Welcome to Our Friday, May 28, 2021 “What Were They Thinking?
By The Wilsons ·May 28, 2021

 

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The phrase “What were they thinking” usually follows an action or response that was deemed questionable. Our intent is to make you ponder and maybe smile a bit.

TODAY’S QUOTE

“The past is a place of reference, not a place of residence; the past is a place of learning, not a place of living.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

 Trivia

Question: With how many bricks is the Empire State Building made of? Answer below

Jeopardy: Category of “Flags:” “A domed dwelling of Southwest Native Americans, it’s represented on Wichita’s flag as a symbol of home.” What is _____. Answer in the next “What Were They Thinking?”

Answer to May 27’s Jeopardy Question: Trans-Siberian Railway

 

 Fun Fact

According to a study by the National Science Foundation, only half of Americans believe in evolution, and one in 4 don’t know that the Earth orbits the Sun. Read More. …

 

 This Day in History

In 1539, Hernando de Soto lands in Florida. Read More. …

 

 National “What” Day

National Road Trip Day Read More. …

 

 Groans or Laughs

Q: Why did the chicken cross the road?
A: Because he was poultry in motion.

 

Mountain icon National Park History

Established June 29, 1938, Olympic National Park on the Olympic Peninsula includes a wide range of ecosystems from Pacific shoreline to temperate rainforests to the glaciated alpine peaks of the Olympic Mountains, the tallest of which is Mount Olympus. The Hoh and Quinault Rainforests are the wettest areas in the contiguous United States, with the Hoh receiving an average of almost 12 ft (3.7 m) of rain every year.

                                                                  

 Trivia Answer

10-Million

 

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Welcome to Our Thursday, May 27, 2021 “What Were They Thinking?”

The phrase “What were they thinking” usually follows an action or response that was deemed questionable. Our intent is to make you ponder and maybe smile a bit. 

 

 

 

Today’s Quote

“I change during the course of a day. I wake and I’m one person, and when I go to sleep I know for certain I’m somebody else.”

― Bob Dylan

 Trivia

Question: Who sang about being an “eggman” and a “walrus”? Answer below

Jeopardy: In the early 1900s, this railway linked the cities of Moscow and Itkutsk? What is _____. Answer in the next “What Were They Thinking?”

Answer to May 26’s Jeopardy Question : Language of graphics-oriented

 

 Fun Fact

In June, 2010, MI6 hacked an Al-Qaeda website and replaced instructions on how to make a bomb with a cupcake recipe. Read More. …

 

 This Day in History

In 1931, Piccard & Knipfer make 1st flight into stratosphere – by balloon. Read More. …

 

 National “What” Day

National Cellophane Tape Day Read More. …

 

 Groans or Laughs

Me: What’s the Wi-Fi password? Bartender: You need to buy a drink first. Me: OK, I’ll have a Coke. Bartender: Three dollars. Me: There you go. So what’s the Wi‑Fi password? Bartender: “You need to buy a drink first.” No spaces, all lowercase. —Sylvia McClain

 

Mountain icon National Park History

Established June 29, 1906, Mesa Verde National Park, constitutes over 4,000 archaeological sites of the Ancestral Puebloan people, who lived here and elsewhere in the Four Corners region for at least 700 years. Cliff dwellings built in the 12th and 13th centuries include Cliff Palace, which has 150 rooms and 23 kivas, and the Balcony House, with its many passages and tunnels.                 

            

 Trivia Answer

The Beatles

 

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Welcome to Our Wednesday, May 26, 2021 “What Were They Thinking?”

The phrase “What were they thinking” usually follows an action or response that was deemed questionable. Our intent is to make you ponder and maybe smile a bit. 

 

Today’s Quote

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”

Dr. Seuss    

 Trivia

Question: Coprastastaphobia is the fear of what? Answer below

Jeopardy: What is “logo” short for? What is _____. Answer in the next “What Were They Thinking?”

Answer to May 24’s Jeopardy Question: Chicago

 

 Fun Fact

In 1974, prankster Porky Bickar was so into April Fools, he flew hundreds of tires into a dormant volcano in Alaska and set them on fire – fooling the local populace and coast guard into thinking the volcano was active. Read More. …

 

 This Day in History

In 1969, Apollo 10 Returns to Earth. Read More. …

 

 National “What” Day

Natiional Paper Airplane  Day Read More. …

 

 Groans or Laughs

Q. Why aren’t dogs good dancers? A. Because they have two left feet!

 

Mountain icon National Park History

Established June 12, 1944, Big Bend National Park, named for the prominent bend in the Rio Grande along the U.S.–Mexico border, encompasses a large and remote part of the Chihuahuan Desert. Its main attraction is backcountry recreation in the arid Chisos Mountains and in canyons along the river. A wide variety of Cretaceous and Tertiary fossils as well as cultural artifacts of Native Americans also exist within its borders.                  

                                                                          

 Trivia Answer

Constipation

 

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Welcome to Our Monday, May 24, 2021 “What Were They Thinking?”

 

The phrase “What were they thinking” usually follows an action or response that was deemed questionable. Our intent is to make you ponder and maybe smile a bit. 

 

 

 

Today’s Quote

“I am glad I will not be young in a future without wilderness.”
Aldo Leopold

 

 Trivia

Question: In Minnesota, it is illegal to tease what type of animal? Answer below

Jeopardy: Historic landmarks in this city include Hull House & the Marshall Field Company Store? What is _____. Answer in the next “What Were They Thinking?”

May 21’s  Jeopardy Answer: What is Walt Disney (Walt Disney was afraid of mice).

 

 Fun Fact

The longest Monopoly game in a bathtub lasted 99 hours! Read More. …

 

 This Day in History

In 1844, Samual FB Morse taps out “What Hath God Wrought?” Read More. …

 

 National “What” Day

National Brother’s Day Read More. …

 

 Groans or Laughs

Ed: The same bike tries to run me down every day. Fred: Sounds like a vicious cycle…

 

Mountain icon National Park History

Established June 15, 1934, The Great Smoky Mountains, part of the Appalachian Mountains, span a wide range of elevations, making them home to over 400 vertebrate species, 100 tree species, and 5000 plant species. Hiking is the park’s main attraction, with over 800 miles (1,300 km) of trails, including 70 miles (110 km) of the Appalachian Trail. Other activities include fishing, horseback riding, and touring nearly 80 historic structures.                   

                        

 Trivia Answer

A skunk

 

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Today’s Quote

John Muir

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.” ― John Muir

 

 Trivia

Question: What kind of an animal is known as a horned toad? Answer below

Jeopardy: Who is afraid of mice? Answer in the next “What Were They Thinking?”

Yesterday’s Jeopardy Answer: What is Hugh Hefner’s jet plane (named the Big Bunny).

 

 Fun Fact

Colorado switched mile marker “420” to “419.99” to stop people from stealing it.

 

 This Day in History

In 1927, Lindburgh lands in Paris – after 1st solo across Atlantic. 

 

 National “What” Day

National Endangered Species Day 

 

 Groans or Laughs

Don’t interrupt someone working intently on a puzzle. Chances are, you’ll hear some crosswords.

 

Mountain icon National Park History

Established May 30, 1934, the Everglades National Park is the largest tropical wilderness in the United States. This mangrove and tropical rainforest ecosystem and marine estuary is home to 36 protected species, including the Florida pantherAmerican crocodile, and West Indian manatee. Some areas have been drained and developed; restoration projects aim to restore the ecology.

                   

 Trivia Answer

A Lizard

 


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Today’s Quote

“I like it when a flower or a little tuft of grass grows through a crack in the concrete. It’s so f*ckin’ heroic.”
George Carlin

 

Trivia

Question: How many teeth does an aardvark have? Answer below

Jeopardy: What is Big Bunny? Answer in the next “What Were They Thinking?”

 

Fun Fact

In 2006, a woman farted on a plane and tried to cover the smell by lighting matches, causing an emergency landing and an FBI investigation.

 

This Day in History

In 1506, Christopher Columbus died in poverty in Spain.

 

National “What” Day

National Rescue Dog Day

 

Groans or Laughs

Two ships collided. One was carrying a load of red paint, the other a load of blue paint. All the passengers were marooned.

 

National Park History

Crater Lake National Park, established May 22, 1902, lies in the caldera of an ancient volcano called Mount Mazama that collapsed 7,700 years ago. The lake is the deepest in the United States and is noted for its vivid blue color and water clarity. Wizard Island and the Phantom Ship are more recent volcanic formations within the caldera. As the lake has no inlets or outlets, it is replenished only by precipitation

 

                                

Trivia Answer

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The phrase “What were they thinking” usually follows an action or response that was deemed questionable. Our intent is to make you ponder and maybe smile a bit.

 

Today’s Quote

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience”. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Trivia

The first hockey pucks used in early outdoor hockey games were made of what? Answer below

 

Fun Fact

In 2012, a couple invited the Queen to their wedding as a joke, and she actually turned up.

 

This Day in History

1953 Nuclear explosion in Nevada (fall-out in St George, Utah).

 

National “What” Day

National Barber Mental Health Awareness Day

 

Groans or Laughs

When my local barista handed me my change, one coin stood out. “Look at that. You rarely get one of these old wheat pennies nowadays,” I said, tapping the sheaf of-wheat design. I handed her the penny. Turning it over and over in her hand, she said, “You know, I always thought they were made of copper.” —Linda Neukrug

 

National Park History

Established May 14, 1930, Carlsbad Caverns National Park has 117 caves, the longest of which is over 120 miles (190 km) long. The Big Room is almost 4,000 feet (1,200 m) long, and the caves are home to over 400,000 Mexican free-tailed bats and sixteen other species. Above ground are the Chihuahuan Desert and Rattlesnake Springs.

 

          Trivia Answer

Frozen cow dung

Little tidbits to ponder or make you smile!

The phrase “What were they thinking” usually follows an action or response that was deemed questionable. Our intent is to make you ponder and maybe smile a bit.

 

Today’s Quote

“The mountains are calling and I must go.” — John Muir

 

Trivia

How many noses does a slug have? Answer below

 

Fun Fact

Thomas Edison taught his second wife Morse code so they could communicate in secret by tapping into each other’s hands when her family was around.

 

This Day in History

In 1910, as Earth passed through the tail of Halley’s Comet, people bought “Anti-Comet Pills”, special “comet umbrellas”, and gas masks, because there was public hysteria that all life on Earth would be destroyed by gas – called cyanogen – that was detected in the tail.

 

National “What” Day

National Visit Your Relatives Day

 

Groans or Laughs

I asked a friend in Seattle what the difference was between a state like Washington and one like Florida. He shrugged. “Apples and oranges.” — John Fries

 

National Park History

Glacer Bay National Park was established May 11, 1910, The U.S. half ofWaterton-Glacier International Peace Park, this park includes 26 glaciers and 130 named lakes surrounded by Rocky Mountain peaks. There are historic hotels and the landmark Going-to-the-Sun Road in this region of rapidly receding glaciers.

 

                  Trivia Answer

Four