World War I
World War I
was on Jeopardy! 75 times in a row, so long that your grandma got sick of him. He is the author of nine books, most recently the
Junior Genius Guides
for children. He lives in Seattle.
What kind of leaves are used in holiday decorating because they're nicknamed "Christ's thorn" in many cultures?
What object in a prison is nicknamed "Old Sparky" in fourteen U.S. states?
What play about scandal at a Catholic parish won a Tony and Pulitzer for John Patrick Shanley, and was later filmed with Meryl Streep?
What nickname did Thomas Jonathan Jackson earn for his bravery at the First Battle of Bull Run?
What is the official song of Kansas, since the state's herds of buffalo, deer, and antelope inspired its writing?
What tech billionaire was famous for always wearing a black Issey Miyake turtleneck, Levi's 501s, and New Balance sneakers?
What vegetables' colors—yellow and green—did Gregor Mendel study to discover the laws of heredity?
In his prime, what singer toured 51 weeks out of the year as the "hardest working man in show business"?
"Everything's Coming Up Roses" and "Let Me Entertain You" are songs from what 1959 musical about a striptease legend?
What family of twining, flowering vines is name-checked on Oasis's top-selling album?
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