The site of St. Patrick’s Cathedral was originally a college back in 1810 but became a chapel by 1840. Construction of the current cathedral began in the 1850s and was opened to the public in 1879. Today it’s one of the most famous churches in the U.S., surrounded by skyscrapers. The hand-operated or manual vacuum cleaner was invented in the 1850s. Many models had to be operated by two persons. Kidman may be one of the best role models in Hollywood for judicious use of sunscreen. Elizabeth Berkley in a role 180 degrees from the character Jessie. 1997 and produced two sequels – “Men in Black II,” which was released in 2002, and “Men in Black III,” which was released in 2012. It also spawned an animated series in 2001 and a spin-off film, “Men in Black: International,” in 2019. Can you tell us which one it is? If you can’t get enough of everything this streaming giant has to offer, we challenge you to prove it with this quiz. Stranger Things” became a Netflix phenomenon when it first started streaming in 2016. It has since aired two additional seasons and has a fourth (and final) season currently in the works. “Vicious words, deadly pranks and pretty little suicide notes. They can turn a drama into an Oscar-winning phenomenon. Numerous psychics have studied the house and declared the property haunted by the victims of the murder, and strange phenomenon like falling lamps, flying objects and mysterious voices are supposedly common. Price reported many of the same things past residents had — strange sounds, ghost sightings, objects moving from one place to another — and his reports only added to the Borley legend. This is not necessarily true; only objects that fall within the event horizon go into the black hole. Any object that enters the edge or event horizon of the black hole falls into it. Back then, you would have plucked an apple from a tree and thrown it at the object of your matrimonial affection. An object that gets within the distortion of space caused by a large mass (like a gravity well) gets attracted to that mass. An anti-hydrogen atom consists of an anti-proton, which has the same mass as a proton, but is negatively charged, and a positron, which has the same mass as an electron, but is positively charged. If the Sun were to instantly become a black hole, many people think that it would suck the Earth into it (Although the Sun does not have enough mass to become a black hole). Another reason for not seeing large insects is that their long thin legs would not support large bodies in normal Earth gravity. The correct lyrics are: “I find myself alone when each day is through.” The lyrics are from the song “I Walk the Line,” which became one of Johnny’s biggest hits of his career. Yet, as with every type of organization or undertaking, there are plenty of times when things take a wrong turn. While their venom isn’t anything special, the fact that the bees are so aggressive and attack in forces that can exceed 100,000 means that they can easily take down any human unlucky enough to stumble near its nest. It’s hard to know exactly what draws a scientist to study a certain subject as they seek out an opportunity to revolutionize human thought. No great scientist ever rose to prominence without a strong underlying desire to seek out that which is not yet known. Tiny hairs on the ants’ antennae have thousands of cells that allow them to seek out the really smelly stuff. This country – the second-largest in the world – has tens of thousands of miles of shoreline to defend. One of the most dangerous caterpillars in the world, simply coming into contact with the giant silkworm moth caterpillar’s bristles is enough to send some people into kidney failure. Indeed, the state still bristles with cowboy culture – from the roar of oversized trucks on city highways to the men and women herding the over 10 million cattle that roam the state. Reliant Motor Company. Its eccentric design has allowed it to feature heavily in British pop culture. It’s pretty ramshackle these days and no one actually uses it, but it does pop up a few times over the course of the series as people stop by on their way to somewhere else. But maybe it’s also due largely to how one consumes it, or how one cooks it within specific dishes.
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Like dollhouses, model trains give us a chance to recreate our world in miniature, with layouts limited only by a family’s imagination, budget and available floor space. It is notable for being the largest butterfly in the world. Take our quiz to prove your state capital IQ! Have you ever seen the dragon that lives in Illinois? In these, Arthur is a legendary hero and visionary leader who took control of Britain during a troubled time. From his earliest days in the Night’s Watch, Samwell Tarly was clearly not cut out to be a sword wielding warrior, as he struggled to gain the respect of his peers. This is where Samwell Tarly spends some time training before heading back to the Wall. Leonardo da Vinci painted “The Last Supper” directly on a dry plaster wall in the dining room of the Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, Italy. Unfortunately for him, his idea to attempt to take over Moscow just as the harsh Russian winter was beginning didn’t end well for him or his troops, and the Soviets were able to send the Germans back across the border. When Ann Wilson decided to cross the border into Canada to follow her draft-dodging boyfriend, her Heart bandmates followed. Joshua prepared Israel to cross the Jordan River after spies returned from Jericho with a good report. Sam Houston led the Texas militia to victory against the Mexicans and General Santa Anna, who signed a Treaty recognizing Texas Independence to secure his release after he was captured. The verse, from Matthew 11:28, is, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. The book depicts the adventures of an 11-year-old orphan named Anne Shirley who was accidentally sent to middle-aged siblings who wanted a boy to help out on their farm. Belvoir Castle is pronounced “beaver,” and it is a relatively young castle compared to some; it is only a couple hundred years old. It’s on display at Windsor Castle in England. Barnum drew from every sort of popular entertainment of the time, including musicians and dancers, jugglers and ventriloquists, giants and little people, trained dogs, automatons, puppet theaters and even American Indians performing ceremonies. They’re usually mock-serious ceremonies involving cardboard crowns and lots of pictures. Some tabloids and gossip blogs are devoted to finding the pictures of what celebrities look like without makeup or the benefit of a flattering camera angle, but there are a few celebrities who never seem to appear on such sites. Some are malevolent, but most of the tales feature young women who died tragically. India is the second-most-populous nation, with about 1.36 billion meaning that, between them, they account for about a third of the entire world’s population of 7.7 billion people. You could take a seat at the world’s first baseball stadium and read the first daily newspaper ever issued! Pippi Longstocking is the main character of a series of books written by the Swedish author Astrid Lindgren. From the moment screaming fans greeted the Beatles at JFK International Airport on February 7, 1964, rock music has never been the same. Because of this, when its rock breaks, it won’t relax until it finds a new rock to replace the old one. All of this, of course, means that the Greek and Roman gods make for absolutely brilliant storytelling. This, however, never happened, leaving Hitler to postpone the invasion on September 17, 1940 for good. Winston Churchill became British Prime Minister on May 10, 1940. He was just the man that the United Kingdom needed for the task ahead.
September 10, 1991, was the lead single and opening track for the band’s second album, Nevermind. The cheerful “Yellow Submarine” song features Ringo singing the lead vocals. Finally, a publicity stunt or promotion designed to increase trade or tourism can lead to a city or town being renamed as part of a rebranding effort. In an effort to keep their colonies alive during flooding, the ants banded together to form a living structure intended to keep their queen and her eggs dry. On a related note, several 1950s films such as “Them” depict large insects like ants and spiders that are as large or larger than a man. Typically, sting victims only die if they are allergic. The National Kidney Foundation even asked victims to come forward, but no one ever did. Around 200 of those sting victims require hospitalization each year and often must undergo dialysis to filter the toxins from their blood. The most lethal scorpion in South America, the Brazilian yellow scorpion’s sting can cause cardio-respiratory failure in the elderly and children. Typical honeybees are not as dangerous or aggressive as the Africanized variety, but they are still capable of killing when attacking in large numbers. During the spring and fall, honeybees are most aggressive as they form swarms while establishing new hives. At 420 feet, the Spring Temple Buddha was the tallest statue in the world until 2018, when the Statue of Unity was erected in India. Located in Norfolk, England, the stately house is said to have a special guest stop by every spring. A man so destined for the White House his middle name is Jefferson (seriously), we here at Goliath think good old Bill would make for an endlessly entertaining dinner guest. Saint John the Baptist is shown as a child with Jesus in this painting called the “Panciatichi Holy Family” by Bronzino. More than 100 holy figures are buried at St. Peter’s, including 91 popes. The twenty-fifth chapter of Genesis describes the brothers as twins that “struggled together within” their mother Rebekah when she was pregnant. The book of Lamentations describes Jerusalem as, “How deserted lies the city, once so full of people! How like a widow is she, who once was great among the nations! She, who was queen among the provinces, has now become a slave.” After the city fell to Nebuchadnezzar, famine, pestilence, and other terrors set into the city. Why is Abraham one of the most significant people in the Bible? Jewish people can trace their lineage back to Issac, who is the son of Abraham and Sarah, while Arabs can trace their lineage to Ishmael, who is the son of Abraham and Hagar. The Three Wise Men who came to visit baby Jesus are shown in the “Adoration of the Magi” by Leonardo da Vinci. Instead, Brienne wanted to live the warrior’s life. Use the accompanying diagram as a guide (it’s three by three rather than eight by eight, but you get the idea). The writers at that time had no idea that the soap bubble metaphor would become part of today’s lexicon with the “internet bubble” and the “real estate bubble”. Many people refer to the general military as CAF — for Canadian Armed Forces. Hitler knew that air power was important if a major war was to be fought in Europe. In 2007, it was listed as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. A bat is capable of eating well over 1,000 mosquitoes per hour and between 6,000 and 8,000 in a single night. Mosquitoes are one of the worst nuisance insects in the world and are responsible for spreading diseases like malaria, West Nile and Zika virus. According to legend, however, Dean’s Porsche wasn’t finished spreading misery. They’re capable of spreading serious diseases, like salmonella. Working in the medical field, Rudolf Virchow was able to analyze and describe multiple diseases, including leukemia, which he named himself. The species is responsible for transmitting serious diseases, like the plague, typhus and cat-scratch fever, making them potential killers. The 1970s gave us Saturday Night Fever, lava lamps and suntan oil. Essential oil diffusers and candles will be a thing of the past if you grow lavender. For thus saith the Lord God of Israel, the barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail. Confiteor, which, in Latin, means “I confess” or “I acknowledge,” is a prayer said when confessing one’s sins to the Lord.
This is a prayer that was written by Billy Graham. Hail Joseph is a prayer recited to Saint Joseph, father of Jesus and husband of Mary. Saint Peter himself is believed to be buried beneath the site. Though it may be impossible to know what products they use or whether they’ve undergone plastic surgery, there are some celebrities that are just known for good skin, and we’ve got 10 of them on this list. Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania to a lesser extent, were hit hard by the cost of shipping their export products (primarily tobacco) to European markets, and they also suffered because of several particularly bad harvests. The city we Westerners now call Beijing, meaning “northern capital,” was named way back in 1403. Using European spelling conventions and Roman letters, the city was variously known as Peking, Beiping, Peping, Peiping and Pehping. They numbered 50, maybe more, and were the daughters of the sea-god Nereus, called the “Old Man of the Sea” by Homer, and his Oceanid-nymph wife, Doris. Today, this area is known as Iraq, though portions of the former Mesopotamia also make up parts of Kuwait, Syria and Turkey. The Soviets seemed assured of victory when they invaded Poland during the Battle of Warsaw in 1920. Miraculously, the Polish troops were able to repel the Red Army, leading to heavy losses for the Soviet forces. After they had been warned by both France and Great Britan not to do so, Germany invaded Poland. And soon, they stood alone against the might of Germany. Also called the Second Boer War, it was a conflict that pitted the British Empire against various elements of South Africa. Scholars believe the Persian Empire got its name from the ancient Greeks, who called it Persis. Saturn, son of Jupiter, was the god of agriculture and the harvest, and the ancient Roman festival of Saturnalia was to honor him. Twenty thousand years ago, people began to establish permanent settlements in a land later called Siam, and by 2000 B.C., villages were set up around rice farming. When the Land Run of 1889 was opened, Oklahoma City got 10,000 new citizens every day! Birmingham is Alabama’s largest city, but Montgomery has been the capital since 1846. In 1952, Rosa Parks took her iconic stand on one of the city’s buses and sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott that helped to fire up the Civil Rights Movements. It is the largest church in Italy, but St. Peter’s Basilica (the largest in the world) sits in the country of Vatican City, which is contained within the city of Rome. The three biblical Marys are depicted in this painting called “The Dead Christ Mourned” by Annibale Carracci. Apollo is the son of Jupiter and Latona in Roman mythology, and one of the 20 principal gods of Rome. Like his Greek equivalent, Zeus, the Roman god Jupiter is the king of all the gods — as well as the god of the sky and the god of thunder. Like his Roman equivalent, Cupid, he’s often depicted as a mischievous boy with a bow and arrow. Roman style and named Aelia Capitolina. Janus is the Roman god of beginnings and transitions — which is why our first month of the year, January, is named for him. Since ladybugs have mouths that chew, they’re not true bugs. Entomologists prefer to call ladybugs ladybird beetles or just lady beetles because a ladybug isn’t actually a true bug. It’s your call. You also can also paint them when the concrete sets and hardens. Today, there are over 800 Pokémon, spread across seven generations. As the fire burned, several people broke down the door to the slave quarters, and they pulled seven severely maltreated and malnourished slaves from the building, two of whom later died from their mistreatment. Orange Is the New Black” has become Netflix’s most-watched original series. It first dropped in 2013 and ran for seven seasons, with its final installment dropping in the summer of 2019. “The boss is an idiot, the workers are clueless, elaborate pranks and feuds abound. Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, a women’s professional wrestling circuit, during the 1980s. It first dropped on Netflix in 2017 and was renewed for a fourth and final season to air in 2020. Do you know it? Originally built for the Crawley family in 1884, the Monte Cristo Homestead initially seemed like an ideal setting for the family and its growing fortune, but that soon changed when one of the Crawley’s servants dropped their infant daughter down a staircase, killing her. To visit the next house on our list, we travel halfway across the planet to Australia’s Monte Cristo Homestead. It’s no surprise, then, that the Monte Cristo Homestead should have such a well-known reputation for paranormal activity. Canada’s welcoming reputation belies centuries of armed conflict with its immediate neighbors and with foreign powers around the world. Chagas disease causes around 11,000 deaths across the world each year. Snails can be found all over the world living in all kinds of conditions so long as they’re damp enough.
This Pokémon is one of only two kinds (with the other being Oddish) to have a scientific name, which is “Kabutops maximis.” Kabutops is a Water/Rock-type Pokémon and is known for swimming extremely fast. The damsel bug is a beneficial garden bug since it helps control the population of insects that can destroy your plants. The correct lyric is: “Then every head turned with eyes that dreamed of being the one.” This is from “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson. What is the evolved form of Spinarak? Denver became the capital in 1867, with Colorado becoming the 38th state in 1876. It is located exactly one mile above sea level. Some of the most popular ones today are versions of toys that were popular in the early 1900s or even before that. Bell bottom pants (or simply bell bottoms) became a favorite of fashionistas in the 1960s. Since then, they have enjoyed a resurgence in almost every decade. Back then, Chinese fortune tellers used minerals composed of an iron oxide, which aligns itself in a north-south direction, to create their fortune-telling boards. You can by chess blankets or nylon boards with 12-inch or 24-inch (30-centimeter or 60-centimeter) squares. After the boards are in place, corner bead is attached to the corners to give them a straight edge. To give you an edge, we’ve offered up the state within the question. It is an area of land that has twice the missing person’s rate of the national average. Lennon attributed to his enjoying “Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll. 1865 novel by English author Lewis Carroll. Which author wrote “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”? 1963 children’s picture book by American author and illustrator, Maurice Sendak, for which he won the annual Caldecott Medal in 1964. The book tells the story of a mischievous boy who escapes to a mythical land, where he becomes king. It was written by Welsh author Ken Follett, who was known for writing in the thriller genre. Indeed, he was right, and audiences flocked to the show to see the circus managers who played such jokes on each other. Founded in 1865, the City Varieties in Leeds is an ornate, restored Victorian music hall where you can catch a great show. Naval Academy in Maryland’s capital, but what name would you look up on a map? This Pokémon is based on the real world seal, with Seel more specifically designed to look like a newborn harp seal. Meanwhile, he secretly arranged with Heath to buy back the property as soon as the investors’ first installment payment was past due. What’s more, consideration of the benefits of kid-free travel ought to help parents get past the guilt. Most of these characters have developed past and intriguing story arcs that will keep any viewer glued to the television for hours as they tear through episode after episode. By 1970, Bonanza was the first series to appear in the Top Five list for nine consecutive seasons (a record that would stand for many years) and thus established itself as the most consistent strong-performing hit television series of the 1960s. Bonanza remained high on the Nielsen ratings until 1971, when it finally fell out of the Top Ten. The first Virginia City set was used on the show until 1970 and was located on a backlot at Paramount and featured in episodes of Have Gun – Will Travel, Mannix, and The Brady Bunch. With the newest generation of the universe coming out, now is the perfect chance to see if you’re up to date on your Pokemon knowledge! In 1927, the company was sold to the Kraft Company, and the cheese was packaged as the Velveeta we know and love today. Maria Goméz Pereira, who lived in the house, discovered a face peering up at her from her kitchen floor in 1971. Instead of a two-dimensional apparition, the face resembled a plaster casting that seemed to rise from beneath the house, as though a head was buried right below it. Katydids are sometimes called long-horned grasshoppers or bush crickets. Grasshoppers are not only one of the most common bugs on earth, but they’re also one of the oldest. Leafhoppers have legs like grasshoppers that make them adept at jumping to escape predators. There are many ways to try to control mosquito populations and protect yourself including natural predators.
It can be challenging to get rid of leaf miners because they’re protected inside the leaf itself. They’re obviously the most famous kind due to their ability to pollinate plants and produce honey. Decent with a sword, Davos Seaworth was more known for his negotiation skills than for his ability to fight. Dragonair has the ability to change the weather. That was used as a filming location for the Fist of the First Men, and also the Frostfangs in season 2 of “Game of Thrones.” The weather in these locations was brutal and temperatures got down to around 12 degrees Fahrenheit. Castform can be found in one of four forms, which are determined by the weather in its current environment and the Pokemon’s attitude. Postal Service, the Treasury planned to sell 1 million “forever dollars” from May 1, 2009 to July 1, 2009. In light of the declining worth of the dollar on the global market, the value of forever dollars was locked in at the current conversion rate of 77 cents to the euro and 5 cents to the yuan. Named Southern Rhodesia in 1898, then simply Rhodesia in 1965, the country now known as Zimbabwe didn’t get its current name until 1980. In the Shona language, Zimbabwe refers to either stone houses or the houses of nobles and other high-ranking members of society. A Unitarian minister in Massachusetts named Edmund Sears wrote this poem in 1849, and it was soon set to music. Brienne of Tarth was the only surviving heir of Lord Selwyn Tarth, who reigned over Evenfall Hall. Who sings, “I hear your voice, it’s like an angel sighing / I have no choice, I hear your voice / Feels like flying”? With questions taken from every imaginable trivia category, you’ll have to pay careful attention. Since it was launched in 2005, Discovery’s “Cash Cab” has been delighting trivia nerds, hosted by Ben Bailey. On October 2, 1941, Hitler launched Operation Typhoon. In October 1999, Pichincha Volcano erupted in Quito and covered the city with several inches of ash. A final default judgment came down in October 2014, and the judge ordered Dogge to pay Teller $15,000 plus $530,000 in attorney fees, and banned Dogge from performing “Shadows” in the future. The owners of the collection wanted to get rid of it and priced it at $15,000. Those may be easy for you, but they get much harder on this quiz! However, he was very much known for his wit, which was the main reason he was sent to train with the maesters at the Citadel. For his final trick, Blackstone was going to make Myrka Dellanos, the Orange Bowl Queen, appear out of thin air. Teller sued. Unfortunately for him, in March 2014 a Nevada judge ruled that “Shadows” was more a pantomime than a magic trick, and in the United States pantomimes can be copyrighted. The Battle of Adwa took place just outside the city of Adwa, Ethiopia in March 1896. It was a decisive victory for the Ethiopians, who were successful in fighting off colonization by Italian troops. The story follows the spoiled daughter of a wealthy plantation owner who struggles to escape poverty following the Sherman’s March to the Sea. One, however, is a whole different story. The head of state, called the king, is one of 9 ethnic Malay state rulers and they will take turns being king for a 5-year term before another takes over. After years of collecting, many people realize that they have more antiques than their home can hold. Also known by its Latin title, “Adeste Fideles,” “O Come, All Ye Faithful” is an old Christmas carol of uncertain authorship and remains popular in church services. 2018, smashing box office records and passing the $1 billion mark in worldwide box office sales in just 26 days. Collect all the plants from around the office and gather them all at one cubicle.
It is based on “The Snow Queen,” a Hans Christian Andersen story. Aniston undoubtedly uses many beauty products — the National Enquirer once reported that she spent $20,000 a month on her appearance, from personal chefs to spa treatments (but please, consider the source). Another potential Roman source is Aurelius Ambrosius, a leader who is said to have led the British to victory against the Saxons twice in the sixth or seventh centuries. Other historians have pointed to King Áedán mac Gabráin, who ruled Dal Riata (a kingdom located in modern-day Scotland and Ireland) in the sixth century, or King Áedán’s son Artuir mac Áedáin, who did live in a fortress called Camelon. The Sixth Sense” held the record for the highest-grossing thriller until 2017 when it was beaten by the movie “It.” The film was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. “An uber-ambitious public worker lights a fire under her apathetic colleagues. After some bad maneuvering during training exercises, the HMS Victoria, under the command of George Tryon, collided with the HMS Camperdown off the coast of Lebanon in 1893. The Victoria sank, taking 358 men, including Commander Tryon, to the bottom of the sea. The mushrooms survive by getting nutrients from the Pokémon’s body. Bellsprout gets its nutrients through the soil and from eating insects. Bellsprout is known as the Flower Pokémon, with two leaves, two roots and a difficult-to-miss bulbous head. It is an Electric-type Pokémon, and it has the lowest Attack stats of all within that classification. The Portuguese man o’ war that is shown here is a marine animal that is classified into the phylum Cnidaria. Such explosions happen in many sci-fi movies and TV series, such as when “Star Trek”‘s Enterprise destroys an enemy vessel, or when the Nostromo self-destructs in “Alien.” The problem here is that sound does not carry in space. In all of these scenes, we see the laser beams travel and hit their targets. That said, convoys were still easy targets for both aerial and underwater attack. Like we said, this regimen would make a great musical number; “I Smell Like a Beer Barrel,” anyone? That said, convoys still managed to keep supplies flowing to England. As priests carried the ark through the Jordan River, the water stopped flowing. For many of us, a “Tarot card reading” means a woman in flowing robes, leaning over a small table in a candlelit room, foretelling impending doom. The 24-karat gold leafing is said to be valued at over $116,000! Without the balloons, his performance was more in line with a slow, awkward bungee jump. If you’re signing a contract, the requester might ask you to put your John Hancock on the line. A spider mite can reach sexual maturing in only five days and then spend the next four weeks laying up to 20 eggs a day. Even though she grew up before our eyes, Portman was spared that awkward stage in which teens’ skin becomes an outward manifestation of their inner angst and turmoil. Or, download this free Christmas printable game as a PDF to search for reindeer while enjoying your own holiday celebrations. Whether you’re preparing for an outing to the theater or reliving the excitement you saw on the stage, these free printable Christmas games will provide hours of family fun. Want to play more Christmas games? Dragonair is a Dragon-type Pokémon, and the original name for it was “Dragyn.” Its evolved form, Dragonite, is known to be very hard to find in the wild. Tirza: Spider Venom. It keeps us safe from the wolves and the wild dogs. With a Latin name that translates to “man-killer,” the yellow fat-tailed scorpion has a venom that attacks the central nervous system and a muscular tail to drive in its stinger as hard and far as it can. The dangerous species include: the Sydney funnel web spider, the Blue Mountains funnel web spider and the Northern and Southern tree funnel-web spiders. Similar to the brown recluse spider, the yellow sac spider delivers a venomous bite that causes tissue death and can take months to heal. Take our quiz and find out! Exeggutor is the favorite Pokémon of Tsunekazu Ishihara, president of the Pokémon Company. Can you help A. Mouse find the holiday passengers? It will help us every day / It will brighten up the way.” The song was called “Keep On the Sunny Side,” which was originally recorded by the Carter Family. It was later recorded by Johnny for his album “The Junkie and the Juicehead Minus Me. The ancient city of Caral was located in Peru and it’s believed to be the oldest city in all of either North or South America, dating back at least to the 26th century BCE, making it nearly 5,000 years old at this point. The shy hamlet’s head and fins are yellow, but the rest of its body is either blue or black. You can smell an onion cut in the kitchen in another room because odor molecules from the onion move from an area of high concentration (the onion) to an area of low concentration (the kitchen and other rooms). Even if you get a few wrong, you might learn a thing or two along the way.