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Trivial Trivia - taking trivia to new levels
07-14-2012, 07:38 AM (This post was last modified: 07-14-2012 08:18 AM by RJNorton.)
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RE: Trivial Trivia - taking trivia to new levels
Rob, you and your wife have won a free night in the historic Lincoln Bedroom in the White House.

"It was the one room in the White House with a link to the past. It gave me great comfort. I love the Lincoln Room the most, even though it isn't really Lincoln's bedroom. But it has his things in it. When you see that great bed, it looks like a cathedral. To touch something I knew he had touched was a real link with him. The kind of peace I felt in that room was what you feel when going into a church. I used to feel his strength. I'd sort of be talking with him." - Jackie Kennedy

BUT some people and animals have had strange experiences in there and seem fearful of entering the room. Just a few examples:

1. Ronald Reagan's dog would bark outside the room but never enter.

2. "A high percentage of people who work here won't go in the Lincoln Bedroom," said President Bill Clinton's White House social secretary, Capricia Marshall.

But you will be sleeping in the same bed that Willie Lincoln died on in 1862. That should intensify your feeling of "history."

Sweet dreams, Rob, and congratulations.
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07-14-2012, 12:47 PM
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RE: Trivial Trivia - taking trivia to new levels
Darn, Roger, I thought maybe I might get Denise Richards's phone number. Oh well.

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Rob

Abraham Lincoln in the only man, dead or alive, with whom I could have spent five years without one hour of boredom.
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07-19-2012, 04:41 AM (This post was last modified: 07-19-2012 09:13 AM by RJNorton.)
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RE: Trivial Trivia - taking trivia to new levels
During Abraham Lincoln's inaugural train ride crowds sometimes rushed to the train and processions to catch a glimpse of the president-elect. In one city people were thrown down and trampled as Lincoln passed by in a procession.

A man named Thomas Winton had his collarbone broken in the mad rush.

In what American city did the unfortunate Mr. Winton have his collarbone broken?
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07-19-2012, 12:04 PM
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RE: Trivial Trivia - taking trivia to new levels
Hint #1: The incident did not occur in a rural area or small town; it happened in a city everyone on the forum has heard of.
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07-19-2012, 12:17 PM
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RE: Trivial Trivia - taking trivia to new levels
I'll guess Cincinnati

So when is this "Old Enough To Know Better" supposed to kick in?
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07-19-2012, 12:22 PM
Post: #21
RE: Trivial Trivia - taking trivia to new levels
I'll guess New York.

"There are few subjects that ignite more casual, uninformed bigotry and condescension from elites in this nation more than Dixie - Jonah Goldberg"
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07-19-2012, 12:59 PM
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RE: Trivial Trivia - taking trivia to new levels
Good guesses, gentlemen, but not correct.
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07-19-2012, 02:17 PM
Post: #23
RE: Trivial Trivia - taking trivia to new levels
Philadelphia?

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Rob

Abraham Lincoln in the only man, dead or alive, with whom I could have spent five years without one hour of boredom.
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07-19-2012, 02:50 PM
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Yet another good guess, but still not correct.

Hint #2: Lincoln had exited the inaugural train, and he was in a procession riding in a barouche owned by a banker named Samuel Meeker. Hitched to the barouche were four gray horses. In all there were 20 carriages in the big parade.

The excited crowd began breaking through the police lines, and poor Mr. Winton ended up with a broken collarbone.
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07-19-2012, 03:17 PM (This post was last modified: 07-19-2012 03:26 PM by Gene C.)
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RE: Trivial Trivia - taking trivia to new levels
Newark, no make that Trenton

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07-19-2012, 03:45 PM
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Make up your mind, Gene. The unlucky Mr. Winton had his collarbone broken as the procession neared the Chestnut Street Station.
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07-19-2012, 03:50 PM (This post was last modified: 07-19-2012 03:59 PM by Gene C.)
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RE: Trivial Trivia - taking trivia to new levels
Trenton, no make that....Trenton...definately Trenton.
Unless it's Newark ...
Trenton,....that's my final answer....Trenton

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07-19-2012, 04:12 PM (This post was last modified: 07-19-2012 04:28 PM by RJNorton.)
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RE: Trivial Trivia - taking trivia to new levels
Trenton is not where the luckless Mr. Winton broke his collarbone.

However, you win anyway, as it happened in Newark.

You also win one free night in the Lincoln Bedroom.

Kudos, Gene.
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07-19-2012, 04:34 PM (This post was last modified: 07-19-2012 04:39 PM by Gene C.)
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I meant Newark....this crazy keyboard......

Thanks Roger...do they allow dogs?

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07-19-2012, 05:13 PM
Post: #30
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Yes, as long as they are named Honey, Fido, or Jip.
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