My Type of State

Which U.S. State is the only one whose name can be typed on one row of a standard typewriter keyboard?

May the Force Be With You

The only person ever to receive an Oscar nomination for his acting role in a Star Wars movie is Sir Alec Guinness.

Oscar in Star Wars?

Which actor is the only person ever to receive an Oscar nomination for acting in a Star Wars movie?

Eat Your Veggies!

Since pickles start off as cucumbers, they belong to the vegetable food group.

Rick’s Cafe American

Casablanca, was adapted from the stage play Everybody Comes to Rick’s.  Although Michael Curtiz, the Director, also won the Academy Award that year, none of the actors won top honors for their roles in the film.

We’ll Always Have Paris

The motion picture Casablanca (winner of the Best Picture Academy Award at the Oscar ceremonies in 1944) was adapted from an original stage play. Which one?

John Bateman

John Bateman purchased land on the western shore of Port Phillip, Melbourne, from the local Aboriginals. John Batman was an early colonist, postmaster and general store owner in Fremantle, and an investor in the Fremantle Whaling Company. Today, the suburb of Bateman is named after him and his family. John Bateman’s grandson, William Augustus (Bill) Bateman, introduced Australian rules football to Western Australia.

Melbourne Expanded

The land on the western shore of Port Phillip, Melbourne in Australia, was originally purchased from the local Aboriginals. Who made the purchase?

Hang on to the Box

The string on the original boxes of animal crackers was there because once emptied (or presumably full) the box could be used as a Christmas tree ornament! Stauffer’s Biscuit Company produced their first batch of animal crackers in York, Pennsylvania, in 1871.