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Trivia Challenge

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  1. On Feb. 10, 1996, Garry Kasparov began a chess match against Deep Blue, a computer built by what corporation?
  2. What country, where the banana flower is sacred, produces the mot bananas: Brazil, China or India?
  3. On Feb. 11, 1753, the first hospital in the United States, Pennsylvania Hospital, started; what Founding Father cofounded it?
  4. The University of Florida Gators were the namesake of what product?
  5. Can pigs get sunburnt?
  6. On Feb. 12, 1877, the first long-distance phone call and also the first news dispatch made by telephone connected what two Massachusetts port cities?
  7. The 1974 Super Bowl ad for Noxzema featured what Super Bowl legend?
  8. How are Gentoo, Chinstrap and Emperor similar?
  9. On Feb. 13, 1914, ASCAP was founded to protect its members; what does ASCAP stand for?
  10. Since 1932, what NYC venue has been the largest indoor theater in the world?
  11. How are “The General,” “The Lady Vanishes” and “Silver Streak” similar?
  12. The giant water lily is native to what continent?
  13. On Feb. 14, 1849, the first of what kind of American-made cards were sold in Worcester, Mass.?
  14. What fictional feline was the first cartoon character to be made into a parade balloon?
  15. What U.S. president has a 2005-2013 sitcom set in his birthplace (Scranton, Pa.)?
  16. On Feb. 15, 2007, what New England Indians were officially recognized as an Indian nation?
  17. In what film is C3PO the first character to speak?
  18. What is the name of the lead in lead pencils?
  19. What sex are clams?
  20. On Feb. 16, 2005, what pro sports league cancelled its season due to a labor disagreement?
  1. IBM
  2. India
  3. Benjamin Franklin
  4. Gatorade
  5. Yes
  6. Boston and Salem
  7. Joe Namath
  8. They are types of penguins.
  9. American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers
  10. Radio City Music Hall
  11. They are films set on trains.
  12. South America
  13. Valentines
  14. Felix the Cat
  15. Joe Biden (“The Office”)
  16. The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
  17. “Star Wars”
  18. Graphite
  19. Male, female or hermaphrodite
  20. The NHL

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