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    Many, many moons ago I did a "research project"...

    Many, many moons ago I did a "research project" on SI covers from 1955 to about 1990... it was a progressive downhill trail for the # of T&F covers....I sent a letter to the editor to T & F N about...
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    You beat me to it gh. I was going to make the...

    You beat me to it gh. I was going to make the correction from Shutka to Skutka.
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    Rats. If I had been home I would have beat...

    Rats. If I had been home I would have beat bambam to it. The factoid about the rule change made it easy.
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    trivia to clearly end all trivia !

    trivia to clearly end all trivia !
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    I am a total Lefty, whereas most of you are...

    I am a total Lefty, whereas most of you are Righties. To use my left leg as a kick leg and
    my right leg as my plant leg seemed natural to me. Ditto for kicking a football.
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    Back In The Day as a right-foot planting...

    Back In The Day as a right-foot planting straddler, I LOVED it when a meet was in the rain, as it gave me a decided advantage, with all the other guys muddying up the cinders where they all took off !
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    Summer is a season, and so is winter, so I pick...

    Summer is a season, and so is winter, so I pick John Winter, HJ champ in 1948.
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    You do the crime, you do the time.

    You do the crime, you do the time.
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    No brainer imo for the guys... initials are U B .

    No brainer imo for the guys... initials are U B .
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    I would rather this question of "most memorable "...

    I would rather this question of "most memorable " be on a personal level of the Happiest Days, and then also, sadly, the Saddest Days. And we all have both.
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    I was a college junior, age 20. I finished a...

    I was a college junior, age 20. I finished a class at 12:30, and drove to downtown Durham, NC to see some silly movie. There I sat for 2 hours. Upon leaving to drive back to Duke campus, I turned...
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    I don't think they had "rankings" back then, just...

    I don't think they had "rankings" back then, just "lists." If that will suffice someone here can easily pull out the 1967 year end issue and give you the list.
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    Peking to Peiping to Beijing

    Peking to Peiping to Beijing
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    Just saw a scroll on CNN.... down for the season !

    Just saw a scroll on CNN.... down for the season !
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    2nd best line in the movie. # 1, of course is......

    2nd best line in the movie. # 1, of course is...

    " Yahoo !! "
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    i love it !!!

    i love it !!!
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    This story made the national NBC News tonight...

    This story made the national NBC News tonight with Lester Holt.
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    A Stat project for someone here !

    All the talk in the Marathon post suddenly broought in Decathletes, but let's remember:

    As great as these Decathletes are, the Decathlon is ONE event. So my stat project for someone is: take the...
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    I hear "clock" used when you say, for instance...

    I hear "clock" used when you say, for instance talking about a race performance against a rival, " I'm going to clean your clock ! "

    Sadly, I used this phrase talking to a friend of mine, and she...
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    above is true, but the last 4 subsequently got...

    above is true, but the last 4 subsequently got ELECTED as Prez, and had VP's then. Not so the first 3. And Ford got to name one, just like he himself had been named !
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    then 3 more....

    then 3 more....
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    Absolutely correct bad hammy. He ran and lost ...

    Absolutely correct bad hammy. He ran and lost with James Cox in 1920.
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    In 1836 John Tyler was a losing 3rd party VP...

    In 1836 John Tyler was a losing 3rd party VP candidate. 4 years later he was a winning candidate for VP and became Prez 30 days later when WH Harrison died.
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    Losing Vice Presidential Candidate Trivia

    If you want to be President, don't run for Vice President... and then lose, and often be forgotten.
    Only one major party VP candidate ever lost, and then became President . Who was he ?
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    Whenever I type a small a, I inevitably hit Caps...

    Whenever I type a small a, I inevitably hit Caps Lock instead ( pinkie too far left ! ) , and then type a flurry of capitals that have to then be erased.
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