Germantown (PA) was founded on October 6th, 1683, the first major immigration of Germans to America. The 13 families that arrived came from Germany aboard what ship?
The woman who posed for Manet’s famous painting Olympia later became a well-renowned artist in her own right. Who was she?
Which pope ran a crime family, hosted crazy orgies, and had several children by his various mistresses?
400 million years ago, the earth was covered in 8-meter tall mushrooms known as what?
In 1974, a woman named Geraldine Elizabeth Carmichael created a company called the 20th Century Motor Car Corporation and unveiled their flagship car, a three wheeled yellow sports car that got 70 mph. After raising money from investors, Carmichael disappeared, and it was discovered that the car was made primarily of wood and had a grass cutter carburetor. What was the three wheel car known as?
This co-founder of National Lampoon and co-writer of Animal House and Caddyshack died when he fell off a cliff on August 27th, 1980 in Kaui. As Harold Ramis famously said, “he probably fell while he was looking for a place to jump”.
Australia recently defeated New Zealand in the finals of the World Cup for what sport, similar to basketball and played predominately by women?
What poet is credited with the line, “Progress may have been alright once, but it has gone on too long.”
In what film, released in 1987, does a guy’s sex robot short circuit, causing him to hire Melanie Griffith to find a replacement in a post-apocalyptic wasteland?
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?
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.
This woman murdered French Revolutionary Jean Paul Marat in his bathtub on July 13th, 1793.
Who released the song “Year of the Cat” in 1976?
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?