Monday – This week’s answer is one of our United States.
Answer – Myrrh
Thursday – It is one of the three gifts brought to baby Jesus.
Wednesday – It is used today as an antiseptic in mouthwashes.
Tuesday – It comes from trees found in Africa and Arabia.
Monday – This is an aromatic gum resin.
Answer – Atari
Thursday – This company had game consoles with a 2600 and a 5200 in their names.
Wednesday – Al Alcorn was their first design engineer.
Tuesday – In 1972 this company presented Pong as an arcade game and by 1974 there was a home version.
Monday – This company’s name is a term in the game “go” which means a state where a stone or group of stones is imminently in danger of being taken by one’s opponent.
Answer – John Jay
Thursday – He wrote five of The Federalist Papers.
Wednesday – On this date in 1798, this man was sworn in as the first Chief Justice of the United States.
Tuesday – He was a leader of the Federalist Party and governor of New York.
Monday – This man was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.
Answer – Harriet Tubman
Thursday – The name she was born with was Araminta Ross.
Wednesday – This woman was a cook and a nurse during the Civil War.
Tuesday – She escaped from slavery in 1849.
Monday – This woman was born a slave in Maryland in 1822.
1/23/17 – Figs are mentioned in the Bible more than any other fruit.
10/31/16 – Halloween came from a Celtic Holiday called “Samhain” (pronounced sow-in).
1/9/17 – Camel’s bushy eyebrows and two rows of eyelashes protect their eyes in the dessert.
10/24/16 – Clara Barton and a circle of her acquaintances founded the American Red Cross in Washington, DC on May 21, 1881.
12/13/16 – Donner and Blitzen weren’t the original names of two of Santa’s reindeer. (They were Dunder which is Dutch for thunder and Blixem which is Dutch for lightning.)
10/17/16 – Blue stars are hotter than red stars.
12/7/16 – Each year there are approximately 20,000 “rent-a-Santas” across the United States.
10/11/16 – Mario was first seen in the video game Donkey Kong, but he was called “Jumpman.” He was also a carpenter then, not a plumber.
11/28/16 – A housefly hums in the key of F.
10/3/16 – Some male songbirds sing more than 2000 times each day.