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Where is the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame?

Where is the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame? Springfield, Massachusetts Housing more than 40,000 square feet of game memorabilia and history, as well as more than 300 inductees, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts, is a bucket list must for basketball fans. Beyond its traditional museum exhibits and displays, you’ll…
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June 16, 2017 0

Which university is home to the famous Skull and Bones secret society? trivia answer

Which university is home to the famous Skull and Bones secret society? Yale Answer: Skull and Bones is famous secret society at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. The society is known informally as “Bones”, and members are known as “Bonesmen”. Among prominent alumni are former President and Supreme Court Justice William Howard Taft (a founder’s…
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June 16, 2017 0

Which actress turned down the leading roles in Pretty Woman and Ghost?

Which actress turned down the leading roles in Pretty Woman and Ghost? Molly Ringwald Answer: Molly Ringwald was cast in her first major role as Molly in The Facts of Life after a casting director saw her playing an orphan in a stage production of the musical “Annie”. After appearing in the successful John Hughes…
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June 15, 2017 0

Which U.S. president first issued a proclamation that June 14 would be a national Flag Day?

Which U.S. president first issued a proclamation that June 14 would be a national Flag Day? Woodrow Wilson How much does the U.S. love its flag? We give it its own birthday! Flag Day, which is also known as ‘Flag Birthday,’ has been a holiday since Wilson proclaimed it in 1916, though, it wouldn’t become…
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June 14, 2017 0

On the periodic table, what is the only real element that is named after a U.S. state?

On the periodic table, what is the only real element that is named after a U.S. state? Californium Answer: Californium is a radioactive metallic chemical element with the symbol Cf and atomic number 98. Californium was first made in 1950 at Berkeley, California by bombarding curium with alpha particles (helium-4 ions). The element was named…
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June 14, 2017 0

Edgar Allen Poe was traveling from Richmond to what city when he fell ill and died in 1849?

Edgar Allen Poe was traveling from Richmond to what city when he fell ill and died in 1849? Philadelphia For one of the grandfathers of horror and detective fiction, it seems perversely fitting that Poe’s death is a bit of a mystery itself. We know for sure that he died in Baltimore, after originally traveling…
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June 13, 2017 0

In 1976, composer Philip Glass debuted an opera named after which famous physicist?

In 1976, composer Philip Glass debuted an opera named after which famous physicist? Albert Einstein Einstein and the Opera: a match made in heaven? It might not be your thing, but this experimental work is still a highlight for Glass, who has also gone on to record several albums and score feature films. Though it…
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June 12, 2017 0

Russell Crowe turned down the chance to play what superhero?

Russell Crowe turned down the chance to play what superhero? Wolverine It”s hard to imagine another actor playing Wolverine – the role Australian actor Hugh Jackman made his own. But as it turns out, Russell Crowe could also have landed the part. So why did Crowe say no? Funny enough, he was concerned that he…
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June 11, 2017 0

Which company’s advertisements were known for the quote “Can you hear me now?”

Which company’s advertisements were known for the quote “Can you hear me now?” Verizon Answer: “Can you hear me now?” was one of the most recognized commercials and lines on American television. Actor, Paul Marcarelli was the face and voice behind the line and was the actor in all of the Verizon Wireless commercials. Marcarelli…
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June 11, 2017 0

What retailer recently promised guaranteed pay for military workers?

What retailer recently promised guaranteed pay for military workers? Walmart Good news for Walmart employees who also serve in the U.S. military! The retail giant recently announced that its part- and full-time workers who must leave their jobs to serve on a voluntary or involuntary basis will not receive a pay cut. If a military…
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June 10, 2017 0

Take That the musical takes £10m 3 months before tour

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: The Take That-themed musical The Band, featuring songs by the legendary pop group, has already sold £10 million-worth of tickets — three months before a nationwide tour begins.


June 9, 2017 0

The Mummy review by Brian Viner

We all like a few hieroglyphics with our hokum, but this is too much, an absolute barrage of digitally enhanced silliness that not even Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe can save.


June 9, 2017 0

Captain America Chris Evans’ bond with young co-star

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Chris Evans is looking tough-guy fit: honed and toned with biceps bulging. He’s Captain America on screen the last dude you’d expect to get misty eyed over his leading lady.


June 9, 2017 0

Hugh Laurie wanted to star in The Night Manager

Hugh Laurie shattered the mould with his spine-tingling menace as the billionaire arms dealer Richard Roper in BBC’s The Night Manager (pictured). But could he have played the hero?


June 9, 2017 0

Wilson is an engaging dark comedy, says BRIAN VINER

The U.S. reviews of this film have been distinctly mediocre, but I loved it, maybe because I’m a sucker for a really good screen misanthrope. And Woody Harrelson’s Wilson is right up there.


June 9, 2017 0

Richard Gere’s Norman conquest is perfectly cast

Norman, with its unwieldy sub-title The Moderate Rise And Tragic Fall Of A New York Fixer, is a quietly compelling gem of a movie.


June 9, 2017 0

What was the first television series to show a married couple sleeping in the same bed?

What was the first television series to show a married couple sleeping in the same bed? Mary Kay and Johnny Answer: Mary Kay and Johnny was a situation comedy starring real-life married couple Mary Kay and Johnny Stearns. It was the first sitcom broadcast on a network television in the United States and debuted on…
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June 6, 2017 0

How do male platypuses deliver venom?

How do male platypuses deliver venom? Feet Ah, the majestic platypus: An animal one could believe to be only the musings of a child asked to create a new creature, having a duck”s bill and feet, a beaver”s tail and an otter”s body. Not to mention, these mammals are the only ones that lay eggs.…
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June 6, 2017 0

Which performer was murdered by the president of their own fan club?

Which performer was murdered by the president of their own fan club? Selena Answer: Known as the “Queen of Tejano Music,” Selena was a Latin recording artist that won a Grammy Award (best Mexican-American album) in 1993 for her album Live. Selena died on March 31, 1995, in Corpus Christi, Texas, after being shot by…
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June 5, 2017 0

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

BRIAN VINER: Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean has buckled

Every time the movie has the wind in its sails, up lurches Captain Jack with another unfunny wisecrack or pratfall, reminding you the charm Depp once had has gone, writes BRIAN VINER.


June 5, 2017 0

[Ans] Which international environmental agreement did U.S. President Donald Trump recently withdraw the U.S. from?

Which international environmental agreement did U.S. President Donald Trump recently withdraw the U.S. from? Paris Climate Accord Citing high costs for Americans, Trump announced on June 1 that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris climate accord. Many cried out against the decision immediately. Vocal opponents included U.S. Congress members, foreign leaders and even some…
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June 4, 2017 0

Tetrodotoxin, a poison over 1,000 times deadlier than cyanide is found in which creature?

Tetrodotoxin, a poison over 1,000 times deadlier than cyanide is found in which creature? Pufferfish Answer: Pufferfish, also known as the blowfish, is the second most poisonous creature on the planet after the Golden Poison Frog. Nearly all pufferfish contain a toxic substance called tetrodotoxin which is deadly to humans. According to National Geographic, tetrodotoxin…
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June 4, 2017 0

Steve Jobs reportedly asked which actor to be “the voice of Apple”?

Steve Jobs reportedly asked which actor to be “the voice of Apple”? Jeff Goldblum Well, there it is. We mean the answer of course: Jeff Goldblum. When he”s not busy saving the earth from alien attacks on July 4, running from scientifically engineered dinosaurs, orchestrating arena fights between superheroes in the Marvel universe or trying…
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June 4, 2017 0

What nonsense word did U.S. President Donald Trump recently use in a tweet?

What nonsense word did U.S. President Donald Trump recently use in a tweet? Covfefe The best part of waking up is covfefe in your cup! The comparison to coffee is one of the many ways Americans and others have come to interpret the nonsense word that appeared in a tweet by Trump on May 31,…
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June 3, 2017 0

In which country was the game Chinese Checkers invented?

In which country was the game Chinese Checkers invented? Germany Answer: Despite its name, the game is not a variation of checkers, nor did it originate in China or any part of Asia. The game was invented in Germany in 1892 under the name “Stern-Halma” as a variation of the older American game Halma. The…
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June 3, 2017 0

Which famous landmark has 296 steps?

Which famous landmark has 296 steps? Leaning Tower of Pisa Answer: The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a freestanding bell tower in the Italian city of Pisa, known worldwide for its unintended tilt. The tower’s tilt began during construction, caused by an inadequate foundation on ground too soft on one side to properly support the…
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June 3, 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

In 1975, General Foods ran ads assuring parents that which candy wouldn’t cause your stomach to explode?

In 1975, General Foods ran ads assuring parents that which candy wouldn’t cause your stomach to explode? Pop Rocks Answer: Pop Rocks are the brainchild of William A. Mitchell, a research chemist who worked for General Foods for 35 years. Rocks are basically just sugar gasified with carbon dioxide. When they come into contact with…
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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

What is the only U.S. state whose capital has three words in its name?

What is the only U.S. state whose capital has three words in its name? Utah Answer: Salt Lake City is the capital and the most populous municipality of the U.S. state of Utah. The city was founded in 1847 by Brigham Young, Isaac Morley, George Washington Bradley and numerous other Mormon followers, who extensively irrigated…
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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

Where is Stonehenge?

Where is Stonehenge? England Answer: Stonehenge is a prehistoric massive stone monument located about two miles west of Amesbury, Wiltshire in Southern England. One of the most famous sites in the world, Stonehenge is composed of a circular setting of large standing stones set within earthworks. The biggest of Stonehenge’s stones, known as sarsens, are…
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May 28, 2017 0