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From December 1974 to January 1999, astronaut John Glenn served as a Democratic senator for which US state?
Known as Yugoslavia at the time, First Lady Melania Trump was born in what modern-day country?
Which California city is nicknamed “The Capital of Silicon Valley”?
In Soccer/Football, what is the term for when the ball is passed through an opponent’s legs?
In the 19th century, what condition was known as “consumption”?
In August 2017, which soccer/football star signed with Paris Saint-Germaine for a world record of approximately a quarter billion dollars?
The Leaning Tower of Pisa is in which region of Italy?
Located in Argentina, what is the world’s highest mountain outside of Asia?
The Mobius Loop is more commonly known as the symbol to remind people to do what?
Which South Carolina politician is the only person in US history to have served in the Senate at age 100?
What is the term for a grammar mark that appears above a word, such as a tilde or an umlaut?
In computers, what does USB stand for?
Who wrote “Bridget Jones’ Diary”?
In which country is the Bataan Peninsula?
“Sycamore Row” was the 2013 sequel to what John Grisham novel—his first?
On what river is the Hoover Dam located?
In which film does Arnold Schwarzenegger famously yell, “Get to the choppa!”?
Released in 2014, what was Sam Smith’s award-winning debut album?
The phrase “Book’em, Danno,” is associated with which police show?
What is the one-word name for the “infinity” symbol?
Who is “The Muscles from Brussels”?
Denim is typically made from what fiber?
Which Shakespeare play features the line, “So shines a good deed in a naughty world”?
In the 1993 film “Groundhog Day,” Bill Murray’s character wakes up every day to what Sonny & Cher song?
English illustrator Martin Handford created what series of children’s books in 1984?
Which British author wrote the “Mr. Men” and “Little Miss” series of books?
In the TV series “Friends,” most episode titles started off with what three words?
In Ancient Greece, what was a hoplite?
In imperial measurements, what distance is equal to four inches?
ARPANET computer scientist Ray Tomlinson is internationally considered the inventor of what?
“Barista” is the Italian for what?
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) was founded in what city in 1960?
In the film “The Shawshank Redemption,” Andy conceals his escape tunnel behind a poster of which actress?
The Strait of Gibraltar links the Atlantic Ocean with what body of water?
What company is the subject of the 2016 film “The Founder”?
What bone is commonly referred to as the tailbone?
What was Princess Diana’s maiden name?
In 1903, Mary Anderson was awarded a patent after inventing what now-standard feature on cars?
Introducing commercial flights in 2011, the Boeing 787 is also known as the what?
Carrie Fisher was the daughter of which movie star?
Which piece of music by Tchaikovsky calls for the firing of cannons?
Rick Allen, who plays with only one arm, is the drummer for which band?
Completed in 537 and remaining the world’s largest cathedral for nearly 1,000 years, the Hagia Sophia is in what modern-day city?
Which 1920 book was Agatha Christie’s debut novel, and introduced Hercule Poirot?
In 1997, which model of Toyota became the world’s first modern, mass-produced hybrid?
In 2017, which film won a record seven Golden Globe Awards, winning in every category for which it was nominated?
In what year did women gain the right to vote in Switzerland?
Mother/Saint Teresa of Calcutta was born in 1910 in Skopje, which is now the capital of what modern-day country?
The word “Yahoo” originates from the name of a fictional race of creatures in which novel?
In film and TV productions, what is the name for the person in charge of the lights and electricity?

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