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What famous document begins: "When in the course of human events..."?
A: The Declaration of Independence.

What current branch of the U.S. military was a corps of only 50 soldiers when World War I broke out?
A: The U.S. Air Force.

What game was created by French mathematician Blaise Pascal, which he discovered when doing experiments into perpetual motion?
A: The Game of Roulette.

Who said: "I'm the president of the United States and I'm not going to eat any more broccoli?
A: George Bush.

What so-called "war" spawned the dueling slogans "Better Dead Than RED" and "Better Red Than Dead" in the 1950's?
A: The Cold War.

What president was shot  while walking to California Governor Jerry Brown' office?
A: Gerald Ford.

What does SpongeBob wear at work at Krusty Krab?
A: A tall white hat with a small blue anchor on it.

Who earned infamy for noting: "A billion dollars isn't worth what it used to be"?
A: J. Paul Getty.

What ethnic group was largely responsible for building most of the early railways in the U.S. West?
A: The Chinese.

Who won his second Oscar for the role of Raymond in the movie Rain Man?
A: Dustin Hoffman.

What former speaker of the U.S. House has a chair in peace studies named for him at the University of Ulster?
A: Thomas P. "Tip" O'Neill.

What was a gladiator armed with, in addition to a dagger and spear?
A: A net.

What future Soviet dictator was training to be a priest when he got turned on to Marxism?
A: Joseph Stalin.

What election year saw bumper stickers reading "Wallace, Wallace, Uber Alles?
A: 1968.

In 1983, what Cowboy's 99-yard run from scrimmage put him in the NFL football record book?
A: Tony Dorsett's.

What 20th-century conflict was dubbed the "forgotten war" despite 54,246 U.S. deaths?
A: The Korean War.

What single name is more commonly applied to Holy Roman Emperor Charles the Great?
A: Charlemagne.

Who was the last president of the Soviet Union?
A: Mikail Gorbachev.

What had Pliny the Younger seen erupt when he wrote: "We were terrified to see everything changed, buried in ashes like snow drifts?
A: Mount Vesuvius.

Who saw the turtleneck he wore at cease-fire talks in Bosnia fetch $5,000 at auction?
A: Jimmy Carter.

What Alabama city saw state troopers attack Civil Rights marchers on Edmund Pettis Bridge?
A: Selma.

What Texan ended up with one delegate after spending $12 million of his own money running for president in 1980?
A: John Connally.

What congressional award was Dr. Mary Edwards Walker the first woman to receive?
A: Medal of Honor.

What modern vehicle was invented to circumvent trench warfare?
A: The Tank.

What California city did the last Pony Express ride end in?
A: Sacramento.

Who was the first U.S. president to adopt the informal version of his first name?
A: Jimmy Carter.

What civil rights leader did Dorothy Parker leave the bulk of her estate to?
A: Martin Luther King Jr.

What did Republicans call the platform they hyped in the 1994 Congressional elections?
A: The Contract With America.

What brave-hearted Scottish patriot led soldiers to a defeat of the English at the Battle of Cambuskenneth in 1297?
A: William Wallace.

What nation issued the five-dollar bill found in Abraham Lincoln's pocket when he was shot?
A: The Confederate States of America.

What political system was gradually dismantled in South Africa, starting in 1989?
A: Apartheid.

What was 11th-century Spanish military leader Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar better know as?
A: El Cid.

Who was Timothy Leary?
A: Timothy Leary was a psychologist and writer known for advocating the exploration of the therapeutic potential of psychedelic drugs.

Where was Alexander Hamilton born?
A: In Charlestown, the capital of the island of Nevis in the Leeward Islands.

When and where did Amelia Earhart have her first flying lesson?
A: On January 3, 1921, at Kinner Field near Long Beach.

Where did Earhart become the first woman to fly solo ?
A: Across the North American continent and back.

What kind of meat is Bacon typically prepared from?
A: Pork belly or back cuts, which have less fat than the belly.

How is bacon cured?
A: Through either a process of injecting with or soaking brine.

For safety, bacon can be treated to prevent what disease?
A: Trichinosis, caused by Trichinella, a parasitic roundworm.

With the retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens, Ruth Bader Ginsburg became the senior member of what is sometimes referred to as what?
A: The court's "liberal wing".

Ginsburg is believed to be the first Supreme Court justice to officiate at what?
A: A same-sex wedding.

Ginsburg's profile began to rise after O'Connor's retirement in 2006 left Ginsburg as what?
A: The only serving female justice.

What was “The Outer Limits"?
A: The Outer Limits was a television series broadcast on ABC from 1963 to 1965 at 7:30 PM Eastern Time on Mondays.

The Outer Limits is an anthology of what?
A: Self-contained episodes, sometimes with a plot twist at the end.

What was the first television game show ever?
A: Spelling Bee.

Daytime game shows would be played for lower stakes to target whom?
A: Stay-at-home housewives.

During the late 1950s games such as Twenty-One and The $64,000 Question began a what?
A: A rapid rise in popularity.

What happened in 1959 regarding game shows?
A: Many of the higher stakes game shows were discovered to be rigged.

When did Let's Make a Deal first air?
A: In 1963.

Who was J. Edgar Hoover?
A: J. Edgar Hoover was the first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States.

Later in life and after his death, Hoover became a controversial figure as evidence of what, began to appear?
A: Secret abuse of power.

Who was Dr Seuss?
A: Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) was a children's author, political cartoonist, poet, animator, screenwriter, filmmaker, and artist.

When did Geisel take the pen name "Dr. Seuss"?
A: As an undergraduate at Dartmouth College and as a graduate student at the University of Oxford.

What is the Eiffel Tower?
A: The Eiffel Tower is a wrought iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France.

How tall is the Eiffel Tower?
A: It is 324 meters (1,063 ft) tall.

During its construction, the Eiffel Tower surpassed the Washington Monument to become what?
A: The tallest man-made structure in the world.

Where is Mount Rushmore?
A: In the Black Hills in Keystone, South Dakota.

The Mount Rushmore sculptures feature what past US presidents?
A: Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson , Theodore Roosevelt , and Abraham Lincoln.


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