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Summer Fun Trivia Quiz

Updated on August 23, 2017

Summer Fun Trivia Questions and Answers

Some of my best childhood memories come from summer fun activities. It seems that my childhood summers were spent swimming, playing baseball, and just hanging out with my friends. My family camped a lot when I was younger and then when I was older we had a boat and spent a lot of time on the water.

What are some of your favorite childhood summer memories? Come take a walk down memory lane and test your knowledge of summer fun with my fun summer fun trivia quiz.

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Do you have a favorite summer memory?

Do you have a favorite summer memory?

How well do you know your summer fun?

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Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it ~ Russell Baker

Summer Fun Trivia Facts - Part 1

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  • The first bathing suit worn in Greece in 350 BC. Later, togas were worn when swimming and bathing reached the heights of its popularity in the ancient world

  • The Chinese invented and wore the first pair of sunglasses more than 2,000 years ago.

  • About one-quarter of the world's lemons are grown in the U.S. California is home to the most lemon trees.

  • In 1776, the first ice cream parlor opened in New York City.

  • Naming the birthplace of the American hotdog is problematic as Coburg, Frankfort, and Vienna all claim the honor, although in truth the American hotdog is most likely a descendent of the traditional sausage eaten by many Europeans and brought to the U.S.

Ice Cream - The Delicious History

From ice harvesting to gelato, to the origin of the sundae and the ice cream soda, to Baked Alaska and ice cream bombes, this book mixes together everything ice cream for a sweet, breezy blend of food history, personal anecdote and cookbook.

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summer fun trivia questions

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"Busy old fool, unruly Sun...

...Why dost thou thus,

Through windows and through curtains call on us?

Must to thy motions lovers' seasons run?"

~ John Donne

Summer Fun Trivia Facts - Part 2

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  • Did you know that 98 percent of American households buy ice cream each year.

  • In the 4th century the first two-piece bathing suit was featured. In the18th century lead weights were sewn into the hems of bathing suits

  • In 1939, King George IV partook of hot dogs and beer with President Franklin D. Roosevelt at the White House

  • Scientific experiments have established that on average a single scoop ice cream cone takes 50 licks to eat.

  • 10. In 1896, the first modern Summer Olympics was held, the first marathon was run, and Athens, Greece, hosted the Summer Olympics as it did again in 1906 and 2004.

Contested Waters - A Social History of Swimming Pools in America

The first public swimming pools in the United States were "large community bath tubs"—indoors, relatively small, and intended to encourage good hygiene among the poor. By the nineteen-twenties, pools had become elaborate "public amusements," accommodating thousands. Wiltse’s history argues that, at every turn, these sites of "intimate and prolonged contact" between swimmers of different races, genders, and social classes stirred intense conflict. The book is most incisive in its discussion of swimming pools as what one editorialist called "one of the touchiest problems in race relations." Between the wars, swimming pools began to mix the genders, but African-Americans were gradually excluded from the "sexually charged" spaces. In the fifties and sixties, as civil-rights activists persevered in the courts, many cities chose to close municipal pools rather than integrate them.

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Summer’s lease hath all too short a date ~ William Shakespeare

Summer Fun Trivia Facts - Part 3

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  • These Summer Olympics were cancelled: 1916 in Berlin, 1940 in Tokyo, and 1944 in London. The 1980 games planned for Moscow, as were the 1984 Los Angeles games, were heavily boycotted, but not cancelled.

  • Although lemonade may be a popular summer drink, not everyone is aware that it is also the citrus fruit with the most uses. In addition to cooking and drinking, lemon juice is used for perfume and medical purposes as well as a cleaning agent. However, lemon juice is still the most popular use. About one-third of California lemon production is used for juice or concentrates.

  • Once upon a time, American men were required to wear a skirt with their bathing suit. According to the "Bathing Suit Regulations" published May 17, 1917, men's suits had to be worn with a skirt or have at least a skirt effect. The skirt had to be worn outside of the trunks.

  • The average American consumes a yearly average of 23.2 quarts of ice cream, ice milk, sherbet, ices, and other frozen dairy products.

  • According to meteorologists, summer extends for the whole months of June, July, and August in the northern hemisphere and the whole months of December, January, and February in the southern hemisphere. However, most calendars note that summer begins with the summer solstice (on or around June 21) and ends with the Autumnal Equinox (Sept. 22 or 23).

Hot Dog - A Global History

n this slim and highly readable study, food historian Kraig (Cuisines of Hidden Mexico) produces arguably the definitive work on one of America's classic foods. From the first evidence of processed meat in the Upper Paleolithic (some 20,000 years ago), Kraig traces the gilded ancestry of the lowly hot dog, finding it interwoven into cultures around the world. Ingredients differ from country to country, as do toppings: in Montreal, a hot dog isn't fully dressed until it's doused in an herb-laced tomato sauce; Venezuelans and Columbians prefer onions, mustard and crushed potato chips. Kraig's attention is focused largely on the United States, where the hand-held delicacy is firmly embedded in the national palate. An impressive inventory of regional variations showcase the food's versatility, and stories of industry giants like Oscar Meyer and the evolution of all-important casings make for entertaining reading and retelling, especially over the grill with tongs in hand.

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What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance ~ Jane Austen

Summer Fun Trivia Facts - Part 4

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  • During the 1960s three successive Summer Olympics produced a boxing gold medalist who went on to win the professional heavyweight title. The games were 1960 (Rome), 1964 (Tokyo), and 1968 (Mexico City) and the boxers were Cassius Clay (who later changed his name to Muhammad Ali), Joe Frazier, and George Foreman, respectively.

  • The favored ice cream topping is chocolate syrup.

  • If you need help with your hot dog etiquette then you should consult the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council's rules of Hot Dog Etiquette which includes such rules as: Don't put the hot dog toppings between the hot dog and the bun. Always "dress the dog," not the bun; Don't use a cloth napkin to wipe your mouth when eating a hot dog. Paper is always preferable; Do eat a hot dog on a bun with your hands. Utensils should not touch hot dogs on buns; Don't take more than five bites to finish a hot dog. For foot-long wieners, seven bites are acceptable; and All condiments remaining on the fingers after the hot dog is eaten should be licked away, not washed.

  • During the 18th century, ladies went so far as to sew lead weights into the hems of their bathing gowns. Black stockings and a ruffled cap or straw hat completed the fashionable sewing costume in the 1880s. Men started wearing rubber or synthetic bathing suits in the 1950s

  • Midsummer Eve is also known as Saint John's Eve because it is the night before the festival of the nativity of John the Baptist. Throughout Europe peasants often celebrated this night by lighting fires in streets and marketplaces. Although the fires were often blessed by priests, the celebration was generally conducted by the laity. Midsummer eve celebrations were a continuance of the Teutonic pagan festivals and fertility rites associated with agriculture at the time of the summer solstice.

Of Sugar and Snow - A History of Ice Cream Making

Before Quinzio can address ice cream’s the history of ice cream, she must first debunk a number of widespread myths. Neither Nero nor Marco Polo nor Catherine de Medici nor England’s Charles I had anything to do with introducing ice cream to Europe. Ice cream’s history began when sixteenth-century Europeans discovered the freezing effects of mixing ice with salt and applied it first to wine. Although medical opinion of the time disapproved, the technique caught on and spread across the continent. By the seventeenth century, recipes for “icy creams” appeared in England. Americans took to ice cream with a vengeance, and the invention of mechanical refrigeration made the treat available to everyone at any time. Quinzio masterfully documents ice cream’s modern evolution from tablets for the home icebox through the vast array of flavors offered by industrial ice-cream production.

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"The day of the sun is like the day of a king.

It is a promenade in the morning, a sitting on the throne at noon, a pageant in the evening."

~ Wallace Stevens

Summer Fun Trivia Facts - Part 5

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summer trivia questions

  • A lemon tree bears about 3,000 lemons each year . Now that's a lot of lemonade!

  • Dolly Madison created a sensation when she served ice cream as a dessert in the White House during an inaugural ball in 1812.

  • While you might think kids ages 2-12 eat the most ice cream apparently older adults (ages 45 and up) eat just as much!

  • The average person eats 60 hotdogs a year. In fact, during the average summer festival in America, 5 tons of hotdogs, 20 gallons of mustard, 930 pounds of onions, 125 gallons pickles, 40 gallons of ketchup, and more than 3,000 rolls are consumed.

  • The three American cities with the highest per capita consumption of ice cream are: Portland, Oregon; Seattle, Washington; and St. Louis, Missouri.

Splash! - A History of Swimwear

In a manner both grandiosely metaphorical and plainly factual, the authors (directors at Manhattan's Fashion Institute of Technology and coauthors g of The Historical Mode ) have taken what many would perceive as a frivolous subject and transformed it into a meaningful commentary on the interplay of culture, society and fashion. So, although Martin and Koda g touch upon the various styles of swimsuits that have appeared over the years--from Jean Patou's proper 1928 two-piece wool suit to Gianfranco Ferre's provocative 1988 sheer, long-sleeve bodysuit--they also interpret the significance of swimwear in relation to "our encounter with the water," to the bather as an ideal of beauty, to the cults of fitness and fashion, to the expression of geographical exoticism and to Hollywood's everchanging notion of what becomes a sex symbol most. The photographs in this oversize volume are g forceful and include stunning work by Helmut Newton, Andre Kertesz, Louise Dahl-Wolfe and Martin Munkacsi, as well as campy pin-ups of movie starlets--Marilyn Monroe, Rita Hayworth, Lana Turner--and Olympic swimming champions.

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      joinyobsn 3 years ago

      Terrific quiz lens!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I think it's funny there is official hot dog etiquette...

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      dudokdudok 4 years ago

      Good fun

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      monarch13 4 years ago

      Fascinating, thank you for sharing!

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      PinkstonePictures 4 years ago from Miami Beach, FL

      You packed a lot in there - very enjoyable and fun facts. Thanks.

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      michellequetua 4 years ago

      enjoy

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      kelvinbierhuizen 4 years ago

      nice

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      suepogson 4 years ago

      I got so many wrongg it was embarrassing! great quiz though!

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      Laura Hofman 4 years ago from Naperville, IL

      What a fun lens! I learned a lot. Thank you...now I'm hungry for some icecream! ; )

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      blestman lm 4 years ago

      This was a lot of fun. I did terrible on the quizzes but thank you anyway :)

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      Sara2901 4 years ago

      Enjoyed this. Thanks

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      ConvenientCalendar 4 years ago

      Fun quiz

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      Mary Collings 4 years ago from Outer Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland

      Great fun - and I learned a lot too. :)

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      Underrated 4 years ago

      I had real fun doing this trivia

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      mrdata 4 years ago

      very interesting questions! Thanks!

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      BarryBuzza 5 years ago

      thanks

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      Birthday Wishes 5 years ago from Here

      Very nice quiz! I would love to do some more...

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      RamondaWillis 5 years ago

      That was loads of fun, thank you!

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      Squidpress 5 years ago

      nice to see you doing so well on squidoo. keep up the great lenses!

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      EpicFarms 5 years ago

      Neat lens; I totally tanked (but it was fun! :o)

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      Joy Neasley 5 years ago from Nashville, TN

      Fun quizzes. I'm ready for some lemonade now...LOL!

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      Sarah Switalski 5 years ago from Iowa

      Super fun lens! I did horribly but I learned a lot :)

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      GracoNautilus3-in-1CarSeat 5 years ago

      Great lens, great quiz...:) i like it...visit my lens and thank you...

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      eccles1 5 years ago

      My brain hurts now ! Had fun

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      Srena44 5 years ago

      great lens...

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      santadelcobre 5 years ago

      Loved your lens rwoman!

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      MJ Martin aka Ruby H Rose 5 years ago from Washington State

      Now I got a brain freeze! Thanks for a wonderful lens. I love quizzes!

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      pettitjack 5 years ago

      thanks working for a trophy please can you look at my lenses

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      grahamcox lm 5 years ago

      Fun lens - didn't do too well on the quizzes though! Still, you learn something new every day and all that.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      I came back to sprinkle this with a little angel dust.

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      TheBeautifulLife 5 years ago

      Super lense:).. Great job my squidoo friend:)

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      Paladier 5 years ago

      Great job!

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      Cara 5 years ago

      A fun lens, hopefully some facts will remain with me.

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      Vita Activate 5 years ago

      Quizzes!

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      Andrej977 LM 5 years ago

      Too hard for me. Nice lens. Thank you for share!

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      Stanley Green 5 years ago from Czech Republic

      Pretty hard...didn't expect such high level :)

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      Johanna Eisler 5 years ago

      I kinda thought these quizzes would be a snap - wrong! Thanks so much for the fun!

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      Michey LM 5 years ago

      Unpredictable and hard... I expect to do better but I didn't. Thanks for the fun

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Fun lens!

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      kevkev227 lm 5 years ago

      This was a lot of fun...thanks for sharing :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Interesting summer funy lens.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      coo lens

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      JanezKranjski 5 years ago

      This was terrible. Apparently I know nothing about summer, that I love so much. :)

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      Timsmansmall 5 years ago

      Wonderful and interesting lens.

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      Hawaiitom 5 years ago

      Wow! I learned a lot!

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      Christine Larsen 5 years ago from South Australia

      Just goes to show that we Downunder have much to learn from you Upover!

      Thanks for a bit of heart and mood lifting.

      Christine (smiling through the embarrassment!)

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      ievajansone20 5 years ago

      This was fun! :)

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      SailingPassion LM 5 years ago

      Learning a lot on here :-)

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      Gloria Freeman 5 years ago from Alabama USA

      Great fun, I learn a lot.

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      supersiva 5 years ago

      Had Summer fun throughout the quiz ....

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      themeaparty 5 years ago

      Does anyone remember Spud? You throw the ball up in the air, yell the letters for "spud" and everybody runs...after you catch the ball you throw it at someone...simple, effective fun :)

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      BobBlackUK 5 years ago

      Great quiz. I got about half right, WITHOUT cheating. Thanks.

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      BowWowBear 5 years ago

      Always an interesting quiz. Thanks for providing it!

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      Oosquid 5 years ago

      An enjoyable quiz, thank you for making it. Roll on Summer :0)

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      Millionairemomma 5 years ago

      Thank you for the points! It made my summer fun.

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      ottnepal 5 years ago

      Enjoyed your lens very much

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      rallo-smith 5 years ago

      That was fun!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Wonderful summer trivia!

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      curtmaxwall 5 years ago

      A great summer lens. The trivia was tough to answer.

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      Itaya Lightbourne 5 years ago from Topeka, KS

      Very fun quizzes! :)

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      Psycho Free Zone 5 years ago from USA

      Fun lens - I LOVE summer!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great lens ... even though I did horrible on all the quizzes but one.

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      TeacherSerenia 5 years ago

      Very interesting quizzes, thanks. Even if I did have to peek at the answers first.

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      sandi_x 5 years ago

      Funny, nice lens

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      IMKZRNU2 5 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      Very fun Summer lens! I love quizzes......Thanks for sharing.

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      InSearchOf LM 5 years ago

      Enjoyed the quizzes. You put a lot of work into them. Great job.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great quizzes, even though I did terrible.

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      smsr0100451 5 years ago

      Have fun in summer.

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      ahrendi 5 years ago

      This is quite a challenging quiz but I still had fun and learned a lot.

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      YogaAngel 5 years ago

      Fun!

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      PaigSr 5 years ago from State of Confussion

      It doesn't matter which season it is. What matters is that it was fun and worth the time spent. Thanks.

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      sibian 5 years ago

      Much harder than I would have thought.

      Great lens nevertheless.

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      Thanks for the summer fun.

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      travelerme 5 years ago

      wow what quizzes.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This was fun, I didn't do so well...but it was fun!

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      jazziyarbrough 5 years ago

      I had a good time with this quiz, thanks for sharing

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      NeverTooLate2012 5 years ago

      Very fun lens :)

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      RCGraphicsDesign 5 years ago

      What a fun lens - thank you. Had a great visit.

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      DecoratingMom411 5 years ago

      I need more ice cream. These are fun quizzes to take, informative too.

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      nyclittleitaly 5 years ago

      Great quizzes. thank you

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      sojourner-1 5 years ago

      I think I need to eat less ice-cream and hotdogs and study more...fun lens!!

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      LiftingTheClouds 5 years ago

      Great fun. Many thanks.

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      jlshernandez 5 years ago

      Enjoyed the pics and the fun facts, but failed miserably in the quizzes.

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      lensesbyjames 5 years ago

      This was a great lens thanks.

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      mistyblue75605 lm 5 years ago

      :)

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      Angela F 5 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Geez - I need to study summer fun more! Thanks for the quizzes

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      wcjohnston 5 years ago

      thanks for the quiz, I didn't to good; try my squidoo quiz the-worlds-easiest-quiz

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      I had fun. Thanks!

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      RuralFloridaLiving 5 years ago

      Thanks! This was fun!

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      stargoldteam12 5 years ago

      great like it do more. .

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great quiz.

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      SellClean 5 years ago

      I just kept saying to myself "I did not know that!" Thanks!

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      Little Linda Pinda 5 years ago from Florida

      You really worked hard on this. Huge investment of time. Thank you.

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      travelerme 5 years ago

      nice quiz

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      bagskartIndia LM 5 years ago

      Cool Quiz....

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      Stacy Birch 5 years ago

      Nice quiz.

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      candidaabrahamson 5 years ago

      That was a terrifically fun lens--great quizzes and wonderful information. Makes me long for summer.

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      Tamara14 5 years ago

      That was fun :)

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      Elyn MacInnis 5 years ago from Shanghai, China

      This was totally fun - and I learned a lot.

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      Harriet 5 years ago from Indiana

      What fun!