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QUESTION: While unidentified flying objects are called UFOs, the acronym UAP is used when describing unexplainable sights. UAP stands for what?

ANSWER: Unidentified Aerial Phenomena

A LITTLE MORE: UFOs: Unidentified flying objects, commonly mistaken as alien spacecraft. UAPs: Unidentified aerial phenomena, used to describe unexplainable sights

Movie Characters

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QUESTION: ‘Succession’ star Brian Cox was the first actor to play which iconic horror movie villain?

ANSWER: Hannibal Lecter

A LITTLE MORE: Manhunter is a 1986 American thriller film directed and written by Michael Mann. Based on the 1981 novel Red Dragon by Thomas Harris, it stars William Petersen as FBI profiler Will Graham. Also featured are Tom Noonan as serial killer Francis Dollarhyde, Dennis Farina as Graham’s FBI superior Jack Crawford, and Brian Cox as incarcerated killer Hannibal Lecktor. The film focuses on Graham coming out of retirement to lend his talents to an investigation on Dollarhyde, a killer known as the Tooth Fairy. In doing so, he must confront the demons of his past and meet with Lecktor, who nearly killed Graham.

World Geography

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QUESTION: Which of the following is NOT officially considered to be an island?

ANSWER: Australia

A LITTLE MORE: Australia sits on its own tectonic plate, which essentially declassifies it from being an island. Also, According to Britannica, an island is a mass of land that is both “entirely surrounded by water” and also “smaller than a continent.” By that definition, Australia can’t be an island because it’s already a continent.

Odd News

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QUESTION: Which member of the “Our Gang/Little Rascals” cast was shot to death in a dispute at age 31?

ANSWER: Alfalfa

A LITTLE MORE: On January 21, 1959, Carl Dean Switzer, the actor who played Alfalfa in the “Our Gang” comedy film series, was shot to death at age 31. The incident occurred during a fight, allegedly about money, in a Mission Hills, California, home.

Famous Folks

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QUESTION: Which comedian coined the pejorative term: “Karen”?

ANSWER: Dane Cook

A LITTLE MORE: His 2005 comedy album contains a riff called “The Friend Nobody Likes”: “There is one person in a group of friends that nobody likes,” Mr. Cook says, using an expletive to emphasize how much they are, in fact, disliked. “They basically keep them there to hate their guts. When that person is not around the rest of your little base camp, your hobby is cutting that person down.” As an “example” of this person, he describes a woman named Karen.

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