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2011-03-18 21:29:09

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  1. The "old west" holster originated with what?
    The mounted calvary (bouncing around on the horse creates a need for a belt that can hold a gun)
  2. What was the name of "Billy the Kid's" gang?
  3. What was the world's first billion dollar corporation?
    United States Steel (created by J Pierpont Morgan after buying Andrew Carnegie's holdings, which capitalized at 1.4 billion dollars in 1901)
  4. In the "old west" home made whiskey which included ingredients such as pure grain alcohol, turpentine, tobacco, and burnt sugar was known as what?
    Rot Gut
  5. Who founded Pennsylvania?
    William Penn in 1681 (to make money and provide Quakers a safe haven)
  6. What was the name of the Lone Ranger's horse?
  7. In the "old west" who was Henry McCarty also known as?
    William H Bonney or Billy the Kid
  8. What did John L Mason invent and patent in 1858?
    Mason Jar (a jar used in canning to preserve food)
  9. What's red and smells like blue paint?
    Red Paint
  10. The words "Proclaim LIBERTY throughout all the Land unto all the Inhabitants thereof" is inscribed on what?
    Liberty Bell
  11. According to the newly released Department of Agriculture figures, it costs how much for a middle income family to raise a child through age 17?
    $222,360.00 ($160,410.00 for a lower income family and $369,360.00 for an upper income family)
  12. What was Alcatraz used as prior to becoming the most famous penitentiary in America?
    A Military Prison
  13. What was known as the "Gun that Won the West"?
    Winchester Model 1873 aka Winchester 73
  14. What was considered the most popular gambling game in the "old west"?
    Faro (played in almost every gambling establishment in the old west from 1825 to 1915)
  15. A jar featuring a two-piece cover: an inner, flat metal or glass lid, covered by a screw on ring that holds the lid in place during the canning process, which creates a partial vacuum, sealing the lid until opened is known as what?
    Mason Jar
  16. What credit card has become the status symbol for high end cardholders?
    American Express Centurion Card, more commonly known as the "Black Card"

    Must have a nearly blemish-free credit history

    Spend at least $250,000 annually on a current Amex Platinum or Gold Card

    Accept a one-time card membership fee of $5,000.00 along with an annual fee of $2,500.00
  17. What was the name of the world's first artificial satellite launched into space?
    Sputnik 1 launched by the USSR in 1957
  18. What was American gangster "Bugsy" Siegel's given name?
  19. What does the term "rapscallion" mean?
    a disreputable person, rascal or rogue (term used in many Mark Twain stories)
  20. The United States Capitol has been in its present location since when?
    November 17, 1800
  21. In the "old west" using the handgun as a blunt weapon and wielding it like a club was known as what?
  22. What was the name of the Lone Ranger's faithful indian friend Tonto's horse?
  23. True or false, Wyatt Earp was a teetotaler?
  24. What is the longest river in the world?
    Nile River (in Africa)
  25. Was Billy the Kid right or left handed?
    He was right handed (for most of the 20th century, it was thought that he was left-handed because the only known photograph of him had been reversed when printed)