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If you know the answer to any of these Brazos Valley trivia questions, we want to know what else you know! Back in August, 1991, Insite Magazine published its first Brazos Valley Trivia issue, and we think we're long overdue for an update.

1. What famous plane is the source of the propeller that powers the Oran W. Nicks Low Speed Wind Tunnel at Texas A&M University?

2. What's the oldest, continuously open restaurant in Bryan that opened in 1925?

3. What's the oldest, continuously open restaurant in College Station?

4. What 40-year-old football World Record is held by Bryan dentist Steve O'Neal?

If you know the answer to any of these Brazos Valley trivia questions, we want to know what else you know! Back in August, 1991, Insite Magazine published its first Brazos Valley Trivia issue, and we think we’re long overdue for an update.

1. What famous plane is the source of the propeller that powers the Oran W. Nicks Low Speed Wind Tunnel at Texas A&M University?

2. What’s the oldest, continuously open restaurant in Bryan that opened in 1925?

3. What’s the oldest, continuously open restaurant in College Station?

4. What 40-year-old football World Record is held by Bryan dentist Steve O’Neal?

If you know some Brazos Valley Trivia (and Insite can independently verify it) we’ll include it, with a credit for whoever supplies the information to us first, on our website when Insite Magazine publishes the upcoming Brazos Valley Trivia Redux issue.

The fine print: To be considered, all submissions must be sent via email before July 25, 2011, to agammon@insitegroup.com; and must be able to be independently verified by the Insite editorial staff. If verified, you will receive confirmation by email that your trivia will be included in the upcoming issue and credit for your sourcing will be included online at www.insitebrazosvalley.com when the issue is published.

If you didn’t know the answers to the trivia questions above, we’ll take pity on you and give you a sneak preview of some of the Brazos Valley Trivia Redux coming this fall.

1.The four lightweight aluminum variable pitch propellers that were used to save weight on the bombing mission when the Enola Gay, a Beoing B-29 Superfortress, became the first bomber to drop at atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, during World War II ended up at Texas A&M University. One of them, trimmed to 12.5 feet, provides the thrust for the Oran W. Nicks Low Speed Wind Tunnel. A 1250 kVA electric motor provides constant revolutions (900 RPM) and the propeller’s pitch/yaw is changed to control the wind-speed (up to 200 mph) in the tunnel.

2. Martin’s Place, a barbecue restaurant on College Avenue in Bryan, opened in 1925 in a location a few yards from its current location. The family moved to the current spot in 1933 and the restaurant is still open for barbecue.  

3. The oldest continuing restaurant in College Station is the IHop on University Drive. 

4. Steve O’Neal, a Bryan dentist, holds the World Record for longest punt – 98 yards – set on September 21, 1961, while playing for the New York Jets in game against Denver. O’Neal, who also played football for the Aggies, was inducted into the Texas A&M Hall of Fame in 1990. O’Neal was playing in his second ever professional game when he set the World Record.