U.S. General Knowledge #3

Answer these random questions with an American focus.
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In what office does the President work?
The Oval Office
What city's Lower Ninth Ward is partially below sea level?
New Orleans
What city is the southernmost state capital?
Honolulu
What Detroit-area stadium was sold in 2009 for just $583,000?
The Silverdome
What area of Florida can be described as a slow-moving, 60 mile wide river?
The Everglades
What is the only U.S. state where prostitution is legal?
Nevada
What McDonald's shake can only be purchased around Saint Patrick's Day?
The Shamrock Shake
What type of surgery do the main characters of "Nip/Tuck" practice?
Plastic Surgery
What Tennessee senator was also an actor who starred in "Law & Order"
and "The Hunt for Red October"?
Fred Thompson
Whose grave is marked by an eternal flame at Arlington National Cemetery?
John F. Kennedy
What variety of Girl Scout cookies contains toasted coconut?
Samoas
What does Frederick's of Hollywood sell?
Lingerie
What is the only Major League Baseball team that is not based in the United States?
Toronto Blue Jays
What body has been led by John Jay, John Marshall, and Earl Warren?
The Supreme Court
In what park would you find Half Dome, a mecca for rock climbers?
Yosemite
What slippery synthetic substance was Ronald Reagan compared to -
because no scandals stuck to him?
Teflon
What company's 2012 bankruptcy caused a brief halt in the production of Twinkies?
Hostess
Whose statue was removed from public view in State College, Pennsylvania?
Joe Paterno
What were Big Brown, War Emblem, and Seattle Slew?
Racehorses
What is the state food of Maryland?
Blue Crabs
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Level 80
Jun 12, 2015
Too US-centric!!

Also, please accept "Frankenberry" for Fred Thompson

and, technically, prostitution isn't legal in Nevada. Only in Las Vegas and Reno, and then only in certain parts of each county. Not a complaint. Just an observation.

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Level 79
Jun 12, 2015
Actually, the state of Nevada doesn't prohibit it - it's up to the jurisdictions (counties and independent cities) to decide. Incidentally, it's illegal in both Clark and Washoe counties, which contain Vegas and Reno, respectively. However, it's known that the majority of prostitution in the state occurs illegally, in and around those two cites. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prostitution_in_Nevada
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Level 56
Jun 12, 2015
I thought it was illegal within the city limits of Vegas, but legal in the county?
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Level 70
Jun 12, 2015
It is, as Freestatebear said, illegal in all of Clark County and all of Washoe County. If you want it legally and you're in Vegas, you drive to Pahrump, which is in Nye County but not very far from Vegas.
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Level 57
Jun 12, 2015
Ha ha! This quiz is SO US-centric!!!
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Level 68
Jun 12, 2015
Technically, if prostitution is legal in any part of Nevada, then it is true that it is legal in Nevada.
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Level 82
Jul 8, 2018
It was in Rhode Island too until very recently. It was legal behind closed doors, basically to keep streetwalkers out of sight and perhaps safer.
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Level 70
Jun 12, 2015
Samoas are known as "Caramel Delites" in different parts of the country - you should accept both.
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Level 60
Jun 12, 2015
Agreed. I tried Caramel Delites and didn't get it as a result.

http://www.girlscouts.org/program/gs_cookies/meet_the_cookies.asp

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Level 79
Jun 12, 2015
They were always Samoas here until this year when the Girl Scouts switched from Little Brownie Bakers (Keebler) to the other GS-accepted baker, ABC (Interstate) Bakers. Apparently each baker uses different names for the same cookies. Caramel Delites just doesn't evoke the same tropical image in my mind as Samoas. I was cookie chairman one year for my daughter's troop, and discovered at that time (1980s) that the local troop only got 25 cents (15%) from every box they sold, with the majority of the money going to the council and national headquarters. I realize the organization needs funds to operate and maintain camps, etc., but it just seemed sad to me that the little girls doing all the work got such a small return for their efforts.
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Level 79
Jun 12, 2015
While my soapbox is out of the closet I'll add one more thing on that subject - since I don't eat cookies, when I'm asked to purchase them I've always made a donation to the troop instead. Last year when I tried to do so, the girl's mother told me that they are no longer allowed to accept monetary donations instead of purchasing cookies. Apparently so many people were doing that, it was cutting into the profits for the organization and they also didn't want local troops having too much money. Now I just buy one box and give it away or give it back to the girl who is selling the cookies. Okay, my soapbox is back in the closet.
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Level ∞
Jun 12, 2015
"Caramel Delites" will work now.
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Level 82
Jul 8, 2018
I thought this was a bad joke.
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Level 65
Jun 12, 2015
The nip/tuck questions seems so bizarre when grouped with the rest of these questions.
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Level 75
Jan 18, 2016
Please accept "underwear" for "lingerie".
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Level 70
Mar 11, 2016
Might want to accept "SCOTUS" for "Supreme Court".
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Level 79
Oct 31, 2016
Right, because typing out Supreme Cou.....whew, I give up. I'm exhausted!
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Level 82
Jul 8, 2018
On a quiz of the entire USA why give any notice to a pedo? There are better things for the piblic to learn and for you to educate.