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presidential sealTonight, we have United States Presidential trivia:

  • He was the first President to be born in a log cabin.
  • He was the first President to ride on a railroad train.
  • He was the first President someone tried to assassinate.
  • He was the first Governor of Florida.
  • He killed a man in a dual.

QUESTION:

Who is this United States President?

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 One Dollar BillQUESTION:

How many Presidents have their image on both US currency paper bills (Federal Reserve Notes) and coins?

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Metric SystemHere in the good old U.S. we measure things by feet, gallons, pounds, and degrees Fahrenheit also known as the Imperial system of measurement.

QUESTION:

How many countries in the world have not adopted the Metric system?

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HotWell, in case you haven’t noticed, it’s been pretty darn hot here in Los Angeles the past few days with temperatures reaching over 100 degrees in downtown LA. Before it starts to cool off this weekend, I thought I’d hit you up with a hot weather question.

QUESTION:

What was the highest recorded temperature in downtown Los Angeles?

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Mallard Steam LocomotiveOn May 10, 1904, the steam locomotive City of Truro became the first steam engine in Europe to exceed 100 miles per hour.   The speed record for steam locomotives was set some years later.

QUESTION:

What is the speed record for a steam locomotive (in miles per hour)?

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Arbor Day TreeTomorrow, April 25th is Arbor Day in the U.S.  It’s the holiday in which groups and individuals are encouraged to plant and care for trees.  The first Arbor Day in the world was held in a small Spanish village in 1805.  The first American Arbor Day was organized by J. Sterling Morton in Nebraska in 1872. An estimated one million trees were planted on that first Arbor Day.

In honor of Arbor Day, we have a tree trivia question for you.

All 50 states have an official state tree.  But, some trees have been chosen by more than one state.  For example, the Eastern Cottonwood is the official state tree of both Kansas and Nebraska.

QUESTION:

How many different trees are there on the list of Official State Trees?

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Jerrie Mock in 1964On this date in history…  50 years ago today, Jerrie Mock, a housewife from Columbus Ohio, set an aviation record by becoming the first woman to fly solo around the world.

QUESTION:

How many days did it take for her to fly around the world?

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