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Which book does not contain a single letter "e"?

Gadsby

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Walt Whitman's poem "Oh Captain, My Captain" was written about which President?

Abraham Lincoln

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On 6/21/2019 at 12:17 PM, phkrause said:

Which book does not contain a single letter "e"?

Gadsby

 

17 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

 GADSBY

nswer: Ernest Vincent Wright’s 1939 novel Gadsby is over 50,000 words long, yet doesn’t contain a single letter “e” anywhere other than the cover. In order to prevent himself from accidentally using the letter “e”, he disabled the key on his typewriter by tying it down. Gadsby tells the story of a fictional city called Branton Hills, which is revitalized as a result of the efforts of its new mayor, John Gadsby. As to his motivation for writing Gadsby, Wright first thought to try writing a book without the letter ‘e’ after learning that the letter “e” supposedly occurs in books and other writings on average about five times more often than any other letter in English. Source: Mental Floss

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18 hours ago, phkrause said:

Walt Whitman's poem "Oh Captain, My Captain" was written about which President?

Abraham Lincoln

 

18 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

Answer: Walt Whitman composed the poem "O Captain! My Captain!" after Abraham Lincoln's assassination in 1865. The poem is classified as an elegy or mourning poem, and was written to honor Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States. The poem was first published in the pamphlet Sequel to Drum-Taps which assembled 18 poems regarding the American Civil War. "O Captain! My Captain!" became one of Walt Whitman's most famous poems. Whitman became so identified with the poem that late in life he remarked, "Damn My Captain...I'm almost sorry I ever wrote the poem."

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Which of these music groups never featured members who were actually brothers?

The Doobie Brothers

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On 6/26/2019 at 12:53 PM, phkrause said:

Which of these music groups never featured members who were actually brothers?

The Doobie Brothers

 

13 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

DOOBIE BROTHERS

Answer: The Doobie Brothers are an American rock band, but are not actual brothers. Noting the band's preference for marijuana, a friend jokingly nicknamed them the Doobie Brothers. The band intended to use the name only for a few early performances until they came up with something better, but they never did. The group has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide throughout their career. The band has been active in five decades, with their biggest success occurring in the 1970s. After breaking up in 1983, they got back together in 1988 and have been around ever since.

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On 6/26/2019 at 4:47 PM, phkrause said:

How many stomachs does a cow have?

4 I believe

 

13 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

4

Answer: The cow has four stomachs and undergoes a special digestive process to break down the food it eats. When the cow first eats, it chews the food just enough to swallow it. The unchewed food travels to the first two stomachs, the rumen and the reticulum, where it is stored until later. Later, the cow coughs up bits of the unchewed food called cud and chews it completely this time before swallowing it again. The cud then goes to the third and fourth stomachs, the omasum and abomasum, where it is fully digested.

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What is the best selling novel of all time?

How about the "The Lord of the Rings?"

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10 hours ago, phkrause said:

What is the best selling novel of all time?

How about the "The Lord of the Rings?"

 

1 hour ago, dgrimm60 said:

THE LORD OF THE RINGS

Answer: With over 500 million copies sold, Don Quixote is the best-selling novel of all time. In this incredibly popular Spanish epic, Don Quixote has become so entranced by reading romances of chivalry that he determines to become a knight errant and pursue bold adventures, accompanied by his squire, the cunning Sancho Panza. The book is considered one of the most influential pieces of Spanish literature of the Spanish Golden Age. The novel remains incredibly popular, too. In 2005 -- the 400th anniversary of the novel -- a Spanish-language version of "Don Quixote" sold more than 600,000 copies in just two months.

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What is the lowest value of paper money without the portrait of a U.S. president?

$10

 

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On 6/28/2019 at 2:07 PM, phkrause said:

What is the lowest value of paper money without the portrait of a U.S. president?

$10

 

18 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

$ 10.00

Answer: The obverse of the United States ten-dollar bill ($10) bill features the portrait of Alexander Hamilton, who served as the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. The $10 bill is unique in that it is the only denomination in circulation in which the portrait faces to the left. It also features one of two non-presidents on currently issued U.S. bills, the other being Benjamin Franklin on the $100 bill. Hamilton is also the only person not born in the continental United States or British America (he was from the West Indies) currently depicted on U.S. paper currency.

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Which of these tough guy actors was a cheerleader in college?

Samuel Jackson

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After Queen Elizabeth II, who is next in line for the British throne?

Prince Charles I believe

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19 hours ago, phkrause said:

Which of these tough guy actors was a cheerleader in college?

Samuel Jackson

 

15 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

SAMUEL JACKSON

Answer: The “Pulp Fiction” star studied marine biology at Morehouse College, an all-male institution in Atlanta, Georgia. After joining a local acting group, Samuel L. Jackson found an interest in acting and switched his major. As a way to pick up the ladies, he showed off his school spirit and joined the cheerleading squad so he could travel with the basketball and football teams to games at other universities, where females crowded the stands. And Jackson is glad he did – he ended up meeting his wife, actress LaTanya Richardson, at neighboring school Spelman College.

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18 hours ago, phkrause said:

After Queen Elizabeth II, who is next in line for the British throne?

Prince Charles I believe

 

16 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

 PRINCE CHARLES

Answer: Prince Charles, the oldest son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, is the heir apparent to the British throne. His mother became queen when he was only three after the death of his grandfather King George VI in 1952. As Elizabeth's oldest child, Charles became the heir apparent to the British throne and received the title of Duke of Cornwall. Charles was also destined to become Great Britain's oldest heir apparent, with his mother remaining queen for more than six and a half decades. His younger siblings are Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward. He is the father of Princes William and Harry.

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Lima beans are named for a city in which country?

Wouldn't ya think Peru??

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