What Canadian winter carnival pulls in an average of $42 million per winter into its hosting city?
– Quebec City’s Winter Carnival
– Montreal Winter Wonder Festival
– Calgary’s Cold-Weather Carnival
– Winter Carnival in Airdrie
The Quebec City’s Winter Carnival begins each year during the final week in January and runs until mid-February. The Carnival brings in an average of $42 million into the city. The festivities include the Uniprix 400-foot ice slide, the Arctic Spas Village, dog sled races, outdoor dance parties, winter camping and night parades. While Quebec City’s Winter Carnival claims the crown of largest and most popular winter celebration in the world, it faces argument by some on that point. Source: TravelChannel.com
Quebec City’s Winter Carnival
The Quebec Winter Carnival or the Carnaval de Québec is a festival held in Quebec City. After being held intermittently since 1894, the Carnaval de Québec has been celebrated annually since 1955. Wikipedia
Location: Quebec City
Which song was originally written for the Thanksgiving holiday?
– “Let it Snow”
– “Jingle Bells”
– “Winter Wonderland”
– “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”
Answer: “Jingle Bells” is one of the most popular Christmas songs ever written. Except it’s not a Christmas song. It was written to celebrate Thanksgiving. In 1850, James Lord Pierpont was hanging out in a tavern in Medford, Massachusetts, when he was inspired by Medford’s famous sleigh races to write a tune called ‘One Horse Open Sleigh” for a children’s Thanksgiving play. Everyone loved it so much that it became incorporated into Christmas. James Lord Pierpont was the uncle of banker John Pierpont Morgan, better known as J.P. Morgan.
“Jingle Bells” is one of the best-known and commonly sung American songs in the world. It was written by James Lord Pierpont and published under the title “One Horse Open Sleigh” in the autumn of 1857. Wikipedia
Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh
Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh…
Which James Bond film features the character Francisco Scaramanga?
– For Your Eyes Only
– The Man with the Golden Gun
– The Spy Who Loved Me
Christopher Lee portrayed the title character in “The Man with the Golden Gun.” Francisco “Paco” Scaramanga was one of the few villains who could match James Bond’s impressive set of spy skills. As villains go, Scaramanga’s plans to bring destruction using solar energy weren’t the most terrifying. It was the film’s final duel between Bond and Scaramanga that places “The Man with the Golden Gun” solidly on the list of one of Bond’s best adventures. Source: ComingSoon.net
The Man with the Golden Gun
Bond must get his hands on a device which can harness solar energy. At the same time, he must also face his enemy who wants to kill him.
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”.