Thursday, October 25, 2012

Trivia - A Google a Day XXXVI

What island kingdom, a British protectorate until 1971, is located off the coasts of Saudi Arabia and Qatar?

What did Southern political leaders in Washington, D.C. threaten if Abraham Lincoln were elected president in 1860?

What World Series-bound team had players dubbed "The Nasty Boys"?
Cincinnati Reds

Who tried to assassinate the man who would eventually become the driving force behind the Alaska Purchase?
Lewis Powell

The actor who played Sean Parker in "Social Network" rose to fame as the lead singer of a band that was formed in Orlando and launched where?

The confluence of the largest tributary and the largest river in the U.S. occurs just south of what city?
Cairo, Illinois

What form of torture do the aliens who blow up Earth use on their victims in the first book of Douglas Adams' six volume series?
Reading Poetry

A professional tennis player set a record in by serving up 1477 aces during the 1996 season. What is the capital of the country where he was born?
The holder of the record is Goran Ivanisevic who was born in croatia.

Which one of the Beach Boys became involved in Transcendental Meditation, one of the first pop musicians to do so?
Mike Love

On what body of water did Ernest McSorley lose the "Mighty Fitz"?
Lake Superior

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