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|A person who loves to explore the sea (or ocean)
will likely know what the acronym SCUBA stands for…
A scientist or doctor certainly knows what the acronym LASER stands for…
Do you? Answer
A librarian will quickly tell you what the acronym DDC stands for…
Do you know what those 3 letters mean?
A sharp police detective will know these abbreviations: v.s., wtn., and a.k.a.
What do you think they represent?
Which nation proudly flies this flag?
Definition of the word REBUS according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary:
A representation of words or syllables by pictures of objects or by symbols
whose names resemble the intended words or syllables in sound; also:
a riddle made up of such pictures or symbols
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|It was an especially hot and dusty evening when I arrived at my hotel room in Cairo, Egypt. I eagerly unlocked the door and found to my surprise, a small manila envelope placed at the foot of my bed. A brief note hastily scrawled on the personal stationery of Professor Thaddeus Clipperton asked me to join him. A map with strict instructions to follow was also provided. I had been attending a series of seminars given by Professor Clipperton that week at The Egyptian Antiquities Museum, and we were colleagues of long standing. At first light I arranged for a taxi to take me to the loading dock.
There I boarded a ship and sailed down the Nile amid some truly fantastic scenery.
At Shendi, Sudan, located at 16.46 degrees North Latitude I left the ship and
joined an entourage of a dozen well equipped jeeps. The trip was a long and arduous one, and I kept a daily journal highlighting key events. My companions and I entered and exited 2 countries on our trip west, and then we entered a third.
The dry wind of the harmattan was blowing wild as we paralleled the Niger River to our final destination… an ancient city of great culture and spirituality.
My friend and colleague greeted me with a smile and a beverage, and excitedly ushered me to see some half buried monuments.
Can you tell me in which country and at what city my journey ended?
Helpful Tip: If you want, keep an atlas, world map, or world globe handy!
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Notice: The travel accounts expressed in "Mystery Trip" are that of pure fiction and are the brainchild of Ken Havelock
I am a Scot, and I was born on March 13th,1813. By 1840 I completed mycourse of study in medicine…I am also a missionary. I lived 30 years of my life in Africa, and explored nearly a third of this fascinating continent. I am the first white man to see the mighty falls I named for my Queen (Victoria).On November 10th, 1871 in the village of Ujiji (located on the east side of Lake Tanganyika), I met a New York Herald Tribune reporter by the name of Henry Stanley. I died on April 30th,1873. As per my request, my heart was buried in Africa, but my body was returned to England and interred in Westminster Abbey.
Who am I?
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|Hint: He is not a Rock (music) star!
*Alexandrite, a rare gemstone, has the amazing ability to “change color!”
It appears green to bluish green in daylight,
but red to purplish red under incandescent light.
*The banana and the tomato are considered to be “berries!”
*The flightless Dodo bird, a relative of the pigeon, is generally thought to have become extinct circa 1681. It once lived on the island of
Mauritius found in the Indian Ocean.
Just for Fun:
How smart is Your Right Foot?
Just try this. It is from an orthopedic surgeon.This will boggle your mind and you will keep trying over and over again to see if you can outsmart your foot, but you can't. It's preprogrammed in your brain!
1. While sitting where you are at your desk in front of your computer,
lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles.
2. Now, while doing this, draw the number '6' in the air with your right hand.
Your foot will change direction!
Was a second cousin of James Madison.
Was the first American to receive the
Nobel Peace Prize.
An avid golfer, had a putting green
installed on the White House lawn.