Saturday, March 1, 2014


After some of our longer games the last couple of weeks, we turn to more "simpler" fare this time.

By what more common names do we know the team of Rogers, Jones, and Blake?
Hint: There are two more members, but posting their surnames would give away the answer.

Something we are all hoping for is pictured in the image below.
Do you know what it is?

We'll reveal all next weekend. But for now, let's look inside THE ANSWERS BOX and reveal the results from our February 22, 2014 Puzzle Corner that featured our FAMOUS FIRSTS: PRESIDENTS' DAY QUIZ.

Who was the first President of the United States...
01. To have previously served as Vice President?
John Adams, during the George Washington administration.
02. To serve without a Vice President?
James Madison, from April 10, 1812 to March 4, 1813.
George Washington
03. To hold the office as an Independent? (And yes, it has been done.)
George Washington, for he never declared any political alliance, except to the fledgling United States of America itself. John Tyler has been the only other independent President (to date), resigning from the Whig party after disagreeing with their policies while in office.
04. To hold the office as a Democrat?
Andrew Jackson.
05. To hold the office as a Republican?
Abraham Lincoln.
06. To be born in the United States after it became an independent country?
Martin Van Buren. While everyone before him was automatically considered a citizen, he was the first born on American soil after the United States won its independence from Great Britain.
07. To not be born within the continental United States?
President Obama
Our current President, Barack Obama, hails from Hawaii, although the Republican Party tries to convince people otherwise.
08. To be born in a hospital?
Jimmy Carter, because his mother Rosalyn was on duty working in one when she went into labor with the future President. Otherwise, Richard Nixon would have been the first.
09. To physically live in the White House?
This unfortunately is a trick question. While technically this honor might be considered John Adams’, for he and his family took occupancy while the White House was still under construction, officially Thomas Jefferson was the first to occupy the structure during his entire administration.
10. To work in the Oval Office? (The West Wing, where it resides, was a later addition.)
William Howard Taft.
Adams photo, 1843
11. To remarry while in office?
John Tyler
12. To ever have his photograph taken?
This is another trick question. John Quincy Adams was the very first, but it was as a former President. James Buchanan is the first to be photographed IN office.
13. To ever use a telephone in office?
Rutherford B. Hayes. But Calvin Coolidge was the first to actually have a phone at his desk. Hayes made and received his calls at the White House switchboard, before direct lines were established.
F.D. Roosevelt
14. To ever speak on radio?
Woodrow Wilson, predating Franklin Delano Roosevelt's famous weekly "fireside chats".
15. To ever appear on television?
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, during a demonstration of the device during the 1939 World's Fair.
16. To make a coast to coast television broadcast?
Harry S. Truman, on September 4, 1953.
17. To delay delivering the annual State of the Union Address?
Ronald Reagan, because of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.

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