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Questions & Answers on General Knowledge.
Why do we say a graduating lawyer has “passed the bar”?
To control rowdiness, a wooden bar was built across early courtrooms to separate the judge, lawyers, and other principle players from the riffraff seated in the public area. That bar, first used in the sixteenth century, also underlies the English word barrister, the lawyer who argues the case in court. When someone has “passed the bar” or has been “called to the bar,” it means he or she is now allowed into the closed-off area.
Where did the two-fingered peace sign come from?
Who discovered Uranus?
What types of climate are found in South America?
How can we polarize a molecule?
What is a barometer, how does it work, and why is it useful in predicting the weather?
How does a computer work?
Do seabirds ever live on land?
How does a surface know how hard it must push upward on an object to support that object?
Are black panthers also big cats?
Why do north and south poles on magnets change back and forth?
How does a magnet manufacturer make a permanent magnet? how does it vary in strength?
Why do we call midday the “noon hour”?
How does the auto-focusing system on a camera work?
Who were the most adventurous sailors from western Europe?
Which snake is the fastest in the world?
What actually causes a fluorescent bulb to burn out?
Which is the longest snake in the world?
Why are some plays staged again and again?
Can you suspend an object in midair with magnetism?
What’s the difference between an insect and a spider?
How does hydroelectric power work?
Is it true that cold water in a pan will boil faster than hot water in a pan?
What is crocodillin?
Do all pythons have red eyes?
Should I talk to a stranger?
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The minstrels played their Christmas tune
To night beneath my cottage eaves;
While, smitten by a lofty moon,
The encircling laurels, thick with leaves,
Gave back a rich and dazzling sheen,
That overpowered their natural green.
Through hill and valley every breeze
Had sunk to rest with folded wings:
Keen was the air, but could not freeze,
Nor check, the music of the strings;
So stout and hardy were the band
That scraped the chords with strenuous hand.
And who but listened? till was paid
Respect to every inmates claim,
The greeting given, the music played
In honour of each household name,
Duly pronounced with lusty call,
And Merry Christmas wished to all.