TRIVIA 14

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  1. What is the official currency of Portugal?
    Euro
  2. What annual tradition has tallied 14 deaths since record-keeping began in 1924?
    Running of the Bulls (Pamplona, Spain)
  3. How many times has the popular game "Bejeweled-2" officially been beaten?
    In fact, only one person has ever officially completed Bejeweled 2: Mike Leyde, a 57-year old steel contractor from Riverside, California. In 2009, Leyde achieved the highest score possible -- 2,147,483,647 points -- after playing for more than 2,200 hours.
  4. According to new data from the International Energy Agency, what country has passed the United States to become the world's biggest energy consumer?
    China (4% more than U.S.)
  5. Bodily marks, sores, or sensations of pain in locations corresponding to the crucifixion wounds of Jesus is known as what?
    Stigmata
  6. Who is the first recorded stigmatic in Christian history?
    St. Francis of Assisi
  7. In video and particularly historical documentaries, the technique whereby action is given to still photographs by slowly zooming in on subjects of interest and panning from one subject to another is known as what?
    Ken Burns Effect or Technique
  8. Prior to the advent of electricity and artificial lighting, what was primarily used to light homes and businesses?
    • Whale Oil Lamps
    • (the sperm whale almost became extinct)
  9. Spoons, Mashies and Niblicks were historically associated with what sport?
    Golf
  10. Prior to the advent of the steel shafted golf clubs in 1925, what were the shafts made from?
    Wood (hickory)
  11. Historically, the term "hickory sticks" is associated with what sport?
    Golf
  12. What was the original name of the "Best Buy" chain of stores?
    Sound of Music (1966-1983)
  13. How many of the 12 apostles died a natural death?
    One (Saint John)
  14. Who is known as the patron saint of animals, the environment and one of the two patrons of Italy (with Catherine of Siena)
    Saint Francis of Assisi
  15. The "Order of the Friars Minor" is more commonly known as what?
    Franciscans (founded by Saint Francis of Assisi)
  16. Who is the only professional tennis player to win the US Open on three different surfaces: grass, clay and hard?
    Jimmy Conners (g1974;c1976;h1978)
  17. Name the seven continents from the largest to the smallest
    Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe and Australia
  18. What is ethology?
    The study of animal or human behavior
  19. Saint Bartholomew is the Patron Saint of what country?
    Armenia
  20. What is the capital of Armenia?
    Yerevan
  21. What is the official currency of Armenia?
    Dram
  22. What was "Pretty Boy" Floyd's real name?
    Charles Arthur Floyd
  23. On Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd's death certificate, what did the coroner list as his occupation?
    Bandit
  24. What is Khan Shatyr?
    The world's largest tent (Astana, Kazakhstan)
  25. What is the capital of Kazakhstan?
    Astana

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