I Need a Hero?

The athlete who received the most votes from American children as their hero in a 1976 Ladies’ Home Journal survey was O.J. Simpson.

Coral

The largest living structure on Earth is the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

The Master of Suspense

The first Hollywood movie that actually showed a toilet flushing was the 1960 Hitchcock thriller Psycho.

You Didn’t Know Jack

Jack Swigert was the Apollo 13 astronaut who uttered the now famous words, “Houston, we’ve had a problem here..”

“Houston . . . . “

What Apollo 13 astronaut contacted Mission Control with the words, “Houston, we’ve had a problem here..”?

Leslie Lynch King Jr.

Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr. (who was born Leslie Lynch King Jr.) served as the 40th Vice President of the United States from December 1973 to August 1974. On October 10, 1973, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned and after virtually unanimous Congressional support, Ford was nominated to take Agnew’s position – the first time the vice-presidential vacancy provision of the 25th Amendment had been implemented – and on November 27, 1973, the United States Senate voted 92 to 3 to confirm Ford as Vice President. When President Nixon resigned on August 9, 1974, Gerald Ford automatically assumed the presidency, making him the only person to become the nation’s President without previously having been voted into office either as President or Vice President. His Presidency, only 895 days long, is the shortest in U.S. history other than those who died in office.

No Election; But Constitutional

Who was the only American to have served both as Vice President and President of the United States without ever having been elected to either position?