Montpelier is the capital of which U.S. state?

Question: Montpelier is the capital of which U.S. state?

– Montana
– New Hampshire
– Maine
– Vermont
Answer: Montpelier is the capital city of the U.S. state of Vermont. As the site of Vermont’s state government, it is the least-populous state capital in the United States with a population of 7,855 at the 2010 census. Located in Montpelier are the New England Culinary Institute, the annual Green Mountain Film Festival and the headquarters of several insurance companies. Montpelier is the only U.S. state capital without a McDonalds. The stage capital is also is the largest producer of maple syrup in the U.S. It was named for Montpellier, in southern France.
Vermont is a state in the northeastern United States, known for its natural landscape, which is primarily forested. Part of the New England region, it’s also known for being home to more than 100 19th-century covered wooden bridges, and as a major producer of maple syrup. Thousands of acres of mountain terrain are crossed by hiking trails and skiing slopes.
Capital: Montpelier
Abbreviation: VT
Before statehood: Vermont Republic

Though it later became associated with Christie Brinkley, Billy Joel’s hit “Uptown Girl” was originally about whom?

Though it later became associated with Christie Brinkley, Billy Joel’s hit “Uptown Girl” was originally about whom?

– Cindy Crawford
– Brooke Shields
– Elle Macpherson
– Claudia Schiffer

Answer: While everyone assumes this song was written about Billy Joel’s wife Christie Brinkley (especially since she appears in the video), it was model Elle Macpherson that served as the inspiration for the song. According to numerous interviews with Joel, although the song was initially written about his relationship with his then-girlfriend Elle Macpherson, it ended up also becoming about his soon-to-be wife, Christie Brinkley.The title character in the music video was played by Christie Brinkley, whom Joel married two years later.

Elle Macpherson

Elle Macpherson is an Australian model, businesswoman, television host and actress. She is well known for her record five cover appearances for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue beginning in the 1980s, leading to her nickname The Body.
Born: 29 March 1964 (age 53), Killara, Sydney, Australia
Height: 1.82 m
Eye colour: Brown
Spouse: Jeffrey Soffer (m. 2013), Gilles Bensimon (m. 1986–1989)
Children: Arpad Flynn Alexander Busson, Aurelius Cy Andrea Busson

What name did the Greeks give to the Jordanian city of Amman in the third century BCE?

What name did the Greeks give to the Jordanian city of Amman in the third century BCE?

  • Bostra
  • Philadelphia
  • Romus
  • Decapolis

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· Bostra 10.9%

· Philadelphia 41.9%

When the Egyptian King Ptolemy II Philadelphus conquered the Jordanian city of Amman, he renamed it Philadelphia after himself. Under Greek occupation, the city was part of the Decapolis, Greece’s "Ten Cities." The name Philadelphia remained for the city through the Roman and Byzantine eras. In 106 CE, the city was a part of the Roman province of Arabia and underwent a rebuilding period under the Romans. Ruins from this period remain. Source: Britannica.com

· Romus 20.2%

· Decapolis 27.1%

Amman is the capital and most populous city of Jordan, and the country’s economic, political and cultural centre. Situated in north-central Jordan, Amman is the administrative centre of the Amman Governorate. The city has a population of 4,007,526 and a land area of 1,680 square kilometres (648.7 square miles). Today, Amman is considered to be among the most liberal and westernized Arab cities. It is a major tourist destination in the region, particularly among Arab and European tourists . Amman city, from right to left and from above to below: Abdali Project dominating Amman’s skyline, Temple of Hercules on Amman Citadel, King Abdullah I Mosque and Raghadan Flagpole, Abdoun Bridge, Umayyad Palace, Ottoman Hejaz Railway station and Roman Theatre.

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What is the day after Halloween called?

What is the day after Halloween called?
Boxer Day
All Saints Day
Arbor Day
Purim

Answer: The day after Halloween is called All Saints Day. Celebrated on Nov. 1 each year, it is a Christian day of solemnity that is also referred to as Solemnity of All Saints, or All Hallow. In Western Christian religions, the day is dedicated to the saints of the Church, that is, all those who have attained heaven. It should not be confused with All Souls’ Day, which is observed on November 2, and is dedicated to those who have died and not yet reached heaven. The Roman Catholic religion views All Saints Day as a Holy Day of Obligation, which means that attendance at mass is required.

All Saints Day

All Saints’ Day, also known as All Hallows’ Day, Hallowmas, Feast of All Saints, or Solemnity of All Saints, is a Christian festival celebrated in honour of all the saints, known and unknown. Wikipedia
Observed by: Roman Catholicism; Eastern Orthodoxy; Anglicanism; various Protestant denominations;
Also called: All Hallows Day, Solemnity/Feast of All Saints
Liturgical Color: White (Western Christianity); Green (Eastern Christianity)
Observances: Church services, praying for the dead, visiting cemeteries, eating soul cakes
Date: November 1 (Western Christianity); Sunday after Pentecost (Eastern Christianity)

Answer: Who inspired the phrase “has a bug in it” when referencing a malfunction?

Who inspired the phrase “has a bug in it” when referencing a malfunction?

– Charles Babbage
– Howard Aiken
– Grace Hopper
– John P. Eckert

Grace Hopper

32.5% correct
When a computer malfunctioned at Harvard in 1945, Grace Hopper was there to investigate. Inspection of the computer’s inner workings revealed a moth in one of the circuits. Grace removed the intruder and the computer’s malfunction corrected. This was the genesis of the phrase, “��_a bug in it” whenever something goes awry with a computer. Grace would go on to develop the IBM automatic sequence-controlled calculator and helped to develop computing rocket trajectories and calibrating minesweepers. Source: HappenedFacts.com
Whether or not Hopper coined the term “computer bug” is a source of some controversy. The Navy promotes the idea that it was Hopper that squashed the first computer bug; there is an actual photo of the offending insect on Hopper’s US Navy webpage: … Somehow, “computer moth” just doesn’t have the same resonance.

What member of the rock band Led Zeppelin shares his name with a naval hero of the Revolutionary War?

What member of the rock band Led Zeppelin shares his name with a naval hero of the Revolutionary War?

– Patrick Henry
– Nathan Hale
– John Paul Jones
– Ethan Allen

Answer: Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones’ real name is not John Paul Jones. His birth name is John Baldwin but in 1964 before his Led Zeppelin fame, he took his stage name after the American naval hero John Paul Jones. John Paul Jones (July 6, 1747 – July 18, 1792) was a Scottish sailor and the United States’ first well-known naval fighter in the American Revolutionary War. During his engagement with HMS Serapis, Jones uttered the legendary reply to a taunt about surrender from the British captain: “I have not yet begun to fight!”

Famed naval officer John Paul Jones was born in Scotland in 1742. His career at sea began at age 13, and by 21 he was the captain of a ship sailing between the West Indies and British ports. Jones joined the Continental navy during the American Revolution, enjoying his greatest successes in international waters.

What are the whiskers on the side of a catfish’s mouth called?

What are the whiskers on the side of a catfish’s mouth called?

– barbells
– whiskers
– mouth straws
– tasters

barbells

49.8% – correct
The average human has about 10,000 taste buds covering the tongue, but the catfish typically has more than 100,000 taste buds. In fact, large catfish can have upward of 175,000. These tiny taste buds are all over the catfish’s body, with the most concentrated on the four pairs of barbells, or whiskers, found around its mouth. These barbells act as antennae with taste buds, allowing the catfish to taste when a meal is nearby. Source: LiveScience.com
A barbel on a fish is a slender, whiskerlike sensory organ near the mouth. Fish that have barbels include the catfish, the carp, the goatfish, hagfish, sturgeon, the zebrafish (Danio rerio) and some species of shark such as the sawshark. Barbels house the taste buds of such fish and are used to search for food in murky water. Barbels are often erroneously referred to as barbs, which are found in bird feathers for flight. Barbels may be located in a variety of locations on the head of a fish. “Maxillary barbels” refers to barbels on either side of the mouth. Barbels may also be nasal, extending from the nostrils. Also, barbels are often mandibular or mental, being located on the chin.

Ans: Which breed of chicken is the “Easter egg chicken,” named because of the multicolored eggs the hens lay?

Which breed of chicken is the "Easter egg chicken," named because of the multicolored eggs the hens lay?

  • Americauna
  • Rhode Island Reds
  • Lakenvelders
  • Faverolles

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Which breed of chicken is the "Easter egg chicken," named because of the multicolored eggs the hens lay?

· Americauna 26.8%

The different shades of chicken eggs are the result of pigments deposited as the eggs move through the chicken’s oviduct. The genetics of the hen is what determines the pigment of these deposits. The blue to green eggs come from the Aracuana breed of chickens, originally developed in Chile. By crossing the Aracuana with other breeds, the Americauna came about. Its tendency to lay multicolored eggs has earned it the nickname "Easter egg chicken. " Source: WiseGeek.org

· Rhode Island Reds 33.3%

· Lakenvelders 20.2%

· Faverolles 19.6%

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Ans: How much were Superman’s creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster paid for the rights to their creation in 1938?

How much were Superman’s creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster paid for the rights to their creation in 1938?

  • $3,000
  • $450
  • $90
  • $130

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· $3,000 19.4%

· $450 41.8%

· $90 11.8%

· $130 26.9%

Siegel and Shuster were finally successful in selling Superman to a new comic book series under development called "Action Comics." Superman’s appearance in the first issue in June 1938 foreshadowed the success of the comic book genre. Siegel and Shuster sold the rights to this first story and the character of Superman for $130, or $10 per page for the 13 pages. This was standard pay under a typical work-for-hire contract. Source: ANB.org

Jerome "Jerry" Siegel (/ˈsiːɡəl/; October 17, 1914 – January 28, 1996),[1] who also used pseudonyms including Joe Carter,[2][3] and Jerry Ess,[2] was the American co-creator, along with Joe Shuster, of Superman, the first of the great comic book superheroes and one of the most recognizable of the 20th century.

Joseph "Joe" Shuster (/ˈʃuːstər/; July 10, 1914 – July 30, 1992)[1][2][3] was a Canadian-American comic book artist best known for co-creating the DC Comics character Superman, with writer Jerry Siegel, in Action Comics #1 (cover-dated June 1938).

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What was the punishment imposed against “Murderous Mary” Sept. 13, 1916, in Erwin, Tennessee?

What was the punishment imposed against “Murderous Mary” Sept. 13, 1916, in Erwin, Tennessee?

– deportation
– hanging
– firing squad
– life in prison

hanging

65.7%correct
The Sparks circus came to Erwin, Tennessee, in September 1916. The circus hired Walter Eldridge as an assistant animal trainer, even though he had no experience in dealing with animals. During a parade to advertise the circus, Eldridge goaded Mary with a spear or hook, an action to which she reacted violently. Witnesses reported Mary threw Eldridge against a drink stand, crushing his skull. The town sentenced “Murderous Mary” to hang. Mary was an Asian elephant. Source: RareHistoricalPhotos.com

Mary (c. 1894–September 13, 1916)[1] was a five-ton Asian elephant, also known as “Murderous Mary”,[2] who performed in the Sparks World Famous Shows circus. After killing a trainer in Kingsport, Tennessee, she was hanged in nearby Erwin, Tennessee, in 1916. Her death is sometimes interpreted as a cautionary tale of circus animal abuse during the early 20th century.[3]