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In which country is May Day the only holiday workers are obliged to be given the day off yet still be paid for it?

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Answer: France
Under French law, work stops, yet workers are still paid, on May Day.

Medium

Which music legend was sentenced to six years in prison in 1988?

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Answer: James Brown
James Brown received a six-year sentence in May of 1988 for a number of charges, most notable perhaps being leading police on a car case through two states, though he only spent two years in prison for the charges.

Easy

Which former NBA player had a starring role in the 1980 comedy movie "Airplane!"?

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Answer: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's extensive acting résumé also features him battling Bruce Lee in "Game of Death", an incomplete 1972 action film.

Hard

In Andy's cell in the movie "The Shawshank Redemption", one of the following was not pinned up on his wall. Which one is it?

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Answer: Jayne Mansfield
Jayne Mansfield. All the rest (Marilyn Monroe, Rita Hayworth and Raquel Welch) featured on the walls of Andy's cell.

Medium

Which astronomical celestial event generally occurs on the same date as the International Day of Happiness?

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Answer: March Equinox
Though there are variations, the March equinox generally occurs on 20 March, with International Happiness Day adopting this date due to that event.

VeryHard

Why did US President Theodore Roosevelt ban Christmas trees in the White House in 1901?

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Answer: He was an environmentalist
He banned the trees during his first year in office due to him being "a devoted environmentalist."

VeryHard

A bell was removed from St.Patrick's tomb, 60 years after he died. What is this bell called?

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Answer: The Bell of Testament
A bell together with other items (relics) was retrieved from St. Patrick's tomb by Colum Cille. The bell was described as the Bell of Testament.

Medium

In the Nativity story, what's the name of the angel who told Mary she would give birth to Jesus?

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Answer: Gabriel
The name of the angle who told the Virgin Mary she was going to give birth is Gabriel.



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