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19 hours ago, phkrause said:

What is the glabella?

Answer: The glabella is a medical term given to the space that is located between the eyebrows and above the nose. This area of the head sits just over the frontal bone of the skull and works to connect the two structures known as superciliary ridges. The word glabella comes from the Latin word glabellus, which means smooth and hairless, and glaber, meaning bald, due to the lack of hair that is usually found in this area. If you have a unibrow, your glabella might be hidden!

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According to the folklore of Austria and other countries, what horned figure punishes naughty children at Christmastime?

A. Jack Frost
B. Krampus
C. Gremlins
D. Santa Claws

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21 hours ago, phkrause said:

According to the folklore of Austria and other countries, what horned figure punishes naughty children at Christmastime?

A. Jack Frost
B. Krampus
C. Gremlins
D. Santa Claws

B. Krampus

The creepy horned Krampus is the antithesis of Santa.



Source: various web sites.

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How did the disease known as chickenpox get its name?

A. It makes skin look like a plucked chicken.
B. It is contracted from poultry.
C. It originated in the South, where fried chicken is popular.
D. It was originally thought to be a weak form of smallpox.

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What is the name of the first pizzeria to open in the United States?

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We Hope These Nobel Peace Prize Questions Don't Cause Any Conflict

December 10th is the day the Nobel Peace Prize gets awarded every year. See how much you know about some historic peace crusaders with these trivia questions...

Who Was the Youngest Man to Receive the Nobel Peace Prize?

Which U.S. President Was the Only One to Win the Prize After Leaving Office?

Which Vice President Won the Prize for a Reason Not Related to War?

Which Winner Didn't Even Know He'd Been Nominated?

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The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded in which city?

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21 hours ago, phkrause said:

How did the disease known as chickenpox get its name?

A. It makes skin look like a plucked chicken.
B. It is contracted from poultry.
C. It originated in the South, where fried chicken is popular.
D. It was originally thought to be a weak form of smallpox.

D. It was originally thought to be a weak form of smallpox.

Varicella, the virus that causes chickenpox, has nothing to do with smallpox, but because it was viewed as a weaker form of the deadly disease, people nicknamed the disease "chickenpox."



Source: various web sites.

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21 hours ago, phkrause said:

What is the name of the first pizzeria to open in the United States?

Answer: Lombardi's is a pizzeria located at 32 Spring Street on the corner of Mott Street in the Nolita neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan, New York City. Opened in 1905, it has been acknowledged by the Pizza Hall of Fame as the first pizzeria in the United States. It began as a humble little grocery store and forever changed the course of food history when Gennaro Lombardi's decided to pivot to pizza in 1905. In 2005, Lombardi's offered entire pizzas for 5 cents, their 1905 price, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first pizza sold at its original location.

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20 hours ago, phkrause said:

Who Was the Youngest Man to Receive the Nobel Peace Prize?

As of 2017, the youngest man to receive the Nobel Peace Prize is the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. He was only 35 when he won the prize in 1964 for his role in promoting civil rights; he donated the prize money (over $54,000, which was a very hefty sum in 1964) to civil rights organizations. At the time King won, he was the youngest person to win the prize, but since then, several women who were younger have won it (King remains the youngest man to have won). Betty Williams (33) and Mairead Corrigan (32) shared the award in 1976, Rigoberta Menchu Tum (33) won in 1992, Tawakkol Karman (32) won in 2011, and Malala Yousafzai (17) -- currently the youngest person to win regardless of gender — won in 2014.

 

20 hours ago, phkrause said:

Which U.S. President Was the Only One to Win the Prize After Leaving Office?

Jimmy Carter, the 39th President of the United States, won the award in 2002 for his repeated involvement in negotiating peace treaties and working toward social welfare. He was not the only president to win the award, but he was the only one to win after leaving office. The others — Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and Barack Obama — won while in office, though Roosevelt did not accept his award until after he left, claiming it didn't feel right to claim it when he was still serving as president.

 

20 hours ago, phkrause said:

Which Vice President Won the Prize for a Reason Not Related to War?

Between one and three vice presidents have won the award, depending on who you ask. Only one has won the award for a non-war-related cause: Al Gore, who won in 2007 for his environmental work regarding climate change. The other two names you'll find are Theodore Roosevelt, who won the award in 1906, and Charles G. Dawes, who won the award in 1925. Roosevelt was actually president when he won the award, but he had started out as vice president, only becoming president after William McKinley was assassinated. Roosevelt was re-elected as president for another term. Dawes won the award during the same year he became vice president for his attempts to stabilize Germany's currency after the ravages of World War I.

 

20 hours ago, phkrause said:

Which Winner Didn't Even Know He'd Been Nominated?

You'd think you'd know if you were in the running for the Nobel Peace Prize, but don't tell that to Barack Obama. The former president had not even completed the first year in his first term when he received news that he'd won the prize (along with the also-crucial information that it was his dog's birthday and a three-day weekend was coming up; two of his "prize informants" were his daughters). And even now, Obama admits he's still not sure why he won. The award was a complete surprise to him and his staff because no one knew that he'd been nominated. According to the committee that gave him the award, it was their hope that the award would strengthen Obama's reputation and clout. In 2015, the head of the committee admitted that the prize did not have the effect they had hoped it would. 

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20 hours ago, phkrause said:

The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded in which city?

Answer: The Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, presents the Nobel Peace Prize in the presence of the King of Norway on December 10th each year (the anniversary of Nobel's death). The Peace Prize is the only Nobel Prize NOT presented in Stockholm. The Nobel laureate receives a diploma, a medal and a document confirming the prize amount. The Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony is held at the Oslo City Hall, followed the next day by the Nobel Peace Prize Concert, which is broadcast in over 150 countries around the world.

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