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The magic of number 33

Published November 20. 2010 09:00AM

As we head into Thanksgiving week, here's some data that might have you scratching your head in disbelief. But according to the reader who sent it along, it's accurate. And the 33 miners certainly have plenty to be thankful for.

The 33 miners were found on the 33rd week of the year.

It took 33 days to drill the passage to them.

The date was 10/13/10 which equals 33.

All 33 believe that God was with them the entire time.

Christ was crucified when he was 33.

Now, here's a test for old kids, those of us who grew up but hold on dearly to the memories of our past. The answers are printed below, but don't cheat and peak before you select all the answers.

1. After the Lone Ranger saved the day and rode off into the sunset, the grateful citizens would always ask, "Who was that masked man?" Invariably, someone would answer, "I don't know, but he left this behind." What did he leave behind ____________?

2. When the Beatles first came to the early 1964, we all watched them on The_______________ Show.

3. 'Get your kicks, __________________.'

4. 'The story you are about to see is true. The names have been changed to ___________________.'

5. 'In the jungle, the mighty jungle,________________.'

6. After the Twist, The Mashed Potato, and the Watusi, we 'danced' under a stick that was lowered as low as we could go in a dance called the '_____________.'

7. Nestle's makes the very best _______________.'

8. Satchmo was America's 'Ambassador of Goodwill.' Our parents shared this great jazz trumpet player with us. His name was _________________.

9. What takes a licking and keeps on ticking? _____________.

10. Red Skeleton's hobo character was named__________________ and Red always ended his television show by saying, 'Good Night, and '________________.'

11. Some Americans who protested the Vietnam War did so by burning their______________.

12. The cute little car with the engine in the back and the trunk in the front was called the VW. What other names did it go by?____________ and _______________.

13.In 1971, singer Don MacLean sang a song about, 'the day the music died.' This was a tribute to ___________________.

14. We can remember the first satellite placed into orbit. The Russians did it. It was called ___________________.

15. One of the big fads of the late 50's and early 60's was a large plastic ring that we twirled around our waist. It was called the______________.

16. When Jimmy Durante ended his TV show he always signed off the same way, 'Goodnight ____________, wherever you are.' Who did he wish goodnight to?


1. A Silver Bullet

2. The Ed Sullivan Show

3. On Route 66

4. To protect the innocent

5. The Lion Sleeps Tonight

6. The limbo

7. Chocolate

8. Louis Armstrong

9. A Timex watch

10. Freddy The Freeloader and 'Good Night and God Bless.'

11. Draft cards (Bras were also burned. But not flags, as some have mistakenly guessed)

12. Beetle or Bug

13. Buddy Holly

14. Sputnik

15. Hula-hoop

16. Mrs. Calabash

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