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In Herman Melville's book "Moby Dick", what was Captain Ahab's peg-leg made from?
Ivory from the Jaw Bone of a Sperm Whale
Who said "nothing is so much to be feared as fear"?
Henry David Thoreau
What is the "oil" in artists oil paints?
In the cartoon series "Popeye" what was the name of Popeye's boat?
What is unusual about the eyebrows and eyelashes in the painting of the "Mona Lisa" by Leonardo Da Vinci?
They are not visible (experts have discovered they eroded over time)
During the Civil War, how many Confederate states were there?
- (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Arkansas, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia)
During the Civil War, how many Union states were there?
(20 free states and 5 border states aligned with the Union)
How long did the Persian Gulf war last?
Approximately seven months (1990-1991)
What powered the warp-drive engines of the U S S Enterprise on "Star Trek"?
What are a group of crows called?
Murder (based on folk-lore)
NASDAQ is an acronym for what?
National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations
What Middle East country includes the name of its first ruler?
- Saudi Arabia
- (King Abdul Aziz aka Ibn Saud-9/22/1932)
T or F: London's "Big Ben" is the nickname for the great bell of the clock?
What are the plastic tips on shoelaces called?
What is pomology?
- The study of fruits
- (particularly tree fruits i.e. apricots, pears, plums...)
What entertainer was formerly known as Anna Mae Bullock?
Who is considered the founder of the modern method of freezing food?
Clarence Birdseye (1886-1956)
Who signed with Motown Records at the age of 11?
How many bathrooms are there in the White House?
What is the muddiest river in the world?
Yellow River (Huang He/Hwang Ho) in China
Discharges three times the amount of sediment than the Mississippi
How old was "Joan of Arc" when she was burned at the stake?
In the TV show "Gilligan's Island" what was Gilligan's first name?
Can horses vomit?
No (cut-off valve around the esophagus)
Australian wild dogs are known as what?
Who were the five pairs of US presidents that have the same last name?
- Adams (John & John Quincy)
- Harrison (Wm H & Benjamin)
- Johnson (Andrew & Lyndon)
- Roosevelt (Theo. & Franklin)
- Bush (Geo H W & Geo W)