Saturday, November 22, 2014

Alan Rock's Trivia

A: What state is the largest consumer of turkey in the United States
A: California

Q: Which state is the largest turkey producing state
A: Minnesota is the United States' top turkey-producing state, followed by North Carolina, Arkansas, Missouri, Virginia, Indiana, and California. These "big seven" states produce more than two of every three U.S.-raised birds, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.

Q:Which president established Thanksgiving as an official national holiday? 
A: Abraham Lincoln 

Q:Which president established the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving? A: Franklin D. Roosevelt 

Q:In what year did the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade first take place as a commercial event?  A: 1924 

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: Who created the first known design of a robot? 
A: Leonardo da Vinci

Q: What Hollywood actress patented a missile guidance system? 
A: Hedy Lamar

Q: Which of the Marx Brothers invented a special watch for cardiac patients? 
A: Zeppo

Q: Who originally held the patent for stand-up advertising cards on restaurant tables?  
A: Lawrence Welk

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: In what year was Thanksgiving declared by Congress to be a legal holiday, held on the fourth Thursday in November? 
A: 1941

Q: The Thanksgiving Feast that the Pilgrims had with the Natives in 1621 lasted how long? 
A: three days.

Q: It is not a sure thing that turkey was part of the Thanksgiving Feast, but what other meat was definitely part of the meal?
A: venison

Q: Cats are one of only three four-footed animals that walk by moving their front and hind legs, first on one side and then the other. Name the other two animals with this trait. 
A: Camels and giraffes walk similarly to cats.