[Trivia]: Whose face was used to make the mask in the movie “Halloween”?

Whose face was used to make the mask in the movie “Halloween”?

  • Norman Bates
  • Jack Nicholson
  • Vincent Price
  • William Shatner

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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Answer: Because the movie Halloween was made on such a tight budget, they had to use the cheapest mask they could find for the character Michael Meyers, which turned out to be a William Shatner Star Trek mask. The production crew removed the eyebrows and sideburns, the face was painted flat white, the hair was teased out, and the eyes were opened up and reshaped with scissors. It became one of the most iconic masks of all time. Shatner initially didn’t know the mask was in his likeness, but when he found out years later, he said he was honored.

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Ans: In what year is the United States predicted to reach a population over 389,000,000?

In what year is the United States predicted to reach a population over 389,000,000?

  • 2035
  • 2040
  • 2045
  • 2050

Monday, October 30, 2017

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· 2035 32.6%

· 2040 31.2%

· 2045 15.8%

· 2050 20.4%

Using data from the United Nations’ Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division, the population of the United States will reach 389,591,663 people by 2050. The median age of the population will be slowly increasing, moving from a predicted median of 38.3 years in 2020 to the predicted median age of 42.0 years in 2050. This population forecast sees the U.S. falling from No. 3 in population in the world to a ranking of No. 4 by 2050. Source: WorldOMeters.info

The current population of the United States of America is 325,221,644 as of Monday, October 30, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.

The United States population is equivalent to 4.3% of the total world population.

The U.S.A. ranks number 3 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.

The population density in the United States is 35 per Km2 (92 people per mi2).

The total land area is 9,147,420 Km2 (3,531,837 sq. miles)

83.4 % of the population is urban (270,683,202 people in 2017)

The median age in the United States is 37.8 years.

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Which iconic movie detective gave the number “2211” when asked for his badge number? | Quizlet Flashcards

Ans: Which iconic movie detective gave the number “2211” when asked for his badge number? | Quizlet Flashcards

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

5:37 PM

· Frank Bullitt 17.6%

· Harry Callahan 57.4%

San Francisco Police Inspector Harry Callahan, known as "Dirty Harry," first appeared on the big screen in 1971. Clint Eastwood’s portrayal of the tough-as-nails Callahan is one of the most iconic police roles found in movies. Not one to necessarily play by the rules, Callahan would give his badge number, 2211, when demanded. The movie was originally panned by the critics but it has developed a cult-like following over the years. Source: IMDb.com

· Alex Cross 18.6%

· Samuel Gerard6.38%

The Final Badge-Tossing Scene
In the final scene when Harry executes Scorpio, he hurls his police badge (Inspector 2211, SF Police) into the pond with the body then walks away. This scene is an homage to the final scene of High Noon (1952) when the lone Marshal (Gary Cooper) discards his badge in the dust after being betrayed by an entire town. Nowadays more people know Dirty Harry than High Noon.

Inspector Harold Francis “Dirty Harry” Callahan is a fictional character in the Dirty Harry film series, encompassing Dirty Harry (1971), Magnum Force (1973), The Enforcer (1976), Sudden Impact (1983) and The Dead Pool (1988). Callahan is portrayed by Clint Eastwood in each film.

Callahan is an Inspector with the San Francisco Police Department, usually with the Homicide department, although for disciplinary or political reasons he is occasionally transferred to other less prominent units, such as Personnel (in The Enforcer) or Stakeout (in Magnum Force) or just sent out of town on mundane research assignments (in Sudden Impact). Callahan’s primary concern is protecting and avenging the victims of violent crime. Though proficient at apprehending criminals, his methods are often unconventional; while some claim that he is prepared to ignore the law and professional and ethical boundaries, regarding them as needless red tape hampering justice, his methods are usually within the law – he takes advantage of situations that justify his use of deadly force, sometimes almost creating those situations. When a group of men holding hostages in a liquor store in The Enforcer demand a getaway car, Callahan delivers one by driving the car through the store’s plate glass window and then shooting the robbers. Rather than following the rules of the police department, Callahan inserts himself into the scene of the event at a time when the imminent use of deadly force by the criminals justifies his use of deadly force against the criminals. Conversely, in Sudden Impact when he finds out that Jennifer Spencer (Sondra Locke), the person responsible for a series of murders in San Francisco and San Paulo, was a rape victim killing her unpunished rapists, he lets her go free, indicating that he feels her retribution was justified. In The Dead Pool Callahan shoots a fleeing and unarmed Mafia assassin in the back and kills the villain in the end with a harpoon knowing that the man’s pistol is out of ammunition.

Callahan goes a step further in Dirty Harry, in which he shoots serial killer Charles “Scorpio” Davis after Davis surrenders and put his hands in the air. Determined to know the location of a 14-year-old girl that Davis has kidnapped and buried alive, Callahan then presses his foot onto Davis’ leg wound, ignoring Davis’s pleas for a doctor and a lawyer until Davis gives up the location of the kidnapped girl. Callahan is later informed by the District Attorney that because Callahan kicked in the door of Davis’s residence without a warrant, and because Davis’s confession of the girl’s location was made under the duress of torture, the evidence against him is inadmissible, and Davis has been released without charges filed against him. Callahan explains his outlook to the Mayor of San Francisco, who asks how Callahan ascertains that a man he had shot was intending to commit rape; the inspector responds, “When a naked man is chasing a woman through an alley with a butcher knife and a hard-on, I figure he isn’t out collecting for the Red Cross.”

While his partners and many other officers respect and admire Callahan, others see him as unfit to serve on the police force. He often clashes with superiors who dislike Callahan’s methods, and judges and prosecutors are wary of handling his cases because of frequent violations of the Fourth Amendment and other irregularities. A police commissioner admits that Callahan’s “unconventional methods … get results”, but adds that his successes are “more costly to the city and this department in terms of publicity and physical destruction than most other men’s failures”. (The publicity makes him well known; in Sudden Impact, the police chief of another city calls him “the famous Harry Callahan”, and by The Dead Pool he is so well known that the department wants to transfer him to Public Relations, even while he destroys three police cars in one month and causes a TV station to sue the department.) Callahan is often reprimanded, suspended, and demoted to minor departments. At the start of Magnum Force Lt. Briggs transfers him to stakeout. In The Enforcer Captain McKay assigns him to personnel. In Sudden Impact he is threatened with a transfer to traffic and being fired, in The Enforcer he begins a 180-day suspension imposed by McKay, and in The Dead Pool he is only allowed to stay off desk duty with a new partner. According to film critic Roger Ebert, “it would take an hour in each of these movies to explain why he’s not in jail”.[3]

The films routinely depict Callahan as being a skilled marksman and strong hand-to-hand combatant, killing at least one man with his bare hands. He is a multiple winner of the SFPD’s pistol championship. In the five films, Callahan is shown killing a combined total of 43 criminals, mostly with his trademark revolver, a Smith & Wesson Model 29 .44 Magnum, which he describes as “the most powerful handgun in the world”. He refuses to join the secret police death squad in Magnum Force, as he prefers the present system, despite its flaws, to the vigilante alternative. In his fight against criminals, however, including the fellow officers on the death squad, Callahan is merciless and shows no hesitation or remorse at killing them.

In Dirty Harry, several explanations are suggested for his nickname. When his partner Chico Gonzalez asks of its origins, Frank DiGiorgio says that “that’s one thing about our Harry; [he] doesn’t play any favorites. Harry hates everybody: Limeys, Micks, Hebes, Fat Dagos, Niggers, Honkies, Chinks, you name it,” even though DiGiorgio was joking; Callahan is not a racist. After being called to talk down a jumper, Callahan states he is known as Dirty Harry because he is assigned to “every dirty job that comes along”. When Harry is ordered to deliver ransom money to Scorpio, Gonzalez opines “no wonder they call him Dirty Harry; [he] always gets the shit end of the stick”. In Dirty Harry, Gonzalez humorously suggests that Callahan’s nickname may have an alternate origin given that he twice ends up peeking through a naked woman’s window and later follows a suspect into a strip club.

The films reveal little about Callahan’s personal background. In the first film, Callahan tells Chico Gonzalez’s wife that his wife was killed by a drunk driver. She appears in Magnum Force in an old photograph which Harry turns around. The doctor tending to him after the first film’s bank robbery intimates that “us Potrero Hill boys gotta stick together”. The first film’s novelization explains that Callahan grew up in this neighborhood and describes a hostile relationship between the police and the residents. Callahan recalls once throwing a brick at a cop, who picked it up and threw it back at him. The following sequels show that Harry lives within the city limits in a small studio apartment on Jackson St. in the Nob Hill area, so unfamiliar with his neighbors that they refer to him only as “the cop who lives upstairs”. In Magnum Force Harry’s friend Charlie McCoy says “We should have done our 20 in the Marines”, indicating that they served (or could/should have served) together in the armed forces. In The Dead Pool, a coffee mug on Harry’s desk at the police station bears the United States Marine Corps seal and in The Enforcer he is already checked out on the LAWS rocket, a USMC weapon. His hobbies appear to consist of target shooting and playing pool (which we see him doing in The Enforcer). He appears to subsist on a diet of only hot dogs, hamburgers and strong black coffee which he takes without sugar and is so unchanging that he simply orders ‘The usual’ from the staff of his regular eateries (in The Dead Pool he samples his girlfriend’s unknown dessert but doesn’t have one himself). He drinks beer (and on one occasion apple juice) and both runs and weightlifts in the gym. In Sudden Impact he acquires a pet bulldog called ‘Meathead’ but there is no sign of him in The Dead Pool.

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Who did Johnny Carson replace as host of “The Tonight Show”?

Question: Who did Johnny Carson replace as host of "The Tonight Show"?

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Johnny Carson

American host

John William Carson was an American talk show host and comedian, best known for his 30 years as host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Wikipedia

Born: 23 October 1925, Corning, Iowa, United States

Died: 23 January 2005, Los Angeles, California, United States

Spouse: Alexis Maas (m. 1987–2005), MORE

Children: Cory Carson, Christopher Carson, Richard Carson

Quotes

I know a man who gave up smoking, drinking, sex, and rich food. He was healthy right up to the day he killed himself.

If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead.

Mail your packages early so the post office can lose them in time for Christmas.

Answer: Johnny Carson was on born on this day in 1925 in Corning, Iowa, but was raised in Nebraska. Carson walked out from behind the curtain to host The Tonight Show for the first time on October 1, 1962, replacing Jack Paar, who had earlier replaced Steve Allen. For 30 years Carson took his place behind the desk and wowed audiences with his monologues, humorous skits, and memorable characters. Jack Paar’s death at age 85 came just a year before his Tonight Show successor Johnny Carson died from emphysema.

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How many strokes per minutes do a bee’s four wings make to produce the characteristic buzzing sound?

How many strokes per minutes do a bee’s four wings make to produce the characteristic buzzing sound?

– 24500
– 1400
– 6200
– 3500

The buzzing sound a bee makes as it approaches is the sound of its four wings beating 11,400 times per minute. There are over 16,000 species of bees inhabiting the planet. Of that number, only about 5 percent are social bees, with the honeybee being the most common. As many as 80,000 bees may colonize a single hive. Most bee species are solitary insects. The oldest known bee lived 100 million years ago. Source: DiscoverMagazine.com

Ans: 1400

When it comes to bees, you may wonder what all the buzz is about. The rapid wing beats of bees create vibrations in the air that the human ear detects as buzzing. The bigger a bee is, the slower its wings beat. The slower its wings beat, the lower the pitch of the buzzing will sound.

What was the cost of a banana sold at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition?

What was the cost of a banana sold at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition? – Brita.sites

Monday, October 23, 2017

8:32 PM

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· 2 cents

· ½ cent

· 10 cents

· 5 cents

What was the cost of a banana sold at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition?

10 cents – 35.4% correct

Bananas made their debut to the American public at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition. For the price of 10 cents, Americans got a foil-wrapped banana. Before this official introduction, bananas were rarely seen, usually coming to the U.S. on the decks of sailing ships as souvenirs taken by sailors traveling in the Caribbean. The yellow banana so popular today is a crossbreed of the red and green bananas, developed by Jean Poujot in 1836. Source: BananasWeb.com

The Centennial International Exhibition of 1876, the first official World’s Fair in the United States, was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from May 10 to November 10, 1876, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. Officially named the International Exhibition of Arts, Manufactures and Products of the Soil and Mine, it was held in Fairmount Park along the Schuylkill River on fairgrounds designed by Herman J. Schwarzmann. Nearly 10 million visitors attended the exhibition and thirty-seven countries participated in it.

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Question: What was the cost of a banana sold at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition?

What was the cost of a banana sold at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition?

– 2 cents
– ½ cent
– 10 cents
– 5 cents

What was the cost of a banana sold at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition?

10 cents – 35.4% correct
Bananas made their debut to the American public at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition. For the price of 10 cents, Americans got a foil-wrapped banana. Before this official introduction, bananas were rarely seen, usually coming to the U.S. on the decks of sailing ships as souvenirs taken by sailors traveling in the Caribbean. The yellow banana so popular today is a crossbreed of the red and green bananas, developed by Jean Poujot in 1836. Source: BananasWeb.com

The Centennial International Exhibition of 1876, the first official World’s Fair in the United States, was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from May 10 to November 10, 1876, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. Officially named the International Exhibition of Arts, Manufactures and Products of the Soil and Mine, it was held in Fairmount Park along the Schuylkill River on fairgrounds designed by Herman J. Schwarzmann. Nearly 10 million visitors attended the exhibition and thirty-seven countries participated in it.

Question: What is the highest military rank achieved by a dog?

What is the highest military rank achieved by a dog?
– Corporal
– Sergeant
– Private
– Specialist

Sergeant Stubby (1916 or 1917 – March 16, 1926) was a dog who was the official mascot of the 102nd Infantry Regiment (United States), assigned to the 26th (Yankee) Division. He served for 18 months and participated in seventeen battles on the Western Front. He saved his regiment from surprise mustard gas attacks, found and comforted the wounded, and once caught a German soldier by the seat of his pants, holding him there until American soldiers found him. Back home, his exploits were front page news in major newspapers.

Answer: Sergeant Stubby has been called the most decorated war dog of World War I and the only dog to be nominated for rank and then promoted to sergeant through combat. According to the Smithsonian Institute, Sergeant Stubby legitimately earned his title by helping to alert troops of gas attacks and aiding in the capture a German soldier during World War I. He served for 18 months and participated in seventeen battles on the Western Front. Sgt. Stubby is the subject of an upcoming animated film, scheduled for release in April 2018.

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Ans: According to a book that topped the New York Times Best Seller list in 1982, real men don’t eat what?

Ans: According to a book that topped the New York Times Best Seller list in 1982, real men don’t eat what?

Best Sellers – The New York Times

Saturday, October 21, 2017

7:09 PM

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Authoritatively ranked lists of books sold in the United States, sorted by format and genre.

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1.

2 weeks on the list

ORIGIN

by Dan Brown

A symbology professor goes on a perilous quest with a beautiful museum director.

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2.

2 weeks on the list

THE SUN AND HER FLOWERS

by Rupi Kaur

A new collection of poetry from the author of "Milk and Honey."

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3.

New this week

FAIRYTALE

by Danielle Steel

Camille Lammenais returns from college to manage her family’s winery in Napa Valley and is forced to deal with tragedy and unexpected dangers.

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4.

63 weeks on the list

THE NIGHTINGALE

by Kristin Hannah

Two sisters are separated in World War II France: one in the countryside, the other in Paris.

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5.

10 weeks on the list

IT

by Stephen King

The fears of seven teenagers are rekindled in their adult lives by the terrifying title character. Originally published in 1986.

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Ans: Who holds the record for the first completed solo journey around the world in a hot air balloon?

Ans: Who holds the record for the first completed solo journey around the world in a hot air balloon?

Who holds the record for the first completed solo journey around the world in a hot air balloon?

Steven Fossett 63.2% correct

Steven Fossett was born in Jackson, Tennessee on April 22, 1944. He made his fortune by trading futures and alternatives on the Chicago markets with a brokerage business. He used his fortune to set world records in numerous adventurous pursuits, such as gets, ballooning, sailing, gliders and watercrafts. The National Aviation Hall of Fame inducted him in July 2007. He stated then that he had more flying adventures he wanted to complete in his lifetime. Unfortunately, in September 2007, his plane vanished over the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Source: SteveFossett.com

Gene Robinson 10.3% incorrect
Vincent Flowers 7.30% incorrect
Alexander Winton 19.2% incorrect

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