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18 hours ago, phkrause said:

What was the Frisbee originally named?

Pluto Platter

 

1 hour ago, dgrimm60 said:

PLUTO PLATTER

Answer: On this day in 1957, the Wham-O toy company rolled out the first batch of their aerodynamic plastic discs—now known as Frisbees. The story of the Frisbee began in Bridgeport, Connecticut, where William Frisbie opened the Frisbie Pie Company in 1871. Students from nearby universities would throw the empty pie tins to each other, yelling “Frisbie!” as they let go. In 1955, Walter Morrison invented a plastic version of the disc and sold it to the toy company Wham-O as the “Pluto Platter”–an attempt to capitalize on the nation’s flying saucer hysteria. A year after the toy’s release, Wham-O changed its name to the Frisbee, a reference to the historic pie company.

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18 hours ago, phkrause said:

Which monster of ancient Greek mythology not only had nine heads, but when one was cut off, two more would replace it?

Hydra, Hippocampus, Chimira, or Manticore

Hydra

 

1 hour ago, dgrimm60 said:

HYDRA

Which monster of ancient Greek mythology not only had nine heads, but when one was cut off, two more would replace it?

Your Answer: Hydra

Correct Answer: Hydra

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Who rode a horse named Bucephalus?

Alexander the Great

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2 hours ago, phkrause said:

Who rode a horse named Bucephalus?

Alexander the Great

 

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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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