For those who might not have known, Duncan Hines was a popular restaurant critic who pioneered the ratings of restaurants for travelers. As a traveling salesman in the early 20th Century (there was no U.S. interstate highway system then) he ate many meals on the road and he (and his wife Florence) began putting together lists of good restaurants around the country – originally for their friends. The list became so popular, in 1935 he began selling a paperback Adventures in Good Eating and in the years that followed Hines wrote a regular newspaper column “Adventures in Good Eating at Home.” In 1953, Hines sold the right to use his name to Roy H. Park to form Hines-Park Foods, which licensed the name to a number of businesses. The cake mix license was sold to Nebraska Consolidated Mills, which developed and sold the first Duncan Hines cake mixes. In 1957, Nebraska Consolidated Mills sold the cake mix business to Procter & Gamble.
Where did the brand name Duncan Hines come from?
The oldest winner of the The Open Championship or British Open was Tom Morris Sr., who was 46 years, 102 days old when he won in 1867. The youngest winner was his son, Tom Morris Jr., who was 17 years, 156 days old when he won in 1868. The elder Mr. Morris also holds the record for the widest margin of victory at the British Open – a whopping 13 strokes – a record he set in 1862 and which stands to this day.
Name the oldest and the youngest winners of the The Open Championship, often referred to as The Open or the British Open. The Open Championship is the oldest of the four major championships in professional golf, having started at Prestwick Golf Club (shown above), in 1860.
James LaRue Avery was an American actor, comedian, poet and voice-over artist, probably best known and beloved for his role as the patriarch Philip (“Uncle Phil”) Banks on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. He was also the voice of Shredder in The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon!
Oroku “The Shredder” Saki,a fictional character in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is the leader of the Foot Clan and consistently the enemy of Splinter and the Ninja Turtles. Who lent his voice to the character of Shredder in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon?
M&M candies originated in 1941 and the two “Ms” represent the names of Forrest E. Mars Sr., the son of Frank C. Mars, the founder, and Bruce Murrie, son of Hershey Chocolate’s president William F. R. Murrie, who had a 20% share in the product.
Frank C. Mars was born in Pope, Minnesota in 1883 and was unable to walk to school having contracted polio as a young boy. Schooled at home, his mother Elva taught him how to hand-dip chocolate. . . and so the global company known as Mars, Inc. began. What does M&M, a treat that originated in 1941 and which is one of the company’s multi-billion dollar brands, stand for?
I thought of three words that have all the vowels in alphabetical order: Facetious, abstemious and arsenious!
Oh, and about that word with all five vowels in reverse order: subcontinental
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.