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Astronaut and future presidential candidate John Glenn served four terms as a US senator from what state?
Ohio - John Glenn was the first American to orbit the Earth.
Established in the US in the 1910s, whom does the Selective Service select?
a. Presidential candidates
b. Military draftees
c. Potential immigrants
d. Judicial nominees
Military draftees - Currently, the Selective Service has the names and addresses of over 16 million men on file.
Which Pre-Raphaelite painter and poet had his wife's body exhumed in 1869, seven years after she'd died, to retrieve the manuscript he'd had buried with her?
a. Lord Byron
b. Robert Browning
c. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
d. Dante Gabriel Rosetti
Dante Gabriel Rosetti - The poems were strewn into her hair.
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, which 1979 epic war film starred Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall and Martin Sheen?
a. The Deer Hunter
c. Apocalypse Now
d. Full Metal Jacket
Apocalypse Now - Sheen suffered a heart attack while the movie was being filmed.
The coccyx was named for its resemblance to the cuckoo's beak. What is the more common name for the coccyx?
b. Adam's apple
c. Ear lobe
Tailbone - In humans, scientists believe that the coccyx is the remnant of a vestigial tail.
Who hosted 540 of his "closest friends" at the Black and White Ball in the Grand Ballroom of Manhattan's Plaza Hotel on November 18, 1966?
a. Norman Mailer
b. Truman Capote
c. Nelson Rockefeller
d. Andy Warhol
Truman Capote - Called the Party of the Century, it was thrown in honor of publisher Katharine Graham.
Having composed over 3,000 songs including "I Will Always Love You," who was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1999?
a. Loretta Lynn
b. Emmylou Harris
c. Dolly Parton
d. Whitney Houston
Dolly Parton - I Will Always Love You was a two-time U.S. country chart-topper for Parton.
In West Virginia, you can see a sign in Fairmont celebrating the first Father's Day, and in Grafton, you can see a shrine honoring Anna Jarvis, who launched what other holiday?
a. Thanksgiving Day
b. Memorial Day
c. Arbor Day
d. Mother's Day
Mother's Day - When Anna Jarvis died in 1948, she was buried next to her mother.
Arthur Guinness founded the stout company. His grandson became Lord Mayor of what city?
Dublin - Benjamin Guinness was elected the first Lord Mayor of Dublin in 1851.
Hugely popular, which TV series is an adaptation of a fantasy novel series written by George R.R. Martin?
a. The Vampire Diaries
c. Once Upon a Time
d. Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones - Game of Thrones is set on the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos.
Rapidly being depleted through irrigation, the Ogallala Aquifer is the largest aquifer in what country?
c. United States
United States - It provides nearly a third of the groundwater used for American irrigation.
Three days of the week were named for Norse gods. Which one was named for the Norse love goddess?
Friday - The love goddess being Freyja.
What does the E stand for in the name of the radical animal-rights group PETA?
Ethical - The complete acronym stands for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
Where would you use some bhats to buy some lemongrass rice noodles?
Thailand - Located in Southeast Asia, Thailand was formally known as Siam.
The gay magazine "Christopher Street" was named for an actual Christopher Street in what neighborhood?
a. Greenwich Village, New York
b. South Beach, Miami
c. West Hollywood, Los Angeles
d. Dupont Circle, Washington
Greenwich Village, New York - The magazine ran from 1976 to 1995.
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