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Front Page - Friday, January 2, 2015

Brainbuster – Make your brain tingle!

1. Which nation was the first to give women the right to vote? New Zealand; America; Australia; Italy.

2. Where’s the world’s largest aquarium? The Georgia Aquarium, located in Atlanta, Ga.; Epcot Divequest in Florida; Churaumi Aquarium, part of the Ocean Expo Commemorative National Government Park located in Motobu, Okinawa, Japan; AQWA, in Western Australia.

3. What two countries have not fought in a war since 1815? Sweden; Switzerland; Finland; Norway.

4. Which country would you be in if you visited the Dolomites Mountain Range? Italy; Spain; France; Romania.

5. What was John Lennon’s middle name? Robert; Harold; Callum; Winston.

6. What animal is the symbol of the World Wildlife Fund? A polar bear; a giant panda; a Bengal tiger; a mother orangutan and her baby.

7. Which gymnast scored a perfect score for the “Individual All Around” performance in the 1976 Montreal Olympics? Nadia Comaneci; Nellie Kim; Maria Filatova; Olga Korbut.

8. Which country is the only one in the world that sports the Bible on its national flag?

9. True or false: The 32nd President of the United States, Franklin Roosevelt, never traveled on a 13th, and refused to have a meal with 13 people at the table.

10. Which five books of the Bible are collectively referred to as the Torah, the Pentateuch, or the Five Books of Moses? Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Isaiah;  Isaiah, Judah, Nehemiah, Hezekiah, Numbers; Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy; Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts.



1. New Zealand (1983), although it was a British colony at that stage. 2. The Georgia Aquarium at Pemberton Place is billed as the “world’s largest aquarium” with more than 8.1 million U.S. gallons of marine and fresh water. 3. Sweden and Switzerland. The Swiss Confederation has a long history of neutrality and has not been in a state of war since 1815. 4. Italy. The Dolomites in South Tyrol are a very popular tourist location famous for skiing and mountain climbing. 5. Winston. 6. A giant panda. 7. Nadia Comaneci, the first gymnast to be awarded a perfect score of 10 in an Olympic gymnastic event. 8. The Dominican Republic. The flag features a centered white cross that extends to the edges and divides the flag into four rectangles. A small coat of arms featuring a shield and supported by a bay laurel branch and a palm frond is at the center of the cross; above the shield, a blue ribbon displays the national motto: “Dios, Patria, Libertad” (God, Fatherland, Liberty). In the center of the shield, flanked by three spears, is a Bible opened to the Gospel of John, chapter 8, verse 32, which reads “Y la verdad nos hará libre.” Translated, that means, “And the truth shall make you free.” 9. True. 10. Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy.

This column was originally published in the Hamilton County Herald on Jan. 3, 2014.