This week’s questions:
1) What major U.S. land acquisition won ratification by the U.S. Senate by just one vote?
2) Where did Larry David, creator and star of the TV sitcom Curb Your Enthusiasm, first hear “Frolic,” the tune that became his show’s theme song?
3) How many of the eight Ivy League schools were founded before the American Revolution?
4) When it comes to supersonic travel, at what g-force do people start to lose their color vision?
5) What seabird spends the first four or more years of its life aloft?
This week’s answers:
1) The 1867 purchase of Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million.
2) In a bank commercial, in the mid-1990s.
3) Seven. Only Cornell University was founded after the Revolution in 1865.
4) At 4Gs–four times the force of gravy. The phenomenon is called graying out.
5) The sooty tern, the most abundant seabird in the trophics. After fledging it only touches down on land when fully mature, and then only during the breeding season.
Source: Workman Publishing/”Page-A-Day”