Talk About The Body

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QUESTION: What is the scientific term for a mass of partially digested food?


A LITTLE MORE: (KIME) Chyme is the pulpy mass of partially digested food that passes from the stomach to the intestine.

Scary Stuff

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QUESTION: Which of the following would you find at the center of a Ferrero Rocher?

ANSWER: Renfield

A LITTLE MORE: R. M. Renfield is a fictional character who appears in Bram Stoker’s 1897 Gothic horror novel Dracula. He is Count Dracula’s deranged, fanatically devoted servant and familiar, helping him in his plan to turn Mina Harker into a vampire in return for a continuous supply of insects to consume and the promise of immortality. Throughout the novel, he resides in an asylum, where he is treated by Dr. John Seward.

Talk About The Body

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QUESTION: What telling feature do you have if you are polydactyl?

ANSWER: Additional Fingers Or Toes

A LITTLE MORE: If you are polydactyl, the telling feature is that you have more than the usual number of fingers or toes. The cause of polydactyly is often genetic.

Biblically Speaking

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QUESTION: How many animals of each sex did Moses take on the ark?


A LITTLE MORE: Moses did not take any animals on the ark. The story of the ark is associated with the biblical figure Noah, who is said to have built the ark and taken pairs of animals, male and female, to save them from a worldwide flood as described in the Book of Genesis in the Bible.

Presidential History

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QUESTION: Which of these U.S. Presidents was not a ‘Junior,’ named exactly like his father?

ANSWER: George W. Bush

A LITTLE MORE: Because George Herbert Walker Bush named his son George Walker Bush, and therefore his son was not a “Junior.” The U.S. Presidents who were juniors, having the same name as their fathers, are: John Adams – John Adams, Jr., James Madison – James Madison, Jr., John Tyler – John Tyler, Jr., James Buchanan – James Buchanan, Jr., William McKinley – William McKinley, Jr., Theodore Roosevelt – Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., Calvin Coolidge – John, Calvin Coolidge, Jr., Gerald Ford – Leslie Lynch King, Jr., Jimmy Carter – James Earl Carter, Jr.

Horsin’ Around

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QUESTION: Which fictional character was known to ride a horse named Shadowfax?

ANSWER: Gandalf

A LITTLE MORE: Gandalf calls this horse Shadowfax and says that he is “the lord of all horses.” He also says that the horse has been his friend “through many dangers.” This is Shadowfax’s introduction, but it is not the first time Gandalf rode the horse.

For Your Feet

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QUESTION: What is the name of the custom shoe charms that can be used to accessorize a pair of Crocs?

ANSWER: Jibbitz

A LITTLE MORE: Jibbitz are shoe charms you can easily add to Crocs shoes to accessorize and create a truly unique look.

Music History

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QUESTION: Who was the first rock act to perform on all seven continents?

ANSWER: Metallica

A LITTLE MORE: In 2013, American heavy metal band Metallica staged a “Freeze ‘Em All” show in Antarctica, making them the first musical act to play in all seven continents.

Do The Math

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QUESTION: If you subtract the number of ‘furlongs’ in a mile from the number of pounds in a ‘stone’, what is the result?


A LITTLE MORE: There are about 8 furlongs in a mile, and there 14 pounds in a stone.

Food For Thought

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QUESTION: Which apple variety is often used in making cider due to its high tannin content?

ANSWER: Kingston Black

A LITTLE MORE: Bittersharps have high tannin and high acid; examples include Kingston Black, Porter’s Perfection, and Foxwhelp. Bittersweets have high tannin and low acid, and include Yarlington Mill, Nehou, and Muscat de Bernay.

Government Officials

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QUESTION: How many members presently make up the United States’ Joint Chiefs of Staff in the U.S. Department of Defense?


A LITTLE MORE: Eight people (chairman, vice chairman, chiefs of the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Space Force, and National Guard)

Element-ary School

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QUESTION: What word is spelled by combining the element abbreviations of: Thorium, Iodine, Carbon, Potassium?

ANSWER: Thick (Th.I.C.K.)

A LITTLE MORE: Thorium is TH, Iodine is I, Carbon is C, Potassium is K.

Into The Wild

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QUESTION: How many digits do pandas have on each hand?


A LITTLE MORE: A panda’s paw has six digits – five fingers and an opposable pseudo-thumb (actually an enlarged wrist bone) it uses merely to hold bamboo while eating.


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QUESTION: On a Yin-Yang symbol, are the white parts represented by Yin, or Yang?


A LITTLE MORE: Yang is conceived of as heaven, maleness, light, activity, and penetration. Yin is a symbol of earth, femaleness, darkness, passivity, and absorption.

Retro Music

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QUESTION: What was Roger Miller’s first pop hit back in 1964?


A LITTLE MORE: Roger Miller’s first pop hit was the song “Dang Me.” It was released in 1964 and became a major success, reaching number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

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