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Trivia Challenge

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  1. June 24 is National Take Your Dog to Work Day; Balto was a Siberian husky who led dogsled runs of serum to Nome; there is a statue of Balto in what well-known park?
  2. What profession did Jules Léotard, the namesake of the leotard, have: acrobat, ballet dancer or swimmer?
  3. What group is credited with inventing the California sound?
  4. What children’s author’s last book was “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”?
  5. On June 25, 1951, CBS televised the first commercial color television show, “Premiere,” from NYC to what four major eastern USA cities?
  6. What animated TV series character lived in Frostbite Falls?
  7. On June 26, 1812, the Massachusetts House voted against what war?
  8. What company had “Don’t be evil” as its motto but changed that to “Do the right thing”?
  9. In June 1872 what composer of “The Blue Danube” performed at the World’s Peace Jubilee and International Musical Festival in Boston along with others, including the first time African American “singers [were] included in a big musical production” in the country – the Fisk University Jubilee Singers?
  10. What tropical fruit is known as a meat tenderizer?
  11. On June 27, 1829, British scientist James Smithson died, who bequeathed funding for what establishment to spread knowledge?
  12. In what century did the circus clown develop: 17th, 18th or 19th?
  13. What is cos lettuce also called?
  14. On June 28, 1946, actress/director Antoinette Perry died; what is she the namesake of?
  15. In a 1947 court case regarding import tariff classifications, what spring plant was decided to be a fruit rather than a vegetable?
  16. What Madonna song name-checks 16 Hollywood celebrities?
  17. June 29 is National Camera Day; the first digital camera was invented in what year: 1963, 1975 or 1984?
  18. Reportedly, in 1992, Lonnie, the wife of what sports celebrity, incorporated Greatest of All Time, Inc. – what would become known in popular culture as GOAT – to license her husband’s intellectual properties?
  19. Are the Copacabana Night Club and Copacabana Beach in the same city?
  20. On June 30, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill to create what park that includes the Mariposa Grove, Glacier Point and Hetch Hetchy?
  1. Central Park
  2. Acrobat
  3. The Beach Boys
  4. Seuss’s
  5. Baltimore, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington
  6. Bullwinkle J. Moose of “Rocky and Bullwinkle”
  7. The War of 1812
  8. Google
  9. Johann Strauss II
  10. Papaya
  11. The Smithsonian Institution
  12. 19th
  13. Romaine
  14. The Tony Awards
  15. Rhubarb
  16. “Vogue”
  17. 1975
  18. Muhammad Ali
  19. The nightclub is in NYC and the beach is in Rio de Janeiro
  20. Yosemite

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