Cold Turkey in Palm Beach

We experienced a little snafu with the website...so 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: 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: 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

Trivia Tuesday: Strike a Pose

Did you know there are designated places around The Palm Beaches that are perfect for snapping your selfie? And it's aptly called, the Selfie Trail. Whether you are visiting or call our area home, it’s time to strike a pose. There are three “official” Palm Beach stops on the Selfie Trail. Can you guess which one doesn’t belong?

Trivia Tuesday: Palm Beach Recipe for Rum Runners

Do you know where “Hypocrite’s Row” was located in Palm Beach?

  1. Royal Palm Way
  2. Royal Poinciana Hotel
  3. Cocoanut Row
  4. Palm Beach Historic Inn

If you know your Prohibition Era (1920 - 1933) history, then you may know that Florida did very little to adhere to the federal ban on alcohol. After all, the tourists were thirsty and we had the perfect recipe for rum runners to seize the opportunity.

Trivia Tuesday: Miles and Miles

The Hotel Royal Poinciana, Henry Flagler’s first hotel in Palm Beach, was the largest wooden structure in the world when it opened in February 1894. With seven miles (yep, seven) of corridors and 1,150 rooms, the six story hotel was indeed a behemoth. Can you guess how the bellhops delivered messages and packages from the front desk to guest rooms?

1) Bicycles

2) Red bugs (buggies popular on the island)

3) Hoofin’ it on foot

4) Dumbwaiter stations and bellhops on each floor