Saturday, June 25, 2016

alan Rock's Trivia


Q: An average human drinks about how many gallons of water in a lifetime? 
A: 16,000 gallons
Q: What is the most abundant element in the universe?  
A: Hydrogen
Q: What are the three summer signs of the Zodiac?  
A: Cancer, Leo and Virgo

Alan Rock's Trivia


Q: In the film, “Blazing Saddels” what piano player was shown playing ‘April In Paris’?  
A: Count Basie
Q: According to a recent survey, how long does it take for the average person to fall asleep?  
A: Seven Minutes

Q: Don Henley’s nostalgic song, “The Boys of Summer”, has been released twice as a single and topped the charts both times. What year was this song released for the first time?  

A: 1984

Q: The summer’s Dog Days are named for what?  

A: For Sirius –the Dog Star- which rises and sets with the sun, and which ancients believed added heat to the summer

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Alan Rock's Trivia


Which President first approved the idea of observing an annual Father's Day?  
A: Pres. Woodrow Wilson 1916
Which Pres. made Father’s Day a national event?  
A: Pres. Calvin Coolidge, 1924
Which Pres. signed a presidential proclamation declaring the 3rd Sunday of June as Father’s Day? 
A: Pres. Lyndon Johnson 1966
Which Pres. signed Father’s Day into law? 
A: Pres. Richard Nixon 1972.
When was the first LOCAL Father’s Day Celebrated? 
A: June 19, 1910 in Spokane , Washington.
What is the official flower of Father’s Day? 
A: Roses. A red rose if your father is alive a white rose if he is decased.
Who conceived the idea of Father’s Day? 
A: Sonora Dodd of Spkane, Washington in honor of her father’s birthday June 19, 1910 and was proclaimed by Sokane’s mayor as the first Father’s Day.
What is he most common gifts associated with Father's Day?

 A:  comprises of a necktie, followed by flowers.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Alan Rock's Trivia


Q: Today is American Idol Day. That popular TV show debuted on June 11, 2002. Who was the first American Idol? 
A: Kelly Clarkson.
Q:What is the oldest living animal species on earth?  

A: Cyanobacterias are the oldest known living system in the world. They originated 2.8 billion years ago and the first ever microbe to produce oxygen via photosynthesis. In that way they became a part of converting Earth’s atmosphere into an oxidizing one. Cyanobacterias are also known as green-clue bacteria. The unicellular cyanobacterias reproduce through microfission.

Q: Windmills always turn counter-clockwise, unless they’re in what country? 

A: Ireland. It is thought that the phenomenon called the Corlollis Effect, is responsible. The Coriolis Effect is the observed curved path of moving objects relative to the surface of the Earth. Hurricanes are good visual examples. Hurricane air flow (winds) moves counter-clockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern hemisphere. This is due to the rotation of the Earth. The Coriolis force assists in setting the circulation of a hurricane into motion by producing a rightward (clockwise) deflection that sets up a cyclonic (counterclockwise) circulation around the hurricane low pressure.

Q: One inch of rain is equal to how many inches of snow? 
A: 10
INTERESTING FACT: Where is the longest time that a place remained without rain? A:  It was in Arica, Chile – from October, 1903 to January, 1918 – 14 years!

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Alan Rock's Trivia


Q: On average, how many words do you speak each day?  
A: You speak about 4,800 words per day.
Q: There is only one insect that can turn its head; can you name it? 
A: The praying mantis. It’s also the only insect that can look behind its shoulders.
Q: What is considered the world’s most destructive insect? 
A: The desert locust. It can eat it’s own weight in food every day. Large swarms can gobble up to 20,000 tons of grain and plants in a day.
Q: How long does the average human dream last? 
A: : Depending on who you ask (or which site you visit), a dream can last anywhere from a matter of seconds to 45 minutes. We were unable to find an official answer, but this post from AnswerBag claims dreams last "about 15 minutes on the average."

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Alan Rock's Trivia


Q: On June 4, 1937, grocery chain owner Sylvan Goldman introduced something new to his Humpty Dumpty store in Oklahoma City. Can you tell me what that was?  
A: The shopping cart. The first cart involved merely installing wheels and a basket on a folding chair.
Q: What is the maximum times can you fold a piece of paper in half?  
A: Seven
Q: What is the longest word that can be made in the English language using the letters from only one row of the keyboard?  
A: Typewriter
Q: What book holds the record for being the book most often stolen from public libraries?  
A: The Guinness Book of World Record

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Alan Rock's Trivia


Q: When was Memorial Day first celebrated?  
A: Memorial day was first celebrated on May 30, 1868. It was observed by placing flowers on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers during the first national celebration. Gen. James Garfield made a speech at Arlington National Cemetery, after which around 5,000 participants helped to decorate the graves of the more than 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers who were buried there.

Q:Why is Memorial Day celebrated on May 30? 
A: three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan declared that Decoration Day should be observed on May 30. This date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country.

Q: Who started the custom of wearing red poppies?  
A: In 1915, inspired by the poem “In Flanders Fields,” Moina Michael replied with her own poem. She then came up with an idea of wearing red poppies on Memorial day in honor of those who died serving the nation during war. She was the first to wear one, and sold poppies to her friends and co-workers with the money going to benefit servicemen in need.

Q: Why was Memorial Day first called “Decoration Day”?  
A: because of the practice of decorating soldier’s graves with flowers

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Alan Rock's Trivia


Q: What was Public television’s longest running children’s program?  
A: "Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood" premiered on PBS May 21, 1967, featuring Rev. Fred Rogers, a Presbyterian minister from Pittsburgh.PAMore than 870 episodes.
Q: In horse racing the term ‘maiden’ applies to a horse which has yet to do what? 
A: Win a race
Q: Who originally recorded the song, ‘A Horse With No Name’? 
A: America
Q: What is the name of the Greek goddess of victory? 
A: Nike
Fun Fact: To improve her memory, Eleanor Roosevelt ate three chocolate-covered garlic balls every day of her adult life.