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A man in Texas sued his date for doing what during a movie? Trivia Poll

A man in Texas sued his date for doing what during a movie? Texting And you thought your date”s tendency to chew with his mouth open was annoying. One Austin man filed a suit against his date for texting during a 3-D showing of “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2.” Despite the nature of the…
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June 5, 2017 0

Starbucks had a smash hit with what multicolored, mythical-creature-themed novelty drink?

Starbucks had a smash hit with what multicolored, mythical-creature-themed novelty drink? Unicorn Frappuccino Sweet, sour and creamy with a hint of magic: one of many ways one could describe Starbucks” Unicorn Frappuccino. The drink, which has purple and blue hues with a changing flavor the more you sip, was the subject of large debate for…
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June 3, 2017 0

In the original Star Wars trilogy, what does Luke Skywalker take with him into the cave on Dagobah?

In the original Star Wars trilogy, what does Luke Skywalker take with him into the cave on Dagobah? His weapons Only what you take with you, Yoda tells Luke before the young Jedi enters the cave on Dagobah. The wise master also tells Luke to leave weapons behind, but the apprentice doesn’t listen and brings…
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June 2, 2017 0

The majority of Yellowstone National Park is located in which U.S. state?

The majority of Yellowstone National Park is located in which U.S. state? Wyoming Answer: Yellowstone National Park covers 3,472 square miles. Although it’s official address is the state of Wyoming, Yellowstone is actually in three states. The majority of the Park (96%) is in Wyoming. A small section of the Park (3%) to the north…
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June 2, 2017 0

Which doctor served as a sniper in the Israeli Defense Force?

Which doctor served as a sniper in the Israeli Defense Force? Dr. Ruth Answer: Ruth Westheimer, better known as Dr. Ruth, is a German-born, Jewish immigrant to the United States who became famous as a sex therapist, media personality, and author. Westheimer joined the Haganah in Jerusalem. Because of her diminutive height of 4 feet…
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June 2, 2017 0

What bird actually provides the iconic cry often associated with bald eagles in the U.S.?

What bird actually provides the iconic cry often associated with bald eagles in the U.S.? Red-tailed hawk You hear that? That’s the sound of freedom. But as mighty as the bald eagle may appear, it doesn’t have the chops to represent the U.S. vocally. As a bald eagle glides across a wilderness that slowly fades…
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June 2, 2017 0

What was the name of the band Paul McCartney formed after the Beatles?

What was the name of the band Paul McCartney formed after the Beatles? Wings Answer: Wings, also known as Paul McCartney and Wings, was a rock band formed in 1971 by former Beatle Paul McCartney. McCartney, along with his wife Linda McCartney and Moody Blues alum Denny Laine as musical companions, would notch an amazing…
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June 1, 2017 0

A recent study discovered which primate nurses its young for longer than any other?

A recent study discovered which primate nurses its young for longer than any other? Orangutans Not content with only the title of largest tree climbers, orangutans have also claimed the record for nursing their young for longer than other primates. In fact, they nurse for up to eight years! By tracking barium levels in young…
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June 1, 2017 0

Marilyn Monroe appeared on the cover of the first issue of which magazine?

Marilyn Monroe appeared on the cover of the first issue of which magazine? Playboy Answer: Actress Marilyn Monroe was born as Norma Jeane Mortenson on this day in 1926 in Los Angeles, California. She would go on to become one of the world’s biggest sex symbols appearing on the cover of the first edition of…
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June 1, 2017 0

Which ‘Law & Order’ actor has appeared in the most seasons?

Which ‘Law & Order’ actor has appeared in the most seasons? S. Epatha Merkson In the ‘Law & Order’ television series, the show is composed of two separate yet equally important groups: the characters, who bring criminals to justice, and the actors, who portray them. These are their stories. DUN! DUN! Starring as Lt. Anita…
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June 1, 2017 0

A Harris poll recently revealed which restaurant has the best burger in the U.S?

A Harris poll recently revealed which restaurant has the best burger in the U.S? Five Guys And the winner is … Five Guys, for the first time! Sorry, fans of In-N-Out’s burgers. Yes, the popular West Coast chain lost its title after two years at the top of The Harris Poll’s annual EquiTrend Study to…
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May 31, 2017 0

On this day in 2005, Mark Felt admitted that he was which mysterious figure?

On this day in 2005, Mark Felt admitted that he was which mysterious figure? Deep Throat Answer: In 1972, Washington Post journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein received information from a high-level government official who was given the moniker “Deep Throat.” He told them that former CIA agent and Nixon staff member Howard Hunt was…
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May 31, 2017 0

Recent research found which penguin could go extinct in the next 25 years?

Recent research found which penguin could go extinct in the next 25 years? Yellow-Eyed Penguin Who wants to live in a world without penguins? It’s a terrible thought but something that could become a reality if we’re not careful. New research from the University of Otago found that human factors, including fishing, dog walking and…
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May 30, 2017 0

“It’s ugly, but it gets you there” was the 1969 advertising slogan for which car?

“It’s ugly, but it gets you there” was the 1969 advertising slogan for which car? Volkswagen Beetle Answer: Back in 1969, Volkswagen ran a print ad with the tag line, “It’s Ugly, but It Gets You There.” However, instead of displaying an image of its Volkswagen Beetle it featured the U.S. Lunar Module, the first…
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May 30, 2017 0

What animal is likely the so-called Indonesia ‘sea monster’?

What animal is likely the so-called Indonesia ‘sea monster’? Whale Based on photos and shaky smartphone videos of the ‘sea monster’ that washed up on Seram Island, Indonesia, you’d think only Hollywood could dream up something so terrifying. Well, turns out this sea beast wasn’t cooked up in a motion picture studio – it comes…
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May 30, 2017 0

If the Indianapolis 500 were converted from miles to kilometers, it would be called what?

If the Indianapolis 500 were converted from miles to kilometers, it would be called what? Indianapolis 805 Answer: There are 804.672 kilometers in 500 miles. To convert any value in miles to kilometers, just multiply the value in miles by the conversion factor 1.609344. So, 500 miles times 1.609344 is equal to 804.672 kilometers. The…
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May 29, 2017 0

How much does an average funeral & burial cost?

How much does an average funeral & burial cost? $10,000 While the total cost of a burial can vary depending on where you live, an average funeral costs about $10,000 in the United States. Some of the costs associated with memorial services include the funeral home’s service fee, the transfer of the remains, any embalming…
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May 29, 2017 0

What was the original name of Memorial Day in the United States?

What was the original name of Memorial Day in the United States? Decoration Day Answer: Decoration Day is the former name of Memorial Day in the United States. Memorial Day began as Decoration Day in the immediate aftermath of the American Civil War. The preferred name for the holiday gradually changed from “Decoration Day” to…
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May 29, 2017 0

What time is the National Moment of Silence on Memorial Day?

What time is the National Moment of Silence on Memorial Day? 3:00 pm We like hot dogs and days off just as much as everyone else, but as you sit in your lawn chair by the pool and soak up some sun, remember to observe a moment of silence for our fallen military heroes. On…
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May 29, 2017 0

Scientists discovered T-rex teeth were useful when the dinosaur wanted to enjoy what snack?

Scientists discovered T-rex teeth were useful when the dinosaur wanted to enjoy what snack? Bones Have you ever strolled into a natural history museum, grabbed a dinosaur bone and tried to take a bite out of it? If the answer’s ‘yes’ (and we sincerely hope it isn’t), then you know how hard those bones can…
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May 29, 2017 0

Where did Sojourner Truth deliver her ‘Ain’t I a Woman?’ speech?

Where did Sojourner Truth deliver her ‘Ain’t I a Woman?’ speech? Akron, Ohio This famous work of oratory dates back to 1851 at Akron’s Women’s Rights Convention. It was a powerful speech about slavery and inequality that is still remembered to this day. While the woman who spoke those words is known as Sojourner Truth,…
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May 28, 2017 0

What is the longest-running scripted primetime TV show of all-time?

What is the longest-running scripted primetime TV show of all-time? The Simpsons Answer: The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. Since its debut on December 17, 1989, over 600 episodes of The Simpsons have been broadcast. The show is syndicated in more than 100 countries and…
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May 28, 2017 0

What electronics company sponsored the original Space Mountain ride at Walt Disney World?

What electronics company sponsored the original Space Mountain ride at Walt Disney World? RCA A ride with a name so cool, it doesn’t matter that it doesn’t make that much sense. Whether we ever actually discover a mountain in space, Space Mountain was future-themed from the beginning, so it makes sense that Disney would turn…
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May 28, 2017 0

What did Marlon Brando do after getting expelled from a military academy?

What did Marlon Brando do after getting expelled from a military academy? Dug ditches Before Brando would brawl as a longshoreman in ‘On the Waterfront’ or portray Don Corleone in ‘The Godfather,’ he was a young man expelled from a military academy. On his road to stardom, he dug ditches. After a while, his father…
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May 27, 2017 0

What does a entomologist study?

What does a entomologist study? Insects Answer: Entomology is the scientific study of insects. Scientists who study insects (there are close to a million that can be studied) are called entomologists. Entomologists have many important jobs, such as the study of the classification, life cycle, physiology, behavior, and population dynamics of insects. About 8,000 men…
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May 27, 2017 0

Which fashion designer was a competitor at the 1968 National Figure Skating Finals?

Which fashion designer was a competitor at the 1968 National Figure Skating Finals? Vera Wang Answer: Vera Wang is arguably the most prominent designer of bridal wear in America. While in high school, she competed at the 1968 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. She was featured in Sports Illustrated’s Faces in the Crowd in the January…
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May 27, 2017 0

Why were Asian carp introduced into the U.S.?

Why were Asian carp introduced into the U.S.? Weed and parasite growth Among the aquatic scene, many species have a dirty name, and that list includes various types of fish known as Asian carp. These fish, first introduced into the U.S. in the 1970s to combat weed and parasite issues, are silver carp, black carp,…
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May 27, 2017 0

Who invited Miles Davis to join them on stage when he was 17?

Who invited Miles Davis to join them on stage when he was 17? Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker You ever see those videos of concerts where the band lets a teenaged fan come up on stage and play a song? Well, that experience doesn’t even come close to Miles Davis’. Not only did Charlie Parker…
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May 26, 2017 0

Which celebrity was born with the name Marion Mitchell Morrison?

Which celebrity was born with the name Marion Mitchell Morrison? John Wayne Answer: Marion Mitchell Morrison, known professionally as John Wayne, was born on this day in 1907 in Winterset, Iowa. His name was never legally changed to John Wayne. His nickname “Duke” came from a dog his family owned. According to the official John…
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May 26, 2017 0

Which bank went on to become the Bank of America?

Which bank went on to become the Bank of America? Bank of Italy Answer: The history of Bank of America dates back to 1904, when Amadeo Giannini founded the Bank of Italy in San Francisco. The Bank of Italy served the needs of many immigrants settling in the U.S. at that time, a service denied…
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May 26, 2017 0

Scientists recently discovered wax worms can eat what?

Scientists recently discovered wax worms can eat what? Plastic bags You know that plastic shopping bag full of plastic shopping bags that every home seems to have? Or have you ever seen the recycling stations at your local grocer? Soon, these options may not be your only choices for keeping plastic bags out of landfills.…
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May 26, 2017 0

Legionnaires’ disease, a respiratory infection, was discovered in 1976 after an outbreak at a convention center in which U.S. city?

Legionnaires’ disease, a respiratory infection, was discovered in 1976 after an outbreak at a convention center in which U.S. city? Philadelphia, Pennsylvania If you ever need proof of why it’s important to wash your hands throughout the day and cover your coughs and sneezes, look no further than the discovery of Legionella. The outbreak occurred…
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May 25, 2017 0

What was the name of the German airship that exploded over Lakehurst, New Jersey, on this day in 1937?

What was the name of the German airship that exploded over Lakehurst, New Jersey, on this day in 1937? Hindenburg Answer: On May 6, 1937, the German airship Hindenburg burst into flames while attempting to land at Lakehurst, New Jersey. The disaster killed 35 people on the airship, and one member of the ground crew,…
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May 6, 2017 0

Which former baseball player is mentioned in the Simon and Garfunkel song “Mrs Robinson”?

Which former baseball player is mentioned in the Simon and Garfunkel song “Mrs Robinson”?


May 1, 2017 0

What Simon & Garfunkel song did nu-metal band Disturbed cover?

What Simon & Garfunkel song did nu-metal band Disturbed cover? Sound of Silence Ooo wah ah ah! Wait, different song and different style. For its cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence,” the band took a softer approach. Despite mixed reviews from fans of both music groups, the cover went on to earn…
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March 29, 2017 0

What is the title of the famous poem displayed at the site of the Statue of Liberty?

What is the title of the famous poem displayed at the site of the Statue of Liberty? The New Colossus You might not be familiar with this poem’s title, but you’re almost certainly familiar with its most famous lines: “Give me your tired, your poor/Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” Ah, now you get…
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March 24, 2017 0

Which American Patriot said, “Give me liberty, or give me death!” on this day in 1775?

Which American Patriot said, “Give me liberty, or give me death!” on this day in 1775? Patrick Henry Answer: On March 23, 1775, during a speech before the second Virginia Convention, Patrick Henry responded to the oppressive British rule over the American colonies by declaring, “I know not what course others may take, but as…
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March 23, 2017 0

A bowling alley was installed in the White House for which U.S. President?

A bowling alley was installed in the White House for which U.S. President? Harry S. Truman Answer: One of the most exclusive two-lane bowling alleys in America, the Harry S. Truman Bowling Alley entertains thousands of White House staffers and their guests each year. The first White House bowling alley was originally built on the…
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March 21, 2017 0

How many herbs and spices make up the secret blend of KFC’s original fried chicken recipe?

How many herbs and spices make up the secret blend of KFC’s original fried chicken recipe? 11 [eleven] Answer: Colonel Harland Sanders first introduced the world to his fried chicken recipe in 1939. Featuring a secret blend of 11 herbs and spices, a copy of the recipe, signed by Sanders, is held inside a safe…
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March 19, 2017 0

About how many refugees entered the U.S. in the 2016 fiscal year?

About how many refugees entered the U.S. in the 2016 fiscal year? 85,000 Only about 10 percent of the immigrants who are legally granted permanent residency each year in the U.S. are refugees. Of the approximately 85,000 refugees who entered the U.S. in the fiscal year 2016, nearly half were Muslim. Almost the same number…
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March 19, 2017 0

Where was U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders born?

Where was U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders born? Brooklyn, New York Can you feel the Bern? Senator Bernie Sanders was born in 1941 in Brooklyn, New York. He attended James Madison High School and then went on to attend college at Brooklyn College, followed by the University of Chicago. After graduation, Sanders relocated to Vermont in…
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March 19, 2017 0

Which Beatles song contains the lyrics, “One thing I can tell you is you got to be free”?

Which Beatles song contains the lyrics, “One thing I can tell you is you got to be free”? “Come Together” Answer: “Come Together” is a song by the Beatles written primarily by John Lennon. The song started as Lennon’s attempt to write a song for Timothy Leary’s campaign for governor of California against Ronald Reagan,…
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March 19, 2017 0

Which billionaire divorced Marla Maples in 1999?

Which billionaire divorced Marla Maples in 1999? Donald Trump Answer: Donald Trump is an American businessman, television personality, and the 45th President of the United States. In 1993 Trump married Marla Maples, an actress with whom he had been involved for some time and already had a daughter, Tiffany. The couple married at New York…
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March 18, 2017 0

Which organization commissioned the “Fearless Girl” statue that stood in a stare down with Wall Street’s “Charging Bull” statue ahead of International Women’s Day 2017?

Which organization commissioned the “Fearless Girl” statue that stood in a stare down with Wall Street’s “Charging Bull” statue ahead of International Women’s Day 2017? State Street Global Advisors One day before women’s marches would break out across the U.S. on International Women’s Day, New York City’s Wall Street had a small change that made…
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March 18, 2017 0

What historic stagecoach and transport company evolved into a bank?

What historic stagecoach and transport company evolved into a bank? Wells Fargo Answer: On this day in 1852, Henry Wells and William Fargo founded Wells, Fargo & Co. to serve the West. The company provided transportation and delivery of gold dust, important documents and other valuable freight. The name Wells Fargo is forever linked with…
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March 18, 2017 0

Why is Saint Patrick’s Day celebrated on March 17?

Why is Saint Patrick’s Day celebrated on March 17? It was the day he died Answer: Saint Patrick was a 5th-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. Known as the “Apostle of Ireland”, he is the primary patron saint of Ireland, along with Saints Brigit and Columba. Saint Patrick’s Day is observed on March…
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March 18, 2017 0

Where did the first Republican National Convention take place?

Where did the first Republican National Convention take place? Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Republican party held its first convention in Philadelphia – birthplace of the U.S. Constitution – in 1856. The Grand Old Party of that time was largely made up of abolitionists who were passionate about freedom and equal opportunity, and bringing about the end…
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March 18, 2017 0

What color is the powder used to dye the Chicago River green for St. Patrick’s Day? Trivia Answered

What color is the powder used to dye the Chicago River green for St. Patrick’s Day? Orange Nothing says Happy St. Patrick’s Day quite like sporting the Irish green! In the Windy City, they even color the Chicago River green. But the powder used to give the water its holiday hue isn’t emerald from the…
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March 17, 2017 0

Which rock group recorded a jingle for Kellogg’s Rice Krispies in 1964?

Which rock group recorded a jingle for Kellogg’s Rice Krispies in 1964? The Rolling Stones Answer: The Rolling Stones recorded a jingle for breakfast cereal Rice Krispies in the 1960s. The commercial had a run on British television in the early 1960s and was recorded just after the iconic group formed. During the 26-second commercial,…
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March 17, 2017 0

Which restaurant chain was founded by Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell?

Which restaurant chain was founded by Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell? Answer: Nolan Bushnell established Atari, Inc. and the Chuck E. Cheese’s Pizza Time Theatre chain. Bushnell has started more than twenty companies and is one of the founding fathers of the video game industry. Bushnell has been inducted into the Video Game Hall of Fame…
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March 17, 2017 0