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Q&A: How many pennies are there in circulation?

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How many pennies are in circulation?

Between 140-billion and 200-billion, according to various sources.

Flight plans

How are the World War II veterans chosen to fly free to the monument in Washington?

The Honor Flight Network accepts applicants on a "first-come, first-served" basis, though priority is given to World War II veterans and terminally ill veterans. Apply at www.honorflight.org/vetsapp.htm or call (937) 521-2400.

Honor Flight is a nonprofit organization that flies veterans free to Washington to visit war memorials. It has 69 hubs in 30 states. The program was conceived in 2005 by retired U.S. Air Force Capt. Earl Morse, a physician assistant, to honor veterans. It flew its first flights in May 2005 when six planes flew 12 World War II veterans from Ohio to Washington.

The group relies on donations, and there is no fee to the veterans.

Movie's poem is Kipling's work

What is the poem read at the end of the movie My Boy Jack about Rudyard Kipling's son?

The poem is My Boy Jack. The PBS Masterpiece Theatre movie of the same name about author Rudyard Kipling's son, Jack, stars Daniel Radcliffe of Harry Potter fame as Jack; Kim Cattrall of Sex and the City as his mother; and David Haig as Rudyard.

The poem was written by Kipling following his son's death in World War I.

"Have you news of my boy Jack?"

Not this tide.

"When d'you think that he'll come back?"

Not with this wind blowing, and this tide.

"Has any one else had word of him?"

Not this tide.

For what is sunk will hardly swim,

Not with this wind blowing, and this tide.

"Oh, dear, what comfort can I find?"

None this tide,

Nor any tide,

Except he did not shame his kind

Not even with that wind blowing, and that tide.

Then hold your head up all the more,

This tide,

And every tide;

Because he was the son you bore,

And gave to that wind blowing and that tide!

Q&A: How many pennies are there in circulation? 07/03/08 [Last modified: Monday, November 1, 2010 2:08pm]

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