Nugget of Knowledge: True or False

Was the Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin a secret movie fan?

Nugget of Knowledge

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – True or false?

Question 1: The name “Jack” refers to a male donkey and the name “Jill” refers to a female donkey.

Question 2: The first farmers of New England painted their barns red because they believed the color protected their animals against evil spirits and disease. Thus, the red barn tradition was born.

Question 3: It took designer Rob Janoff two weeks to redesign the Apple logo to the simple, apple-shaped logo we know today.

Question 4: Before 1945, all stop signs were white with blue lettering.

Question 5: In September of 1959, the Soviet Union became the first country to land on the moon when its unmanned Luna 2 spacecraft crash-landed near the Sea of Tranquility.

Question 6: The Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin was a secret movie fan. He especially loved Hollywood’s cowboy movies and really admired John Wayne.

Question 7: An African snake called the black mamba is the only creature in the animal kingdom that eats its own kind and nothing else.

Question 8: Beginning last year in London, a new law took effect that said dog owners had to register their dog’s DNA. This was so the city could identify doggie waste that owners failed to pick up on streets and in parks.


Answer 1: False

Answer 2: False

Answer 3: True

Answer 4: False

Answer 5: True

Answer 6: False

Answer 7: False

Answer 8: True

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