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September 17, 2020

The Atlantic hurricane season goes from when to when?

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Hurricanes are named alphabetically, with female and male names alternating. When did this way of naming first start?

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What is the deadliest hurricane on record?

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September 10, 2020

Which statement about American alligators and crocodiles is FALSE?

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The bite pressure of a crocodile is approximately 3,700 psi , while the American alligator's is only about 2,980 psi. alligators. Alligators live in fresh water; crocodiles hang out in salt water.

The words "moron", "imbecile" and "idiot" mean different things. Which category of mental deficiency is the worst?

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An idiot has an IQ between zero and 25; an imbecile's is 26-50. The IQ of a moron is 51-70.

Are the following three statements about turkeys all true? • A group of turkeys is technically called a "rafter". •Domestic turkeys are shockingly stupid, but wild turkeys are not. •Due to the popularity of white meat, turkeys have been bred to have huge breasts to the extent that modern domesticated turkeys typically are unable to mate.

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September 3, 2020

Where was the first Labor Day parade?

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Labor Day was promoted by the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor, who organized the first Labor Day parade in New York City on September 5, 1882. The day was celebrated with a picnic, concert and speeches.

Ih what year did Labor Day become an official holiday in the United States?

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By the time it became a federal holiday in 1894, thirty states had already passed bills officially celebrating Labor Day.

Labor Day marks the end of…

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According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, during "hot dog season" -- which runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day -- Americans consume roughly 7 billion hot dogs, or about 818 hot dogs every second.

August 20, 2020

Center-fed half-wave dipoles have an input resistance of approximately:

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Alabama hasn’t always been known as “The Crimson Tide”. What did they first go by when starting their football program in 1892?

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For the Movie Ghostbusters, three Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man suits were made and all were destroyed during filming. How much did one suit cost?

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May 7, 2020

In radio electronics, what is a TNT?

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What type of early radio receiver could be used as a short-range radiotelephone transmitter?

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Who sent the first Morse code signal across the Atlantic Ocean?

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March 26, 2020

The X and Y axis of a spectrum analyzer convey which measurements, respectively?

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The GAP “Titan” vertical antenna uses how many “traps”?

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A survey was done in 1998 interviewing 1,000 random licensed amateur operators. What was the reported average amount invested in radio equipment, at that time?

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Information taken from a QST survey done by Readex, Inc., an independent research company, in 1998.