Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 25 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
silversmith and dentist. French-descended Revere made silver utensils, performed primitive dentistry(Benet's A Tooth For Paul Revere is based on this)and even etched prints of the Boston Massacre! The copper company bearing his name was a giant in New Bedford, where the famous billboard with the galloping neon Revere has been restored.
Next to Fanueil Hall. Both the Hall and the Market are popular tourist spots.
Oliver Wendell Holmes. A physician and essayist as well as poet, Holmes' 'Old Ironsides' roused public support for the legendary warship, which survives today as the USA's oldest active battle vessel (the Lowells are, of course, Boston's poetic dynasty).
ducks. Robert McClosky's famed 'Make Way For Ducklings' inspired the bronze sculptures of a mother duck and her brood in Boston Commons.
Wagner's Lohengrin. Lohengrin concerned enchanted swans, thus inspiring one of Boston's most recognizable symbols.
Charles Bulfinch's Eagle. Built to commemorate the beacon that gave Beacon Hill its name, it is also known as the logo of Boston's world-famed Little, Brown and Co.
a teapot. Once advertising a tea company, it's a Boston landmark to the present, still there in the Sears Crescent--very appropriate to where the world's best-known 'tea party' took place!
Babe Ruth. 'The Curse Of The Bambino' - a legend to this day!
The 54th of Massachusetts. If you saw 1989's Glory, it was about the 54th, America's first all-Negro regiment, led by Col. Robert Shaw. Augustus Saint-Gaudens did the still-standing monument and Robert Lowell's 'For The Union Dead' is about it.
The State House. The renowned 'Sacred Cod' in the Legislative Room, symbolizing the State's early fishing industry.
bean and the cod. All the others are there too, but the right answer refers to an old toast about the Bay State capital.
|What event is held annually on Boston's City Hall Plaza to raise money for the Jimmy Fund (a cancer research charity), while giving attendees the opportunity to sample old and not-yet-on-the-market ice cream flavors?||Quirky Facts about Boston
The Scooper Bowl. The Scooper Bowl is a taste-a-thon of leading ice cream makers from across the country. Held every June to benefit cancer research at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, attendees pay a small fee to sample a variety of ice cream - from old favorites to new unreleased flavors!
|What local ice cream shop got its start in Post Office Square and now serves "Big Dig" flavored ice cream all over the state of Massachusetts?||Quirky Facts about Boston
Brigham's. This red, white, and blue ice cream parlor has been a mainstay in the Boston area. Brigham's was started in 1914 in Post Office Square and was originally part of the Durand Company. In 1924, the flagship Brigham's store opened in Newton Highlands.
|What Boston Bruins player was gifted with the old Boston Garden penalty box, when construction on the new Boston Garden began?||Quirky Facts about Boston
Terry O'Reilly. Due to the amount of time he spent in the penalty box, the Bruins organization decided to give Terry his "home away from home". The old penalty box is now on display at the Boston Sports Museum.
The Running of the Brides. The original Filene's Basement in Downtown Crossing was home to the annual "Running of the Brides", where brides-to-be had the chance to grab designer gowns at bargain basement prices. The event made Bruins' hockey practice look like a piece of cake!
Bruce Springsteen. Zakim, a well-known civil rights activist, was introduced to Springsteen in the last year of his life. After a concert, one of Springsteen's managers brought Zakim backstage and introduced him to Bruce by saying, "This is a guy who's out there on the front lines doing what you sing about, his name's Lenny Zakim."
|What was the name of Boston's highway reconstruction project that involved "burying" the major routes through the city?||Quirky Facts about Boston
The Big Dig. The seemingly endless construction project wreaked havoc on commuters, went way over budget, and is now the source of much fodder for the locals.
The North End. The North End is primarily known as the "Italian" section of the city. It's loaded with exceptional restaurants and is rich with history.