TRIVIAL Waste of Time

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  1. What was the name of the first satellite to relay television signals across the Atlantic ocean?
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  2. What was the first telephone message?
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  3. Between which two US cities was the first telegraph line established?
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  4. What was Thomas Edison's favorite invention?
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  5. What product was first produced by the Automatic Hook and Eye company in 1896?
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  6. What is the most widely used plastic?
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  7. Who was the first person to fly over the north pole?
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  8. Who introduced the first low priced, mass-producable car?
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  9. Who invented the light bulb?
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  10. Who was the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean?
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  11. What does RCA stand for?
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  12. Where was paper invented?
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  13. Under what city was the first subway system built?
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  14. What 1790 US act granted exvlusive rights to inventors?
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  15. Who invented the Steamboat?
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  16. What did Joseph Glidden invent in 1874?
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  17. In what asian city did Frank Loyd Wright build an earthquake-proof hotel?
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  18. What invention was Sir Thomas Crapper knighted for?
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  19. What US spacecraft landed on the planet Mars in 1976?
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  20. While it was not the first personal computer marketed, this company's PC, introduced in 1981, created a standard architecture for the industry.
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  21. What was invented by painter Samuel B. Morse?
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  22. What did Sylvester Graham invent?
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  23. What is the technique by which plants are grown in water without soil?
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  24. Where on the Moon did Apollo XI land?
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  25. When was the electric garbage disposal invented?
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  26. What inert gas is used in fluorescent lights?
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  27. What was the Gabel Entertainer?
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  28. How many astronauts were in each project Murcury space capsule?
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  29. What automobile was known as the 'Flying Teapot'?
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  30. What did C.C. Magee invent in 1935?
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  31. What does MSG stand for?
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  32. Who made the first solo flight around the world?
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  33. What did Clarence Birdseye perfect in 1924?
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  34. What was the first man-made satellite?
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  35. Who invented the Stock Ticker in 1870?
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  36. What did Charles Moncke invent?
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  37. Who was the first human to orbit the Earth?
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  38. What two metals are alloyed to make Bronze?
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  39. What do AM and FM stand for?
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  40. What company is the world's largest user of Silver?
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  41. What did Hungarian brothers Georgo and Laszlo Biro invent in 1938?
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  42. What automotive feature did Mary Anderson invent in 1902?
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  43. What did Charles Best and Frederick Banting discover in 1922?
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  44. What was the first man-made insecticide?
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  45. Who invented the automobile in 1885?
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  46. He is credited with inventing the hot air balloon, in 1783.
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  47. Name the ship that laid the first successful Trans-Atlantic telegraph cable in 1866.
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  48. He introduced the Julian Calendar, in 46 BC.
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  49. In 1856 this British engineer and metallurgist invented the process for turning cast iron into steel by forcing air through the molten metal.
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  50. What mathematical operation are Napier's Bones used for?
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  51. What does a farrier do?
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  52. What did Norman Stingley invent and sell to the Wham-O toy company?
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  53. Who received the first Nobel Prize in Physics, in 1901, for his discovery of X-rays?
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  54. What does a cooper make?
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  55. Who was the first US astronaut to walk in space?
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