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PostSubject: Re: NYC Trivia!   Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:42 am

Correct! Please post the next question Boca Brats.
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PostSubject: Re: NYC Trivia!   Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:09 pm

While this building is more circular in appearance, it goes by a different shape name. Name the building.

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PostSubject: Re: NYC Trivia!   Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:14 pm

Madison Square Garden?

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PostSubject: Re: NYC Trivia!   Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:17 pm

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Madison Square Garden?

Correct! You may place the next question.
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PostSubject: Re: NYC Trivia!   Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:57 pm

The Leatherhead is a term used for a Firefighter who uses the leather helmet for protection from the hazards we face everyday on the streets.

The Leather Helmet is an international sign of a Firefighter, a symbol that is significant in not only tradition from the early years of firefighting, but one of bravery, integrity, honor and pride. This helmet is a sign of who we are, not what we are.

The New Yorker (invented by a New Yorker...go figure) helmet has remained virtually unchanged through approximately 168 years of faithful and steadfast service. The New Yorker helmet retains the same look and quality that generations after generations of firefighters have relied upon.

They are made of stout tanned Western cowhide, a quarter of an inch thick, reinforced with leather strips which rise like Gothic arches inside the crown. The long duckbill, or beavertail, which sticks out at the rear, is to keep water from running down firemen's necks. Originally, these helmets were sometimes worn backwards so the beavertail would protect its wearer from the intense heat of firefighting.

My question is this...
There is an object on every traditional fire helmet.
It has remained on firemen's helmets in spite of the fact that it has proved, frequently and conclusively, to be a dangerous and expensive indeed. It sticks up in the air, catches in window sashes, and on wires. It is always getting dented, bent and knocked off. Every so often, some realist points out how much safer and cheaper it would be to do away with, but we who live the tradition always refuse.

What is this object?

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PostSubject: Re: NYC Trivia!   Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:59 pm

Your badge?
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PostSubject: Re: NYC Trivia!   Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:02 pm

No.
The leather badge is indeed on the front of the helmet. The object in question actually holds the top of the badge to the helmet itself.

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PostSubject: Re: NYC Trivia!   Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:36 pm

This is a true guess and I'm probably wrong but is it the face mask/face sheild?
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PostSubject: Re: NYC Trivia!   Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:36 pm

Good guess...but that's not it.

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PostSubject: Re: NYC Trivia!   Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:40 pm

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lol! True and absolutely correct. Please post the next question Todd Very Happy

Iceman...I see you are from Sheffield. Have any Def Leppard stories? (I love those guys...seen them a few times)

No, small town, I admit but, didn't have the pleasure of knowing any of them personally. Now as far as your trivia question....

And, I don't have a clue or even a guess for your trivia question. I would have said face protection if Marina didn't already guess it. This one is making me think!
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PostSubject: Re: NYC Trivia!   Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:43 pm

Wild guess - the chin strap?
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PostSubject: Re: NYC Trivia!   Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:44 pm

Not the chin strap.

Another clue:
Around 1825, an unknown sculptor did a commemorative figure for the grave of a volunteer fireman. You can see it in Trinity Churchyard today; it shows the hero issuing from the flames, his trumpet in one hand, a sleeping babe in the other, and on his helmet, this object. Firefighters were not wearing this object at the time; it was a flight of pure fancy on the sculptor's part. But as soon as the firemen saw it, they thought it was a splendid idea and it was widely adopted.

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PostSubject: Re: NYC Trivia!   Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:46 pm

Ok I'll say it "Uncle" Very Happy How about another hint? This one is tough!
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PostSubject: Re: NYC Trivia!   Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:52 pm

Clue is in my above edited post:

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PostSubject: Re: NYC Trivia!   Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:58 pm

Think I got it - an eagle
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PostSubject: Re: NYC Trivia!   Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:06 pm



Nick got it!

It's a Brass Eagle! (a long-standing FD tradition)

On to the next question!

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PostSubject: Re: NYC Trivia!   Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:09 pm

Made us work for that one! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: NYC Trivia!   Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:12 pm

Ok - here's one that will make you think...

Who is Staten Island Chuck?
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PostSubject: Re: NYC Trivia!   Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:26 pm

One of you relations Nick? Wink
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PostSubject: Re: NYC Trivia!   Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:41 pm

Nick Needs To Know wrote:
Ok - here's one that will make you think...

Who is Staten Island Chuck?

Staten Island Chuck is NYC's answer to Puxatony Phil. Chuck is a groundhog who lives at the Staten Island Zoo and give his weather prediction in February.
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PostSubject: Re: NYC Trivia!   Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:42 pm

Now we know why Ajani is an Ivy Leaguer! You are correct - next question please Ajani Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: NYC Trivia!   Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:43 pm

Which ingredients go into a classic New York egg cream?
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PostSubject: Re: NYC Trivia!   Thu Nov 13, 2008 4:16 pm

NY Egg Cream

Chocolate Syrup, Milk and Seltzer
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PostSubject: Re: NYC Trivia!   Thu Nov 13, 2008 4:19 pm

Yep! Next question please Patrick.
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PostSubject: Re: NYC Trivia!   Thu Nov 13, 2008 4:31 pm

There is a restaurant called "21 Club" in Manhattan - it was once one of these during the US Prohibition. What type of an establishment was it?
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