Thursday, September 20, 2012

Trivia - A Google a Day XII

What was the nickname of the Hall of Fame running back who played for the Bears for 13 seasons?
Sweetness

In 1985, who was memorialized in record books as the youngest player ever to win at Wimbledon?
Boris Becker

What famous sculpture, discovered by a peasant on April 8, 1820, is named for the Aegean island of Milos on which it was found?
Venus De Milo

What is the capital of the nation that flies a flag comprised of a white band, to symbolize a truce, at the hoist that is separated from a red area on the right by five triangles that serve as a serrated line and represent the five pillars of Islam?
Manama

The highest commercially navigable lake in the world is shared between what two countries?
Bolivia & Peru

What biological agent, which is sometimes depicted with a diamond-head tip, gets its name from the Latin for "poison"?
Virus

What is the portmanteau for the chemical reaction that is the opposite of the reaction in which a material's atoms take on electrons?
Redox

In Claude Monet's painting "Poppies Near V├ętheuil" (ca. 1880), what is the tall structure in the background?
Notre Dame de Vetheuil

Only one man was twice honored with the "Thanks of Congress" during the Civil War. To what rank was this individual promoted after the war?
Lieutenant General

When is the phenomenon that occurred on both Samuel Langhorne Clemens's birth and at his death next calculated to arrive?
2061

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