What part of the eye gives it its color?
The iris is a thin, circular structure in the eye, responsible for controlling the diameter and size of the pupil and thus the amount of light reaching the retina. The color of the iris is often referred to as “eye color.” The iris is usually strongly pigmented, with the color typically ranging between brown, hazel, green, gray, or blue. Despite the wide range of colors, the only pigment that contributes substantially to normal human iris color is the dark pigment melanin. The quantity of melanin pigment in the iris is one factor in determining the phenotypic eye color of a person.
The correct answer is Iris.
What did Americans call hamburgers during World War I?
When war broke out with Germany in 1917, a wave of anti-German sentiment swept across the country, prompting a collective desire to disassociate from any hint of German allegiance. The names of German foods were purged from restaurant menus; sauerkraut had been renamed “liberty cabbage,” while hamburgers became “liberty steaks”. Frankfurters also came under intense scrutiny during World War I, leading to their rebranding as “liberty sausages.” Nevertheless, there was an alternative name that also endured—the now-iconic “hot dog.”
The correct answer is “Liberty Steaks”.
Which state is home to the AriZona Iced Tea beverage company?
AriZona Iced Tea is a beverage company located in New York, not Arizona. The company roots trace back to 1971 when friends John Ferolito and Don Vultaggio started a successful beer distribution business in Brooklyn, New York. In 1990, they saw the success of Snapple and decided to move into selling canned teas, and sold their first AriZona-branded drink in 1992. So how did a Brooklyn company get a name like AriZona in the first place? Vultaggio was actually trying to find a name as distinctive as “Snapple,” and chose Arizona after looking at a map.
The correct answer is New York.
Which of the following card games uses a deck with only 48 cards?
Pinochle is a card game played with a 48-card deck. This deck is formed by combining two standard decks, excluding the 2s through 8s. The game involves a combination of strategy, skill, and a bit of luck. Pinochle is renowned for its intricate bidding system, where players bid on the strength of their hands and the potential number of points they can accumulate. The melding phase adds an additional layer of complexity, as players showcase specific combinations of cards for additional points. The game’s objective is to be the first team to reach a predetermined score, often requiring careful planning and teamwork.
The correct answer is Pinochle.
The Montagues and the Capulets are two feuding families featured in what Shakespeare play?
Romeo and Juliet
Taming of the Shrew
Much Ado About Nothing
The Montagues and the Capulets are two feuding families prominently featured in William Shakespeare’s famous tragedy, “Romeo and Juliet.” This iconic play, written in the early stages of Shakespeare’s career, explores the themes of love, conflict, and fate. The intense rivalry between the Montagues, to which Romeo belongs, and the Capulets, Juliet’s family, serves as the central conflict that ultimately leads to the tragic demise of the young lovers. Following the tragic deaths of Romeo and Juliet, the Montagues and Capulets agree to bury their grievances and resolve their long-standing conflict.
The correct answer is Romeo and Juliet.
Who encouraged Abraham Lincoln to make Thanksgiving a national holiday?
Founder of “Father’s Day”
Composer of “Jingle Bells”
Author of “Mary Had a Little Lamb”
Much of the credit for President Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation should probably go to a woman named Sarah Josepha Hale. As a highly influential magazine editor, Sarah Hale led a 36-year campaign advocating for a national day of gratitude, through an extensive collection of articles and letters. Her September 28, 1963 letter to Lincoln is often cited as the main factor for Lincoln’s Proclamation. Adding a fascinating layer to this historical narrative, Hale was also the author of the beloved nursery rhyme “Mary Had a Little Lamb.”
The correct answer is Author of “Mary Had a Little Lamb”.
Who proposed the turkey to be the national bird of the United States?
The correct answer is Benjamin Franklin.
What organic compound in turkey is often blamed for making you sleepy after Thanksgiving dinner?
The organic compound often blamed for inducing drowsiness after Thanksgiving dinner is tryptophan. Found in turkey meat, tryptophan is an amino acid that serves as a precursor to serotonin, a neurotransmitter associated with relaxation and sleep regulation. While it is true that turkey contains tryptophan, the amount present is not significantly higher than in many other poultry or meat products. The post-Thanksgiving drowsiness is more likely attributed to the overall large and rich meal consumed during the holiday feast, which can lead to increased blood flow to the digestive system and a general feeling of lethargy.
The correct answer is Tryptophan.
Riddle: Orange blue yellow green what color is the grass riddle answer
Answer: The color of the grass is green. The riddle provides a sequence of colors, but it does not provide any information that would suggest that the color of the grass is any color other than green. The colors orange, blue, and yellow are irrelevant to determining the color of the grass.
When does Canada celebrate Thanksgiving?
1st Wednesday in January
2nd Monday in October
3rd Thursday in November
They do not celebrate it
Thanksgiving comes to Canada first. And on a Monday, to boot. Thanksgiving is celebrated each year on the second Monday of October in Canada and celebrates the harvest and other blessings of the past year. Thanksgiving has been officially celebrated as an annual holiday in Canada since November 6, 1879, when Parliament declared a national day of thanksgiving. Its date has moved around several times, but in 1957, Thanksgiving was proclaimed an annual event to occur on the second Monday of October. In Canada, Thanksgiving falls on the same day as Columbus Day in the United States.
The correct answer is 2nd Monday in October.