TRIVIAL Waste of Time

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  1. Which engineer, designer of the first transatlantic steamer, was born on April 9th, 1806?
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  2. Who founded the Nirmal Hriday Home for Dying Destitute?
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  3. Who launched his literary career with Tales of the South Pacific, and went on to write Hawaii, Alaska and Poland?
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  4. Which footballer, who won 54 caps for Scotland, was banned from international play for life in 1975 after an altercation in a night club?
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  5. Which glamorous actress, who died on April 15th 1990, retired at the age of 36, having made 27 films?
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  6. Which rock group is named after the inventor of the seed drill?
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  7. Who is the youngest person ever admitted into the Society of American Magicians?
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  8. What was Danny Kaye's real name?
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  9. Who was shot dead on April 26th 1865 twelve days after murdering a public figure?
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  10. Which actress lost a leg (due to gangrene), but continued touring, doing parts that she could perform sitting down?
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  11. Which German arms merchant was born April 26th 1812?
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  12. Who came up with the mottoe, The customer is always right.
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  13. Who was known as The Swedish Nightingale?
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  14. Which American, who died April 9th 1959, was awarded the American Institute of Architects' Gold Medal, and had a song written about him by Paul Simon?
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  15. Which famous Englishman was baptized April 26th 1564?
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  16. Sonny & Cher had a daughter on March 4th 1969. What was her name?
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  17. Who set her first record for flying solo across the Atlantic in 1932, taking 14 hours, 56 minutes?
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  18. Which food was Mel Blanc, ironically, allergic to?
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  19. Of what crime was Al Capone finally convicted?
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  20. Who said: I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, sweat and tears.
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  21. Which comedy actress, who died April 26th 1989, married popular bandleader Desi Arnaz?
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  22. Who was musical director of the Philadelphia Orchestra from 1912 to 1936, with whom he made three films, including Fantasia?
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  23. In which country was Florence Nightingale born?
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  24. Who was the Founder of the Society of Shakers
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  25. Which seismologist was born April 26th 1900?
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  26. Who spent a quarter of a century studying animals in the Gombe Game Reserve in Africa?
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  27. Known for his biting satire, but remembered most for one fantastic novel, his works included A Modest Proposal, a satire suggesting that the poor should improve their lot by selling children?
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  28. He said "Drama is life with the dull bits taken out."
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  29. Who married George burns on January 7th 1926, at the age of 20?
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  30. Which pop megastar had 5,300 uppers, downers, and painkillers prescribed for him during the last 7 months of his life?
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  31. This doctor was made President of Malawi when it gained independence in 1964.
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  32. Who discovered the element polonium?
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  33. Which French fashion designer introduced the concept of women wearing trousers to the fashion industry?
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  34. Which former King of Albania died April 9th 1961?
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  35. The first of Arthur Wynne's creations was published in the New York World newspaper in 1913. What was it?
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  36. Which husky-voiced actress, born in 1921, played Gwendolyn Fairfax in the classic film version of The Importance of Being Earnest?
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  37. Who committed the world's first train robbery on July 21st, 1873 in Adair, Iowa?
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  38. What was Mary Shelley's maiden name?
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  39. Who held the seat of Caernarfon Boroughs in the English Parliment for fifty-five years?
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  40. Which musician always had a handkerchief in his hand while playing his trumpet?
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  41. Which Conductor, born April 15th 1924, is famous for the many recordings he has made with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, including the 250th anniversary performance of Handel's Messiah?
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  42. Which comic actor, born March 16th 1926 and given the name Joseph Levitch, starred in the 1963 version of The Nutty Professor?
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  43. What was Billy the Kid's real name?
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  44. In what year did Queen Elizabeth II come to the throne?
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  45. Which South African leader imprisoned Mohandas Gandhi for his part in the non-violent resistance to anti-Indian legislation?
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  46. What was the Queen Mother's maiden name?
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  47. Who is the only person ever to have been unanimously elected as US President?
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  48. Which famous Englishman was born (and died) on St. George's day, April 23rd?
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  49. Who introduced potatos to Ireland?
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  50. How was the Mongol Temujin better known?
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  51. What was John Wayne's real name?
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  52. What is Charles the Great of the Franks better known as?
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  53. Which fashion designer invented the mini skirt?
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  54. Which founder of a US detective agency died July 1st 1884?
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  55. Which famous military leader said: History is a lie agreed upon?
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  56. Which actress, born April 15th 1939 in Tunis, played Princess Dala in The Pink Panther (1963)?
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  57. He said "Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac"
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  58. Which English woman beat Billie Jean King to win the Wimbeldon tennis singles title in 1969?
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  59. One of the 1st Duke of Marlborough's descendants became British Prime Minister twice, who was it?
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  60. Name the daughters of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson.
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  61. What nationality was Hannibal (the general, not the book/movie character)?
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  62. This guitarist, born April 26th 1938, was famous for his distinctively low, twangy riffs on his instrumental hits in the late 50s and early 60s?
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  63. Judy Garland had two daughters. One is Lorna Luft; who is her more famous sister?
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  64. Which xylophone player and astronomer was born March 4th 1923?
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  65. What were the first names of the Brothers Grimm?
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