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Yesterday's Answer: The world of bullfighting is a key part of Ferruccio Lamborghini's identity. In 1962, Ferruccio Lamborghini visited the Seville ranch of Don Eduardo Miura, a renowned breeder of Spanish fighting bulls. Lamborghini, a Taurus himself, was so impressed by the majestic Miura animals that he decided to adopt a raging bull as the emblem for the automaker he would open shortly. After a brief spell of christening models with numerical digits, Lamborghini began naming model names after bulls such as Miura, Diablo and Murcielago.


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Which former CEO of broadcast.com owns the Dallas Mavericks?

* Paul Allen
* Steve Ballmer
* Mark Cuban
* Jeff Bezos

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6/15/16 12:16 P

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Yesterday's Answer: Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr. was born in Omaha, Nebraska, on July 14, 1913. His name at birth was Leslie Lynch King Jr., after his biological father. His mother, Dorothy, divorced King when her son was a baby and moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan. She then married Gerald R. Ford, a successful paint salesman who adopted her young son. Ford recalled in his memoirs that he learned about his biological father at the age of 12 and only met the man a couple of times.


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Which animal is featured on the Lamborghini car company's logo?

* Bull
* Horse
* Snake
* Lion

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6/14/16 3:51 P

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Yesterday's Answer: In an attempt to rid the country of "decadent Western cuts", Iran bans a list of hairstyles that includes ponytails, mullets and elaborate spikes. There is actually a guide to which hairstyles are acceptable for male citizens. The "journal of Iranian hairstyles approved by the ministry of [culture and Islamic] guidance described appropriate hairstyles for men at an official hairstyle show several years ago in Tehran. Several barber shops have reportedly been shut down and in recent years for offering Western-style haircuts. Iranian police also carry out regular morality checks, arresting women in short coats as well as men sporting spiky hair and tight, low-slung jeans.


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Which U.S. President was born with the name Leslie King Jr.?

* Bill Clinton
* Ronald Reagan
* Gerald R. Ford
* Richard Nixon

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6/10/16 12:01 P

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Yesterday's Answer: Helen Keller dedicated her autobiography, "The Story of My Life" to inventor Alexander Graham Bell. The dedication reads, "To Alexander Graham Bell, who has taught the deaf to speak and enabled the listening ear to hear speech from the Atlantic to the Rockies, I dedicate this Story of My Life." Keller, who became blind and deaf at 18 months, had met Alexander Graham Bell when she was a child and her parents contacted the famous inventor for his help. Bell connected the Keller family with the Perkins Institute through which Helen met her teacher Anne Sullivan. Bell remained her constant supporter, both personally and financially. He would frequently send her money to pay for living expenses or vacations, and he even learned to use a braille typewriter so they could correspond more directly.


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Which country has legally banned ponytails and mullets?

* Cuba
* Iran
* North Korea
* Afghanistan

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6/9/16 1:04 P

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Yesterday's Answer: Halley's Comet is a short-period comet visible from Earth every 75–76 years. Halley is the only known short-period comet that is clearly visible to the naked eye from Earth, and the only naked-eye comet that might appear twice in a human lifetime. Halley last appeared in 1986, and it is projected to return in 2061. The comet is named after English astronomer Edmond Halley, who examined reports of a comet approaching Earth in 1531, 1607 and 1682. He concluded that these three comets were actually the same comet returning over and over again, and predicted the comet would come again in 1758. Halley didn't live to see the comet's return, but his discovery led to the comet being named after him.


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To whom did Helen Keller dedicate her autobiography, "The Story of My Life"?

* Eleanor Roosevelt
* Mark Twain
* Anne Sullivan
* Alexander Graham Bell

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6/8/16 12:23 P

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Yesterday's Answer: Lacrosse has its origins in a tribal game played by eastern Woodlands Native Americans and by some Plains Indians tribes in what is now Canada. As a result of its origins, it is traditionally a Northeastern U.S. sport. Pre-game rituals were very similar to rituals associated with war. Players would decorate their bodies with paint and charcoal. Some early lacrosse balls were made out of wood. Others were made of deerskin stuffed with hair. James Smith described in some detail a game being played in 1757 by his fellow tribe members "wherein now they used a wooden ball, about three inches diameter, and the instrument they moved it with was a strong staff about 5 feet long, with a hoop net on the end of it, large enough to contain the ball."


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How often is Halley's Comet visible from Earth?

* Every 18-19 years
* Every 44-45 years
* Every 75-76 years
* Every 123-124 years

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6/2/16 12:10 P

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Yesterday's Answer: On April 30, 1939, Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first president to appear on television by addressing the opening ceremonies of the New York World’s Fair. Roosevelt's speech was seen on black and white television sets with 5 to 12-inch tubes. An estimated 1,000 people viewed the Roosevelt telecast on about 200 television sets scattered throughout the New York metropolitan area. In order to convince skeptical visitors that the TV set was not a trick, one set was made with a transparent case so that the internal components could be seen. As part of the exhibit, visitors could see themselves on television, and were give a card documenting the event.
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What modern sport evolved from Native American intertribal ball play?

* Basketball
* Volleyball
* Rugby
* Lacrosse

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6/1/16 12:11 P

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Yesterday's Answer: Sally Brown is the younger sister of Charlie Brown in the comic strip Peanuts by Charles Schulz. Charlie Brown's sister was the first character whose birth was recorded in the strip. She was introduced to the strip in 1959 and her final appearance was February 6, 2000, right before the farewell strip which appeared the next Sunday. Sally has flipped yellow hair with a cluster of curls and she wears a polka dot dress. Sally has a "take it easy" approach to life, preferring to slide by while doing as little work as possible. Sally has a strong crush on Charlie Brown's friend Linus Van Pelt, calling him her "Sweet Baboo."


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Who was the first U.S. President to appear on television?

* Harry S. Truman
* Franklin D. Roosevelt
* John F. Kennedy
* Herbert Hoover

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5/31/16 12:59 P

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Yesterday's Answer: The sports equipment company Nike, Inc. is named after the Greek goddess Nike. Nike in ancient Greek religion, was a goddess who personified victory, also known as the Winged Goddess of Victory. In mosaic art and coins Nike is often shown holding a palm branch as a symbol of victory. Nike is the daughter of Pallas and Styx, and as a sister of Zelus (zeal), Cratos (strength), and Bia (force). Nike is seen with wings in most statues and paintings, with one of the most famous being the Winged Victory of Samothrace.


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What is the name of Charlie Brown’s sister?

* Lucy
* Sally
* Marcie
* Patty

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5/28/16 12:45 P

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Yesterday's Answer: Answer: Pompadour refers to a hairstyle which is named for Madame de Pompadour (1721–1764), mistress of King Louis XV. Although there are numerous variations of the style for both men, women, and children, the basic concept is hair swept upwards from the face and worn high over the forehead, and sometimes upswept around the sides and back as well. After its initial popularity among fashionable women in the 18th century, the style was revived as part of the Gibson Girl look in the 1890s and continued to be in vogue until World War I. The style was in vogue for women once again in the 1940s. The men's version, as worn by early rock and roll stars such as Elvis Presley, was popular in the late 1950s and early 1960s.


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Who is the goddess of victory in Greek mythology?

* Adidas
* Apollo
* Nike
* Aphrodite

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5/27/16 10:01 A

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Today's Answer: James Buchanan was the 15th president of the United States. He served from 1857 to 1861, during the build-up to the Civil War. He is the only president from Pennsylvania and the only president who remained a lifelong bachelor. As a young man he had vowed to remain a bachelor when his fiancée died shortly after an unexplained estrangement. During Buchanan's presidency, his orphaned niece, Harriet Lane, whom he had adopted, served as official White House hostess. James Buchanan is the only bachelor president in U.S. history. He was also the last president born in the 18th century.


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Which hairstyle was named after the French mistress of King Louis XV?

* Mullet
* Pompadour
* Beehive
* Bouffant

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5/26/16 1:26 P

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Yesterday's Answer: Marilyn Monroe's position as a leading sex symbol was confirmed when Hugh Hefner featured her on the cover and as centerfold in the first issue of Playboy. On the front cover of the first edition of Playboy, Marilyn Monroe appeared waving her hand. Inside, Marilyn Monroe bared it all in the centerfold. Hefner chose what he deemed the "sexiest" image, a previously unused nude study of Marilyn stretched with an upraised arm on a red velvet background. Hefner sold 54,175 copies of the magazine at 50 cents each. Copies of the first issue in mint condition sold for over $5,000 in 2002.


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Who was the only U.S. President to never marry?

* James Buchanan
* Dwight D. Eisenhower
* Woodrow Wilson
* Calvin Coolidge

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5/25/16 10:03 A

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Yesterday's Answer: Between 1880 and World War II, Coney Island was the largest amusement area in the United States, attracting several million visitors per year. These attractions reached a historical peak during the first half of the 20th century, declining in popularity after World War II after years of neglect. The Coney Island Cyclone is a historic wooden roller coaster that opened on June 26, 1927, in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, New York. It was declared a New York City landmark on July 12, 1988, and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 26, 1991.


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Which state is the birthplace of Oprah Winfrey, Britney Spears, and Elvis Presley?

* Alabama
* Louisiana
* Tennessee
* Mississippi

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5/24/16 12:27 P

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Yesterday's Answer: Milton Hershey was an American confectioner and philanthropist who popularized chocolate candy throughout the world. He founded The Hershey Chocolate Company and the "company town" of Hershey, Pennsylvania. Hershey chose his birthplace of Derry Church, Pennsylvania to build his factory for the Hershey Chocolate Company in 1903. The city was renamed Hershey in 1906 after the growing popularity of Hershey's Chocolate. It is popularly called "Chocolatetown, USA" or referred to as "The Sweetest Place on Earth." Hershey died in Hershey, Pennsylvania, in 1945.


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Which amusement park in New York is famous for its historic wooden roller coaster named the Cyclone?

* Cedar Point
* Coney Island
* Hersheypark
* Busch Gardens

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5/23/16 11:02 A

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Yesterday's Answer: The U.S. Patent Office recognizes December 1, 1885, as the first time Dr Pepper was served. It was introduced nationally in the United States at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition as a new kind of soda pop, made with 23 flavors. Its introduction in 1885 preceded the introduction of Coca-Cola by one year. It was formulated by Brooklyn-born pharmacist Charles Alderton in Morrison's Old Corner Drug Store in Waco, Texas. To test his new drink, he first offered it to store owner Wade Morrison, who also found it to his liking. Patrons at Morrison's soda fountain soon learned of Alderton's new drink and began ordering a "Waco". Alderton gave the formula to Morrison, who named it Dr Pepper.


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In 1906, the town of Derry Church, Pennsylvania was renamed after which man?

* Samuel Adams
* Benjamin Franklin
* Milton Hershey
* Charlie Chaplin

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5/22/16 11:13 A

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yesterday's Answer: Aptly named “The Highest Court in the Land”, the U.S. Supreme Court's basketball court sits on the fifth floor of the United States Supreme Court Building, which is higher than the actual courtroom, located on the second floor. The court was once a spare room to house journals, but sometime in the 1940s, the justices converted it into a gym with a basketball court. A sign at the court's entrance reads, “Do not assume court is over. No basketball while court is being held." The Supreme Court Building was designated a National Historic Landmark on May 4th, 1987.


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Which soft drink, noted for its 23 flavors, was invented by pharmacist Charles Alderton in Waco, Texas, in 1885?

* Coca-Cola
* Dr Pepper
* Mountain Dew
* A&W Root Beer

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5/21/16 8:43 A

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Yesterday's Answer: Martha Stewart was convicted in 2004 of conspiracy and obstruction of justice related to her selling of shares of drug maker ImClone Systems. Authorities said she used inside information of an FDA ruling against a key ImClone drug to sell shares ahead of the negative news and made false statements about it when asked. After a highly publicized jury trial, Stewart was found guilty of felony charges of conspiracy, obstruction of an agency proceeding, and making false statements to federal investigators. Stewart was sentenced to five months at a minimum-security prison in Alderson, West Virginia.


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What is located on the fifth floor of the Supreme Court building?

* A tennis court
* A bowling alley
* A basketball court
* A swimming pool

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5/20/16 11:00 A

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Yesterday's Answer: Eldrick Tont Woods, better known as Tiger Woods, was born on December 30, 1975. Woods' first name, Eldrick, was coined by his mother because it began with "E" (for Earl) and ended with "K" (for Kultida). His middle name Tont is a traditional Thai name. When Woods was a child, his father began calling him "Tiger" in honor of a fellow soldier and friend who had the same moniker. His father, Earl, served as his teacher and mentor. Tiger Woods set an amazing pro golf career in motion in 1997, when he became the youngest man and the first African American to win the U.S. Masters.


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Which company's stock was at the center of Martha Stewart's insider trading scandal in 2004?

* Enron
* Qualcomm
* ImClone Systems
* WorldCom

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5/19/16 12:39 P

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Yesterday's Answer: The Great Chicago Fire began on October 8, 1871 when a fire broke out in the barn behind the home of Patrick and Catherine O'Leary. How the fire exactly began is still unknown, but Mrs. O'Leary's cow often gets the credit. The most popular and enduring legend maintains that the fire began in the O'Leary barn, as Mrs. O’Leary was milking her cow. The cow kicked over a lantern, setting fire to the barn. This story was circulating in Chicago even before the flames had died out, and it was noted in the Chicago Tribune's first post-fire issue. In 1893 the reporter retracted the "cow-and-lantern" story, but even his confession was unable to put the legend to rest. At least 300 people were dead, and 100,000 people were homeless. The fire was one of the most spectacular events of the nineteenth century, and it is recognized as a major milestone in the city's history.


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What is the real first name of golf-star Tiger Woods?

* Edgar
* Edwin
* Edward
* Eldrick

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5/18/16 12:06 P

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Yesterday's Answer: The first patent in the United States was issued to Samuel Hopkins on July 31, 1790 for a process used to make potash, an ingredient used in fertilizer. Hopkins had petitioned for a patent on an improvement "in the making of Pot ash and Pearl ash by a new Apparatus and Process." The patent was signed by President George Washington, Attorney General Edmund Randolph, and Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson. The first patent, as well as the more than 6 million patents issued since then, can be seen on the Department of Commerce's United States Patent and Trademark Office website at www.uspto.gov.


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Which animal is often blamed for starting the Great Chicago Fire of 1871?

* A cow
* A dog
* A pig
* A rooster

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5/17/16 4:18 P

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Yesterday's Answer: Flo is a fictional character appearing in more than 100 commercials for Progressive Insurance, beginning in 2008. Portrayed by actress and comedian Stephanie Courtney, the character has developed a fan base on social networks and has become an iconic advertising mascot. The character debuted in 2008 through several television commercials and has since appeared in radio and print advertisements and web banners. "Flo", an upbeat store employee for Progressive Insurance, was created by the Boston-based agency Arnold Worldwide, specifically copywriter John Park and art director Steve Reepmeyer.


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What was the first patent issued in the United States?

* Distilling process
* Making potash
* Automated flour mill
* Electrographic vote-recorder

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5/15/16 11:05 A

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Yesterday's Answer: Answer: On Wednesday, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew announced that black abolitionist leader Harriet Tubman will appear on the front of the $20 bill, relocating the slaveholding former president Andrew Jackson to its rear. The changes were announced as part of a historic overhaul of U.S. currency aimed at addressing America’s legacy of slavery and gender inequality. Harriet Tubman was a former slave who helped scores of other slaves escape to freedom. Tubman will be the first woman honored on paper currency since Martha Washington’s portrait briefly graced the $1 silver certificate in the late 19th century. "With this decision, our currency will now tell more of our story and reflect the contributions of women as well as men to our great democracy," Lew said in a letter to the American people.


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"Flo" is the insurance girl on TV for which company?

* State Farm
* Progressive
* GEICO
* Allstate

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5/14/16 10:24 A

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Yesterday's Answer: David Richard Berkowitz also known as the Son of Sam is an American serial killer convicted of a series of shooting attacks that began in New York City in the summer of 1976, perpetrated with a .44 caliber Bulldog revolver. He killed six victims and wounded seven others by July 1977. As the toll mounted, Berkowitz eluded a massive police manhunt while leaving brazen letters that mocked the police and promised further crimes, highly publicized in the press. His crimes became legendary because of the bizarre content in the letters that he wrote to the police and the media and his reasons for committing the attacks. He terrorized New York and achieved worldwide notoriety. Berkowitz was arrested by New York City police homicide detectives in August 1977, and was indicted for eight shooting incidents.


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Which woman will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill in 2020?

* Rosa Parks
* Susan B. Anthony
* Eleanor Roosevelt
* Harriet Tubman

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David Berkowitz was better known as who?

* The Unabomber
* The Boston Strangler
* Son of Sam
* The Zodiac Killer

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5/12/16 11:54 A

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Yesterday's Answer: "The Best is Yet to Come" is a 1959 song, generally associated with Frank Sinatra, who recorded it on his 1964 album It Might as Well Be Swing. It was the last song Sinatra sang in public, on February 25, 1995, and the words "The Best is Yet to Come" are etched on Sinatra's tombstone. Sinatra died on May 14, 1998, aged 82, after suffering a severe heart attack. His last words to his wife reportedly were, "I'm losing." The night after his death, in New York, the Empire State Building glowed blue in tribute, and in Las Vegas, the lights on the Strip were dimmed and casinos stopped spinning for a minute in his honor.


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On April 23, 1985, The Coca-Cola Company rocked the world by announcing a change in the Coca-Cola formula and the introduction of a drink called New Coke.



Why Did Coca-Cola Feel Compelled to Change Their Formula? For about 15 years, Coca-Cola had been losing market share to Pepsi, and in 1983, more people bought Pepsi in supermarkets than bought Coke. To make matters worse, Pepsi had introduced their Pepsi Challenge marketing campaign, where random people got to try two unlabeled sodas and announce which one they liked better. And people kept choosing Pepsi. And they weren't just choosing Pepsi because Pepsi was the one running the taste challenge. When other people replicated the study, Pepsi still beat Coke. So Coke finally relented. They built their new soda, called it New Coke, and found that it actually did quite well in its own taste tests. Of course, we all know what happened next. Coca-Cola unveiled their new drink, people went insane, the company received over 400,000 complaints, Pepsi recorded its fastest sales growth ever and, within a few months, Coca-Cola announced that they were bringing back the original soda.

So what happened? Why did so many taste tests say Pepsi and New Coke were better than the original Coke and yet everyone wanted their old Coke back. There are different theories, but perhaps the most compelling one was popularized by Malcolm Gladwell in his book Blink. He argued that taste tests have you take a small sip of a drink, and that when people drink small quantities of something, they generally prefer the sweetest option. A concept that also occurs in wine taste tests. But when people drink entire cans or bottles of soda, they don't like the super-sweet option as much. So the taste tests really weren't measuring the true soda-drinking experience. Another explanation that's out there: Coca-Cola had spent nearly a century running ad campaigns convincing people that Coca-Cola was better, and they worked. When researchers ran the same taste tests, only this time, people knew which soda was which, they consistently said they preferred Coke. Now that's good marketing.

What Soda, The Third Most Popular in America at the Time, Also Hurt Coke's Market Share?

There were a couple reasons Coca-Cola was losing market share to Pepsi, and that they were worried Pepsi would overtake them as the most popular individual soda in America. There was, of course, the fact that more and more people were drinking Pepsi. But there was also the issue that some people were trading in their Coke for another drink. These people were switching to a new soda called ... Diet Coke. The new drink, introduced a few years earlier, was so popular that it shot up the sales charts and, by 1984, was the third most successful soda out there. But it was pulling some of Coke's own consumers, meaning that its success was helping Pepsi gain ground on Coke as the most popular individual soda.

What Organization Did Gay Mullins Launch in 1985? The backlash against New Coke was rabid. People have joked that it was the most effective protest movement in American history.

One guy, named Gay Mullins, even started a protest group called the "Old Cola Drinkers of America." They got petitions signed and gave out those pins with lines through New Coke. Mullins reportedly spent $30,000 on the campaign, but it seems he had no regrets. After only a couple months, his side won, and Coca-Cola Classic was back on the shelves.

In 1992, Coca-Cola Released What New Soda? While everyone considers this 1985 incident to be a total debacle, Coca-Cola still thought they might be on to something. And in 1992, they launched a new soda called Coke II. It was, essentially, New Coke, just rebranded as a different drink. Sales were never that impressive and it eventually died out. So why would Coke return to what everyone-- themselves included-- agreed was a massive disaster? In Constance L. Hays' book The Real Thing: Truth and Power at the Coca-Cola Company, he quotes chemists who said, "The new formula would save Coke about $50 million per year because it cut back on some of the most costly ingredients." Well, when you put it like that, we see exactly how a business could chase after one of the worst decisions ever.

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Yesterday's Answer: Cornelius Vanderbilt, nicknamed "Commodore Vanderbilt", was a business magnate and philanthropist who built his wealth in railroads and shipping. As one of the richest Americans in history, he was the patriarch of the Vanderbilt family and provided the initial gift to found Vanderbilt University. Vanderbilt University, located in Nashville, Tennessee, was named in honor of Cornelius Vanderbilt, who provided the school its initial $1 million endowment despite having never been to the South. Vanderbilt hoped that his gift and the greater work of the university would help to heal the sectional wounds inflicted by the Civil War.
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Whose tombstone bears the inscription "The best is yet to come"?

* Johnny Carson
* Frank Sinatra
* Bob Hope
* George Burns

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Yesterday's Answer: The General Lee is the name given to a 1969 Dodge Charger driven by the Duke cousins Bo and Luke in the television series The Dukes of Hazzard. It is known for its signature horn, its police chases, stunts — especially its long jumps — and for having its doors welded shut, leaving the Dukes to climb in and out through the windows. The car's name is a reference to the General Robert E. Lee. It bears a Confederate flag (a rectangular variant of the square battle flag of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia) on its roof, and also has a horn which plays the first twelve notes of the song "Dixie".


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Which entrepreneur, nicknamed the "Commodore," is the namesake of a university in Nashville, TN?

* John D. Rockefeller
* Cornelius Vanderbilt
* Andrew Carnegie
* Brigham Young

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Yesterday's Answer: Many individual states celebrated Mother's Day by 1911, but it was not until 1914 when President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation that officially established the first national Mother’s Day holiday to celebrate America’s mothers. In his Mother's Day proclamation, Wilson called “upon the government officials to display the United States flag on all government buildings, and the people of the United States to display the flag at their homes or other suitable places on the second Sunday in May as a public expression of our love and reverence for the mothers of our country.”


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Which TV show featured a car named the General Lee?

* Starsky & Hutch
* The Dukes of Hazzard
* Knight Rider
* Miami Vice

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Yesterday's Answer: Who Wants to Be a Millionaire is a television game show featuring s a quiz competition in which contestants attempt to win a top prize of $1,000,000 by answering a series of multiple-choice questions. The most well-known catchphrase of the show is the host's question "Is that your final answer?", asked whenever a contestant's answer needs to be verified. In the United States, the phrase was popularised by Regis Philbin during his tenure as the host, to the extent that TV Land listed it in its special 100 Greatest TV Quotes and Catchphrases, which aired in 2006.


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Which U.S. President made Mother's Day an official national holiday?

* George Washington
* Woodrow Wilson
* Abraham Lincoln
* John F. Kennedy

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Yesterday's Answer: Ray Kroc became the first franchisee appointed by Mac and Dick McDonald. Ray Kroc opened his first restaurant in Des Plaines, Illinois (near Chicago), in 1955 and the McDonald's Corporation was created. Kroc chose Des Plaines because he hoped to lure recreational travelers driving between Chicago and the lakes of northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. The company usually refers to this as The Original McDonald's, although it is not the first McDonald's restaurant but the ninth; the first was opened by Dick and Mac McDonald in San Bernardino, California However, the Des Plaines restaurant marked the beginning of future CEO Kroc's involvement with the firm. The Des Plaines restaurant was demolished in 1984, but McDonald's realized they had a history to preserve, so they built a replica of the original and turned it into the McDonald's Museum.
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Which game show popularized the line "Is that your final answer"?

* Jeopardy!
* Wheel of Fortune
* Deal or No Deal
* Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

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Yesterday's Answer: Cinco de Mayo is a celebration held on May 5. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín. Mexican-Americans in California began celebrating Cinco de Mayo the following year to show solidarity with Mexico against French rule. In the United States, Cinco de Mayo is frequently confused with Mexican Independence Day, which is on September 16th.
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Where did Ray Kroc open his first McDonald's, in 1955?

* Cincinnati, Ohio
* Davenport, Iowa
* Jacksonville, Florida
* Des Plaines, Illinois

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Yesterday's Answer: Isidor Straus co-owned Macy's department store with his brother, Nathan Straus. He died with his wife, Ida, in the sinking of the RMS Titanic. They were seen standing near Lifeboat No. 8 in the company of their maid, Ellen Bird. While the officer in charge of the lifeboat was willing to allow them a spot, Isidor Straus refused to go so long as there were women and children still remaining on the ship. His wife refused to go because he refused to go. Ida is reported to have said, "I will not be separated from my husband. As we have lived, so will we die, together." And they both went down with the Titanic.
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What does Cinco de Mayo celebrate?



* Independence Day
* Battle of Puebla
* Birthday of Benito Juarez
* Revolution Day

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Yesterday's Answer: Passed by Congress on July 2, 1909, and ratified February 3, 1913, the 16th amendment established Congress's right to impose a Federal income tax. More specifically, the Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution allows the Congress to levy an income tax without apportioning it among the states or basing it on the United States Census. In 1913, due to generous exemptions and deductions, less than 1 percent of the population paid income taxes at the rate of only 1% of net income.


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Isidor Straus, who died in the sinking of the Titanic, was a co-owner of which famous department store?

* Saks Fifth Avenue
* Bloomingdale's
* Macy's
* Sears, Roebuck & Co.

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Yesterday's Answer: RMS Carpathia was a Cunard Line transatlantic passenger steamship and became famous for rescuing the survivors of rival White Star Line's RMS Titanic after it struck an iceberg and sank with a loss of 1,512 lives on April 15, 1912. Carpathia braved dangerous ice fields and diverted all steam power to her engines in her attempt to aid the ship, but sadly arrived two hours after Titanic had sunk; nevertheless, she was able to rescue 705 survivors from the ship's lifeboats. Carpathia herself met her fate in the Atlantic on July 17, 1918 during the First World War after being torpedoed by the German submarine U-55 off the Irish coast. Five of her crew lost their lives in the sinking.


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Which Constitutional amendment gave Congress the power to levy tax on personal incomes?

* 2nd Amendment
* 5th Amendment
* 16th Amendment
* 18th Amendment

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Yesterday's Answer: Amazon began as an online bookstore, selling books out of Jeff Bezos’ garage. After reading a report about the future of the Internet that projected annual Web commerce growth at 2,300%, Jeff Bezos created a list of 20 products that could be marketed online. Bezos finally decided that his new business would sell books online, due to the large world-wide demand for literature, the low price points for books, along with the huge number of titles available in print. In July 1995, Amazon.com opened its virtual doors, calling itself "Earth's Biggest Book Store," with more than 1 million titles to choose from. The first book sold on Amazon was a book titled "Fluid Concepts & Creative Analogies: Computer Models of the Fundamental Mechanisms of Thought."


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What was the name of the ship that rescued the survivors of the Titanic?

* HMS Endeavor
* RMS Carpathia
* The Olympia
* U.S.S. Constitution

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Yesterday's Answer: On May 6, 1954, at the Iffley Road Track in Oxford, England, medical student Roger Bannister become the first person in recorded history to run the mile in under four minutes. He ran with two friends, who paced him, and then sprinted the last 200 yards, for a record time of 3:59.4. Later that month, Australian John Landy broke Bannister’s record by less than a second. Bannister went on to become a distinguished neurologist and Master of Pembroke College, Oxford, before retiring in 1993. When asked whether the 4-minute mile was his proudest achievement, he said he felt prouder of his contribution to academic medicine through research into the responses of the nervous system.


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What was the first item ever sold on Amazon.com?

* Book
* Vitamins
* CD
* Video game

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Yesterday's Answer: Elvis Presley was born on January 8, 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi and was far from the world-famous star he was destined to become later. After graduating high school, Elvis took a truck driving job at Crown Electric working for only $40 per week. Knowing he wanted to become a singer, Elvis continued to pursue his career throughout years of rejection. At one point, Presley was even told to stick to driving a truck “because you’re never going to make it as a singer.” On July 18th, 1953, Truck driver Elvis Presley made his first ever recording when he paid $3.98 at the Memphis recording service, singing two songs, "My Happiness" and "That’s When Your Heartaches Begin." Presley would go on to become one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century.


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For which achievement is Roger Bannister famous?

* First patent holder
* Created the artificial heart
* First man to win Wimbledon
* Breaking the four-minute mile

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Yesterday's Answer: The "S" is not an abbreviation. Truman was given a middle initial, but not a middle name. Truman's parents chose "S" as his middle name to please both of his grandfathers, a common practice among the Scots-Irish. The "S" in Harry S. Truman refers to the names of both of his grandfathers, Anderson Shipp Truman and Solomon Young. There has been controversy since 1962, when Truman told reporters that they should not use a period after the S, because it didn't stand for anything. He may have been joking; he himself often wrote his middle initial followed by a period. At any rate, the ruling of most style manuals is to include the period.

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What did Elvis Presley do for a living before he became "The King of Rock and Roll"?

* Hairdresser
* Disc Jockey
* Truck Driver
* Bricklayer

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Yesterday's Answer: Groundhog Day falls on February 2 in the United States. If your birth date is February 2nd, your sign of the zodiac is Aquarius. The Aquarius, born January 20 to February 18, is the eleventh astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation Aquarius. Aquarius is symbolized by the Water Bearer.
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What does the "S" in Harry S. Truman stand for?

* Samuel
* Stanley
* Sinclair
* Nothing

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Yesterday's Answer: "What's in your wallet?" is a popular tagline from an advertising campaign for Capital One. The tagline is most often used in association with the company's credit card products. Capital One introduced its brand campaign in 2000 to generate consumer awareness of the Capital One name. The "What's in your wallet?" campaign has been made famous through many celebrities over the years, from Alec Baldwin to Samuel L. Jackson. Capital One is a bank holding company that specializes in credit cards and loans. When measured in terms of total assets and deposits, Capital One is the eighth-largest bank holding company in the United States.


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What is your sign of the zodiac if you were born on Groundhog day?

* Aquarius
* Capricorn
* Sagittarius
* Libra

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Yesterday's Answer: On April 28, 1967, boxing champion Muhammad Ali refused to be inducted into the U.S. Army and was immediately stripped of his heavyweight title. Ali, a Muslim, cited religious reasons for his decision to forgo military service. Ali refused to be inducted into the armed forces, saying "I ain't got no quarrel with those Vietcong." On June 20, 1967, Ali was convicted of draft evasion, sentenced to five years in prison, fined $10,000 and banned from boxing for three years. He stayed out of prison as his case was appealed. On June 28 of that same year, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned his conviction for evading the draft.


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What company's slogan is "What's In Your Wallet?"?

* Visa
* Capital One
* American Express
* Bank of America

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Yesterday's Answer: Prince was born Prince Rogers Nelson on June 7, 1958, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His father, John Nelson, was a jazz musician who played under the stage name Prince Rogers in a group called The Prince Rogers Trio. When he had a son with the trio’s singer Mattie Della Shaw in 1958, he decided to give the baby his stage name, so the boy became Prince Rogers Nelson. Prince was renowned as an innovator, and was widely known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, and wide vocal range. His music integrated a wide variety of styles, including funk, rock, R&B, soul, psychedelia, and pop. Prince achieved wide fame in the 1980s with '1999' and 'Purple Rain,' the latter album also serving as the soundtrack for the popular film of the same name. He died on April 21, 2016.
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Which sports great refused to be drafted during the Vietnam War?

* Muhammad Ali
* Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
* Willie Mays
* Wilt Chamberlain

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Yesterday's Answer: In July 1974, Congress designated a house on the southeast corner of 34th Street and Massachusetts Avenue in Washington DC where the vice president of the United States would live. Located on the grounds of the United States Naval Observatory, the house was originally built in 1893 for the Superintendent of the Observatory. Before 1974, vice presidents either bought a temporary home in Washington DC or stayed at hotels. The house is a three-story, white-painted brick, Victorian-style home with 9,150 square feet of floor space.
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What was Prince's birth name?



* Stanley Lee Prince
* Prince Rogers Nelson
* Nelson Jean Bollette
* Maurice Prince Micklewhite

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Yesterday's Answer: Contrary to popular belief, Brickipedia is not a database for bricks. It's actually a website dedicated to LEGO products and related content. Brickipedia is the reference about LEGO products on the web, with over 200 contributors a month and over 20,000 articles filled with all the LEGO info you could ever want. Brickipedia contains a huge amount of information on all sorts of subjects within the LEGO Collection ranging from Themes, Sets, Minifigures, Parts, Colours and Magazines to everything and anything in between. The Lego Group began manufacturing the interlocking toy bricks in 1949. Since then a global Lego subculture has developed. Supporting movies, games, competitions, and six Legoland amusement parks have been developed under the brand.
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Whose official residence is on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C.?



* Secretary of Defense
* U.S. Vice President
* FBI Director
* Mayor of Washington, D.C.

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Yesterday's Answer: Annie Oakley was an American sharpshooter and exhibition shooter. Her "amazing talent" first came to light when the then 15-year-old won a shooting match with traveling show marksman Frank E. Butler (whom she married). The couple joined Buffalo Bill's Wild West show a few years later. Oakley became a renowned international star, performing before royalty and heads of state. Throughout her career, it is believed that Oakley taught upwards of 15,000 women how to use a gun. Today she is remembered as a heroine whose legacy lives on through film, literature and a Broadway musical.
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Brickipedia is a website dedicated to what popular kind of toy?

* Rubik's Cube
* Legos
* Lincoln Logs
* Dominoes

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Yesterday's Answer: Milli Vanilli was a German R&B duo from Munich. The group was founded by Frank Farian in 1988 and consisted of Fab Morvan and Rob Pilatus. The group's debut album Girl You Know It's True achieved international success and earned them a Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1990. Milli Vanilli became one of the most popular pop acts in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Their success turned to infamy when Morvan, Pilatus and their agent Sergio Vendero confessed that Morvan and Pilatus did not actually sing any of the vocals heard on the record. As a result of American media pressure, Milli Vanilli's Grammy was withdrawn four days later. The pair returned the Grammy awards and asked they be given to the real vocalists. The group recorded a comeback album in 1998, but Rob Pilatus died before the album was released.
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For which skill was Annie Oakley best known?



* Painting
* Photography
* Chess
* Marksmanship

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Yesterday's Answer: The length of one day (one rotation around its axis) on Mars is 24 hours and 40 minutes. A day on Mars is roughly 40 minutes longer than a day is here on Earth. Compared to other bodies in our Solar System where a day is either incredibly short (Jupiter’s rotates once on its axis every 9 hours, 55 minutes and 29.69 seconds) or incredibly long (a day on Venus lasts for 116 days and 18 hours.
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Which music group's 1990 Grammy Award was revoked after a lip-synching controversy?



* Pet Shop Boys
* Duran Duran
* Milli Vanilli
* The Bangles

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Yesterday's Answer: The first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, is currently featured on the obverse of the bill, while the U.S. Treasury Building is featured on the reverse. Hamilton is one of two non-presidents featured on currently issued U.S. bills, the other being Benjamin Franklin on the $100 bill. In 2015 it was announced that the obverse portrait of Hamilton would be replaced by the portrait of an as yet undecided woman, starting in 2020. The Secretary also made clear, however, that Hamilton would continue to be on the bill in some form.
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How long is a day on Mars?

* 9 hours and 12 minutes
* 24 hours and 40 minutes
* 43 hours and 23 minutes
* 116 hours and 18 minutes



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Yesterday's Answer: Faneuil Hall, located near the waterfront and today's Government Center, in Boston, Massachusetts, has been a marketplace and a meeting hall since 1743. It was the site of several speeches by Samuel Adams, James Otis, and others encouraging independence from Great Britain. Now it is part of Boston National Historical Park and a well-known stop on the Freedom Trail. It is sometimes referred to as "The Cradle of Liberty". In 2008, Faneuil Hall was rated number 4 in America's 25 Most Visited Tourist Sites by Forbes Traveler.
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Who is featured on the $10 bill?

* Ulysses S. Grant
* Thomas Jefferson
* Martin Van Buren
* Alexander Hamilton



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Yesterday's Answer: John Glenn, Jr. is a former Marine Corps aviator, astronaut, and United States senator. He was selected as one of the "Mercury Seven" group of military test pilots selected in 1959 by NASA to become America's first astronauts and fly the Project Mercury spacecraft. On February 20, 1962, Glenn flew the Friendship 7 mission and became the first American to orbit the Earth and the fifth person in space. On October 29, 1998, while still a sitting senator, he became the oldest person to fly in space, and the only one to fly in both the Mercury and Space Shuttle programs, when at age 77, he flew as a Payload Specialist on Discovery mission STS-95. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012.=====================================
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Which city's landmarks include Faneuil Hall?

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Yesterday's Answer: Charles Lindbergh made the first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean on May 20-21, 1927. In March 1932, his infant son, Charles, Jr., was kidnapped and murdered in what was soon dubbed the "Crime of the Century". The kidnapping eventually led to the Lindbergh family being "driven into voluntary exile" in Europe, to which they sailed in secrecy from New York under assumed names in late December 1935 to "seek a safe, secluded residence away from the tremendous public hysteria" in America. The Lindberghs returned to the United States in April 1939.
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At the age of 77, who became the oldest person to travel in space?

* Neil Armstrong
* John Glenn
* Buzz Aldrin
* Alan Shepard

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Yesterday's Answer: The Trojan Horse is a tale from the Trojan War about the subterfuge that the Greeks used to enter the city of Troy and win the war. In the canonical version, after a fruitless 10-year siege, the Greeks constructed a huge wooden horse, and hid a select force of men inside. The Greeks pretended to sail away, and the Trojans pulled the horse into their city as a victory trophy. That night the Greek force crept out of the horse and opened the gates for the rest of the Greek army, which had sailed back under cover of night. The Greeks entered and destroyed the city of Troy, decisively ending the war. Metaphorically a "Trojan Horse" has come to mean any trick or stratagem that causes a target to invite a foe into a securely protected bastion or place.
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Which aviator had a child who was kidnapped?

* Orville Wright
* Howard Hughes
* Charles Lindbergh
* Amelia Earhart

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