Hard To Believe #2

A wise man probably once said that trivia is the best way to learn a thing or two about the place you call home. Only three of these facts are true. Lay off Google, and guess the false answer …

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1.) In 2010, mayor Dennis O’Keefe told The Scope, “Sidewalk snow clearing is very important. That is why I hope to enhance it again in 2010. My request to council through Public Works will open the city to walkers, encourage healthy living, and make our streets safer.”

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2.) Ron Hynes always gets his first drink free at The Rose and Thistle, and has for a decade. It’s an unofficial rule among Rose staff. Newbies who’ve charged him for it have been heckled by the whole bar.

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3.) The four stone houses at the base of Signal Hill are known as “The Four Sisters” because the stone mason who built Cabot Tower stole enough extra rock to build those houses for his four daughters.

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4.) In 1930, a man named Varick Frissell filmed the majority of his movie, The Viking, in Quidi Vidi. His dissatisfaction with a debut viewing (at the Nickel Theatre in St. John’s on March 5, 1931) got him killed. Upon seeing the movie, Frissell felt the movie’s scenes weren’t realistic enough, so he took his crew deep into some Labrador ice floes. On March 15, Frissell and more than twenty-five others died in an explosion on the ship.

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CLICK HERE to see which number is a lie.
P.S – The click here link is now working and everything. April Fool’s.

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