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20 hours ago, phkrause said:

At what average age do American women become first-time mothers?

Answer: Women are becoming mothers later in life. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the average age of American women at the time of their first birth is 26.3. The increase in the average age to have a baby reflects two broader trends: women getting married later in life and more women attending college. The average age at which women tie the knot for the first time is 27.6 years, rising to 29.5 years for men. That's a sharp jump from the average marriage ages of 21 and 23 reported in 1968.

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Which product was originally marketed as an "Esteemed Brain Tonic & Intellectual Beverage"?

Coca-Cola

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Toucan Sam is the mascot for which breakfast cereal?

Froot Loops

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20 hours ago, phkrause said:

Which product was originally marketed as an "Esteemed Brain Tonic & Intellectual Beverage"?

Coca-Cola

 

1 hour ago, dgrimm60 said:

COCA  COLA

Answer: Coca Cola was originally marketed as an "Esteemed Brain Tonic and Intellectual Beverage" when it first appeared on the market in 1886. It was promoted it as an “intellectual beverage” and a “brain and nerve tonic”, one that “could cure headaches, relieve exhaustion and deliver you with exhilarating and invigorating joy”. It was particularly beneficial for “ladies, and all those whose sedentary employment causes nervous prostration”. Initially it was available through the drug store and soon found its way to the soda fountain.

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15 hours ago, phkrause said:

Toucan Sam is the mascot for which breakfast cereal?

Froot Loops

 

1 hour ago, dgrimm60 said:

FOOT  LOOPS

Answer: Froot Loops is a brand of sweetened, fruit-flavored breakfast cereal introduced by Kellogg's in 1963. Originally, there were only red, orange and yellow loops, but green, blue and purple were added during the 1990s. Toucan Sam has been the mascot of Froot Loops since its first appearance. Toucan Sam is a blue anthropomorphic toucan; the colors of his bill correspond to the three original Froot Loop colors. He is portrayed as having an uncanny ability to smell Froot Loops from great distances and locates a concealed bowl of the cereal while intoning "Follow my nose! It always knows!"

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Which of these musical titles does NOT actually end with an exclamation point?

I'm gonna guess Annie

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21 hours ago, phkrause said:

Which of these musical titles does NOT actually end with an exclamation point?

I'm gonna guess Annie

 

2 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

I  will  go along with  ANNIE

Answer: Many Broadway musicals have followed the proud tradition of punctuating their title with an exclamation mark starting with Oklahoma! (1943), and continuing on with Hello Dolly! (1964), Oh! Calcutta! (1976), and Mamma Mia! (2001). "It brings urgency, excitement and humor," says Mark Zablow, a branding specialist at Cogent Entertainment. "It makes you expect the show to be lively and have a lot going on." The Broadway musical Annie opened in 1977 and ran for nearly six years but does not contain an exclamation mark in its title.

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Elton John wrote the song "Candle in the Wind" about what actress?

I believe Marilyn Monroe

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Which sports league's commissioner has a last name that can be found on the periodic table?

My guess the NHL

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18 hours ago, phkrause said:

Elton John wrote the song "Candle in the Wind" about what actress?

I believe Marilyn Monroe

Answer: "Candle in the Wind" is a song with music and lyrics by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. It was originally written in 1973, in honor of Marilyn Monroe, who had died 11 years earlier. The lyrics of the song are a sympathetic portrayal of the life of Marilyn Monroe. (The song's opening line "Goodbye Norma Jean" refers to Monroe's real name.) Bernie Taupin was inspired to write the song after hearing the phrase "candle in the wind" used in tribute to Janis Joplin. In 1997, John performed a rewritten version of the song as a tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales.

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17 hours ago, phkrause said:

Which sports league's commissioner has a last name that can be found on the periodic table?

My guess the NHL

Answer: Adam Silver is the current commissioner of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Silver was unanimously elected NBA Commissioner on Feb. 1, 2014, by the NBA Board of Governors. Since joining the NBA in 1992, Silver has also held the positions of Senior VP & COO, NBA Entertainment, and NBA Chief of Staff. Before joining the NBA, Silver was a lawyer at the New York law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore. In 2015, he was named one of Time's 100 Most Influential People and one of Fortune's 50 Greatest Leaders.

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What was the first movie to win Best Picture at the Oscars?

Wings

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Test Your Knowledge of The Academy Awards_2

On May 16, 1929, the first Academy Awards ceremony was held at a dinner party for around 250 people held in the Blossom Room of the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, California. See if you can you answer these trivia questions about the Academy Awards...

What Major Restrictions Shaped the First Oscars Ceremony?

Who Holds The Record For Winning The Most Academy Awards?

How Many Ties Have There Been in Oscars History?

How Many Refused Awards Have There Been in Oscars History?

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23 hours ago, phkrause said:

What was the first movie to win Best Picture at the Oscars?

Wings

 

1 hour ago, dgrimm60 said:

WINGS

Answer: On this day in 1929, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences handed out its first awards, at a dinner party for around 250 people held at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, California. The first official Best Picture winner (and the only silent film to win Best Picture) was Wings, directed by William Wellman. The most expensive movie of its time, with a budget of $2 million, the movie told the story of two World War I pilots who fall for the same woman and starred Charles “Buddy” Rogers, Richard Arlen, Clara Bow and a young Gary Cooper.

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19 hours ago, phkrause said:

What Major Restrictions Shaped the First Oscars Ceremony?

At the time of the first Oscar ceremony, sound had just been introduced into film. The Warner Bros. movie The Jazz Singer–one of the first “talkies”–was not allowed to compete for Best Picture because the Academy decided it was unfair to let movies with sound compete with silent films. The other restriction was that Charlie Chaplin's name was withdrawn from all of the categories in which he had been nominated. Originally a nominee for Best Actor, Best Writer and Best Comedy Director for The Circus, Chaplin was removed from these categories so he could receive a special honorary award, a change that some attributed to his unpopularity in Hollywood. 

 

19 hours ago, phkrause said:

Who Holds The Record For Winning The Most Academy Awards?

Walt Disney has a total of 26 Academy Awards, and holds the record for most Academy Awards in history. He won 22 competitive Academy Awards from a total of 59 nominations, and also holds the records for most wins and most nominations for an individual in history. Disney won his first competitive Academy Award and received his first Honorary Academy Award at the 5th Academy Awards (1932). He received the Honorary Academy Award for the creation of Mickey Mouse and won the Academy Award for Best Short Subject (Cartoon) for the film Flowers and Trees.

 

19 hours ago, phkrause said:

How Many Ties Have There Been in Oscars History?

This depends on what you mean by "tie." If you mean how many times has the same award been given to two winners, that would be six times. But not all of those were exact ties. And the very first Oscars had a couple of winners that could have been considered a tie later on. The first film to win "Outstanding Picture" was Wings. But that year there was another category called the best "Unique and Artistic Picture," which was won by Sunrise. That Artistic category was soon nixed. As for the other ties, in 2013 there was a tie for best sound editing; in 1995, the best short film (live action) was a tie; in 1987, the best documentary was a tie; in 1969, the best actress award was a tie; in 1950, the best documentary short subject was a tie; and in 1932, the best actors tied in an unusual way. That year, awards were considered tied if the second-place winner got within three votes of the first-place winner. The two winners that year were separated by only one vote.

 

19 hours ago, phkrause said:

How Many Refused Awards Have There Been in Oscars History?

Three people have outright rejected awards; one person just never showed up or communicated with the Academy about receiving his. Note that this is not the same as just not attending the ceremony; plenty of nominees and winners avoided the ceremony but did not reject anything they won. So: Jean-Luc Godard was set to receive an honorary Oscar, but the Academy couldn't reach him; while that's not a straightforward rejection, it's pretty close. As for the other three, those were Marlon Brando, who sent Sacheen Littlefeather in his place to publicly reject the award; George C. Scott, who for years had said he'd reject the award (and then made good on that rejection when he won for Patton); and Dudley Nichols, a screenwriter in the 1930s who rejected his award as a protest against the anti-union attitude toward the new Screen Writers Guild. He later accepted his award after the National Labor Relations Board legitimized the Guild as the union for writers.

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New York and New Jersey fought their way to the Supreme Court over ownership of which landmark?

Was thinking in my mind it had to be either one of the tunnels or the bridge, but guess what? Its Ellis Island!!!!!

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21 hours ago, phkrause said:

Which of these animals has only one ear?

Praying mantis

Answer: Until relatively recently, it was believed that praying mantises were unable to hear as their ears couldn't be found. However, it turned out that scientists were looking in the wrong place! The praying mantis actually has one single ear and it is located right in the middle of its chest. Despite having one ear, its ability to hear sounds is well beyond that of a human, although they cannot discriminate the direction of a sound, nor its frequency. They are the only animal in the world that is known to have just one ear.

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20 hours ago, phkrause said:

New York and New Jersey fought their way to the Supreme Court over ownership of which landmark?

Was thinking in my mind it had to be either one of the tunnels or the bridge, but guess what? Its Ellis Island!!!!!

Answer: Think you know which state owns Ellis Island? Think again. Ellis Island, the gateway to the U.S. for millions of immigrants in the early 20th century, technically belongs to New Jersey. In May of 1998, the Supreme Court ended a long-standing argument between the New York and New Jersey over who actually owns Ellis Island. Based on a land claims agreement between the two states made before Ellis Island became a gateway for nearly 12 million immigrants, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that 90% of Ellis Island was part of New Jersey rather than New York.

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