Trivia: What event occurred in the Atacama Desert in 2011 for the first time in almost 50 years?

What event occurred in the Atacama Desert in 2011 for the first time in almost 50 years?
-An earthquake
-Torrential rain, over 24 inches
-Snowfall measuring 32 inches
-Blooming of native cactus
The Atacama Desert in northern Chile in South America is the driest desert on the planet and considered a hyper arid area, with an average rainfall of only 1 to 3 millimeters. In 2011, a cold front hit the region, dumping 32 inches of snow on parts of the world’s driest desert. The winter storm also hit Santiago, Chile with temperatures as low as 17º F and brought freezing temperatures to portions of Uruguay and Argentina. Source: EarthObservatory.NASA.gov

Snowfall measuring 32 inches

Question : How are Teddy Roosevelt and FDR related?

How are Teddy Roosevelt and FDR related?
Teddy was FDR’s father
Teddy was FDR’s uncle
FDR and Teddy were brothers
FDR was Teddy’s 5th cousin
Answer: While many Americans may assume that President Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1945) was the son of Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909), the two former presidents who led the country three decades apart were actually fifth cousins. Their closest tie was FDR’s wife Eleanor who was also the niece of President Theodore Roosevelt. Uncle Teddy was president of the United States in 1905 and even walked his brother Elliot’s daughter down the aisle. (And yes, that means the president and first lady were fifth cousins once removed.

FDR was Teddy’s 5th cousin

The Roosevelt family is an American business and political family from New York whose members have included two United States Presidents, a First Lady,[1] and various merchants, politicians, inventors, clergymen, artists, and socialites. Descendants of a mid-17th century Dutch immigrant to New Amsterdam, many members of the family became locally prominent in New York City business and politics and intermarried with prominent colonial families.

Question: What candies are described on their packaging as “semisweet chocolate nonpareils?”

What candies are described on their packaging as “semisweet chocolate nonpareils?” -Pop Rocks
-Raisinets
-Junior Mints
-Sno-Caps
Answer: Sno-Caps is a brand of candy consisting of small pieces of semi-sweet chocolate candy covered with white nonpareils. They are described on their packaging as “semisweet chocolate nonpareils”. Nonpareils are a decorative confectionery of tiny balls made with sugar and starch, traditionally an opaque white but now available in many colors. In Australia, these confections are commonly known as “chocolate freckles,” or simply “freckles.” They are normally sold as movie theatre candy. Sno-Caps have been a favorite of movie-goers for nearly 50 years.

Sno-Caps

What candies are described on their packaging as “semisweet chocolate nonpareils?”

What candies are described on their packaging as “semisweet chocolate nonpareils?”

Which famed musician named his children Ahmet, Diva, Dweezil and Moon Unit?

Which famed musician named his children Ahmet, Diva, Dweezil and Moon Unit? -Jimi Hendrix
-Van Morrison
-Bob Seger
-Frank Zappa
Frank Vincent Zappa began playing drums at age 12, switching to guitar at 18 and playing in R&B groups in high school. He married his second wife Gail in 1967, welcoming four children with her: Ahmet, Diva, Dweezil and Moon Unit. Zappa was a workaholic and perfectionist; a rock star who eschewed the 1960s hippie culture, deploring the drug use and shallow ideals common to it. He was not only a brilliant guitarist but also an accomplished orchestral composer, a filmmaker, music producer, businessman, and political and social commentator. Source: IMDb.com

Frank Vincent Zappa was an American musician, composer, activist and filmmaker. His work is characterized by nonconformity, free-form improvisation, sound experiments, musical virtuosity, and satire of American culture. Wikipedia
Born: 21 December 1940, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: 4 December 1993, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States
Children: Dweezil Zappa, Moon Zappa, Ahmet Zappa, Diva Zappa

Question: Where was Herman Munster employed?

Where was Herman Munster employed?
-Barron and Bones Supermarket
-Fiery Burning Trash Incineration
-Gateman, Goodbury & Graves Funeral Home
-Eternal Peace Cemetery
“The Munsters” television show began its run in 1964, showcasing the macabre misadventures of a family of lovable monsters. Herman Munster, the head of the family, is Frankenstein’s monster. Herman works at Gateman, Goodbury & Graves Funeral Home. His wife Lily and her Grandpa are vampires. Eddie Munster, son of Herman and Lily, is a werewolf. The “ugly duckling” is their niece Marilyn, who is a beautiful, blonde college student. Source: IMDb.com; ClassicTV.info

Gateman, Goodbury & Graves Funeral Home

Question: Who was the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

Who was the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
-Tina Turner
-Janis Joplin
-Aretha Franklin
-Miley Cyrus

Answer: On this day in 1987, Aretha Franklin became the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The “Queen of Soul” is known for such hits as “Respect,” “Freeway of Love” and “I Say a Little Prayer.” Aretha Franklin has won a total of 18 Grammy Awards and is one of the best-selling female artists of all time, having sold over 75 million records worldwide. Only 10 solo female performers and 13 groups containing at least one female performer have been added since the Hall admitted its first woman—Aretha Franklin—on January 3, 1987.

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Louise Franklin is an American singer and songwriter. Franklin began her career as a child singing gospel at the church of her father, minister C. L. Franklin’s church.
Born: 25 March 1942 (age 75), Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Movies: The Blues Brothers, Blues Brothers 2000, Muscle Shoals, Stations of the Elevated

Which food got its own “International Year” in 2008?

Which food got its own “International Year” in 2008?
-Onion
-Lentil
-Potato
-Corn
The International Year of the Potato helped to increase awareness of the fundamental importance of the potato as a staple food for Earth’s human population. The aim of the global campaign included the promotion of sustainable systems for potato producers and consumers. The world’s population should grow over the next two decades, putting pressure on already strained food production resources. The potato is expected to play an important role in meeting these food production challenges. Source: FAO.org

Potato

The potato is a starchy, tuberous crop from the perennial nightshade Solanum tuberosum. The word “potato” may refer either to the plant itself or to the edible tuber.

Question: What’s the most Instagrammed location of 2017?

What’s the most Instagrammed location of 2017?
What’s the most Instagrammed location of 2017?
Eiffel Tower
Disneyland
Times Square
Niagara Falls
Answer: Instagram has unveiled a list of 2017’s most Instagrammed places around the world. The results? The most Instagrammed location in the world was Disneyland in Anaheim, California. When you’re hanging out with Mickey Mouse at the Happiest Place on Earth, you want everybody to know. The popularity ranking was determined by the number of times people geo-tagged their location on Instagram photos. Other popular locations in 2017 included Times Square (No. 2) in New York; Central Park (No.3) in New York; and the Eiffel Tower (No. 4) in Paris.

Which island gets to claim bragging rights as the original home of cauliflower?

Which island gets to claim bragging rights as the original home of cauliflower?
– Cyprus
– Hawaii
– Cuba
– Madagascar

Cauliflower found its way to France from the island of Cyprus by way of Italy in the middle of the 16th century. It was all the rage at the court of Louis XIV of France and found its way into elegant dishes in the courts of Britain. It was widely cultivated across Europe in the 18th century, with the renowned food writer of the time, Menon, suggesting serving it with veal, ham and cream in a rich sauce. Source: CauliflowerFestival.com

Cyprus

To which perennial evil TV force does actor Nicholas Briggs lend his voice?

To which perennial evil TV force does actor Nicholas Briggs lend his voice?
– Dr. No
– Darth Vader
– Megatron
– The Daleks of Dr. Who

Nicholas Briggs holds the singular distinction of being the only actor to play “the Doctor” himself in the iconic “Doctor Who” shows and voice the Doctor’s greatest enemies, the Daleks. He is also the only actor to have played a role in each of the final TV stories of the first three 21st-century incarnations of “Doctor Who.” In addition to the “Doctor Who” franchise, Briggs worked on “The Airzone Solution,” “Torchwood” and “Auton.” Source: IMDb.com

The Daleks of Dr. Who

The Daleks (also known as The Mutants and The Dead Planet) is the second serial in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in seven weekly parts from 21 December 1963 to 1 February 1964. It is the first serial to be entirely set on an alien planet.