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    reveal's Daily Trivia 4.26.19

    Weekend edition!

    1) What is the third-largest island in Australia?


    2) Whose tombstone features the epitaph "He never killed a man that did not need killing"?


    3) What was the legendary rocker Prince's full name? Answered

    Prince Rogers Nelson. His father, John Nelson, was also a musician, with the stage name Prince Rogers, which inspired Prince’s name.
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    2. Wyatt Earp?

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    1. Tasmania
    3. Prince Roger Nelson
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    Quote Originally Posted by The It's Man View Post
    3. Prince Roger Nelson
    Close enough!

    3) Prince Rogers Nelson. His father, John Nelson, was also a musician, with the stage name Prince Rogers, which inspired Prince’s name.
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    2. Wyatt Earp? I don't even know if he was a real person. The name just surfaced, so there you have it.
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    I can't remember 2's name, he wasn't particularly famous, but he's the same guy that responded to the question "Why did you sit down to eat with a man you knew wanted to kill you" with "I didn't want to send him to hell on an empty stomach".
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    Since I've discovered that it wasn't Wyatt Earp, I'm going with little glimmers of names I heard from my childhood.

    This one, Bat Masterson, has to have been made up by some Hollywood screenwriter. But I'll try that one next.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiningbrow View Post
    Since I've discovered that it wasn't Wyatt Earp, I'm going with little glimmers of names I heard from my childhood.

    This one, Bat Masterson, has to have been made up by some Hollywood screenwriter. But I'll try that one next.
    No, Bat Masterson was a real person.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat_Masterson

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    I found that out after I posted.

    These names arise in my head in response to the inquiries and I'd forgotten all about them. The guy isn't the one with the tombstone epitaph in the question, though. Masterson went into other fields, including journalism, later in life. He was quite the entrepreneur. There were tv westerns on when I was a small child. My parents must have watched them. I also remember Maverick and Gunsmoke. I think the sheriff, Marshall Dillon, was probably a fictional character, like Miss Kitty. I haven't a clue about the epitaph, so I'm curious now, not just about the epitaph, but about why westerns were so popular on tv in the 1960's. I have a Time Life Old West series that my grandfather left me. There's a book called, The Gunfighters, that probably has the answer, but I won't look it up until we hear from reveal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiningbrow View Post
    I have a Time Life Old West series that my grandfather left me. There's a book called, The Gunfighters, that probably has the answer, but I won't look it up until we hear from reveal.
    I remember the ads for that series, from decades ago.

    "...John Wesley Hardin -- a man so mean he once shot a man for snoring."

    So, not him. What about Judge Roy Bean, "the hanging judge?" No, he sounds like he was pretty free with his killing as well.
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    1) Kangaroo Island. As the name suggests, the island is home to a kangaroo population, as well as other wildlife, like koalas, sea lions, and wallabies.

    2) Clay Allison, a notorious American Old West gunfighter who was killed in 1887 when a wagon wheel ran over his head.
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