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What is said to have happened at 112 Ocean Avenue in Amityville,
New York, which was not in fact built on an Indian graveyard?
a. There was a shark attack
b. Eric Clapton recorded an album
c. The house became haunted after a mass murder
d. A member of the Kennedy family killed a girl
Czechoslovakian supermodel Paulina Porizkova surprised many when
she married what less-than-supermodel-y lead singer of the Cars?
a. Lyle Lovett
b. Bryan Ferry
c. Ric Ocasek
d. Benjamin Orr
Originally, marketed as an orthopedic shoe for older women, what
brand was created in 1945, by a German doctor who was recovering from a ski accident?
b. Doc Martens
c. Earth Shoe
d. Bass Weejums
Which of the following typically included the words, "This machine
a. Woody Guthrie's guitar
b. Upton Sinclair's typewriter
c. Margaret Bourke-White's camera
d. Matt Drudge's Web site
Some people insist, not only that this monster exists, but that it
is a plesiosaur. What is it?
c. Loch Ness monster
d. King Kong
Here's a "Top 40." What ethnicity are Frank Zappa, Tiny Tim,
Tiffany and Paul Anka, not to mention Casey Kasem himself?
a. Hispanic American
b. Arab American
c. Italian American
d. Greek American
In the 1980s, General Mills discontinued Fruit Brute and Yummy
Mummy, but still sells all but which of these characters?
a. Boo Berry
b. Count Chocula
c. Vanilla Gorilla
Until NATO bombed Belgrade, writer Thomas Friedman was able to say
that there had never been a war between two nations with what franchise?
a. Barnes and Noble
What insane killer supposedly auditioned for the Monkees, even
though at the time he was too old … and in jail in McNeil Island, Washington?
a. The Boston Strangler
b. Charles Manson
c. The Birdman of Alcatraz
d. Lee Harvey Oswald
One across. What staple of modern newspapers first appeared in the
Sunday supplement to the New York World in December 1913 (9,6)?
a. Crossword puzzle
c. Comic strip
d. Crime-scene photos
What two-word term do we owe to Proctor and Gamble, whose detergent
Oxydol sponsored a radio show called Ma Perkins in 1933?
a. Block buster
b. Soap opera
c. Commercial message
d. Pop culture
In 1999, Yo-Yo Ma forgot what $2.5-million, 266-year-old instrument
in a New York City taxi trunk?
In 1993, Mattel outfitted what Barbie boyfriend, dressing him with
an earring, a purple leather vest, two-tone hair and a mesh shirt?
In ads that ran in 1980, what came between 15-year-old Brooke
Shields and her Calvin Klein jeans?
b. A new day
d. Her best friends
Where did the bikini's name come from?
a. Bikini Atoll, where there had been A-bomb tests
b. A very spicy Japanese sushi dish
c. From a song about a yellow polka dot monster
d. From French slang for a pretty girl
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