In “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” what was the name of Captain Jean-Luc Picard’s pet lionfish?

In "Star Trek: The Next Generation," what was the name of Captain Jean-Luc Picard’s pet lionfish?

  • Marion
  • Livingston
  • Pierre
  • Tar-Nahk

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

5:15 PM

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• Marion 7.89%

• Livingston 61.2%

Captain Picard’s fish, named Livingston, was first seen during the premiere season of "Star Trek: The Next Generation (Star Trek: TNG.) He became a fixture that many fans looked for when scenes placed the good Captain in his ready room. When the ship, the Enterprise D, crash lands on a planet in the movie "Star Trek: Generations," the ship is essentially destroyed. There is no mention of Livingston surviving that horrific crash. Source: SciFi.Stackexchange.com

• Pierre 17.8%

• Tar-Nahk 13.2%

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Captain Picard has a pet lionfish named Livingston!

The USS Lionfish (SS-298) was a Balao-class submarine commissioned in 1942. It was the only ship in the US Navy named for a lionfish.

The lionfish was first described in 1758 by the Dutch naturalist Johan Frederick. It was also known as the firefish – obviously a reference to the pain stings you can get from its venomous spines – painful like fire!

The lionfish uses its broad, feathery pectoral fins, in an expansive display, to corner prey that it then grabs and swallows whole.

Larvae and juveniles of this species drift long distances before settling to the bottom, which accounts for its wide native distribution and rapid spread in the western Atlantic.

Six lionfish escaped into the sea in South Florida in 1992 when Hurricane Andrew destroyed a shore-front home.

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Who was the first winner of Donald Trump’s “The Apprentice?”

Who was the first winner of Donald Trump’s "The Apprentice?"

  • Jennifer Hudson
  • Bill Rancic
  • Omarosa Manigault
  • Elisabeth Hasselbeck

Friday, October 27, 2017

5:56 PM

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Answer: Bill Rancic was the first-season winner of Donald Trump’s reality television show, “The Apprentice.” Rancic was hired at the conclusion of the 14-week job interview after Donald Trump selected him over finalist Kwame Jackson. After winning the competition, Rancic worked for Trump for two years. He starred in the reality show “Giuliana and Bill” with his wife Giuliana Rancic, and hosted “America Now” with Leeza Gibbons. The first Apprentice, is now a motivational speaker as well as a restaurant owner and real estate developer.

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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

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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]

Ans: Where did the famed “Shootout at the O.K. Corral” take place?

Where did the famed "Shootout at the O.K. Corral" take place?

  • Reserve, New Mexico
  • Newton, Kansas
  • Tombstone, Arizona
  • Hot Springs, Arkansas

Friday, October 27, 2017

12:38 AM

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Answer: The “Shootout at the O.K. Corral” was a gunfight between lawmen and members of a loosely organized group of outlaws called the Cowboys that took place on this day in 1881, in Tombstone, Arizona. It is regarded as the most famous shootout in the history of the American Wild West. The gunfight was the result of a longtime feud, with Cowboys Billy Claiborne, Ike and Billy Clanton, and Tom and Frank McLaury on one side and town Marshal Virgil Earp, Special Policeman Morgan Earp, Special Policeman Wyatt Earp, and Doc Holliday on the other side.

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What was the motto displayed on the first official penny?

What was the motto displayed on the first official penny?

  • “Live Free or Die”
  • “Salute a Veteran”
  • “Loose Lips Sink Ships”
  • “Mind Your Business”

Thursday, October 26, 2017

5:15 PM

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Answer: Benjamin Franklin reportedly designed the first American penny in 1787. Known as the Fugio cent, it bears the image of a sun and sundial above the message “Mind Your Business.” A chain with 13 links, each representing one of the original colonies, encircles the motto “We Are One” on the reverse. Along with the first U.S. penny’s design, the phrase “a penny saved is a penny earned” has been attributed to Benjamin Franklin. Visitors to the founding father’s grave in Philadelphia traditionally leave one-cent pieces there for good luck.

Mind Your Business

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What would be the official cause of death on autopsy if performed on a decapitated cockroach?

What would be the official cause of death on autopsy if performed on a decapitated cockroach?

  • blood loss
  • central nerve damage
  • shock
  • starvation

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

5:15 PM

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  • blood loss 6.57%incorrect
  • central nerve damage 38.5%
  • shock 12.5%
  • starvation 42.4%

    Cockroaches, along with some other insects, can survive for weeks after suffering decapitation. The cockroach’s circulatory system is an open system. Remove the head and the cockroach’s neck will often seal off the wound by clotting, thus preventing uncontrolled bleeding. The roach’s brain has no control over its breathing, and the blood of the cockroach doesn’t carry oxygen. When a decapitated cockroach dies, it is usually the result of starvation. Without a head, it cannot eat. Source: ScientificAmerican.com

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Which U.S. politician was born in Panama?

Which U.S. politician was born in Panama?

  • Bernie Sanders
  • Hillary Clinton
  • John McCain
  • Barack Obama

Thursday, October 26, 2017

12:42 AM

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Answer: John McCain was born at the Coco Solo Naval Air Station in Panama. At the time of his birth, the McCain family was stationed in the Panama Canal Zone, under American control. The son of an Admiral, McCain enrolled in the Naval Academy and was dispatched to Vietnam, where he was tortured as a prisoner of war between 1967 and 1973. After his release, McCain served as a Republican congressman and senator from the state of Arizona. McCain lost the 2008 presidential election to Barack Obama.

John Sidney McCain III is an American politician who currently serves as the senior United States Senator from Arizona, in that office since 1987. Wikipedia

Born: 29 August 1936 (age 81), Coco Solo, Panama

Height: 1.75 m

Children: Meghan McCain, Bridget McCain, James McCain, MORE

Spouse: Cindy McCain (m. 1980), Carol McCain (m. 1965–1980)

Parents: John S. McCain Jr., Roberta McCain

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Which of these classic works of literature is a sequel?

Which of these classic works of literature is a sequel?

  • The Catcher in the Rye
  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • The Great Gatsby

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

5:09 PM

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Answer: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel by Mark Twain, and a direct sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Commonly named among the Great American Novels, the work is among the first in major American literature to be written throughout in vernacular English, characterized by local color regionalism. Huckleberry "Huck" Finn is a fictional character created by Twain who first appeared in the book The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and is the protagonist and narrator of its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (or, in more recent editions, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn) is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in the United Kingdom in December 1884 and in the United States in February 1885.

Commonly named among the Great American Novels, the work is among the first in major American literature to be written throughout in vernacular English, characterized by local color regionalism. It is told in the first person by Huckleberry "Huck" Finn, a friend of Tom Sawyer the narrator of two other Twain novels (Tom Sawyer Abroad and Tom Sawyer, Detective). It is a direct sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. The book is noted for its colorful description of people and places along the Mississippi River. Set in a Southern antebellum society that had ceased to exist about 20 years before the work was published, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is an often scathing satire on entrenched attitudes, particularly racism.Perennially popular with readers, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has also been the continued object of study by literary critics since its publication. The book was widely criticized upon release because of its extensive use of coarse language.

Throughout the 20th century, and despite arguments that the protagonist and the tenor of the book are anti-racist,[2][3] criticism of the book continued due to both its perceived use of racial stereotypes and its frequent use of the racial slur "nigger".

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Who became the first person licensed to sell coffee in Massachusetts Colony in 1670?

Who became the first person licensed to sell coffee in Massachusetts Colony in 1670?

  • James Robert Chels
  • Dorothy Jones
  • Samuel Rutherford
  • Harriet Robinson

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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· Isabella 26.9%

· Catherine 12.8%

· Clara 42.9%

A native of Austria, Hirschfield made his way to America in 1884. The son of a candy maker, he set up shop in Brooklyn and began selling his own chocolate treats. His "Tootsie Rolls" would quickly become one of the favorite treats for children and adults alike, propelling Hirschfield’s tiny shop into the world of big business. The name "Tootsie Roll" was in honor of his daughter, Clara, whose nickname was Tootsie. Source: CandyProfessor.com

· Elizabeth 17.3%

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Answer: The fortune-telling die inside the Magic 8-ball toy is an icosahedron, meaning it has how many sides?

The fortune-telling die inside the Magic 8-ball toy is an icosahedron, meaning it has how many sides?

The Magic 8-Ball is a toy used for fortune-telling or seeking advice, developed in the 1950s and manufactured by Mattel. It is often used in fiction, often for humor related to its giving accurate, inaccurate, or otherwise statistically improbable answers.

  • 9
  • 10
  • 15
  • 20

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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Answer: The United States Government is divided into three branches: the executive branch, the judicial branch, and the legislative branch. The executive branch carries out and enforces laws. The President of the United States is the head of the executive branch. Under Article II of the Constitution, the President is responsible for the execution and enforcement of the laws created by Congress. The process of one branch of government overseeing other branches of government is known as checks and balances.

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The Magic 8-Ball is a hollow plastic sphere resembling an oversized, black-and-white 8-ball. Inside a cylindrical reservoir contains a white, plastic, icosahedron floating in alcohol dyed dark blue. Each of the die’s 20 faces has an affirmative, negative, or non-committal statement printed in raised letters. These messages are read through a window on the ball’s bottom.

To use the ball, it must be held with the window initially facing down. After "asking the ball" a yes-no question, the user then turns the ball so that the window faces up, setting in motion the liquid and die inside. When the die floats to the top and one face presses against the window, the raised letters displace the blue liquid to reveal the message as white letters on a blue background. Although many users shake the ball before turning it upright, the instructions warn against doing so to avoid white bubbles, which interfere with the performance of the ball itself.

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