writing out the epic in tiny handwriting on a walnut-sized piece of paper and lo and behold, he did it!

Match Up Answers from yesterday!

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Match up Answers
Correct answers:

redoubt~sconce

putsch~coup d’etat

larynx~voice box

coppice~brushwood

panacea~cure-all

redoubt – A small, often temporary defensive fortification.
Synonyms: sconce
Usage: Great mounds had been heaped about the crest of the hill, making a huge redoubt of it.

putsch – A sudden attempt by a group to overthrow a government.
Synonyms: coup, coup d’etat, takeover
Usage: The people had been expecting a putsch for years, but they were surprised to wake up one morning and find themselves the subjects of a new government.

larynx – The part of the respiratory tract between the pharynx and the trachea, having walls of cartilage and muscle and containing the vocal cords enveloped in folds of mucous membrane.
Synonyms: voice box
Usage: By cunning operations on tongue, throat, larynx, and nasal cavities a man’s whole enunciation and manner of speech could be changed.

coppice – A thicket or grove of small trees or shrubs, especially one maintained by periodic cutting or pruning to encourage suckering, as in the cultivation of cinnamon trees for their bark.
Synonyms: thicket, brush, copse, brushwood
Usage: They determined on walking round Beechen Cliff, that noble hill whose beautiful verdure and hanging coppice render it so striking an object from almost every opening in Bath.

panacea – A remedy for all diseases, evils, or difficulties; a cure-all.
Synonyms: cure-all, nostrum
Usage: His panacea was somewhat in the nature of an anti-climax, but at least it had the merits of simplicity and of common sense.

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1MorganLeFaye