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Jack London was an early advocate of something that today is very trendy. What was it?

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Jack London was an early advocate for sustainable agriculture and organic farming practices, long before they became mainstream movements. In 1905, London purchased a ranch in Glen Ellen, California, which he named the "Beauty Ranch." He experimented with various agricultural techniques on the ranch, including crop rotation, contour plowing, and the use of natural fertilizers.

 

London was deeply concerned about the impact of industrialization and modern agricultural practices on the environment, and he believed in the importance of sustainable land stewardship. His efforts to implement sustainable farming methods on his ranch were innovative for his time and reflected his broader commitment to environmental conservation.

 

London's interest in sustainable agriculture is evident in some of his writings, particularly in his later works like "The Iron Heel" and "The Valley of the Moon," where he explores themes of environmental degradation and the exploitation of natural resources.

 

Although London's ranching endeavors were not always financially successful, his advocacy for sustainable agriculture and environmental conservation was ahead of its time and helped to pave the way for future movements promoting ecological awareness and responsible land management.

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John Steinbeck wrote or co-wrote a few Hollywood screenplays. One starred Marlon Brando. What was the movie?

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“Viva Zapata!" (1952): Steinbeck wrote the screenplay for this biographical film directed by Elia Kazan, which depicts the life of Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata. The film stars Marlon Brando in the titular role and received critical acclaim, earning several Academy Award nominations.

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“A Thanksgiving Memory,” first published in 1967, is largely autobiographical set in Monroeville, Alabama.

 

Who wrote it?

 

Clue: It was a long way from here to a meal at Tiffany’s.

 

Answer

Truman Capote, author of Breakfast at Tiffany's

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In an early scene of "The Da Vinci Code," Robert Langdon stumbles upon a murder at the Louvre. To evade the pursuing authorities who mistakenly consider him the perpetrator, he makes a daring escape by leaping from a window located in a restroom adjacent to the room showcasing the Mona Lisa.

Why is this impossible?

 

Answer

In a Master Class video, Dan Brown clarifies the restroom does indeed exist, but it is positioned on the opposite side of the room from where he situates it in the book. In that location, it would be impossible to have a window.

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