1. How much is the
president of the United States paid in salary? How about his
2. Why did members
of Bruce Springsteen's backup group name themselves the E Street
3. Where was the
last major land battle of the Civil War fought?
4. What is the fastest
speed attained by a piloted aircraft?
5. What was the first
soda sold in the U.S.?
1. Annual salary,
$400,000 (it was raised from $200,000 in 2001); annual expense
2. It was the street
in Belmar, New Jersey, where the band's original keyboard player,
David Sancious, lived, and where the group rehearsed.
3. Near Brownsville,
Texas, at the Palmito Ranch on the Rio Grande. The fighting,
on May 12-13, 1865, ended with the Confederate forces victorious
and neither side aware that the war had officially been declared
over two days earlier.
4. 4,520 miles per
hour, or Mach 6.7 (which is 6.7 times the speed of sound). It
was achieved in an X-15 rocket plane piloted by William "Pete"
Knight on October 3, 1967.
5. Ginger ale. Created
and first sold by druggist James Vernor in his Detroit drugstore
in 1866, it was called Vernor's ginger ale.