The character Spock, from the sci-fi series Star Trek, was from which fictional planet?

The character Spock, from the sci-fi series Star Trek, was from which fictional planet?

– Tatooine
– Vulcan
– Alderaan
– Naboo

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”.

Vulcan

 

Trivia: What color is the Hope Diamond?

What color is the Hope Diamond?
– Blue
– Pink
– Yellow
– White

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”.

Blue

Which food additive is often blamed for “Chinese restaurant syndrome”?

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.

Monosodium Glutamate

According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, which was the most stolen car in the U.S. in 2016?

According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, which was the most stolen car in the U.S. in 2016?
– Chevrolet Impala
-Toyota Camry
– 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

Honda Accord

What fictional character holds the world record for most depictions in film and TV?

What fictional character holds the world record for most depictions in film and TV?

– Count Dracula
– Victor Frankenstein
– Sherlock Holmes
– SupermanAnswer

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

Sherlock Holmes

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Which movie did Elvis Presley appear in first? “Jailhouse Rock” “Viva Las Vegas” “Love Me Tender” “King Creole”

Which movie did Elvis Presley appear in first?

-“Jailhouse Rock”
-“Viva Las Vegas”
-“Love Me Tender”
-“King Creole”

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”

How many phone numbers were in the world’s first telephone book?

How many phone numbers were in the world’s first telephone book?

1,945
20,157
391
None

The Connecticut District Telephone Company issued its phone book just 11 months after its founding. Along with advertisements and business listings in the back of the book, the directory included the names and addresses of its 391 subscribers. There were no phone numbers. The service cost subscribers $22 per year and allowed calls up to three minutes. More than two calls per hour required specific permission from the central office. Source: HistoryofInformation.com

None

29.9%correct

Before Barbara Bush, what First Lady’s husband and son both served as U.S. president?

Before Barbara Bush, what First Lady’s husband and son both served as U.S. president?
– Eleanor Roosevelt
– Dolley Madison
– Abigail Adams
– Eliza McCardle Johnson

Abigail Adams

Abigail Adams (November 22 [O.S. November 11] 1744 – October 28, 1818) was the closest advisor and wife of John Adams, as well as the mother of John Quincy Adams. She is sometimes considered to have been a Founder of the United States, and is now designated as the first Second Lady and second First Lady of the United States, although these titles were not in use at the time.

Answer: Abigail Adams was the wife of President John Adams and the mother of John Quincy Adams, who became the sixth president of the United States. Throughout President John Adams’ career, his wife, Abigail Adams, served as an unofficial adviser and their letters show him seeking her counsel on many issues, including his presidential aspirations. Adams remained a supportive spouse and confidante after her husband became the president in 1797, and her eldest son, John Quincy, would become president 7 years after her death in 1825.

What was Google’s original name?

What was Google’s original name?

– Gotcha
– Backrub
– Goofball
– Net- Miner

Backrub

34.4%correct

Google’s co-founders have a knack for goofy yet memorable company names.

In 1996, before Google existed, Page and Brin thought up quirky names for a search engine and settled on ‘Backrub.’ They settled on this name for the precursor of Google because it was a program that analyzed the ‘back links’ of the web. Using this information, it could determine how important a website was. A year later, they hit on the name ‘Google’ and registered the domain name. The rest is history. Source: BusinessInsider.com

Answer: Which TV show is associated with the catchphrase “Let’s be careful out there”?

Which TV show is associated with the catchphrase “Let’s be careful out there”?
– Hill Street Blues
– NYPD Blue
– Hawaii Five-0
– CHiPs

Answer: “Let’s be careful out there.” Those five words were a staple on the classic television police drama Hill Street Blues which aired from 1981 to 1987. The show chronicled the lives of the staff of a police station located on the fictional Hill Street, in an unnamed American city. Sgt. Esterhaus (played by Michael Conrad), would perform his roll call each episode, and conclude with his signature line: “Let’s be careful out there.” The phrase “let’s be careful out there” became part of everyday conversations, a sign that “Hill Street” had an effect on popular culture.