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What was the name of the first Alfred Hitchcock film that was shot entirely in color?
3. Rear Window
4. To Catch a Thief
Electronics wizard J. Presper Eckert, along with his partner John Mauchly, co-invented the first electronic calculating machine. What was this machine called?
1. Cray I
3. Mark I
Despite a persistent urban legend, milk from this huge hairy bovine is not pink.
1. Cape buffalo
2. Water buffalo
What color was the suit worn by the Joker in "Batman" (1989)?
The Paris to Dakar car and motorcycle rally is one of the world's toughest tests for man and machine, but in which country is Dakar?
Who was the first female author to win the Pulitzer Prize?
1. Edith Wharton
2. Shirley Jackson
3. Margaret Mitchell
4. Pearl Buck
At 500 AD the Franks had firmly established themselves in power over much of the areas of modern France and Germany. Which famed and soon-to-be Christianized king of the Franks was in power during that year?
Before joining the military, what job did John Winger (Bill Murray) have in "Stripes" (1981)?
2. grocery bagger
3. cab driver
4. garbage collector
Which of the following is most likely to steal your identity?
Balsamic vinegar is one of the most prized, and expensive, vinegars in the world. What does the term 'vecchio' refer to when describing balsamic vinegar?
Who was the only English Pope?
1. Lucius II
2. Stephen I
3. Clement VI
4. Adrian IV
Where did the so-called 'Kitchen Debate' between Nixon and Khrushchev take place?
4. New York
Plants don't need to go to the grocery store. What process do they use to make food instead?
Which model Ford went on sale in the US for $850 in 1908?
1. Model A
2. Model B
3. Model F
4. Model T
There are several ghosts in the Harry Potter books. Peeves is a ghost that throws things around and moves things. What do we call this kind of ghost?
Ever noticed how your side view mirrors are labeled "Objects may be closer than they appear"? What mirror shape accounts for this property?
In the 14th century, the dwindling cat population (and growing rat population) in Europe culminated in what disease becoming rampant?
2. Bubonic Plague
The invention of the cotton gin revolutionized the cotton industry. Whose brainchild was the gin?
1. Eli Whitney
2. James Watt
3. James Hargreaves
4. Benjamin Franklin
What is the geological term for the debris left behind after a glacier melts?
It really makes a lot of "sense", and it may "change" your life! There are 293 different ways to do what common action?
1. Cook eggs
2. Make change for a dollar
3. Fold a shirt
4. Tie your shoes
Your pancreas secrets a hormone called insulin that helps to control the level of glucose in your blood stream. The pancreas also produces another hormone with the opposite effect. What is this hormone, antagonistic to insulin, called?
2. Glyconic acid
According to a survey, what % of people prefer to eat the ears of a chocolate Easter bunny first before any other part?
What fictional character, based on the experiences of an actual sailor, did Daniel Defoe create?
1. Tom Jones
2. Oliver Twist
3. Robinson Crusoe
Which singer with a 'precious' name sang the National Anthem before the first game of the 2001 Baseball World Series?
1. Ruby Wax
3. Neil Diamond
In 1897, the Indiana legislature considered setting the value of what famous number to 3.2?
3. Avogadro's number
You are standing looking in amazement at a whole army of terra cotta soldiers. These figures were buried 2,000 years ago and were discovered in 1974. What country are you in?
4. Easter Island
Let's stick together- this is the only continent that's composed of just one country. What is it?
What outstanding team won a record-breaking eight consecutive NBA titles?
1. New York Knicks
2. Boston Celtics
3. Los Angeles Lakers
4. Chicago Bulls
'Xibalba' was the underworld (hell) in the myth system of which of the following ancient people?
What candy bar was originally packaged to include three separate pieces of candy flavored vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry?
1. Milky Way
3. Charleston Chew
4. 3 Musketeers