I saw a show produced for the Weather Channel – originally aired last year. Iceberg Hunters. A couple of brothers from Newfoundland pluck chunks of iceberg ice from the ocean to be used for bottled water, vodka and beer.
Real Ales, Stouts and Porters (like Guinness) are not considered Vegan -- although they are vegetarian. Isinglass is made from the dried air bladders of Russian Sturgeon (that also give us caviar). The British have also created isinglass from Cod.
Isinglass helps to separate the yeast and clarify wine or beer. Isinglass is okay for use in kosher wines since it is completely separated from the actual beverage.
Ichiro has been known by just his given name since 1994 as part of his Japanese Team the Orix Blue Wave. Suzuki is the second most common surname in Japan. Although Ichiro can mean “first born”, the way that his Kanji is written it actually means “brightest, most cheerful” Ichiro is not the oldest son.
Ichiro became the first Japanese position player to play in Major League Baseball in 2001. He was the MVP and Rookie of the Year – he was 27 years old.
He was also selected for the All-star team his rookie year – because MLB allowed Japan to vote for the All Star team.
Iricho is the all-time hits leader for a single season – with 258 hits in 2004 , passing George Sisler.
Ichiro signed a two year deal to play for the New York Yankees in 2013 and 2014 for $13 million.
Ithaca, New York
With 30,000 residents, the smallish city of Ithaca, New York is bigger than DeLand but smaller than Winter Springs.
Ithaca is nestled along the southern shore of Cayuga Lake – the largest of the Finger Lakes. .
Its two hours drive from Rochester, three hours from Buffalo and an hour from Syracuse.
Ithaca is named for an island in Greece. Listed by US News and World Report as one of the Best 10 Places to Retire.
Home of the Moosewood Restaurants, famous for their vegetarian cookbooks.
Ithaca is home for the North America seat of Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama.
Ithaca is most celebrated as a home to a pair of colleges. There are just about as many students at Ithaca College and Cornell University as there are “townies”.
The Ithaca College – home of the Roy Park School of Communications – was founded as a Conversancy of Music in 1892.
Rod Serling taught at Ithaca College and David Boreanz, Jessica Savetch and Karl Ravech graduated from them.
The Ithaca Bombers are apparently a powerhouse in NCAA Division III.
The much larger Ivy League Cornell is a cross town rival. The Private research was founded as a co-educational school in 1865 by Ezra Cornell a NY State Senator and founder of Western Union.
The Beautiful Sage Chapel is next door to the John Olin Library on Cornell’s campus. John Olin is the son of the Franklin Olin who owned Winchester repeating rifle and whose foundation built the Olin Library at Rollins.
Bill Nye the Science Guy, Janet Reno, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, the late C Everett Koop and EB White (of both Charlotte’s Web and Elements of Style) were all graduates.
Carl Sagan, Alex Haley, John Cleese, George Papanikolaou (developer of the Pap Smear) have all been faculty members at Cornell.
Which brings us to the questions.
1) Vladimir Nabokov was a professor of Russian and European Literature at Cornell in the 1950s when he wrote his most famous work. What is this novel titled for the 11 year old step-daughter of the narrator? Her given name was Delores.
2) What band had a Grammy Award winning hit with their song that included the lines “he starts to shake… he starts to cough… just like the old man in the book by Nabakov” The song is “Don’t Stand So Close to Me”
3) What job did Sting (aka Gordon Sumner) have before he found fame with the Police? Beekeeper, Doctor, Policeman, Teacher
4) Who was the school teacher main character in Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow?
5) Washington Irving is partly responsible for the rich etymological history of what professional sports team’s nickname? The New Jersey Devils, The New York Mets, The New York Knicks
The New York Knickerbockers- Irvings wrote about the Dutch inhabitants of the Hudson River valley.
6) Which modern game adopted the first set of “Knickerbocker Rules of Play” in 1845. The rules were written by Alexander Cartwright and contrasted with the “Massachusetts Rules.”
7) Which modern baseball term dates back to these early rules and is based from a term from the game of horseshoes? Foul, Pitch, Strike Pitch – in 1845 rules called for underhand “pitching”
8) The card game Pitch scores 4 possible points most hands. The points are awarded for Game (a combination of card values), the high and low card of declared trump and a point for holding what other face card – if it’s in play? Mr Bradshaw – you should know this one.
9) Who recorded his ballad “Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts” for his 1975 album “Blood on the Tracks”?
10) Bob Dylan’s song “Rainy Day Women #12 and #35” (The one with the chorus “Everybody must get stoned”) was used in the soundtrack to “Sneakers” a 1992 film that starred what 56 year-old actor as a former college computer hacker named Martin Brice and Martin Bishop?
Robert Redford (he was supposed to be 45 years old)
11) In Sneakers, his ex-girlfriend Liz was played by Ithaca New York native Mary McDonnell. Mary played First Lady Marilyn Whitman, in what blockbuster that was the highest-grossing film of 1996? Although released July 2nd, 1996, the Clintons got an explosive sneak preview on July 1st.
Independence Day she died and made Bill Pullman a widower by the end of the movie. How did Jeff Goldblum get the girl?