These Are Easier Than Last Week's, I Promise

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As usual, no Google and post your answers in the comments:

  1. Who was the first openly gay person to host the Oscars?
  2. What is the connection between Moby Dick (the whale) and Moby (the DJ and musician)?
  3. Who was the song “Hey Jude” written for?
  4. Where was the first meeting of the United Nations held?
  5. Why was the invention of movable type abandoned in its country of origin?
  6. Where is the Encyclopædia Britannica headquartered?

Last week’s answers:

  1. What did ENIAC stand for?
    Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer.

  2. What was the first film to win Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Actress?
    It Happened One Night. Clark Gable’s only Oscar, and Claudette Colbert thought that Bette Davis would win, so she didn’t attend the ceremony. The next film to win those four awards was One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

  3. Which President of the United States served the shortest term?
    William Henry Harrison.

  4. What are the IRT, IND, and BMT, and what do the initials stand for?
    The Interborough Rapid Transit, the INDependent Subway, and the Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit were the three subway companies than ran the subways in New York City prior to subway unification in the 1940s. There are still a few signs in the subway that refer to the IRT/BMT/IND.

  5. Who was Evelyn Nesbit?
    Evelyn Nesbit was a show girl and the former mistress of architect Stanford White. Stanford White was the “White” in the firm of McKim, Mead and White; among other buildings, he was responsible for the old Penn Station and the second Madison Square Garden. White died when Harry Thaw, Nesbit’s husband, shot him in the face on the roof of White’s Madison Square Garden.

  6. A wiki is a user-editable website. Where did the name “wiki” come from?
    It’s allegedly Hawaiian for “quick”.

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1.) Who was the first openly gay person to host the Oscars?

The only Oscar host I can name is Billy Crystal. I don't think he's gay, so I've got nothing.

2.) What is the connection between Moby Dick (the whale) and Moby (the DJ and musician)?

They both have a hump like a snow-hill?

3.) For whom was the song “Hey Jude” written for?

Julian Lennon.

4.) Where was the first meeting of the United Nations held?

Geneva, .ch

5.) Why was the invention of movable type abandoned in its country of origin?

Opposition from guilders who used whatever technology MT replaced?

6.) Where is the Encyclopædia Britannica headquartered?

Cayman Is.?

Last week's were extremely hard. I read them once and just walked away.

1. Who was the first openly gay person to host the Oscars? Whoopi? Although, I'm not sure she's open about it, so I guess I'll just go with Ellen.

2. What is the connection between Moby Dick (the whale) and Moby (the DJ and musician)? He's a Melville.

3. Who was the song “Hey Jude” written for? John's son Julian, who, at some point had a musical career, no?

4. Where was the first meeting of the United Nations held? Switzerland? in other words, nope, no idea

5. Why was the invention of movable type abandoned in its country of origin? nope, no idea

6. Where is the Encyclopædia Britannica headquartered? The Windy City

1. Dunno, Rosie? I don't remember awards shows.
2. Dunno.
3. Dunno.
4. San Francisco, no?
5. I'm guessing because they came up with the next generation machies that automatically arranged the pieces as you typed, I can't remember what its called but I saw one once and it was damn cool.
6. No idea.

I'm sad I missed last week, I knew 5 (yay for Ragtime!) and 6!

Aside: "you may use some html tags for style" apparently does not include em or strong.

b and /b work fine. And there's also Markdown.

I thought "wiki" was the sound you made when you tried to imitate scratching a record.

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