Monday, October 8, 2012

Trivia - A Google a Day XXV

What is the largest city and capital of the state that is home to the Grout Museum?
Des Moines

What team's slugger was voted MVP at the 2011 All-Star game?
Milwaukee Brewers

What was the source of the paper that was tossed out windows during New York City parades for dignitaries during the first half of the 1900s?
Ticker Tape Machines

Near what famous mountain is the village that was the site of the first Winter Olympics?
Mount Blanc

What do scientists and archaeologists believe likely caused the destruction of the Minoan civilization and the rise of the mainland Greek Mycenaeans?

What is the wire inside of a traditional light bulb called? It sits on supports and was refined in 1910.
Coiled Tungsten Filament

What was the surname of the father-son NFL players, the elder of which played in the first game in the Pontiac Silverdome, while the son played in the last NFL game in that venue?

Though it was thought of only as an object for amusement, it is considered the world's first working steam engine. Who invented it?
Hero of Alexandria
Invented the Aeolipile

The daughter of Abraham Lincoln's nominee for the post of minister to Spain invited her fiance to Lincoln's second inauguration. Who was her fiance?
John Wilkes Booth

What is the name of the Black Hills region along Sylvan Lake Road where you'll find fantastically eroded granite pillars, spires and towers that are popular with rock climbers and sightseers?
The Needles

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