What was the original name of the restaurant chain now known as Boston Market?
– Boston Ham
– Boston Turkey
– Boston Chicken
– Boston Pizza
Answer: Boston Market Corporation, known as Boston Chicken until 1995, is a chain of American fast casual restaurants. It was founded in December 1984 in Newton, Massachusetts, by Steven Kolow and Arthur Cores. When it was known as Boston Chicken, stores specialized in rotisserie chicken and a variety of side dishes, but in February 1995, the chain expanded its menu to include turkey, meatloaf, ham, and sandwiches, and changed the name to Boston Market to reflect this. Today, there are more than 450 Boston Market locations nationwide.
What color do retailers weave into their advertisements to help boost holiday sales?
Merchants use every trick in their arsenals to boost sales. From catchy slogans and cute jingles to spiced-up websites with SEO optimizations, merchants are looking for every angle to give them a leg up over their competitors. One way of targeting consumers is the color red. The rich tones of red stimulate spending in consumers. Because of this, retailers will weave shades of red into their advertisements and displays during the holiday season. Source: Medium.com
Where did Robert Peary place an American flag in 1909?
Answer: Robert Edwin Peary is best known for claiming to be the first person to reach the geographic North Pole. An officer in the United States Navy, it was Commander Peary’s eighth attempt to reach the pole in two decades of exploring arctic regions. After losing a total of eight toes from years of Arctic conditions, Peary finally made peace with God by placing the American flag at the Earth’s northernmost point. It is now suspected that he may have been 30 to 60 miles short of the Pole, but is still credited with the achievement.
Who rejected Secret Service protection after his presidency?
George H. W. Bush
Answer: According to federal law, the Secret Service is authorized to protect the sitting U.S. president and vice president, their immediate families, and all former U.S. presidents and their spouses, as well as their children under age 16. While in office, neither the president nor the vice president can decline Secret Service protection, but their spouses and adult children can. President Richard Nixon dropped all Secret Service protection for him and his wife in 1985, saying it was a waste of the taxpayer’s money. He is the only US President to reject the automatic Secret Service protection.
Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th President of the United States from 1969 until 1974, when he resigned from office, the only U.S. president to do so.
The character Spock, from the sci-fi series Star Trek, was from which fictional planet?
Answer: Spock is a fictional character in the Star Trek media franchise. Leonard Nimoy was best known for his portrayal of Spock, the half-human, half-Vulcan character he played on Star Trek. Vulcans are a fictional extraterrestrial humanoid species in the Star Trek franchise who originate from the planet Vulcan. Vulcans are widely known for their distinctive pointed ears and eyebrows, and their merciless logic. Among Spock’s recognized and unique symbols that he incorporated into the series was the Vulcan salute, and the “Vulcan nerve pinch”.
What color is the Hope Diamond?
Answer: The Hope Diamond is one of the most famous jewels in the world, with ownership records dating back almost four centuries. The Hope Diamond is a large, 45.52- carat deep-blue diamond. It is blue to the naked eye because of trace amounts of boron within its crystal structure. The Hope Diamond has long been rumored to carry a curse, possibly due to agents trying to arouse interest in the stone. It was last reported to be insured for $250 million. It has been described as the “most famous diamond in the world”.
Which food additive is often blamed for “Chinese restaurant syndrome”?
– Monosodium Glutamate
– Red dye # 3
– Sodium Sulfite
– Potassium Bromate
Answer: Chinese restaurant syndrome refers to a group of symptoms that some people experience after eating food from a Chinese restaurant. A food additive called monosodium glutamate (MSG) is often blamed for the symptoms some people experience. These symptoms often include a headache, skin flushing, and sweating. However, there’s minimal scientific evidence showing a link between MSG and these symptoms. Due to the controversy, many restaurants now advertise that they don’t add MSG to their foods.
According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, which was the most stolen car in the U.S. in 2016?
– Chevrolet Impala
– Nissan Altima
– Honda Accord
Answer: While some might expect flashy sports cars to be the most obvious targets for car thieves, data shows that mainstream models are the most often stolen rides on the road. Americans love buying the Honda Accord, and American thieves love stealing them, according to the latest report from the the National Insurance Crime Bureau. The Honda Accord was the most stolen automobile in the nation in 2016, based on data from the NICB’s annual Hot Wheels report. The Honda Accord was stolen 50,427 times in 2016, and model year 1997 fell victim 7,527 times
What fictional character holds the world record for most depictions in film and TV?
– Count Dracula
– Victor Frankenstein
– Sherlock Holmes
The Guinness Book of World Records announced in 2012 that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes, was receiving a world record for the most portrayed human literary character. Holmes began in 1887, and over 75 actors have portrayed him in film and TV. Some of these noted actors include Sir Christopher Lee, Christopher Plummer, Charleston Heston, Peter O’Toole, Roger Moore, and, more recently, Benedict Cumberbatch and Robert Downey, Jr. Source: GuinnessWorldRecords.com
Which movie did Elvis Presley appear in first?
-“Viva Las Vegas”
-“Love Me Tender”
Answer: On this day in 1956, Love Me Tender, featuring Elvis Presley in his big-screen debut, premiered in New York City at the Paramount Theater. As Presley’s movie debut, it was the only time in his acting career that he did not receive top billing. Love Me Tender was originally to be titled The Reno Brothers, but when advanced sales of Presley’s “Love Me Tender” single passed one million, the film’s title was changed to match. Presley would star in 31 movies (not counting another two concert documentaries). It would be the last time he didn’t get top billing.
“Love Me Tender”