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Questions & Answers on General Knowledge.
What was the origin of a New York “ticker tape parade”?
Before the electronic age, ticker tape was a thin paper ribbon of information fed mechanically to the brokers on Wall Street. At day’s end, floors were ankle deep with ticker tape. On October 28, 1886, the elaborate dedication of the Statue of Liberty was visible from the brokers’ windows, causing such excitement that they began tossing ticker tape out the windows. That’s how the ticker tape parade became a New York tradition.
Which planet could melt metal?
What do the words algebra, sofa, sash, and sequin have in common?
What causes a yawn?
What are the Lumière brothers famous for?
What are poles of a magnet?
What makes an airplane fly?
When was the first artificial satellite launched?
What space probes have been launched to Mercury?
Why are lasers harmful to your eyes?
How do the automatic soda dispensers at fast food joints know when the cup is full?
What is the ocean floor like?
How do Oven Cooking Bags work? I know they are made of heat resistant nylon resin, but can you explain what that means?
Did the new millennium bring countries together?
Are microwaves attenuated in air?
If lighter colors reflect more light, then why is it easier for a pale person to sunburn than someone with a darker skin tint?
When did people start to use buses?
Are amphibians safe to touch?
Why does air speed up as it flows over an airplane wing?
Which plants drown bugs?
What were the first aircraft like?
Is there rain above the clouds?
How did these navigations begin?
How can I get a baby brother instead of a baby sister?
Who were the Mississippians?
Why at the end of a profound statement or prayer do Christians, Moslems, and Jews all say “amen”?
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Ways to Make This the Best Christmas Season
Spend time in nature
Wherever you live, in a cold or warm climate, spend time outside absorbing the natural beauty of this time of year. The smells, the sounds, the climate of December are all part of the joyful anticipation of Christmas.