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New Orleans Nostalgia - Ponchartrain Beach
By Stephen Austen
Price: $1.04 USD. Words: 3,290. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
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In 1928, when Harry Batt, Sr. opened Ponchartrain Beach, a New Orleans dynasty was born. Until it was shuttered for good in 1983, “The Beach” captured the imagination of generations. But now, in the mid-1950’s, while Walt Disney was just embarking on his vision of family entertainment, Harry had it all down pat at a long time ago. . . Enjoy a stroll down memory lane to a simpler time. . .
Quick Quirk Quiz - Words & Phrases
By Janet Spencer - Trivia Queen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,820. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Words are worth their weight in wonder, and the dictionary is full of discoveries. Can you guess these 28 common words and phrases after hearing their history? A “quirk” is defined as “an unexpected twist.” What could be more interesting than a twist in the plot of a story? Quick Quirks first tell a short story- a true tale- and then ask a question. The answer to the question is the quirk!
Quick Quirk Quiz - Things In the Bathroom
By Janet Spencer - Trivia Queen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,920. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
The stuff you store in your bathroom didn’t get their by accident. Long before you bought it, brought it home, and crammed it into your medicine chest, someone was wondering… experimenting… discovering… manufacturing… and marketing. Here are 28 tales behind the things you use when you’re in the bathroom. Can you guess the product after hearing the story behind its invention?
Quick Quirk Quiz - Sweet Tooth
By Janet Spencer - Trivia Queen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,840. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Next time you’re hungry for something sweet, consider that behind every candy bar, there’s a story waiting to be told. These 28 tales reveal the secrets behind the invention of the candies, cakes, ice cream, and other goodies we all love to cram into our mouths. Will you be able to guess which dessert is under discussion when you hear the story of its discovery?
Quick Quirk Quiz - Science & Technology
By Janet Spencer - Trivia Queen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,980. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Test your knowledge of the things that make our lives easier in these 28 true tales behind researchers and their discoveries. Can you match the inventors to their inventions after hearing the story behind their development?
Quick Quirk Quiz - In the Kitchen
By Janet Spencer - Trivia Queen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,070. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Have you ever considered the items that are crammed into your kitchen cupboards and cabinets? Behind every box of cereal, every utensil, and every sauce a story waits to be told. Test your knowledge of common kitchen items with these 28 true tales of culinary origins.
The Quick Quirk Quiz - National Chains & Name Brands
By Janet Spencer - Trivia Queen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,180. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Behind every national chain and name brand lies the story of the people and the circumstances that turned an idea into a readily recognized icon. Try your hand at matching these 28 stories to the names that make America great.
The Quick Quirk Quiz - Names of Drinks
By Janet Spencer - Trivia Queen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,860. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Next time you pour yourself something to drink, whether it’s juice, beer, or a soft drink, take the time to consider how that drink came to be. Here are 28 stories behind the creation of popular drinks. Can you match the drink to its story?
The Quick Quirk Quiz - Dinnertime Edition
By Janet Spencer - Trivia Queen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,020. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
You’ll never look at your dinner plate the same way again after reading the amazing origins behind the things we eat for supper. Your freezer is full of fascinating stories of the men, the women, and the miracles behind the invention of the items you stuff into your microwave and your mouth. 28 tales will whet your appetite for more. Can you match the product to the story of its creation?