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  • Woods 1:44 pm on February 24, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    What is the only U.S. state whose official postal abbreviation is two vowels? 

    Question: What is the only U.S. state whose official postal abbreviation is two vowels?





    Answer: The United States Postal Service has assigned a two-letter abbreviation to each of the 50 states. Modern two-letter abbreviated codes for the states and territories originated in October 1963, with the issuance of Publication 59: Abbreviations for Use with ZIP Code, three months after the Post Office introduced ZIP codes. Iowa (IA) is the only state in America with a two-vowel postal abbreviation code. The remaining states of Alabama (AL), Oklahoma (OK), and Illinois (IL) do not contain two-vowels in their official postal abbreviation.

    Iowa





    Iowa, a Midwestern U.S. state, sits between the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. It’s known for its landscape of rolling plains and cornfields. Landmarks in the capital, Des Moines, include the gold-domed, 19th-century State Capitol Building, Pappajohn Sculpture Park and the Des Moines Art Center, noted for its contemporary collections. The city of Cedar Rapids’ Museum of Art has paintings by native Iowan Grant Wood.





    Capital: Des Moines
    Abbreviation: IA
    Lieutenant Governor: Adam Gregg (R, Acting)

    http://triviatoday.fyi/quiz/trivia/what-is-the-only-u-s-state-whose-official-postal-abbreviation-is-two-vowels/

     
  • Woods 12:47 pm on February 23, 2018 Permalink  

    Who created the idea of Leap Year?





    -Benjamin Franklin
    -Julius Caesar
    -Leonardo Da Vinci
    -Isaac Newton





    Answer: Leap Year was “invented” back in the first century BC, when Julius Caesar and his team of astronomers noticed that their 355-day Roman calendar had somehow slipped out of sync with the seasons. They came up with a 365-day calendar that would sometimes add an extra day to the last month of the year, which was February. That became known as the Julian calendar. The purpose of adding an extra day to February every four years is to sync up the 365-day Gregorian calendar with the solar calendar, which is 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 46 seconds long — the exact amount of time it takes the earth to revolve around the sun.

    Julius Caesar




    Gaius Julius Caesar, usually called Julius Caesar, was a Roman politician and general who played a critical role in the events that led to the demise of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire. Wikipedia
    Born: 13 July 100 BC, Rome, Italy
    Assassinated: 15 March 44 BC, Rome, Italy
    Spouse: Cornelia (m. 84 BC–69 BC), Pompeia (m. 68 BC–63 BC), Calpurnia (m. 59 BC–44 BC)
    Books: Commentarii de Bello Gallico, The conquest of Gaul, MORE

    Who created the idea of Leap Year?

     
  • Woods 12:47 pm on February 23, 2018 Permalink  

    What group was Marvin Gaye a part of before singing with Motown?





    -The Penguins
    -The Drifters
    -The Platters
    -The Moonglows





    Soul singer-songwriter Marvin Gaye may be known best for signing with Motown, but he got his start singing in his father’s church and then joined R&B group The Moonglows. It didn’t take long for Gaye to take on individual endeavors, filling in as a session drummer for Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, The Marvelettes and Martha and the Vandellas. Perhaps his greatest solo accomplishment, however, was his love anthem “Let’s Get It On,” which became a No. 1 Billboard hit soon after it’s release. Source: Biography.com

    The Moonglows




    The Moonglows were an American R&B group in the 1950s. Their song “Sincerely” went to number 1 on the Billboard R&B chart and number 20 on the Billboard Juke Box chart. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. Wikipedia
    Origin: Cleveland, Ohio, United States (1953)
    Albums: Look! It’s the Moonglows, MORE
    Genres: Rhythm and blues, Doo-wop
    Record labels: Chess Records, RCA Records, Chance Records

    http://www.triviatoday.fyi/quiz/trivia/what-group-was-marvin-gaye-a-part-of-before-singing-with-motown/

     
  • Woods 1:38 pm on February 22, 2018 Permalink  

    What political party did George Washington belong to? 

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    What political party did George Washington belong to?





    -Libertarian Party
    -Republican Party
    -Democratic Party
    -None of the above




    Answer: George Washington was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia on this day in 1732. George Washington served as the commander in chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. When Washington became President of the United States in 1789, there were no political parties. In Washington’s farewell address, he warned the country not to divide into political parties. His advice concerning political parties was completely ignored, as parties were already forming at the time of his speech.

    None of the above




    George Washington was an American statesman and soldier who served as the first President of the United States from 1789 to 1797 and was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Wikipedia
    Presidential term: 30 April 1789 – 4 March 1797 Trending
    Born: 22 February 1732, George Washington Birthplace National Monument, Virginia, United States
    Died: 14 December 1799, Mount Vernon, Virginia, United States
    Spouse: Martha Washington (m. 1759–1799)

     
  • Woods 1:38 pm on February 22, 2018 Permalink  

    The English distress call “mayday” is derived from a similar word from which European country? 

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    The English distress call “mayday” is derived from a similar word from which European country?





    -Spain
    -Portugal
    -France
    -Italy




    Mayday! Mayday! We need an answer to this trivia question, right away! Just kidding, we’ve got the answer, and it’s France! That’s right, the international distress signal that ship captains and aircraft pilots are no doubt familiar with is derived from the French “m’aidez,” or, in English, “help me.” Thanks to the French for helping create “Mayday,” which – if we’re being honest – just sounds much cooler than “help me.” Source: Oxford Dictionaries

    France




    France, in Western Europe, encompasses medieval cities, alpine villages and Mediterranean beaches. Paris, its capital, is famed for its fashion houses, classical art museums including the Louvre and monuments like the Eiffel Tower. The country is also renowned for its wines and sophisticated cuisine. Lascaux’s ancient cave drawings, Lyon’s Roman theater and the vast Palace of Versailles attest to its rich history.
    Population: 66.9 million (2016) Trending, World Bank
    Capital: Paris
    President: Emmanuel Macron





     
  • Woods 10:25 pm on February 21, 2018 Permalink  

    During which season do children grow the most?





    -Winter
    -Spring
    -Summer
    -Autumn (Fall)





    The growth rate of each child is different. Studies have shown that the time of year has an influence on their growth patterns, however. Spring generally sees children grow the most, with summer close on its heels. This seasonal growth spurt is probably the result of the increase in exposure to sunlight that comes with the outdoor activities of spring and summer. Other growth factors include nutrition, genetics and home environment. Source: WiseGEEK.com

    Spring

    http://triviatoday.fyi/quiz/trivia/during-which-season-do-children-grow-the-most/

     
  • Woods 8:38 pm on February 21, 2018 Permalink  

    What cheese is known for having live maggots inside of it?





    -Casu Marzu
    -Roquefort
    -Stilton
    -Limburger





    Answer: Cheese covered in live maggots sounds pretty disgusting, right? Well, to some it’s a delicacy called Casu Marzu. Casu Marzu, often called the world’s most dangerous cheese, is an illegal cheese found in Sardinia, Italy, made from sheep’s milk and infested with live maggots. The cheese is typically eaten when the maggots are still alive, as dead maggots are a sign that it has gone bad. Casu Marzu has been a part of Sardinian culture for generations and is often consumed at weddings and celebratory gatherings.





    Casu Marzu

    Casu marzu, literally ‘rotten/putrid cheese’, is a traditional Sardinian sheep milk cheese that contains live insect larvae. A similar cheese, casgiu merzu, is found in Corsica. Wikipedia



    Region, town: Sardinia; Corsica (as a variation)
    Texture: Soft
    Source of milk: Sheep
    Regions: Sardinia, Italy, Corsica, France
    http://triviatoday.fyi/quiz/trivia/what-cheese-is-known-for-having-live-maggots-inside-of-it/

     
  • Woods 12:58 pm on February 21, 2018 Permalink  

    The hood ornament officially known as the “Spirit of Ecstasy” can be found on which car?





    -Ferrari
    -Rolls-Royce
    -Mercedes-Benz
    -Lamborghini





    Answer: The Spirit of Ecstasy is the bonnet ornament on Rolls-Royce cars. It is in the form of a woman leaning forwards with her arms outstretched behind and above her. Billowing cloth runs from her arms to her back, resembling wings. The Spirit of Ecstasy, also called “Emily”, “Silver Lady” or “Flying Lady”, was designed by English sculptor Charles Robinson Sykes. Today’s Spirit of Ecstasy, stands at 3 inches and, for safety, is mounted on a spring-loaded mechanism designed to retract instantly into the radiator shell if struck from any direction. There is a button within the vehicle which can raise/lower the emblem when pressed.





    Rolls-Royce

     
  • Woods 12:56 pm on February 21, 2018 Permalink  

    At what time of the year are couples more likely to break up?





    -Two weeks before Christmas
    -The day after New Year
    -The day after Valentine’s Day
    -A week before Halloween





    It is relatively well-known that people will dump their significant other two weeks before Christmas to avoid the whole gift-giving thing. A study by Facebook found that another day holds the record for number of breakups, however. The day after Valentine’s Day (Feb. 15) is the day more people choose to ditch a partner. At first glance, this may seem shocking, but upon contemplation, it makes sense. If the Valentine’s gift was sub-par, or worse yet completely forgotten, that can be a catalyst for a breakup. Source: DailyMail.Co.UK





    The day after Valentine’s Day

    Valentine’s Day, also called Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated annually on February 14. Wikipedia
    Significance: Feast day of Saint Valentine; the celebration of love and affection
    Also called: Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine
    Observed by: People in many countries; Anglican Communion (see calendar); Lutheran Church (see calendar)
    Observances: Sending greeting cards and gifts, dating, church services
    Date: February 14, (fixed by the Western Christian Church), July 6, (fixed by the Eastern Orthodox Church), July 30

     
  • Woods 8:21 pm on February 20, 2018 Permalink  

    Which of these elements contains the name of another element within it?
    -Magnesium
    -Beryllium
    -Manganese
    -Platinum





    Answer: Platinum is a chemical element that is a dense, malleable, ductile, highly unreactive, and silverish-white transition metal. The chemical element “Tin” can be located inside the name “PlaTINum”. Tin is also both malleable (easy to press and shape without breaking) and ductile (able to be stretched without tearing). Tin is widely used for plating steel cans used as food containers, in metals used for bearings. Tin is also used to form many useful alloys. Bronze is an alloy of tin and copper. Tin and lead are alloyed to make pewter and solder.

    Platinum

    Platinum is a chemical element with symbol Pt and atomic number 78. It is a dense, malleable, ductile, highly unreactive, precious, silverish-white transition metal. Its name is derived from the Spanish term platina, meaning “little silver”. Wikipedia
    Symbol: Pt
    Atomic number: 78
    Electron configuration: [Xe] 4f145d96s1
    Melting point: 1,768 °C
    Atomic mass: 195.084 u
    Density: 21.45 g/cm³



     
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