Special Sub-Topic: More Superlatives from World Almanac
|Besides the United States and China, which country could count one of their buildings in the top ten highest office buildings in 2000?|
Malaysia. Malaysia incidentally had the two tallest buildings in the world at one point, the Petronas Towers.
|Who is on the $500,000,000 bill, the largest Treasury note produced?|
William McKinley. Don't ask me why.
|Which state released the most toxins into the air in millions of pounds in 1998?|
Texas. Texas is far and away the heaviest polluter in this category with 259 million pounds. The next highest is Louisiana with 175 million pounds.
|Who was the first Attorney General of the United States?|
|What state had the highest SAT scores in the 1999-2000 school year?|
North Dakota. Strange but true! Of course, only 4 percent of high school graduates took the test!
|What show set a record for the longest running Broadway show, and ended in 2000?|
Cats. Cats stopped on Sept. 10, 2000, after 7485 shows.
|In which state in 2000 could a female be married at the youngest age without parental consent?|
Mississippi. Old stereotypes sometimes never die. A young lady can get married at 15 in Mississippi if she wants to. In Alabama and California, she has to wait until 18.
|In 2000, what was the largest international bank according to assets?|
Deutsche Bank AG-Germany. The Deutsche Bank had over 843 billion dollars in their records.
|Which country had the largest number of refugees officially accepted into its borders in 1999?|
Iran. 1.6 million people crossed into the country, mostly from Afghanistan and Iraq.
|What was the first motion picture to win all five major Oscars (best picture, actor, actress, director and screenplay)?|
It Happened One Night. Clark Gable won actor, Claudette Colbert won actress, Frank Capra won director. Other movies to accomplish this feat include "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1975) and "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991).
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