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Flashcards in Fall 2017 general knowledge trivia Deck (172):
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Beyonce has more than 60 million followers on this photo-sharing app whose logo looks like a Polaroid camera

Instagram

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Twenty One Pilots "wish we could turn back tie to the good old days... but now we're this title

Stressed Out

3

Creepers love the gaming channel stampylonghead and its devotion to this ubiquitous Mojang game

Minecraft

4

In 2016 this member of One Direction became a dad to a lad named Freddie

Louis Tomlinson

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Avicii, a 26-year-old superstar in EDM, this type of music, has announced he is retiring.

Electronic Dance Music

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Science Guys: This Swede's original scale had water's boiling point at 0 degrees and its freezing point at 100

Celsius

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Notable Teens: This Shoshone teen was an asset in many ways for Lewis and Clark, including finding edible plants during the journey

Sacagewea

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Name the Disney Movie: That's no blizzard. That's my sister"

Frozen

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Name that Disney Movie: "We are all connected in the great circle of life"

The Lion King

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The "HEART" of Rock and Roll: In the title of a No. 1 hit, Bonnie Tyler suffered from this astronomical problem

"Total Eclipse of the Heart"

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Vocabulary: It can mean "to cover over", as the Moon sometimes totally does to the Sun

Eclipse

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Parts of the Whole: Style, stigma, stamen

Flower

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Parts of a Whole: Keep, parapet, moat

Castle

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Name the Disney Movie: I shall call him Squishy and he shall be mine. And he shall be my Squishy. Come here, Squishy."

Finding Nemo

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Name that Disney Movie: "Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind."

Lilo and Stitch

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In order to be designated a hurricane, a wind must have a minimum speed of how many miles per hour: 74, 84 or 94

74

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In the 1800's, Dr. Miles' Compound Extract of Tomato was sold as a medicine. What is it known as today?

Ketchup

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A vacation in INdia means converting your traveling money to...?

Rupees

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How many people signed the Declaration of INdependence: 6, 56 or 106?

56 - John Hancock was the first to sign

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What is the third hand on a clock called?

The second hand

21

What is it about the Beatles' "A Day in the Life" that can make dogs howl?

Paul McCartney recorded a dog whistle at the end of the song. The tone is inaudible to humans.

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What's the only state in the USA that ends in "k"?

New York

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The Peace Corps: In 2005 Peace Corps volunteers served on home soil for the first time when they went to Louisiana after the ravages of this storm

Hurricane Katrina

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Hurricane, tornado or cyclone: Meteorologically, this term can include both the other 2

Cyclone

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Hurricane, tornado, cyclone: The University of Miami named its sports teams after them

Hurricanes

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Hurricane, Tornado or cyclone: World Book says it's "the most violent of all storms"

A tornado

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Hurricane, tornado or cyclone: It comes between "National" and "Center" in the workplace of about 50 people

Hurricane

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Stranger Things: He not only made incredible escapes, but in 1918 made a 10,000-pound elephant vanish from a brightly lit stage

Harry Houdini

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Stranger Things: The billy goat plum of Australia contains 100 times more of this vitamin than an orange

Vitamin C

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Elementary: By volume this gas makes up about 78% of Earth's atmosphere

Nitrogen

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The Crown: 377 steps and a double-helix staircase take visitors to its crown, which has 24 windows

Statue of Liberty

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Kid Lit: Bullied as a youngster over his looks, he grew up to be a beautiful swan

The Ugly Duckling

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Disney's "Tangled" is based on this fairy tale

Rapunzel

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Holidays and Observances: A 1952 bill designated September 17 as Citizenship Day to coincide with the 1787 signing of this

The Constitution

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Mickeypedia: At the urging of his wife, Wald Disney changed Mortimer's name to this

Mickey Mouse

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Donald Duck: Donald's girlfriend, she was first known as Donna Duck but was renamed in her second film, "Mr. Duck Steps Out"

Daisy Duck

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Mickey Mouse made his official debut in this 1928 cartoon

Steamboat Willie

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In a silent cartoon called Plane Crazy Mickey Mouse went by this name first.

Mortimer Mouse

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Who is this?

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Robert (Bobby) J. Fischer

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Who is this?

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Shawn Mendez

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Who is this?

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Shaun White

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SHOW ME THE MONKEY: Saki monkeys are diurnal, which means this is when they like to get things done

The day

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RODENTS OF UNUSUAL SIZE: The Cape type of this rodent can weigh nearly 70 pounds, with 12-inch quills

porcupine

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ANIMALS $300: Australia has over 300 species of these animals, including skinks, geckos & giant goannas

lizards

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BIRDWATCHER'S LINGO: Term for the claws of a bird of prey

talons

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COLD-BLOODED KILLERS: This big constricting reptile gets its name from a mythical monster

python

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ART: In 1987 his "Irises" sold at auction for a then-record $53.9 million

Vincent Van Gogh

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FAMOUS LEFTIES: Though he's actually right-handed, this Spanish tennis champ plays with his left

 

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Rafa Nadal

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Kevin Batangan is pictured with this teenager who was the first person to officially solve the Rubik's Cube under 5 seconds.

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Lucas Etter

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There is only one place that America's flag is flown at full staff all day and all year and it isn't saluted, lowered or raised.  Where is this flag?

The moon

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What fashionable toy was introduced in the U.S. wearing a zebra-style swimsuit in 1959?

The Barbie Doll

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What song is the most sung tune in the world?

The Happy Birthday song by Mildred and Patty Hill (sisters)

53

What is the southernmost state in America?

Hawaii

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What candy came out for the first time in 1912.  1912 is the same year the Titanic sank.  The answer is ironic! (Hint: small colorful candies that have a hole)

Life Savers

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INFRASTRUCTURE: Solid waste is part of infrastructure; some is composted & some recycled, but most ends up in these places

landfills

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ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE: 13-letter word describing substances designed to be decomposed by microorganisms

biodegradable

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YOU GOT 2 As & 1B: Litter, refuse or trash; what a bunch of...

garbage

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ANNUAL EVENTS: In September, on the first Sunday after Labor Day, we celebrate these beloved relatives

Grandparents

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ONLY IN MONTHS WITH AN R: Mark your calendar: it's the month when National Grandparents Day is celebrated

September

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NATIONAL FORESTS: In 1950 this animal that became the symbol of forest fire prevention was found in New Mexico's Lincoln National Forest

Smokey the Bear

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WHAT'S THE SCORE?: Dodgers 5, A's 4 after this limping hero hit a 2-out homer in the bottom of the 9th in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series

 

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Kirk Gibson

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Winning!: The World Chess Championship, 1972-- do svidaniya, Boris!

Bobby Fischer

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Kids' Books: This 1982 Roald Dahl work about a large fellow became a 2016 film

The BFG

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IT COMES ONCE A YEAR: An autumn harvest celebration in 1621 gave way to this holiday, for which we're most grateful

Thanksgiving

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WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF?: Creepy sightings in the autumn of 2016 increased the national level of coulrophobia, a fear of these performers

clowns

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SAY IT WITH CHOCOLATE: In addition to its famous square in San Francisco, this chocolatier has ice cream & candy stores in several other cities

Ghiradelli

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MUSIC TO YOUR EARS: This "colorful" trio had a simple request: "Wake me up when September ends"

Green Day

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'80s HAIR BANDS : In the '80s, few musicians topped Slash & Axl of this band for excess hair & just excess

Guns N' Roses

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Who is this?

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Bill Gates

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Who is this?

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JK Rowling

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Who is this?

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Melania Trump

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THINK YOU KNOW BASEBALL?: The New York Yankees have won 26 World Series titles; these N.L. birds are a distant second, with 10

Cardinals

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THE OLD TESTAMENT: Leviticus 23:24 sets this horn-blowing high holiday on the 1st day of the 7th month

Rosh Hashanah

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IT'S "MAY"!: Its journey across the pond took 66 days in 1620

Mayflower

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In bowling, roll triple strikes & it's called this, but hold the gravy

Turkey

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In soccer, it's the proper term for hitting the ball with your noggin

soccer

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A football player isn't necessarily clumsy when he does this, drops the ball & loses possession of it

fumble

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Taylor Swift:
"This time I'm telling you, I'm telling you, we are never ever ever" doing this

Getting back together

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Who painted The Girl with a Pearl Earring?

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Johannes Vermeer

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THE JOY OF INSECTS: Insects are responsible for about 80% of this process important to plants

pollination

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GEOGRAPHICALLY IN BETWEEN: China & South Korea

North Korea

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THE MAGIC WORD: This 2-word rhyming phrase, a magical incantation, is also the name of a movie about 3 sister witches

Hocus Pocus

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HISTORIC DAYS: April 14, 1865

Abraham Lincoln Assassination

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HISTORIC DAYS: August 15, 1945

V-J Day

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Kids in History: Even as a young girl in Philadelphia, this future flagmaker showed a talent for fine needlework

Betsy Ross

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"B" in Science: This treelike grass with a woody stem is the favored food of pandas

bamboo

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You Can Quote Me!: In 1961:
"Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country

John F. Kennedy

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Who is this guitarist from Guns N' Roses?

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Slash

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IN BETWEEN: This federal holiday falls between Independence Day & Columbus Day

Labor Day

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THEY COME IN THREES: In August 1492 Columbus & his crews set sail on the ocean blue on these 3 ships

Nina, Pinta and the Santa Maria

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WHAT'S "NEW"?: Collective term for the Western Hemisphere after Columbus' voyages

The New World

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FALL HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES: Explore the calendar & you'll discover that this federal holiday is celebrated on the second Monday in October

Columbus Day

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NAME THE SPORT: Scissors kick, corner kick, header

Soccer

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A FISH IS STILL A FISH: You might say giddyap! to this long-snouted fish (yes, it is a fish) that sucks food into its cylindrical mouth

a seahorse

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THE LONDON STAGE: "We Will Rock You", playing in the West End since 2002, features the music of this group

Queen

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SINGLE-NAMED SINGERS: In a collaboration with Eminem, she sings of a monster that's under her bed & voices inside her head

Rihanna

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MUSICAL MEDICOS: In "I Need A Doctor" Skylar Grey & Eminem beseech this rap "physician", real name Andre Young

Dr. Dre

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A CANDY-GORY: These chewy candies were launched in the U.K. under the name "opal fruits"

Starburst

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SNACK FACT: Mars Inc. owns this chocolate, caramel & nougat candy bar (though in a scientific way, Mars is but a small part of it)

A Milky Way

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EPONYMS (Daily Double): Leo Hirschfield named this oblong chewy candy after what he called his daughter Clara

Tootsie Roll

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HALLOWEEN ENTERTAINMENT: At Disneyland you can watch the Headless Horseman ride down this central road

Main Street

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FOOD & DRINK HOLIDAYS: Appropriately, this tri-colored alliterative Halloween staple has its day on October 30

Candy Corn

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TECH-TONICS: On Jan, 27, 2010 this CEO announced his company's latest creation, the iPad

Steve Jobs

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ARE YOU GAME?: There are 43 quintillion possible wrong solutions & 1 correct one for this cube

Rubik's Cube

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SPORTS LINGO: In football you'd better pray to a "higher power" to complete one of these last minute near-impossible passes

Hail Mary

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YOU GOTTA STAND FOR SOMETHING: Keep it up & you'll go far: GPA

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AMERICAN HISTORY: In 1867 William Seward negotiated its purchase for about 2 cents an acre, totaling a cool $7.2 million

Alaska

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UNOFFICIAL STATE NICKNAMES: "Seward's ice box"

Alaska

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Who is this musician?

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James Taylor

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Who is this musician?

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Yo-Yo Ma

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WHAT DO YOU MEASURE?: Anemometer: the speed of this

wind

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SCIENCE: The cirrus ones of these on Earth are ice crystals; the ones on Neptune are probably methane

clouds

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CHILDREN'S BOOK TITLES: "Cloudy with a Chance of" these edibles

meatballs

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IT'S ALL ABOUT "U": Dense, fluffy cloud variety associated with rising air currents

cumulus

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GIMME AN "H": In 1944 inventor Erno Rubik first twisted & turned to life in this country

Hungary

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FAMOUS FOLKS: The mind-boggling puzzle he invented in the 1970s made him 1 of Hungary's few self-made millionaires

Erno Rubik

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7THE MARVELOUS UNIVERSE: SPF 50 won't help on this, the planet with the thinnest atmosphere, where the sun's rays are 7 times as strong as on Earth

Mercury

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WHAT'S THAT PLANET?: Its year is 224.7 Earth days

Venus

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ALSO A ROMAN DEITY: Created in 1932, the U.K. version of this candy bar has chocolate, caramel & nougat

Mars

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WHICH PLANET?: The Great Red Spot is there

Jupiter

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ASTRONOMY: Most of these minor planets revolve around the sun in a "belt" between the orbits of Mars & Jupiter

asteroids

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SCIENCE-Y STUFF: Larger than the planet Mercury, Titan is the largest moon of this planet

Saturn

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WHAT'S THAT PLANET? $1000: Relative to the plane of its orbit, it spins almost on its side

Uranus

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SCIENCE: The cirrus ones of these on Earth are ice crystals; the ones on Neptune are probably methane

clouds

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CRAZY 8s: In 2006, it was downgraded to a dwarf, leaving us with just 8 planets

Pluto

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"G"EOGRAPHY: The name of these islands 600 miles west of Ecuador is a Spanish word for tortoises

Galapagos Islands

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EARTH SCIENCE: The higher the silica content of this 2,200-degree liquid, the higher its viscosity; some types, you just can't outrun

lava

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YES TO NOVEMBER: Veterans Day is celebrated on this date, the anniversary of the end of World War I

November 11th

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HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES: Originally, Veterans Day was known as Armistice Day, to commemorate the end of this

World War I

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U.S. VOLCANOES: The May 18, 1980 eruption of this volcano & a 5.1 earthquake caused the largest landslide in recorded history

Mt. St. Helens

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GEOLOGY: We lava this molten material from which igneous rock is formed

Magma

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WHERE WE WENT ON SUMMER VACATION: …to this U.S. city where we got to see Mt. Rainier form the top of the Space Needle

Seattle

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THE NEW YORK TIMES HISTORIC HEADLINES: April 19, 1906: "Over 500 dead, $200,000 lost in" this disaster-- "nearly half the city is in ruins"

San Francisco earthquake

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ON EARTH: The movement of the Earth's crust during quakes is due to convection currents in this lower layer that's 2/3 of Earth's mass

mantle

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WE'RE GOING LONG $200: 9,900 miles lie between these capitals of Austria & Australia

Vienna and Canberra

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DECOMPOSING COMPOSERS: After this Italian's death in Vienna on July 28, 1741, there would be no more seasons in his life, fall or otherwise

Antonio Vivaldi

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BEETHOVEN: In 1792 Beethoven moved to this city; 35 years later he was buried there

Vienna

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Harry Houdini died on this day in 1926--spooky!

Halloween

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MONEY, MONEY, MONEY: The Lincoln Memorial is on the back of this U.S. bill

$5

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TREES : A gift from the Japanese, Prunus serrulata is one of the chief species of this tree planted at the Jefferson Memorial in 1912

cherry tree

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PLAQUE BUILDUP: Banting & Best's discovery of this hormone used to treat diabetes is recounted on a plaque at the Univ. of Toronto

insulin

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THE MAJORS: This surgeon who discovered insulin with Charles Best served with the Canadian army as a major in WWII

Frederick Banting

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CHILDREN'S BOOKS: It's the rhyming name of the literal-minded housekeeper in books by Peggy Parish

Amelia Bedelia

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MUSICAL SETTINGS: Act I of this musical starts in 1938 at Nonnberg Abbey in Austria

The Sound of Music

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NFL QUARTERBACKS: "The greatest Super Bowl had to be the 1969 game when Joe Namath led the Jets over the heavily favored Colts..." "That's not bad, but not up to the game when this guy marched the 49ers down the field in 1989 in a game-winning drive"

Joe Montana

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BRANDS OF JEANS: Levi's has its name on this NFL team's home stadium

49ers

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WE'RE GOING LONG: In China the world's longest bridge spans 102 miles along the high-speed railway between Beijing & this port city

Shanghai

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CITY BY POPULATION $1000: Near the mouth of the Yangtze: Near 20 million

Shanghai

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FOOD FESTIVALS: This Hawaiian island celebrates its famous sweet onion with a festival featuring a recipe contest

Maui

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LANDMARKS: A line drawn from the Lincoln Memorial to the U.S. Capitol would pass through this 555' tower

The Washington Monument

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WEATHER: The name of these highest clouds comes from the Latin for "curl" or "tuft"

Cirrus

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CYCLING: Three key stages in this cycle are evaporation, precipitation & runoff

The water cycle

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THE TEMPEST: Often compared to golf balls, this is the largest form of precipitation

hail

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ONE STATE, UNDER CANADA

(Alex: We're featuring states that share a border with our neighbor to the north.)

Using the Trans-Canada Highway, it's only about an hour from Lynden in this state over the border to Vancouver

Washington

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Where would you find the hardest substance in your body?

 

Your teeth

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What molecule in your body contains your entire biological instructions?

DNA

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What happens in the space inside your bones?

Blood cells are made

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"C" OF LOVE: From an old word for "cape", it's an older person who, for propriety's sake, accompanies young unmarrieds

chaperone

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ENGLISH GRAMMAR: A "Jeopardy" response should be phrased in the form of a question, which makes it this kind of sentence

interrogative

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CALIFORNIA PRO SPORTS TEAMS: Initially a real Mickey Mouse operation, in 2013 this team celebrated its 20th anniversary

Aneheim Mighty Ducks

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ENGLISH CLASS: "City" is a common noun; Virginia City is this kind of noun

proper noun

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PRESIDENTS & BASEBALL: It's the only team that has a U.S. president on its roster of former owners

Texas Rangers

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MUSIC: The 3 clef signs in current use are C, F & this, also known as treble

G clef

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MUSIC: The 3 clef signs in current use are C, F & this, also known as treble

bass

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MUSIC: If there are no sharps or flats next to the treble clef, this is the key

C

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REACH FOR THE TOP: Hillary Step, a 40-foot wall of rock & ice, greets climbers as they approach the summit of this mountain

Everest

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MOUNT EVEREST: Mount Everest is shared by these 2 countries

Nepal and China

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42: The Dodgers retired Jackie Robinson's no. 42 jersey number in 1972 & all of MLB did in 1997 the same year that

this golfer became the first "Cablinasian" to win The Masters.

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Tiger Woods

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