Author Archives: Noreen

How The Sport Of Basketball Got Started

Text Version: A Canadian by the name of Dr. James Naismith invented the sport of Basketball. Born on November 6, 1861, Naismith studied physical education in Montreal before moving to Springfield, Massachusetts in the United States. While teaching at the Springfield YMCA in 1891, Naismith was given 14 days to come up with an indoor game to “athletically distract” a […]

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Donald Duck’s Middle Name

Text Version: Donald Duck’s middle name is Fauntleroy. Donald Fauntleroy Duck first appeared in “The Wise Little Hem” in 1934. Over the next 20 years, Donald Duck appeared in over 150 films. Along with films, comic books and T.V. shows, Donald Fauntleroy Duck has played a major role in the Disney Theme parks and is in more Disney Land attractions […]

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A Cricket’s Ears Are On Its Front Legs

Text Version: A cricket’s ears are on its front legs, just below the knees and they have four acoustic inputs. The openings in the crickets exoskeleton that act as ears, lead into chambers inside the legs, which connect to either side of the cricket, allowing sound to pass completely through the cricket. By facing one way or the other, the […]

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The Sum of All Numbers On A Roulette Wheel

Text Version: One of the earliest descriptions of the casino game roulette was described in the French novel ‘La’ Roulette, Ou Le Jour’, written by Jaques Lablee. Roulette is named after a French diminutive for “little wheel.” As many of you know, players place bets on either, single numbers or a range of numbers, the colors, or whether the number […]

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