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Whaddaya Know

1. How fast is a “knot” in terms of speed on the water?

2. What president invented the swivel chair?

3. In the novel, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” what city did the story take place?

4. In what decade were the Twist and the Pony popular dances?

5. According to etiquette, how would you greet the pope in person?

6. What was the name of the first U.S. Earth satellite launched into orbit in 1958?

7. In the “Hush Little Baby” lullaby, what piece of jewelry will papa buy if the mocking bird won’t sing?

8. What horror writer and poet was expelled from West Point?

9. “Bright lights gonna set my soul on fire” is the opening line of which Elvis Presley hit?

10. In 2007, a horseshoe-shaped glass skywalk located 4,000 feet above ground opened to give a panoramic view of what?

Answers:

1. 1 nautical mph, which amounts to 1.15 mph

2. Thomas Jefferson

3. Paris

4. 1960s

5. Your holiness

6. Explorer 1

7. Diamond ring

8. Edgar Allan Poe

9. “Viva Las Vegas”

10. Grand Canyon

Whaddaya Know is a series of 10 trivia questions, covering various topics, that appear Sundays.

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