Who was the top-earning dead celebrity of 2017?

Who was the top-earning dead celebrity of 2017?




-Arnold Palmer
-Dr. Seuss
-Elvis Presley
-Michael Jackson




Answer: According to Forbes, the King of Pop dominated the annual list of the top-earning dead celebrities. Michael Jackson reportedly generated $75 million in 2017, boosted by his recent CBS Halloween special, the Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil show, his latest greatest hits album Scream, as well as a stake in the EMI music-publishing catalogue. Golf icon Arnold Palmer came in at No. 2 on this year’s list with $40 million, largely credited to sales of his AriZona lemonade and ice tea beverage that bears his name.




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What was the second most popular girl’s name in the U.S. during the 1930s?

What was the second most popular girl’s name in the U.S. during the 1930s?




-Mildred
-Edna
-Dorothy
-Betty

Description: While popular in the 1930s, “Betty” has been on a steady downward spiral since the 1940s. It ranked second only to Mary during its glory days in the 1930s, as reported by the 2013 Social Security Administration’s list of top 1,000 names. Other once-popular girl’s names that have fallen from favor over the past 50 years include Tammy, Ethel, Bertha, Gladys and Bessie. The last three are now relegated to the realm of farm animal names almost exclusively. Source: Ancestry.com


Betty

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Which man was born on the same exact day as Abraham Lincoln?

Which man was born on the same exact day as Abraham Lincoln?




-Edgar Allan Poe
-Mark Twain
-William Shakespeare
-Charles Darwin





Answer: How’s this for a coincidence? Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin were born on the same day, February 12, 1809. Lincoln and Darwin share similarities beyond their birthday and epic beards. Both lost their mothers at a young age: Darwin at 8 and Lincoln at 9. One was born in a log cabin in Kentucky to poor parents, the other in a country estate to a wealthy British family. The two never met. But they both changed the most basic ways that people viewed human existence and helped bring about a new era in the history of human thought.




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Charles Darwin

Which man was born on the same exact day as Abraham Lincoln?

Which NFL team made it to the Super Bowl four straight times, but lost all four games?

Which NFL team made it to the Super Bowl four straight times, but lost all four games?




-Philadelphia Eagles
-Buffalo Bills
-Denver Broncos
-Washington Redskins




Answer: We’re not sure which is a more incredible achievement, the fact that the Bills managed to make four straight Super Bowl appearances, or the fact that they are the only NFL team to lose in the Super Bowl four straight years. Arguably one of the weirdest records in NFL history, because we’re not sure whether to applaud or shake our heads. The incredible string of bad and good luck started in 1990 when the Giants beat the Bills in a close game. They ended up losing the game in the final seconds when Scott Norwood just missed a 47-yard field goal.




Buffalo Bills

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In 2005, who tried on Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s Super Bowl ring and never gave it back?

In 2005, who tried on Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s Super Bowl ring and never gave it back?




-Queen Elizabeth
-Michael Jordan
-Vladimir Putin
-Mother Teresa



Answer: The incident occurred in 2005, when Kraft visited the Russian president in St. Petersburg after the Pats won their third Super Bowl title. “I took out the ring and showed it to [Putin], and he put it on and he goes, ‘I can kill someone with this ring,'” Kraft said in 2013. “I put my hand out and he put it in his pocket, and three KGB guys got around him and walked out.” Despite the fact that Putin walked off with the ring, Kraft still wanted it returned. Kraft gave up on his quest to get it back after he was strongly persuaded by the George W. Bush White House to let it go.
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Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin is a Russian politician serving as President of the Russian Federation since 7 May 2012, previously holding the position from 2000 until 2008. Wikipedia
Born: 7 October 1952 (age 65), Saint Petersburg, Russia
Spouse: Lyudmila Putina (m. 1983–2014)
Previous offices: Prime Minister of Russia (2008–2012), MORE
Children: Yekaterina Putina, Mariya Putina
Martial arts: Judo, Sambo, Kyokushin

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In which year did the first official visit to the U.S. by a reigning pope take place?

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-1965
-1884
-1941
-1897
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Description: Pope Paul VI became the first reigning pope to visit the U.S. when he landed at Kennedy International in New York in 1965. On his event-filled one-day visit to America, he visited St. Patrick’s Cathedral, met with President Lyndon B. Johnson at the Waldorf Astoria hotel, and visited Cardinal Francis Spellman at the Cardinal’s residence. He later addressed the United Nations General Assembly before performing a public Mass at Yankee Stadium. Source: History.com

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1965

Which of Mary Stuart’s conspirators devised the plot to murder her cousin who, at the time, occupied the throne of England?

Which of Mary Stuart’s conspirators devised the plot to murder her cousin who, at the time, occupied the throne of England?

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The Babington Plot was a plan in 1586 to assassinate Queen Elizabeth I, a Protestant, and put Mary, Queen of Scots, her Roman Catholic cousin, on the English throne. … Babington, a young recusant, was recruited by Ballard, a Jesuit priest who hoped to rescue the Scottish Queen.

He ascended the French throne as King Francis II in 1559, and Mary briefly became queen consort of France, until his death in December 1560. Widowed, Mary returned to Scotland, arriving in Leith on 19 August 1561.
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She became famous across Europe, especially after her execution in 1587, for plotting (it was said) against England’s Queen Elizabeth I. Mary was born in 1542, when Henry VIII was King of England. … Mary became Queen of Scotland as a baby. She was Queen until 1567, when she gave up the crown and left Scotland.

What was the previous name of the shipping company, whose ferry sank off the coast of Papua New Guinea on February 2, 2012?

What was the previous name of the shipping company, whose ferry sank off the coast of Papua New Guinea on February 2, 2012?

Star Ship

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Star Shipping was a shipping company based in Bergen, Norway that in 2008 operated 60–70 vessels with a total of 3 million deadweight tonnes. It was founded in 1961 a joint venture between Grieg Group and Masterbulk.

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MV Rabaul Queen was a passenger ferry owned by the Papua New Guinea company Rabaul Shipping.[2] The ship, built in Japan in 1983, operated on short runs in that country, before being brought to Papua New Guinea in 1998 and plying a regular weekly route between Kimbe, the capital of West New Britain, and Lae, the capital of the mainland province of Morobe.

What explosion in the upper solar atmosphere releases about as much energy as millions of 100-megaton hydrogen bombs exploding simultaneously?

What explosion in the upper solar atmosphere releases about as much energy as millions of 100-megaton hydrogen bombs exploding simultaneously?

Solar Flare

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What is a Solar Flare?
A flare is defined as a sudden, rapid, and intense variation in brightness. A solar flare occurs when magnetic energy that has built up in the solar atmosphere is suddenly released. Radiation is emitted across virtually the entire electromagnetic spectrum, from radio waves at the long wavelength end, through optical emission to x-rays and gamma rays at the short wavelength end. The amount of energy released is the equivalent of millions of 100-megaton hydrogen bombs exploding at the same time! The first solar flare recorded in astronomical literature was on September 1, 1859. Two scientists, Richard C. Carrington and Richard Hodgson, were independently observing sunspots at the time, when they viewed a large flare in white light.

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