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Who invented jigsaw puzzles and what were they made for? When did this happen? What was this person's dogs name? How many fleas were on the dog? What was the fleas name , rank, and serial number? How many dependants of the fleas had to seek public assistance? Which flea dependant gradulated 2nd. in his class, at The Flea College for Modern Flea Knowledge, 1988? These questions are for those people who want to use search engines aganist me, go for it! ! !

-- mitch hearn (moopups@citlink.net), December 12, 2001


Someone with way too much time on their hands invented the jigsaw puzzle, dogs name was, of course, Jigs! Mitch you are too funny!!!

-- Melissa (me@home.net), December 12, 2001.

Mitch: I won't even ttempt to answer your stumper since you think people who use serch engines are dumb...So you can go back to using your brainy stumpers...Radar

-- Robert (snuffy@1st.net), December 12, 2001.

I don't think that Mitch has any bad feelings about anyone's intelligence if they use a search engine. The origianl intent of the stumpers was to make people think, and to encourage a FUN atmosphere on the forum. He does spend a great deal of time looking for questions and answers and he has requested that people not use search engines except as a "last" resort. Using a search engine really does take all the fun out of it!

-- Melissa (me@home.net), December 12, 2001.

Sometime in the late 1700's, John Spilsbury invented the jigsaw puzzle by putting a map on a board and cutting it out along geographical lines. This was used as a teaching tool, to teach kids about geography.

(Learned while doing homeschooling research on maps and geography.)

-- Cheryl in KS (cherylmccoy@rocketmail.com), December 12, 2001.

That answer Cheryl is close enough, Melissa, Jigs was the indoor dog; I was refering to Maxus, the whippet, the out side dog; CAT- astrophe jumped up and knocked over my glass of iced tea on to the list of info for the fleas, I will need to reresearch that info.....

New question; The FDA has requirements to the flow of any produce labeled ketchup (or its other spellings) which states: it cannot flow more than __ cm. within __ seconds at __ degrees C.?

-- mitch hearn (moopups@citlink.net), December 12, 2001.

I'm guessing 20 degrees C. as that is what is considered room temperature. Still need to work on the other figures. Polly

-- (jserg45@hotmail.com), December 12, 2001.

The 20 degrees C. is correct.

-- mitch hearn (moopups@citlink.net), December 12, 2001.

That's a good question, Mitch! No idea here. In this house, if it's red and close to a pile of french fries, my kids couldn't care less - they're happy! :-)

-- Cheryl in KS (cherylmccoy@rocketmail.com), December 12, 2001.

Is flow defined as the flow out of an upturned bottle or as how far a blob on your plate would spread? Polly

-- (jserg45@hotmail.com), December 12, 2001.

The page where I got the question won't come up, there was a named standard test, I assume it was for a standard amount released on a flat surface.

-- mitch hearn (moopups@citlink.net), December 12, 2001.

There are other requirements also in that there must be tomatos, sugar, vinegar, salt, all with in specific amount ratios. I like mine with a very heavy dose of black pepper for dipping fries. Some one on another forum suggested making a B B Q sauce by adding 1 part Coke to two parts ketchup, that person must be a bit epicourious.~

-- mitch hearn (moopups@citlink.net), December 12, 2001.

The missing numbers are 14 cm. within 30 seconds at 20 degrees C.

-- mitch hearn (moopups@citlink.net), December 13, 2001.

Mitch, I have to have coffee thicker than that to get me going in the morning :) I have to convert everything back to English units to get a perspective on things. That ketchup flows then, 5.5 inches in 30 seconds, not going to stay on my fries for long. Polly

-- (jserg45@hotmail.com), December 14, 2001.

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