Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: The author who created James Bond was born on May 28, 1908. Do you know his name?
A: Fleming, Ian Fleming

Q: You can never find all your stuff when it's time to leave for work. What does The Ladies Home Journal recommend you do?
A: Keep a basket by the door for keys and other stuff you always take when you leave the house.

Q: We know that the tomato is a vegetable and not a fruit because?
A: The Supremem Court said so, in 1893.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: Franz Mesmer was born MAY 23, 1734. What was it that he pioneered?
A: Hypnotism: He believed there should be more people walking and clucking like chickens.

Q: What is the only bird that can fly backwards?
A: Hummingbirds

Q: Bifocal eyeglasses were invented on MAY 23, 1785, making it possible for older people to keep their heads held high. Who invented them?
A: Benjamin Franklin

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: Arthur Conan Doyle was born on May 22, 1859. He created which famous fictional character?
A: Sherlock Holmes

Q: On May 22, 1961, the worlds first revolving resteraunt opened. Do you remember in which city?
A: Atop Seattle's Space Needle.

Q: To improve her memory, what did Eleanor Roosevelt do?
A: She ate three chocolate-covered garlic balls ever day of her adult life.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: The Singing cowboy's horse was born on May 21, 1927. They called him "the Wonder Horse" because he never whinnied while the cowboy was singing. Can you name the cowboy and the horse?
A: Gene Autry and Champion

Q: Clara Barton organized what organization on May 21, 1881?
A: The American Red Cross and since that day, Americans have not had to suffer through a single major disaster without coffee and doughnuts.

Q: Today, May 21, is the birthday of Lawrence Tero. We know him better as?
A: Mr. T

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Today's Trivia!

Q. Cher was born this day in 1946. What is the name of the daughter she had with Sonny Bono?
A. Chastity

Q. The legal nigthtimme noise level set by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is 55 decibels. According to research at St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul, what percent of men snore louder than 55 decibels?
a) 2%
b) 12%, or
c) 22%

A. b, or 12% snore loud enough to be illegal. And the average snoring male snores 3 decibels louder than female snorers.

Q. Do termites prefer
a) Country and western music
b) Classical music
c) doesn't matter

A. c: Doesn't matter -- termites can't hear!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Today's Trivia!

Q. In 1886 France gave the US the Statue of Liberty. What is the real name of the statue?
A. Liberty Enlightening the World.

Q. A normal scorpion has eight legs. How many eyes does it have?
A. As many as 12

Q. Was the original Cinderella British, Polish or Egyptian?
A. Egyptian, and she wore fur slippers.

Q. Which food cannot be served in Wisconsin state prisons?
A. Butter substitutes

Friday, May 16, 2008

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: In his teens, Peirce Brosnan ran away with the circus to do what?
A: A fire eater

Q: Who was the first democrat running for U.S. president to use a donkey on his campaign posters?
A: Andrew Jackson

Q: Who was the first United States president born in the United States, rather than in the Colonies ruled by Britain?
A: Martin Van Buren, in 1782

Q: Who was the first American to receive the Nobel Peace Prize?
A: President Theodore Roosevelt in 1906

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: On MAY 15, 1971, Donald Duncan died. What was he the inventor of?
A: The Yo-yo. Here's a little known fact: Donald Duncan's Yo-yo was not successful -- until he came up with the idea of adding string. Today's kids don't seem to play much with yo-yos. Probably the cant figure out where to put the batteries.

Q: He won the American League battling title in 1976, 1980, and 1990. He was the only man in baseball to accomplish this. What is his name?
A: George Brett

Q: At which university do art school graduates get their diplomas then leap into a fountain?
A: New York University

Q: At his ranch, did President Lyndon Johnson serve huge hamburgers shaped like what?
A: The state of Texas

Friday, May 09, 2008

Alan Rock's Tricia

Q: Actress Candice Bergen was born on May 9, 1946. Her father Edgar Bergen was in show business. He was a famous -- what?
A: Ventriloquist

Q: In 28 Blondie movies in the 1930a, '40s, and '50s, what actor played hubby Dagwood Bumstead?
A: Arthur Lake. Will Hutchins played Dagwood in a brief TV series in 1968. Danny Mummert played Alvin Fuddle in 23 Blondie films. Lake died a very wealthy man in 1987 at age 82.

Q: Mike Wallace once appeared in a TV commercial as a circus barker with a straw hat and crane. Do you remember what the product was?
A: Peter Pan

Q: On May 9, 1907 Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia proposed a new holiday; can you name that holiday?
A: Mother's Day on the second Sunday in May be set aside each year to honor mothers. Of course, mothers had been around as long as anyone could remember, but until 1907 nobody ever thought of honoring them.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Alan Rock's Trivia

On May 8, 1988, two characters on a top-rated TV comedy were married. Can you name them? (Clue: The show was in its final season). A: Joanie and Chachi were married on "Happy Days."

Something historical happened on May 8, 1945, what was it? A: V.E. Day in Europe, WWII ended. Germany agreed to surrender on one condition: they would be allowed to enter the high-powered sports car business. I think the Germans might have won that war -- if only they'd sent Colonel Klink to the Russian front.

On May 8, 1886, at Jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta, John Pemberton made the first batch of a new health tonic flavored with coca leaves. The mixture flopped as a tonic. What do we know it as? A: a soft drink called Coca-Cola.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: On May 7, 1987, Shelley Long made her final appearance on the TV sitcom, "Cheers". Chan you name the character she played?
A: Waitress Diane Chambers.

Q: Which major-league pitcher once struck out five batters in one inning?
A: Joe Niekro in a 1977 Houston Astros exhibition game. Hard-to-catch knuckle ball third strikes got by this catcher twice, allowing two runners to reach base and five strike outs.

Q: You suffer from ergasiophobia, what do you have an abnormal fear of?
A: You are afraid of any kind of work.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Alan Rock's Trivia

On May 6, 1954, an Englishman named Roger Bannister did something no one had ever done before. What did he do? A: He ran a mile in under 4 minutes (3:59:4).

On May 6, 1889, what world renowned landmark was officially opened to the public? A: The Eiffel Tower.

England's famous "One Penny Black" was issued on May 6, 1840. What was it? A: The world's first postage stamp. That's really amazing. In 1840 it cost only one penny to have the Post Office lose your letter. Adhesive postage stamps were used for the first time on May 6, 1840 in England. Without a stamp, your letter has no chance of getting to it's destination. But with a stamp, your letter has a good chance of not getting to it's destination.

Friday, May 02, 2008

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: On May 2, 1974, what scary movie -- that became a blockbuster hit -- began filming in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts?
A: Jaws!

Q: According to research at the University of California at Davis, what may be as good for your heart as red wine without the bad alcohol side-effects: (a) cranberry juice, (b) apple juice, or (c) grapefruit juice?
A: Apple juice, because of its antioxidants. Unsweetened, 100 percent apple juice is best.

Q: According to research at Georgia State University, are you likely to eat less when: (a) dining alone, (b) dining with one other person, or (c) dining with two other people?
A: Dining alone. In fact, the larger the group, the more you're likely to eat.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: On the "Batman" television show of the 1960s, who played the part of the villain Egghead?
A: Vincent Price. And Burgess Meredith was the Penguin; Victor Buono was King Tut.

Q: What are the birthstone and flower for the month of May?
A: The emerald and lily of the valley (or hawthorn).

Q: Who was the first female jockey to ride in the Kentucky Derby?
A: Diane Crump rode in the Kentucky Derby on May 1, 1970. She was as good as the men, except at parallel parking.

Q: The only American ever to have his own personal zip code was a famous celebrity who retired on May 1, 1975. Who?
A: Smokey the Bear, Washington DC 20252. Of course, after Smokey retired he didn't get as much mail as he did during the 25 years he served as spokesbear for the U.S. Forest Service. In fact, in his golden years, about the only mail Smokey received was a letter now and then from other old celebrities offering him a valuable Medicare supplement that would pay directly to Smokey when he was in the hospital.