What artifact from the Titanic sold at auction for $123,500 in 1998?

What artifact from the Titanic sold at auction for $123,500 in 1998?

– Set of dinner china
– Volume of 34 wireless signal exchanges with other ships
– Passenger’s wallet containing voided ticket
– Wooden oar from a life boatSHARE THIS QUESTION

Volume of 34 wireless signal exchanges with other ships

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Four separate lots of historical documents relating to the Titanic sold as part of Christie’s offering of maritime objects in 1998. A volume of 34 wireless signal exchanges with other ships, including one that stated, ‘We have struck an iceberg,’ sold for $123,500 to an anonymous bidder. The ocean liner Titanic sank on the night of April 14, 1912, after striking an iceberg. It was the maiden voyage of the ‘unsinkable’ Titanic. Source: CNN.com

“It’s not in good condition,” the auctioneer Andrew Aldridge said in a phone interview on Sunday. “It has been in the North Atlantic and survived a major disaster, so the fact it’s even there at all is quite incredible. It’s not easy, but it’s readable.”

Answer: The Twitter bird logo sports the name ‘Larry’ after which famous personality?

The Twitter bird logo sports the name ‘Larry’ after which famous personality?

– Larry Bird
– Larry Hagman
– Larry King
– Lawrence ‘Larry’ Olivier

Larry Bird

The iconic little white bird on a blue background is ‘Larry,’ named after NBA star and Hall of Fame basketball player Larry Bird. Biz Stone, Twitter’s co-founder, graduated from Wellesley High School on the outskirts of Boston. Stone was born in 1974, which puts him in the starry-eyed, preteen category at the time Larry Bird was dazzling America with his mad skills on the basketball court with the Boston Celtics. Source: Mashable.com
Larry Joe Bird is an American professional basketball executive, former coach and former player, most recently serving as president of the Indiana Pacers in the National Basketball Association. Wikipedia
Born: 7 December 1956 (age 60), West Baden Springs, Indiana, United States
Height: 2.06 m
Children: Corrie Bird, Mariah Bird, Connor Bird
Position: Small forward, Power forward
Did you know: Larry Bird ranks eighth among NBA career playoff steals leaders by total steals (296). wikipedia.org
Quotes
A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.
Push yourself again and again. Don’t give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.
I’ve got a theory that if you give 100 percent all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.

Which actor has never played the role of James Bond?

Which actor has never played the role of James Bond?

– Timothy Dalton
– Pierce Brosnan
– Roger Moore
– Tom Cruise
Answer: James Bond is a fictional character created by the British journalist and novelist Ian Fleming. It has been widely regarded for over 50 years as one of the greatest film franchises of all time. Barry Nelson was the first to portray Bond on screen, in a 1954 television adaptation, “Casino Royale”. Seven actors in total have portrayed Bond on film. They include Sean Connery, David Niven, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig. Tom Cruise has never played the role of James Bond.
Thomas Cruise Mapother IV, known professionally as Tom Cruise, is an American actor and producer. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards and has won three Golden Globe Awards. He started his career at age 19 in the film Endless Love. Wikipedia
Born: 3 July 1962 (age 55), Syracuse, New York, United States
Height: 1.7 m
Spouse: Katie Holmes (m. 2006–2012), Nicole Kidman (m. 1990–2001), Mimi Rogers (m. 1987–1990)
Upcoming movies: Mission: Impossible 6, Top Gun: Maverick
Quotes
I disagree with people who think you learn more from getting beat up than you do from winning.
Nothing ends nicely, that’s why it ends.
I’m passionate about learning. I’m passionate about life.

Who built the first film studio in the United States?

Who built the first film studio in the United States?

– Walt Disney
– Charlie Chaplin
– Lucille Ball
– Thomas Edison

Answer: In 1893, Thomas Edison built the first movie studio in the United States when he constructed the Black Maria, a tarpaper-covered structure near his laboratories in West Orange, New Jersey, and asked circus, vaudeville, and dramatic actors to perform for the camera. He distributed these movies at vaudeville theaters, penny arcades, wax museums, and fairgrounds. The studio made close to 1,200 films. Some of the studio’s notable productions include The Kiss (1896); The Great Train Robbery (1903); Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1910); and Frankenstein (1910).

Thomas Edison

In 1893, the world’s first film production studio, the Black Maria, or the cinematographic Theater, was completed on the grounds of Edison’s laboratories at West Orange, New Jersey, for the purpose of making film strips for the Kinetoscope.

What yearly event sees a 10 percent increase in the risk of suffering a heart attack?

What yearly event sees a 10 percent increase in the risk of suffering a heart attack?

– Eating a large meal for Christmas dinner
– Celebrations for the Day of the Dead
– Switching to daylight saving time in spring
– Watching horror movies on Halloween

Switching to daylight saving time in spring

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Monday and Tuesday mornings after the switch to daylight saving time, when clocks move ahead one hour in spring, may see a 10 percent increase in the incidence of heart attacks.
The opposite trend occurs in the fall when clocks switch back to standard time. According to the study, the Monday morning after the switch is the most dangerous time, with heart attack risks peaking when people are getting up earlier to go to work. Source -ScienceDaily.com

What is pteronophobia?

What is pteronophobia?

– Fear of pterodactyls
– Fear of flying
– Fear of reptiles
– Fear of feathers

Fear of feathers

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A person suffering from pteronophobia harbors a fear of feathers or a fear of feathers tickling them. The word’s origin is Greek, with ‘ptero’ meaning feather and ‘phobia’ meaning fear. Phobias are generally believed to arise from a combination of traumatic events and genetics or heredity. Traumatic experiences from early childhood can usually be a specific triggering event for this phobia. The symptoms of phobias vary with each person, depending on the level of their fear. Source: Common-phobias.com

Pteronophobia is the fear of feathers or being tickled by feathers. The origin of the word ptero is Greek (meaning feather) and phobia is Greek (meaning fear). Pteronophobia is considered to be a specific phobia, which is discussed on the home page.

Who was the youngest member of The Beatles?

Who was the youngest member of The Beatles?

– John Lennon
– Paul McCartney
– George Harrison
– Ringo Starr

Answer: The youngest Beatle was George Harrison who was born on February 25, 1943 in Liverpool, England. John Winston Lennon was born in 1940 and died in 1980, Paul McCartney was born in 1942 and Ringo Starr was born in 1940. The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool, in 1960. They became the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed act in the history of music. Post-Beatles, Harrison made acclaimed solo records and started a film production company. He died of cancer in November 2001.

George Harrison

George Harrison,(25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001) was an English guitarist, singer-songwriter, and producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles. Often referred to as “the quiet Beatle”, Harrison embraced Hinduism and helped broaden the horizons of his bandmates as well as their American audience by incorporating Indian instrumentation in their music.

“Take a bite out of crime” is the motto of what trench coat-wearing “Crime Dog”

“Take a bite out of crime” is the motto of what trench coat-wearing “Crime Dog”
– Rowlf the Dog
– Spuds MacKenzie
– McGruff the Dog
– Clifford the Big Red Dog

Answer: In 1980, the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) and the Ad Council introduced McGruff the Crime Dog to the nation and began encouraging Americans to help “Take A Bite Out Of Crime.” Today, more than 93% of children recognize this icon that provides safety tips for adults and kids. Over the years, the Crime Prevention campaign has helped teach kids, teens, and adults about violence and drugs, and the public-service-advertising spots (PSAs) have inspired millions to get involved in building safer, more caring communities

McGruff the Crime Dog is an anthropomorphic animated dog created by Dancer Fitzgerald Sample through the Ad Council and later the National Crime Prevention Council to increase crime awareness and personal safety in the United States. McGruff costumes are used by police outreach efforts, often with children. McGruff was created by Sherry Nemmers and Ray Krivascy in 1979 and debuted in 1980 with a series of Public service announcements educating citizens on personal security measures, such as locking doors and putting lights on timers, in order to reduce crime. His name was selected as part of a nationwide contest in July 1980.

Which food, eaten as a bedtime snack, may help promote sleep?

Which food, eaten as a bedtime snack, may help promote sleep?

– Banana
– Watermelon
– Cauliflower
– Fried shrimp

Banana

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Bananas contain potassium and magnesium, both natural muscle relaxants. This favorite among fruits also contains L-tryptophan, an amino acid converted to 5-HTP in the brain. It is the chemical 5-HTP that is then converted to serotonin (relaxing neurotransmitter) and melatonin. The human body sees its natural levels of melatonin rise at night. Research has shown that taking melatonin supplements or indulging in melatonin-rich foods as a nightly snack may be helpful in treating sleep disorders. Source: Forbes.com; MayoClinic.org

The banana is an edible fruit – botanically a berry – produced by several kinds of large herbaceous flowering plants in the genus Musa. In some countries, bananas used for cooking may be called plantains, in contrast to dessert bananas.

Which country ranks No. 1 in the world for per capita consumption of coffee when measured by dry weight in metric tons?

Which country ranks No. 1 in the world for per capita consumption of coffee when measured by dry weight in metric tons?

– United States
– Portugal
– Finland
– China

Finland

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The average consumption of 2.64 cups of coffee per day in Finland is probably a conservative estimate. It is typical to find coffee served throughout the day, every day. Most workers’ unions require coffee breaks scheduled into the working day. The most popular coffee blends in Finland are very light roasts. Luncheons after church and on special occasions are usually celebrated with a buffet of breads, cold sandwiches, cakes, cookies and endless khavi (coffee.) Source: CaffeineInformer.com; WorldAtlas.com
Annual consumption per capita is just over 4 kg compared with 5 kg on average in Europe. … The annual consumption of over 5 kg per capita in Brazil is exceptionally high among the over 60 coffee-producing countries. Consumption of coffee is associated with reduced risk of death attributed to inflammatory and cardiovascular diseases in the Iowa Women’s Health Study.