Monday, April 30, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia

The largest real estate deal in history occured on April 30, 1803. What was it? A: The Louisiana Purchase. The U.S. paid Napoleon $25 million for French territory west of the Mississippi -- that's 13 states at four cents an acre. And if you think Napoleon was dumb, what about all the congressmen he had to bribe to make the deal?

What was the first toy advertised on television? A: Mr. Potato Head. It happened on April 30, 1952.

At three minutes and four seconds after 2 AM on the sixth of May this year, the time and date will be 02:03:04 05/06/07/. This will never happen again.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia

Why are women more likely to die of a heart attack? A: Because women suffer milder symptoms that cause them to delay going to the hospital (Time magazine)

Your thermos smells like a cow died in it. According to Health Magazine what should you do? A: Fill it with hot water, add a teaspoon of salt, shake it, and let it set for at least an hour. That will take away both the old milk and coffee odors from a thermos.

Who is the only heavyweight champ who retired undefeated, with a perfect record, unbeaten in 49 pro fights? A: April 27, 1956: At age 32, heavyweight boxing champion Rocky Marciano

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia Questions

Q: What song had the longest song title to to hit #1 on Billboard's pop music chart?
A: "(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song." It stayed #1 for one week.

Q: Who was the first U.S. president to ride in a car?
A: Theodore Roosevelt.

Q: Who was the only U.S. president to get married at the White House?
A: Grover Cleveland.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia

Actor Al Pacino was born on April 25, 1940. For which movie did he win a Best Actor Oscar in 1992? A: Scent of a Woman

What is the top ranked, most-recognized brand? A: It’s Google. It is no longer Microsoft or Coca-Cola. Google now beats all others, including GE, Wal-Mart and Starbucks

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia Questions

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.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia

On April 23, 1789 President-elect and Mrs. George Washington moved into American’s first Executive Mansion. Where was it and what was it called? A: The Franklin House in New York. That’s great. Everybody needs a home. Even the Father of Our Country needs a place to hang his teeth.

Who was the only U.S. president who never married? A: President James Buchanan was born in Pennsylvania on April 23, 1791. So, with no wife in the White House, who do you suppose ran the country?

Which U.S. President’s hobby was crocheting? A: President James Buchanan but he tried to keep it a secret. He figured if word got out that the President crocheted, everybody’d want an afghan.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia

Who was the first U.S. president to use a telephone? A: James Garfield

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

Who was the only U.S. president who never went to school? A: Andrew Johnson

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia Questions

Q: What was the first city to reach a poulation of one million?
A: Rome in 133 B.C.

Q: Who was the first American author to submit a typed manuscript to a publisher?
A: Mark Twain. Tom Sawyer was submitted in 1875, and published the next year.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia

Actress Barbara Hale built an entire career playing a secretary for a lawyer. Who was the lawyer? A: Perry Mason. But another actress played Della with a completely new Perry Mason cast in 1973 and 1974. Was it: (a) Sharon Acker; (b) Bettye Ackerman; or (c) Leslie Ackerman? A: Canada’s Sharon Acker. Bettye Ackerman played Dr. Maggie Graham on “Ben Casey.” Leslie Ackerman played Karl Malden’s daughter in 1980 on “Skag”.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Monday, April 16, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia

Who was the first woman to be inducted into the National Comedy Hall of Fame? A: Minnie Pearl. The 50 year old veteran of the Grand Ole Opry died in 1996.

April 16, 1929, was a happy day for avid readers. Why? A: The “Book of the Month Club” was founded.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia

You nicked your wood coffee table. According to Tightwad Living Magazine, to coat the nick, what should you do? A: Use a small amount of granular instant coffee and warm water.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia Questions

Q: Actor Michael Moriarty has won a Tony and an Emmy in his vast career. Besides making over 30 films, he's also a playwright, a composer, and he does something else. Do you know what it is?
A: He's a jazz pianist.

Q: In a study by the Honolulu Heart Program, people reduced their risk of premature death by 50% by doing what?
A: Walking two miles a day.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia

On April 4, 1964, the Beatles had more than one song in the Top Ten of the Billboard record sales chart. How many? A: They had the top FIVE songs. Yes, all five of them. “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Twist and Shout,” “She Loves You,” “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” and “Please Please Me.”

April 4, 1915: McKinley Morganfield was born in Rolling Fork, Mississippi. He became one of the great blues rockers. We know him as? A: Muddy Waters, known for “Got My Mojo Working” and “Rolling Stone.” He discovered Chuck Berry.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia Questions

Q: On April 3rd, 1960, The Paul Winchell Show aired on ABC-TV. The ventriloquits's dummy was named Jerry Mahoney. Later, Winchell invented something very special, what was it?
A: History's first artificial heart.

Q: On April 3rd, 1776, George Washington recieved a law degree from what University?
A: Harvard University. To commemorate the occasion, plaques were placed in all of George's classrooms, reading "George Washington Slept Here".

Q: Assuming you are an average person and tonight is an average unromantic night, after going to bed tonight, how many minutes will it take you to fall asleep?
A: Seven minutes.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia

On April 2, 1792, the first U.S. mint was established to make coins and paper money. In which city did this happen? A: Philadelphia, PA.

One hundred years ago what would you guess were the five leading causes of death in the U.S. were? A: 1. Pneumonia and influenza; 2. Tuberculosis; 3. Diarrhea; 4. Heart Disease; 5. Stroke

One hundred years ago what would you guess was the average wage in the U.S.? A: 22 cents per hour. The average U.S. worker made between $200 and $400 per year. A competent accountant could expect to earn $2,000 per year, a dentist made $2,500 per year, a veterinarian made $1,500 per year, and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.

One hundred years ago what would you guess were the number of reported murders in the ENITRE U.S.A.?! A: About 230