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On 7/5/2019 at 11:26 AM, phkrause said:

What company was founded in 1964 as Blue Ribbon Sports?

Nike

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 the answer  is NIKE

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Answer: Nike, originally known as Blue Ribbon Sports, was founded by University of Oregon track athlete Philip Knight and his coach Bill Bowerman in January 1964. The company initially operated as a distributor for Japanese shoe maker Onitsuka Tiger, making most sales at track meets out of Knight's automobile. Blue Ribbon Sports hired Carolyn Davidson to design their classic "swoosh" logo in 1971 for $35. In 1971, Blue Ribbon Sports officially renamed itself to Nike, Inc. The company takes its name from Nike, the Greek goddess of victory.

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23 hours ago, phkrause said:

HBO's Game of Thrones is based on a series of novels by which author?

George R R Martin

 

20 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

GEORGE R.R. MARTIN

Answer: A Game of Thrones is the first novel in A Song of Ice and Fire, a series of fantasy novels by author George R. R. Martin. It was first published on August 1, 1996. The novel became a New York Times Bestseller and reached #1 on the list in July 2011. HBO Productions purchased the television rights for the A Song of Ice and Fire series in 2007 and began airing the fantasy series on their cable channel on April 17, 2011. George R. R. Martin was heavily involved in the production of the television series adaptation of his books.

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Which company was once known as "Quantum Computer Services Inc."?

AOL

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What doll, created in 1959, was named after the inventor's daughter?

Barbie

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17 hours ago, phkrause said:

Which company was once known as "Quantum Computer Services Inc."?

AOL

 

11 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

AOL

Answer: AOL was founded in 1985 as Quantum Computer Services, an online services company by Jim Kimsey from the remnants of Control Video Corporation. In 1991, Quantum was renamed America Online. AOL became one of the early pioneers of the Internet, providing dial-up service to over 30 million members worldwide. In 2001, at the height of its popularity, it purchased the media conglomerate Time Warner in the largest merger in U.S. history. AOL rapidly declined thereafter, partly due to the decline of dial-up and rise of broadband.

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16 hours ago, phkrause said:

What doll, created in 1959, was named after the inventor's daughter?

Barbie

12 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

BARBIE

Answer: The Barbie doll was invented by Ruth Handler in 1959, and was named after her own daughter. The Ken Doll, likewise, was named after her son. Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts. The doll made its debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York on March 9, 1959. This date is also used as Barbie's official birthday. Mattel has sold over a billion Barbie dolls, making it the company's largest and most profitable line. Barbie has expanded into a media franchise, including animated films, television specials, video games, and music.

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Which of the following cities is a state capital?

Springfield, IL

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On 7/7/2019 at 11:01 AM, phkrause said:

Which of the following cities is a state capital?

Springfield, IL

 

13 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

SPRINGFIELD , IL

Answer: What is the capital of Illinois? Most would probably guess Chicago. For starters, Chicago is by far the biggest city in Illinois, with over 2.7 million residents. But Chicago is not the capital of Illinois. That distinction goes to Springfield. Like many states, the capital of Illinois has changed a few times over the years. Starting in 1809, when Illinois was still just a territory, the capital was Kaskaskia. In 1818, Illinois was granted full statehood, and by 1819, the state capital had moved to Vandalia. In 1839, the capital eventually moved north to Springfield.

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What does England call its police officers?

Bobbies I believe!!

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In which Spanish city does the famous "Running of the Bulls" festival take place each July?

Pamplona

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20 hours ago, phkrause said:

What does England call its police officers?

Bobbies I believe!!

 

2 minutes ago, dgrimm60 said:

BOBBIES

Answer: The concept of modern policing has its roots in pre-Victorian England, when the British home minister, Sir Robert Peel, oversaw the creation of London’s first organized police force. Peel’s patrolmen wore black jackets and tall wool hats with badges. They went out armed only with a short club and a whistle for summoning backup. Robert Peel’s system was a success, and by the mid-19th century large American cities had created similar police forces. In London, the policemen were so identified with the politician who created them that they were referred to as “Bobbies,” after the popular nickname for Robert.

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16 hours ago, phkrause said:

In which Spanish city does the famous "Running of the Bulls" festival take place each July?

Pamplona

 

9 minutes ago, dgrimm60 said:

I  will  go  along  with  PAMPLONA

Answer: The Running of the Bulls occurs every July 7th-14th in Pamplona, Spain. Every year, thousands of people choose to run from over a dozen bulls and steers through the streets of Pamplona as part of the city's San Fermín Festival. The length of the run is 825 meters (a little over 900 yards) long and the average time of the run from start to finish is about three minutes. Among the rules to take part in the event are that participants must be at least 18 years old, run in the same direction as the bulls, not incite the bulls, and not be under the influence of alcohol.

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What snack food was legally barred from calling its product "chips"?

Pringles

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18 hours ago, phkrause said:

What snack food was legally barred from calling its product "chips"?

Pringles

 

6 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

PRINGLES

Answer: The container tubes for Pringles currently label the product as “potato crisps”. While Pringles are often thought of like a potato chip, technically it may just be referred to by its parent company as “crisps”. Pringles were originally known as "Pringles Newfangled Potato Chips", however, there were objections from other snack producers to the brand using the term potato chip to describe Pringles. The US Food and Drug Administration ruled in 1975 that Pringles could only use the word "chip" in their product name within the following phrase: "potato chips made from dried potatoes". Rather than do this, the company began referring to Pringles as potato "crisps" rather than potato chips.

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21 hours ago, phkrause said:

Which automaker introduced the 3 point seatbelt?

Volvo

 

21 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

VOLVO

Answer: The United States Patent Office issued the Swedish engineer Nils Bohlin a patent for his three-point automobile safety belt “for use in vehicles” on this day in 1962. Four years earlier, Sweden’s Volvo Car Corporation had hired Bohlin, as the company’s first chief safety engineer. Bohlin designed his three-point system in less than a year, and Volvo introduced it on its cars in 1959. Volvo then made the new seat belt design patent open in the interest of safety and made it available to other car manufacturers for free.

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Which U.S. Vice President killed a man while in office?

Aaron Burr

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