Special Sub-Topic: Points of View
|Michelangelo Antonioni's 1970 movie "Zabriskie Point" featured a spectacular slow-motion blowing up of a house. In which US National Park is Zabriskie Point?|
Death Valley National Park. Young star Daria Halprin starred in her third and last movie in 1972. It was the same year she married director/actor Dennis Hopper.
|Which NBA player had the most career three-point baskets through the end of the 2010/2011 season?|
Ray Allen. Ray Allen passed Reggie Miller's record of 2560 3-point baskets toward the end of the 2010/2011 season. Ray is a scoring machine who continues to extend this historic accomplishment.
|The boiling point of water is what temperature in the Kelvin scale?|
373.15 degrees. Commonly used in the United States, the Fahrenheit temperature scale is considered obsolete in much of the rest of the industrialized world. The Kelvin scale was named after William Thomson (Baron Kelvin), who died in 1907.
|The French Impressionist style known as "pointillism" is commonly associated with which artist?|
George Seurat. Seurat was very scientific in his realization that the human eye literally connected the points of colors to interpret art. This was far ahead of pixel art.
|What is the largest standard diameter acupuncture needle?|
.46mm. Your qi will flow better after treatment, if you get the point. Acupuncture uses needles to heal patients.
|The westernmost point of Hawaii lies further west than Alaska.|
f. Alaska extends across the International Date Line. This makes it both the furthest points west and east of the 50 United States of America.
|Most masters of minutiae know that Aconcagua in Argentina is the highest point in South America, but what South American country has the lowest land point?|
Argentina. The lowest land point is in Laguna del Carbón, Argentina at -105 meter to be exact. It is 19 meters lower than Death Valley in California.
|The Pointer Sisters won a Grammy in 1985 for their smash hit "Jump (For My Love)". Of the following, who was NOT one of the Pointer Sisters?|
Joyce. The Pointer Sisters started out in 1969. They continued performing despite the death of June Pointer in 2006. You go, girls!
|The vanishing point in art is a technique that provides the illusion of perspective depth, but in the 1971 movie "Vanishing Point", what color was the Dodge Challenger driven by Barry Newman? |
White. The point of this cult classic film was open to viewer interpretation. "Vanishing Point" was directed by Richard C. Sarafian.
|The home video release of the animated production of Harry Nilsson's "The Point!" was narrated by which Beatle?|
Ringo Starr. Other versions were narrated by Dustin Hoffman, Alan Thicke, or Alan Barzman. And all made their point that "everything has a point".
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