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  1. 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
  2. Who said "nothing is so much to be feared as fear"?
    Henry David Thoreau
  3. What is the "oil" in artists oil paints?
    Linseed Oil
  4. In the cartoon series "Popeye" what was the name of Popeye's boat?
    Olive
  5. 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)
  6. During the Civil War, how many Confederate states were there?
    • 11
    • (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Arkansas, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia)
  7. During the Civil War, how many Union states were there?
    Twenty-Five

    (20 free states and 5 border states aligned with the Union)
  8. How long did the Persian Gulf war last?
    Approximately seven months (1990-1991)
  9. What powered the warp-drive engines of the U S S Enterprise on "Star Trek"?
    Anti-Matter
  10. What are a group of crows called?
    Murder (based on folk-lore)
  11. NASDAQ is an acronym for what?
    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations
  12. What Middle East country includes the name of its first ruler?
    • Saudi Arabia
    • (King Abdul Aziz aka Ibn Saud-9/22/1932)
  13. T or F: London's "Big Ben" is the nickname for the great bell of the clock?
    True
  14. What are the plastic tips on shoelaces called?
    Aglets
  15. What is pomology?
    • The study of fruits
    • (particularly tree fruits i.e. apricots, pears, plums...)
  16. What entertainer was formerly known as Anna Mae Bullock?
    Tina Turner
  17. Who is considered the founder of the modern method of freezing food?
    Clarence Birdseye (1886-1956)
  18. Who signed with Motown Records at the age of 11?
    Stevie Wonder
  19. How many bathrooms are there in the White House?
    35
  20. 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
  21. How old was "Joan of Arc" when she was burned at the stake?
    19 (1431)
  22. In the TV show "Gilligan's Island" what was Gilligan's first name?
    Willy
  23. Can horses vomit?
    No (cut-off valve around the esophagus)
  24. Australian wild dogs are known as what?
    Dingoes
  25. 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)

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