Saturday, September 24, 2016

alan Rock's Trivia


Who was the oldest man to appear in a major league baseball game? A: On Sept. 25, 1965 Kansas City pitcher Satchel Paige threw three shutout innings against the Boston Red Sox. Satchel was 60 years old, the oldest man ever to appear in a major-league baseball game. Instead of tobacco, he was chewing prunes.
What does it mean when a gorilla sticks his tongue out? A: Gorillas stick their tongues out when they are angry.
Which novelist has written several books under the pseudonym  ‘Richard Bachman’? A: Stephen King

Alan Rock's Trivia


On Sept 24, 1968, CBS premiered a television news magazine. Do you remember the name? A: "60 Minutes."
On Sept 24, 1979, the operation of the world's first public computer information service went into effect; do you remember the name? A: CompuServe
What was the name of the B-29 bomber that dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima during World War II? A: Enola Gay
During which decade was Velcro invented? A: 1940s

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Alan Rock's Trivia


What was Frankie Avalon’s first top ten hit song? A: ‘Dede Dinah’ reached # 7 in 1958. Venus hit #1 in 1959.

As a child star who did Robert Blake play a western movie sidekick to? A: He was Red Ryder’s Indian buddy, Little Beaver.

Which Dr. Seuss book is this quote from: “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it’s not?” A: The Lorax

Who is the creator of the Garfield comic strip? A: Jim Davis

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Alan Rock's Trivia


Who attacked us on 9/11? A: Al Queda

How many commercial airplanes were hijacked that morning? A: 4

How many hijackers were there? A: 19

How many people still remain missing years after the attack? A: 24

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Alan Rock's Trivia


TV’s Gunsmoke debuted on Sept. 10, 1955. Along with Marshall Matt Dillon there was Chester Goode, Doc and Miss Kitty. In 1964 Chester left the show. What character replaced him? A: Festus Haggen
The first frozen food dinner were sold on Sept. 10,1953. By what company? A: Swanson. And suddenly, Americans had airplane food in their living rooms.
In Einstein’s E=mc2, what does the ‘c’  stand for? A: Speed of light.
When was the Wright brothers’ first powered flight? A: 1903

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Alan Rock's Trivia


Who is considered the Father of Labor Day? A: Peter McGuire, He was an Irish-American pioneer unionist who wanted citizens that “labored” all year long be acknowledged and have a day to relax.
Which was the first state to make Labor Day a holiday? A: Oregon. This happened five years after the first parade.
What is the average commute for the average American to get to their job? A: Nearly Thirty minutes
When was the first Labor Day parade held in the United States? A: Sept. 5, 1882
Where did Labor Day originate? A: Canada

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Alan Rock's Trivia


On Sept. 3, 1967, the final show was telecast of the original What’s My Line. Who was the host of that show? A: John Charles Daly. The show lasted 17 years on CBS-TV.
In the United States popcorn is a favorite snack. What is the favorite snack of Japanise movie patrons? A: iwashi senbei (dried sardines)
What group first proclaimed that "Rock and Roll Is Here to Stay?" A: Danny and the Juniors in February 1958.
Which U.S. President signed the bill designating the first Monday in September as Labor Day? A: Grover Cleveland (1884). The first observance of Labor Day is believed to have been a parade on Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City, probably organized by Peter J. McGuire, a Carpenters and Joiners Union secretary. By 1893, more than half the states were observing a "Labor Day" on one day or another, and a bill to establish a federal holiday was passed by Congress in 1894.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Alan Rock's Trivia


How many degrees is each angle in a equilateral triangle? A: 60

On August 28, 1922, the first radio commercial was broadcast on New York City's WEAF. Can you name the product advertised? A: The Queensboro Realty Company paid $100 for 10 minutes of air time.

What was the name of the 1969 space flight that first landed humans on the moon? A: Apollo 11

Alan Rock's Trivia


What gas makes up 78% of the earth’s atmosphere? A: Nitrogen
What are members of the Society of Friends more commonly known as? A: Quakers
Which two metals make up the alloy brass? A: Copper and zinc
In America’s song, ‘A Horse With No Name’ after how many days was the horse let to run free? A: Nine Days