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Re: Trivia Questions: increase your knowledge 4 months ago #16818

Who was the first person to be the #1 football draft pick from a Division/Tier II College?


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Re: Trivia Questions: increase your knowledge 4 months ago #16819

Without Googling, I would bet on Terry Bradshaw.

Re: Trivia Questions: increase your knowledge 4 months ago #16820

And local boy Terry Bradshaw would be it.

Another interesting bit of triva about Terry, is that he was a high school javelin throwing star. He set the national record three straight weeks, besting his previous record.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Bradshaw#Early_years


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Re: Trivia Questions: increase your knowledge 1 month, 2 weeks ago #16830

What was the name of the final U.S. Navy battleship to be authorized for construction?


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Re: Trivia Questions: increase your knowledge 1 month, 2 weeks ago #16831

I'm going to guess USS Louisiana, which was in a group of ships authorized in 1943, none of which were built.

Re: Trivia Questions: increase your knowledge 1 month, 2 weeks ago #16832

Yep, it would have been the USS Louisiana

The Montana-class battleships of the United States Navy were planned as successors to the Iowa class, being slower but larger, better armored, and having superior firepower. Five were approved for construction during World War II, but changes in wartime building priorities resulted in their cancellation in favor of the Essex-class aircraft carrier and Iowa class before any Montana-class keels were laid.

Intended armament would have been 12 16-inch (406 mm) Mark 7 guns in four 3-gun turrets, up from the Iowas' three 3-gun 16s. With an increased anti-aircraft capability and thicker armor belt, the Montana class would have been the largest, best-protected, and most heavily armed U.S. battleships ever, the only class to come close to rivaling the Empire of Japan's immense Yamato-class battleships.

Preliminary design work for the Montana class began before the US entry into World War II. The first two vessels were approved by Congress in 1939 following the passage of the Second Vinson Act. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor delayed construction of the Montana class. The success of carrier combat at the Battle of the Coral Sea and, to a greater extent, the Battle of Midway, diminished the value of the battleship. Consequently, the US Navy chose to cancel the Montana class in favor of more urgently needed aircraft carriers, amphibious and anti-submarine vessels.

Because the Iowas were fast enough to escort the new Essex-class aircraft carriers, their orders were retained, making them the last US Navy battleships to be commissioned.

USS Montana (BB-67)

Montana was planned to be the lead ship of the class. She was the third ship to be named in honor of the 41st state, and was assigned to the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Both the earlier battleship, BB-51, and BB-67 were canceled, so Montana is the only one of the (48 at the time) US states never to have had a battleship with a "BB" hull classification completed in its honor.

USS Ohio (BB-68)

Ohio was to be the second Montana-class battleship. She was to be named in honor of the 17th state, and was assigned to the Philadelphia Navy Yard for construction. Ohio would have been the fourth ship to bear that name had she been commissioned.

USS Maine (BB-69)

Maine was to be the third Montana-class battleship. She was to be named in honor of the 23rd state, and was assigned to the New York Navy Yard. Maine would have been the third ship to bear that name had she been commissioned.

USS New Hampshire (BB-70)

New Hampshire was to be the fourth Montana-class battleship, and was to be named in honor of the ninth state. She was assigned to the New York Navy Yard, and would have been the third ship to bear that name had she been commissioned.

USS Louisiana (BB-71)

Louisiana was to be the fifth and final Montana-class battleship. She was to be named in honor of the 18th state and assigned to the Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia. Louisiana would have been the third ship to bear that name had she been commissioned. By hull number, Louisiana was the last American battleship authorized for construction


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Re: Trivia Questions: increase your knowledge 1 month, 2 weeks ago #16833

So now that you know that the USS Louisiana could have been the last U.S. battleship made, had it went into production..... what was the last U.S. battleship that was actually produced?


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Re: Trivia Questions: increase your knowledge 1 month, 1 week ago #16834

USS Missouri

Re: Trivia Questions: increase your knowledge 1 month ago #16835

That's it, the USS Missouri or Mighty Mo.

It's on my bucket list to get over to Pearl Harbor and see her.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Missouri_(BB-63)

The Iowa-class battleships were a class of six fast battleships ordered by the United States Navy in 1939 and 1940 to escort the Fast Carrier Task Forces that would operate in the Pacific Theater of World War II. Four were completed, two more were laid down but canceled in August 1945, at war's end, and both hulls were scrapped in 1958.

Missouri was one of the Iowa-class "fast battleship" designs planned in 1938 by the Preliminary Design Branch at the Bureau of Construction and Repair. She was laid down at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on 6 January 1941, launched on 29 January 1944 and commissioned on 11 June with Captain William Callaghan in command. The ship was the third of the Iowa class, but the fourth and final Iowa-class ship commissioned by the U.S. Navy. The ship was christened at her launching by Mary Margaret Truman, daughter of Harry S. Truman, then a United States Senator from Missouri.

Missouri was the last U.S. battleship to be completed. Wisconsin, the highest-numbered U.S. battleship built, was completed before Missouri; BB-65 to BB-71 were ordered but cancelled.


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Re: Trivia Questions: increase your knowledge 1 month ago #16836

We've all hear the political term red and blue states.

However technically, some states like Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina, and Texas could be considered a purple state. Why would this be?

HINT 1: It's not political but is a legal thing

HINT 2: It is significant to the geocaching and benchmarking hobbies.


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Last Edit: 1 month ago by LSUFan.

Re: Trivia Questions: increase your knowledge 3 weeks, 6 days ago #16837

You win. I found several versions and none match the question.

Re: Trivia Questions: increase your knowledge 3 weeks, 6 days ago #16838

OK, I knew this one would be difficult. It has to do with trespassing laws. These states have it where if you see stuff marked with purple paint,, that means no trespassing. So if you see this while geocaching or benchmarking, you should know that you are trespassing most likely.



While visiting the countryside of Texas, have you ever seen trees and fence posts with unique markings the color purple? It's not backwoods graffiti, it means no trespassing.

"It holds the same weight and the same law violations apply," said Prairie View A&M Extension Agent Ashley Pellerin. "It's no trespassing period."

It started out in Arkansas in 1989 as a way for property owners to notify the public of private land and in 1997, the state of Texas adopted the law.

"The reason the Texas legislature did that is they were trying to keep landowners from constantly having to replace signs," said Jonathan Kennedy, owner of EastTexasLands.com. "In Texas as we know, people like to take target practice at signs so they are having to replace them frequently."

Kennedy says right when it was created, the law was that land owners that used the purple paint also had to put up a sign stating what it meant.

"The funny part to me is that rule expired one year later," he said. "Fast forward to now and still a lot of people don't know what it means but it is still a law."

"To me the color purple means a movie," one Tyler resident admitted. "That's the only thing I know that's the color purple."

The law says the marks are vertical lines at least eight inches long and one inch wide, placed between three and five feet from the ground. They must also be easily visible.

"The no trespassing purple, a lot of people who are color blind, they can actually see the color purple so I believe that's why it was chosen," said Pellerin.

For the people who live in rural areas it's not uncommon to spot, even if you are colorblind.

"I see it a lot," said one Palestine resident. "I'm colorblind but I can still see that color because it is very dark and definitely purple."

Kansas and Missouri also use purple paint, but at least 10 other states use colors from orange to lime green.

"People hunting or fishing without the landowner's consent is a common issue," said Texas Game Warden Brad Clark. "Often they ignore posted signs and purple paint."




More reading:

ijr.com/2016/02/535003-purple-paint-texas/

www.signs.com/blog/state-by-state-guide-...assing-laws-signage/


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Last Edit: 3 weeks, 6 days ago by LSUFan.

Re: Trivia Questions: increase your knowledge 3 weeks, 5 days ago #16839

Ah, the jump from one subject matter to another question. You got me.
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