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What does the Latin word equinox translate to in English?

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Answer: "Equal night"
Equinox translates into English as "equal night", which alludes to the fact that day and night hours are virtually the same length during these occasions.

Easy

What can usually be seen on top of a wrapped Christmas present?

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Answer: A bow
Christmas gifts are traditionally knotted with a bow.

Easy

In which year did Spanish tennis legend Rafael Nadal win his 15th grand slam title?

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Answer: 2017
Rafael Nadal's 2017 French Open Championship title was his 15th Grand Slam title in his career.

Hard

Which American golfer was nicknamed "The Joplin Ghost"?

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Answer: Horton Smith
Former American golf player, Smith was also known as "The Joplin Ghost". He had a very impressive career, winning the 1934 and the 1936 Maters Tournament. He passed away in 1963.

Easy

What drink do the prisoners enjoy atop the prison's roof in the movie "The Shawshank Redemption"?

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Answer: Beer
The prisoners drank a Stroh beer atop the prison roof.

Hard

Which NBA player made a cameo appearance in the 2016 comedy movie "Office Christmas Party"?

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Answer: Jimmy Butler
Jimmy Butler made a cameo appearance, as himself, in this highly-entertaining film about an out-of-control corporate Christmas party.

Easy

John the Baptist met his untimely death at the hands of which Roman official?

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Answer: Herod Antipas
At the behest of Herodias and her daughter, Herod Antipas ordered the death of John the Baptist.

Medium

The classic Atari 2600 game controller has how many buttons?

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Answer: 1
The original Atari home-console controller had only one bright-red button, complemented by a large black joystick.

Easy

According to legend which was the favorite flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love?

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Answer: Red Roses
As you could have probably guessed, Venus had an affinity for red roses.

VeryHard

The Nordstrom family formerly owned which NBA team?

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Answer: Seattle Seahawks
The Nordstrom family of Nordstrom department stores owned the Seahawks from 1974 to 1988.

Medium

As of 2019, the late Whitney Houston holds the record for most consecutive singles to reach number-one on the Billboard Hot 100, which occurred during the height of her fame in the 1980's. How many consecutive number-one singles did she have during that time?

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Answer: Whitney Houston
Starting in 1985 with "Saving All My Love For You" and ending in 1988 with "Where Do Broken Hearts Go", the late Whitney Houston (1963 - 2012) had seven consecutive number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100.

Easy

What is a positive integer that is equal to the sum of its proper positive divisors (excluding the number itself) called?

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Answer: A perfect number.
You might also think of a perfect number as a number that is half the sum of all of its positive divisors, including itself! This definition is at least 2300 years old as it appears in Euclid's "Elements".

Easy

Where did Andy dump the chippings from the tunnel in the wall in the movie "The Shawshank Redemption"?

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Answer: The exercise yard
Andy over the course of years dumped the chippings of the wall in the exercise yard.

Hard

Visiting which fast-food joint has become a Christmas tradition in Japan?

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Answer: Kentucky Fried Chicken
Kentucky Fried Chicken is so popular in Japan during Christmastime that wiser customers actually order their holiday meals in advance to avoid spending hours standing in line.

VeryHard

How long did it take for development of the film "The Shawshank Redemption" to begin after the rights had been purchased by Frank Darabont?

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Answer: 5 years
It took Frank Darabont, the director, five good years to start developing the movie after he had purchased the rights from Stephen King.

Hard

In what year was the McDonald's Happy Meal created?

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Answer: 1977
The Happy Meal, designed specifically for children, was originally fielded in 1977 and ultimately released nationwide in 1979.

Medium

What is the largest democratic country in the world?

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Answer: India
India is considered the largest democracy in the world in terms of population. The country has over a billion people. It's noteworthy that China is more populous than India. However, China doesn't practice complete democracy.



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