Whose tombstone bears the inscription “Quoth the Raven, ‘Nevermore.’”? [su_ad]
-Edgar Allan Poe
Answer: It is one of the most well-known lines in poetry: “Quoth the Raven, ‘Nevermore.’” Edgar Allan Poe’s famous poem “The Raven,” was published on this day in 1845. Edgar Allan Poe is buried in Baltimore where his tombstone bears the inscription “Quoth the Raven, ‘Nevermore.’” His poem “The Raven” tells the story of a man, tormented by loss, who becomes the unwilling host to a raven. The bird flies in through his window, perches on a rafter of the ceiling and refuses to leave, replying only “nevermore” to the narrator’s increasingly frantic questioning.
Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer, editor, and literary critic. Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre. trends2trivia.com
Born: 19 January 1809, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 7 October 1849, Church Home and Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Poems: The Raven, Annabel Lee, The Bells, Lenore, MORE
Short stories: The Tell-Tale Heart, The Black Cat, MORE
Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.
Quoth the raven, “Nevermore!”
We loved with a love that was more than love.
Edgar Allan Poe
According to Google Trends, what is the most misspelled word in the United States?[su_ad]
Residents in New York, California, Minnesota, Kentucky and Ohio turn to Google to check the spelling of the word “beautiful” most often; enough to land it at the top of the list for most commonly searched words, according to an analysis by Google Trends. Spelling “pneumonia” stumped residents in Main, Michigan, Alabama and Washington most often, placing it second in the ranking. Why residents of West Virginia and Connecticut more frequently checked the spelling of “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” remains a mystery. Source: NYTimes.com
Beauty is a characteristic of an animal, idea, object, person or place that provides a perceptual experience of pleasure or satisfaction. Beauty is studied as part of aesthetics, culture, social psychology, philosophy and sociology.
Where would you find the Sea of Tranquility?[su_ad]
Answer: The Sea of Tranquility is the landing site of Apollo 11, the mission that gave mankind its first ever walk on the moon. The Sea of Tranquility is not actually a sea, so Neil Armstrong didn’t have to walk on water. In fact, there isn’t a single sea on the lunar surface. The Sea of Tranquility is a dark spot located in the northern hemisphere of the Moon. The Sea of Tranquility is a lunar mare formed by ancient volcanic eruptions. They were dubbed maria, Latin for “seas”, by early astronomers who mistook them for actual seas.
The Moon is an astronomical body that orbits planet Earth, being Earth’s only permanent natural satellite. Wikipedia
Distance to Earth: 384,400 km
Radius: 1,737 km
Gravity: 1.622 m/s²
Orbital period: 27 days
Polar radius: 1736.0 km (0.273 of Earth’s)
Angular diameter: 29.3 to 34.1 arcminutes
The capital of Liberia is named after which U.S. President?[su_ad]
Answer: Monrovia is the capital city of the West African country of Liberia. Founded in 1822, Monrovia is named in honor of U.S. President James Monroe, a prominent supporter of the colonization of Liberia. Along with Washington, D.C., it is one of two national capitals to be named after a U.S. President. As the fifth president of the United States, James Monroe is known for his “Monroe Doctrine,” disallowing further European colonization in the Americas. Monroe, who died in 1831, was the last of the Founding Fathers.
James Monroe was an American statesman and Founding Father who served as the fifth President of the United States from 1817 to 1825. Wikipedia
Born: 28 April 1758, Monroe Hall, Virginia, United States
Died: 4 July 1831, New York City, New York, United States
Party: Democratic-Republican Party
Presidential term: 4 March 1817 – 4 March 1825
Previous offices: President of the United States (1817–1825), MORE
What was the name of the teacher who died in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster?[su_ad]
-Sandra Day O’Connor
Answer: Christa McAuliffe was a social studies teacher from Concord, New Hampshire. She was one of the seven crew members killed in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster on this day in 1986. McAuliffe was selected from more than 11,000 applicants to participate in the NASA Teacher in Space Project and was scheduled to become the first teacher in space. On January 28, 1986, the shuttle broke apart 73 seconds after launch. There were no survivors. In 2004, she was posthumously awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor.
Sharon Christa McAuliffe was an American teacher from Concord, New Hampshire, and was one of the seven crew members killed in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. Wikipedia
Born: 2 September 1948, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 28 January 1986, Cape Canaveral, Florida, United States
Space missions: STS-51-L
Spouse: Steven J. McAuliffe (m. 1970–1986)
Parents: Grace Mary Corrigan, Edward Christopher Corrigan
Children: Scott Corrigan, Caroline Corrigan
Which fictional character was created in the 1930’s by two high school kids from Ohio?
Answer: Superman was the creation of two teenagers from Cleveland, Ohio: writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joseph Shuster, both children of Jewish immigrants. They were students at Glenville High School when they met in 1931, a pair of shy, awkward and unpopular kids who shared an interest in adventure and science fiction stories. In March 1938, Siegel and Shuster sold the rights to Superman to Detective Comics, the future DC Comics, for $130. By this time, they had resigned themselves that Superman would never be a success. triviatoday.fyi
Superman is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character was created by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster, high school students living in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1933. triviatoday.fyi
Place of origin: Krypton
Movies and TV shows: Justice League, MORE
Creators: Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster