Pauls Quiz 94

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1. No one knows what dark energy is even though it makes up what percentage of the universe:
    a: 3% 
    b: 70% or 
    c: 99.9%?

2. Who was more than sixty years late for her daughters eleventh birthday?

3. Why did Anni-Frid from ABBA leave Norway, her country of birth?

4. In which two films does a character played by Gary Oldman shoot at the US President?

5. Who broke five differant track and field records within 45 minutes. (yes, five in 45 minutes) on the 25th of May 1935?

6. At the start of World War I what were the only two African countries that were controlled by their native people? (ie; not Europeans)

7. What is the scientific name for the lie detector ?

8. Which war(s) has (have) been fought continuously since the 19th century? (Four letters)

9. The following words are from which songs ?  
    a: You know I can be found sitting home all alone 
    b: She comes on like a rose 
    c: It aint me I aint no Senator's son

10. Next year the earth (as we know it) will reach a milestone, for the first time ever more than 50% of the worlds population will... what ?


1. b: 70% In physical cosmology, dark energy is a hypothetical form of energy that permeates all of space and tends to increase the rate of expansion of the universe. Assuming the existence of dark energy is the most popular way to explain recent observations that the universe appears to be expanding at an accelerating rate. In the standard model of cosmology, dark energy currently accounts for almost three-quarters of the total mass-energy of the universe.

2. Ellen Ripley in Aliens Ellen Ripley is a fictional character, the protagonist in the Alien movie series. She is played by Sigourney Weaver. Warrant Officer Ripley was heralded as a seminal role for challenging gender stereotypes, particularly in the science fiction genre, and remains Weaver's most famous role to date. In 2003, Ripley was selected by the American Film Institute as the #8 greatest hero in American cinema history. (See AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes and Villains)

3. Her father was a German soldier. In 1947, Anni-Frid, her mother , and her grandmother left her birthplace because of fear of reprisals from people who were angry towards those who had dealings with the Germans during the occupation. This could result not just in insult, but also in forced separation of infants from their parents and relatives. Anni-Frid was thus taken by her grandmother across the Swedish border and eventually south to Torsh?lla. Her mother stayed in Norway and worked for a period in the south, but then became ill and returned to Sweden, where she died from kidney disease aged 21. Although it is said that Anni-Frid?s father, Alfred, had promised to return to Norway after the war, he never did (claiming to be unaware of Synni's pregnancy), and thus Anni-Frid was raised by her grandmother. However, a near contact with her family in Norway continued. She believed that her father had died when his ship to Germany was sunk during the war but after the German teen magazine Bravo published her biography and a background story in 1977, she discovered that her father was alive and they were reunited that year.

4. Two Answers
    Air force one

5. Jesse Owens Jesse Owens, the son of sharecroppers and the grandson of slaves, assured himself a place in sport history on 25 May 1935, when he broke five world records and equalled a sixth in the space of 45 minutes. One of these records, 8.13m in the long jump, would last for 25 years. For the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Owens qualified for the U.S. team in both the sprint and the long jump. He equalled the Olympic record in the first round of the 100m. In the final, he led from the first stride to win by one metre. Owens barely qualified for the final of the long jump, but once there he won the gold medal easily; nobody could beat any of his three best jumps. The next day, Owens won the 200m by four metres. This earned him his third gold medal in three days. Four days later, Owens ran the leadoff leg for the US team in the 4x100m relay. They set a world record that would last for 20 years. Adolf Hitler had hoped that the Olympics would prove their theory of racial superiority. The people of Berlin rejected the Nazi propaganda and hailed Jesse Owens as their hero of the Berlin Olympics.

6. Liberia and Ethiopia

7. PolygraphA polygraph (commonly yet incorrectly referred to as a lie detector) is a device that measures and records several physiological variables such as blood pressure, pulse, respiration and skin conductivity while the subject is asked and answers a series of questions. The measurements are posited to be indicators of anxiety that accompanies the telling of lies. Thus, measured anxiety is equated with telling untruths. However, if the subject exhibits anxiety for other reasons, or can control their anxiety level voluntarily, a measured response can result in unreliable conclusions. A polygraph test is also questionably used as a psychophysiological detection of deception (PDD) examination.

8. cola

9. Three Answers:
    a: Don`t be cruel (Elvis Presley)
    b: Poison Ivy (Rolling Stones)
    c: Fortunate Son (Creedence Clearwater Revival)

10. Live in cities


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