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16 In the original (American) version of Monopoly, the properties are named after locations in (or close to) Atlantic City, New Jersey. Hobbies > Games 07/10/08
17 Tulips are grown from bulbs. Hobbies > Gardening 07/10/08
18 In the board game Go, a group needs at least two eyes to live, unless caught in a local stalemate (seki). Hobbies > Games 07/12/08
19 The top four pumpkin producing states in the US are Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania and California. Hobbies > Gardening 07/12/08
20 In the board game shogi (a.k.a. Japanese chess), a lance moves exactly like a rook, but forward only (i.e. not backwards or to the sides). Hobbies > Games 08/11/08
21 In chess, if your opponents pawn moves two spaces, but if it had moved one space you could have captured it with your own pawn, you can still capture it by moving it to the space the opposing pawn would have moved to, had it only moved one space, and removing it. This is called en passant. Hobbies > Games 09/24/08
22 Origami is the ancient Japanese art of paper folding. Hobbies > Crafts 10/07/08
23 A chess player whose Elo rating is between 2000 and 2200 is said to be in the Expert class. Hobbies > Games 10/20/08
24 Crocheted fabric always begins with a slip knot. Hobbies > Crafts 12/13/08
25 In chess, castling is when the king moves two spaces toward a rook and the rook moves to the other side of the king, all in one move. Hobbies 12/22/08
26 The world's first postage stamp, the Penny Black, was released on May 1, 1840. Hobbies > Collecting 01/03/09
27 The world's first Elvis Presley postage stamp was issued by Grenada in 1978. Hobbies > Collecting 01/04/09
28 The world's first triangular postage stamp was issued by the Cape of Good Hope in 1853. Hobbies > Collecting 01/04/09
29 Tatting is a form of needlework that uses a shuttle to make lace. Hobbies > Crafts 01/05/09
30 The first two United States postage stamps were issued on July 1, 1847. They featured George Washington and Benjamin Franklin. Hobbies > Collecting 01/05/09

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