OK, here's the one Jodi won last year. The thread was lost to some server gremlin in Nov. So only members signed on from Dec, 2001 and after are valid contestants. (If you saw the thread last year, don't spoil it!) From an historical perspective, why do we grow grass around structures in our country? And why, historically speaking, do we mow this grass? I'm looking for a one word answer. I'll answer on Friday evening unless someone gets it before then. But, sorry, Jodi already won the dinner for this one.