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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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20 hours ago, phkrause said:

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

Aaron Burr

 

4 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

AARON BURR

Answer: Aaron Burr was the third Vice President of the United States under President Thomas Jefferson. On this day in 1804, Alexander Hamilton was shot and mortally wounded by Vice President Aaron Burr in one of the most famous duels in American history. Burr was never tried for the illegal duel and all charges against him were eventually dropped. The death of Hamilton, however, ended Burr's political career. President Jefferson dropped him from the ticket for the 1804 presidential election, and he never held office again.

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Which of these major newspapers is based in the city of Philadelphia?

Inquirer

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21 hours ago, phkrause said:

Which of these major newspapers is based in the city of Philadelphia?

Inquirer

 

7 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

INQUIRER

Answer: The Philadelphia Inquirer is a morning daily newspaper that serves the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, metropolitan area of the United States. The newspaper was founded by John R. Walker and John Norvell in June 1829 as The Pennsylvania Inquirer and is the third-oldest surviving daily newspaper in the United States. The Inquirer has the eighteenth largest average weekday U.S. newspaper circulation and has won twenty Pulitzer Prizes. The Inquirer first became a major newspaper during the American Civil War.

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18 hours ago, phkrause said:

Which creature has 3 hearts?

 

14 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

OCTOPUS

Answer: The octopus has three hearts in total with one of the hearts functioning as the systematic heart that pumps oxygenated blood to the other body parts. Two of the three hearts are referred to as brachial hearts and pump blood to the gills. Unlike most vertebrates with iron-rich hemoglobin packed in their blood, octopuses have copper-rich hemocyanin that dissolves directly into their blood making their blood to appear blue. Hemoglobin is more efficient than hemocyanin as an oxygen transporter. Thus, the three hearts compensate by pumping blood around the body at a faster rate to supply the needed oxygen for the octopus’ active lifestyle.

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Sometimes referred to as the Arabian Gulf, Moses parted the waters of this sea.

A. Suez Sea
B. Red Sea
C. Baltic Sea
D. Sinai Sea

Red Sea

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On 7/14/2019 at 10:46 AM, phkrause said:

Sometimes referred to as the Arabian Gulf, Moses parted the waters of this sea.

A. Suez Sea
B. Red Sea
C. Baltic Sea
D. Sinai Sea

Red Sea

 

3 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

 RED SEA

B. Red Sea

The Red Sea lies between the Mediterranean Sea and Suez Canal, and yes - Moses allegedly parted its waters.



Source: various web sites.

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Who is featured on the most expensive baseball card ever sold at auction?

Honus Wagner

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17 hours ago, phkrause said:

Who is featured on the most expensive baseball card ever sold at auction?

Honus Wagner

 

5 minutes ago, dgrimm60 said:

HONUS WAGNER

Answer: The T206 Honus Wagner baseball card sold for a staggering $3.12 million in 2016, and is considered to be the Holy Grail of baseball cards. It was originally produced by the American Tobacco Company and was included in packs of the company's cigarettes. The Pittsburgh Pirates star barred the company from continuing production of the card — either because he didn't want children to buy cigarettes to acquire his card or because he wanted to get paid more for his likeness. The ATC ended production of the Wagner card and a total of only 50 to 200 cards were ever distributed to the public.

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Which company took its name from the fact that it specialized in selling insurance to federal employees?

GEICO

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20 hours ago, phkrause said:

Which company took its name from the fact that it specialized in selling insurance to federal employees?

GEICO

Answer: In 1936, Leo and Lillian Goodwin started an insurance company to serve federal government employees. That company was Government Employees Insurance Company, or GEICO. GEICO's original business model was predicated on the assumption that federal employees would constitute a less risky and more financially stable pool of customers compared to the general public. Whether you know it through the gecko or the caveman, GEICO has become one of the most well-branded insurance firms in the United States.

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Which of these states does NOT contain an Ivy League school?

Vermont

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