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?
– Chevrolet Impala
-Toyota Camry
– Nissan Altima
– Honda Accord

Answer: While some might expect flashy sports cars to be the most obvious targets for car thieves, data shows that mainstream models are the most often stolen rides on the road. Americans love buying the Honda Accord, and American thieves love stealing them, according to the latest report from the the National Insurance Crime Bureau. The Honda Accord was the most stolen automobile in the nation in 2016, based on data from the NICB’s annual Hot Wheels report. The Honda Accord was stolen 50,427 times in 2016, and model year 1997 fell victim 7,527 times

Honda Accord

Question: Which food additive is often blamed for “Chinese restaurant syndrome”?

Which food additive is often blamed for “Chinese restaurant syndrome”?

– Monosodium Glutamate
– Red dye # 3
– Sodium Sulfite
– Potassium Bromate

Answer: Chinese restaurant syndrome refers to a group of symptoms that some people experience after eating food from a Chinese restaurant. A food additive called monosodium glutamate (MSG) is often blamed for the symptoms some people experience. These symptoms often include a headache, skin flushing, and sweating. However, there’s minimal scientific evidence showing a link between MSG and these symptoms. Due to the controversy, many restaurants now advertise that they don’t add MSG to their foods.

Monosodium Glutamate

Answer: What color is the Hope Diamond?

What color is the Hope Diamond?
– Blue
– Pink
– Yellow
– White

Answer: The Hope Diamond is one of the most famous jewels in the world, with ownership records dating back almost four centuries. The Hope Diamond is a large, 45.52- carat deep-blue diamond. It is blue to the naked eye because of trace amounts of boron within its crystal structure. The Hope Diamond has long been rumored to carry a curse, possibly due to agents trying to arouse interest in the stone. It was last reported to be insured for $250 million. It has been described as the “most famous diamond in the world”.

Blue

What is the most consumed fruit in the world?

What is the most consumed fruit in the world?

– Orange
– Pineapple
– Mango
– Banana

South Asia is the primary home to the mango, the tropical fruit that is the most consumed fruit in the world. Other areas that produce mangoes are India, China and Mexico. The 2,000 different varieties of this favorite fruit contain vitamins C and E, niacin, iron, potassium, and beta carotene. Mangoes are part of a variety of delights: juices, pies, ice cream, chutneys and dried cereals. While Americans prefer apples, bananas and oranges, the mango still tops the list of favorite fruits. Source: Reference.com

Mango

What is the meaning of SPF?

Sun Protection Factor – Sun Protection Factor, or SPF, is a measure of how effectively the sunscreen’s formula limits UV-B exposure and is printed right on the front of the container. A sunscreen’s SPF number effectively means how much longer you can stay in the Sun compared to not wearing any sunscreen at all.

Question: The character Spock, from the sci-fi series Star Trek, was from which fictional planet?

The character Spock, from the sci-fi series Star Trek, was from which fictional planet?

– Tatooine
– Vulcan
– Alderaan
– Naboo

Answer: Spock is a fictional character in the Star Trek media franchise. Leonard Nimoy was best known for his portrayal of Spock, the half-human, half-Vulcan character he played on Star Trek. Vulcans are a fictional extraterrestrial humanoid species in the Star Trek franchise who originate from the planet Vulcan. Vulcans are widely known for their distinctive pointed ears and eyebrows, and their merciless logic. Among Spock’s recognized and unique symbols that he incorporated into the series was the Vulcan salute, and the “Vulcan nerve pinch”.

Vulcan

 

Question: Why were dogs removed from Antarctica on Feb. 22, 1994?

Why were dogs removed from Antarctica on Feb. 22, 1994?

– Potential spread of disease to native seal populations
– Dogs were killing native penguins
– Weather conditions were too harsh for dogs to survive
– Dogs were a threat to native wolf populations

The first dogs arrived in Antarctica when the British Antarctic Expedition ship Antarctic landed at Cape Adare in the Ross Sea area in 1899. Seventy-five dogs and seven men went ashore, where they became trapped by a four-day blizzard. The dogs proved their worth in the harsh environment and their ability to survive. A clause in the Antarctic Treaty required the dogs’ removal in 1994 because of fear that the disease distemper may spread to the native seals. Source: CoolAntarctica.com

Potential spread of disease to native seal populations

European diseases and epidemics pervade many aspects of Native American life, both throughout history and in the present day. Diseases and epidemics can be chronicled from centuries ago when European settlers brought diseases that devastated entire tribes to the modern day when Native Americans face serious struggles with particular diseases. The current crises in diseases and epidemics are addressed by many different groups, both governmental and independent, through a multitude of programs.

Question: What naturally occurring phenomenon generates heat equal to five times the surface of the sun?

What naturally occurring phenomenon generates heat equal to five times the surface of the sun?

– Volcanic lava
– Geothermal springs
– Lightning
– Oceanic thermal vents

When taken from a technical point of view, lightning doesn’t actually have a temperature. It is the movement of electrical charges, and the resistance to the movement of these charges generates heat in the materials the lightning is passing through. The air around the charges is a poor conductor of electricity, causing extreme heat buildup when lightning passes through it. Good conductors of electricity don’t heat up as much as poor conductors do. Source: LightningSafety.NOAA.gov

Lightning

Lightning is a sudden electrostatic discharge that occurs during a thunderstorm. This discharge occurs between electrically charged regions of a cloud, between two clouds, or between a cloud and the ground.
Greek god: Zeus
Norse god: Thor

Question: Abe Lincoln’s son was pulled to safety from an oncoming train by whose brother?

Abe Lincoln’s son was pulled to safety from an oncoming train by whose brother?
– Mark Twain
– Vincent Van Gogh
– John Wilkes Booth
– Robert E. Lee

Answer: In a strange twist of fate, Edwin Booth, the brother of John Wilkes Booth, once saved the life of Abraham Lincoln‘s son Robert Todd Lincoln. Fate brought Lincoln and Booth together in a train station in Jersey City, N.J., in the midst of the Civil War. Lincoln was waiting to buy a train ticket when he was accidentally pushed off the platform into the path of an oncoming train. According to Robert Lincoln, Edwin Booth grabbed him by the collar and pulled him back to his feet. It was less than a year after this event that Booth’s brother took the life of Lincoln’s father.

John Wilkes Booth

John Wilkes Booth was an American actor and assassin, who murdered President Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. on April 14, 1865. Wikipedia
Born: 10 May 1838, Bel Air, Maryland, United States
Died: 26 April 1865, Port Royal, Virginia, United States
Height: 1.73 m
Cause of death: Gunshot wound
Buried: 1869, Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Siblings: Edwin Booth, Asia Booth, Junius Brutus Booth Jr., MORE

Which NFL team is responsible for the 1985 song and video “The Super Bowl Shuffle”?

Question: Which NFL team is responsible for the 1985 song and video “The Super Bowl Shuffle”?

– Chicago Bears
– Miami Dolphins
– Philadelphia Eagles
– Washington Redskins

Answer: “The Super Bowl Shuffle” is a rap song performed by players of the Chicago Bears football team in 1985. It was released December 3rd, 1985. It was recorded two months prior to their win in Super Bowl XX. The 1985 rap hit recorded by the players of the Chicago Bears known as the “Super Bowl Shuffle” instantly became a mainstream phenomenon. The single sold more than 500,000 copies and reached No. 41 on the US Billboard Hot 100, making the Chicago Bears the only American professional team of any sport with a hit single.

Chicago Bears