Thursday, December 27, 2018

[ANSWER] What was the highest grossing movie of the 1980s?

ANSWER  E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is a 1982 science fiction film produced and directed by Steven Spielberg. It tells the story of Elliott, a boy who befriends an extraterrestrial, dubbed "E.T.", who is stranded on Earth. The concept was based on an imaginary friend Spielberg created after his parents' divorce in 1960. Spielberg’s masterpiece was the highest grossing film of the 1980s bring in a whopping $435 million. E.T. even surpassed Star Wars to become the highest-grossing film of all time—a record it held for eleven years until Jurassic Park, another Spielberg-directed film, surpassed it in 1993.

Monday, December 17, 2018

[ANSWER] Where is the world's largest natural harbor?

ANSWER  Sydney, Australia


The world's largest natural harbor is Sydney Harbour in Sydney, Australia. The city makes good use of this natural resource, locating many of the city's renowned attractions there. These include the iconic Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Aquarium. The harbor covers 21 square miles and is over 11 miles long. It is home to over 580 species of fish and includes many historically significant islands.

[ANSWER] Which songwriter wrote the State Farm "Like a Good Neighbor" jingle?

 ANSWER  Barry Manilow
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During the 1970s, Barry Manilow wrote and sang some of the catchiest jingles in history. While many of his jingles were written in the 1970s, some of the tunes have become so identifiable with the product that they’re still being used today. The State Farm jingle ("Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there") was written by songwriter Barry Manilow in 1971. “They paid me $500 for that jingle,” Manilow said joking that “the girl who sang it is on her third Rolls-Royce for now.” “You don’t get residuals if you write it, so they just buy you out,” he added. “At that point, $500 meant a lot of money — I was grateful to have it.”

Sunday, December 16, 2018

[ANSWER] According to the song, what do we take a cup of for "Auld Lang Syne?"

 ANSWER   A CUP OF KINDNESS




Robert Burns identified "Auld Lang Syne" as an ancient Scottish song in 1788, claiming to be the first to record it to paper when he sent it to the Scots Musical Museum. Roughly translated, "auld lang syne" means "for old times' sake." Scottish tradition calls for the singing of the song just before midnight on New Year's Eve but it is now sung all over the world to mark the occasion. Most know the first verse and the chorus, which calls for all to "tak a cup o' kindness yet, for auld lang syne

[AN SWER] Which company’s tea was destroyed in the Boston Tea Party?




ANSWER     East India Company

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 The Boston Tea Party was a political protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston, Massachusetts that took place on the night of December 16, 1773. The demonstrators, some disguised as Mohawk Indians, in defiance of the Tea Act of 1773, destroyed an entire shipment of tea owned by the East India Company. They boarded three British tea ships and threw 342 chests of their tea into Boston Harbor. The British government responded harshly and the episode escalated into the American Revolution. The Tea Party became an iconic event of American history.

Friday, December 14, 2018

[ANSWER] Which U.S. state is the flattest?

 ANSWER  -  Florida 
   
Most people consider Kansas the flattest state in the U.S. But geological data shows that Florida is the flattest U.S. state. The highest elevation in Florida is Britton Hill, located in the Florida Panhandle. With an elevation of only 345 feet, it ranks as the lowest high point in all of the 50 states. At the opposite end of the spectrum, West Virginia claims the title as the most mountainous state.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

[ANSWER] Which former presidential candidate had campaign buttons with the chemical symbols Au and H2O?

ANSWER  Barry Goldwater

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Barry Goldwater was an American politician best known as a senator from Arizona and the Republican candidate for president in 1964. Barry Goldwater's presidential campaign looked to the Periodic Table of elements for the now iconic campaign graphic (AU = gold and H2O = water). The campaign against Goldwater produced the "Daisy ad," one of the most famous political advertisements in American history, which presented nuclear war as a clear consequence of voting Republican in 1964. Goldwater lost the 1964 campaign for the presidency to Lyndon B. Johnson in unprecedented landslide.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

[ANSWER] Who was Vice President Al Gore's college roommate at Harvard?

 ANSWER    Tommy Lee Jones

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 Tommy Lee Jones was placed in a dorm known as Mower B-12 as a freshmen in college. As a matter of sheer coincidence future Vice President of the United States and Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore was housed right across the hall from Jones. The two young men struck up a friendship that would go on to last a lifetime. As upperclassmen at Harvard the two close friends chose to live together as roommates. Jones presented the nominating speech for Al Gore, the Democratic Party’s U.S. presidential nominee, at the 2000 Democratic National Convention.

[ANSWER] What do U.S. NFL football teams the Steelers, Packers and Giants have in common?

ANSWER -  All are without cheerleader squads


The U.S. NFL football team Detroit Lions added cheerleaders to their support staff in 2016. That left only a handful of teams without cheerleader squads: The Pittsburgh Steelers, the Green Bay Packers, the New York Giants, the Buffalo Bills, the Chicago Bears and the Cleveland Browns. There used to be a cheerleader squad on the sidelines during Bills games but that ended in 2014 when the cheerleaders sued the team. Competition for spots on a professional football's cheerleader squad is fierce. Cheerleaders, however, are not paid the outrageous salaries of the players; in fact, their salaries aren't even close.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

[ANSWER] What was the first music CD pressed in the United States?

ANSWER  Born in the U.S.A




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On Sept. 21, 1984, CBS opened up the first American compact disc pressing plant in Terre Haute, Indiana. The first disc to come off the production line was Bruce Springsteen‘s Born in the U.S.A., which had been released three months earlier. Born in the U.S.A proved to be one of the best-selling albums of all time. It was promoted with a worldwide concert tour and seven singles that became top-10 hits: "Dancing in the Dark", "Cover Me", "Born in the U.S.A.", I'm on Fire", "Glory Days", "I'm Goin' Down", and "My Hometown".

[ANSWER] What is oniomania?

ANSWER   compulsive buying


Experts estimate from 2 to 8 percent of the general adult population in America suffer from this disorder. Oniomania is compulsive buying. Of those affected, about 90 percent are female. It generally begins in the late teens to early twenties and tends to be chronic. Those suffering oniomania also frequently suffer with mood disorders, anxiety, substance use, eating disorders and other personality disorders. There is debate as to what form of treatment is best with individual and group psychotherapy offering the most widely accepted treatment options. 

Monday, December 10, 2018

[ANSWER] What NFL quarterback went to prison for his involvement in a dog fighting ring?

ANSWER -  Michael Vick

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On this day in 2007, NFL star Michael Vick was sentenced to 23 months in prison for bankrolling a dogfighting operation and killing dogs that underperformed. Michael Vick was the quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons football team when authorities raided a property owned by the football star. The raid unveiled an entrenched dog-fighting scene that included a number of injured animals. The case drew widespread publicity to the issues of animal abuse and dog fighting. Vick was sentenced to 23 months in prison for running a "cruel and inhumane" dog fighting ring.

[ANSWER] How much does the average American spend on Thanksgiving?

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It seems like American retailers jump straight from Halloween to Christmas. Many believe Thanksgiving is getting lost in competition for sales of Christmas items. But for many others, Thanksgiving is still a day for family and friends. Thanksgiving is time for a festive meal enjoyed with good company. These festivities may not rise to the celebratory level of Christmas but there is still usually an outlay of cash to make it happen. The average American plans to spend about $175 on the holiday and its meal. 

Sunday, December 9, 2018

[ANSWER] Which Winter Olympics was the costliest?

ANSWER -  Sochi, Russia (2014.



The Oxford Olympics Study (2016) discovered the average expenditure by a hosting country on the Winter Olympic games is $8.9 billion. The Study covered a 10-year period. Summer games tend to ring up even higher costs for the hosting country than winter games. The Winter Olympics that currently tops the list of most expensive Olympic Winter games is Sochi, Russia (2014.) The budget allocated was $12 billion by the Russian government. The final cost was actually $22 billion. Much of the high overrun cost came from the drastic measures taken to make certain the snow cover was sufficient. Addressing security concerns also ran up the tab. Most blame corruption for the remainder of the astonishing cost overrun. Source: WorldAtlas.com

[ANSWER] A Cheesehead is a fan of which NFL team?

ANSWER  Green Bay Packers


Answer: Cheesehead is a nickname in the United States for a person from Wisconsin or for a fan of the Green Bay Packers NFL football franchise. The use of the term "cheesehead" as a derogatory word for Wisconsinites originated with Illinois football and baseball fans to refer to opposing Wisconsin sports fans. The term, however, was quickly embraced by Wisconsinites and is now a point of pride. The "Cheesehead" trademark is owned by Foamation, Inc. of St. Francis, Wisconsin, which began manufacture of the wearable, foam "Cheesehead" in 1987.

Friday, December 7, 2018

[ANSWER] What gets wetter as it dries ?

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[ANSWER] What sunken battleship serves as a memorial to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor?

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 ANSWER - USS Arizona

The USS Arizona Memorial, at Pearl Harbor marks the resting place of 1,102 of the 1,177 sailors and Marines killed on USS Arizona during the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 and commemorates the events of that day. Today, thousands flock to the oblong floating memorial in Oahu, situated directly above the hull of the sunken battleship, to honor and pay tribute to the fallen and remember the events of that fateful day. The memorial, built in 1962, is visited by more than two million people annually.

Where is the world's largest non-subglacial underground lake found?

ANSWER - Namibia, Africa
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Dragon's Breath Cave in Namibia, Africa, is the world's largest non-subglacial underground lake. It was first discovered in 1986. Lying about 196 feet below ground, the lake is so large that divers have been unable to chart its exact depth. So far, they've only charted it down to 430 feet. It takes its name from the humid air rising from its surface, just like dragon's breath. The water of the lake is crystal clear and keeps a constant water temperature because of its underground location. No sunlight reaches the lake; the only life found are white shrimp and worm-like creatures.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

[ANSWER] What is the best temperature for serving white wine?

ANSWER   45ΒΊ to 55ΒΊF

Wines served at the "right" temperature will show off their aromas and flavors best. If served too cold, it may mask the flavor and aroma. Wine served too warm may highlight the less desirable characteristics of the wine, such as the alcohol. The general rule of thumb is to serve white wines chilled to a temperature of 45 to 55 degrees Fahrenheit (7 to 13 degrees Celsius.) This means storing wine in the family refrigerator for more than 20 to 30 minutes are probably too cold. Typical refrigerator temps are set around 35 degrees F (2 degrees C.) 

[ANSWER] Which of the following literary characters was born John Clayton?

ANSWER -  Tarzan


Tarzan is one of the best-known figures of popular fiction, and the hero of jungle adventures in nearly 30 novels and dozens of motion pictures. Tarzan was the creation of novelist Edgar Rice Burroughs, and first appeared in a magazine story in 1912. His popularity led to the publication of a novel, Tarzan of the Apes (1914), and to a series of successful sequels. Tarzan is abandoned in the jungles of Africa, where he is adopted and raised by a tribe of great apes. Tarzan is his ape name (meaning "White-Skin"); his English name is John Clayton, Viscount Greystoke.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

[ANSWER] On average, how long does it take to grow a Christmas tree to typical height?

ANSWER - 7 YEARS

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Growing Christmas trees is big business around the world, especially in the United States. The National Christmas Tree Association reports there are close to 15,000 Christmas tree farms in the U.S. These farms employ over 100,000 people in full or part-time jobs. Growing a Christmas tree to the typically desired height of 6 to 7 feet can take as long as 15 years. Some can reach this height in as little as 4 years but on average, it takes 7 years to get a Christmas tree to optimum height for sale.

[ANSWER] Which of these cities is NOT a U.S. state capital?

ANSWER - Kansas City
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There are two cities in the United States named Kansas City. Kansas City, Missouri was incorporated in 1852, and Kansas City, Kansas was incorporated 20 years later. Neither one of them is a state capital. Although Kansas City is the most populated city in the state of Missouri, it is not the state capital. Instead, Jefferson City is the capital of Missouri. Jefferson City is named for Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States. Carson City is the capital of the U.S. state of Nevada, and Salt Lake City is the capital of Utah.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

[ANSWER] What day generally sees an increase in cyberloafing each year?




Employees who surf the web for their own enjoyment and entertainment while on the clock at work are guilty of cyberloafing. It may not sound like a big deal but it can cost thousands of dollars in salary and wages paid for non-productive goofing off at work. A study done by the Journal of Applied Psychology discovered the Monday following the switch to daylight saving time in the spring generally sees a significant increase in cyberloafing. 


ANSWER - Monday after spring daylight saving time begins

Which building is currently America's tallest?

 ANSWER    One World Trade Center




One World Trade Center is the main building of the rebuilt World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan, New York City. One WTC is the tallest building in the United States, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, and the sixth-tallest in the world. The supertall structure has the same name as the North Tower of the original World Trade Center, which was destroyed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The new skyscraper stands at a total height of 1,776 feet. Its height in feet is a deliberate reference to the year when the United States Declaration of Independence was signed.

[ANSWER] -Which building is currently America's tallest?

ANSWER - One World Trade Center

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       One World Trade Center is the main building of the rebuilt World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan, New York City. One WTC is the tallest building in the United States, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, and the sixth-tallest in the world. The supertall structure has the same name as the North Tower of the original World Trade Center, which was destroyed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The new skyscraper stands at a total height of 1,776 feet. Its height in feet is a deliberate reference to the year when the United States Declaration of Independence was signed.




Monday, December 3, 2018

[ANSWER] Which food ranks highest in pesticide residue levels?

ANSWER   Apples


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The Environmental Working Group (EWG) releases a list each year of the "dirty dozen" foods which rank highest in pesticide residue. The Group compiles its list using data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The EWG's analysis found pesticide residue contamination on nearly 70 percent of the conventionally grown produce tested. A study by the "Journal of the American Medical Association" determined there is an association between consumption of high-pesticide-residue foods and fertility problems. The EWG recommends consuming organically grown foods to avoid pesticide exposure.

[ANSWER] Which American movie was the first to show a toilet flushing on screen?


  

[ANSWER ] - Psycho


The master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock's psychological horror-thriller film Psycho terrified audiences in 1960. It opened in theatres amidst great secrecy, and instructions that no patrons would be admitted once the film started. It served as the "mother" of all modern horror suspense films, shocking audiences with its infamous 45-second “shower scene”. It was also the first American film ever to show a toilet flushing on screen. No flushing toilet had appeared in film and television in the United States at that time. Psycho is now considered one of Hitchcock's best films and praised as a major work of cinematic art.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

[ANSWER ] Which of these famous lines is associated with former President George H.W. Bush?



[ANSWER ]- Read my lips, no new taxes

"Read my lips: no new taxes" was a pledge spoken by presidential candidate George H. W. Bush at the 1988 Republican National Convention as he accepted his party's nomination. The impact of the election promise was considerable, and many supporters of Bush believe it helped him win the presidential election. As presidents sometimes must, Bush raised taxes. His words were used against him by then-Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton in a devastating attack ad during the 1992 presidential campaign. Bush lost his bid for re-election to Clinton.

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