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21 hours ago, phkrause said:

Who rode a horse named Bucephalus?

Alexander the Great

 

9 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

ALEXANDER THE  GREAT

Answer: Bucephalus was Alexander the Great’s horse and is considered by some to be the most famous horse in history. Bucephalus and Alexander were inseparable; only Alexander could ride him, and indeed he did, for nearly two decades and through numerous battles to create his mighty empire. At one point, the steed was stolen and Alexander is said to have threatened the destruction of an entire country unless he was returned — which, of course, he promptly was. When Bucephalus died, Alexander named a city after the horse: Bucephala.

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What is the name of the largest diamond ever found?

Cullinan

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In what current-day African nation will you find the ancient city of Timbuktu?

Algeria, Mali, Chad, or Congo

Mali

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What reality show was hosted by Allen Funt?

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15 hours ago, phkrause said:

What is the name of the largest diamond ever found?

Cullinan

 

17 minutes ago, dgrimm60 said:

CULLINAN

Answer: The Cullinan Diamond was discovered on this day in 1905 at the Premier Mine in Pretoria, South Africa. Weighing a staggering 3,106 carats, it was the largest rough diamond ever found. It was named after Thomas Cullinan, the mine's chairman. The Cullinan was later cut into nine large stones and about 100 smaller ones. The largest stone is called the “Star of Africa I,” or “Cullinan I,” and at 530 carats, it is the largest-cut fine-quality colorless diamond in the world. The second largest stone, the “Star of Africa II” or “Cullinan II,” is 317 carats. Both of these stones, as well as the “Cullinan III,” are on display in the Tower of London.

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15 hours ago, phkrause said:

In what current-day African nation will you find the ancient city of Timbuktu?

Algeria, Mali, Chad, or Congo

Mali

 

19 minutes ago, dgrimm60 said:

MALI

In what current-day African nation will you find the ancient city of Timbuktu?

Your Answer: Mali

Correct Answer: Mali

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11 hours ago, phkrause said:

What reality show was hosted by Allen Funt?

 

21 minutes ago, dgrimm60 said:

CANDID  CAMERA

Answer: Candid Camera was a popular and long running hidden camera reality television series. Created and hosted by Allen Funt, the comedy series started as a radio show called “Candid Microphone” in 1947 before making the transition to television in 1948. The show involved hidden cameras filming ordinary people being confronted with unusual situations. When the practical joke was revealed, victims were told the show's catchphrase, "Smile, you're on Candid Camera." The series paved the way for other hidden camera shows like Punk’d, Impractical Jokers, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers and The Carbonaro Effect.

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Who was the only U.S. President that was never married?

James Buchanan

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The name of which classic dance is from the German 'to revolve'?

Ballet, Waltz, Polka, or Marzurka

Waltz

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On 1/26/2020 at 10:19 AM, phkrause said:

Who was the only U.S. President that was never married?

James Buchanan

 

5 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

JAMES BUCHANAN

Answer: James Buchanan was the 15th president of the United States, and served in office from 1857 to 1861. Buchanan is the only U.S. president who never married. In 1819, Buchanan became engaged to Ann Coleman, the daughter of a wealthy iron mogul. Amidst rumors that Buchanan was seeing other women, Coleman broke off the engagement. She died shortly thereafter, leaving Buchanan brokenhearted. Buchanan vowed to never marry, and he never did. During Buchanan’s time in the White House, his niece Harriet Lane assumed the responsibilities of first lady. James Buchanan is the only president to remain a lifelong bachelor in U.S. history.

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On 1/26/2020 at 10:27 AM, phkrause said:

The name of which classic dance is from the German 'to revolve'?

Ballet, Waltz, Polka, or Marzurka

Waltz

 

5 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

WALTZ

The name of which classic dance is from the German 'to revolve'?

Your Answer: Waltz

Correct Answer: Waltz

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20 hours ago, phkrause said:

Which road sign is typically shaped like a triangle?

Yield

 

5 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

YIELD

Answer: The yield sign was designed by Clinton Riggs, a Highway Trooper in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He saw a need for the sign in his hometown when repeated accidents occurred at the intersection of First Street and Columbia Avenue. Upon seeing the success of his sign, Tulsa officials posted more yield signs, and the trend began to spread to nearby cities. The modern American yield sign is an inverted equilateral triangle; the outer edge of the sign is bordered with a thick, solid red line while the word “yield” is printed onto the inside white triangle in red, capitalized letters.

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Who is the only person named Oscar to win an Oscar?

Oscar Hammerstein

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What was the first name of the astronomer that the Hubble space telescope was named after?

Mercutio, Edwin, Galileo, or Isaac

Edwin

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13 hours ago, phkrause said:

Who is the only person named Oscar to win an Oscar?

Oscar Hammerstein

Answer: Lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II is the only person named Oscar to win an "Oscar" at the Academy Awards. Oscar Hammerstein was perhaps the most influential lyricist of the American theater. Major musicals for which he wrote the lyrics include Showboat, South Pacific, The King and I, and The Sound of Music. Hammerstein won two Oscar awards in the Best Original Song category, one for “The Last Time I Saw Paris” from Lady Be Good in 1941, and a second award for “It Might as Well Be Spring” from State Fair in 1945.

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13 hours ago, phkrause said:

What was the first name of the astronomer that the Hubble space telescope was named after?

Mercutio, Edwin, Galileo, or Isaac

Edwin

What was the first name of the astronomer that the Hubble space telescope was named after?

Your Answer: Edwin

Correct Answer: Edwin

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Which astronomer gave his name to a telescope launched into space in 1990?

Edwin Hubble

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Sean Connery's acting career took off when he became a sophisticated British agent, James Bond. In how many different films did Sean Connery appear as Bond?

7, 11, 5, or 9

7

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