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

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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
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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

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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!”

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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

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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
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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

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hanging

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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]