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1 What sport was originally known as “Spharistike”?
2 Practised for over 5000 years, what is recognised as the world’s oldest religion?
3 What term is given to a fabricated name adopted by an individual and used instead of their given name?
4 What term is given to words that have different spellings and meanings, but are pronounced the same way like berth/birth, mints/ mince?
5 Which television series used the introduction “Ten years ago, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they did not commit”?
Joke of the day
Q: Why was there thunder and lightning in the lab?
A: The scientists were brainstorming!
The Lord knows the thoughts of man, that they are futile. Psalm 94:11
1809: Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, was born in a log cabin in Hardin County, Kentucky. 1973: Operation Homecoming began as the first release of American prisoners of war from the Vietnam conflict took place. 1993: In a crime that shocked and outraged Britons, two 10-year-old boys lured 2-year-old James Bulger from his mother at a shopping mall near Liverpool, England, and beat him to death. 1999: The US Senate voted to acquit President Bill Clinton of perjury and obstruction of justice.
● Actor Joe Don Baker is 83.
● Author Judy Blume is 81.
● Actor-talk show host Arsenio Hall is 63.
● Actor Josh Brolin is 51.
● Singer Chynna Phillips is 51.
● Rock musician Jim Creeggan (Barenaked Ladies) is 49.
● Actress Christina Ricci is 39.
● Actress Jennifer Stone is 26.
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