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Q. Who was the first bowler to bowl 300 on television?
A. Steven Nagy, in 1954
Q. What was the name of the first American ship to use SOS distress call?
A. Arapahoe, on August 11, 1909
Q. What was the name of the first baby placed in an incubator?
A. Edith Eleanor, in 1888
Q. What was the first magazine in the world for women?
A. Ladies' Mercury, published in London in 1693
Q. What was the first television program to use video tape?
A. Douglas Edwards And The News, on CBS in 1956
Q. Who was the first female to fly in an airplane in the United States?
A. Leontine Wright. She was a niece of the Wright Brothers
Q. Where was the first air raid shelter in the United States built?
A. Fleetwood, Pennsylvania on November 1, 1940
Q. Who originated the word motel?
A. Arthur Heinman. He opened Motel Inn, located in San Luis Obispo, California, in 1925
Q. How many clues were in the first newspaper crossword puzzle ever published?
A. 32. Published in the New York World in 1913
Q. Who was the first female member of the White House staff?
A. Alice Sanger, in 1890
Q. Where was the first cat show in the world held?
A. Crystal Palace in London, England, in 1871
Q. Who was the first appendectomy patient?
A. Mary Gartside, in 1885. It was performed by Dr. W. W. Grant
Q. What is the approximate pulse rate of the average hibernating woodchuck?
A. 4 per minute
Q. Who was the creator of the dollar sign?
A. Oliver Pollock, in 1778
Q. Who was the first player in major league history to twice hit three home runs in a game off the same pitcher?
A. Hank Sauer, of the Chicago Cubs. He did it in 1950 and 1952 against Curt Simmons of the Philadelphia Phillies
Q. What was the name of the bus driver who had Rosa Parks arrested when she refused to give her seat to a white passenger?
A. James F. Blake
Q. Who was the first person to receive insulin treatment for diabetes?
A. Leonard Thompson, in 1922
Q. What was the first make of automobile to offer air conditioning?
A. Packard, in 1939
Q. Who was the first person to take a photograph of a U.S. president in office?
A. Matthew Brady, of President James K. Polk, in 1849
Q. Who was the first Jewish doctor in what is now known as the United States?
A. Jacob Lumbrozo, in 1656
Q. Which NASCAR Winston Cup driver holds the record for the most Winston Cup victories on his birthday?
A. Cale Yarborough, with 2
Q. Who designed the first nail gun?
A. Morris Pynoos
Q. Who was the only person ever to win the presidency with both fewer popular votes and fewer electoral votes than his opponent?
A. John Quincy Adams
Q. Who was the only person to serve as a voter for both the Heisman Trophy Award and the Tony Awards?
A. Dick Schaap
Q. Who was the first female to receive a United States patent?
A. Mary Kies, in 1809