Friday, February 23, 2007

General Trivia Answers #235-240

Answer 235: Entertainment & Food -- Bird Dog

c) An ugly date competition

Phoenix plays 18-year-old Eddie Birdlace, who is about to leave the next day with his friends to fight in Vietnam.

Answer 236: History & Government -- Re-Fuse to Lose

b) Harry Truman

On January 31, 1950, Haberdasher Harry asserted that the U.S. had to "defend itself against any possible aggressor" and ordered the creation of a superbomb.

Answer 237: Math & Science -- Gee, I'm a Tree

c) Hypotenuse

The side lies opposite the right angle.

Answer 238: Geography & Nature -- Country Time

b) 4

They are the Eastern, Central, Mountain, and Pacific. Alaska's time zone is one hour behind the Pacific, and Hawaii's is two hours behind Alaska.

Answer 239: Literature & Arts -- Alien, the Prequel

b) Athena

One legend states that Metis, the goddess of crafty thought, was prophesied to bear children more powerful than Zeus. He turned her into a fly and swallowed her, but she was already pregnant.

Answer 240: Sports & Games -- Tougher Than Leather

a) Bronze

Frank Eliscu sculpted the 13½-inch, 25-pound statuette using New York University football player Ed Smith as his model in 1934.

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