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March 18th | Posted In Trivia

Trivia Tuesday!

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Isn’t quizzo the greatest?  Whether you are a New Deck purist who spells it with just one ‘z’, or prefer to win “adult” toys at a round of Kinky Quizzo, you can’t help but to love the thrill of being the only person at your table who can name the state fossil of Pennsylvania‡.

To celebrate my love of quizzo (which is one of the reasons #whyilovephilly), I give you a Philly-focused trivia question every Tuesday.  Answers after the jump.

This week’s trivia question:  It’s no secret that we are big fans of the Pew Charitable Trusts and its subsidary, the Pew Research Center. We pour over all of their reports (ok, all of their reports about millennials or Philadelphia, or both). The Pew family has been pretty good to Philadelphia, and their name is ideal for really awful puns (see above), which I absolutely adore… but who were the Pews?  And where did all that money for their charitable trusts come from?

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Answer:  The sons and daughters of Joseph N. Pew combined their trusts to form the Pew Charitable Trusts in 1948.  Papa Pew made his mint in the oil business, founding the Sun Oil Company.  Sun Oil is better known as Sunoco these days.  Five Pews still serve on the Trusts’ Board of Directors.  Unfortunately, none of them are named Pepé L. Pew. (See what I mean about bad puns?)

‡ the Trilobite.  Why we have a state fossil and how the ancient roly-poly was chosen were mysteries to me, until I read this

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