Sunday, March 22, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia


Q:What city became known as the "Second City" of jazz
A: Chicago. During the late teens, a great migration North from the deep South occurred because people wanted out of the agricultural industry. Up North, they had a chance of finding a more desirable factory job.
Q:For what band did Lester Young play?  
A: Count Basie. Lester Young played his saxophone at an unusual angle. It almost looked like he held it like a flute.
Q:Dwight D. Eisenhower won two landslide elections in the 1950s. Whom did he defeat on both occasions?  

A : Adlai Stevenson

Q:Which state's name comes from French words for "green" and "mountain"?  

A:  The words are "vert" for green and "mont" for mountain, resulting in "Vermont."

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Alan Rock's trivia


Q:What is the first day of Spring is called?  
A: the Vernal Equinox, and sometimes referred to as the Spring Equinox.

Q: According to myth, you can do on the first day of Spring?  
A: balance a raw egg on its end.

Q: It is said that on the first day of Spring, the day and night are how many hours long?  
A:of equal length - 12 hours each. Although, it doesn't always work out that way.

Q:In what month does Spring begin in Australia? 
 A: Australians live in the Southern Hemisphere where the seasons are reversed. Spring begins in September, and Autumn begins in March.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia


Q:How did St. Patrick, according to legend, make all the snakes disappear from Ireland? 
A: Pounding drums


Q:According to Irish legend, you must do what to the Blarney Stone to gain the gift of gab? 
A: Kiss it

 

Q: Why do leprechauns wear green?  
A: As camouflage


Q: Which two US rivers are dyed green every St. Patrick's Day? 
A: Chicago and the San Antonio

 

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia


Q: On what kind of scholarship did comedian Billy Crystal attend college?            A: Baseball
Q:What is the difference between spirits and liqueurs?                                      A: Liqueurs have added sugars.
Q: What fictional Island is the home of King Kong?                                          A: Skull Island
Q:Which U.S. State has the national monuments: The Hangman Fossil Beds and Craters of the Moon?                                                                                      A: Idaho

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia


Q:Who was the first person to suggest Daylight Savings Time
A: Benjamin Franklin. On a visit to France in April 1784, Franklin first proposed the idea in an essay as a way to save candles.

Q:Which was the first country to adopt Daylight Savings Time? 
A: In April 1916, Germany was the first to adopt DST, with Great Britain following in May 1916. Today, about 70 countries around the world observe it.

Q:What was the prime reason for Daylight Savings Time? 
A: The primary reason is to save energy. The Department of Transportation found that the extra hour of daylight saves 10,000 barrels of oil each day.

Q: you name the states in the United States that do not observe  Daylight Savings Time? 
A: Arizona and Hawaii are the only U.S. states that don't observe Daylight Saving Time.

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia


Q:Harrison Ford wore the same ______ for Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull as he did 19 years previously for Indiana Jones The Last Crusade?  

A: Pants

Q:How many animals in the world are there that can see behind themselves without turning their head?    

A: 2 (a parrot and a rabbit)
 

Q:What percentage of people are left handed?
A: 7
  Q: Which of Billie Holiday's songs became a rock hit in the 60's?  
A: ‘God Bless The Child’. It was Blood, Sweat and Tears that sang Holiday's classic in the rock era.


Saturday, February 28, 2015

alan rock's trivia


Q: On Feb. 28, 1977, comedian Eddie Anderson died at age 71. He had appeared almost 20 years on radio and 15 years on television. We knew him better as?  
A: Jack Benny’s personal valet, Rochester.
Q:Can you name the most common and the uncommon symbols used on a national flag? 

A: The star is the most commonly used symbol, with over 50 countries featuring at least one. Only one country, the Dominican Republic, has ever used a Bible on its national flag.

Q:If you played all of the Beatles’ singles and albums that came out between 1962 and 1970 back to back, how long would it last

A: It would last for 10 hours and 33 minutes.

Q:How many chemicals are there in a cup of coffee? 

A: More then 1,000 aroma compounds.