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Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Trivia Answers (Grab Points Quiz #450)

1. Written by Jesse Stone, the song "Money Honey" was which group's first hit ?

Jesse Albert Stone (November 16, 1901 – April 1, 1999) was an Americanrhythm and blues musician and songwriter whose influence spanned a wide range of genres. He also used the pseudonyms Charles Calhoun and Chuck Calhoun.Ahmet Ertegün once stated that "Jesse Stone did more to develop the basic rock 'n' roll sound than anybody else."


2. Which spirit replaces Tequila to turn a Bloody Maria into a Bloody Mary ?

There's something hard to pin down about the taste of tequila. It's sweet yet savory, rich without feeling too filling. It's a spirit that's become increasingly popular in cocktail circles in the last few years; it's also one of the more well-known ways to replace vodka in a Bloody Mary. In a 2012 article that delved deeply into the history of said cocktail, Jack McGarry (co-founder of the bar The Dead Rabbit) noted the first mentions of a Bloody Mary made with tequila as taking place in the early 1970s. Sometimes, this is known as the Bloody Maria; some variations on this variation go by other names. Regardless of the name used to describe it, a Bloody Mary made with tequila comes with a number of noteworthy qualities.


3. Who finished second in the medals table to USA at the RIO 2016 Olympic Games ?

On the obverse, Nike, goddess of victory, flies into the Panathinaikos stadium bringing triumph to the best athlete. For these Games, her figure is accompanied by the specific inscription: “XXXI Olympiada Rio 2016”.The reverse features laurel leaves – a symbol of victory in the ancient Greece, in the form of the wreaths awarded to competition winners. They are surrounding the Rio 2016 Olympics logo.Bearing a design that celebrates the relationship between the strengths of Olympic heroes and the forces of nature, the 500g gold, silver and bronze medals have been made with sustainability at their heart. The silver and bronze medals have been produced using 30 per cent recycled materials while the ribbons are made from 50 per cent recycled PET. Meanwhile, the gold medals are completely free of mercury.The gold medals are purer than ever, meeting sustainability criteria from extraction to refining, as well as meeting strict environmental and labour laws. They make use of recycled raw silver at 92.5 per cent purity, coming from leftover mirrors, waste solders and X-ray plates. And 40 per cent of the copper used in the bronze medals came from waste at the Mint itself. The substance was melted and decontaminated to provide material for the medals.

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