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On a dark night after Thanksgiving, you're ambushed by rogue
turkeys, who want to pull apart your wishbone. What bone will they be looking for?
Clavicle - The clavicle serves as a strut between the scapula and the sternum.
Frances Glessner was born in 1878 to the founder of
International Harvester. She is best remembered for what ghoulish hobby, which advanced the study of forensic
a. Sketching tire tracks
b. Making dollhouse dioramas of murder scenes
c. Collecting murder weapons
d. Taking crime scene photos
Making dollhouse dioramas of murder scenes - She also founded the Harvard Associates in Police Science
In 1928, an Australian named Charles Kingsford-Smith and his
crew became the first people to fly across what ocean?
Pacific - He was also the first to fly across Australia, but he vanished in 1935 over the Bay of Bengal.
Mocked by such writers as John Updike, Norman Mailer and John
Irving, "A Man in Full" by Tom Wolfe was a novel set in what part of the US?
a. Kansas City and the Bible Belt
b. Atlanta and the New South
c. Boston and New England
d. Pittsburgh and the Rust Belt
Atlanta and the New South - Mailer compared the 1998 work to 'sex with a 300-pound woman'. Irving called
it 'journalistic hyperbole described as fiction'. Updike wrote in the New Yorker that it 'amounts to
entertainment, not literature, even literature in a modest aspirant form'. Wolfe compared the titans to the
Originally, what did David Abercrombie and Ezra Fitch sell from
their New York City store?
a. Camping stuff
b. Sundry food items
c. Magazines, books and newspapers
d. Ladies unmentionables
Camping stuff - Abercrombie founded the company in 1892 and named it for himself. Finch, a lawyer, had
been one of his biggest customers.
What country pegs its balboa to the US dollar, which can be
used freely throughout it?
Panama - In fact, Panama doesn't even print the balboa anymore.
The Vidocq Society is made up of professionals who volunteer
their skills for what purpose?
a. Helping minority businesses
b. Treating ill foreigners
c. Solving cold cases
d. Defending the innocent
Solving cold cases - Many of America's top detectives, lawyers and forensic experts would meet once a
month for lunch at the Public Ledger Building, near Independence Hall, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
What would a fish use its lateral line as?
a. A gizzard to digest food
b. A bladder that helps them swim
c. A lure to catch prey
d. A sense organ that detects changes in water
A sense organ that detects changes in water - They can 'touch' objects at a distance, based on
disturbances in the water.
Whose "Red Dragon Flag" includes a red dragon called Y Ddraig
Wales - Wales has over 750 miles of coastline and is mostly mountainous.
The motto of the US Marine Corps is "Semper Fidelis", meaning
"Always Faithful". What branch's motto is "Semper Paratus", which means "Always Prepared"?
a. US Navy
b. US Army
c. US Air Force
d. US Coast Guard
US Coast Guard - The US Coast Guard is one of the seven U.S. uniformed services.
Technically called myalgic encephalomyelitis, chronic fatigue
syndrome used to be nicknamed as whose flu?
Yuppies - Yuppies are often mocked for their hunger for social status among their peers.
Anatoly Karpov became famous for a chess style named for which
c. Boa constrictor
Boa constrictor - Karpov was the official world chess champion from 1975 to 1985.
Despite the rise of Mussolini just a few months before, what
car company released the Dictator in 1927?
b. General Motors
Studebaker - Studebaker was founded in 1852.
From March to May of 1945, what 18-year-old served in Britain's
Auxiliary Territorial Service as a driver and car mechanic?
a. Kurt Vonnegut
b. The future Queen Elizabeth
c. Margaret Thatcher
d. Peter O'Toole
The future Queen Elizabeth - The Queen's accession was on 6 February 1952.
History and math may be different subjects, but a polyhistor is
the same thing as a polymath. What would such a person be good at it?
a. Trivia, because of her wide learning
b. Sports, because of his coordination
c. Romance, because of her smooth moves
d. Sales, because of his communications skills
Trivia, because of her wide learning - A polymath is a person whose knowledge spans a considerable
number of different subject areas.
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