The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded in which city?
– Stockholm, Sweden
– Copenhagen, Denmark
– Oslo, Norway
– New York City, USA
Answer: The Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, presents the Nobel Peace Prize in the presence of the King of Norway on December 10th each year (the anniversary of Nobel’s death). The Peace Prize is the only Nobel Prize NOT presented in Stockholm.
The Nobel laureate receives a diploma, a medal and a document confirming the prize amount. The Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony is held at the Oslo City Hall, followed the next day by the Nobel Peace Prize Concert, which is broadcast in over 150 countries around the world.
Oslo, the capital of Norway, sits on the country’s southern coast at the head of the Oslofjord. It’s known for its green spaces and museums.
Many of these are on the Bygdøy Peninsula, including the waterside Norwegian Maritime Museum and the Viking Ship Museum, with Viking ships from the 9th century. The Holmenkollbakken is a ski-jumping hill with panoramic views of the fjord. It also has a ski museum.
Which international winter festival turns a city into a hot chocolate lover’s paradise? Winterlude (French: Bal de Neige) is an annual festival in Ottawa, Ontario and Gatineau, Quebec that celebrates winter. Winterlude is run by the Department of Canadian Heritage and was started in 1979. The event is one of Ottawa’s most important tourist draws, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.
– Saranac Lake Winter Carnival in New York City
– The Sapporo Snow Festival in Japan
– Winterlude in Ontario, Canada
– Dartmouth Winter Carnival in England
When Ontario, Canada celebrates Winterlude, the nation’s capital is transformed into a haven for hot chocolate stands and ice sculptures. During this time of Canada’s year, the festival brings a joyous atmosphere to the bleakness of winter.
Featured during the festival are skating demos, a winter triathlon and a unique bed race. The festivities center around the frozen Rideau Canal Skateway, which proudly claims its title as home to the Beaver Cup Hockey Classic. Source: WondersList.com
What is the name of the first pizzeria to open in the United States?
– Ray’s Pizza
– Pizza Hut
– Lombardi’s Pizza
Answer: Lombardi’s is a pizzeria located at 32 Spring Street on the corner of Mott Street in the Nolita neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan, New York City. Opened in 1905, it has been acknowledged by the Pizza Hall of Fame as the first pizzeria in the United States. It began as a humble little grocery store and forever changed the course of food history when Gennaro Lombardi’s decided to pivot to pizza in 1905. In 2005, Lombardi’s offered entire pizzas for 5 cents, their 1905 price, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first pizza sold at its original location.
Lombardi’s is a pizzeria located at 32 Spring Street on the corner of Mott Street in the Nolita neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan, New York City. Opened in 1905, it has been acknowledged by the Pizza Hall of Fame as the first pizzeria in the United States.
How many windows are there in New York City’s Empire State Building?
Completed May 1, 1931, New York City’s Empire State Building’s 6,514 windows add to its majestic face and its designation as a marvel of modern engineering. Its 102 floors are open for business and public traffic, but there are 103 floors in the building. The 103rd floor is for VIP visitors. In 2007, the building’s lobby underwent restoration to its original condition as part of the building’s $550 million renovation. Source: NewYork.CBSLocal.com
The Empire State Building is a 102-story Art Deco skyscraper on Fifth Avenue between West 33rd and 34th Streets in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.
Address: 350 5th Ave, New York, NY 10118, USA
Height: 381 m, 443 m to tip CTBUH
Construction started: 17 March 1930
Hours: Open today · 8AM–2AM
Did you know: It is designed in the distinctive Art Deco style and has been named as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers. wikipedia.org
Who wrote the memoir “Here’s the Story: Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice”?
– Eve Plumb Eve Aline Plumb is an American actress, singer, and painter. She is known for her portrayal of middle daughter Jan Brady on the sitcom The Brady Bunch.
– Maureen McCormick
– Florence Henderson Florence Agnes Henderson was an American actress and singer with a career spanning six decades. She is best remembered for her starring role as matriarch Carol Brady on the ABC sitcom The Brady Bunch from 1969 to 1974.
– Susan Olsen Susan Marie Olsen is an American former child actress, animal welfare advocate, artist, and former radio host.
Answer: Much to middle daughter Jan’s dismay, almost everyone remembers the eldest daughter Marcia … Marcia, Marcia, Marcia! But do you remember the actress that played Marcia? Marcia Brady was portrayed by Maureen McCormick on the ABC television sitcom The Brady Bunch. She reprised the role in several of the numerous Brady Bunch spin-offs and films. In 2008, McCormick published an autobiography, Here’s the Story: Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice, which debuted at number four on The New York Times bestseller list.
Maureen Denise McCormick is an American actress, singer and author. She is best known for her portrayal of Marcia Brady on the ABC television sitcom The Brady Bunch, which ran from 1969 to 1974.
Born: 5 August 1956 (age 61), Encino, Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 1.6 m
Spouse: Michael Cummings (m. 1985)
Books: Here’s the Story: Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice
Children: Natalie Michelle Cummings
Which countries both claim to have first invented French fries?
– France and Belgium
– Italy and Spain
– Mexico and Canada
– Greece and Portugal
The origin of the humble fried potato stick faces disputes from culinary experts. French historians describe the fries as “orphans of street cooking” that was a staple for “those of low birth.” In Belgium, fries are a national dish and symbol of national pride. Although both France and Belgium lay claim to them, the historical evidence is sketchy when it comes to Belgium. France’s historical records first show street vendors hawking fries before the French Revolution in 1789. Source: NYDailyNews.com
Typically a measurement for nautical depth, a fathom measures 6 feet, or roughly the length of the average sailor’s arm span fingertip to fingertip. In fact, that’s where the name “fathom” comes from. It’s derived from the Old English words for outstretched arms, faedm or faethm. The Mariana Trench, the lowest point in any of Earth’s oceans, is more than 6,000 fathoms deep, several thousand feet deeper than Mount Everest is tall. Source: Encyclopaedia Britannica, MarianaTrench.com
To tour the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, you must visit what Hawaiian island?
Answer: The USS Arizona was the site that suffered the most casualties in the Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor during World War II, with 1,177 lives lost. The USS Arizona Memorial is on Oahu’s south coast, about 12 miles west of Waikiki and Honolulu. Today, thousands flock to the oblong floating memorial in Oahu, situated directly above the hull of the sunken battleship, to honor and pay tribute to the fallen and remember the events of that fateful day. The memorial, built in 1962, is visited by more than two million people annually.
According to Town and Country magazine, what is the best place in the world to celebrate New Year’s Eve in 2017?
Paradise Island, Bahamas
The capital city of Iceland goes all out with its New Year’s Eve celebration. The city lifts its normal fireworks ban for the single night of festivities. This usually finds the city’s 200,000 inhabitants setting off their own displays. There are bonfires with dancing and celebrating throughout the city to honor traditions that go back to the Middle Ages. In times past, fisherman would "burn the old" to make way for the coming new year. Source: TownandCountrymag.com
Reykjavik, on the coast of Iceland, is the country’s capital and largest city. It’s home to the National and Saga museums, tracing Iceland’s Viking history. The striking concrete Hallgrimskirkja church and rotating Perlan glass dome offer sweeping views of the sea and nearby hills. Exemplifying the island’s volcanic activity is the geothermal Blue Lagoon spa, near the village of Grindavik.
Which entertainer got married on The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson?
Sammy Davis Jr.
Answer: Tiny Tim was a singer and musician who had a hit with "Tip Toe Through the Tulips With Me" and guest-starred on shows like Laugh-In and The Tonight Show. Tiny Tim married Miss Vicki on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson on December 17, 1969. His wedding to Miss Vicki on The Tonight Show drew the most viewers in the show’s history. At the time, it was the highest-ever rating for a talk show, pulling in 45 million viewers. After the 6-minute ceremony, the couple sat down for a toast and a chat with Carson.
Herbert Buckingham Khaury, known professionally as Tiny Tim, was an American singer, most of the time ukulele player, and musical archivist.