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Who was the oldest person ever to manage a major-league baseball team?
Cornelius McGillicuddy,Sr. better known as Connie Mack who managed the Philadelphia Athletics through the 1950 season when he was 87
A single swallowtail flag was found under the body of a fallen soldier after what American battle?
Battle of Little Bighorn (June 25, 1876)
What is the largest ethnic group in the world without an independent state of their own?
- (25 to 40 million mostly Muslim, about half in Turkey and most of the others in Syria, Iraq and Iran)
Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian, Antonius Pius and Marcus Aurelius from the Nerva-Antonine Dynasty that ruled over the Roman Empire from 96 to 192 A.D.were known as what?
The "Five Good Emperors"
Popular among the tourists along the Nile River is a traditional wooden sailing boat called a what?
"Of Mice and Men", "The Grapes of Wrath", "East of Eden", "Tortilla Flat", "The Red Pony" and "Cannery Row" were all stories written by whom? BB
John Steinbeck (1902-1968)
What is a bindlestiff?
George Milton and Lenny Small are characters from what John Steinbeck story? BB
Of Mice and Men
King Henry the VIII, King Louis the XIV, Teddy Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson, Leonardo Da Vinci and Benjamin Franklin all suffered from what disease? AP
Gout (the disease of kings)
The buildup of uric acid in the joints causes what affliction?
Who or what was the Biblical idol or god recited in the Book of Leviticus to whom the Canaanites sacrificed children?
Moloch (Molech, Molekh, Molek or Moloc)
What is the plastic horn that produces a loud, distinctive monotone note that has become a symbol of South African soccer as the stadiums are filled with it's loud and raucous sound that that reflects the exhilaration of supporters?
What year was the first digital image created and what was the photo of? BB
1957 digital photo by Russell Kirsch of his infant son created on a SEAC (Standards Electronic Automatic Computer) the only programmable computer in the United States at that time
The longest match in tennis history between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut at Wimbledon in 2010 was how long?
11 hours, 5 minutes over three days and suspended twice because of darkness
At 12:01 PM on September 16, 1920, the deadliest bomb blast on US soil up to that time killed 38 people and injured 143 and was detonated at what location?
- Wall Street
- (it was thought to be the work of anarchists but was never solved)
What was the terrorist group in the early 1920s led by Italian anarchist Luigi Galleani who advocated revolutionary violence including bombing and assassination and whose followers carried out a series of deadly bombings in several American cities in 1919?
Early 20th century anarchist Luigi Galleani wrote and distributed a 46 page book called "Health to You" that was a guide to what?
- (the New York City Police Bomb Squad considered it accurate and practical)
Name the two anarchists who were convicted and executed in 1927 after a controversial trial and a series of appeals for murdering two men in a 1920 armed robbery in Massachusetts?
Sacco and Vanzetti
According to Forbes Magazine, who ranks as the most financially successful artist launched by the tv show American Idol?
Carrie Underwood (Kelly Clarkson is ranked second)
According to Starbucks, what is their share of coffee consumption in the United States?
Less that 10% (less than 1% internationally)
Who is the largest producer of retail packaged coffee in the United States?
What is a traditional Irish walking stick called?
Traditionally, the Irish walking stick known as a shillelagh is made from what?
Wood from a blackthorn tree
The famous drawing known as "The Praying Hands" is by what Artist?
Albrecht Durer (1508)
Who was the first NFL Football player depicted on the front of a box of Wheaties?
Walter Payton (1986)
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