RANDOM TIDS & BITS- Thurs 9/05/19 –

“Polio Board Games, “Allisions”and County-Free”

The board game Candy Land was invented in a polio ward during an epidemic in the 1940s to give quarantined kids a distraction.

The word “collision” is only supposed to be used when two moving objects hit each other.  When one moving object hits something standing still, that’s called an “allision.”

There are 41 independent cities in the U.S., which means they aren’t part of a county.  Thirty-eight of them are in Virginia.  The other three are Baltimore, Maryland . . . St. Louis, Missouri . . . and Carson City, Nevada.