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Know it All
December 26, 2006, 12:00 AM Kerry McArdle
The California Zephyr, Texas Eagle and Silver Star are Amtrak trains that travel cross country.

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Meteorologists measure wind speed at the standard level of 33 feet above ground.

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On the sitcom "Happy Days” (1974-1984) Richie Cunningham’s friend Warren "Potsie” Weber got his nickname from his mother, because when he was a kid he liked to make things out of clay.

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In Thailand, elephants are sacred animals.

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"Star Wars” villain Darth Vader was trained by the Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi before he learned the ways of the dark side by Emperor Palpatine.

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The French term à la, as in à la mode, means "in the manner of.”

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Do you know the name of the family that drives cross-country in "National Lampoon’s Vacation” (1983)? Remember where they are going? See answer in tomorrow’s Know It All.


Yesterday’s question: If you were to receive all of the gifts in the song "Twelve Days of Christmas” how many gifts would you have?  Can you name all of the birds that are in the song?

Answer: If you received all of the things in the song you would have 364 gifts. The birds in the song are a partridge, two turtledoves, three French hens, four calling birds, six geese a-laying, and seven swans a-swimming.



Know It All is by Kerry McArdle. It runs every day in the Daily Journal. Questions? Comments? E-mail knowitall@smdailyjournal.com or call 344-5200 x114.


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