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20 hours ago, phkrause said:

Who is the shortest man to ever win an NBA slam dunk competition?

Spud Webb

Answer: Spud Webb is a retired professional basketball player. He is best known for winning the NBA Slam Dunk Contest despite being one of the shortest players in NBA history. NBA.com lists him at 5 feet 7 inches tall. Webb was the shortest person to compete in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest, winning the event in 1986. Twenty years after Webb's victory in the Slam Dunk contest, he trained point guard Nate Robinson (5 feet 9 inches tall) to win the event, making him and Spud the only two people in NBA history under six feet tall to win a slam dunk contest.

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Who famously said, "Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration"?

Thomas Edison

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The NASA probe Mariner 10 was launched in 1973. It was the first space probe to orbit which planet?

Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, or Mercury

Mercury

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Which fictional TV family does the character Lurch work for?

The Addamses

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19 hours ago, phkrause said:

Who famously said, "Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration"?

Thomas Edison

 

14 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

THOMAS   EDISON

Answer: Thomas Edison was one of the most famous and prolific inventors of all time. In an interview published in the September 1932 edition of Harper's Monthly Magazine, Edison described the secret to his success as an inventor. "Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration." It means that genius is largely the result of hard work, rather than an inspired flash of insight. Edison was of the view that geniuses are made, not born. Edison tested 3000 theories for the electric light before he came up with one that worked. It was this epic perseverance that led him to observe, "genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration."

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19 hours ago, phkrause said:

The NASA probe Mariner 10 was launched in 1973. It was the first space probe to orbit which planet?

Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, or Mercury

Mercury

 

14 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

MERCURY

The NASA probe Mariner 10 was launched in 1973. It was the first space probe to orbit which planet?

Your Answer: Mercury

Correct Answer: Mercury

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19 hours ago, phkrause said:

Which fictional TV family does the character Lurch work for?

The Addamses

 

14 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

ADDAMSES

Answer: Lurch is a fictional character created by cartoonist Charles Addams as a manservant to The Addams Family. In the original television series, Lurch was played by 6'9" Ted Cassidy, who used the famous catchphrase, "You rang?" Lurch is a tall, shambling, lugubrious butler who somewhat resembles Frankenstein's monster with a deep, resonant voice. As originally conceived, Lurch was to have no lines, but in the show's pilot episode, Ted Cassidy ad-libbed the line "You rang?" in his trademark deep voice, and it was so impressive that it led to Lurch getting more dialogue.

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Opened in 1914, which canal links the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean?

Suez Canal, Trans-pacific Canal, Grand Canal, or Panama Canal

Panama Canal

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What kind of animal is Marlon Bundo, the pet belonging to Vice President Mike Pence's family?

Rabbit

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On 8/2/2020 at 12:56 PM, phkrause said:

What did the first webcam monitor?

Coffee pot

 

16 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

COFFEE  POT

Answer: Nobody likes arriving to an empty coffee pot. Especially computer scientists at Cambridge University—which is why, back in 1991, a team of them invented the world's first webcam to keep an eye on coffee levels from their desks. They rigged up a camera to grab images of the coffee pot three times a minute, and wrote software to send the images across their computer network. Ironically, the “webcam” actually predates the “web” by a couple of years, but as soon as the World Wide Web went up, the service was connected to the internet.

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On 8/2/2020 at 1:18 PM, phkrause said:

Opened in 1914, which canal links the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean?

Suez Canal, Trans-pacific Canal, Grand Canal, or Panama Canal

Panama Canal

 

16 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

PANAMA CANAL

Opened in 1914, which canal links the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean?

Your Answer: Panama Canal

Correct Answer: Panama Canal

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20 hours ago, phkrause said:

What kind of animal is Marlon Bundo, the pet belonging to Vice President Mike Pence's family?

Rabbit

 

16 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

RABBIT

Answer: Marlon Bundo is a rabbit belonging to the family of Mike Pence, the 48th and current Vice President of the United States. Bundo was initially adopted for a film project by Pence's daughter Charlotte Pence during her freshman year at DePaul University. His name is a pun on actor Marlon Brando, chosen after Bundo's previous owner said "Make me an offer" when Pence asked about his price. He was the first rabbit to travel on Air Force Two, has a popular Instagram account with over 33,000 followers, and is the subject of two children's books.

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The Latin phrase “caveat emptor” translates to which of the following?

Let the Buyer beware

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Who is depicted riding a horse on Delaware's state quarter?

Caesar Rodney

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23 hours ago, phkrause said:

The Latin phrase “caveat emptor” translates to which of the following?

Let the Buyer beware

 

22 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

LET THE BUYER BEWAARE

Answer: Caveat emptor is a Latin phrase that can be roughly translated in English to "let the buyer beware." While the phrase is sometimes used as a proverb in English, it is also sometimes used in legal contracts as a type of disclaimer. In many jurisdictions, it is the contract law principle that places the onus on the buyer to perform due diligence before making a purchase. The term is commonly used in real property transactions–as it relates to the sale of real estate property, and transactions of other types of goods, such as cars.

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22 hours ago, phkrause said:

Who is depicted riding a horse on Delaware's state quarter?

Caesar Rodney

 

6 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

CAESAR RODNEY

Answer: The Delaware state quarter depicts Caesar Rodney's historic horseback ride in 1776. Despite his obscurity, Caesar Rodney was a founding father, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and an American war hero. On July 1, 1776, Rodney famously set off on his historic 80-mile journey to Philadelphia withstanding thundershowers and a severe summer heat wave. His ride ended at the doorstep of Independence Hall just in time to cast Delaware's deciding vote in favor of our nation's independence. This native of Dover has also held more public offices than any other Delaware citizen.

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