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FedEx - He got a C, because it was considered impractical.Despite getting a so-so grade when he presented the idea at a Yale business class, Fred Smith founded what company, based in Memphis?

       a. Dell
       b. FedEx
       c. MCI
       d. WalMart


The Belmont Stakes - Horseracing in the United States dates back to 1665.In American horseracing, the "Triple Crown" is a combination of the Preakness Stakes, the Kentucky Derby and what other race?

       a. The Belmont Stakes
       b. The Breeders' Cup Classic
       c. The American Oaks
       d. Rose Bowl


Sister-in-law Kristin Shepard - At 357 episodes, Dallas is one of the longest lasting primetime dramas in American TV history.In the long-awaited 1980 season premiere of the extremely popular TV show "Dallas", who was revealed to have shot J.R.?

       a. Wife Sue-Ellen Ewing
       b. Sister-in-law Kristin Shepard
       c. Father Jock Ewing
       d. Ranch Hand Ray Krebbs


You have to rub her the right way - The song can be found on her self-titled debut album released in 1999.According to Christina Aguilera's hit song, why is she like a "Genie In a Bottle"?

       a. You have to rub her the right way
       b. She wants you to be her master
       c. She'll give you three wishes
       d. She is magical


The Wizard of Oz - The film was released in 1939 and featured a young Judy Garland.Which film, an adaptation of a novel by L. Frank Baum, replaced the book's silver shoes with ruby slippers?

       a. The Red Shoes
       b. Cinderella
       c. The Wizard of Oz
       d. Alice in Wonderland


Scalene - In an equilateral triangle, all three sides have the same length.A triangle in which all three sides have different lengths is called what?

       a. Equilateral
       b. Right
       c. Scalene
       d. Left


Mummified and put on display - Now at a University College in London, a wax head has replaced the mummified head.In 1832, as per instructions in his will, English philosopher Jeremy Bentham’s head was...

       a. Cremated and dispersed over the Pacific Ocean
       b. Removed and placed in a separate coffin
       c. Mummified and put on display
       d. Donated to science


A mummy - Otzi is a 5300-year-old mummy of a man that died as a result of an arrow wound to his shoulder.In 1991, hikers in the Italian Alps discovered Otzi. Otzi is...

       a. A type of mineral deposit
       b. A new species of flower
       c. A mummy
       d. A new species of animal


Galapagos Tortoise - The Galapagos tortoise can live up to 100 years.What is the largest "living" species of tortoise?

       a. Sea Tortoise
       b. Bunnicula Tortoise
       c. Galapagos Tortoise
       d. Tartarouchos Tortoise


Poison - The poison of the day was hemlock, a herb that resembles parsley. In 399 BC, the Greek thinker Socrates was convicted of corrupting the youth of Athens and sentenced to death by?

       a. Poison
       b. Hanging
       c. Beheading
       d. Stoning


Unbranched Inflorescence Flower - The titan arum is one of the world's stinkiest flowers as well.The titan arum is the world's largest?

       a. African Elephant
       b. Unbranched Inflorescence Flower
       c. Freshwater Glacier
       d. White Whale


1912 - The Titanic sank on 15 April 1912 after colliding with an iceberg. In what year did the "Unsinkable" Titanic go down in the North Atlantic Ocean?

       a. 1912
       b. 1917
       c. 1915
       d. 1909


Great Library of Alexandria - The Hanging Gardens of Babylon are also considered one of the Ancient Seven Wonders.Which one of these in NOT considered one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world?

       a. Great Library of Alexandria
       b. Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
       c. Lighthouse of Alexandria
       d. Statue of Zeus at Olympia


A bog in Denmark - The Huldremose Woman is a Discovered by Niels Hanson, where was the Huldremose Woman found?

       a. The summit of Mount Llullaillaco
       b. A cave in Greenland
       c. A bog in Denmark
       d. Italian Alps


Father of Botany - Theophrastus wrote two books about plants covering approximately 500 kinds of species.In 300 BC, Greek philosopher Theophrastus earned what title?

       a. Father of Botany
       b. Father of Religion
       c. Father of Fauna
       d. Father of Flora



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