Answer: Sauerkraut is made from what finely cut vegetable?

Sauerkraut is made from what finely cut vegetable?
– Lettuce
– Cabbage
– Onion
– Rhubarb
Answer: Sauerkraut is finely cut cabbage that has been fermented by various lactic acid bacteria. The cabbage is finely shredded, layered with salt, and left to ferment. It’s especially appreciated in Germany, where its name comes from. The word “Kraut”, derived from this food, is a derogatory term for the German people. During World War I, due to concerns the American public would reject a product with a German name, American sauerkraut makers relabeled their product as “Liberty cabbage” for the duration of the war.

Sauerkraut (/ˈsaʊərkraʊt/; German pronunciation: [ˈzaʊ.ɐˌkʁaʊt] (About this sound listen)) is finely cut cabbage that has been fermented by various lactic acid bacteria. It has a long shelf life and a distinctive sour flavor, both of which result from the lactic acid that forms when the bacteria ferment the sugars in the cabbage.

Question: Which state in America is the largest producer of turkeys?

Which state in America is the largest producer of turkeys?

– Minnesota
– Arkansas
– Indiana
– North Carolina

Minnesota claims bragging rights as the top producer of turkeys in the U.S., accounting for 18 percent of all turkey production. It is the home of Jennie-O, the nation’s second-largest producer of turkeys and turkey products. The largest producer of turkeys, Butterball, is in North Carolina and produces 14 percent of all turkeys. The whole turkey is the most popular turkey product, accounting for about one-quarter of all sales. Source: EatTurkey.com

Minnesota

Minnesota is a midwestern U.S. state bordering Canada and Lake Superior, the largest of the Great Lakes. The state contains more than 10,000 other lakes, including Lake Itasca, the Mississippi River’s primary source. The “Twin Cities” of Minneapolis and state capital Saint Paul are dense with cultural landmarks like the Science Museum of Minnesota and the Walker Art Center, a modern art museum.

Answer: What was the name of the first U.S. Space Shuttle to orbit the earth?

What was the name of the first U.S. Space Shuttle to orbit the earth?
– Enterprise
– Columbia
– Discovery
– Endeavour
Answer: On April 12, 1981, the space shuttle orbiter Columbia became the first shuttle to orbit the Earth. Space Shuttle Columbia returned to Earth on April 14, having orbited the Earth 37 times during its 54.5-hour mission. The shuttle program was officially referred to as the Space Transportation System (STS), so this flight was STS-1. The mission had a two-person crew: the commander, John Young, a veteran of Gemini and Apollo, and the pilot, Bob Crippen. The launch occurred on the 20th anniversary of the first-ever human spaceflight.

Columbia

 

Question: Which TV show is associated with the catchphrase “Let’s be careful out there”?

Which TV show is associated with the catchphrase “Let’s be careful out there”?
– Hill Street Blues
– NYPD Blue
– Hawaii Five-0
– CHiPs

Answer: “Let’s be careful out there.” Those five words were a staple on the classic television police drama Hill Street Blues which aired from 1981 to 1987. The show chronicled the lives of the staff of a police station located on the fictional Hill Street, in an unnamed American city. Sgt. Esterhaus (played by Michael Conrad), would perform his roll call each episode, and conclude with his signature line: “Let’s be careful out there.” The phrase “let’s be careful out there” became part of everyday conversations, a sign that “Hill Street” had an effect on popular culture.

Before Barbara Bush, what First Lady’s husband and son both served as US president?

Before Barbara Bush, what First Lady’s husband and son both served as U.S. president?
– Eleanor Roosevelt
– Dolley Madison
– Abigail Adams
– Eliza McCardle Johnson

Abigail Adams

Abigail Adams (November 22 [O.S. November 11] 1744 – October 28, 1818) was the closest advisor and wife of John Adams, as well as the mother of John Quincy Adams. She is sometimes considered to have been a Founder of the United States, and is now designated as the first Second Lady and second First Lady of the United States, although these titles were not in use at the time.

Answer: Abigail Adams was the wife of President John Adams and the mother of John Quincy Adams, who became the sixth president of the United States. Throughout President John Adams’ career, his wife, Abigail Adams, served as an unofficial adviser and their letters show him seeking her counsel on many issues, including his presidential aspirations. Adams remained a supportive spouse and confidante after her husband became the president in 1797, and her eldest son, John Quincy, would become president 7 years after her death in 1825.

Question: What was Google’s original name?

What was Google’s original name?

– Gotcha
– Backrub
– Goofball
– Net- Miner

Backrub

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Google’s co-founders have a knack for goofy yet memorable company names.

In 1996, before Google existed, Page and Brin thought up quirky names for a search engine and settled on ‘Backrub.’ They settled on this name for the precursor of Google because it was a program that analyzed the ‘back links’ of the web. Using this information, it could determine how important a website was. A year later, they hit on the name ‘Google’ and registered the domain name. The rest is history. Source: BusinessInsider.com

Google LLC is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products. These include online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, software, and hardware.

How many phone numbers were in the world’s first telephone book?

How many phone numbers were in the world’s first telephone book?

1,945
20,157
391
None

The Connecticut District Telephone Company issued its phone book just 11 months after its founding. Along with advertisements and business listings in the back of the book, the directory included the names and addresses of its 391 subscribers. There were no phone numbers. The service cost subscribers $22 per year and allowed calls up to three minutes. More than two calls per hour required specific permission from the central office. Source: HistoryofInformation.com

None

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Which movie did Elvis Presley appear in first? “Jailhouse Rock” “Viva Las Vegas” “Love Me Tender” “King Creole”

Which movie did Elvis Presley appear in first?

-“Jailhouse Rock”
-“Viva Las Vegas”
-“Love Me Tender”
-“King Creole”

Answer: On this day in 1956, Love Me Tender, featuring Elvis Presley in his big-screen debut, premiered in New York City at the Paramount Theater. As Presley’s movie debut, it was the only time in his acting career that he did not receive top billing. Love Me Tender was originally to be titled The Reno Brothers, but when advanced sales of Presley’s “Love Me Tender” single passed one million, the film’s title was changed to match. Presley would star in 31 movies (not counting another two concert documentaries). It would be the last time he didn’t get top billing.

“Love Me Tender”

According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, which was the most stolen car in the U.S. in 2016?

According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, which was the most stolen car in the U.S. in 2016?

2016 Hot Wheels Report | National Insurance Crime Bureau | NICB

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NICB’s Hot Wheels: America’s 10 Most Stolen Vehicles

Two Honda models contribute 42 percent of all top 10 thefts

DES PLAINES, Ill., July 12, 2017 — The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) today released its annual Hot Wheels report which identifies the 10 most stolen vehicles in the United States. The report examines vehicle theft data submitted by law enforcement to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and determines the vehicle make, model and model year most reported stolen in 2016.

Included with today’s release is a list of the top 25 2016 vehicle makes and models that were reported stolen in calendar year 2016.

While Honda Accords and Civics dominate this annual list, they are older, pre-“smart key” production models. Since the introduction of smart keys and other anti-theft technology, Honda thefts have fallen precipitously. As the list of top 25 most stolen 2016 model year vehicles shows, there were only 493 thefts of Accords last year.

Technology is working, but complacency can defeat it. While thefts are down dramatically since their all-time high in 1992, thousands of vehicles continue to be stolen each year because owners leave their keys or fobs in the vehicles and that invites theft.

For 2016, the most stolen vehicles* in the nation were:

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Make/Model Honda Accord
Model Year Most Stolen/
(# Thefts)
1997 (7,527)
Total Model Thefts 50,427
Make/Model Honda Civic
Model Year Most Stolen/
(# Thefts)
1998 (7,578)
Total Model Thefts 49,547
Make/Model Ford Pickup (Full Size)
Model Year Most Stolen/
(# Thefts)
2006 (2,986)
Total Model Thefts 32,721
Make/Model Chevrolet Pickup (Full Size)
Model Year Most Stolen/
(# Thefts)
2004 (2,107)
Total Model Thefts 31,238
Make/Model Toyota Camry
Model Year Most Stolen/
(# Thefts)
2016 (1,113)
Total Model Thefts 16,732
Make/Model Nissan Altima
Model Year Most Stolen/
(# Thefts)
2015 (1,673)
Total Model Thefts 12,221
Make/Model Dodge Pickup (Full Size)
Model Year Most Stolen/
(# Thefts)
2001 (1,288)
Total Model Thefts 12,128
Make/Model Toyota Corolla
Model Year Most Stolen/
(# Thefts)
2015 (1,070)
Total Model Thefts 11,989
Make/Model Chevrolet Impala
Model Year Most Stolen/
(# Thefts)
2008 (1,013)
Total Model Thefts 9,749
Make/Model Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee
Model Year Most Stolen/
(# Thefts)
2000 (898)
Total Model Thefts 9,245
Rank Make/Model Model Year Most Stolen/
(# Thefts)
Total Model Thefts
1 Honda Accord 1997 (7,527) 50,427
2 Honda Civic 1998 (7,578) 49,547
3 Ford Pickup (Full Size) 2006 (2,986) 32,721
4 Chevrolet Pickup (Full Size) 2004 (2,107) 31,238
5 Toyota Camry 2016 (1,113) 16,732
6 Nissan Altima 2015 (1,673) 12,221
7 Dodge Pickup (Full Size) 2001 (1,288) 12,128
8 Toyota Corolla 2015 (1,070) 11,989
9 Chevrolet Impala 2008 (1,013) 9,749
10 Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee 2000 (898) 9,245

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The following are the top 10 2016 model year vehicles stolen during calendar year 2016:

Rank 12345678910

Make/Model Toyota Camry
Total Thefts 1,113
Make/Model Nissan Altima
Total Thefts 1,063
Make/Model Toyota Corolla
Total Thefts 982
Make/Model Dodge Charger
Total Thefts 945
Make/Model Ford Fusion
Total Thefts 914
Make/Model Hyundai Sonata
Total Thefts 887
Make/Model GMC Sierra
Total Thefts 884
Make/Model Hyundai Elantra
Total Thefts 832
Make/Model Ford Pickup (Full Size)
Total Thefts 738
Make/Model Ford Transit
Total Thefts 669
Rank Make/Model Total Thefts
1 Toyota Camry 1,113
2 Nissan Altima 1,063
3 Toyota Corolla 982
4 Dodge Charger 945
5 Ford Fusion 914
6 Hyundai Sonata 887
7 GMC Sierra 884
8 Hyundai Elantra 832
9 Ford Pickup (Full Size) 738
10 Ford Transit 669

“The increase in vehicle thefts over the past two years should be a reminder that drivers must do their part to protect their vehicles,” said NICB President and CEO Joe Wehrle. “Anti-theft systems in newer model cars and trucks are excellent, but they don’t work if you don’t use them. Far too many thefts occur because the vehicle is left unlocked and the key or fob is inside. Taking the time to lock it up every time you leave it can save a whole lot of headache and expense in the long run.”

Vehicle theft is a severe economic hardship for its victims—especially if a vehicle is uninsured. That is why NICB continues to advise all drivers to review our four “Layers of Protection”:

· Common Sense: Lock your car and take your keys. It’s simple enough, but many thefts occur because owners make it easy for thieves to steal their cars.

· Warning Device: Having and using a visible or audible warning device is another item that can ensure that your car remains where you left it.

· Immobilizing Device: Generally speaking, if your vehicle can’t be started, it can’t be stolen. “Kill” switches, fuel cut-offs and smart keys are among the devices that are extremely effective.

· Tracking Device: A tracking device emits a signal to the police or to a monitoring station when the vehicle is stolen. Tracking devices are very effective in helping authorities recover stolen vehicles. Some systems employ “telematics,” which combine GPS and wireless technologies to allow remote monitoring of a vehicle. If the vehicle is moved, the system will alert the owner and the vehicle can be tracked via computer.

Considering a used vehicle purchase? Check out VINCheck®, a free vehicle history service for consumers. Since 2005, NICB has offered this limited service made possible by its participating member companies. Check it out here.

*This report reflects stolen vehicle data contained in NCIC and present in the “NCIC mirror image” when accessed by NICB on March 23, 2017. NCIC records may contain errors based on inaccurate entries submitted by reporting agencies. Full size pickups include half ton and larger capacity models for all makes.

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What fictional character holds the world record for most depictions in film and TV?

What fictional character holds the world record for most depictions in film and TV?

– Count Dracula
– Victor Frankenstein
– Sherlock Holmes
– SupermanAnswer

The Guinness Book of World Records announced in 2012 that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes, was receiving a world record for the most portrayed human literary character. Holmes began in 1887, and over 75 actors have portrayed him in film and TV. Some of these noted actors include Sir Christopher Lee, Christopher Plummer, Charleston Heston, Peter O’Toole, Roger Moore, and, more recently, Benedict Cumberbatch and Robert Downey, Jr. Source: GuinnessWorldRecords.com

Sherlock Holmes

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