What cheese is known for having live maggots inside of it?
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, 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
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.
-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
Which of these elements contains the name of another element within it?
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 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
Atomic number: 78
Electron configuration: [Xe] 4f145d96s1
Melting point: 1,768 °C
Atomic mass: 195.084 u
Density: 21.45 g/cm³
Answer: John Hancock was a statesman and prominent Patriot of the American Revolution. He is remembered for his large and stylish signature on the United States Declaration of Independence, so much so that the term John Hancock has become a synonym for one’s signature. John Hancock is insurance company which existed, in various forms, from its founding in 1862. John Hancock Life Insurance Company, Inc. provides insurance and investment products and services to retail and institutional customers. It was named in honor of John Hancock.
John Hancock Financial is an informal term for a United States insurance company which existed, in various forms, from its founding on April 21, 1862, until its acquisition in 2004 by the Canadian insurance company Manulife Financial. Wikipedia
Headquarters: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
CEO: Marianne Harrison
Parent organization: Manulife
General counsel: James D. Gallagher
Chief marketing officer: Barbara Goose
CFO: Martin Sheerin (John Hancock), Tony Teta (John Hancock Insurance)
Who discovered the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu?
-Henry Walton Jones, Jr.
-Alfred V. Kidder
Machu Picchu was once a royal estate or sacred religious site to the leaders of the Incas. These indigenous South American people saw their vast civilization all but wiped out after the arrival of Spanish invaders in the 16th century. The existence of this magnificent monument to the Inca civilization was a closely held secret among locals in the area for hundred of years. American archaeologist Hiram Bingham accidentally stumbled across Machu Picchu in 1911. Source: History.com
Machu Picchu is an Incan citadel set high in the Andes Mountains in Peru, above the Urubamba River valley. Built in the 15th century and later abandoned, it’s renowned for its sophisticated dry-stone walls that fuse huge blocks without the use of mortar, intriguing buildings that play on astronomical alignments and panoramic views. Its exact former use remains a mystery.
Elevation: 2,430 m
Founded: c. 1450
State Party: Peru
Did you know: The accepted history that Bingham was the first outsider to lay eyes on Machu Picchu has been challenged and several alternative candidates have been put forward. wanderlust.co.uk
What is the annual salary of the President of the United States?
Answer: According to Title 3 of the U.S. Code, a president’s annual salary is $400,000 a year, making them a part of the nation’s 1 percent. In addition to a salary, the president also gets $100,000 for travel, a $50,000 expense account, and $19,000 for entertainment purposes. President Donald Trump is the third U.S. president to refuse a salary. The act of donating a salary isn’t revolutionary, though, as former Presidents John F. Kennedy and Herbert Hoover donated theirs to charity as well.
Answer: Happy President’s Day folks! Presidents’ Day falls on the third Monday in February in the United States. Although February lays claim to the birthdates of four presidents, the month with the most presidential birthdays is October with six. The presidents born in the month of October are John Adams, Rutherford B. Hayes, Chester A. Arthur, Theodore Roosevelt, Dwight David Eisenhower and Jimmy Carter. Interestingly enough, the second most popular month for presidential birthdays is November with five.
October is the tenth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and the sixth of seven months to have a length of 31 days. Wikipedia
Number of days: 31
Birthstones: Tourmaline, Opal
Birth flower: Pot marigold
October month has the most presidential birthdays?
A person with epistaxis is experiencing which medical condition?
-Ringing in the ears
A person will frequently go to an emergency department when an acute case of epistaxis suddenly begins. This frightening condition is a sudden, acute episode of bleeding from the nose, or a nosebleed in layman’s terms. It is a frequent problem seen by emergency room personnel, usually in patients who are also experiencing anxiety or fear as a result. A sudden, possibly uncontrollable bleeding from the nose is highly treatable, however. Source: eMedicine.Medscape.com
Nosebleeds are common due to the location of the nose on the face, and the large amount of blood vessels in the nose. The most common causes of nosebleeds are drying of the nasal membranes and nose picking (digital trauma), which can be prevented with proper lubrication of the nasal passages and not picking the nose.
Erich Weisz, known as Harry Houdini, was born March 24, 1874 in Budapest, Hungary. He moved with his family to Appleton, Wisconsin as a young lad and would later claim it as his birthplace. Magic fascinated him from an early age, and when he began performing, he found his niche in daring feats of escape. He began his career as Harry Houdini in 1984. His wife, Beatrice “Bess” Houdini, served as his assistant throughout his career. Source: Biography.com
Harry Houdini was an Austro-Hungarian-born American illusionist and stunt performer, noted for his sensational escape acts. Wikipedia
Born: 24 March 1874, Budapest, Hungary
Died: 31 October 1926, Detroit, Michigan, United States
Cause of death: Peritonitis
Spouse: Bess Houdini (m. 1894–1926)
Books: A Magician Among the Spirits, MORE