Saturday, October 12, 2013
Gino body ever asked me that before!
What was the official name of the Niña, one of the three ships that sailed to the Americas with Christopher Columbus in 1492?
The Santa Clara. It was common for ships at the time to have both an official religious name and a nickname, which sometimes was the feminine form of its owner’s name. That was the case with the Santa Clara, whose owner was Juan Niño of Moguer. The feminine form of his name is Niña.
LONGEST PORTRAYAL OF A SINGLE ROLE (IN PRIME TIME):
Starring as Sheriff Matt Dillon, James Arness is the only cast member who stayed with Gunsmoke for its entire 20-year run.
LONGEST PORTRAYAL OF A SINGLE ROLE (ALL TIME):
Helen Wagner began playing Nancy Hughes McClosky on the CBS soap As the World Turns in 1956, and continued playing her for 54 years, until shortly before her death in 2010.
The Jeopardy! “thinking music” is called “Time, for Tony.”