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American Trivia

What is the most frequently stolen street sign in New York City?
A: Hooker Place.

What name was originally spelled out in the huge mountainside sign that welcomes visitors in Hollywood?
A: Hollywoodland, the name of a real-estate subdivision on the site of what is now the nation's film capital.

How many official time zones are there in the United States--including Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and American Samoa?
A: Eight. From Puerto Rico to Samoa, they are Atlantic, Eastern, Central, Mountain, Pacific, Alaska Standard, Hawaii-Aleutian an Samoa Standard.

What was the total weight of the identical Dionne quintuplets--Annette, Cecile, Emilie, Marie and Yvonne--when they were born on May 28, 1934?
A: 13.5 pounds.

Prior to their complete 1998 redesign, how did $20 bills differ from those printed before 1948?
A: The engraving of the White House on the back of the bill was changed in 1948 to include structural alterations made during Harry S. Truman's presidency. Additions include a balcony on the front portico and two more chimneys. Also different on the revised bill are the words below the engraving, which were changed from "White House" to "The White House."

Why is Arizona sometimes referred to as the Valentine State?
A: It joined the Union as the 48th state on February 14, 1912.

When you translate "revenue enhancement" from government doublespeak, what have you got?
A: A tax increase.

What is the name of the tiny pond in New York's Adirondack Mountains where the 315-mile-long Hudson River originates?
A: Lake Tear of the Clouds.

What four state capitals are named after cities in England?
A: Hartford, Connecticut; Dover, Delaware, Boston, Massachusetts; and Richmond, Virginia.

What was the name of pioneer Daniel Boone's family cat?
A: Bluegrass--which is also the nickname of Kentucky, the state he helped found.

What words appear on the front of the penny, nickel, dime and quarter--alongside the likenesses of Presidents Lincoln, Jefferson, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Washington, respectively?

What is the name of the periodical published by the Procrastinators Club of America?
A: "Last Month's Newsletter"

How deep is Oregon's Crater Lake, the deepest lake in the United States?
A: 1,932 feet deep. The lake is in the crater of Mount Mazama, an extinct volcano.

Which six states have more senators than representatives in Congress?
A: Alaska, Delaware, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont and Wyoming have only one representative each.

Where did the family of Thomas Mellon, founder of the prosperous banking dynasty, settle after immigrating to the U.S. from northern Ireland?
A: Poverty Point, Pennsylvania.

What state has designated "Home on the Range" its official song?
A: Kansas.

When Charles Lindbergh soloed across the Atlantic in 1927, what did he bring along to keep him company?
A: The "Lone Eagle" took a Feliz the Cat doll on his 33-1/3 hour flight.

Podunk has come to mean Smalltown U.S.A. Where is Podunk?
A: In Massachusetts, near Worcester.

What organization in 1972 began encouraging its members to learn how to teat rat bites and read subway maps?
A: The Boy Scouts, by offering merit badges in those two areas of achievement.