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Daily Quiz: Monday 24th May 2021 : General Knowledge

#1. On what surface is the sport of curling played?

Curling is a winter sport played on ice. It is believed to have been invented in Scotland as far back as the 16th Century. A curling stone with the date of 1511 was discovered when an old pond was drained, giving credence to its popularity and longevity as a sport. It has been a Winter Olympic sport since 1998

#2. What is the device holding beverage six packs together called?

Another name besides yoke is six pack rings. Yokes are a set of connected plastic rings that, when exposed to the sun, should degrade in three months.

#3. Which of these is NOT known as a possible side effect of eating garlic?

Garlic is an herb also known as Ail, Ajo, Allii Sativi Bulbus, Allium, Allium sativum, Camphor of the Poor, Da Suan, Lasun, Lasuna, Nectar of the Gods, Poor Man’s Treacle, Rason, Rust Treacle, or Stinking Rose.

Common side effects (especially when eating raw garlic) may include:

unpleasant breath or body odor;
heartburn, burning in your mouth or throat;
nausea, vomiting, gas or
diarrhea.

#4. What are brown skin discolorations appearing on the skin of elderly people sometimes called?

Liver spots (also known as age spot, solar lentigo) are blemishes on the skin associated with aging and exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun.[4] They range in color from light brown to red or black and are located in areas most often exposed to the sun, particularly the hands, face, shoulders, arms and forehead, and the scalp if bald.

The spots derive their name from the fact that they were once incorrectly believed to be caused by liver problems, but they are physiologically unrelated to the liver, save for a similar color. From the age of 40, the skin is less able to regenerate from sun exposure, and liver spots are very common in this age group, particularly in those who spend time in the sun.

#5. In which television sitcom did Chandler Bing and Monica Geller get married?

“The One with Monica and Chandler’s Wedding” is a double length episode of the television sitcom Friends. It first aired on May 17, 2001 as the finale of season seven

#6. What is the name of the vessel on which Jason sailed from Iolcos to retrieve the Golden Fleece?

In Greek mythology, was the ship on which Jason and the Argonauts sailed from Iolcos to Colchis to retrieve the Golden Fleece.

Argo was constructed by the shipwright Argus, and its crew were specially protected by the goddess Hera. The best source for the myth is the Argonautica by Apollonius Rhodius. According to a variety of sources of the legend, Argo was said to have been planned or constructed the vessel with the help of Athena. According to certain sources, Argo was the first ship to sail the seas. It was Athena who taught Tiphys to attach the sails to the mast, as he was the steersman and would need to know the workings of the ship. According to other legends, she contained in her prow a magical piece of timber from the sacred forest of Dodona, which could speak and render prophecies.

 

#7. Name the show with these characters: Barney, Helen and Gomer.

The first episode of “The Andy Griffith Show” was October 3, 1960. Don Knotts played Barney Fife on the show and was the cousin of Andy on the show. There was a total of 249 episodes in 8 different seasons. The show ended on April 1, 1968.

#8. The historic meeting between Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in in April 2018 was between leaders of which countries?

Kim Jong-un was the first North Korean leader to enter South Korea since the Korean War effectively ended in 1953.

#9. What popular fruit has seeds that contain the poison, cyanide?

While they say, an apple a day keeps the doctor away, eating too many of these seeds could put you in the hospital. The tiny black seeds contain a plant compound called amygdalin, which turns into hydrogen cyanide when chewed or digested. The same goes for cherry, apricot and peach seeds as they also contain the compound. However, apple seeds in small amounts do not contain enough cyanide to cause harm. However, it is better to spit out seeds to avoid any potential issues.

#10. Which of these crimes is the only one defined in the United States Constitution?

Section 110 of Article 3 of the Constitution defines treason thusly: “Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.”

It is two different types of treason therefore the Constitution recognizes: the actual waging of war against the U.S. but also the assistance given to those who would wage war.

The Constitution also defines the punishment of treason therein:
“The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.”

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