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Michael Jordan played basketball for which college?

UNC

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3 Trivia Questions About Volkswagen Beetle

On February 17, 1972, automotive history was made as the Volkswagen Beetle overtook the Ford Model T as the best-selling car in world history. How did this little car overtake the mighty Ford? See if you can answer these questions about the Beetle!

When was the Volkswagen Beetle First Built?

When was the One Millionth Beetle Made?

When Did Volkswagen End Beetle Production?

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Which Disney film includes the song supercalifragilisticexpialidocious?

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18 hours ago, phkrause said:

Who won the Nobel Peace Prize award in 2009?

A. Malala Yousafzai
B. Barack Obama
C. Al Gore
D. Jimmy Carter

I believe its B. Barack Obama

B. Barack Obama

They're all Peace Prize winners, but none other than President Barack Obama snagged the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 for, as the committee wrote, "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples."



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18 hours ago, phkrause said:

Michael Jordan played basketball for which college?

UNC

Answer: Happy birthday to Michael Jordan who turns 54 today. Widely considered one of the greatest basketball players of all time, Michael Jordan led the Chicago Bulls to six NBA championships and won the Most Valuable Player Award five times. Jordan enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1981 and soon became an important member of the school's basketball team. His team won the NCAA Division I championships in 1982 with Jordan scoring the final basket needed to defeat Georgetown University.

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17 hours ago, phkrause said:

When was the Volkswagen Beetle First Built?

The Beetle has an unpleasant historical association. In 1934, Ferdinand Porsche, the German automaker, was ordered by Adolf Hitler to build a "people's car," or a Volkswagen in German. It had to be able to transport two adults and three children at 62 miles per hour, the Beetle's original top speed, and had to get 32 miles to the gallon. The parts had to be quickly and easily swapped out and the engine had to be air-cooled.

The original Beetle had only 25 horsepower, and the war derailed attempts to put it into production. While a small number were made in 1941, mostly the Beetle factory Hitler had built put out military vehicles.

 

17 hours ago, phkrause said:

When was the One Millionth Beetle Made?

The Beetle nearly wound up a British car. After World War II, the factory was to be disassembled and sent to Britain, but it couldn't find a buyer. Nobody wanted to make the strange little car Hitler had demanded. A British officer named Ivan Hirst saved the factory, figuratively and literally; he had an unexploded bomb that would have destroyed irreplaceable equipment defused. He also put the Beetle to work making cars for the British Army. In January 1949, the Beetle crossed the Atlantic when one was imported to New York City.

Between 1949 and 1955, demand was so high, and production increased so much, that by 1955, the millionth Beetle had rolled off the line. It was simply the most versatile, and best-engineered, car on the market. It was dirt cheap, under $2000, it sipped gas, and its far-from-stylish looks earned it affectionate nicknames like Turtle, Flea, and Mouse.

And in 1960, the famous ad campaign from Doyle Dane Bernbach encouraged drivers to "think small," called it a lemon, and made fun of the pompous ad campaigns for cars at the time. The Beetle quickly found a market among teenagers, hippies, and people who just hated Detroit's aesthetic of bigger, louder, and with more chrome. They even got Wilt Chamberlain to endorse it... because at his height, he couldn't fit in the tiny car.

 

17 hours ago, phkrause said:

When Did Volkswagen End Beetle Production?

The Beetle may have had its American heyday in the 1960s, but the car itself was so well engineered, and so popular, that Volkswagen made it around the world for decades. In fact, Beetle #15,007,034 rolled off the line in 1972, and production kept going.

But, eventually, the one thing the Beetle couldn't beat was time. In 2002, it had simply gotten to the point where other small cars were better at the job and mostly the Beetle sold for nostalgia or customization purposes. And so, on July 30, 2003, Beetle #21,529,464 rolled off the line in Puebla, Mexico. Christened El Rey, or The King, it was delivered to the Volkswagen Museum in Wolfsburg, where the Beetle was born. There it remains, the humble king of the automotive hill.

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17 hours ago, phkrause said:

Which Disney film includes the song supercalifragilisticexpialidocious?

Answer: "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" is a song from the 1964 Disney musical film Mary Poppins. According to the film, in which the word gained its popularity, it is defined as "something to say when you have nothing to say". However, it is commonly defined as "extraordinarily good" or "wonderful" as all references to the word in the film can be perceived as positive. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 1986.

I thought that it was from the Sound of Music! But that was not an option!

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Which of the following actors do not have a famous relative in show business?

A. Clint Howard
B. Frankie Grande
C. William Mapother
D. Bradley Cooper

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Which TV show helped launch the careers of Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera?

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4 Trivia Questions about Michelangelo

On February 18th, 1564, Michelangelo died in Rome. Today we're celebrating his life by seeing how much you know about one of history's greatest Ninja Turtles artists...

How Did Michelangelo Get Commissioned by Cardinal Raffaele Riario to Produce What is Now One of His More Famous Works?

What Famous Michelangelo Sculpture Was Made From a Slab of Marble Rejected by Many Other Artists?

What Famous Michelangelo Work Did the Artist First Resist and Then Regret Agreeing to Do?

In November 1969, Why Did the Vice Squad in Australia Charge a Store Owner with Obscenity?

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20 hours ago, phkrause said:

Which of the following actors do not have a famous relative in show business?

A. Clint Howard
B. Frankie Grande
C. William Mapother
D. Bradley Cooper

D. Bradley Cooper

Clint Howard is the brother of actor and director Ron Howard; Frankie Grande is singer Ariana Grande's brother; and William Mapother's cousin is Tom Cruise. But Bradley Cooper doesn't have any more famous relatives.



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20 hours ago, phkrause said:

Which TV show helped launch the careers of Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera?

Answer: The Mickey Mouse Club was an American variety television show that aired intermittently from 1955 to 1996. The Mickey Mouse Club was created by Walt Disney. The series has been revived, and reformatted several times since its initial 1955-1959 run on ABC. The sixth and seventh seasons of the show would be the starting point for several American pop superstars and actors. Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Keri Russell, and Ryan Gosling were all on the show and had future stardom.

Ha, if I was a betting man, which I'm grateful to God I'm not, I would've bet that it wasn't Sesame Street or The Mickey Mouse Club!!

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19 hours ago, phkrause said:

How Did Michelangelo Get Commissioned by Cardinal Raffaele Riario to Produce What is Now One of His More Famous Works?

You know those stories where a guy commits massive fraud, is caught by the FBI, and then, instead of arresting him, they hire him to catch other criminals? Well Michelangelo was doing that stuff hundreds of years before the FBI was even founded. Once, when carving a statue for Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de' Medici, his patron had an idea for how to make some extra money. The statue looked enough like an ancient Greek work, that he figured they could scuff it up a bit, make it look like a sculpture recovered from ancient Greece and sell it for an inflated price. Just for good measure, they pulled this con on a Cardinal. And it worked.

But when their mark, Cardinal Raffaele Riario found out he'd been had, he didn't attempt to punish Michelangelo. Instead he hired the young artist to carve something else. That project? It was called "Pieta" and would launch Michelangelo into another stratosphere.

 

19 hours ago, phkrause said:

What Famous Michelangelo Sculpture Was Made From a Slab of Marble Rejected by Many Other Artists?

Of course, if we are going to talk about Michelangelo's most famous works, we have to mention "David." There are about a hundred things making the piece impressive, but one that often gets overlooked is the marble material he used was essentially a reject material. Almost 40 years before Michelangelo created his masterpiece, the original slab of marble was procured for a few different sculptures. But eventually, the material was rejected and the marble was abandoned. Over the years, it deteriorated, and when Michelangelo took his shot with it, it had plenty of marks from other artists who had tried and failed to make something of it. Seems the material worked just fine for Michelangelo.

 

19 hours ago, phkrause said:

What Famous Michelangelo Work Did the Artist First Resist and Then Regret Agreeing to Do?

Michelangelo considered himself a sculptor, not a painter. So when Pope Julius II asked Michelangelo to paint the Sistine Chapel, he didn't want to do it. But what are you gonna do? Say no to the Pope?

As he worked, he resented the strain painting on a ceiling put on his body. He even wrote a poem about it, starting with the opening line: "I've already grown a goiter from this torture," and finishing with "I am not in the right place - I am not a painter." Don't tell historians that. When he was done, he had created one of the most famous pieces of all time.

 

19 hours ago, phkrause said:

In November 1969, Why Did the Vice Squad in Australia Charge a Store Owner with Obscenity?

People taking offense to the vulgarity of art is hardly a newfound tradition. People have been doing it for centuries. Even with Michelangelo. A lot of his work has come under fire for being obscene. The David masterpiece itself has even had its genitals covered by a fig leaf. And in 1969, one store owner was charged with obscenity for having a poster image of the famous masterpiece.

Of course, all the censorship in the world can't stop the spread of great art or the success of a great artist. It's been a few hundred years, and people are still writing trivia quizzes about the great Michelangelo.

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On 2/18/2017 at 5:30 PM, phkrause said:

What is the official birthstone for February?

Answer: Amethyst is a semiprecious stone and is the traditional birthstone for February. The hardness of the mineral is the same as quartz, thus it is suitable for use in jewelry. Amethyst occurs in primary hues from a light pinkish violet to a deep purple. The Greeks believed amethyst gems could prevent intoxication, while medieval European soldiers wore amethyst amulets as protection in battle in the belief that amethysts heal people and keep them cool-headed.

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What is the fleshy space between your thumb and forefinger called?

A. Glabella
B. Uvula
C. Purlicue
D. Canthus

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Which entertainer is credited by Guinness World Records with logging the "most hours on U.S. television"?

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4 Trivia Questions about the Many Flavors of Coca-Cola

On February 19th, 1985, Coca-Cola introduced their newest creation: Cherry Coke. So today we're looking at some other Coca-Cola options released over the years. See how much you know about some flavors that are anything but classic...

Why Did Coca-Cola Invent White Coke?

In 2008, the FDA Criticized Coke for What New Flavor?

Coca-Cola Invented What Flavor as a Response to America's Love of Coffee?

Fill in the Blank: A Few Years Ago, A Representative from Coca-Cola Had to Come Out and Assert That Diet Coke with _______ Does Not Exist.

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What U.S. state is the smallest in land area?

Wow, Delaware is not part of this list??

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12 hours ago, phkrause said:

What is the fleshy space between your thumb and forefinger called?

A. Glabella
B. Uvula
C. Purlicue
D. Canthus

C. Purlicue

That little squishy bit of flesh - a great acupressure point, by the way - is called the purlicue.



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12 hours ago, phkrause said:

Which entertainer is credited by Guinness World Records with logging the "most hours on U.S. television"?

Answer: Regis Philbin is a well-known TV personality who has worked on various TV shows, eventually landing the co-hosting gig that would be known as Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee, and later Live! With Regis and Kelly. Sometimes called "the hardest working man in show business", Philbin holds the Guinness World Record for the most time spent in front of a television camera. In September 2011, when he was about to retire from Live with Regis and Kelly, he was credited with having clocked a record-high 16,746.5 hours on television.

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