Ok folks, after working 25 hours out of the last 48, I'm only answering a few questions so make it good. Who wants to go first?...You there!! The one with the magnificent ass, go ahead.....
A Ms. Foxy Cargo from Mt. Prospect Ill. asks....
"Dear Mr. Knowitall: Why is Chicago called The Windy City"?
Dear Foxy Cargo....Chicago is pretty windy(with a 10.3 mph-wind average), but thats
not where the nickname comes from. It comes from the 1893 Chicago World's Columbia Exposition- which was supposed to commemorate the 4ooth anniversary of Columbus's
discovery of the New World, but ended up being used by local polititions to hype Chicago.
So boastful and overblown were the local politico's claims about the exposition and the city,
that a NYC newspaper editor named Charles A. Dana, nicknamed Chicago, "A windy city"..
A Mr. Ben Dover from Cornhole Nebraska asks...
"Dear Mr. Knowitall: When did the 1st motels start appearing"?
Dear Ben...The world's very 1st" motor-hotel", The Milestone Mo-Tel, opened in
San Luis Obispo, Ca. in 1925...And heres a bit of trivia for you.
The Motel 6 is called that because originally all rooms were only 6 bucks..
The Days Inn, used to be called The 8 Days Inn, because all rooms were only 8 bucks...
The Super 8 is called that because....?...You guessed it.....
Please forgive me everybody for such a short session, but I'm very pressed for time here,
I'll see you all tomorrow for HNT....Peace!