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19 hours ago, phkrause said:

Which of these scientists discovered penicillin?

 

17 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

ALEXANDER  FLEMING

Answer: Sir Alexander Fleming was a young bacteriologist when an accidental discovery led to one of the great developments of modern medicine on this day in 1929. Having left a plate of staphylococcus bacteria uncovered, Fleming noticed that a mold that had fallen on the culture had killed many of the bacteria. He identified the mold as penicillium notatum, similar to the kind found on bread. After calling it "mold juice" for several months, he later named the substance penicillin. On February 14, 1929, Fleming introduced his discovery to the world, paving the way for the use of antibiotics in modern healthcare.

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17 hours ago, phkrause said:

Which mobster is believed to behind the St. Valentine's Day Massacre?

 

5 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

AL CAPONE

Answer: The St. Valentine's Day Massacre remains the most notorious gangster killing of the Prohibition era. On Feb. 14, 1929, the St. Valentine's Day Massacre took place in a Chicago garage as seven rivals of Al Capone's gang were gunned down. The St. Valentine's Day Massacre, as it was known, was never officially linked to Capone, but he was generally considered to have been responsible for the murders. The incident resulted from the struggle to control organized crime in the city of Chicago during Prohibition. The story appeared on front pages around the country, making Al Capone a nationwide celebrity.

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Which TV personality referred to his show as the "No Spin Zone"?

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What type of business did George Jefferson own on The Jeffersons?

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On 2/15/2019 at 12:23 PM, phkrause said:

Which TV personality referred to his show as the "No Spin Zone"?

 

18 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

BILL  O'REILLY

Answer: Bill O'Reilly is a political commentator and hosted the popular cable news program “The O'Reilly Factor”, which began airing on Fox News in 2001. With hard-driving interviews and blunt commentary, O'Reilly dealt with the nation's hottest issues in an atmosphere described by him and his show's producers as the "No Spin Zone." The O'Reilly Factor was the highest-rated cable news show for 16 years. He was fired from the network in 2017 after reports surfaced of his settlements for sexual harassment allegations.

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18 hours ago, phkrause said:

What type of business did George Jefferson own on The Jeffersons?

 

6 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

DRY CLEANING

Answer: George Jefferson is a fictional character played by Sherman Hemsley on the television sitcoms “All in the Family” and its spin-off “The Jeffersons”. George Jefferson was a successful entrepreneur who owned a successful chain of seven dry cleaning stores in New York City. During “All in the Family”, Jefferson lived in a working-class neighborhood in Queens, with his wife Louise (Isabel Sanford) and son Lionel (Mike Evans). When “The Jeffersons” began in 1975, George and his family had moved "to a deluxe apartment in the sky" on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

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19 hours ago, phkrause said:

What candy bar was originally introduced as "Rowntree's Chocolate Crisp"?

Kit Kat

 

15 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

KIT KAT

Answer: The Kit Kat bar was originally introduced as "Rowntree's Chocolate Crisp" in 1935. Rowntree's Chocolate Crisp was originally advertised as "the biggest little meal" and "the best companion to a cup of tea". Two years later, it was renamed "KitKat." The standard bars consist of two or four pieces composed of three layers of wafer, separated and covered by an outer layer of chocolate. Each finger can be snapped from the bar separately. In 2002, Kit Kat Limited Edition White Chocolate and Dark Chocolate bars hit the market, and in 2003, the limited edition line was expanded to include mint and orange flavors.

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18 hours ago, phkrause said:

U2's "Angel of Harlem" was written about what singer?

 

15 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

BILLIE  HOLIDAY

Answer: "Angel of Harlem" is a song by Irish rock band U2. "Angel of Harlem" was written about Billie Holiday, a Jazz singer who moved to Harlem as a teenager in 1928. Nicknamed "Lady Day”, Billie Holiday was one of the most influential jazz singers of all time. Her final years, however, were tragic. She became addicted to heroin, was swindled out of her earnings, and died of cirrhosis of the liver at age 44 with only $0.70 in the bank. She was arrested on her deathbed, in 1959, as narcotic addiction at that time was considered a crime, not an illness.

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19 hours ago, phkrause said:

Which was NOT a headline in 1961?

 

6 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

COLOR T.V.

Answer: Color TV was introduced in 1951, not 1961! On June 25, 1951, CBS broadcast the very first commercial color TV program. Unfortunately, nearly no one could watch it on their black-and-white televisions. Despite the early success with color programming, the adoption to color television was a slow one. It wasn't until the 1960s that the public began buying color TVs in earnest and in the 1970s the American public finally started purchasing more color TV sets than black-and-white ones. Interestingly, sales of new black-and-white TV sets lingered on even into the 1980s.

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20 hours ago, phkrause said:

The Pythagorean theorem helps calculate the size of which shape?

 

7 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

RIGHT  TRIANGLE

Answer: In mathematics, the Pythagorean theorem is a fundamental relation in Euclidean geometry among the three sides of a right triangle. The theorem can be written in one short equation: a² + b² = c². The theorem states that the square of the hypotenuse (the side opposite the right angle) is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides. The theorem, named after the ancient Greek mathematician Pythagoras, is used any time we have a right triangle, we know the length of two sides, and we want to find the third side.

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Which President signed a law declaring “In God We Trust” to be the official U.S. motto?

Dwight Eisenhower

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Hail To The Chief: 4 Trivia Questions About Presidents Day

On February 18, 2019, Americans celebrate Presidents Day, a holiday set aside to honor Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, both born in February, as well as all other presidents. We've put together trivia questions about this holiday; try your luck with them to find out how much you know about the holiday and the presidents it honors...

What's the Official Name of the Federal Holiday?

What Other Presidents Were Born in February?

What U.S. Senate Tradition is Associated with Washington's Birthday?

What Month Has the Most Presidential Birthdays?

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Who is the only U.S. President whose grandmother outlived him?

John Kennedy

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