Question: World War II began on this day in 1939 when Nazi Germany invaded which country?

Question: World War II began on this day in 1939 when Nazi Germany invaded which country?

Friday, September 1, 2017

5:10 PM

World War II began on this day in 1939 when Nazi Germany invaded which country?

· Austria

· Poland

· Denmark

· France

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Answer: The start of World War II began on September 1, 1939, when Germany invaded Poland. To Adolf Hitler, the conquest of Poland would bring Lebensraum, or “living space,” for the German people. Hitler claimed the massive invasion was a defensive action, but Britain and France were not convinced. On September 3, they declared war on Germany, initiating World War II. The Polish army was defeated within weeks of the invasion. After heavy shelling and bombing, Warsaw surrendered to the Germans on September 27, 1939.

Answer: Poland

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How far away is lightning if thunder sounds 10 seconds after the lightning flashes?

How far away is lightning if thunder sounds 10 seconds after the lightning flashes?

Thursday, August 31, 2017

6:15 PM

"How far away is lightning if thunder sounds 10 seconds after the lightning flashes?

10 miles
5 miles
8 miles
2 miles

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· 10 miles

· 5 miles

· 8 miles

· 2 miles – answer

When there is a 10-second interval between seeing lightning and hearing thunder, the lightning is about two miles distant. Sound travels about one mile in five seconds. When lightning forms, the air surrounding it heats up to around 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit. When this air cools, a partial vacuum forms around the lightning’s path. The air nearby reacts by expanding and contracting, causing a series of vibrations, which produces thunder. Source: ScientificAmerican.com

Question: Princess Diana was buried with a set of ivory rosary beads, a gift from whom?

Question: Princess Diana was buried with a set of ivory rosary beads, a gift from whom?

Thursday, August 31, 2017

5:48 PM

Question: Princess Diana was buried with a set of ivory rosary beads, a gift from whom?

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Answer: Twenty years ago today, the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, stunned the world. On Aug. 31, 1997, Britain’s Princess Diana died in a car crash in Paris. Princess Diana was buried with a set of rosary beads, which were a gift from Mother Teresa. Fascinatingly, Mother Teresa died only six days after Princess Diana. Immediately after Diana’s death, Mother sent a condolence message that said, “She was very concerned for the poor. She was very anxious to do something for them, and it was beautiful. That is why she was close to me.”

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What is the coldest continuously inhabited area on Earth?

What is the coldest continuously inhabited area on Earth?

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

6:13 PM

What is the coldest continuously inhabited area on Earth?

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· Vladivostok, Russia

· Oymyakon, Russia

The average winter temperatures in Oymyakon, Russia hover around minus 58 degrees Fahrenheit. Ironically, the name of this remote village means "unfrozen water." It got its name from a thermal spring located nearby. The location was traditionally used as the watering hole for local reindeer herders. The locals, when asked how they deal with the cold, generally credit their tolerance of the low temperatures to "Russki chai," which means vodka. Source: SmithsonianMag.com

· Brønlundhus, Greenland

· Pyramiden, Norway

Which U.S. President appeared on the television show Laugh-In?

Which U.S. President appeared on the television show Laugh-In?

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

5:48 PM

Which U.S. President appeared on the television show Laugh-In?

· Jimmy Carter

· Richard Nixon

· Lyndon B. Johnson

· George H. W. Bush

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Answer: Laugh-In was a sketch comedy television program hosted by comedians Dan Rowan and Dick Martin. During the September 16, 1968, episode, Richard Nixon, running for president, appeared with a disbelieving vocal inflection, asking "Sock it to me?" An invitation was extended to Nixon’s opponent, Vice President Hubert Humphrey, but he declined. According to the show’s creator, "Humphrey later said that not doing it may have cost him the election", and "Nixon said the rest of his life that appearing on Laugh-In is what got him elected. And I believe that.”

Richard Nixon

Amir Khan’s estranged wife Faryal ‘to raise child alone’ | Daily Mail Online

Amir Khan’s estranged wife Faryal ‘to raise child alone’ | Daily Mail Online

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

10:17 AM

Clipped from: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4834780/Amir-Khan-s-estranged-wife-Faryal.html

The businesswoman, 26, has told pals she plans to raise the kid without the boxer’s support while divorce proceedings get underway after their very public spat.

According to The Sun, she defiantly told pals: ‘I don’t need his help!’ – a clear sign that she is not on the ropes about the decision after announcing her shock pregnancy last week.

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A source told the publication: ‘Faryal’s announcement came as a shock to everyone involved but she doesn’t want anything more from Amir now.

‘They’re back on speaking terms, trying to keep everything ­civilised for the sake of their daughter and extended families, but the relationship is finished,’ it was continued.

It was also revealed that she would ‘happily’ bring up her second child without any support from Amir.

‘She’s a strong woman — and the pregnancy isn’t going to change that,’ it was concluded.

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It comes after she reignited her feud with the boxer after she cut him out of a photograph she had posted to Instagram.

Faryal uploaded the picture, which clearly shows her holding onto the arm of Khan, on to her personal account along with a winking face emoji.

It comes a couple of days after she praised MMA star Conor McGregor for his devotion to his long-term partner in a sly dig at her own husband.

Faryal posted a quote from McGregor explaining how he had been with his girlfriend Dee Devlin for eight years, including when they used to live on benefits.

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Above the quote, Faryal wrote: ‘Love this. I really respect men who respect their women despite how famous they get.’

Weeks before, Faryal and Khan had an incredible public spat online when the boxer announced his marriage split on Twitter and both accused the other of cheating.

Khan also accused his American wife of having an affair with heavyweight rival Anthony Joshua.

Khan hit out at his wife, writing: ‘Left my family and friends for this Faryal. I’m not hurt but another fighter. I’m making it public. You getting the divorce #Golddigger.’

But Faryal hit back minutes later, claiming her husband left his family because they had ‘robbed’ him and telling him to ‘stop making false things up’.

Branding him a ’30-year-old baby’, she went on to accuse him of sleeping with prostitutes and being a bad role model.

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Joshua laughed off Khan’s claims, posting the music video from pop star Shaggy’s It Wasn’t Me online, and saying he had never met Faryal.

Khan later apologised to Joshua and said there was ‘no truth’ to his claims.

The couple, who married in 2013, claim Khan was sent screenshots of ‘fake’ messages purportedly sent between Joshua and Faryal which he initially believed to be real.

Khan, who is worth £23million, apologised after receiving a letter from Joshua’s legal team demanding an apology for the allegations.

After Joshua wrote ‘apology accepted’, Khan tweeted him directly saying: ‘Glad all is cleared up and all lies. I got angry like any man would. No truth to it. Good to know. All the best.’

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The very public spat came at the end of a turbulent few months for the couple, who married in a lavish New York ceremony in 2013 and have a three-year-old daughter, Lamaisah, together.

Problems began last year when Khan’s family said his wife, an American model, dressed improperly for a Muslim woman.

She accused them of verbal and physical abuse, but in a TV interview Khan’s parents called his wife an ‘evil woman’, while his sister claimed Faryal had prevented the family from seeing Lamaisah.

The couple were then hit by further drama when a sex tape of Khan performing a sex act on a webcam while chatting with a model was leaked to a US porn site.

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Which of the following men does NOT have a chemical element named after him?

Which of the following men does NOT have a chemical element named after him?

1.Albert Einstein
2.Isaac Newton
3.Alfred Nobel
4.Nicolaus Copernicus

Answer: Of the 118 chemical elements, 19 are connected with the names of 20 people. Einsteinium is a soft silver radioactive metal named in honor of Albert Einstein. Nobelium is named after Alfred Nobel, the man that invented dynamite and founder of the Nobel Prize. Copernicium is a chemical element named after the great astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus. However, Sir Isaac Newton, who is widely recognized as one of the most influential scientists of all time, does not have an element on the periodic table named after him.

Ans: Isaac Newton

By what name is a person who studies or collects butterflies and moths known?

By what name is a person who studies or collects butterflies and moths known?

1. Lepidopterist
2. Arctophile
3. Labeorphilist
4. Tegestologist

There are over 20,000 species of butterflies in the world, and knowledge about them is due to the hard work of lepidopterists. Butterflies and moths are a group of insects called Lepidoptera, meaning they share many characteristics, including wings covered with scales. The word “Lepidoptera” means scaly (lepido) winged (ptera.) There are about 725 species of butterflies in North America, including Canada. There are approximately 2,000 species found in Mexico. Source: NABA.org

Ans: Lepidopterist

Who was the longimte celebrity pitchman for priceline.com?

Who was the longimte celebrity pitchman for priceline.com?
Bob Barker
Mark Wahlberg
Bill Cosby
William Shatner

Answer: In 1997, William Shatner became the spokesman for Priceline.com, agreeing to do the spots in exchange for stock in the company. The arrangement turned out to be quite profitable for Shatner, who has since made approximately $600 million from Priceline.com. Famous for his role as Captain Kirk in Star Trek, Shatner played “The Negotiator,” who uses his unusual-but-effective persuasion skills to negotiate the best travel deals for priceline.com customers. In commercials that began airing in 2012, Shatner’s character apparently dies however subsequent ads have featured his “spirit,” still advertising Priceline.com from beyond the grave.
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Who founded the port city of Singapore in 1819?

Who founded the port city of Singapore in 1819?

  • Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles
    William Legge
    Sir Kenneth Blackburne
    William Pitt Amherst
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  • Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles37.2%correct
    Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles was born July 6, 1781. He entered service with the East India Company at 14 as a clerk. He eventually earned an appointment as assistant secretary to the government of Penang at age 23. He convinced Lord Hastings in 1818 to authorize establishment of a fortified post east of the Straits of Malacca and established the port of Singapore off the southern tip of Malaya in 1819. Source: Britannica.com

  • William Legge14.1%incorrect
  • Sir Kenneth Blackburne33.4%incorrect
  • William Pitt Amherst15.2%incorrect