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June Pelo
18-09-07, 17:44
The answers are printed below, but don't you cheat.

01. After the Lone Ranger saved the day and rode off into the sunset, the grateful citizens would ask, Who was that masked man? Invariably, someone would answer, I don't know, but he left this behind. What did he leave behind?________________.

02. When the Beatles first came to the U.S. in early 1964, we all watched them on The _______________ Show.

03. "Get your kicks, ___________________."

04. "The story you are about to see is true. The names have been changed___________________."

05. "In the jungle, the mighty jungle, ________________."

06. After the Twist, The Mashed Potato, and the Watusi, we "danced" under a stick that was lowered as low as we could go in a dance called the "_____________."

07. "N_E_S_T_L_E_S", Nestlé's makes the very best....... _______________."

0 8. Satchmo was America 's "Ambassador of Goodwill." Our parents shared this great jazz trumpet player with us. His name was _________________.

09. What takes a licking and keeps on ticking? _______________.

10. Red Skelton's hobo character was named __________________ and Red always ended his television show by saying, "Good Night, and "________ ________".

11. Some Americans who protested the Vietnam War did so by burning their______________.

12. The cute little car with the engine in the back and the trunk in the front was called the VW. What other names did it go by? ____________ & _______________.

13. In 1971, singer Don MacLean sang a song about, "the day the music died."This was a tribute to ___________________.

14. We can remember the first satellite placed into orbit. The Russians did it. It was called ___________________.

15. One of the big fads of the late 50's and 60's was a large plastic ring that we twirled around our waist. It was called the ________________. !



ANSWERS:



01. The Lone Ranger left behind a silver bullet.
02. The Ed Sullivan Show
03. On Route 66
04. To protect the innocent.
05. The Lion Sleeps Tonight
06. The limbo
07. Chocolate
08. Louis Armstrong
09. The Timex watch
10. Freddy, The Freeloader,and "Good Night,and may God Bless."
11. Draft cards (Bras were also burned.)
12. Beetle or Bug
13. Buddy Holly
14. Sputnik
15. Hoola-hoop

Send this to your "old" friends. It will drive them crazy! And, keep them busy and let them forget their aches and pains for a few minutes.

June :)

Gwenda
20-09-07, 00:41
I scored 11 - not bad for a non-American, though some of them were pretty easy June. Feeling quite intelligent now, so going to bed happy and not all that old!.:) :D

sune
21-09-07, 17:30
I have owned three of these beetles in my life, and my father had also three of them over time.

The Volkswagen (the "v" is pronounced "f" and the "w" i pronounced "v") means literally "people's car". The project to develop an affordable family car that anyone could buy was initiated in the 1930s by Hitler himself and Ferdinand Porsche designed the car. The mass production was started after WWII and the car became one of the most successful models of car history, with the possible exception of the T-Ford.

I Sweden they called it "the Hitler sledge"

The beetle always started no matter how cold it was. It was probably the best terrain vehicle of the standard cars without four-wheel-drive. When other cars were caught in the snow it just went on.

But it had inferior heating due to the air cooling system of the engine. It was said that you needed no seat belts in the winter. All you had to to do was to spit on the seat before you sat in it and you would freeze safely to it.

And it was very sensitive to wind from the side, which geve a poor grip on the road.

Sune

Karen Norwillo
21-09-07, 18:03
Got 14 out of 15. You hit my era with those. I feel so-o-o old. Karen