Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia

On February 28, 1983: The final original episode of “MASH” aired. What character did Gary Burghoff play in the series? A: Radar O’Reilly.

February 28, 1977, comedian Eddie Anderson died at age 71. He had appeared almost 20 years on the radio and 15 years on television. Who did we know him as? A: Jack Benny’s personal valet, Rochester.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia

February 26, 1951: The 22nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified; what did it do? A: It limited a president to two terms of office.

A co-worker says he just blew his buffer. What does that mean? A: He lost his train of thought.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia

Who was the only person to serve as both Chief Justice and President of the United States? A: William Howard Taft

Who was the first U.S. president to have been born in a hospital? A: Jimmy Carter

Alan Rock's Trivia (02-22-2007)

Which state once made it illegal to give liquor to a fish? A: Oklahoma

What actors were offered the title role of “Dirty Harry” before it was given to Clint Eastwood? A: It was originally intended for Frank Sinatra. After he refused, it was offered to John Wayne, and then Paul Newman, and finally accepted by Clint Eastwood.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia

On February 21, 1878, the first U.S. telephone directories were issued in New Haven, CT. What is your best guess as to how many subscribers were listed in that first phone book? A: 50

When Bugs Bunny first appeared in 1935, what was he called? A: Happy Rabbit

What percent of American babies are named after close relatives? A: About 60%

Animal Truths: Camels can close their noses. Alligators can close their ears.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Alan Rocks Trivia Questions

Q: Robert Adler, who won an Emmy Award along with fellow engineer Eugene Polley for a device that made the couch potato possible. What did he invent?
A: Space Command remote control.

Q: Model Cindy Crawford recieved a full university scholarship to study what subject?
A: Chemical engineering. She would later drop out, after her experimental cure for creepy college guys, body oil, terribly backfired.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia

Which U.S. President never referred to the national capital by name? He always called it Federal City. A: George Washington

Before leaving Illinois for the White House, Abraham Lincoln sold two possessions – what were they? A: His horse and his cow

Which U.S. President, while President, was arrested and fined $20 for speeding – on his horse? A: Ulysses Grant

Who was the tallest president and who was the shortest? A: Abe Lincoln (6’4”) and James Madison (5’4”)

Who was the only grandchild of a president who became President? A: Benjamin Harrison

Which U.S. President started the tradition of the Presidential “first pitch” of baseball season? A: William Howard Taft

Which U.S. President once said, “We have but one police force – the American woman”? A: Herbert Hoover

Which U.S. President was the first Boy Scout to become President? A: John F. Kennedy

Other than President Nixon, President Ford pardoned Iva Toguri D’Aquino. Who did we know her as? A: “Tokyo Rose.”

George W. Bush is the 43rd U.S. President. There have been only 42 presidents. How is that possible? A: Grover Cleveland was elected to two nonconsecutive terms and is counted twice as the 22nd and 24th president

Who are the only two presidents buried at Arlington National Cemetery? A: John Kennedy and William Taft

Friday, February 16, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia

Born on February 16, 1935 – Sonny Bono. He was half of Sonny and Cher. He was killed in a 1998 skiing accident. He was once mayor of which city? A: Palm Springs, CA.

According to an old state law, how often is every resident of Kentucky required to take a bath? A: At least once a year.

On February 16, 1968, the first 911 emergency telephone system in the U.S. was operational in what city? A: Haleyville, Alabama.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia Questions

Q: This was a big day in 1842 for the post office, why?
A: Adhesive stamps were used for the first time. (Before then, glue had to be spread on the back of a postage stamp.)

Q: Melissa Manchester studied songwriting at New York University. Who was her teacher?
A: Paul Simon.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia

The St. Valentine’s Day massacre was when Al Capone’s gang shot seven members of the Bugs Moran gang in Chicago. In which year did that happen? A: 1929

According to ancient folklore, which creatures chose their mates on this date February 14? A: Birds

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia Questions

Q: TV talkshow host Jerry Springer was born on February 13th, 1944. He once served as a mayor for which U.S. city?
A: Cincinnati.

Q: Who was TV personality Jerry Springer once a presidential campaign worker for?
A: Robert Kennedy.

Q: What is the fastest flying bug on earth?
A: The Austrailian dragonfly can hit up to 36 miles an hour.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia

What’s the germiest thing the average person touches all week? Researchers say it’s the handle of a supermarket shopping cart. They suggest using an anti-bacterial spray on the handle. You might also want to spray the kid who bags your groceries.

This date in 2000 was a sad day for Charlie Brown and Snoopy. Why? A: Peanuts creator Charles Schulz died at age 77.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia

Born on February 9, 1773 – Who was the man who served the shortest term of any U.S. president – only 30 days? A: William Henry Harrison. In 1841, he caught a cold at his inauguration and died 30 days later.

You are suffering a chirospasm. What should you stop doing? A: Stop writing. You’re got writer’s cramp.

Who was Alexander H. Stephens? A: On February 9, 1861, the Provisional Congress of the Confederate States of America elected Jefferson Davis president and Alexander H. Stephens vice president.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia

On this date in 1998, the Winter Olympics opened in what city? A: Nagano, Japan

Your assignment, should you choose to accept it, is to find a snood. Where should you look for it? A: A turkey. The snood is the fleshy projection just above the bird's bill.

For fast, temporary relief of an itchy omphalos (AHM'-fah-luhs), where would you start scratching? A: Your middle. In fact, omphalos means "center." It's your belly button.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia

Actress Jennifer Jason Leigh's father was killed in a helicopter crash. Who was he? A: Actor Vic Morrow died in a helicopter accident while filming Twilight Zone: The Movie.

Who is the only former United States president buried in Washington, DC? He is buried in the National Cathedral. A: Woodrow Wilson. Why was Woodrow Wilson the first U.S. president to be buried in Washington DC on February 5, 1924? Details are very sketchy, but probably because he was dead.

Who was the first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV? A: Fred and Wilma Flinstone.

Alan Rock's Trivia (02/02/2007)

On February 2, 1653, New Amsterdam was incorporated. What is it called today? A: New York City

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia Questions

Q: Your vet says your pet deer needs gall bladder surgery. What should you do?
A: Get a new vet. Deer don't have gall bladders.

Q: The 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was sent to the states for ratification on Feb. 1, 1865. What did it do?
A: Abolish Slavery. Although slavery has been abolished, the practice of buying and selling human beings continues, but under another name; Politics.