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What type of telephone was first introduced in 1919?

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Dial Telephone. The introduction of the dial telephone caused telephone operators to go on strike, fearing for their jobs.

During World War II, men in the Air Corps who did not fly bore which nickname?

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Kiwi. Kiwi was used as a slang expression because the kiwi does not fly.

Who makes federal laws in the United States?

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Congress. The United States Congress meets in Washington, D.C. in two houses of the Capitol.

Indira Gandhi was Prime Minister of which country?

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India. Indira Gandhi was Prime Minister of India for fifteen years.

What did Medieval Knights place on their sword handles to give them a more secure grip?

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Sharkskin. Traditionally, sharkskin is made from a combination of mohair, wool and silk.

Whose Algonquin-language Indian name meant "Panther in the Sky"?

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Tecumseh. On the night Shawnee Indian Tecumseh was born, a meteor was seen streaking across the sky.

Which Italian leader won the election for prime minister in 1996?

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Romano Prodi. Romano Prodi later became President of the European Commission.

What is the upper house of the German Parliament called?

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Bundesrat. In German, the prefix "bundes" means federal.

What is the English translation of the name "Puerto Rico"?

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Rich Port. The U.S. dollar is the currency in Puerto Rico.

Which animal is pictured on the Canadian $2 coin?

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Polar Bear. Polar Bears only live in five countries: Canada, Norway, Greenland, Russia and the United States.

The Light Brigade made their famous charge during which war?

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The Crimean War. The Crimean War was between England and Russia.

The country now known as Belgium was once known as what?

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Spanish Netherlands. Belgium was once controlled by Spain.

Which U.S. President was alleged to have had extra-marital sex in the White House broom closet?

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Warren G. Harding. The details of Harding's alleged affair with Nan Britton were revealed in her banned autobiography titled "The President's Daughter".

Which one of these South American countries had a fascist movement in the 1930's?

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Brazil. The Brazilian Integralities, founded by Plinio Salgado in 1932, were outlawed by dictator Getulio Vargas in 1937.

What was the Aztec god of rain?

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Tlaloc. Tlaloc was a god of rain and fertility in Aztec religion.

What liquid substance, invented in 1926, is added to a car's cooling system?

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Antifreeze. Invented in 1926, antifreeze allowed people to use automobiles all year round by preventing water in the cooling system from freezing.

Which U.S. President won a Pulitzer Prize?

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John F. Kennedy. There are seven categories for the Pulitzer Prize.

What was the name of the first turbine driven battleship?

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H.M.S. Dreadnought. The H.M.S. Dreadnought was an 18,000 ton ship launched on February 10, 1906.

What was the main intent of the Dutch colonial effort?

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Making Money. The early Dutch colonies were along the Hudson River in what is now New York.

What was the name of the world's first computer?

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ENIAC. ENIAC was the size of a full room and could only do addition.

 

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