Saturday, May 23, 2015


Q:Memorial day was started to remember those who died in what conflict? 
A: Civil War. In 1868. Following World War I, Memorial Day was expanded to honor those who died in all U.S. wars.

Q:In what war were American soldiers widely called "doughboys?"  
A: WW I

Q: Why is General John Alexander Logan important to the celebration of Memorial Day? 
A: He ordered that the holiday be observed by decorating the graves of the war dead.

Q: On what date was Memorial Day first observed? 
A: May 5th, 1866

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia


Q: According to the Summer Institute for Linguistics (SIL), what language does the most people currently speak?  
A: Chinese is the language spoken by the most people. There are currently 937,132,000 million Chinese speakers, followed by Spanish 332,000,000, then English, 322,000,000. Number four five and six in order are: Bengali (189,000,000); Hindi/Urdu (182,000,000); Arabic ( 174,950,000).
Q: What decade is the TV show ‘Madmen’ set in? 
A: 1960’s
Q: What is the world’s largest ocean? 
A: The Pacific

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Mother's Day Trivia:


Q:What was the first state to issue a proclamation for a day honoring mothers? A: West Virginia

Q:What flower symbolizes Mothers Day?  
A: A White Carnation

Q:Who is credited with founding Mother's Day? 
A: Anna M. Jarvis

Q:What is the highest officially recorded number of children born to 1 mother? A: 69, 67 survived infancy

Q:What mother who holds the record for the shortest interval between 2 children?   
A: Annie Jessica Joyce, 208 days a part.

Q:What mother who holds the record for the longest interval?  
A: Elizibeth Ann Buttle, 41 years 185 days apart,

Q:How old was the oldest mother in history? 
A: The oldest verified mother to conceive naturally (listed currently in the Guinness Records is Dawn Brooke (UK); she conceived a son at the age of 59 years in 1997 while taking oestrogen.

Q:How old was the youngest mother in history? 
A: Lina Medina (born September 27, 1933) is a Peruvian woman who is the youngest confirmed mother in medical history, giving birth at the age of five years, seven months and 17 days. She lives in Lima, the capital of Peru.

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Alans Trivia


Q:What was Louis Armstrong’s first #1 hit on the Billboard pop charts?   
A: May 9, 1964 "Hello, Dolly!" It was Satchmo’s first #1 hit in his 41-year career.

Q: Mike Wallace once appeared in a TV commercial as a circus barker with a straw hat and cane. What was the product?  
 A: Peter Pan Peanut Butter.

Q: Who was regarded as the ‘ James dean of Jazz ‘ in the 1950’s?  
A: Chet Baker

Q: What is the largest living structure on this planet? 
A: The Great Barrier Reef

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Alan Rock's TriviaToday is the birthday of Big Crosby. He sang four Academy Award-winning songs – "Sweet Leilani" (1937), "White Christmas" (1942), "Swinging on a Star" (1944), "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening" (1951) – and won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in what 1944 film ? A:Going My Way. Can you name the three sisters who recorded more than 100 songs, selling more than 90 million records with a strong series of appearances to troops in World War II? A: It was the Andrews Sisters: LaVerne, Maxene and Patty. What movie actress served on the U.S. delegation to the United Nations from 1967 to 1970?A: Actress Shirley Temple Black has been an ambassadorial figure for several decades. Who was the only athlete to win gold in both the pentathlon and the decathlon in the Olympics. For Bragging Rights, name the year he set this record. A: Jim Thorpe won gold in both the Olympic pentathlon and the decathlon in 1912.


Q: Today is the birthday of Big Crosby. He sang four Academy Award-winning songs – "Sweet Leilani" (1937), "White Christmas" (1942), "Swinging on a Star" (1944), "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening" (1951) – and won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in what 1944 film ?  
A:Going My Way.

Q:Can you name the three sisters who recorded more than 100 songs, selling more than 90 million records with a strong series of appearances to troops in World War II?  
A: It was the Andrews Sisters: LaVerne, Maxene and Patty.

Q:What movie actress served on the U.S. delegation to the United Nations from 1967 to 1970? 
A: Actress Shirley Temple Black has been an ambassadorial figure for several decades.

Q:Who was the only athlete to win gold in both the pentathlon and the decathlon in the Olympics. For Bragging Rights, name the year he set this record.  
A: Jim Thorpe won gold in both the Olympic pentathlon and the decathlon in 1912.

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia


Q:Who was the oldest jockey to win the Run for the Roses? 
 A: Bill Shoemaker at a mere 54 in 1986 when he rode Ferdinand
 
Q: Who was the first horse to break the two minute plateau for the Derby? 
A: Secretariat (1973 1:592/5 & became the first triple crown winner in 25 years)

Q: How many fillies have won the Darby? 
A: 3 Regret in 1915, Genuine Risk in 1980 and Winning Colors in 1988

Q:The traditional beverage of the Derby is the Mint Julep. What makes up a Mint Julep? 
A: The Mint Julep, an iced drink consisting of bourbon, mint and a sugar syrup


Sunday, April 26, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia


Q: Who composed the jazz standard "Misty"?  
A: Erroll Garner

Q: Becky Thatcher is the love interest of which literary leading man? 
A: Tom Sawyer

Q: What breed of dog was Stephen King’s Cujo? 
A: St. Bernard

Q: Where is Benghazi? 
A: Libya