" You can't appreciate home till you've left it, money till it's spent, your wife till she's joined a woman's club, nor Old Glory till you see it hanging on a broomstick on the shanty of a consul in a foreign town. "
O Henry

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Tiger Woods Is Youngest Golfer to Win Masters Tournament

Eldrick "Tiger" Woods is an American-born golfer who is considered one of the greatest golfers of all time. In 2000, Woods won the US and British opens and PGA Championship, setting or tying several records in the process and becoming the youngest of only 5 golfers to achieve a career Grand Slam. His victory at the Masters in 2001 made him the first golfer to win all 4 major professional championships in a row. In 2005, he won his 10th major championship; how old was he at the time?



Ginger Rogers

Ginger Rogers was an Academy Award-winning American actress, singer, and dancer, who made a total of 73 films during a film career spanning 35 years. She is now principally celebrated for her role as Fred Astaire's romantic interest and dancing partner in a series of ten Hollywood musical films that revolutionized the genre. She was exposed to the theater through her mother, who was a performer, and she became an overnight star at 19 after her appearance in what movie?

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Guy Fawkes

Fawkes was one of the conspirators who attempted to carry out the Gunpowder Plot, a plan to blow up Parliament and assassinate King James I on Nov. 5, 1605. He was primarily responsible for the latter stages of the plan's execution, but he was discovered before its completion, tortured, and executed for treason. Guy Fawkes Night is celebrated annually in England with fireworks and bonfires, on which effigies of the conspirator are burned. What 2006 film draws heavily on the story of Guy Fawkes?

Last updated on Friday, 13th April 2007

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