Sunday, September 16, 2012

Trivia - A Google a Day VIII

The amendment to the U.S. Constitution that guarantees a citizen's rights concerning prosecution also guarantees protection from what?
Double Jeopardy
Double jeopardy refers to being twice punished for a single crime.

Which winner of six majors co-wrote a book of golf anecdotes called "The Snake In The Sandtrap"?
Lee Trevino

Which NFL stadium would you find at 4201 N. Dale Mabry Highway?
Raymond James Stadium

For whom was Ronald and Nancy Reagan's Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Rex, named?
Usher Rex Scouten

In 1933, explorer László Almásy wrote "Unknown Sahara" that included a chapter on the Cave of Swimmers, which he discovered. In what 1992 work of fiction is the Cave of Swimmers mentioned?
The English Patient
The cave of swimmers is referring to ancient cave pantings cave paintings.

What is the capital of the Caribbean island that flies a "snake flag" that features four of its native fer-de-lance vipers?

What is the source of stem cells that have been used to treat leukemia and lymphoma since the 1970s?
Adult Bone Marrow

Tom Wolfe novel was made into a movie that was released in 1983. What is the name of the actor who was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in that movie as the first pilot to travel faster than sound?
Sam Shepard
The first man to fly faster than the speed of sound was Chuck Yeagar, pilot for the test aircraft the bell x-1.

Rising 2815 feet out of the surrounding plain and boasting a ridge of more than 5 miles, this monolith is composed mostly of gray sandstone, and is the world's greatest rock. In what country will you find it?

What group of elements is comprised of relatively soft, silvery-white metals that tarnish when exposed to air, forming their oxides, that are very reactive, that have high boiling and melting points, that increase in hardness as the atomic number increases, and are located left to right across the Period Table by increasing atomic numbers?

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