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  1. (Personal communication devices that are controlled via satellite, I would think - being able to communicate from Antarctica, etc.)
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    Baseball Trivia

    Who is the first player ever to win the MVP in the LCS (League Championship Series)? --- Here's a hint (mouse over): He is a figure in Nats' history. Here's a bigger hint (mouse over): He's (arguably) the first-ever person to give a "high five." (click) The answer can easily be found here - I would have *never* gotten this, but it's interesting because it's 1) true trivia and also 2) relatively important.
  3. Don't get me wrong - I'm certain that mutton BBQ can be profound; it's just that these two local-legend places weren't. I don't know if you've been to places like Mount Vernon Inn in Mount Vernon, VA; Old South Mountain Inn in Boonsboro, MD etc., but that's kind of what it was like. You can sort-of tell from the picture, right? I also had burgoo there, and it was nothing I would go out of my way to order (again, I'm sure it can be wonderful, but it was originally just road-kill stew). [I should move these to an Owensboro, KY thread in Intrepid Traveler.]
  4. I'm still waiting for my first good ... *anything* at Texas Jack's. Not saying unicorns don't exist; only that I've never seen one. On a marginally related topic, I went to Owensboro, KY two-years ago (famed for barbecue mutton, believe it or not) - two of the most esteemed institutions there (Moonlite and Old Hickory) were places I'd hardly drive down the street for, at least not once the novelty is over.
  5. I'm looking forward to reading that article. I was also hoping to stimulate discussion, as I put literally less than one-minute of thought into my list. I just thought of "cell phones," and looking at the list, I think they might need to replace "television," which has really gone archaic in only seventy years. An interesting way to approach this is to think, "Would I trade X for Y?" I'd rather have cell phones than television. Certainly, you could also say "computers," but I'm curious what others think (this is obviously a non-binding list). Anyone who wouldn't include anesthetics has never had surgery before. This is an incredible tale. Maybe something to do with breathing, drinking (affordable water purification and distribution would certainly be a candidate, assuming it even exists), eating, and shelter? I'm pretty sure this list would look very different fifty years from now.
  6. I know the automobile was technically "invented" pre-1900, but my votes are (in no particular order): * Automobile * Television * Internet My 4th and 5th choices might be: * Airplane * Anesthetics but I'm not sure, and I did these off the top of my head. What I'm curious about is this question: How much technology carried over between "television" and "internet?" The computer scientist in me says, "not much," but is that true?
  7. I'm not sure "how much less" than 1% the figure is, but I'd be surprised if the amount was 1%, given just how many scallops are sold and consumed in the US.
  8. In conjunction with Egg Slut, I find it very funny that Hangover Heaven has "Group Discounts." (*) Booking must be made 24 hours in advance. Must be paid in full at the time of booking. Group pricing is for a single appointment and cannot be split over multiple rooms or multiple days. All members of group must be in same hotel room/suite within 15 minutes of appointment time Group appointments are non-refundable for unused treatments. Parties of 11+, please call for special pricing.
  9. Too easy? Okay, what two films did I see this weekend? PS - I'd never been to either of these restaurants before - neither the fast-casual Indian, nor the fast-casual pizzeria.
  10. This is interesting - I was right there last Tuesday afternoon, and it looked very crowded. Congratulations to Sophia, with our continued thanks for being a member here. Continued gratitude to the great cheezepowder for all the work they've done here. To our readers: Don't forget how good cheesesteaks can be when wrapped in tandoor-fresh naan.
  11. Hint: If you recognize the restaurant, and you know my taste in film, this isn't that difficult.
  12. How about your most hilarious Google searches?
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