Special Sub-Topic: A mixed bag of knowledge
|He will probably be remembered by most for his inventions, but George Eastman was one of the greatest and most obscure philanthropists of our time. How did this generous man meet his demise?|
|Pele was one of the greatest soccer players to ever kick a ball. Name the team (not country) he played for prior to coming to the New York Cosmos?|
|Most everyone is familiar the catch phrase 'Avon Calling,' but that was not the original name of the organization known for its cosmetic line. What was the original name of the Avon Company?|
California Perfume Company.
|Who is the present ruler of Denmark?|
Margrethe II & Margaret II.
|The deadliest tornado on record crossed three states and caused 689 deaths. In what year did this disaster occur?|
|How old was Tracy Austin when she made her first Wimbledon appearance?|
|Before the Louvre was a residence for royalty and before Napoleon transformed it into a repository for the spoils of his plundering, the structure served as a ____________|
fort & fortress & citadel.
|The Rubik's cube -ahhhh, remember all that frustration the inventor thrust upon us? From what country did its inventor hail?|
|'Want a bowl of Elijah's Manna for breakfast?'...doesn't sound appetizing to me!! Well, C.W. Post had second thoughts about that name, too, and renamed it to what?|
|What word means murder of a prophet ?|
|The first vertebra of the neck, which holds up your head is called what?|
|Although it was not adopted as the national flag of Ireland until independence from Britain on December 6, 1921, the Tricolour was first unfurled in public on March 7, 1848, by a militant nationalist. Name him.|
Thomas Meagher & Meagher & Thomas Francis Meagher.
|Name the flightless bird that shares its name with a Chinese vine that bears fruit.|
|You are graduating, with a degree in music. What color will your tassel be?|
|These seeds are used to flavor the Scandinavian liquor aquavit? There are two possible answers, either will be accepted.|
|The deadliest building fire in America took place in Chicago when 600 people were killed. What was the name of the building?|
Iroquois Theater & Iroquois Theatre.
|Which city is sometimes referred to as the 'Queen of the Adriatic'?|
Venice & Dubrovnik. Venice is the most accepted answer and most readily found on the web, but one player did report mention of Dubrovnik also being knicknamed the 'queen'
|What is the name of Babar the Elephant's wife?|
|Matador and sniff are just two variations of this popular game, can you name it?|
dominoes & dominos & domino.
|This fictional though famous, archeologist studied under Professor Abner Ravenwood. Can you name him?|
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