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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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On 7/17/2019 at 11:39 AM, phkrause said:

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

Vermont

 

5 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

VERMONT

Answer: The Ivy League is comprised of eight private institutions of higher education in the Northeastern United States. The Ivy League is also commonly used to refer to those eight schools as a group. The eight institutions are Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, Brown University in Rhode Island, Columbia University in New York, Cornell University in New York, Harvard University in Massachusetts, Princeton University in New Jersey, Yale University in Connecticut. and the University of Pennsylvania.

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Who was the longest serving president, and the only one elected four times?

FDR

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Who became famous for his theoretical work on black holes?

Stephen Hawking

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21 hours ago, phkrause said:

Who was the longest serving president, and the only one elected four times?

FDR

 

15 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT

Answer: On this day in 1940, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who first took office in 1933 as America’s 32nd president, was nominated for an unprecedented third term. Roosevelt, a Democrat, would eventually be elected to a record four terms in office, the only U.S. president to serve more than two terms. Roosevelt served as President between March 4, 1933 and April 12, 1945, a total of 4,422 days. FDR, as he was often called, led the United States through the Great Depression and World War II, and greatly expanding the powers of the federal government through a series of programs and reforms known as the New Deal.

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21 hours ago, phkrause said:

Who became famous for his theoretical work on black holes?

Stephen Hawking

 

15 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

STEOHEN HAWKING

Answer: Scientist Stephen Hawking was known for his groundbreaking work with black holes and relativity. His scientific works included the theoretical prediction that black holes emit radiation, often called Hawking radiation. At age 21, while studying cosmology at the University of Cambridge, he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Part of his life story was depicted in the 2014 film The Theory of Everything. His book A Brief History of Time appeared on the British Sunday Times best-seller list for a record-breaking 237 weeks.

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What is the highest-grossing arcade game of all time?

A. Galaga
B. Pac-Man
C. Donkey Kong
D. Tetris

B. Pac-Man

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Which U.S. state quarter features a guitar, a trumpet, and a fiddle?

Tennessee

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23 hours ago, phkrause said:

What is the highest-grossing arcade game of all time?

A. Galaga
B. Pac-Man
C. Donkey Kong
D. Tetris

B. Pac-Man

 

16 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

PAC-MAN

B. Pac-Man

Chomp, chomp -- Pac-Man is the highest-grossing game, grossing $11 billion (adjusted for inflation in 2018).



Source: various web sites.

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23 hours ago, phkrause said:

Which U.S. state quarter features a guitar, a trumpet, and a fiddle?

Tennessee

 

16 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

TENNESSEE

Answer: The state quarter of Tennessee features three musical instruments - the fiddle, the trumpet, and the guitar - for the state's three most popular kinds of music. A fiddle stands for the bluegrass music of the mountains of east Tennessee. A guitar stands for the country music of central Tennessee, where Nashville is. A trumpet stands for the blues of west Tennessee and the city of Memphis. People throughout Tennessee entered a contest to design the coin. After Mint artists developed designs from ideas that came from people who live in the state, Governor Don Sundquist chose “Musical Heritage” as the final design for the state’s quarter.

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Which of these was NOT part of the first meal eaten on the moon?

I'm gonna guess ice cream

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Approximately how many miles away from the Earth is the Moon?

238,900

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20 hours ago, phkrause said:

Which of these was NOT part of the first meal eaten on the moon?

I'm gonna guess ice cream

 

3 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

I  will go  along  with  ICE CREAM

Answer: On this day in 1969, Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon when he stepped out of the lunar module. So what does one eat to celebrate something as momentous as landing on the moon? The first meal eaten on the moon, consisted of bacon squares, peaches, sugar cookie cubes, pineapple grapefruit drink and coffee. They ate history’s first meal on the moon slightly ahead of schedule after landing at the Sea of Tranquility. Bacon has a long history in the American space program, showing up in meals as far back as the early Gemini missions.

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17 hours ago, phkrause said:

Approximately how many miles away from the Earth is the Moon?

238,900

 

3 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

 238,900

Answer: Earth's moon is the brightest object in our night sky and the closest celestial body. The moon's orbit around Earth is elliptical. On average, the distance from Earth to the moon is about 238,855 miles. That wasn't always the case. Scientists believe the moon formed when a massive Mars-sized object collided with the young planet. Gravity pulled the debris from the crash together to form the moon. Earth and its newly formed companion were 10 to 20 times closer together at their birth than they are now. Today, the moon is moving away from Earth at a rate of about 1.5 inches per year.

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Celebrate National Ice Cream Day with Some Trivia_3

July 21, 2019, is National Ice Cream Day. Celebrated on the third Sunday each July, National Ice Cream Day gives everyone the chance to indulge in one of America’s classic treats. Try your luck with these ice cream trivia questions...

Why Were Ice Cream Sundaes Invented?

Which Popular Ice Cream Flavor Came First - Vanilla or Chocolate?

When Did the First Ice Cream Parlor Open in the United States?

What American President Spent the Equivalent of $5,000 One Summer on Ice Cream?

When Did Ice Cream Cones Gain Popularity?

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23 hours ago, phkrause said:

Why Were Ice Cream Sundaes Invented?

Although there are several stories about how the ice cream sundae was invented, the most popular one had to do with ice cream sodas. Ice cream sodas were popular every day of the week, but shop owners were not allowed to sell them on Sundays because they were sugary treats. Edward Berners, who owned an ice cream parlor, got around the law by selling a customer an ice cream soda minus the soda, so it only had the syrup on it. It became so popular that Berner called it a sundae, changing the spelling so it would not be associated with the word Sunday.

Which Popular Ice Cream Flavor Came First - Vanilla or Chocolate? 

While most people might think that vanilla was the first ice cream flavor, it was chocolate. The reason for this is that early ice cream was flavored with drinks such as tea, coffee or chocolate. The first known recipe for chocolate ice cream was in a 1692 book titled The Modern Steward, which was published in the Northern Italian city of Naples.

When Did the First Ice Cream Parlor Open in the United States?

In 1774, an advertisement appeared in a New York newspaper announcing that Philip Lenzi, a British confectioner, would be serving it nearly every day. By the middle of the 19th century, ice cream parlors were everywhere. However, until about 1800, ice cream remained an exotic type of dessert generally only enjoyed by the wealthy.

What American President Spent the Equivalent of $5,000 One Summer on Ice Cream?

George Washington was a real aficionado of ice cream and spent $200 over one summer for the luscious frozen dessert, which would equal about $5,000 today. Records kept while Washington was president show that he purchased ice plates, ice pots, which are cups for ice cream, and several complete iceries. He was known to serve ice cream to guests when they visited.

When Did Ice Cream Cones Gain Popularity?

Ice cream cones were supposedly first served in St. Louis, Missouri, at the World’s Fair in 1904. The legend goes that a vendor of ice cream ran out of the cardboard dishes he served the sweet treat on and had to have something in which to serve. There was a waffle vendor next door who couldn’t sell his product because in the summer heat people were passing him by, so he turned his waffles into cones by rolling them. Combining the two was apparently a big hit among visitors at the fair.

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The first mile of paved concrete street in the world was Woodward Avenue, located in which city?

Detroit

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