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The practice of disguisers carrying the Jack-O'-lantern during Halloween originated from which Irish myth?

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Answer: Stingy Jack
Jack-O'-lantern originated from an Irish myth of "Stingy Jack". Legend has it that "Stingy Jack" was the nickname of a man who after his death, was denied entrance to neither Heaven nor Hell. Jack was driven into the gloomy night. In order to brighten up his way, Jack was given a lump of burning coal, which he placed into a carved turnip.

Hard

Nintendo began as a company selling which products?

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Answer: Playing cards
Founded in 1889, Nintendo originally produced traditonal-Japanase playing cards called Hanafuda.

Medium

Which famous American pop singer was actually born in the State of Hawaii?

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Answer: Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars is not a product of North America but was actually born in Honolulu, the capitol of Hawaii, to a Puerto Rican / Jewish father and a Filipino / Spanish mother.

Medium

How many Jews did the real-life Oskar Schindler save during the Holocaust?

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Answer: 1,200
Oskar Schindler saved 1,000 Jewish people by employing them in his factory and bribing Nazi officials.

VeryHard

In 1948, which NBA basketball team did the Harlem Globetrotters defeat which eventually helped break the NBA's color barrier?

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Answer: Minneapolis Lakers
The reason the Harlem Globetrotters are said to have become a comedy act is because they were so dominant in basketball, being on a 102-game winning streak when matching up against the Minneapolis Lakers in 1948, that they eventually started goofing off just for fun. The Globetrotters' two-point victory helped in solidifying the fact that African-Americans, who were not allowed in the NBA at the time, were viable professional basketball athletes.

Easy

What is the venue where tradition says the birth of Jesus took place?

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Answer: Manger
Jesus is said to have been born in a manger.

Easy

What is the name of the popular wizarding-shopping area located in London?

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Answer: Diagon Alley
The Diagon Alley shopping area is hidden behind the Leaky Cauldron pub in London.

Medium

How did Moses first encounter the Lord?

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Answer: Burning bush
God manifests Himself before Moses in the form of a burning bush.



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