From: St. Louis
The 50 states is easy but I used to be able to name all the capitals too. All the US Presidents but I can't remember the order of them between Jackson and Lincoln. Only about half of them were elected, I think. They kept dropping dead in office. I think I could ID the symbols on the periodic table up to 103 or so and even give the latin or german name where it differs from the english like wolfram, aurum, argentum, ferrium, oops I can't remember tin or mercury, hygro something I think. I used to know. Getting old. Can't remember the at. no. for each any more either, just a few. Pb for lead, I forget that one too. Used to be able to name each Hitchcock movie in order. Same for Kurosawa. I could tell you which of the fat guy's flicks were scored by Bernard Hermann. Can't anymore. That's the trouble with Harry, I guess. I'm not the man who knew too much anymore. He made that one twice, by the way. I've been in all the 48 states except Florida. I think I'll stay out of that one. It's all going to be underwater before long anyway. I've been in most of Canada's provinces too. Went to a Catholic church in Montreal on Sunday once. It was all Latin and French. Didn't understand a word of it. I remember my family was dressed like tourists, shorts and the like. There were some young men hanging around the entrance smoking cigarettes and they were all wearing black suits and ties. They looked at us like 'what the f...?' How do you say that in French?