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Strange But True

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
Enjoy this quiz on facts that seem to be weird, eerie, or untrue.

Question 1:


Which statement is true about Dan Haggerty, the (human) star of the Grizzley Adams TV shows and movies?
He was once arrested for housing a bear cub in his home in Santa Barbara, CA.
He never achieved his childhood goal of building motorcycles.
He is the first actor whose star on LA's Walk of Fame was taken away.
He was deathly afraid of bears.

Question 2:


Back in 1960, the USA had a secret bunker to relocate top government officials during a nuclear attack. Where was this bunker?
At Bethesda Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland
At the CIA Headquarters in McLean, Virginia
At Camp Baylor in West Haslip, Delaware
At the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia

Question 3:


After the USA bought Alaska from Russia, Jefferson Davis became the first American in charge of Alaska.
False
True

Question 4:


On February 25, 1859, Congressman Daniel Sickles killed his wife's lover but was acquitted. Why?
He was deemed “temporarily insane."
The crime was done when Sickles was drunk.
He was deemed to be doing a "moral chore."
The victim was a woman.

Question 5:


He was the first US President to be a newspaper publisher, the first to run against a person in prison, the first to ride in a car to his inauguration, the first to visit Canada and the first to speak over the radio.
Woodrow W. Wilson
Warren G. Harding
Theodore Roosevelt
William H. Taft

Question 6:


Chicago was begun as a city in 1772 on the north bank of what we now call the Chicago River. Where did its founder come from?
Ireland
Poland
Cuba
Haiti

Question 7:


On which TV show was the word "hell" used for the first time?
Star Trek
The Milton Berle Show
Friends
Johnny Carson's Tonight Show

Question 8:


Which Spanish explorer traveled some 1500 miles on foot from what is now western Florida through Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, and eastern New Mexico?
Coronado
Cabeza de Vaca
Castro
DeLeon

Question 9:


How long is the famous street "Broadway" in New York?
15 miles (25 km)
6 miles (10 km)
150 miles (240 km)
less than 3 miles (5 km)

Question 10:


Early inhabitants of the islands of New Zealand had one dangerous predator to be very cautious of. What type of animal was it?
A bear that was twelve feet tall
An eagle that was big enough to kill a human
A boa constrictor that was 26-29 feet (8-9 m) long
A saber toothed lion

Question 11:


Where is the city of Ding Dong?
Texas
Singapore
Australia
Indonesia

Question 12:


Tipping in restaurants is not allowed in this European country.
Greece
Lithuania
Luxemburg
Iceland

 


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