Cold Turkey in Palm Beach

We experienced a little snafu with the here is our Tuesday Trivia.

The autumn temperature has finally dipped and a few nights ago we made it into the 50s in Palm Beach. While a pleasant break from the steamy summer high humidity and heat, it is a wee bit cold!

Can you guess what year posted a record low of 36 degrees in November?

  • 1962
  • 1950
  • 2007
  • 1994

On November 26, 1950 (right around Thanksgiving) the low temperature was recorded at 36 degrees, making for a very COLD turkey day in Palm Beach.

Trivia Tuesday: A Haunted History

As the legends tell, Palm Beach isn’t all pastel pink, with a cocktail by the pool. It has its share of playful poltergeists and spooky spirit sightings too. We think this is a fantastically frightful time to test your knowledge.

Which of the following locations in Palm Beach is not reported to be haunted by ghosts of residents past?

The Economics of Landmarking

We are excited to partner with the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach to offer the Realtor’s Training Symposium. Our members and community will learn about the benefits of landmarking in Palm Beach through this complimentary 3-part virtual lecture.

Scheduled for Thursday, October 21 from 9:30 a.m. until noon, attendees will hear about the policy, procedures and economics of landmarks in our town.

Trivia Tuesday: Teed Off

Aptly named Florida’s Golf Capital®, Palm Beach County is home to more golf courses than any other county in the U.S. Can you guess how many golf courses you can choose from here?

A) 350

B) 38

C) 160

D) 86

The correct answer is "C". Boasting over 160 golf courses, many designed by the game’s top architects, you’ll find 160 new reasons to visit or make your home here in Palm Beach.

Photo Robert Stevens for PBBOR

Trivia Tuesday: Palm Beach is so Haute

Iconic Worth Avenue in Palm Beach is synonymous with luxury. Many of the top designer brands have gained their fame thanks to this upscale shopping district. Do you know the year of its inception?

  1. 1904
  2. 1913
  3. 1918
  4. 1922

If you selected #3, it’s time to treat yourself to a shopping trip! The street was named in 1913, but Paris Singer and Addison Mizner didn’t begin construction on the first building until 1918. By the 1920s, its reputation for high-quality merchandise and luxury brands was established.

Trivia Tuesday: Palm Beach Beach Babies

You may already know that Palm Beach County has more sea turtle nests per mile of beach than anywhere else in the U.S. Mama turtles love us! Do you know how many babies hatch from those nests each year?

1) 1,000,000

2) 500,000

3) 2,000,000

4) 5,000,000

If you chose #3, you knew that a whopping 2,000,000 hatchlings are estimated to hatch from the turtle nests each season.

Trivia Tuesday: Going to the Birds

South Florida's vibrant and diverse ecosystem provides abundant opportunities for bird watching. How many species of birds have been located in Palm Beach County?

1) At least 150

2) Over 380

3) About 220

4) Around 515

Bird-watchers’ delight! If you guessed #2, you are in correct. According to Vicki Rogerson, education chair for the Audubon Society of the Everglades, there have been more than 380 species of birds documented in our county alone.

Trivia Tuesday: Dreaming of a White Winter?

It’s been a steamy tropical summer - the thermometer has only dipped below 90 three times this month and the heat index has made it feel closer to 100. With that in mind, many of us may be dreaming of cooler weather and maybe even some snow.

With an average winter temperature of around 74 degrees, we have a snowball’s chance in Hades of seeing snow here in Palm Beach County. But it has happened. So, when was the last time that South Florida did see snowflakes fall?

1) 1914

2) 1977

3) 2001

4) 1946