Friday, December 7, 2012

Trivia - A Google a Day LXIV

What is it called when a solid becomes a gas without first passing through the liquid phase of matter?

The name of the capital of what country likely comes from the name of the son of Ptolemy, who rebuilt the city in the 3rd century B.C.?

Which of the Beatles' album covers was designed and created by the band's longtime friend, Klaus Voormann?

Greg Maddux won four consecutive Cy Young Awards in the 1990's playing for the Atlanta Braves and which other team?
Chicago Cubs

Whom did George Lucas pick for the role of Indiana Jones, though a TV contract forced the actor to bow out?
Tom Selleck

What popular science author wrote a bestselling book in 1980 with thirteen illustrated chapters that later became thirteen episodes of a popular TV show about the cosmic world?
Carl Sagan

Who is the president of the entire star system according to Douglas Adams' 1979 novel?
Zaphod Beeblebrox

What appears over the body of each dead sailor and animates the bodies on the mariner's ship described in Coleridge's addition to "Lyrical Ballads"?

Which former NHL player and now head coach shares his name with an Eisner Award-winning graphic novelist?
Joe Sacco

When J.K. Rowling vetoed Chris Columbus' non-British pick for the lead in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone", what movie did the young actor then star in?
Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events

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