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Q: When and where did the first zoo open in the U.S.?
A:
Philadelphia in 1874.

Q:
What is the plastic thing on the end of shoe laces?
A:
Aglet

Q:
Where did the term "shyster" originate?
A:
From Mr. Scheuster and American Criminal Lawyer from the 1840's.

Q:
What U.S. city is known as the Pittsburgh of south?
A:
Birmingham, Alabama

Q:
How much money did Benedict Arnold receive to be a traitor?
A:
6,315 pounds

Q:
Who founded Detroit?
A:
Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac

Q:
Who's real name is Frederick Austerlitz?
A:
Fred Astaire

Q:
What is Charlie Brown's father's profession?
A:
Barber

Q:
What actor played the most leading roles?
A:
John Wayne, 142

Q:
How many muscles does it take to Smile?
A:
17

Q:
Who was the first Hollywood star to place his or her footprints at Grauman's Chinese Theatre?
A: Actress Norma Talmadge started the tradition when she accidentally stumbled onto a freshly laid cement sidewalk in front of the theater in 1927.

Q: What does auld lang syne mean?
A: In Scottish it means literally "old long ago."

Q: What does the ZIP in ZIP code stand for?
A: The code was named for the national Zoning Improvement Plan.

Q: Who was the first black U.S. Senator?
A: Hiram Revels of Mississippi became the first black senator on February 25, 1870. He completed the term begun by Jefferson Davis, who had resigned to become the president of the Confederacy.

Q: What does the word Mafia mean? What does the word Cosa Nostra mean?
A: In Italian, Mafia means "beauty, excellence, bravery", Cosa Nostra means "Our Thing".

Q: What is the largest U.S. City in Area?
A: Juneau, Alaska, which covers 3,108 square miles.

Q: Who was the Baby Ruth candy bar named for?
A: President Grover Cleveland's daughter Ruth Cleveland.

Q: What does M&M stand for?
A: Mars and Merrie. Named for Victor Mars and Mr. Merrie who developed the candy in 1941.

Q: Was there really a Typhoid Mary?
A: Yes, her name was Mary Mallon. She was an institutional and household cook who spread the disease from house to house in the NYC area.

Q: How long did the Hundred Years' War last?
A: 116 years

Q: How many Islands make up the Hawaiian Islands?
A: 132

Q: Where did Chubby Checker get his name?
A: His Real name being Ernest Evans he chose it in homage to Fats Domino.

Q: How did Maxwell House coffee get to be the "good to the last drop"?
A: President Theodore Roosevelt who said them while visiting Andrew Jackson's home. When offered another cup of coffee he is quoted as saying "Will I have another? Delighted! It's good to the last drop. ~ ~ And yes there actually was a Maxwell House where the coffee was first served.

Q: Where in the bible does it say that cleanliness is next to godliness?
A: Nowhere, John Wesley the founder of Methodism said it.

Q: When was the first Social Security number isssued?
A: 1936


Updated: January 8, 2009
  
   
  
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