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This Zen anarchist was a screenwriter for the first two Dirty Harry films and Apocalypse Now, lobbied Congress to give Teddy Roosevelt a Medal of Honor, came up with the idea of the octagon cage for the UFC, and helped inspire the character of Walter in The Big Lebowski.  Who is he?

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One of the leading poets of World World I, he wrote the poetry books Counter-Attack and the Old Huntsman.* Who was he?

*And needless to say, Al Stewart did a song about him.

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This woman murdered French Revolutionary Jean Paul Marat in his bathtub on July 13th, 1793.

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Who released the song “Year of the Cat” in 1976?

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At the time of her tragic death in 1952, her book Goodnight Moon had only sold a couple of thousand copies. It has now sold millions. Who was this author?

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Before he was the Professor on Gilligan’s Island, Russell Johnson starred in this 1957 classic with Pamela Duncan. What film was it?

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Born on June 12th, 1806 in Prussia, this civil engineer moved to Trenton and began designing the Brooklyn Bridge before dying of tetanus in 1869. Who was he?

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What 4-word term for dancing on top of or beside one’s moving car was made popular by Oakland rapper E-40′s song, “Tell Me When to Go”?

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Who recorded the song “Rock and Roll” on their 2002 album Killing the Dragon?

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arthur_d_little_portrait_540What company, named after the scientist who discovered acetate and headquartered in Boston, has played a key role in the creation of penicillin, NASDAQ, and the word processor?

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The oldest surviving printed book in the world was published on May 11, 868 AD. What is it?

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A couple of years after the Battle of Puebla (which Cinco de Mayo honors) the French captured Mexico City and put this man in charge. He would rule Mexico from 1864 until his abdication (and execution) in 1867. Who was he?

 

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On April 27th, 1986, this city of 49,000 people had to be evacuated because of the meltown of the nearby Chernobyl nuclear reactor. What city was it, which has been abandoned now for almost 30 years?

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What one-hit wonder group recorded a song called “Don’t Bogart Me” that was featured in the film Easy Rider?