Y, Not !

Name any two words in the English language that have all the vowels (don’t consider ‘y’ a vowel for this purpose) in correct alphabetical order. For extra credit, name the only officially recognized English word that has all five of those vowels in reverse alphabetical order.

Where the Sidewalk Ends

Johnny Cash’s hit song “A Boy Named Sue” was actually written by Shel Silverstein, beloved author of children’s books. The song was first recorded by Johnny Cash on February 24, 1969, with Carl Perkins playing guitar, at a live concert at San Quentin State Prison in California.

A Boy Named Sue

Who wrote the famous Johnny Cash hit song “A Boy Named Sue”?

What Passport Line Was the Mummy In?

When the mummy of Ramesses II was transported to special laboratories in France in 1974 to assist in preserving its condition, a passport was required.  Under French law, anyone who enters the country, alive or dead, must hold a passport. So the Egyptian government issued a passport to King Ramesses II, labeling him as “King (deceased)”.   Just as interestingly, when the mummy arrived in France, it was received with a funeral procession of full military honors, as was fitting for all members of high rank.

The Mummy Returned

Ramesses II, was the 3rd Pharoah of Egypt and lived to be 96 years old.  He ascended to the throne in 1290 BCE and after his death, this great King was mummified, as was the Egyptian custom.   In 1974, the mummy’s condition was getting significantly worse and the Egyptian government agreed to let France take the mummy back to its laboratories for treatment.  What official documents were needed in order to transport the  mummy of Ramesses II to France?

 

3 Musketeers – 3 Flavors

When the 3 Musketeers bar was originally made, it was split into three pieces – 3 colors and 3 flavors: vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. During World War II, vanilla and strawberry became increasingly more expensive and difficult to obtain in large quantities, so the Mars company opted to go with all chocolate. . . which it has remained since.

3 Flavors: Athos, Porthos, Aramis

Originally, a 3 Musketeers bar had three pieces, each with a different color and a different flavor. What were they and why is it only chocolate flavored now?

Pugilism

Boxing is the only sport in which neither participants nor spectators know who is winning or what the score is until the match is over.