Friday, November 30, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia Teaser

Q: What did Dick Clark donate in 1982 to the Smithsonian from "American Bandstand?"

A: His Podium.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia

Comedian Garry Shandling was born November 29, 1949. Garry started in Hollywood as a scriptwriter. Can you name the sitcom that bought his first script? (Clue: It was 1975) A: Sanford and Son. (The episode where Ah Chew - Pat Morita - turned Fred Sanford's house into a Japanese retaurant).

What's the difference in a comedian and a comic? A: The oversimplified answer is: A comedian says funny things; a comic says things funny.

Why is a twit? A: A pregnant goldfish.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: November 28th, 1922 is a historic day in the skies of New York City. Why?
A: The first skywriting display. A small plane wrote "Hello USA".

Q: How wide is the Statue of Liberty's mouth?
A: Three feet.

Q: In which state is it illegal to ride a camel on a highway?
A: Nevada.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia

She was born on November 27, 1964. She appeared in Boomerang, The Women of Brewster Place, Beverly Hills Madam and a long-running TV sitcom. Who is she? A: "Head of the Class" cast member - Robin Givens

According to Health magazine, who eats the most chocolate candy: (a) women ages 30 to 39; (b) boys ages 12 to 19; or (c) men ages 20 to 29? A: Boys ages 12 to 19. Thirtysomething women are a close second

Your baby pig needs to be house broken. On average, how long will it likely take? Probably closer to three days. Of course, your pig may vary

Monday, November 26, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia Teasers

Q: Did you know that each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history? Can you name them?

A: Spades: King David Hearts - Charlemagne Clubs - Alexander, the Great Diamonds, Julius Caesar.

Q: What was the first US holiday by presidential proclamation?

A: President George Washington declared November 26, 1789 to be Thanks Giving.

Q: The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28%. What percentage of North America is wilderness?

A: 38%

Q: Who was the first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV?

A: Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

Q: What is the largest freshwater lake in the world?

A: Lake Superior in North America.

Q: He was born on November 23, 1887. He appeared in Bride of Frankenstein, House of Frankenstein, the Mummy and the Body Snatcher. He died in 1969. Who was he?

A: Boris Karloff

Q: On TV comedy "Barney Miller" what part did actor Steve Landesberg play?

A: He was Dietrich. Abe Vigoda was Fish; Maxwell Gail played Wojo.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: On November 21st, 1980, 82 million Americans watched TV to find out what?
A: They watched "Dallas" to find out- "Who shot JR?". JR was a nasty, mean, wicked, repulsive, evil guy, which is why we all loved him. It was Sue Ellen's sister, the jilted mistress Kristen Shepard.

Q: On November 21st, 1887, Thomas Edison announced his invention of what?
A: The phonograph- a machine that could record and play sound. Onne small step for music, one giant leap towards karoke.

Q: On November 21st, 1974, the U.S. Congress passed the Freedom of Information Act, overriding whose presidential veto?
A: President Gerald Ford

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia

The Queen of England had a bad day on November 20, 1992. Why? A: Fire erupted at her home, Windsor Castle. Many art works were destroyed.

Which U.S. President was arrested while in office for running over an elderly woman with his horse? A: Franklin Pierce. The charge was dropped in 1853 due to insufficient evidence.

On November 20, 1789, which state became the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights? A: New Jersey

Fact: The world population of chickens is about equal to the number of people.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia Teasers

Q: On November 19, 1959, a day that was overdue in the automobile industry. What happened - or to be more precise - what stopped happening?

A: Ford stopped production of the Edsel - its the biggest disaster (Only 110,000 sold).

Q: According to Reader's Digest Book of Facts, if left alone by man and predators, which has the longest maximum lifespan:
a) cow
b) ostrich
c) whale

A: A lucky, healthy whale mighty live into its 90s; an ostrich early 60s; a cow, late 40s.

Q: You can't wait to travel to a space station and you weigh 150 pounds. According to Family Circle Magazine what will your ticket cost?

A: $150,000, about $1,000 a pound. But you'll have to wait until about the year 2010.

Q: What is the top surname in the US?

A: Smith. New in the top ten are two Hispanic names: Garcia and Rodriguez, at No. 8 and No. 9.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia Teasers

Q: What would you get if you asked for a "pottle" of ice cream at the supermarket?

A: The term "pottle" is the legal measurement describing an amount equal to two quarts. Legally, there is no such term as "half-gallon." So if you asked for a pottle of ice cream at the supermarket, you'd probably get a dumb look from the stock clerk.

Q: How much money was mentioned in Roger Miller's 1964 Grammy-winning song "Dang Me?|

A: $14.27

Q: According to Martha Stewart, how often should you steam-clean your car's engine?

A: Once a year.

Q: How are doctors in India successfully treating varicose veins?

A: Leeches (New Scientist magazine).

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia Teasers

November 15, 1956 was a historic day for movie fans and rock and roll fans. Why? A: The first Elvis Presley movie debuted in U.S. theaters. "Love Me Tender".

Who said, "They ought to elect the First Lady and then let her husband be President."? A: Nancy Reagan, in 1939. It was her only line in a high school play.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia Teasers

Q: Robert Fulton was born on November 14, 1765. Everybody knows Robert Fulton invented the steamboat. But he didn't. Who really did?

A: John Fitch invented the steamboat, but John didn't have enough money to build a steamboat. Fulton did. Moral: if you're poor, invent something cheap.

Q: The average dog can make about 10 different vocal sounds. How many different vocal sounds can the average cat make?

A: About 100.

Q: Composer Johann Sebastian Bach was married twice and fathered how many children?

A: 20 children.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia

In what film did Whoopi Goldberg win a Best Supporting Actress Oscar? A: For Oda Mae Brown in Ghost, 1990.

What was the first TV commercial for? A: A Bulova watch ticked onscreen for 60 seconds.

According to research published in Public Health Reports, what is the annual cost to treat U.S. smokers for medical problems? A: $73 billion.

Alan Rock's Trivia November 12, 2007

Do most engaged couples who split up do so between: (a) 6:00 and 9:00 p.m.; (b) 9:00 p.m. and midnight; or (c) midnight and 3:00 a.m.? A: Between 9:00 p.m. and midnight.

Who was the first NFL head coach to win 100 regular season games in 10 seasons? A: November 12, 1972, Don Shula, coach of the Miami Dolphins.

What is a baby eel called? A: An elver

Your boiled okra is so slippery it slides right off everyone's fork. What should you do? A: While cooking, add a teaspoon of vinegar per pint of boiling water.

If you lay eggs from your armpits, what are you? A: A starfish

Friday, November 09, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia Teasers

Q: In 1985 which state legislature voted down a resolution to make "Louie Louie" the state song?

A: Washington.

Q: On November 9, 1984, JR Ewing got a new mama. Who?

A: Donna Reed joined the cast of "Dallas" as JR's mom. She replaced Barbara Bel Geddes as Miss Ellie - who returned in 1985.

Q: November 9, what actress became the first person in 500 shows to walk off the TV set of "This is Your Life?"

A: Angie Dickinson. Angie said, "Not on your life!"

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia

One-third of all the fresh water on Earth is in what country? A: Canada.

In the old western movies, what was the name of Hoot Gibson's horse? A: Mutt or Rusty. Tex Ritter rode White Flash; Red Ryder rode Thunder.

You suffer from ailurophobia. What do you have an unnatural fear of? A: Cats.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia Teasers

Q: Jeanette Rankin of Montana became the first woman to do what on November 7, 1916?

A: She was the first woman elected to the US Congress.

Q: Which US President established the Corporation for Public Broadcasting on November 7?

A: US President Lyndon Johnson. So, thanks to LBJ, now all Americans know how insects mate.

Q: What adventure serial debuted as a 15-minute daily adventure serial on CBS Radio November 7, 1932? It ran successfully for 14 years.

A: Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

Q: One cord of wood can make 7.5 million what?

A: Toothpicks. It can make 4.5 million stamps.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia

According to Impulse Research of CulverCity, CA, when Americans look back on their lives, what do more regret wasting time on? A: 67% regret wasting time worrying; 35% watching television; 27% commuting; 19% cleaning and doing chores; 18% gossiping.

What is the oldest weekly program on television? A: "Meet the Press." Today is the 59th anniversary for it's on very early Sunday morning, so it's also the most regularly missed weekly program on television. The news program made its TV debut on November 6, 1947. It had been on the radio from 1945.

James Naismith was born in Ontario on November 6, 1861. What did he invent? A: Basketball, but it didn't catch on at first. In fact, it was a very boring game until they finally put air in the ball.

For her role in The Flying Nun, how much was actress Sally Field paid? A: $4,000 a week.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Alan Rock's Trivia Teasers

Q: Who discovered corn in Cuba?

A: On November 5, 1492 Christopher Columbus. We might point out that at the time he was not listening to this program.

Q: The King of the Cowboys was born on November 5, 1912. Who was he?

A: Roy Rogers. I think he was King of the Cowboys because he was always so spiffy. Roy'd get his hat blocked, press his pants, shine his boots, and give Trigger a bath just to go catch rustler. It made the rustler feel real dirty and remorseful.

Q: On November 5, 1946, the first basteball player in history to shatter a glass backboard during an NBA game; who was he? (clue: he later starred as TV's "Rifleman").

A: Chuck Connors.