The answers to last week's pop quiz



Who was the first person to cross the Atlantic in an airplane?

Who was the first woman to cross the Atlantic, alone, in an airplane? How many years later

Charles Lindbergh

Amelia Earhart, 5 years


A couple of koala bears were taken from the San Francisco Zoo recently. Their keepers were concerned because they only eat leaves from a certain type of tree, and not much else! What type of tree provides the leaves for the koala bear diet? Eucalypt (or eucalyptus).


Who composed the music and who wrote the words to the opera 'Cosi Fan Tutti'?

When was the first performance and how old was the composer?

Mozart, Lorenzo da Ponte.

Jan 26, 1790, almost 34


When is the next "blue moon"

November 30, 2001, at 20:49 GMT


Who was the first United States president to be photographed while in office?

Which president did not learn to read until he was 17 years old because his parents had been too poor to send him to school?

Who invented the swivel chair?

John Quincy Adams
James Polk in office

Andrew Johnson

Thomas Jefferson


What type of transportation device is Ginger?

Who is the inventor? What else has he invented?

personal transportation device

Dean Kamen, infusion pump, Sterling motor, wheelchair


St. Patrick's Day is celebrated worldwide on March 17th, but originated in Ireland. Before he was a saint, and before he was a bishop sent back to Ireland by Pope Celestine, he FIRST came to Ireland under very bad conditions. How did St. Patrick first come to Ireland?

Why does St. Patrick's Day have a special meaning for The Empire State Building.

He was kidnapped in Scotland, and sold in Ireland as a slave.

Building started on SPD in 1930, lights stay lit till 3AM


The Committee of Vigilance was formed in San Francisco in 1851 and again in 1856 for what reasons?

What form of justice did the Committee dispense?

Rampant crime wave



How many steps does the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. have? 897


What is the scientific term for the fear of being eaten?

What is the scientific term for the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth.




What is the scientific name for the fungus that caused the Irish Potato Famine during the 19th Century? Phytophthora infestans


In 1994, chess player Nikolai Titov lost a chess match for what reason? His head exploded (?)

Congratulations on all your correct answers!