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In what year did Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and “The Big Bopper” killed in a plane crash in Iowa on ‘the day the music died’?
Death Valley is located in what US state?
By law, gondolas in Venice must be painted which color?
In 2015, David Lagercrantz continued Steig Larssen’s “Millennium” series with, “The Girl in the…” what?
Someone performing nictation is doing what action?
A stage musical of which Disney film opened on Broadway in March 2014?
Which tennis star began the “tradition” of eating center court grass after winning Wimbledon?
Comprising of “Romeo + Juliet,” “Moulin Rouge!” and “Strictly Ballroom,” who directed the so-called “Red Curtain” trilogy of films?
What is the name for the order of insects which only have two wings?
What is the term for a fish’s tail fin?
What was Victoria Beckham’s ‘Spice’ name when she was part of the Spice Girls?
What’s the alternate name for Beijing National Stadium, built for use during the 2008 Summer Olympics?
The world-famous Copacabana Beach is in what city?
Who wrote the play “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead”?
Greenpeace International is headquartered in which city?
In March 1989, what tanker spilled nearly 11 million gallons of oil in Prince William Sound, Alaska?
Which 1880 book is Johanna Spyri famous for writing?
“Systolic” and “diastolic” are terms used when measuring what?
The TV series “Angel” was a spinoff of what other program?
Which author wrote the “Underland Chronicles”?
Taikonauts are space explorers from what country?
Which rapper was a cast member of ‘Degrassi: The Next Generation’ early in their career?
Signed off by Ronald Reagan, what became the official flower of the USA in 1986?
Henry Kissinger, Nelson Mandela, and Popes John Paul II and Francis have all been honorary members of which sports team?
Which search engine was originally called “Jerry and David’s Guide to the World Wide Web”?
Named after a creek in Carmel, California, which actor founded film company Malposo Productions?
Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, is in what country?
In 2015, Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and Joe Perry formed the supergroup “Hollywood…” what?
Ikebana is the Japanese art of arranging what?
The Horsehead Nebula is located inside of which constellation?
The medical condition known as cataract is caused by a clouding inside what part of the eye?
The Nazca Lines, which are geoglyphs that were designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994, are in what country?
In what year did the “tears of joy” emoji become the Oxford English Dictionary’s “Word” of the Year?
What is the term for the five horizontal lines on which musical notes are written?
Which author sold 300 million+ books, won a Tony for the musical “Redhead,” and an Oscar for the screenplay to the 1947 film “The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer”?
Though it primarily means a fear of water, someone with hydrophobia could also have what disease?
Though it spreads into Montana and Idaho, most of Yellowstone National Park is in what state?
What is the name for the female reproductive organs of a flower?
Dying in 2017 at age 40, Maryam Mirzakhani was the first woman to receive what award?
What is the world’s largest landlocked country?
The permanent seat of the International Court of Justice is in what country?
The “Marquess of Queensbury rules” is the code of generally accepted rules for what sport?
What disease is sometimes known as Lockjaw?
What is the only state in the USA where coffee is grown commercially?
Considered the first modern skyscraper, the “Home Insurance Building” was opened in 1885 in what city?
Since 1969, Carol Spinney has played both Big Bird and what other “Sesame Street” character?
In 1948, the Nobel Peace Prize was not given out in wake of whose assassination, under the logic that “there was 'no suitable living candidate”?
Comprising of more than 17,000 of them, what is the world’s largest island country?
Between 1998 and 2013, Pope Francis served as Archbishop of which city?
In 1947, who became the first person to break the speed of sound?

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