Sunday, June 04, 2006

June 4: Triple-Threat Day

As the saying goes "good things come in threes" or is it "bad things come in threes"? Well, today two disparate events illustrate both perspectives. First, today is the birthday of King George III(1738-1820), the notorious King of England whose tax policies sparked a rebellion in America. After acknowledging defeat with the Treaty of Paris in 1783, George III began a bout with mental illness that eventually caused him to tranfer his crown to his son Prince George in 1811.

A second "three" event for June 4th is anniversary of one of the greatest playoff games in NBA history. In game five of the 1976 NBA finals at Boston Garden, the Phoenix Suns and the Boston Celitcs battled to a tie in regulation. Finally after three overtimes and several dramatic shots, the Boston Celtics won 128-126. Boston would go on to win the championship in six games. For fans of professional basketball the Boston-Phoenix triple-overtime game is one of the most memoral games in history.

Today's Challenge: Three-Point Shot
For each group of three words below, see if you can determine one word that will go with all three to form a compound. For example, for the three words span, boat, jacket, the word life would form lifespan, lifeboat, and life jacket.

1. hide, boy, bell
2. out, elephant, sauce
3. news, sand, fly
4. scape, walk, beam
5. love, business, chain
6. aid, stand, wagon
7. Latin, skin, iron
8. chime, sock, surf
9. light, stand, hunter
10. storage, turkey, feet

Quote of the Day: There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are. --W. Somerset Maugham

Answers: 1. cow 2. white 3. news 4. moon 5. letter 6. band 7. pig 8. wind 9. head 10. cold

1 comment:

Neel Mehta said...

I got 9.

2. out, elephant, sauce

What's white sauce? I went through the colors (red sauce, blackout) but didn't find a satisfactory match like the others. I guess I think of alfredo as a cream sauce.