Ans: Which breed of chicken is the “Easter egg chicken,” named because of the multicolored eggs the hens lay?

Which breed of chicken is the "Easter egg chicken," named because of the multicolored eggs the hens lay?

  • Americauna
  • Rhode Island Reds
  • Lakenvelders
  • Faverolles

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Which breed of chicken is the "Easter egg chicken," named because of the multicolored eggs the hens lay?

· Americauna 26.8%

The different shades of chicken eggs are the result of pigments deposited as the eggs move through the chicken’s oviduct. The genetics of the hen is what determines the pigment of these deposits. The blue to green eggs come from the Aracuana breed of chickens, originally developed in Chile. By crossing the Aracuana with other breeds, the Americauna came about. Its tendency to lay multicolored eggs has earned it the nickname "Easter egg chicken. " Source: WiseGeek.org

· Rhode Island Reds 33.3%

· Lakenvelders 20.2%

· Faverolles 19.6%

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Ans: How much were Superman’s creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster paid for the rights to their creation in 1938?

How much were Superman’s creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster paid for the rights to their creation in 1938?

  • $3,000
  • $450
  • $90
  • $130

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· $3,000 19.4%

· $450 41.8%

· $90 11.8%

· $130 26.9%

Siegel and Shuster were finally successful in selling Superman to a new comic book series under development called "Action Comics." Superman’s appearance in the first issue in June 1938 foreshadowed the success of the comic book genre. Siegel and Shuster sold the rights to this first story and the character of Superman for $130, or $10 per page for the 13 pages. This was standard pay under a typical work-for-hire contract. Source: ANB.org

Jerome "Jerry" Siegel (/ˈsiːɡəl/; October 17, 1914 – January 28, 1996),[1] who also used pseudonyms including Joe Carter,[2][3] and Jerry Ess,[2] was the American co-creator, along with Joe Shuster, of Superman, the first of the great comic book superheroes and one of the most recognizable of the 20th century.

Joseph "Joe" Shuster (/ˈʃuːstər/; July 10, 1914 – July 30, 1992)[1][2][3] was a Canadian-American comic book artist best known for co-creating the DC Comics character Superman, with writer Jerry Siegel, in Action Comics #1 (cover-dated June 1938).

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What is the only U.S. state to have a motto in Italian?

What is the only U.S. state to have a motto in Italian?

  • Maryland
  • New Mexico
  • Louisiana
  • Texas

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Answer: The old Italian proverb “Fatti maschii, parole femine” is the official state motto of Maryland. According to the state of Maryland, the phrase translates to “strong deeds, gentle words.” Yet this is willfully misleading. The direct translation is hardly gentle: “Manly deeds, womanly words.” The phrase was uttered by Pope Clement VII in the 1500s. Centuries later, in 1959, long after the Calvert family, Maryland’s founders, had incorporated it into its shield in around 1648, the state officially adopted a new seal that featured the words.

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In “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” what was the name of Captain Jean-Luc Picard’s pet lionfish?

In "Star Trek: The Next Generation," what was the name of Captain Jean-Luc Picard’s pet lionfish?

  • Marion
  • Livingston
  • Pierre
  • Tar-Nahk

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• Marion 7.89%

• Livingston 61.2%

Captain Picard’s fish, named Livingston, was first seen during the premiere season of "Star Trek: The Next Generation (Star Trek: TNG.) He became a fixture that many fans looked for when scenes placed the good Captain in his ready room. When the ship, the Enterprise D, crash lands on a planet in the movie "Star Trek: Generations," the ship is essentially destroyed. There is no mention of Livingston surviving that horrific crash. Source: SciFi.Stackexchange.com

• Pierre 17.8%

• Tar-Nahk 13.2%

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Captain Picard has a pet lionfish named Livingston!

The USS Lionfish (SS-298) was a Balao-class submarine commissioned in 1942. It was the only ship in the US Navy named for a lionfish.

The lionfish was first described in 1758 by the Dutch naturalist Johan Frederick. It was also known as the firefish – obviously a reference to the pain stings you can get from its venomous spines – painful like fire!

The lionfish uses its broad, feathery pectoral fins, in an expansive display, to corner prey that it then grabs and swallows whole.

Larvae and juveniles of this species drift long distances before settling to the bottom, which accounts for its wide native distribution and rapid spread in the western Atlantic.

Six lionfish escaped into the sea in South Florida in 1992 when Hurricane Andrew destroyed a shore-front home.

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Who was the first winner of Donald Trump’s “The Apprentice?”

Who was the first winner of Donald Trump’s "The Apprentice?"

  • Jennifer Hudson
  • Bill Rancic
  • Omarosa Manigault
  • Elisabeth Hasselbeck

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Answer: Bill Rancic was the first-season winner of Donald Trump’s reality television show, “The Apprentice.” Rancic was hired at the conclusion of the 14-week job interview after Donald Trump selected him over finalist Kwame Jackson. After winning the competition, Rancic worked for Trump for two years. He starred in the reality show “Giuliana and Bill” with his wife Giuliana Rancic, and hosted “America Now” with Leeza Gibbons. The first Apprentice, is now a motivational speaker as well as a restaurant owner and real estate developer.

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What was the punishment imposed against “Murderous Mary” Sept. 13, 1916, in Erwin, Tennessee?

What was the punishment imposed against “Murderous Mary” Sept. 13, 1916, in Erwin, Tennessee?

– deportation
– hanging
– firing squad
– life in prison

hanging

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The Sparks circus came to Erwin, Tennessee, in September 1916. The circus hired Walter Eldridge as an assistant animal trainer, even though he had no experience in dealing with animals. During a parade to advertise the circus, Eldridge goaded Mary with a spear or hook, an action to which she reacted violently. Witnesses reported Mary threw Eldridge against a drink stand, crushing his skull. The town sentenced “Murderous Mary” to hang. Mary was an Asian elephant. Source: RareHistoricalPhotos.com

Mary (c. 1894–September 13, 1916)[1] was a five-ton Asian elephant, also known as “Murderous Mary”,[2] who performed in the Sparks World Famous Shows circus. After killing a trainer in Kingsport, Tennessee, she was hanged in nearby Erwin, Tennessee, in 1916. Her death is sometimes interpreted as a cautionary tale of circus animal abuse during the early 20th century.[3]

Ans: Where did the famed “Shootout at the O.K. Corral” take place?

Where did the famed "Shootout at the O.K. Corral" take place?

  • Reserve, New Mexico
  • Newton, Kansas
  • Tombstone, Arizona
  • Hot Springs, Arkansas

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Answer: The “Shootout at the O.K. Corral” was a gunfight between lawmen and members of a loosely organized group of outlaws called the Cowboys that took place on this day in 1881, in Tombstone, Arizona. It is regarded as the most famous shootout in the history of the American Wild West. The gunfight was the result of a longtime feud, with Cowboys Billy Claiborne, Ike and Billy Clanton, and Tom and Frank McLaury on one side and town Marshal Virgil Earp, Special Policeman Morgan Earp, Special Policeman Wyatt Earp, and Doc Holliday on the other side.

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What was the motto displayed on the first official penny?

What was the motto displayed on the first official penny?

  • “Live Free or Die”
  • “Salute a Veteran”
  • “Loose Lips Sink Ships”
  • “Mind Your Business”

Thursday, October 26, 2017

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Answer: Benjamin Franklin reportedly designed the first American penny in 1787. Known as the Fugio cent, it bears the image of a sun and sundial above the message “Mind Your Business.” A chain with 13 links, each representing one of the original colonies, encircles the motto “We Are One” on the reverse. Along with the first U.S. penny’s design, the phrase “a penny saved is a penny earned” has been attributed to Benjamin Franklin. Visitors to the founding father’s grave in Philadelphia traditionally leave one-cent pieces there for good luck.

Mind Your Business

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What would be the official cause of death on autopsy if performed on a decapitated cockroach?

What would be the official cause of death on autopsy if performed on a decapitated cockroach?

  • blood loss
  • central nerve damage
  • shock
  • starvation

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  • blood loss 6.57%incorrect
  • central nerve damage 38.5%
  • shock 12.5%
  • starvation 42.4%

    Cockroaches, along with some other insects, can survive for weeks after suffering decapitation. The cockroach’s circulatory system is an open system. Remove the head and the cockroach’s neck will often seal off the wound by clotting, thus preventing uncontrolled bleeding. The roach’s brain has no control over its breathing, and the blood of the cockroach doesn’t carry oxygen. When a decapitated cockroach dies, it is usually the result of starvation. Without a head, it cannot eat. Source: ScientificAmerican.com

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Which U.S. politician was born in Panama?

Which U.S. politician was born in Panama?

  • Bernie Sanders
  • Hillary Clinton
  • John McCain
  • Barack Obama

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Answer: John McCain was born at the Coco Solo Naval Air Station in Panama. At the time of his birth, the McCain family was stationed in the Panama Canal Zone, under American control. The son of an Admiral, McCain enrolled in the Naval Academy and was dispatched to Vietnam, where he was tortured as a prisoner of war between 1967 and 1973. After his release, McCain served as a Republican congressman and senator from the state of Arizona. McCain lost the 2008 presidential election to Barack Obama.

John Sidney McCain III is an American politician who currently serves as the senior United States Senator from Arizona, in that office since 1987. Wikipedia

Born: 29 August 1936 (age 81), Coco Solo, Panama

Height: 1.75 m

Children: Meghan McCain, Bridget McCain, James McCain, MORE

Spouse: Cindy McCain (m. 1980), Carol McCain (m. 1965–1980)

Parents: John S. McCain Jr., Roberta McCain

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