Corkey Trivia Blog

Corkey Trivia: The End of Time

In ancient societies, it was the job of the King to serve as an advocate for their subjects (ie. the regular humans) with the gods who controlled the forces of nature.  Essentially, it was the King’s job to ensure that crops were bountiful and also to manage the generated wealth for the benefit of that society.  In those ancient farming societies, the powers of the sun, the moon [...]

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Corkey Trivia: President Lincoln and Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is unique among American holidays.  Unlike any other holiday, it weaves together our whole nation on that special day with a tradition of giving thanks for blessings we might otherwise overlook.  We all come together to be a part of a group on that day.  Somehow we all know that, on that day, no American should be alone.  At the very least, despite our many differen [...]

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Corkey Trivia: Thor’s Day is mead day in Hawaii

“Monday’s child is fair of face, Tuesday’s child is full of grace, Wednesday’s child is full of woe, Thursday’s child has far to go, Friday’s child is loving and giving, Saturday’s child works hard for a living, but the child that is born on the Sabbath day is bonny and blithe and good and gay.”  This was the Mother Goose nursery rhyme on a scroll mounted in my bedr [...]

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Corkey Trivia: Lord Nelson and the Olympics

The sea battle of Trafalgar 200 years ago was a pivotal point in world history. It prevented Napoleon from winning a decisive victory over England and confirmed British naval supremacy for the next 150 years. In those days, the Emperor Napoleon was trying to conquer as much of the civilized world as possible either for the greater glory of France or to keep the French masses too [...]

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Corkey Trivia: Moonshine & Stock Cars

Stock car racing has grown to be the second most popular professional televised sport in the U.S. Only NFL football has higher T.V. ratings. Its fans are considered the most brand-loyal in all of sports. As a result, Fortune 500 companies sponsor NASCAR more than any other sport. NASCAR is an acronym for the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR). Unlike other sport [...]

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