New Trivia Questions from “Page-A-Day” 12/8

This week’s questions:

  1. What unique name honoring America’s first president was given to a tiny city in Washington State?
  2. How long are loggerhead turtles able to hold their breath underwater?
  3. What large strategic island did the U.S. propose buying for $100 million in 1946?
  4. What long plastic horn played by fans made the 2010 World Cup soccer final in South Africa the noisiest one ever held?
  5. What nation was the third to send a man into space?

This week’s answers:

  1. George. Nowhere else in the U.S. can there be a city known as George, Washington.
  2. More than 10 hours, a feat not matched by any other marine vertebrate.
  3. Greenland, from Denmark. Although the sale of the world’s largest island never materialized, the U.S. was able to establish military bases there.
  4. The vuvuzela.
  5. China, in 2003.  Its manned spacecraft, launched into orbit from the Gobi Desert, was named Shenzhou 5 or Divine Vessel 5.

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