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Which state shares a border with Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio, New York and New Jersey?

Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Virginia, or Rhode Island

Pennsylvania

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21 hours ago, phkrause said:

In which state did the first powered flight of a heavier-than-air aircraft take place?

Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, or Tennessee

North Carolina

In which state did the first powered flight of a heavier-than-air aircraft take place?

Your Answer: North Carolina

Correct Answer: North Carolina

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On 6/16/2020 at 12:59 PM, phkrause said:

Which person was presented with a key to the city of Detroit?

Saddam Hussein

Answer: Saddam Hussein was awarded the key to the city of Detroit in 1980. Saddam's bond with Detroit started a year earlier when Reverend Jacob Yasso of the Chaldean Sacred Heart Church publicly congratulated Hussein on his presidency. The compliment didn't go unnoticed. In response, Saddam sent the church $250,000. A year later, Yasso traveled to Baghdad as a guest of the Iraqi government, and was invited to Saddam's palace. Yasso presented Saddam with the key to the city, courtesy of then-Detroit mayor Coleman A. Young.

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On 6/16/2020 at 1:12 PM, phkrause said:

Which state shares a border with Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio, New York and New Jersey?

Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Virginia, or Rhode Island

Pennsylvania

Which state shares a border with Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio, New York and New Jersey?

Your Answer: Pennsylvania

Correct Answer: Pennsylvania

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In the Statue of Liberty’s official name, what is Liberty doing to the world?

Enlightening

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St. Patrick, Patron Saint of Ireland, reputedly drove all of what animal out of Ireland?

Mice, Rats, Scorpions, or Snakes

Snakes

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15 hours ago, phkrause said:

In the Statue of Liberty’s official name, what is Liberty doing to the world?

Enlightening

Answer: On this day in 1885, the dismantled Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor after being shipped across the Atlantic Ocean in 350 individual pieces. The statue was a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States, and was designed by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi. According to Bartholdi, the sculpture’s true title is “Liberty Enlightening the World.” The copper and iron statue was reassembled and dedicated the following year in a ceremony presided over by U.S. President Grover Cleveland. The Statue of Liberty became known around the world as an enduring symbol of freedom and democracy.

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15 hours ago, phkrause said:

St. Patrick, Patron Saint of Ireland, reputedly drove all of what animal out of Ireland?

Mice, Rats, Scorpions, or Snakes

Snakes

St. Patrick, Patron Saint of Ireland, reputedly drove all of what animal out of Ireland?

Your Answer: Snakes

Correct Answer: Snakes

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11 hours ago, phkrause said:

What is the chemical symbol for the element with the shortest name?

Answer: With only three letters, Tin has the shortest name of all chemical elements. Tin’s chemical symbol, Sn, originates from the latin word “stannum”. Gold (Au), Iron (Fe), and Zinc (Zn) all have four letters. Tin is a soft, silvery-white metal with a bluish tinge. Tin is widely used for plating steel cans used as food containers, in metals used for bearings, and in solder. Perhaps the most important use of tin, historically, has been to make bronze — an alloy of copper and tin or other metals — that changed civilization by ushering in the Bronze Age.

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The Wellington boot is named for a hero of which famous historical battle?

Waterloo

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In a huge college campus tragedy, Charles Whitman killed 13 people in a sniper attack while at the top of a 27 story observation tower on August 1st, 1966. At what university did this shooting take place?

Oklahoma, Tennessee, Alabama, or Texas

Texas

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Which country made it illegal to own just one guinea pig?

Switzerland

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On 6/18/2020 at 9:54 AM, phkrause said:

The Wellington boot is named for a hero of which famous historical battle?

Waterloo

 

6 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

WATERLOO

Answer: The Wellington boot is a type of boot worn and popularized by Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. The Duke of Wellington gained popularity after defeating Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Waterloo on this day in 1815. After his victory, Wellsley's popularity grew and Europe took notice of his unique boots and thus a major fashion trend, the Wellington boot, was born. The Wellington boot became a staple of foot wear for the British in the early 19th century. Today they’re also known as rubber boots, galoshes, or rain-boots.

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On 6/18/2020 at 10:59 AM, phkrause said:

In a huge college campus tragedy, Charles Whitman killed 13 people in a sniper attack while at the top of a 27 story observation tower on August 1st, 1966. At what university did this shooting take place?

Oklahoma, Tennessee, Alabama, or Texas

Texas

 

6 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

TEXAS

In a huge college campus tragedy, Charles Whitman killed 13 people in a sniper attack while at the top of a 27 story observation tower on August 1st, 1966. At what university did this shooting take place?

Your Answer: Texas

Correct Answer: Texas

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20 hours ago, phkrause said:

Which country made it illegal to own just one guinea pig?

Switzerland

 

6 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

SWITZERLAND

Answer: An animal rights law introduced in Switzerland in 2008 makes it illegal to own just one guinea pig at a time. Guinea pigs need social interaction to be happy, so owning a single guinea pig is considered harmful to its well-being and forbidden by law. Because it’s unlikely that two guinea pigs will die at the exact same time, pet owners can find themselves in a legally sticky situation when one of their animals passes away. Fortunately, there are rent-a-guinea pig services in the country that provide partners to live with lonesome guinea pigs for the remainder of their lives.

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What is usually seen near the poles in the night sky that can be red, yellow or green?

Zodiacal Light, Gechenschem, Aurora, or Plage

Aurora

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Alice Nelson was a character of which TV show?

The Brady Bunch

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A popular mediterranean dip called "Tahini" is used in many dishes such as hummus, baba ghanoush and halva. What is the main ingredient in Tahini?

Chickpeas, Avacados, Eggplant, or Sesame Seeds

Sesame Seeds

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The "Bay of Pigs Invasion" was an unsuccessful invasion of which country?

Cuba

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How often is Halley's Comet visible from Earth?

Every 115 years, Every 15 years, Every 75 years, or Every 35 years

Every 75 years

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