Sunday, September 9, 2012

Trivia - A Google a Day I

This is just a log to keep track of random trivia from the game a google a day.

What is the name of the crank that attaches to the side of a Victrola?
A Winding Key
A victrola is a product of the victor talking machine company which produced phonographs, and phonograph records.

What city would you visit to tour the only royal palace found in the United States?
In Honolulu the Iolani royal palace was used as the official residence for  the reigning monarch of Hawaii.

What disease is caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae?
Cholera is an infection of the small intestine that causes watery diarrhea and vomiting. 

Which former world heavyweight champion won the first 40 fights of his professional career losing the 41st to Muhammad Ali?
George Foreman
George Foreman also was the spokesperson for his foreman grill.

Who is the only player to have scored three goals in the final of the World Cup?
Geoff Hurst

What bay separates East Egg from West Egg in F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel "The Great Gatsby"?
Manhasset Bay
The west egg and east egg areas of the city were inspired by long island.

Although its name is a misnomer and probably a British corruption of the original Spanish name "Las Chorreras", what Caribbean town is likely the place where Christopher Columbus first set foot in the New World?
Ocho Rios

What band sang the song with the lyrics that served as the inspiration for the name of the company that produced the show in which Mercedes McNab played the part of Harmony Kendall?

What name does the protagonist give himself when his desires for inappropriate relations overtake him in Nabokov's 1955 novel?
Humbert the Hoarse
The novel is Lolita.

In 1917 during WWI, with whom did John Dos Passos enlist in the Norton-Harjes Ambulance Corps?
E. E. Cummings

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