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Final Jeopardy: U.S. States

The Final Jeopardy question (5/6/2014), in the category “U.S. States” was: Between 2006 & 2013 it went from 39th to 6th in per capita income & its unemployment rate dropped...

Baseball Milestones of April 8th

April 8th is the anniversary of two significant Major League baseball events of the past. Forty years ago, on April 8th, 1974, Henry Aaron of the Atlanta Braves broke Babe Ruth’s...

Final Jeopardy: Monarchs

The Final Jeopardy question (4/2/2014), in the category “Monarchs” was: In 2005 the Kul Sharif Mosque of Tatarstan was reopened 453 years after it was destroyed by this man. Day...

Final Jeopardy: Literature & Opera

The Final Jeopardy question (3/31/2014), in the category “Literature & Opera” was: An aria in this Shakespeare-based opera says, “Di Scozia a te promettono le profetesse il trono…che tardi?” The...

Final Jeopardy: World Politics

The Final Jeopardy question (2/7/2014), in the category “World Politics” was: When these 2 men swapped jobs in 2012, their country’s media described the move as “castling.” It’s the last...

Final Jeopardy: The Periodic Table

The Final Jeopardy question (2/5/2014), in the category “The Periodic Table” was: Of the element symbols that don’t match the element’s English name, this element’s symbol is alphabetically 1st. The...

Captain Phillips (2013)

Tom Hanks stars as Captain Richard Phillips in this true story of the 2009 Somali pirate hijacking of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama , the first American cargo ship to...

Tom Hanks on GMA

Not too sure why this is such a big deal. Elizabeth Vargas asks Tom Hanks to give a sample of his accent in “Cloud Atlas.” Tom Hanks tells her that...