Sunday, February 07, 2016

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: The last bare-knuckle boxing championship was held on FEB 7, 1882. Who won?  
A: John L. Sullivan won. If he were alive today, he'd be almost as old as George Foreman.

Q: Which actor did “Star Trek” creator Gene Rodenberry want for the Vulcan character, Spock, before Leonard Nimoy got the gig? 
A: Martin Landau

Q: What U.S. state contains no caves? 
A: Delaware is the only U.S. state without a cave within its borders.

Q: As of April 2014 how many cell phones are in use in he United States?  
A: 327.5 million the U. S. is #3: In the world, over 6.8 billion, with China #1 with 1.2 plus billion and India #2 with 937 plus million phones.

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: On Feb. 6, 1943, who  debuted as a vocalist on radio's "Your Hit Parade?"  
A: Frank Sinatra
Q: What was the name of Kristie Alley’s character in Cheers
A: Rebecca
Q: How many sports are there in the winter Olympics? 
Q: What does the ‘A’ in SCUBA stand for? 
A: Apparatus

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: For you baseball fans, Nolan Ryan has a birthday today. How many no hitters did he pitch? 
A: 7
Q: We’ve all had the hiccups but how long was the longest battle of hiccups? 

A: It lasted 68 years. American Charles Osborne owns the record for having the longest streak of hiccups – 68 years. He started hiccupping in 1922 and didn’t stop until 1990.

Q: What is the longest recorded flight of a chicken

A: The world's longest flight of a chicken that has been recorded is 13 seconds. The world's longest distance flight of a chicken that has be recorded is 301 1/2 feet

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: What actress is Goldie Hawn’s daughter? 
A: Kate Hudson

Q: On Jan. 30, 1933, the first radio broadcast of "The Lone Ranger" originated in Detroit. On that first program what was Tonto’s horse’s name?  
A:  White Feller. The program ran for 2,956 episodes and ended in 1955.

Q: On Jan. 30, 1917, The Original Dixieland Jazz Band recorded what many consider it the first jazz recording. Do you know the name of the tune?  
A: "The Darktown Strutters' Ball."

Q: A little Baseball Trivia. On Jan. 30, 1936, major-league baseball’s Boston Braves changed their name to what? 
A: To the Boston Bees, thinking possibly the team’s name was contributing to its losing record. They did win more games the next two years, but then started losing big again. So in 1940 the Bees became the Braves again.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: There have been three famous jazz musicians with the name Bill Evans. Two of them (piano and sax) kept their name. What did the third Bill Evans change his name to?  
A: Yusef Lateef. He is a fine solo musician who also has played with Cannonball Adderley, Charles Mingus, Roy Eldridge, and Dizzy Gillespie. There is some debate on Lateef's real name, it may have been Bill Huddleston. He did go by the name "Bill Evans" though.
Q: Albert DeSalvo was also known by the infamous name? 
A: The Boston Strangler
Q: E.I. du Pont introduced the first commerical production on Nylon on this date in 1938. What did they use it for?  
A: To manufacture tooth brush bristles.
Q: What is the highest number on a standard roulette wheel? 
A: 36

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Q: Today is Cold, Cold, Cold Day! The coldest temperature ever recorded in the United States was at Prospect Creek Camp, Alaska, in 1971. How Cold Was it?  
A: A record 79.8 degrees below zero Fahrenheit.

Q:What gas is creatted during photosysthsis? 
A: Oxygen

Q: What does a milliner manufacture? 
A: Hats

Q: On Jan. 23, 1985, the first Heisman Trophy winner to be elected to pro football’s Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Can you name him? 
A: O.J. Simpson.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: What is necessarily true of a person who has ‘savoir-faire? 
A: They know what to do in any situation

Q: What does the letter “E” in LED lights stand for? 
A: Emitting

Q: How many languages are spoken in the world today? 
A: roughly 6,500 spoken languages in the world today. However, about 2,000 of those languages have fewer than 1,000 speakers.

Q: What is the most popular language in the world?  
A: Mandarin Chinese. There are 1,213,000,000 people in the world that speak that language.