Sunday, July 05, 2015

Alan's Trivia

Q:How many people signed the Declaration of Independence on July Fourth?  
A: Two
Q:What day did most signers of the Declaration of Independence actually sign the document? 

A Aug. 2, 1776.

Q: What three Presidents died on July 4th

A: John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe. Adams, the second president, and Jefferson, the third, died on the same day in 1826, the 50th anniversary.

Q: Which president was born on the Fourth of July?

A: Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president, in 1872.

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q:On July 5, 1947, the first African American player, in the American League, signed a contract with baseball's Cleveland Indians, What was his name?  
A: Larry Doby
Q: On July 5, 1975 Arthur Ashe defeated who to become the first African American men’s singles champion at Wimbledon? 
A: Jimmy Connors.
Q: What state first declared Independence Day as a holiday in 1781? 
A: Massachusetts was the first state to declare Independence Day as a celebration day. 
Q:Who was the first U.S. president to be voted out of office, and which President won that election? A: John Adams, our second president, was voted out of office in his run for a second term and Thomas Jefferson defeated him.

Q: On July 5 1865, William Booth founded what Army in London
A: The Salvation Army

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: What famous drink was originally marketed as “Fruit Smack”? 
A: Kool-Aid
Q:When a pedestrian ignored street signs, he was referred to as a "jaywalker;" where did we get that expression?  
A: "Jay" used to be slang for "foolish person."
Q: What do you call that thing you use to dot your lowercase "i"?  
A: It’s called a tittle.
Q: What is the only number whose letters are in alphabetical order
A: F-O-R-T-Y

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q:What is the lifespan of the dragonfly? 
A: 24 hours

Q:How many teeth can a snail have? 
A: about 25,000

Q: What is the only continent without reptiles or snakes? 
A: Antartica

Q:The world oldest piece of chewing gum is how old? 
A: 9,000 years old

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: What creature has caused more human deaths than any other creature in the world? 

A” The Mosquito Sharks kill just 10 people a year, lions 100 and crocodiles 1,000

Q: What is the most produced crop in the world? 
 A: Corn
Q:What is the largest bone in the human body? 
A: The femur  

Q: What does the prefix “mega” represent? 
A: One million



Sunday, June 14, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: How many ridges in a US dime
A: standardized now and the Mint lists its reeding specifications as follows: dimes, 118; quarters, 119; half dollars, 150; dollar, 198; Susan B. Anthony dollar, 133.
Q:How many muscles in a cat’s ear? 
A: A cat has 32 muscles in each ear, compared to a human's 6 muscles each. A cat can rotate its ears independently 180 degrees, and turn in the direction of sound 10 times faster than those of the best watchdog.
Q: What fish is the only one that can blink with both eyes?  
A: A Shark
Q:What is the only English word that ends in the letters ‘MT’? 
A: Dreamt and its derivatives are the only common English words that end in mt.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q:What is the longest word typed with only the Left hand
A: Stewardess. Lollipop the longest with the right hand.
Q:Who invented sissors?  
A: Leonardo Da Vinci
Q:What are the four common English words that end in “dous”?  
A There are only four words in the English language which end in "dous":  tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
Q:What do the stairs leading to the gallows; the blade in a guillotine; and a hangman a hangman's noose all have in common?  

A: There are 13 stairs leading to the gallows, the blade in a guillotine fell from a height of 13 feet, and a hangman’s noose has 13 knots in it.