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    Famous Persons Trivia (Championship Edition)

    Alright, none of that multiple guess stuff in this thread. Here, luck plays no role. Either you know the answer or you don't. Here only a single initial clue shall be given (and it may not be at all obvious what that clue is). This is........[2001 Space Odyssey theme up] CHAMPIONSHIP TRIVIA!!



    Question #1 - Who is the person depicted in the above photo?

    Question #2 - What unlikely culinary contribution to the world did this person make?

    No limit to the number of guesses one may make. If no one guesses correctly, additional clues may later be provided.
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Caesar Cardini

    He created the Ceasar salad in 1924 at his restaurant in Tijuana, Mexico!
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    Second Clue -

    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by Plan-it
    Caesar Cardini

    He created the Ceasar salad in 1924 at his restaurant in Tijuana, Mexico!
    Ummm isn't that a female in the photo?

    I can see it now - the next cyburbia trivia - guess the gender!!

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    Third Clue

    The man on the right in the above photo is Peter Sellers.
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by SW MI Planner
    Ummm isn't that a female in the photo?

    I can see it now - the next cyburbia trivia - guess the gender!!

    It does kind of look like a dude in a ladies hat.....

    I'll guess betty crocker and fudge brownies.
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    Quote Originally posted by DetroitPlanner
    I'll guess betty crocker and fudge brownies.
    Though joking, you are very nearly correct.
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister
    Though joking, you are very nearly correct.
    The woman who invented the Toll House chocolate chip and Toll House chocolate chip cookie. But I don't know her name.


    EDIT: Her name would be Ruth Wakefield, if I'm correct. Which I'm probably not.

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    Quote Originally posted by Michele Zone
    The woman who invented the Toll House chocolate chip and Toll House chocolate chip cookie. But I don't know her name.
    Getting colder....fudge brownies was on the right track.
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    I love you, Alice B. Tolkas

    These aren't your grandma's brownies

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    Mrs. Fields' grandmother or grandfather?
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    Quote Originally posted by savemattoon
    I love you, Alice B. Tolkas

    These aren't your grandma's brownies
    Ding Ding Ding! We have a winner. That is Gertrude Stein's lifelong partner Alice B. Toklas. At age 77 she published a cookbook with a recipe in it for haschich fudge (or 'hash brownies' as they have come to be known)
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Mrs. Clark, inventor of the Clark Bar.

    Quote Originally posted by Maister
    Ding Ding Ding! We have a winner. That is Gertrude Stein's lifelong partner Alice B. Toklas. At age 77 she published a cookbook with a recipe in it for haschich fudge (or 'hash brownies' as they have come to be known)
    And this relates to "Thus Spake Zarathustra" how?
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    WALSTIB

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    Quote Originally posted by Tom R
    And this relates to "Thus Spake Zarathustra" how?
    Well you see both 'Zarathustra' and 'hashish brownies' have four syllables in them.

    Less perceptive folks, however, who replied directly to the OP might have noted I included the initials ABT in the title of the photo.
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    whodat

    Quote Originally posted by Maister
    Well you see both 'Zarathustra' and 'hashish brownies' have four syllables in them.

    Less perceptive folks, however, who replied directly to the OP might have noted I included the initials ABT in the title of the photo.
    Hell, my Clark(e) bar guess had a better connection.
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    Championship Question 2 (No Photo - Just A Clue)

    This person was just a young lad when he decided to ask the president of the United States for a $10 bill. He wrote the prez, told his friends, was laughed at by his pals.

    But......

    He received a letter back from a presidential assistant. There was no $10 spot but there was an acknowledgement that President Frankllin Delano Roosevelt knew of his request.

    The letter is in the National Archives.

    Who sent it?

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    JFK???

    John F. Kennedy...it has to be someone famous (and/or died famously) or it would never have made the archives (unlike the Iron-Chef of mary jane).
    Last edited by ssnyderjr; 18 Aug 2006 at 2:01 PM.
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    Would this same individual also almost become a pitcher for the Yankees?.....
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Not JFK. Not sure if this person ever tried to pitch for the Yankees. If you are thinking of Babe Ruth, not him.

    After some more guesses......if no ding-ding-ding.....I will provide another fun clue.

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    Heff, - Hugh Heffner of Playboy when he was a young lad...
    Here's the math:
    FDR died in 1945 and it's now 61 years later. Heff was10 when he wrote the letter, putting him at (least) 71 - he's found the fountain of youth - in his back yard, have you seen that thing??
    Who's gonna re-invent the wheel today?

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    Was this person recently thought to be dead?

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    Quote Originally posted by savemattoon
    Was this person recently thought to be dead?
    My thinking with the Yanquis suggestion too.

    Seems savemattoon and moi were both suckers for believing the same urban myth
    http://www.snopes.com/sports/baseball/castro.asp
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    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister
    My thinking with the Yanquis suggestion too.

    Seems savemattoon and moi were both suckers for believing the same urban myth
    http://www.snopes.com/sports/baseball/castro.asp
    Yankees or not, I'm still going with Castro
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3808431.stm

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    Quote Originally posted by savemattoon View post
    Yankees or not, I'm still going with Castro
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3808431.stm
    Ding ding ding ringa a ding ding.....we have a winner.....

    I heard the story the other day, on Paul Harvey.....so, it has to be true.....

    Nice job, my friend.

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