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2011-03-18 21:29:40

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  1. The Island of Great Britain is made up of which territories?
    England, Scotland and Wales
  2. Cleopatra's Needle is carved out of what?
    Red Granite
  3. Who, along with Emile Gagnan developed the "Aqua - Lung", the first commercially successful scuba gear?
    Jacques-Yves Cousteau (in 1943)
  4. What was the purpose of the shoestring handle on the traditional animal crackers box?
    To hang the box as a Christmas ornament or to be carried easily by young children
  5. What is the largest gold coin in the world?
    A 2007 Canadian One Million Dollar Maple Leaf weighing 220 lbs and measures 21 inches in diameter and is made exclusively of the purest, finest and most refined gold (999.999/1000 Gold Bullion)
  6. What is the world's oldest and deepest lake?
    Lake Baikal (aka Pearl of Siberia), located South of the Russian region of Siberia is 5,387 feet deep and 25 million years old and is home to more than 1,700 species of plants and animals, two thirds of which can be found nowhere else in the world
  7. The three ancient Egyptian obelisks known as "Cleopatra's Needle" are located in what cities?
    London, Paris and New York City
  8. How much of the earth is covered by water?
    About 71%
  9. What waterway separates the Mediterranean and Red seas?
    The Suez Canal (in Egypt)
  10. North and South Korea remain divided at what parallel?
  11. What is the only living thing on earth visible from space?
    Great Barrier Reef (located in the Coral Sea off the coast of Queensland in Northeast Australia)
  12. What flat-topped mountain forms a prominent landmark overlooking the City of Cape Town, South Africa?
    Table Mountain (within the Table Mountain National Park)
  13. What Separates Northeastern Africa from the Arabian Peninsula?
    Red Sea
  14. Officially supported peasant uprising in 1900 in China that attempted to drive all foreigners from the country was known as what?
    Boxer Rebellion
  15. What is the oldest and largest fraternity?
  16. The secret society known as the "Righteous and Harmonious Fists" were also known as what?
    Boxers (for their beliefs that exercise rituals could protect them from bullets)
  17. What did Sean Combs aka "Diddy" give his son for his 16th birthday?
    A "Maybach" german luxury automobile worth $360,000.00
  18. In 1913, a composite portrait of three Native American Indian Chiefs was featured on what item?
    Indian Head Nickel (Iron Tail, a Sioux Chief, Two Moons, a Cheyenne Chief and Big Tree, a Kiowa Chief)
  19. What is the largest island in Europe?
    Great Britain
  20. What phrase is commonly used to describe someone who merely reacts to a situation rather than using rational thinking?
    Pavlov's Dog
  21. What was known as the "Lubbock Lights"
    An unusual formation of lights seen over the City of Lubbock, Texas, from August to September of 1951 (the Lubbock Lights incident received national publicity and is regarded as one of the first UFO cases in the United States)
  22. What was the last year the "Indian Head " nickel sometimes referred to as the "Buffalo" Nickel was minted?
    1938 (1913-1938)
  23. What was the name of Jacques-Yves Cousteau's famous refitted minesweeper?
  24. The United Kingdom is made up of what territories?
    England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
  25. According to Playboy Magazine, the average "D" cup breast weighs how much?