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Trivia Challenge

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  1. On Jan. 13, 1962, what song covered by Chubby Checker hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for the second time?
  2. What does GIF stand for?
  3. What U.S. president used the nickname “The Rail Splitter” in campaigning?
  4. What insect creates royal jelly?
  5. On Jan. 14, 1967, the Human Be-In took place in what California park?
  6. What milk chocolate candy was named because the manufacturing process could not create the right shape candy?
  7. What Massachusetts native became a bank president at 25, a millionaire at 30 and a motion picture tycoon?
  8. Where is the 2023 Hula Bowl played?
  9. On Jan. 15, 1919, the Great Molasses Flood took place in what city?
  10. Do sharks have bones?
  11. On Jan. 16, 2016, an astronaut tweeted a picture of the first flower grown in space; what kind of grow light did it use?
  12. What is arachnophobia?
  13. What are the names of the three Rice Crispies cartoon mascots?
  14. On Jan. 17, 1950, the Great Brink’s Robbery (called “the crime of the century”) occurred in what Boston neighborhood?
  15. What fictional character wears an Invisibility Cloak?
  16. What does the “T” in NATO stand for?
  17. On Jan. 18, 1903, at Marconi Station in Wellfleet, Mass., the first transatlantic radio broadcast took place – between King Edward VII and what U.S. president?
  18. What is a group of lions called?
  19. What soccer player won three World Cup winners medals?
  20. January 19 is National Popcorn Day; what song about baseball includes mention of a popcorn snack food?
  1. “The Twist” (the only single to hit number one twice)
  2. Graphics Interchange Format
  3. Abraham Lincoln
  4. Worker honeybees
  5. Golden Gate Park in San Francisco
  6. Hershey’s Milk Duds
  7. Joseph P. Kennedy
  8. Orlando, Florida
  9. Boston
  10. No; they have light, cartilaginous skeletons.
  11. LED
  12. Fear of spiders
  13. Snap, Crackle and Pop
  14. The North End
  15. Harry Potter
  16. Treaty
  17. Theodore Roosevelt
  18. Pride
  19. Pelé
  20. “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” (Cracker Jack)

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