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1924 Trivia

<< - 1923
World Series Champions:
Washington Senators
Stanley Cup Champs:
Montreal Canadiens
U.S. Open Golf:
Cyril Walker
U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies):
William T. Tilden/Helen Wills
Wimbledon (Men/Women):
Jean Borotra/Kathleen McKane
NCAA Football Champions:
Notre Dame
Kentucky Derby:
Black Gold
"The Quote"

"You know everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects" - Will Rogers

Sex Symbols:
Theda Bara, Marion Davies, Pola Negri, Mary Pickford, Anna May Wong
Miss America:
Ruth Malcomson (Philadelphia, PA)
Nerd News:

Ace Hardware stores opened in Illinois.

A variation of 1913's tasty treat, the Pep-O-Mint Life Saver, new flavors were added - Lime, Lemon and Orange to the disc-shaped treats. The hole was added in 1927. Pineapple and cherry were added in 1935.

Kleenex disposable tissues were introduced. The pop-up box was released in 1928. They started making the handy pocket pack of tissues in 1932.

Master Lock introduced the laminated padlock in 1924. Company founder Harry Soref supposedly advised fellow Harry (Houdini) to hide lock keys under his toungue when the key couldn't have been sleight-of-handed between his fingers.

The Habits:

The original 20th century flagploe sitta was Alvin "Shipwreck" Kelly (NOT the Kentucky footballer) and he sat on his first flagpole for 13 hours and thirteen minutes in Hollywood, California.

The original Flagpole Sitter may have been St. Simeon Stylites. He spent over 3 decades sitting on an elevated deck to 'escape the pressures of daily living.'

The latest records we have seen was for Poland's Dan Baraniuk, who sat on a pole for 196 days in 2002 and H. David Werder who spent more than 439 days in on top of pole in 1984.

1st appearances & 1924's Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents:

Winnie The Pooh books, Improved Erector sets

Richard Leo Simon and Max Lincoln Schuster published 'The Cross Word Puzzle Book,' which was the world's first collection of crossword puzzles.