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12/12/18 Grif.Net – Senior Citizens

12/12/18 Grif.Net – Senior Citizens

[Possible =
names for senior citizens suggested in Newsweek (April 23, 1990). =
Thankfully NONE of these have caught =
on.]

WHOOPIES =3D =
Well-Healed Older People

 

OPALS =3D =
Older Persons with Active Lifestyles

 

GRUMPIES =3D =
Gown-Up Mature People

 

OOMPAS =3D Old =
Or Mature People with Affluence and Status

 

GOLDIES =3D =
Great Old Love-Directed Individuals with Energy and =
Sagacity

 

MARCERS =3D =
Mature Adults Responding with Care, Experience and =
Resources

 

SAGES =3D =
Senior Adults Growing in Excellence and =
Spirituality

~~ANSWERS =
from Yesterday
1.  What =
US state is closest to the continent of Africa?

Maine (3154 =
miles)
Florida is 4085 miles

Cape Hatteras =
is 3625 miles

Cape Cod is =
3332 miles

 

For those who =
guessed Hawaii, that is 11,408 miles the other way (the Pacific is =
big)

 

2. What is a =
group of unicorns known as? 

A =
“Blessing”

 

3. What =
man-made object(s) on earth are visible to the naked eye from the =
moon? 

None.  =
Objects on earth are seldom visible even from normal orbit in the Space =
Station.

 

4. On what day =
was “G-mail” (Google internet mail system) =
launched?

April =
1st, 2004 (April Fool’s Day)

 

5. What =
percentage of Americans live within 50 miles of their birthplace?  =

52%

 

6. What day of =
the year has the most phone calls?  What day the most collect phone =
calls?

Mother’s =
Day and Father’s Day respectively

 

7. Lobster =
blood is blue once it is exposed to air, but what color is it inside a =
living lobster? 

Clear

 

8. Why did the =
King James Bible published in 1632 become known as the Wicked =
Bible?
Because "not" was missing from the seventh =
commandment, making it "Thou SHALT commit =
adultery."

 

9. The 3 Musketeers bar was originally split =
into three pieces with what three different flavors?
Vanilla, =
chocolate and strawberry

 

10. What is =
the modern name for Van Diemen’s Land?

Tasmania =
(Named for Anthony van =
Diemen governo
r general of =
the Dutch East Indies. The island was discovered and named in 1642 by =
Abel J. Tasman, a celebrated navigator under Van Diemen’s command. =
British settlers in the early 19th century retained the name, including =
it as a part of New South Wales. It achieved self-governing status in =
1856.)

 

~~

Dr Bob Griffin =

bob@grif.net www.grif.net =

"Jesus Knows Me, This I =
Love!"