Friday, September 28, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia Teasers

Q: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow was born on September 28, 1972. Can you name the 1998 movie for which she won a Best Actress Oscar?

A: Shakespeare in Love

Q: How often can most healthy people donate blood?

A: Two months.

Q: Who was the last major leaguer to hit .400?

A: September 28, 1941: Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox finished the season with a batiing average of .400. On September 28, 1960: in his last major-league at bat, he hit a 420-foot home run.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia

What city was the TV show "Happy Days" set in? A: It was set in Milwaukee.

After 15 months on late-night local New York City TV, "The Tonight Show" debuted on September 27, 1954 on NBC. Can you name all the hosts of the show? A: Steve Allen, Ernie Kovacs, Jack Paar, Johnny Carson, and Jay Leno.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: On September 26th, 1964 "Gilligan's Island" premiered. Can you name the character in the show played by actor Russell Johnson?
A: The Professor.

Q: According to research, what kind of music do termites eat wood twice as fast as normal when listening?
A: Heavy Metal.

Q: John Chapman was born on September 26th, 1774. We knew him better as?
A: Johnny Appleseed.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia

"The Love Boat" first aired on U.S. TV in September 1977. The Love Boat theme song was sung by Jack Jones. Except for the last season, where it was sung by -- who? A: Dionne Warwick

Who was the first female justice to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court? A: Sandra Day O'Connor.

When the Cosby Show debuted on NBC who played Dr. Huxtable's son, Theo? A: Malcolm-Jamal Warner.

When a gorilla sticks his toungue out, what does it mean? A: Gorillas stick their tongues out when they are angry.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia Teasers

Q: Which famous English fashion model was born on September 19, 1945?

A: Twiggy

Q: Born on September 19, 1940, singer Bill Medley. He was half of what vocal group?

A: The Righteous Brothers. They had deep, DEEP voices. If you never heard Bill Medly sing, try to imagine Darth Vader with a rhythm section.

Q: Who said, "When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty?'

A: Teddy Roosevelt

Q: Assuming your elephant is normal, what is his favorite candy?

A: Licorice.

Q: Mickey Mouse was born on September 19, 1928. What was the name of the Disney cartoon he first appeared in?

A: "Steamboat Willie." Mickey has worked long and hard for over 70 years, and he's not about to retire. In fact, he seems to enjoy the rat race.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia

Which branch of our military was created on September 18, 1947? A: The U.S. Air Force and they've been going off into the wild blue yonder ever since. Before 1947 the Army Air Corps went off into the wild blue yonder -- but they didn't sing about it.

On September 18, 1931, RCA Victor demonstrated the first 33-and-a-third long-play record. We've all seen the RCA logo of the dog and the big speaker, the question is, what is the dog's name? A: Nipper the Dog was pictured on the label. And isn't it amazing that Nipper has spun around jillions of times since then and never once got sick?

What was Frankie Avalon's first Top Ten hit song? A: "Dede Dinah" reached #7 (Billboard) in early 1958. "Ginger Bread" peaked at #9 a few months later. "Venus" hit #1 in 1959.

As a child star, who did actor Robert Blake play a western movie sidekick to? A" He was Red Ryder's Indian buddy, Little Beaver. He also made 50 "Our Gang" comedies under the name Bobby Blake and his real name, Mickey Gubitosi.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia Teasers

Q: A new vegetable loaded with vitamins and minerals is the offspring of broccoli and Chinese cabbage. What is it called?

A: Broccolini

Q: Before "Three's Company," what show was actor John Ritter a regular on?

A: For five years he was Rev. Matthew Fordwick on "The Waltons."

Q: September 17, 1931 RCA Records introduced something in England for the recording industry; what was it?

A: the 33 1/3 long-play record

Q: Sep. 17, 1954, Jazz history was made. What was it?

A: Jazz Festival opened on the grass tennis courts of the Newport Casino in Newport, Rhode Island. The opening number: "Muscrat Ramble" by Eddie Condon and his band.

Q: Sep. 17, 1994, Heather Whitestone of Birmingham, Alabama, became the first contestant with a disability to be crowned Miss America. What was her disability?

A: Deafness

Friday, September 14, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia Teasers

Q: On September 14, 1978, the first episode of "Mork and Mindy" aired on ABC. Robin Williams played Mork and who played Mindy?

A: Pam Dawber

Q: Born September 14, 1914: Clayton Moore. On TV he was known as what?

A: The Lone Ranger. Being the Lone Ranger isn't really all that difficult. All you have to do is yell "Hi ho" then the name of your horse.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia Teasers

Q: On September 12, 1966, the first episode of "The Monkees" aired on NBC. Can you name all four Monkees?

A: Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz. They were America's answer to the Beatles. Obviously - America did not understand the question.

Q: You suffer from Lachanophobia. What do you have an abnormal fear of?

A: You're afraid of vegetables.

Q: According to TIME Magazine, when it comes to retirement finances, what do Americans worry more about?

A: 56% said they worry that Social Security will fail; 50% about a catastrophic illness; and 42% that they'll outlive their savings.

Q: Actor William Boyd died on September 12, 1972. We knew him better as...

A: Hopalong Cassidy in 66 feature movies and scores of TV shows. He was Hollywood's most successful non0singing cowboy. Which actually, the cows preferred because he didn't keep them awake at night with all that campfire foolishness. Roy Rogers' cows were always yawning. Gene Autry's cows were always chewing their Doublemint.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia

In ancient Rome, what was woodpecker meat considered to be? A: Eating woodpecker flesh was a sin.

Who was the first African-American TV host? A: "The Nat "King" Cole Show" debuted on November 5, 1956, as a 15-minute variety series following NBC's evening news. The show got a half-hour prime-time slot the following summer, but was cancelled in December 1957.

On September 11, 1985, Cincinnati Red Pete Rose's 4,192nd hit broke whose career record? A: Ty Cobb's. President Ronald Reagan congratulated Rose by phone.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia Teasers

Q: For what film did Amy Irving receive a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination?

A: Hadass in Yentyl

Q: In what year was golfer Arnold Palmer named Athlete of the Decade?

A: The '60s. He won 29 tournaments in the 4-year streth from 1960 through 1963.

Q: You suffer from androphobia. What do you have an abnormal fear of?

A: You have an abnormal fear of men.

Q: The TV Western "Gunsmoke" premiered on September 10, 1955. For 20 years Marshall Matt Dillon kept law and order in Dodge by not talking much hanging around the saloon a lot. Matt was a REAL lawman. He would have run every cop on "Law and Order" out of Dodge for unmanly woosery. And if Matt was out of town, Kiss Kitty would have done it. Who was played Matt Dillon?

A: James Arness.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: What is Actor Sylvester Stallone's real first name?
A: Michael Sylvester Stallone

Q: In the German middle ages what did men get at the barber shop in addiction to a shave and a haircut?
A: A bath

Q: How many #1 U.S. songs did music legend Buddy Holly have?
A: None. "Peggy Sue" and "That'll be the Day" reached #3, "Oh Boy" made it to #10.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia

Actress Raquel Welch was born on September 5, 1942. Can you name the sitcom in which she made a 1997 appearance? A: Seinfield. (Episode titled: The Summer of George).

Assuming you're average, how much of your brain is water? A: 80%

Your sponge really stinks. According to "First For Women magazine what should you do? A: Soak it overnight submerged in a salt water solution?

Alan Rock's Trivia

On September 6, 1997, a high profile funeral occured. Whose? (Clue: London) A: Princess Diana funeral in Westminster Abbey.

You are suffering from sodokosis. What were you bitten by? A: A rat. Sodokosis is also called rat-bite fever.

In Idaho Falls, Idaho, if you're 88 or older, you can not legally do what? A: Sorry, you can't ride your motorcycle.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia

Which comic strip first appeared in newspapers on September 4, 1950? A: Beetle Bailey

You really need fiber. What has the highest dietary fiber content of any common fruit, nut, or vegetable? A: You should eat figs. Figs have the highest dietary fiber content of any common fruit, nut, or vegetable.

On average, how many food ads per hour are run during an average children's TV show? A: There are 10.

What was the first car with a wrap-around windshield, electric door locks, cruise control, and four headlights? A: It's infamous $350-million disaster car The Ford Edsel.

Alan Rock's Trivia 9/3/2007

Actor Charlie Sheen was born on September 3, 1965. Can you name the 1987 movie in which he appeared with his father, Martin Sheen? A: Wall Street

What film did actress Valerie Perrine receive a 1974 Oscar nomination for her role in? A: For her role as Honey Bruce in "Lenny".

What group first proclaimed that "Rock and Roll is Here to Stay?" A: Danny and the Juniors in February 1958.

On September 3, 1935, who drove the first automobile to exceed 300 miles an hour? A: Sir Malcolm Campbell polica cars chasing him telegraphed ahead with the message, "Pull over. Stop. Okay, Buddy. Stop. Where's the fire? Stop."