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Jake didn’t think he’d become a writer when he was growing up in southern Saskatchewan, Canada, but fate had another idea. After barely squeaking through grade 9 English, by the luck of the draw Jake found himself with the most inspiring literature instructor his small town had ever known, and grade 10 English changed his life! Suddenly, evenings once spent at the hockey rink were spent curled up on the couch with the best of Hemingway, Dickens, and John Grisham. A valedictorian address and English degree at the University of Regina later, Jake is proud to call Heywise his favorite place to pen informative quizzes about all his passion projects. If you’re reading a post and pick up a hint of classic English literature, you’re probably reading something by Jake - especially if you come away feeling like a slightly better person for it.
It may be the most famous string of oversized letters on the planet. We're talking about the Hollywood sign perched on Mount Lee in Hollywood, California. It's a symbol of Southern California's entertainment industry, but the story behind it would make a fascinating movie in its own right. When the sign was first erected in 1923, the letters spelled out 'HOLLYWOODLAND.' The signage was meant to promote a new housing development. Just in case anybody might miss it, 40,000 light bulbs were attached. Although it was initially only supposed to stay there for a year and a half, it was so popular that 'HOLLYWOODLAND' stayed up for more than 25 years. In the 1940s, the letters needed to be refurbished, and it was decided only 'HOLLYWOOD' would remain. By the 1970s, those letters had also fallen into disrepair. In 1978 a public campaign was sparked to fix the sign. A number of celebrities donated money to the cause, including Gene Autry, Alice Cooper, and Hugh Hefner. Today there is a barrier around the sign to prevent trespassers. A motion-detection system also alerts the police if the barrier is breached.
Our personality quizzes are set up a little differently than your basic trivia quiz, but you’ve probably seen their kind around. Rather than having to choose the right answer from a list of multiple choice options, in this case, there is no “right answer”! (Two plus two will always be four, but every Golden Girls character is equally awesome.)
So, stop stressing. Just click on the answer that suits you best, and enjoy the ride. These quizzes are just for fun but who knows – you might just learn something about yourself along the way!
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