Question: When ordering a dish “A la Crecy,” with what is it garnished?

When ordering a dish “A la Crecy,” with what is it garnished?

– Spinach leaves
– Carrots
– Broccoli
– Crepes

The term “A la Crecy” is a French term that refers to dishes that use carrots as an ingredient or as a garnish. The name comes from Crecy-en-Ponthieu, a town in northern France. This area produces some of the country’s finest carrots. It is a common tradition in France to name dishes for the places where they originate. In the case of Crecy, it is also known for a crucial battle in the Hundred Years’ War in the mid-1300s. Source: FoodNetwork.com; CSMonitor.com

Carrots

The carrot is a root vegetable, usually orange in colour, though purple, black, red, white, and yellow cultivars exist. Carrots are a domesticated form of the wild carrot, Daucus carota, native to Europe and southwestern Asia.

Answer: Which former Trump administration official recently pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI?

Which former Trump administration official recently pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI?
– James Comey
– Michael Flynn
– Sean Spicer
– Steve Bannon
Answer: President Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, pleaded guilty earlier this month to lying to the FBI about conversations with the Russian ambassador last December, becoming the first senior White House official to cut a cooperation deal in the special counsel’s wide-ranging inquiry into election interference.

On December 1, 2017, Flynn appeared in federal court to plead guilty to a single felony count of “willfully and knowingly” making “false, fictitious and fraudulent statements” to the FBI.

Michael Thomas Flynn is a retired United States Army Lieutenant General who served in the U.S. Army for 33 years, from 1981 until 2014. In January 2017 he briefly served as National Security Adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump.

Born: December 1958, Middletown, Rhode Island, United States
Spouse: Lori Andrade (m. 1981)
Books: The Field of Fight
Education: United States Army Command and General Staff College, MORE
Siblings: Charles A. Flynn, Barbara Flynn Redgate, MORE
Previous offices: National Security Advisor of the United States (2017–2017), MORE

Question: How would you spell the word “No” over a walkie-talkie in the U.S. military phonetic alphabet?

How would you spell the word “No” over a walkie-talkie in the U.S. military phonetic alphabet?
– Nevada October
– North Oxygen
– November Oscar
– Navy Orange
Answer: The code word for the letter “N” is November and the code word for the letter “O” is Oscar. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) alphabet assigned code words to digits and acrophonically to the letters of the ISO basic Latin alphabet (Alfa for A, Bravo for B, etc.) so that critical combinations of letters and numbers can be pronounced and understood by those who transmit and receive voice messages by radio or telephone regardless of their native language or the presence of transmission static.

November Oscar

The International Radiotelephony Spelling Alphabet, commonly known as the ICAO phonetic alphabet, and in a variation also known officially as the ITU phonetic alphabet and figure code, sometimes called the NATO phonetic alphabet, is the most widely used radiotelephone spelling alphabet.

Although often called “phonetic alphabets”, spelling alphabets are unrelated to phonetic transcription systems such as the International Phonetic Alphabet. Instead, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) alphabet assigned codewords acrophonically to the letters of the English alphabet, so that critical combinations of letters and numbers are most likely to be pronounced and understood by those who exchange voice messages by radio or telephone, regardless of language differences or the quality of the communication channel.

Trivia: Why are Winter Olympics not held in the Southern Hemisphere?

Why are Winter Olympics not held in the Southern Hemisphere?

– Lack of interest among local populations
– Lack of snow
– Inadequate facilities
– Unstable local governments

There have been 22 Winter Olympics with none hosted by a country located in the Southern Hemisphere. The Northern Hemisphere has a solid lock on the Winter games because of geology and climate. Snow is a requisite for Winter Olympic games, and the milder winters in the Southern Hemisphere don’t produce much snow, except in the Andes and Antarctica. Climate averages are warmer over water, and the Southern Hemisphere is more water than land mass. Source: LiveScience.com

Lack of snow

The Olympic Winter Games is a major international sporting event held once every four years, for sports practiced on snow and ice. The first Winter Olympics, the 1924 Winter Olympics, was held in Chamonix, France.

Stadium: Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium
Motto: Passion. Connected. Korean: 하나된 열정. (Hanadoen Yeoljeong)
Host city: Pyeongchang, South Korea
Nations participating: 90 (estimated)
Opening ceremony: 9 February (2 months from now)
Closing ceremony: 25 February

Question: Other than religious tomes, what book ranks as the most read book, based on number of copies sold?

Other than religious tomes, what book ranks as the most read book, based on number of copies sold?

– Harry Potter
– Gone with the Wind
– Quotations from the Works of Mao Tse-tung
– The Diary of Anne Frank

Writer James Chapman compiled the list of most read books. The rankings on the list are based on the sales numbers for each book over the last half century. The book that tops the list is commonly known as the “little red book.” “Quotations from the Works of Mao Tse-tung” by Mao is a personal explanation of his Chinese Communist Party ideology. He intended the book for the people of China. Source: BusinessInsider.com; HubPages.com

Quotations from the Works of Mao Tse-tung

Trivia: What Japanese word means “empty orchestra”?

What Japanese word means “empty orchestra”?
– Zen
– Emoji
– Origami
– Karaoke

Answer: Japanese words are everywhere in the English language. For instance, did you know the word karaoke is of Japanese origin? Many Japanese language learners may already know this, but not only was karaoke invented in Japan, the name was taken straight from Japanese. The word karaoke is derived from two Japanese words. “Kara” comes from the word karappo meaning empty or void and “oke” comes from the word okesutura or orchestra. Karaoke is a form of entertainment where an amateur singer sings along with recorded instrumental music.

Karaoke

Trivia: Where did the largest known snowball fight take place, according to the Guinness Book of World Records?

Where did the largest known snowball fight take place, according to the Guinness Book of World Records?

– Anchorage, Alaska
– Fargo, North Dakota
– Saskatoon, Canada
– Seattle, Washington

It took 7,681 snowball fighters to grab the world record for largest outdoor snowball fight. The City of Saskatoon in Saskatchewan, Canada, organized the attempt to break the world record. The PotashCorp Wintershines Festival and Team Canada for the Showa Shinzan International Yukigassen World Championship worked together as part of the professional snowball fighting competition held each year. The world record snowball fight was a battle well fought on both sides. Source: GuinnessWorldRecords.com

Saskatoon, Canada

Saskatoon is a city straddling the South Saskatchewan River in Saskatchewan, Canada. North along the riverside Meewasin Trail is Wanuskewin Heritage Park, with exhibitions exploring indigenous culture. On the trail’s southern stretch, native wildlife inhabit the prairie grasslands of Beaver Creek Conservation Area. East of the river, the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo has manicured gardens and a children’s zoo.

Which university claims the most U.S. presidents as alumni?

Which university claims the most U.S. presidents as alumni?
– Harvard University
– College of William & Mary
– Yale University
– University of Virginia

Answer: Harvard University has seen the most future presidents out of any school. The first president to hold a college degree, John Adams, graduated from Harvard, as did his son and sixth president John Quincy Adams. Teddy Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy also received undergraduate degrees from Harvard. Several other presidents attended this prestigious university for graduate school. Rutherford B. Hayes and Barack Obama earned their law degrees at Harvard Law, while George W. Bush graduated from Harvard Business School.

Harvard University

Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, established in 1636, whose history, influence, and wealth have made it one of the world’s most prestigious universities

Who holds the world record for largest snow cone?

Who holds the world record for largest snow cone?

– Bahama Buck’s in Lubbock, Texas, USA
– Abigail’s Ice in London, England
– The Ice House in McComb, Mississippi, USA
– Outback Treats in Sydney, Australia

On Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, the new world record for largest snow cone was set by Bahama Buck’s of Lubbock, Texas, USA. The shaved ice company built the massive snow cone that grabbed the record, weighing in at 25,095 pounds. The massive snow cone stood taller than a house. Bahama Buck’s owner, Blake Buchanan, stated that the goal was not just to break the existing world record but to shatter it. Source: WorldRecordAcademy.com

Bahama Buck’s in Lubbock, Texas, USA

Bahama Buck’s is a privately held franchise specializing in shaved ice and other frozen non-alcoholic beverages. The company is headquartered in Lubbock, Texas.

Answer: Who holds the world record for largest snow cone?

Who holds the world record for largest snow cone?

– Bahama Buck’s in Lubbock, Texas, USA
– Abigail’s Ice in London, England
– The Ice House in McComb, Mississippi, USA
– Outback Treats in Sydney, Australia

On Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, the new world record for largest snow cone was set by Bahama Buck’s of Lubbock, Texas, USA. The shaved ice company built the massive snow cone that grabbed the record, weighing in at 25,095 pounds. The massive snow cone stood taller than a house. Bahama Buck’s owner, Blake Buchanan, stated that the goal was not just to break the existing world record but to shatter it. Source: WorldRecordAcademy.com

Bahama Buck’s in Lubbock, Texas, USA

Bahama Buck’s is a privately held franchise specializing in shaved ice and other frozen non-alcoholic beverages. The company is headquartered in Lubbock, Texas.