Oh, you wonderful fellow residents of J-Land, you know everything. I made my silly quizzes, such as the entry below this one, filled with little tidbits from my own memory, and the collective memories of all of us together, fills the gaps.
I made lots of errors in my last lines quiz, and people who found them put corrections in the comments section. When I make a statement that I do not remember something, someone else remembers and comments or emails me.
It is really great that our collective memory is so much better than one individual one. That is what makes Wikipedia so fantastic. Here is an encyclopaedia that everyone contributes to. When you have an update or correction to an article in Wikipedia, you enter it, and it become part of the encyclopaedia.
That is how I found the grand Ferris wheel in London. I had looked up the history of Ferris wheels, my last name being Ferris, and found not only the story of the original one in Chicago, but, in an added comment, the fact that the world's largest Ferris wheel was in London. Then I looked that up, and found pictures of it, its construction, and a grand panorama of London, taken from the top of the wheel. I'll bet Britannica nor World Book have not included them.
On the internet I have looked up all kinds of obscure facts that I could not have found in a month's prowling of the local library. I find lyrics of long forgotten songs, facts about bugs, and how snakes mate. I can name the weeds in the garden, stars in the big dipper, and the date of next full moon (October 17).
Hail, internet, Wikipedia, and fellow journallers.
PS I forgot to mention, I start getting comments within MINUTES of posting an entry. Thanks, Sylvia, Deb/