Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|When Dorothy, Toto and their friends went on a journey, they went to find a powerful wizard who lived in a place that was named after a green gemstone. What was the name of that city?||Green Mania
The Emerald City. In "The Wizard of Oz" Dorothy went on a journey to find the Great Oz who lived in the Emerald City. Why? So she could find her way home of course!
|"Green Eggs and Ham" was a book written by Dr. ______ ?||Green Mania
Seuss. Dr. Seuss wrote "Green Eggs and Ham" in 1960 and it is still a classic today!
|The book "Anne of Green Gables" is a wonderful children's story of a young orphan girl called Anne Shirley. Who wrote this novel?||Green Mania
L.M. Montgomery. Lucy Maude Montgomery grew up on Prince Edward Island (the setting for the novel) and was inspired to write by the landscape and the people who lived there.
|A traditional Irish song that contains the lyrics: "But my sons had sons, as brave as were their fathers" is what?||Green Mania
Four Green Fields. 'Four Green Fields' is a sad song about a woman who watches her fields through war and struggles.
|"Green" governmental parties are primarily concerned helping ___________ ?||Green Mania
The Environment. Environmental parties and lobbyists are usually referred to as being "green", as in being "for" nature and the environment.
|Jane wishes to make the colour green using her paintbox of red, blue and yellow paints. Which paints should she mix?||Green Mania
Blue and Yellow. Yellow and Blue make Green, Red and Blue makes Purple, Red and Yellow make Orange.
|In commercials for M&M candies, how was the character that represented the green M&M originally different from the others?||A Very Green Quiz
It is a Female. The Green M&M was originally the only female character.
Dipsy. Tinky Winky was purple; La La was yellow; Po was red.
Keith Green. Green's songs reflect the absolute thrill of finding Jesus. His music also challenged other believers. He began a ministry, Last Days Ministry, in East Texas. The crash also took the life of his three year old son Josiah, and his two year old daughter, Bethany.
|The novel, and later a movie, "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe" was written by which author?||Going for the Green
Fannie Flagg. The movie came out in 1991. The novel was nominated for a Pulitzer but did not win. Flagg, also a comedian, says she created the cafe and town before any other characters. The movie was nominated for two Oscars, for the screenplay and for Jessica Tandy's supporting role.
|The 1995 movie "The Big Green" was about a group of kids playing what sport?||Going for the Green
Soccer. This Disney vehicle has yet another group of misfits growing as a team and winning a championship. Steve Guttenberg starred as the sherriff who used to be a star himself.
Packers. The Packers have a long and historic tradition. They are the only team that is publically owned in the NFL. They began in 1919. The name comes the industry of the town, meat packing. Vince Lombardi became their coach in 1959.
Captain Kangaroo. The series ran from 1955-1984. He was played by Hugh Brannum. He died in 1987.
Golf. The green is where the hole is. To hit for the green means to go for the whole thing. Going for the green also has a connection with money.
Ireland. The name comes from its lush and fertile fields. The first humans to set foot in Ireland came from Scotland 8000BC. It was one of the last places in Europe to be settled by humans. The Celts reached Ireland around 300 BC. Because the Romans didn't reach Ireland, they escaped the 'darkness' of the Dark Ages. Their preservation of language and culture helped the rest of Europe to recover. St. Brendan is reputed to have sailed to America from Ireland in the early 6th century, predating Columbus by nearly 1,000 years.
May. The emerald is rare and valuable. The name comes from the Old French 'esmeralde', which means 'green gemstone'. Emeralds were used and valued by the Egyptians as well as the Aztecs and Incans.
Slightly ill. The idiom "to be green about (or around) the gills" has entered the English language to describe someone who is not looking entirely well, and perhaps like they might be sick. Other common phrases featuring the word green include "to have a green thumb", to describe someone who is good at getting plants to grow; "to be green with envy", describing someone who is extremely jealous of someone else (or something someone else has) and to give something "the green light" is to give it permission to proceed. I hope this quiz hasn't made you feel "green about the gills"; thanks for playing!
Chlorophyll. Most green plants usually contain more than one type of chlorophyll, although all chlorophylls are green. The structure of chlorophyll is such that it absorbs in the red region of the visible spectrum, meaning that it appears as the complementary colour to red, which is green. Carotenes are orange pigments found in carrots and the skins of ripe oranges. Xanthophylls and pheophytins are, respectively, yellow and grey pigments also found in plants.
USA. All banknotes in the USA are traditionally printed with green ink (except for a small amount of red ink used for the Treasury Seal and the serial number of the note), giving rise to the slang term "greenback", used today to broadly describe all US paper notes. However, the term "greenback" originally referred to United States Notes (which were not banknotes as we know them today) printed during the US Civil War. They were used to overcome a lack of gold and silver (then the only legal tender currency) at the time. These notes ceased to be issued in 1966.
The Green Mile. "The Green Mile" was released in the US in 1999 and was nominated for four Oscars, although it did not win any. The movie is based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. The plot tells the story of John Coffey (Duncan) convicted of a crime it is later revealed he did not commit. Coffey is imprisoned on Death Row where Paul Edgecomb (Hanks) is a corrections officer. The movie follows the two men as Edgecomb discovers that Coffey has an amazing healing power.
Green Tea. Green tea originates in China, and I find it to be a surprisingly refreshing drink, especially on hot days. There are many different varieties, and it has enjoyed increasing popularity in Western culture.
|The following are all real crayon colours available from Crayola; Jungle Green, Electric Lime, Screamin' Green, Caribbean Green, Granny Smith Apple and Asparagus?||The Grass Isn't Always Greener
t. I've always loved the names Crayola give to their colours, so descriptive!
Information from http://www.crayola.com/colorcensus/history/chronology.cfm
|Which book, made into a film in 1999, is the story of a very large man with a special 'gift' wrongly sentenced to death by electrocution for the killing of nine year old twin girls? ||The Grass Isn't Always Greener
The Green Mile. This fantastic Stephen King story was originally released in six parts in the the form of "chapbooks". Mr. King explains in the foreword that he particularly liked the idea of releasing a story this way because he hates people skipping ahead to the last page to see how it turns out; an opinion I happen to agree with. I just remember the month or so between the release of each book was torture!
Green Day. Green Day was formed in California in 1987, and consists of Billie-Joe Armstrong on lead vocals and guitar, Mike Dirnt on bass and vocals, and Tre Cool on percussion. Their major label debut album "Dookie", released in 1994, was hugely successful and has (in my opinion) some of the bands best songs... in fact, some of the best songs of the early 90's. "Welcome to Paradise", "Pulling Teeth" and "Basket Case" are some of my favourites.
Greenpeace. Greenpeace began campaigning in 1971 when a small boat sailed north of Alaska where underground nuclear tests were being performed to peacefully protest this action. Visit their website for more information about what this great organisation does.
Soylent Green. Soylent Green is set in the year 2022 in New York City where the population has become unmanageable, and that, combined with the Greenhouse effect, has meant food is becoming more and more scarce. The solution? A mysterious food substance called Soylent..
|WORLD: Which country had a flag that was completely green prior to its 2011 civil war?||Green by Categories
Libya. Libya adopted this flag in 1977 after they left the Federation of Arab Republics. Green is the country's national colour and it is also a symbol of their devotion to Islam - green is considered sacred in Islam which is why so many flags in the Islamic countries contain it. The country officially returned to the use of the "Kingdom of Libya" (1951 - 1969) flag on the 27 February 2011. This flag has horizontal tricolours of red, black and green with a white crescent and star centered on the black stripe.
The Irish flag is three vertical stripes of green, white and orange.
Luxembourg's is three horizontal stripes of red ,white and light blue.
Egypt has three horizontal stripes of red, white and black with the eagle of Saladin in the middle of the white stripe.
|VIDEO GAMES: What type of video game is "Land of the Dead: Road to Fiddler's Green"?||Green by Categories
Shooting. It is a first person shooting game, developed for X-box in 1995, that was a prequel to the "Land of the Dead" film.
Players become 'Jack' a rural farmer who finds his farm has become overrun with zombies. He fights his way past them through a variety of stages until he arrives at the 'City of the Living'. Once there he is hired to make a safe haven out of an apartment building named Fiddler's Green.
Douglas. "Green Acres" is a television series that premiered in 1965 and ran for 6 seasons. It was a spin-off from "Petticoat Junction" and shared many of the same characters.
The show is about Oliver Wendell Douglas and his wife Lisa who make the move from New York City to a small rural community. Oliver is a successful lawyer who decides to follow his long time dream of becoming a farmer and drags his city wife along with him.
Fred and Doris Ziffel are their elderly neighbours who had a pig called Arnold that they treated as their son. Sam Drucker is the owner of the general store in both shows. The Bradleys are the family from "Petticoat Junction" - Kate, Uncle Joe, Betty Jo, Bobby Jo and Billie Jo.
Start or restart. Racing flags are used to communicate messages to the driver. There is usually a primary flagman standing on a flagstand near the start/finish line but others may be positioned around the course. Some racecourses now also use flashing lights as well.
Both NASCAR and Indycar use the green flag for both starting and restarting but the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile) only uses it to restart a race once a hazard is over. All three use the red flag to stop a race and a yellow flag for some form of caution. The FIA uses the black flags as an immediate disqualification while NASCAR and Indycar just use it for some form of penalty.
Children. A greenstick fracture occurs when the bone bends and only partially breaks. It is possible for any age group to get one but is mostly seen in infants and younger children. This is because their bones are still soft and more capable of bending. As people age their bones becomes more brittle and are thus more likely to snap. Greenstick fractures occur when the bone is subjected to bending forces which is most commonly due to a fall.
The name comes from the similarity in breaking green wood that will bend and splinter on the outside first.