Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
A python. He was trying to convince the flight employees that his 13-foot snake, Daphne, was harmless. Despite his efforts, neither he nor his python made it on to the plane.
A fluid emitted from a toad. He was trying to get himself free from being handcuffed to the home entertainment system and ended up falling on the floor with his face in Roger's food dish. Naturally, the South American frog, toad, or whatever, secreted some fluid into Arthur's face, causing him to hallucinate.
Squirt her with a water gun. It was a game he and his friends were playing where Matt had to 'kill' Jenny by squirting her with a water gun.
|What were Eddie and Snake trying to smuggle past the metal detectors at the MIA (Miami International Airport)?||Dave Barry's 'Big Trouble'
A gun. They were also trying to sneak a suitcase supposedly full of money past the detectors as well. Turns out that the suitcase held a bomb instead.
A Kia. He drove a Kia, which his son wanted to borrow in order to go to the mall.
Home entertainment system. The two of them were handcuffed, by criminals, to a home entertainment system.
Roger. He keeps growling angrily at some South American bullfrog that keeps eating his food everyday.
Russian. Their real names are Ivan and Leonid and they are experts at smuggling weapons.
Jolly Jackal. The lights in the 'Jackal' part of the bar sign read 'ACKAL' due to the fact that the one of the lights went out.
In a tree. He's a homeless man who lives in a tree and works at a local bar.
Male dancer. He joined a club for women called 'Thrust' and took the stage name, Buck Lance.
Elizabeth Dole. After coming in contact with fluid from a South American frog, Arthur went delusional and thought his dog, Roger, was Liz Dole.
They were deported to their native country. They were deported to Russia where they opened up a Starbucks.
Jack. He was some kind of cop-wannabe who (while under the influence) thought Matt was going to kill someone.
Kill him. Due to Arthur's illegal money-making actions in his company, Henry and Leonard were hired to kill him.
Puggy. She was the maid for the Herks, who couldn't speak English very well.
The lawyers smoking cigars at the table next to him. He got into an argument with them because their cigar smoke was floating over to their table. One of the four lawyers at the table ended up having to represent him in court at the end of the book.
Journalism. He was fired from journalism when he got mad at his editor and kicked his computer monitor.
Sleep with her. He wanted to sleep with her and start a relationship since his marriage was on the rocks.
Gompers. This one should be obvious, even if you didn't read the book.
The Earth did not crash into the sun. In other words, nothing at all happened.
Whatever you do, don't press the red button. I think this would be a good one, though.
he forgot the ink. "Aren't you supposed to dip the pen in the ink?" the Congress asked him. He was also a lanky, red-haired Virginian, but that isn't the direct reason.
"Dust, Despair and Death: Those were the Days". This false title is actually from "Our Dumb Century", a book published by the satirical newspaper, "The Onion."
Israel. This is one of the major functions of the United Nations. I would not at all be surprised if this was in the real-life UN Charter.
THE HAWLEY-SMOOT TARIFF. Dave Barry just can't stop writing THE HAWLEY-SMOOT TARIFF! I don't believe he knows what it means, but that's okay.
Organize soldiers to make slogans like "Go Brits!". This practice made them vulnerable to the powerful musket-swinging tactics of the Americans. When the Hessians entered the war, this problem became even worse because they wrote in German.
Take Me Out to the Ballgame. This was an "Interesting Historical Footnote." Of course, the real answer should be "The Star-Spangled Banner."
October 8. This makes history much easier. Everything happened on October 8, even July Fourth.
|Just before taking his (perhaps permanent) hiatus from the Miami Herald, Dave wrote one last dog column. What was the topic?||Dave Barry's Dogs
His trouble convincing his wife to get a dog. Fans on the Dave Barry blog pondered the fate of Earnest and Zippy, who must have gone to that Great Kennel in the Sky since they'd have been about 200 dog years old when Dave decided to take a break from writing columns. May Earnest and Zippy live on in the hearts of Dave's readers, and may Dave find new canine companions that bring him as much joy and fun (and as many ideas for columns) as Earnest and Zippy did.
|Dave's dogs needed to be let out in the morning to do their business, as dogs are wont to do. Only one obstacle stood between them and the yard once Dave opened the door. What was this obstacle?||Dave Barry's Dogs
A non-existent patio enclosure. Thanks to Hurricane Andrew, the patio enclosure was "orbiting the earth." Only the patio door remained. Nevertheless, the dogs would stand at the patio door, waiting to be let out, while Dave struggled to turn off the alarm system, which he invariably set off by mistake when opening the back door.