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#186881
Dec 3, 2012
 
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03) On this date in 1910, the neon lamp was displayed for the first time at the Paris Motor Show. The lamp was developed by French physicist (Personality, s’il vous plait).
A) Georges Claude
B) Tom Fears
C) Barry Sanders
03) On this date in 1910, the neon lamp was displayed for the first time at the Paris Motor Show. The lamp was developed by French physicist Georges Claude.
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#186882
Dec 3, 2012
 
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<quoted text>Do we call him Sam the Bald Eagle?
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<quoted text>Would that be the OSTRICH?
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<quoted text>And, like other parrots, it can be taught to 'talk'.
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Are we looking at penguins?
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<quoted text>Does he say 'kiwi'?
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Dec 3, 2012
 
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04) On this date in 1917, the (Location, s’il vous plait) Bridge opened for traffic after almost 20 years of planning and construction. The bridge suffered partial collapses in 1907 (August 29) and 1916 (September 11).
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04) On this date in 1917, the Quebec Bridge opened for traffic after almost 20 years of planning and construction. The bridge suffered partial collapses in 1907 (August 29) and 1916 (September 11).

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Dec 3, 2012
 
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05) On this date in 1950,(Personality, please)(Los Angeles Rams) caught an NFL-record 18 passes against the Green Bay Packers. A record that would remain unbroken until 2000.
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A) Georges Claude
B) Tom Fears
C) Barry Sanders
05) On this date in 1950, Tom Fears (Los Angeles Rams) caught an NFL-record 18 passes against the Green Bay Packers. A record that would remain unbroken until 2000.

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Dec 3, 2012
 
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06) On this date in 1967, in (Community, please), a team of surgeons headed by Dr. Christian Barnard, performed the first human heart transplant on Louis Washkansky. Washkansky only lived 18 days.
A) Ottawa, Canada
B) Cape Town, South Africa
C) La Coruna, Spain
06) On this date in 1967, in Cape Town, South Africa, a team of surgeons headed by Dr. Christian Barnard, performed the first human heart transplant on Louis Washkansky. Washkansky only lived 18 days.

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Dec 3, 2012
 
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07) On this date in 1967, the famed luxury train, "20th Century Limited," completed its final run from (Community, please), to Chicago, Illinois.
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07) On this date in 1967, the famed luxury train, "20th Century Limited," completed its final run from New York City, New York, to Chicago, Illinois.
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#186887
Dec 3, 2012
 
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<quoted text>Are we visiting India?
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<quoted text>Did the Rhesus monkeys shine?
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<quoted text>Is that Proboscus monkey?
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Is Curious George still curious?
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Dec 3, 2012
 
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08) On this date in 1968, the rules committee of (Sports Organization, please) announced that in 1969 the pitcher's mound would be lowered from 15 to 10 inches. This was done in order to "get more batting action".
08) On this date in 1968, the rules committee of Major League Baseball (MLB) announced that in 1969 the pitcher's mound would be lowered from 15 to 10 inches. This was done in order to "get more batting action".

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Dec 3, 2012
 
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09) On this date in 1973, Pioneer 10 sent back the first close-up images of (Celestial Body, please). The first outer-planetary probe had been launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on March 2, 1972.
A) Jupiter
B) Mars
09) On this date in 1973, Pioneer 10 sent back the first close-up images of Jupiter. The first outer-planetary probe had been launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on March 2, 1972.

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Dec 3, 2012
 
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10) On this date in 1988,(Personality, please) of Oklahoma State University won the Heisman Trophy.
A) Georges Claude
B) Tom Fears
C) Barry Sanders
10) On this date in 1988, Barry Sanders of Oklahoma State University won the Heisman Trophy.

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Dec 3, 2012
 
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11) On this date in 1992, the Greek tanker "Aegean Sea" ran aground at (Community, por favor), and spilled 21.5 million gallons of crude oil.
A) Ottawa, Canada
B) Cape Town, South Africa
C) La Coruna, Spain
11) On this date in 1992, the Greek tanker "Aegean Sea" ran aground at La Coruna, Spain, and spilled 21.5 million gallons of crude oil.

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Dec 3, 2012
 
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12) On this date in 1997, in (Community, please), more than 120 countries were represented to sign a treaty prohibiting the use and production of anti-personnel land mines. The United States, China and Russia did not sign the treaty.
A) Ottawa, Canada
B) Cape Town, South Africa
C) La Coruna, Spain
12) On this date in 1997, in Ottawa, Canada, more than 120 countries were represented to sign a treaty prohibiting the use and production of anti-personnel land mines. The United States, China and Russia did not sign the treaty.

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Dec 3, 2012
 
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13) On this date in 1999, Tori Murden became the first woman to row across the (Body of Water, please) alone. It took her 81 days to reach the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe from the Canary Islands.
13) On this date in 1999, Tori Murden became the first woman to row across the Atlantic Ocean alone. It took her 81 days to reach the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe from the Canary Islands.
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#186894
Dec 3, 2012
 
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<quoted text>Are we playin' a serious game of LIFE?
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<quoted text>Shall I pluck a ROSE?
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<quoted text>Am I gazing at the MOON?
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Is he aboard a fine SHIP?
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Dec 3, 2012
 
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14) On this date in 1999, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) lost radio contact with the (Celestial Body, please) Polar Lander as it entered planetary atmosphere. The spacecraft was unmanned.
A) Jupiter
B) Mars
14) On this date in 1999, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) lost radio contact with the Mars Polar Lander as it entered Mars' atmosphere. The spacecraft was unmanned.

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#186896
Dec 3, 2012
 
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I) He was a major general during the American Civil War and the Democratic Party candidate for President in 1864. He organized the famous Army of the Potomac and served briefly (November 1861 to March 1862) as the general-in-chief of the Union Army. Early in the war,(Personality, please)(03 December, 1826 – 29 October, 1885) played an important role in raising a well-trained and organized army for the Union. Although meticulous in his planning and preparations, these characteristics may have hampered his ability to challenge aggressive opponents in a fast-moving battlefield environment.
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Dec 3, 2012
 
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II) This Polish author wrote in English, after settling in England. Films have been adapted from or inspired by (Personality, please)(03 December 1857 – 03 August 1924)'s “Almayer's Folly”,“An Outcast of the Islands”,“Heart of Darkness”,“Lord Jim”,“The Secret Agent”,“The Shadow Line”, and “The Rover”, among others.
Joseph Conrad [Jozef Teodor Konrad]
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#186898
Dec 3, 2012
 
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Are we looking at Brucie, from "Jaws"?
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Had we been reading "Mutiny on the BOUNTY"?
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Are we shaking hands with F. Scott Fitzgerald?
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<quoted text>Do we call him the Cheshire Cat?
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Dec 3, 2012
 
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III) An early American country music singer who was equally adept at the genres of traditional honky honk, ballads, spoken recitations, and rockabilly pop tunes,(Personality, please)(03 December, 1925 – 17 March, 2011) had two dozen Top 20 hits in the Billboard country charts between 1953 and 1975; his versatility and matinee-idol looks propelling a seven-decade entertainment career. 1950s and 60s hits included "Gone" and "Wings of a Dove", each reaching No. 1 on the country charts. He also created a comic outspoken hayseed character, Simon Crum; and recorded under the stage name Terry Preston from 1948 to 1953. In 2010, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
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#186900
Dec 3, 2012
 
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Is that Nebraska?
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<quoted text>Z'at Jim Thorpe?
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