Tuesday Trivia

Tuesday Trivia
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Trivia Tuesday – November 13, 2018
What is a “Jack” or “Jack Tar”?
A Jack or Jack Tar is a slang term for Royal Navy sailor.

 

 

 

Trivia Tuesday – November 13, 2018
What does the term “Splice the Mainbrace!” mean?

Have a drink of course!

 

 

Trivia Tuesday – November 6, 2018
What was the phrase used to announce the daily rum ration aboard ship?

Up Spirits!

 

Trivia Tuesday – October 30, 2018
Where does Pusser’s
Gunpowder Proof Rum get its name?

To shut down claims of watered down rum, the Pusser would take a bit of gunpowder and pour some rum over it. He would then attempt to ignite the mix. If the gunpowder ignited, the rum as “at proof,” hence the name Gunpowder Proof Rum.

Trivia Tuesday – October 23, 2018
What is known to be the “first ever cocktail”?

The Grog is known as the first cocktail to ever exist! A basic Grog contains rum, water, lime, and sugar.

Trivia Tuesday – October 16, 2018
Who commanded the British fleet at the Battle of Trafalgar?

At the Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October, 1805, Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson engaged the combined fleets of Spain and France. Unfortunately, Nelson was mortally wounded and died knowing that victory was his. Legend has it that to preserve his body for the long passage back to England, it was placed into a large cask of Pusser’s Rum. Upon arrival, when the cask was opened, his pickled body was removed, but the Jack Tars had drilled a small hole at the base of the cask through which they drained most of the rum, thereby drinking “Nelson’s Blood.” Since then, the term Nelson’s Blood has become synonymous with Pusser’s Rum, and is still in wide use today.

 

Trivia Tuesday – October 9, 2018
What year did the Battle of Trafalgar take place?

 

At the Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October, 1805, Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson engaged the combined fleets of Spain and France. His flagship was HMS VICTORY. Although outnumbered, he sank or captured 17 of the enemy’s ships to not a single loss of his own. This victory still lives as one of the greatest in the annals of naval warfare.