Which of the following is not a sign of the zodiac?
Answer: When someone asks, “What’s your sign?” they are referring to your zodiac or sun sign. Your zodiac sign is the biggest influence on your life and personality in Astrology. Based on the location of the expressive Sun at the minute you were born, you could be one of 12 zodiac signs, each with its own set of strengths, challenges, moods, patterns, relationships, and more. The 12 zodiac signs are: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces. Phoenix is not a real zodiac sign.
City in Arizona
Phoenix is the capital of the southwestern U.S. state of Arizona. Known for its year-round sun and warm temperatures, it anchors a sprawling, multicity metropolitan area known as the Valley of the Sun. It’s known for high-end spa resorts, Jack Nicklaus–designed golf courses and vibrant nightclubs. Other highlights include the Desert Botanical Garden, displaying cacti and numerous native plants.
Weather: 102°F (39°C), Wind SW at 9 mph (14 km/h), 28% Humidity
Local time: Tuesday 11:56 AM
Population: 1.615 million (2016)
Metro population: 4,737,270 (US: 12th)
What was the top male dog name in 2013?
When it comes to a family pet, whether it is a dog or a cat or any of other popular animal fur-babies, most of us give a lot of thought to picking just the right name. It gives others a glimpse into the personality of the animal and speaks a bit to our own personalities, as well. According to VPI pet insurance, one of the larger pet insurance companies, Bailey was the most popular name for a male dog in 2013. Max came in a close second, followed by Charlie and Buddy. Bella topped the list of female dog names, with Lucy, Molly and Daisy trailing. Source: DogTime.com
A devoted dog (Josh Gad) discovers the meaning of its own existence through the lives of the humans it teaches to laugh and love. Reincarnated as multiple canines over the course of five decades, the lovable pooch develops an unbreakable bond with a kindred spirit named Ethan (Bryce Gheisar). As the… MORE
Release date: January 27, 2017 (USA)
Director: Lasse Hallström
Narrated by: Josh Gad
Box office: 196.4 million USD
Screenplay: W. Bruce Cameron, Cathryn Michon, Audrey Wells, Maya Forbes, Wallace Wolodarsky
Which writer coined the term “atomic bomb” approximately thirty years before its invention?
-H. G. Wells
H. G. Wells
Answer: The atom bomb was one of the defining inventions of the 20th Century. So how did science fiction writer HG Wells predict its invention three decades before the first detonations? Written in 1913, nearly 30 years before the Manhattan Project started, Wells’ “The World Set Free” describes cities around the world being devastated by what he called “atomic bombs.” Wells predicted not only the mushroom cloud we associate with atomic bombs, but their lasting radiation as well. He chose for his epitaph the words: “I told you so. You damned fools.”
H. G. Wells
Herbert George Wells, usually referred to as H. G. Wells, was an English writer. He was prolific in many genres, writing dozens of novels, short stories, and works of social commentary, satire, biography, … Wikipedia
Born: September 21, 1866, Bromley, United Kingdom
Died: August 13, 1946, Regent’s Park, London, United Kingdom
Plays: The Invisible Man
Movies: War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, Things to Come, MORE
What was the nickname of the B-29 bomber that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan?
-Spirit of St. Louis
Answer: Enola Gay was the nickname of the B-29 bomber that was used by the United States on this day in 1945, to drop the world’s first atomic bomb over the city of Hiroshima, Japan. The Enola Gay was named after Enola Gay Tibbets, the mother of the pilot, Colonel Paul Tibbets. Approximately 80,000 people were killed as a direct result of the blast, and another 35,000 were injured. At least another 60,000 would be dead by the end of the year from the effects of the fallout. Today, the Enola Gay is on permanent display at the Smithsonian’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Virginia.
The Enola Gay is a Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber, named after Enola Gay Tibbets, the mother of the pilot, Colonel Paul Tibbets. On 6 August 1945, during the final stages of World War II, it became the first aircraft to drop an atomic bomb. Wikipedia
Manufacturer: Glenn L. Martin Company, Omaha, Nebraska
Owners and operators: United States Army Air Forces
Radio code: Victor 12 (later changed to Victor 82)
In service: 18 May 1945 – 24 July 1946
Did you know: The airplane’s last flight ended on December 2 when the Enola Gay touched down at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland. si.edu
What is Madonna’s last name?
Answer: Madonna was born to Catholic parents Madonna Louise and Silvio Ciccone in Bay City, Michigan in 1958. Madonna’s full name is Madonna Louise Ciccone. Referred to as the “Queen of Pop” since the 1980s, Madonna is known for pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream popular music, as well as visual imagery in music videos and on stage. Having sold more than 335 million records worldwide, Madonna is recognized as the best-selling female recording artist of all time by Guinness World Records.
Ciccone is a family name of Italian origin. The name means “Big Cicco”, and is an augmentative form of “Cicco”—a hypocorism of the given name Francisco.
In which country are the languages Telugu and Marathi spoken?
The rich, varied history of India as a country makes it easy to understand the abundance of different languages that call it home. There were about 122 spoken languages considered “major” in India as of 2001. India’s Constitution lists only Hindi and English as the country’s official languages, but doesn’t actually designate a national language. People speak different languages in different regions of the country, with Hindi and English used as the major conversational language where possible. Telugu is the third most popularly spoken language in the country, with Marathi coming in 4th in India. Source: AlphaOmegaTranslations.com
Country in South Asia
India is a vast South Asian country with diverse terrain – from Himalayan peaks to Indian Ocean coastline – and history reaching back 5 millennia. In the north, Mughal Empire landmarks include Delhi’s Red Fort complex and massive Jama Masjid mosque, plus Agra’s iconic Taj Mahal mausoleum. Pilgrims bathe in the Ganges in Varanasi, and Rishikesh is a yoga centre and base for Himalayan trekking.
President: Ram Nath Kovind Trending
Capital: New Delhi
Population: 1.324 billion (2016) World Bank
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Official languages: Hindi, English
Which U.S. city installed the world’s first electric traffic light?
-New York City
Answer: The world’s first electric traffic signal was put into place on the corner of Euclid Avenue and East 105th Street in Cleveland, Ohio, on this day in 1914. The device used red and green lights with a buzzer that warned when the color was about to change. The invention was designed by James Hoge, who received a U.S. patent in 1918. His “municipal traffic control system” displayed electrically-powered STOP and MOVE signs mounted on posts at each corner of an intersection that were wired to a manually-operated switch housed inside a control booth nearby.
City in Ohio
Cleveland is a major city in Ohio on the shores of Lake Erie. Landmarks dating to its days as a turn-of-the-20th-century manufacturing center include the Steamship William G. Mather, now part of the Great Lakes Science Center. It’s also known for the stately Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cleveland Orchestra, and the I.M. Pei–designed Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum.
Weather: 74°F (23°C), Wind S at 5 mph (8 km/h), 76% Humidity
Local time: Sunday 7:26 AM
Population: 385,809 (2016)
Area code: Area code 216
Metro population: 2,055,612 (US: 32nd)
Which James Bond actor won an Oscar for his role in “The Untouchables”?
Answer: Academy Award-winning Scottish actor Sean Connery is best known for playing 007 in the early James Bond spy movies. Connery was the first actor to portray the character James Bond in film, starring in seven Bond films between 1962 and 1983. In 1988, Connery won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as a Chicago cop on the trail of Al Capone in “The Untouchables”, starring Kevin Costner, Andy Garcia and Robert De Niro. Connery has been polled as “The Greatest Living Scot”.
Sir Thomas Sean Connery is a retired Scottish actor and producer who has won an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards and three Golden Globes. Wikipedia
Born: August 25, 1930 (age 87 years), Fountainbridge
Height: 6′ 2″
Spouse: Micheline Roquebrune (m. 1975), Diane Cilento (m. 1962–1973)
Children: Jason Connery
There is nothing like a challenge to bring out the best in man.
I like women. I don’t understand them, but I like them.
Laughter kills fear, and without fear there can be no faith. For without fear of the devil there is no need for God.
Which day of the week is the most productive?
A survey of human resources managers found that 39 percent believed employees were most productive on Tuesdays each week. Surprisingly, Mondays ranked second on the list, with 24 percent believing productivity peaks on the first day of the new week. After that, it is apparently downhill all the way. Wednesday pulled a meager 14 percent as the most productive day, while Thursday and Friday tied as the least productive. Managers report that most employees spend Mondays catching up from the previous week, while Tuesday sees them focusing on the week ahead. Source: BusinessNewsDaily.com
Tuesday is the day of the week between Monday and Wednesday. According to international standard ISO 8601, it is the second day of the week. Wikipedia
Which boxer sold the rights to his grilling machine for $138 million?
-Sugar Ray Leonard
Answer: George Foreman is a two-time world heavyweight champion and an Olympic gold medalist. Outside of boxing, he is a successful entrepreneur and known for his promotion of the George Foreman Grill, which has sold over 100 million units worldwide. In 1999, he sold the naming rights to the grill for $138 million. In 2017 Foreman opened up about the origins of his multimillion-dollar grill idea, claiming that right after getting knocked out by Muhammad Ali, he had a hallucination that a talking piece of meat demanded to be grilled.
American professional boxer
George Edward Foreman is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1969 to 1977, and from 1987 to 1997. Nicknamed “Big George”, he is a two-time world heavyweight champion and an Olympic gold medalist. Wikipedia
Born: January 10, 1949 (age 69 years), Marshall, TX
Height: 6′ 4″
Weight: 260 lbs
Children: Freeda Foreman, George Foreman III, MORE
Spouse: Mary Joan Martelly (m. 1985), MORE