# Hobbies & Games

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## When Were Troll Dolls Invented?

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Troll dolls were first created in 1959 by a Danish man named Thomas Dam. Trolls are also known as Dam dolls in Denmark, after their inventor.

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• ## Board Games

• #### Q:What Are the Street Names in Monopoly?

A: In the classic Monopoly version from the United States, the street names are named Mediterranean Avenue, Baltic Avenue, Oriental Avenue, Vermont Avenue, Connecticut Avenue, Saint Charles Place, States Avenue, Virginia Avenue, Saint James Place, Tennessee Avenue, New York Avenue, Kentucky Avenue, Indiana Avenue, Illinois Avenue, Atlantic Avenue, Ventnor Avenue, Marvin Gardens, Pacific Avenue, North Carolina Avenue, Pennsylvania Avenue, Park Place, and Boardwalk.
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• #### Q:Can a King Take a Piece in Chess?

A: The king is both the most important and weakest piece in chess. Though it is often best to keep the king out of harm's way, it is within the rules to take opposing pieces with the king.
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• #### Q:How Much Money Do You Get at the Start of Monopoly?

A: Each player receives \$1,500 at the beginning of a game of Monopoly. This money is distributed so that each participant has two \$500 bills, two \$100 bills, two \$50 bills, six \$20 bills, five \$10 bills, five \$5 bills and five \$1 bills.
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• #### Q:What Are the Dots on Dice Called?

A: The dots found on dice are called "pips." Each side of a die has a different number of pips to denote a value from one to six.
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• #### Q:How Can Someone Win Mancala in Only One Turn?

A: There are thousands of Mancala variations, but winning Mancala in a single turn is impossible in most game versions. The best first move is going to be the third hole, which places the last pebble in the Mancala zone. This scores a point and gives the player a second move.
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• #### Q:What Is a Backgammon Set?

A: A backgammon set is a board and accessories used to play the game backgammon. The board often folds up into a case that also holds all the pieces.
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• ## Card Games

• #### Q:What Are the Rules of Cribbage?

A: The object of cribbage is to be the first to score 61 or 121 points. A special board is required to play the game, and it is usually played by either two people or two teams of two in competition.
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• #### Q:What Different Card Suits Are Used All Over the World?

A: In the United States we are accustomed to card suits used on traditional French card decks: hearts, diamonds, clubs and spades. However, when playing cards were given to Europeans by Egyptians, their decks used cups, coins, swords and polo-sticks for their suits. As card games spread over Europe, different suits were adopted.
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• #### Q:How Many Clubs Are in a Deck of Cards?

A: There are 13 clubs in a standard 52-card deck of playing cards. There are also 13 diamonds, 13 hearts and 13 spades.
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• #### Q:How Many Cards Are There in a Tarot Pack?

A: There are 78 cards in a standard tarot pack. There are 22 major arcana cards and 56 minor arcana cards. The minor arcana cards are divided equally among four suits, usually swords, pentacles, wands and cups.
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• #### Q:How Many Aces Are in a Deck of Cards?

A: Each deck of cards contains four aces. There is one ace for each suit: clubs, diamonds, hearts and spades. The ace of clubs and the ace of spades are black, and the ace of diamonds and the ace of hearts are red.
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• #### Q:How Many Face Cards Are in a Deck of 52 Cards?

A: A deck of 52 cards contains 12 face cards. Face cards are those with a king, queen or jack on them. Since there are four suits and each suit contains one of each type of face card, there are four kings, four queens and four jacks in a deck.
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• ## Collecting

• #### Q:Who Makes the Best Pocket Knife?

A: Consensus on the best pocket knife is mixed. However, several manufacturers, such as Spyderco and Benchmade, are well regarded and produce durable knives of high quality.
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• #### Q:Where Can I Sell Precious Moments Dolls?

A: Precious Moments dolls can be bought and sold on a number of online stores. EBay, Sell4Value, GoCollect and iCollectBazaar all offer the ability to sell Precious Moments figurines on their websites.
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• #### Q:Where Can You Find Collectible Cash Registers?

A: Antique collectible cash registers are available for purchase online at AntiqueCashRegisterCollector.com and at RareAntiqueCollectiblesStore.com. AntiqueCashRegisterCollector.com features a wide variety of cash registers in various price ranges. It showcases wooden as well as brass models with serpentine and clamshell inlays.
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• #### Q:Where Do You Find Collectible Dolls?

A: Collectible dolls can be found in specialty physical stores and online. Shopping online is a convenient way to look for dolls, as it allows you to peruse items from all over the world. Collectible dolls often have limited availability, so it may be hard to find the one you are looking for in a local store.
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• #### Q:How Are Dead Butterflies Preserved?

A: Although the technique and method of preservation varies depending on the life stage of the butterfly, preserving a butterfly typically involves placing the specimen in preservative fluids and then storing it in rubbing alcohol to keep its wings moist and relaxed. Pupae are generally first preserved in alcohol, then frozen and mounted on insect pins, while adults may be placed in antiseptic solutions or tight-fitting boxes until they relax enough for proper mounting and display.
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• #### Q:How Do You Identify German Beer Mugs or Steins?

A: Marks found on the bottom of German beer steins help collectors identify the company or artist and date of manufacture. Collectors should also examine the underside of stein handles for marks. The material used to manufacture the stein can also help identify the beer stein's age.
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• ## Contests & Gambling

• #### Q:What Is Mandalay?

A: Mandalay is a city located in north-central Burma and sits along the eastern bank of the Irrawaddy River. It is 350 miles north of the current capital, Rangoon. It is Burma's second largest city and served as its capital from 1857 to 1885.
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• #### Q:What Are Penny Slot Machines?

A: A penny slot machine is a form of gambling machine that uses penny values to determine the number of lines used in the game. They accept paper money and dispense winnings in the form of tickets.
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• #### Q:How Much Money Do You Win When You Hit the Mega Ball Only in the Mega Millions Lottery?

A: If a Mega Millions player matches only the Mega Ball number and gets no other numbers correct, the prize is \$1. Some states offer a Megaplier option (an extra \$1 purchase) that potentially increases this prize to \$5.
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• #### Q:Where Can You Find Last Night's Powerball Numbers?

A: The most reliable place to check the winning numbers for previous Powerball drawings is the official Powerball website. Potential winners can also check their state's official lottery website because states that participate in multi-state lotteries such as Powerball usually publish the winning number online.