Sunday, May 01, 2016

Alan Rock's Trivia


Q: On May 1, 1970, who became the first woman jockey to ride in the Kentucky Derby?  
A: Diane Crump. She was as good as the men, except at parallel parking.
Q:What famous celebrity retired on May 1, 1975 and is the only American ever to have his own personal zip code?
 
A: Smokey the Bear, Washington DC 20252.
Of course, after Smokey retired he didn't get as much mail as he did during the 25 years he served as spokesbear for the U.S. Forest Service. In fact, in his golden years about the only mail Smokey received was a letter now and then from other old celebrities offering him a valuable Medicare Supplement that would pay directly to Smokey when he was in the hospital.
Q: What is the birthstone and flower for May?  
A: The emerald. May's flower: lily of the valley or hawthorn.
Q: How many zeros are there in a billion? 
A: 9

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Alan Rock's Trivia


Q: On April 30, 1952, the first toy was advertised on TV. What was it
A: Mr. Potato Head.
Q:What first name was Tiger Woods given at birth by his parents? 
A: Eldrick
Q: What is the only word in the English language that ends with the letters ‘mt’?   
A:The answer is dreamt, a variant spelling of dreamed (past tense and past participle of the verb dream), that's used in British English.
Q: What four English words end in  ‘dous’?  
A: The four words in common use are tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous. There's also the specialist zoological term apodous, which means 'without feet'.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Alan Rock's Trivia


Q: The Barbie doll got her first car in 1962. What make was it?  
A: A coral Austin Healy made by the Irwin Corporation for Mattel.
Q: Who was the only U.S. President to have a PH.d. in political science? 
A: Woodrow Wilson
Q: Who was the first big band to bring the music of George Gershwin  to a mass audience? 
A: Paul Whiteman. He also help launch the careers of singers Bing Crosby, Paul Robson, and Billie Holiday and musicians Bex Beiderbecke, Jack Teagarden and Bunny Berigan.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Alan Rock's Trivia


Q:Who was the only U.S. president who never married
A: James Buchanan, the 15th U.S. president, was born on Apr. 23, 1791. Buchanan's hobby was crocheting, but he tried to keep it a secret. He figured if word got out that the President crocheted, everybody'd want an afghan.  So, with no wife in the White House, who do you suppose ran the country?
Q:On April 23, 1975, B.J. Thomas scored with the longest song title to hit #1 on Billboard’s pop music chart: Do you remember the name of the song? 
A: "(Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song." It stayed #1 for one week.
Q:What is the southernmost capital in the world? 
A: Wellington (second most populous urban area of New Zealand.)
Q: What can coconut water be used for as a substitute in an emergency? 
A: Blood Plasma

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Alan Rock's Trivia


Q: Ford unveiled this at the New York World Fair on April 17, 1964. What was it? A: The Mustang. It became one of the most popular cars in North America.

Q: Which Apollo craft miraculously returned home on April 17, 1970, after a major malfunction on its way to the moon? 
A: Apollo 13. An oxygen tank exploded and they had to abort their planned moon landing.

Q: Who was the first woman to complete her solo circumnavigation the earth by air on April 17, 1964?  
A: Jerrie Mock. It took her 291 days, 21 stopovers, and she covered about 50,300 km. Born in Ohio in 1925, she called her relatively light aircraft (with a wing-span of just under 11m) the "Spirit of Columbus".

Q: Which Elvis song contains lines from Shakespear? 
A: Are You Lonesome Tonight

Saturday, April 09, 2016

Alan Rock's Trivia



Q: The Golf Hall of Fame opened on Apr. 9, 1974. In what city?  
A Pine Hurst, North Carolina. It takes a lot of dedication to play golf in all kinds of weather, in the heat and cold, the wind and rain. And there's a special name for these people -- doctors.
Q: What famous baseball park was open on April 9, 1913? Here’s a clue: The fans had to wait an hour to get in because nobody brought the key. Then there was no flag to salute for The National Anthem. Then the home team lost to Philadelphia 1-0.  
A: Ebbets Field, home of the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Q: Where was baseball’s first indoor game played on April 9, 1965?  
A: Houston Astrodome. President Lyndon Johnson was there, but Texas governor John Connally threw out the first ball. In an exhibition game the Houston Colt-45’s beat the New York Yankees 2-1.
Q: Which album by the Beatles was commonly known as The White Album?  
A: The Beatles

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Alan Rock's Trivia


Q: For which of her films did actress Doris Day also write the music and lyrics?  
A: "Please Don’t Eat the Daisies" in 1960.
Q: In 1960, The Paul Winchell Show last aired on ABC-TV. The ventriloquist’s dummy partner’s name was Jerry Mahoney. Later, Winchell invented something; what was it?  
A: history’s first artificial heart.

Q: Which television show does 'The Itchy & Scratchy Show' feature on? 

A: The Simpsons

Q: What does a tintometer measure? 

A: Colors