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Trivia of the Day Blog
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Trivia 6/1
Answer for 5/28:
When sculpted, the two lions in front of the New York Public Library were called "Leo Astor" and "Leo Lenox", after John Jacob Astor and James Lenox, whose libraries had been used as the foundation of books. But in the 1930s, Mayor Fiorello La Guardia renamed the lions something else. What are those names?
A. William and Charles
B. Patience and Fortitude
C. Imagination and History
Ans: B. Patience and Fortitude. Sculpted by Edward Clark Potter, Mayor La Guardia renamed them "Patience" and "Fortitude" in honor of the characteristics shown by New Yorkers during the Great Depression. In 1911, the library's main branch, which took 16 years to build and at the time was the largest marble structure ever built in the United States, was dedicated by President William H. Taft. The library has some 2 million cardholders, and its collection grows by some 10,000 items a week.
42 players answered correctly.
Question for 6/1:
Actor Gary Coleman died last week. He is famous as Arnold Jackson-Drummond on the 70s/80s sitcom Diff'rent Strokes. But he also had a guest-starring role on an episode of the 70s sci-fi show Buck Rogers in the 25th Century as a 493 year-old, child president and super-genius. What was that character's name?
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Posted by stars2/quizz2000 at 7:47 AM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, June 1, 2010 7:47 AM EDT
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