Battle Creek / Kalamazoo Ski Club

Going Downhill Since 1954!

Vol. 18 No 04 - Dec, 2019

Next General Meeting - DECEMBER 2019

Millers Time Out
13260 S. Helmer Rd. (at the corner of I-94 & Helmer)

Tuesday, Nov 12 Social Hour - 6:00PM
General Meeting starts at 7:00PM

Trivia corner

We all had a wagon when we were growing up, probably a RADIO FLYER.  What was it originally called?

a. The little red wagon

b. Wagon-a-tor

c. Liberty coaster

d. Pull wheeler

 

 

Here's an interesting one  What do dog biscuits, paint remover and margarine have in commom.??

a. nothing at all

b. milk as an ingredient

c. all invented by the same person

d. All invented in the state of Indiana

It's Christmas time again.  One of the  traditional deserts is the FRUITCAKE.  I know its everyone's favorite, right?   Which of these are truer?

a. FRUITCAKE DATES BACK TO AT LEAST ROMAN TIMES.
b. THE PRICE OF SUGAR MIGHT HAVE AFFECTED ITS UBIQUITY
c.
FRUITCAKE HAS LONG BEEN A SPECIAL-OCCASION FOOD FOR BRITISH ROYALTY

d. ALL OF THE ABOVE

 

 

Answers later in the newsletter

Trivia corner answers

Trivia corner

We all had a wagon when we were growing up, probably a RADIO FLYER.  What was it originally called?

a. The little red wagon

b. Wagon-a-tor

c. Liberty coaster

d. Pull wheeler

Answer is "C" - Liberty coaster. Invented by an Italian - Antonio Pasin  Click on the link to learn more about the high five

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Pasin

Here's an interesting one  What do dog biscuits, paint remover and margarine have in common.??

a. nothing at all

b. milk as an ingredient

c. all invented by the same person

d. All invented in the state of Indiana

Answer is "C" - Invented by Carleton Ellis around 1900 for paint and margarine and 1908 for dog bones that latter became Milk Bones.  Click on the link to learn more about Carleton.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carleton_Ellis

It's Christmas time again.  One of the  traditional deserts is the FRUITCAKE.  I know its everyone's favorite, right?   Which of these are truer?

a. FRUITCAKE DATES BACK TO AT LEAST ROMAN TIMES.
b. THE PRICE OF SUGAR MIGHT HAVE AFFECTED ITS UBIQUITY
c.
FRUITCAKE HAS LONG BEEN A SPECIAL-OCCASION FOOD FOR BRITISH ROYALTY

d. ALL OF THE ABOVE

The answer is "D" - this link will take to you 15 fun factsa about FRUITCAKE.

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/60595/15-fun-facts-about-fruitcake

 

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