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    Quote Originally Posted by bobs98 View Post
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    And For Today:

    My watch loses six minutes every hour. I set my watch at 7 A.M. using an accurate clock. Now, the time on my watch reads 1:45 P.M.
    What is the correct time?

    Correct time is 2:30 P.M.

    Another tip: Wet a rag towel and lay it across your windscreen for 10 minutes or so before heading out in the morning. This will loosen up bug debris while you load your bike. Prior to departure, simply wipe off the windscreen and enjoy a clear view to start your day.

    Bob Smith, 116468
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    A tip of the hat to the Chromehead and BIG Gig participant. Bob is absolutely correct - 2:30 or 1430 in Navy usage.

    If staying at a hotel or motel the front desk will usually be happy to provide and old towel for this purpose.

    Thanks for a simple, easy tip and thanks for remembering to include
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    City & State

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAULBACH View Post
    What does the mayor of Munich, Germany, traditionally dip into the city’s Fish Fountain (Fischbrunnen) every Ash Wednesday?

    Here's a clue - It's not a fish!
    But at sea it could catch a fish.

    Take a guess folks. Leaving a tip is not a requirement.
    No takers?

    Second clue - every lady has one!
    Last edited by PAULBACH; 02-26-2009 at 02:13 PM.

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    The answer: a purse. The reference to fishing. Purse net.

    OK for today - 2/25/09

    What did legendary aviatrix Amelia Earhart carry with her to keep awake on lengthy flights?

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    Trivia Answer

    Quote Originally Posted by PAULBACH View Post
    What did legendary aviatrix Amelia Earhart carry with her to keep awake on lengthy flights?
    Smelling salts.

    -MTS
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    Tip of Hat to fellow VetBMW Rider MTsweger

    Now for today's question ...


    Careful now - the movie is the made for TV movie the Muppets Wizard of Oz. Answer any three of the following. Who/What played:

    • Toto
    • Dorothy
    • Tin Thing
    • Cowardly Lion
    • the Scarecrow
    • Wicked Witch of the West

    in the 2005 made-for-TV movie The Muppets’ Wizard of Oz?

    Even Tony from Navy NCIS would have trouble with this one.

    Toto? Not a dog!
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    Cannot believe there was not even a guess!

    Here are the answers:

    Toto - A prawnÔÇöplayed by the Muppet Pepe the King Prawn.
    Dorothy - pop star Ashanti as Dorothy
    Tin Thing - the Great Gonzo as the Tin Thing
    Cowardly Lion - Fozzie Bear as the Cowardly Lion
    the Scarecrow - Kermit the Frog
    Wicked Witch of the West - Miss Piggy as the Wicked Witch of the West

    The prawn was difficult. But Miss Piggy was type cast.

    Wait a sec and a new trivia question will appear.

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    For at least one of the BIG Giggers in Gotham this next trivia question should be a piece of cake.

    What U.S. city was the first to have a subway?

    I have ridden it many times and it feels and acts like the first one.

    In a couple more days will be sending in my May column to Vince and Mandy. Any May tip that must be part of the submission? Send me an email or a PM and don't forget:

    To include
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    Thank You
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    That would be Chicago by a couple of decades, I believe

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    This city, known for digging, had a subway before Chicago.

    No charge for a second opinion especially for a fellow rider from the Green Mountain State.

    Thanks for dropping by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAULBACH View Post
    This city, known for digging, had a subway before Chicago.

    No charge for a second opinion especially for a fellow rider from the Green Mountain State.

    Thanks for dropping by.
    I'm thinking Boston.

    -MTS
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    Quote Originally Posted by PAULBACH View Post
    This city, known for digging, had a subway before Chicago.

    No charge for a second opinion especially for a fellow rider from the Green Mountain State.

    Thanks for dropping by.
    Hmmm, the L predated Boston, but elevated tracks aren't exactly subways, are they?

    I've never been to Boston. To us, that's the Deep South.

    So I'll go with NYC. So far south it's not even in the same hemisphere!
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    Correct - Boston!
    Boston's subway opened on September 1, 1897. London was the first city in the world to have a subway. It opened in 1863. Figures - a city know for the Big Dig would have the first subway. Of course the evens are 100 years apart.

    Tip of Hat to the gentleman from The Old Dominion State - MTSweger


    OK - Bonus trivia for Saturday:

    1. In any one Grand Slam tennis event many matches in a row does a player have to win to take home the top trophy?
    2. How many Grand Slam events are there and in what cities?


    Something to challenge the tennis crowd? I wonder if there are any in the BMWMOA?

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    Puzzle for Paul

    Ok Paul, your turn for a brain teaser.

    Three riders stop for a meal and each pays $10. The waiter takes the $30 to the cashier/owner, and seeing that they are the cheap type (on BMW's), he gives the waiter $5 to refund them. The waiter pockets $2, and gives each rider a 1 dollar back. Now each rider has paid $9 ($27 in all), the waiter has $2, which adds up to $29. Where is the missing dollar?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PAULBACH View Post

    1. In any one Grand Slam tennis event many matches in a row does a player have to win to take home the top trophy?
    2. How many Grand Slam events are there and in what cities?


    Something to challenge the tennis crowd? I wonder if there are any in the BMWMOA?
    Sure:

    1) All of them.
    2) Four: Australian Open (Melbourne); Wimbledon (Wimbledon, a London suburb); French Open (Paris); US Open (Flushing Meadows NY)

    And on a different subject: what happened to my last year's tip about microfiber clothing, tossed into the shower to clean?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmarkr View Post
    Ok Paul, your turn for a brain teaser.

    Three riders stop for a meal and each pays $10. The waiter takes the $30 to the cashier/owner, and seeing that they are the cheap type (on BMW's), he gives the waiter $5 to refund them. The waiter pockets $2, and gives each rider a 1 dollar back. Now each rider has paid $9 ($27 in all), the waiter has $2, which adds up to $29. Where is the missing dollar?

    Shame, shame, shame, you know there is no missing dollar.

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