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Trivia Challenge

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  1. Recently a town in what country organized the third annual European seagull screeching championship (where people imitated seagulls): Belgium, England or Portugal?
  2. What part of the body has the most bones?
  3. On May 5, 1862, Mexican troops defended Puebla from what country’s soldiers?
  4. How many double stiches are on an MLB baseball: 50, 26 or 108?
  5. May 6, 2023, is the Kentucky Derby: in what year was the first Kentucky Derby: 1822, 1875 or 1911?
  6. What is a bibliophile?
  7. May 7 is World Laughter Day; the first celebration of this day, in 1998, was organized by the founder of what yoga-related movement?
  8. How many years did Sleeping Beauty sleep?
  9. The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 will be held where?
  10. What is the name of the science concerning motion of projectiles?
  11. On May 8, 2012, what author/illustrator of “Where the Wild Things Are” died?
  12. What are the fastest growing hairs on the body?
  13. What is considered the smartest reptile: chameleon, crocodile or monitor lizard?
  14. On May 9, 1914, what U.S. president proclaimed the celebration of Mother’s Day?
  15. What are gneiss, schist and marble?
  16. How can spiders climb walls?
  17. On May 10, 1717, Judge John Hathorne died; he is primarily known for helping lead what trials?
  18. How are “A very good restaurant in its category,” Excellent cooking, worth a detour” and “Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey” similar?
  19. Why is the American quarter horse called that?
  20. On May 11, 1997, IBM computer Deep Blue won what kind of match?
  1. Belgium (the coastal town of De Panne)
  2. Feet
  3. France
  4. 108
  5. 1875
  6. A person who collects rare books
  7. Laughter Yoga
  8. 100
  9. Australia and New Zealand
  10. Ballistics
  11. Maurice Sendak
  12. Beard
  13. Monitor lizard
  14. Woodrow Wilson
  15. Metamorphic rocks
  16. They have hairy feet that create a “force of attraction,” and tarantulas’ feet spin silk to help stick.
  17. Salem witchcraft trials
  18. They are the definitions of one, two and three stars, respectively, in the 1936 Michelin Guide.
  19. Because it could outrun other horses in quarter mile or less races.
  20. Chess

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