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Jeopardy Learnin’ – 10/1/12 – 10/5/12 October 7, 2012

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MONDAY – 10/1/12

- Burt Bacharach & Hal David were the first songwriting duo to ever be awarded the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

http://www.loc.gov/about/awardshonors/gershwin/

 

-Barbra Streisand, is the only artist to have #1 albums in each decade from the 1960’s through the 2000’s. (People – 1964, The Way We Were – 1974, Guilty – 1980, The Broadway Album – 1985, Back to Broadway - 1993, Higher Ground – 1997, Love is the Answer – 2009)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbra_Streisand_discography

 

TUESDAY – 10/2/12

-In 1987 Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, as well as the Jefferson designed University of Virginia were named, collectively, as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Both sites were designed by Jefferson himself.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monticello

 

-The metal band that holds the eraser on top of a pencil is called a “ferrule”

http://www.ehow.com/how-does_4924123_how-pencil-made.html

 

-Categories on today’s show include “The Walking Dead” and “Where’s Carl?”

(If you don’t watch the tv show – Carl is a young boy who’s always on the loose. Whenever you tell him to go in the house, he’s never there. Then inevitably someone will say “Where’s Carl?” which means shite’s about to go down and Carl is probably in danger (again) or causing mayhem. Little dumbass.)


 

 

WEDNESDAY – 10/3/12

-English is the official language of Ghana

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Languages_of_Ghana

 

-The physician to Queen Elizabeth I, Rodrigo Lopez was accused of conspiracy to poison the queen. He hanged,then drawn and quartered

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodrigo_L%C3%B3pez_(physician)

 

-The Saturn rocket series began as part of a concept co-created by  Wernher von Braun

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturn_rocket

 

-The modern opera, “Nixon in China” begins with Air Force One landing in Beijing

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nixon_in_China_(opera)

 

THURSDAY – 10/4/12

 

-Benny the Bull, of the Chicago Bulls, was the first mascot to roam the sidelines of an NBA basketball game.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benny_the_bull

 

-rattan wood can be used to make artificial bones

http://news.discovery.com/tech/artificial-bone-made-wood.html

 

-The Vestal virgins were responsible for receiving the wills of Roman dignitaries

http://clioschildren.blogspot.com/2010/05/vestal-virgins.html

 

-Any virgin deemed to have shirked her or had sexual relations would be punished with death. Since spilling the blood of a Vestal Virgin was forbidden, the punishment was carried out by burying them alive.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vestal_Virgin#Punishments

 

 

FRIDAY – 10/5/12

 

-The Chieftains, celebrating their 50 year anniversary was started by Padd Maloney as an Irish folk group

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_chieftains

 

-When A Clockwork Orange was
first published in the US, American publishers deleted the last chapter in which the anti-hero, Alex, decides to give up his ultra-violent ways and change his life for the better

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Clockwork_Orange#Omission_of_the_final_chapter

 

-Before being appointed Prime Minister of Israel Golda Meir had been appointed minister to Russia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golda_Meir#Minister_Plenipotentiary_to_Moscow

 

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