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Pleasure Pier Trivia:

1.) What famous cartoon character said to be “born in a typhoon off Santa Monica”, was modeled from one of the pier’s fishing boat operators in 1929?2.) What famous beach sport had its first game in 1930 just south of the pier?3.) What ride on the pier is famous for being solar powered, first making its debut in 1998?4.) What area south of the pier in the 1930’s provided free entertainment during a time when money was scarce? 5.) What little hot dog stand started south of Santa Monica pier in 1946, and grew to have 103 stores in 17 states? 6.) The pier when it was first built had an engineering characteristic that is used today in modern pier construction, even though this feature only lasted for 10 years, What feature was it?7.) How many wooden planks are there in the Santa Monica Pier?8.) What famous traveling entertainment entourage began its international recognition in the parking lot north of the pier in 1988?

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