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23 hours ago, phkrause said:

In which city was the first 18-hole golf course in the United States built?

Chicago! but you'd think it would be Florida or NC!!

 

19 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

CHICAGO

Answer: The Chicago Golf Club is the oldest 18-hole course in the United States. The course was originally only nine holes, but it was increased to 18 in 1893. All 18 holes, sadly, are no longer accessible. The Chicago Golf Club is now known as Downers Grove Golf Club, and only 9 of the 18 holes are operated. Although some minor changes were made to the course over the years, holes 2, 4, 7, 8, and 9 still maintain their original design integrity. Chicago Golf Club is ranked the fifth-most exclusive in the world. There are only 120 members and it will never exceed this amount, the only way to get in is by invitation from a member.

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

Psycho

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Who is the artist behind the famous painting of "Dogs Playing Poker"?

 

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On 12/3/2018 at 5:40 PM, phkrause said:

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

Psycho

 

9 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

PSYCHO

Answer: 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.

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22 hours ago, phkrause said:

Who is the artist behind the famous painting of "Dogs Playing Poker"?

 

Answer: Thanks to Dogs Playing Poker, painter Cassius Marcellus Coolidge (a.k.a. C.M. Coolidge) has earned the distinction of being called "the most famous American artist you’ve never heard of." Dogs Playing Poker refers to not just one painting, but a series of 18! The series includes the artist’s original Poker Game (1894) painting, along with 16 other oil paintings commissioned in 1903 to advertise cigars, and an additional 1910 painting. All 18 paintings in the series feature anthropomorphized dogs, but the eleven in which dogs are seated around a card table have become well known as examples of kitsch art in home decoration.

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Which building is currently America's tallest?

One World Trade Center

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Which famous theater is located in New York City's Harlem neighborhood?

Apollo Theater

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19 hours ago, phkrause said:

Which building is currently America's tallest?

One World Trade Center

 

6 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

ONE WORLD TRADE CENTER

Answer: 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.

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18 hours ago, phkrause said:

Which famous theater is located in New York City's Harlem neighborhood?

Apollo Theater

 

6 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

APOLLO THEATER

Answer: The Apollo Theater is a music hall located at 253 West 125th Street in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. It is a noted venue for African-American performers, and is the home of Showtime at the Apollo, a nationally syndicated television variety show which showcased new talent, from 1987 to 2008. The theater, which has a capacity of 1,506, opened in 1914 as Hurtig & Seamon's New Burlesque Theater. It became the Apollo in 1934, when it was opened to black patrons – previously it had been a whites-only venue. The building was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1983.

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21 hours ago, phkrause said:

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

Kansas City

 

5 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

KANSAS CITY

Answer: 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.

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20 hours ago, phkrause said:

What is the scientific name for laughing gas?

Nitrous oxide

 

6 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

NITROUS OXIDE

Answer: Nitrous oxide (N2O) or laughing gas as it is commonly known was first synthesized by Joseph Priestley in 1772. At room temperature, it is a colorless non-flammable gas, with a slight metallic scent and taste. Nitrous oxide has significant medical uses, especially in surgery and dentistry, for its anesthetic and pain reducing effects. Its name "laughing gas", coined by Humphry Davy, is due to the euphoric effects upon inhaling it. Inhalation of nitrous oxide is used frequently to relieve pain associated with childbirth, trauma, and oral surgery.

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4 Trivia Questions About Presidential Firsts

On December 6, 1923, Calvin Coolidge became the first U.S. president to deliver a presidential address on the radio.  Many presidents have been trailblazers in one form or another. Try answering these trivia questions about firsts by U.S. presidents...

Who Was the First President to Be Heard on the Radio? (Hint: It Wasn't Coolidge.)

Who Was the First President to Shake Hands on a Regular Basis With Guests?

Who Was the First—and Only—Sitting President to Appear on Saturday Night Live?

Which President Had the Fastest Ascent Into Office Without Winning Elections?

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What state has used the nickname "Big Sky Country" on its license plate?

Montana would be my guess!!

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On 12/6/2018 at 3:10 PM, phkrause said:

Which of the following literary characters was born John Clayton?

Tarzan

Answer: 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.

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On 12/6/2018 at 3:59 PM, phkrause said:

Who Was the First President to Be Heard on the Radio? (Hint: It Wasn't Coolidge.)

Coolidge may have given the first presidential address over the radio, but he wasn't the first to be heard at all over the radio. That honor goes to Warren G. Harding, Coolidge's predecessor, who on June 14, 1922, was heard on the radio making a speech to a live audience at a memorial. The speech was not crafted specifically for the radio, so Coolidge still holds onto his title. Harding also was the first to record a speech onto wax phonograph discs.

 

On 12/6/2018 at 3:59 PM, phkrause said:

Who Was the First President to Shake Hands on a Regular Basis With Guests?

Believe it or not, the handshake was once considered amazingly informal. If you really wanted to keep things professional, you bowed. That is, until Thomas Jefferson became president. He wanted to make things much more relaxed, so instead of bowing to his male dinner guests, he shook hands with them. This behavior was shocking to some, but Jefferson had a good reason for trying to make things a little more mellow. A few years before he became president, he had to apologize to a French diplomat who had had a bad etiquette experience when visiting the U.S. Jefferson decided to reduce the amount of etiquette needed to deal with other people in government.

 

On 12/6/2018 at 3:59 PM, phkrause said:

Who Was the First—and Only—Sitting President to Appear on Saturday Night Live?

If you answered George H.W. Bush, you're... wrong. Bush did appear on Saturday Night Live, but he did so after he left office, when he kindly chided Dana Carvey about Carvey's impression of Bush during his administration. No, the only sitting—in office—president to appear on SNL was Gerald Ford, who had a cameo in 1976, during the show's first season. The elder Bush was the only other president (former, in this case) to appear on the show, but plenty of candidates have appeared. In fact, an appearance on SNL has become almost required for those wishing to be elected. Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Jesse Jackson have all appeared on the show during their campaigns.

 

On 12/6/2018 at 3:59 PM, phkrause said:

Which President Had the Fastest Ascent Into Office Without Winning Elections?

That's right—we've actually had a president who never won a presidential or vice-presidential election but who held both offices within two years. It's not uncommon for a vice president to ascend to the presidency without an election, due to the previous president's death. But in Gerald Ford's case, he was both vice president and president even though he never campaigned or had his name on a ballot. At first, Ford was a member of Congress. But when Spiro Agnew resigned, Congress nominated Ford to take the VP spot in 1973. Then Nixon resigned in 1974, automatically making Ford the new U.S. president. 

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On 12/6/2018 at 4:13 PM, phkrause said:

What state has used the nickname "Big Sky Country" on its license plate?

Montana would be my guess!!

 

10 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

PHKRAUSE

the answer  is  MONTANA

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Answer: Did you know that Montana is often called Big Sky Country? The nickname is a reference to the unobstructed skyline in the state that seems to overwhelm the landscape at times. The name came from a book by Alfred Bertram Guthrie Jr. titled “Big Sky”. Mr. Guthrie gave the Montana Highway Department permission to use the name and Montana has been "Big Sky Country" ever since. The nickname "Big Sky Country" appeared on Montana license plates from 1967 to 1975. This was shortened to "Big Sky" on license plates stamped from 1976 to 2000.

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