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.
What was the second most popular girl’s name in the U.S. during the 1930s?
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
-Edgar Allan Poe
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.
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.
In 2005, who tried on Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s Super Bowl ring and never gave it back?
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. http://cscareerquestions.com/trivia/in-2005-who-tried-on-patriots-owner-robert-krafts-super-bowl-ring-and-never-gave-it-back/
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
In which year did the first official visit to the U.S. by a reigning pope take place?[su_ad]
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
What was the name of the teacher who died in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster?[su_ad]
-Sandra Day O’Connor
Answer: Christa McAuliffe was a social studies teacher from Concord, New Hampshire. She was one of the seven crew members killed in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster on this day in 1986. McAuliffe was selected from more than 11,000 applicants to participate in the NASA Teacher in Space Project and was scheduled to become the first teacher in space. On January 28, 1986, the shuttle broke apart 73 seconds after launch. There were no survivors. In 2004, she was posthumously awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor.
Sharon Christa McAuliffe was an American teacher from Concord, New Hampshire, and was one of the seven crew members killed in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. Wikipedia
Born: 2 September 1948, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 28 January 1986, Cape Canaveral, Florida, United States
Space missions: STS-51-L
Spouse: Steven J. McAuliffe (m. 1970–1986)
Parents: Grace Mary Corrigan, Edward Christopher Corrigan
Children: Scott Corrigan, Caroline Corrigan
The capital of Liberia is named after which U.S. President?[su_ad]
Answer: Monrovia is the capital city of the West African country of Liberia. Founded in 1822, Monrovia is named in honor of U.S. President James Monroe, a prominent supporter of the colonization of Liberia. Along with Washington, D.C., it is one of two national capitals to be named after a U.S. President. As the fifth president of the United States, James Monroe is known for his “Monroe Doctrine,” disallowing further European colonization in the Americas. Monroe, who died in 1831, was the last of the Founding Fathers.
James Monroe was an American statesman and Founding Father who served as the fifth President of the United States from 1817 to 1825. Wikipedia
Born: 28 April 1758, Monroe Hall, Virginia, United States
Died: 4 July 1831, New York City, New York, United States
Party: Democratic-Republican Party
Presidential term: 4 March 1817 – 4 March 1825
Previous offices: President of the United States (1817–1825), MORE
In which movie is the song “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head” featured?[su_ad]
-Paint Your Wagon
-Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
This simple but catchy tune, sung by B.J. Thomas, was part of the score for “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” played by Paul Newman and Robert Redford. Released as a single in 1969, it soared up the charts. “Raindrops” would go on to win an Oscar at the 1970 Academy Awards for Best Song from a Motion Picture. The award for Best Score also went to Burt Bacharach that year. Source: SongFacts.com
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Two free-spirited bank robbers flee to Bolivia thinking they can outdo the law in the country.
Initial release: 23 September 1969 (USA)
Director: George Roy Hill
Featured song: Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head
Screenplay: William Goldman
Awards: Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, MORE
Before breaking away for a solo career, with what musical group did Janis Joplin perform?[su_ad]
Big Brother and the Holding Company
Huey Lewis and the News
K.C. and the Sunshine Band
Description: Janis Joplin was born in Port Arthur, Texas, in 1943. She landed in San Francisco in 1966, where she joined up with a local musical group called Big Brother and the Holding Company. In 1968, the group released its album “Cheap Thrills.” The success of the album prompted Janis to break off and launch her solo career. Her meteoric rise to worldwide fame would be short-lived, however. Janis Joplin died in 1970 at age 27 from an accidental heroin overdose. Source: History.com
Big Brother and the Holding Company
Big Brother and the Holding Company is an American rock band that formed in San Francisco in 1965 as part of the same psychedelic music scene that produced the Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service, and Jefferson Airplane. Wikipedia
Members: Janis Joplin, Sam Andrew, James Gurley, Peter Albin, MORE
Record labels: Columbia Records, Mainstream Records
Genres: Psychedelic rock, Acid rock, Blues rock
Associated acts: Janis Joplin, Sam Andrew, Nick Gravenites, Cathy Richardson, Darby Gould, Chloe