Friday, August 29, 2008

Alan Rock's Trivia


1) Pinocchio is Italian for _______________.

2) Michael Jackson's birthday is today. In the 1978 movie, "The Wiz," which part did he play?


1) "Pine eyes"

2) The Scarecrow

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: On AUG 27, 1859, the first oil well in the United States struck oil. In which state?
A: Pennsylvania

Q: Before leaving on a long trip which coin does the American Automobile Association recommend you use to check the tread on your tires?
A: Insert a penny into the tread with Lincoln's head upside down and facing you. If you can see the top of his head, you need new tires

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Alan Rock's Trivia


1) Born this date in 1935, she was the first woman nominated for Vice President by a major U.S. political party. Who was she?

2) What color is the most popular in hospital recovery rooms?

3) Dr. Lee DeForest was born today in 1873.You may not recognize his name, but his invention made possible technology that remains in everyday household use today. What did he invent?


1) Geraldine Ferraro

2) Mint green, supposedly for its effect of causing minimal eye strain.

3) The three element vacuum tube. Though transistors are much smaller and everything is digital now, neither the television nor radio would have been possible without the vacuum tube.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Alan Rock's Trivia


1) Sean Connery's birthday is today. How many James Bond films did he star in?

2) On this date in 1972, computerized axial tomography was introduced in Great Britain. We're more familiar with it as what?

3) In which month are most babies born?

4) In 1939 Lina Medina became the youngest mother on record. How old was she?


1) 7

2) CAT scan

3) August

4) Lina was five years old!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) Under what circumstances is it acceptable to fly the American flag upside down?

2) Which section of the flag is referred to as the "canton"?

3) Seasonal allergies affect 36% of U.S. males. What percent of women are affected?


1) In times of distress

2) The blue square

3) 47%, according to Yankelovich Partners of Norwalk, CT

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Alan Rock's Trivia


1) Hawaii became a state on this date in 1959. Explorer Capt. James Cook gave the islands a different name. What did he call them?

2) According to the Roman Catholic Church, who is the patron saint of aircraft?

3) In which publication was the Pledge of Allegiance first published?


1) The Sandwich Islands

2) None other than the Virgin Mary

3) The Youth's Companion

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: What was Francis Scott Key's profession?
A: Lawyer!

Q: German brothers Adolf and Rudolf Dassler each formed their own leading company for what kind of product?
A: Shoes - Adidas and Puma, respectively.

Q: Born on August 20, 1918 in Philadelphia, she wrote "Valley of the Dolls" and "The Love Machine." What's her name?
A: Jacqueline Susann.

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: Actor John Stamos, born August 19, 1963, has occasionally appeared as drummer and backup vocalist for what band?
A: The Beach Boys!

Q: What is the name of the victim in the board game "Clue"?
A: Mr. Boddy.

Q: In all, how many husbands did Calamity Jane have?
A: Twelve!

Q: Who was the first world leader to send an e-mail?
A: Queen Elizabeth II.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Alan Rock's Trivia


1) In the famous Abbott and Costello "Who's on First" skit, what was the name of the right fielder?

2) What was Little Red Riding Hood's given name?

3) Actor Patrick Swayze was born on this date in 1952. Who was his "Dirty Dancing" co-star?


1) Sorry, trick question. There was no right fielder.
2) Blanchette
3) Jennifer Grey

Friday, August 15, 2008

Alan Rock's Trivia


1) Which cooking/baking ingredient first appeared in stores August 15, 1911.

2) If you are increasing in latitude in the Northern Hemisphere, in what direction are you traveling?

3) She began painting at the age of 76. At 101, her paintings were in demand all over the world. Her name was Anna MAry Robertson, but we know her as ________________


1) Crisco

2) North

3) Grandma Moses

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Alan Rock's Trivia


1) Which president initiated government growth programs later referred to as the "Great Society"?

2) If the time between the sighting of a lightning bolt and hearing the thunder is 10 seconds, how far away is the storm?

3) How many justices are there on the U.S. Supreme Court?


1) Lyndon Baines Johnson, 36th president
2) The storm is about 2 miles away. Divide the number of seconds by 5.
3) The answer is nine. There are eight associate judges and one chief justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: This movie director, born August 13, 1899, once said, "I never said actors are like cattle. What I said was, they should be treated like cattle." Can you name this man who died in 1980?
A: Alfred Hitchcock!

Q: Who was the first African-American to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court?
A: In 1967, Thurgood Marshall took the bench.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: Can you name this actor, born August 12, 1939, who appeared in "Evel Kneivel," "Doc Hollywood," and "Zorro"?
A: George Hamilton.

Q: What percent of the world's tornadoes are manifested in the United States?
A: 75%

Q: What musical classic is the official U.S. march?
A: "The Stars and Stripes Forever."

Monday, August 11, 2008

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: Today is the birthday of Terry Gene Bollea, whom we know better as?
A: Hulk Hogan!

Q: What is the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form except fresh?
A: Lettuce!!

Q: How many punctuation marks are there in English grammar?
A: Fourteen.

Question Mark
Exclamation Point
Quotation Marks

Friday, August 08, 2008

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: What fruit has its seeds on the outside?
A: The strawberry.

Q: Only three words in standard English begin with the letters 'dw', and they are all common words. Can you name them?
A: Dwarf, dwell, and dwindle.

Q: What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward?
A: The Niagara Falls - the rim is worn down about two and a half feet each year because of the millions of gallons of water that rush over it every minute.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends.
A: Boxing!

Q: Most vegetables must be replanted every year. Can you name the only two that can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons?
A: Asparagus and rhubarb.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: On August 6, 1986, Timothy Dalton became the fourth actor to take over what famous movie role?
A: Bond... James Bond.

Q: What shape are raindrops?
A: Perfectly round.

Q: By water content, how much snow is equal to one inch of rain?
A: Ten inches.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: Which famous movie actress died, under mysterious circumstances, on August 5, 1962?
A: Marilyn Monroe.

Q: Which hurricane reached land in 1969 as a level 5 storm?
A: Camille.

Q: What strange things fell from the sky in New Jersey in the winter of 1958: (a) large frozen birds, (b) 50-pound blocks of ice, (c) frozen pieces of weather balloons, or (d) items swept up in a hurricane a year before?
A: Fifty-pound blocks of ice.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: This actor, born on August 3, 1951, will forever be remembered for giving life to what comic strip hellion on TV in 1959?
A: Jay North as Dennis the Menace.

Q: What country experienced the highest temperature ever recorded on earth?
A: The biggest scorcher ever noted was on September 13, 1922 in El Azizia (also known as Al 'Aziziyah), Libya, when the mercury hit 136 degrees Fahrenheit. El Azizia is near the Sahara desert, so it's no wonder the place gets so hot. Temperatures have likely gotten even hotter in the actual desert, but weather stations aren't there to record it.

Q: Born August 4, 1901; deceased 1971. This musician/singer's hits included "Mack the Knife" and "It's a Wonderful World." What's his name?
A: Louis Armstrong!

Q: The lowest temperature in the U.S. was recorded in what state?
A: As you would expect, the coldest temperature ever officially recorded in the USA was in Alaska. It was -79.8 degrees Fahrenheit, rounded off to -80, observed at Prospect Creek Camp in the Endicott Mountains of northern Alaska on January 23, 1971. The Prospect Creek Camp is along the Alaska pipeline about 20 miles north of the Arctic Circle. This is not the North American record low. The North American low of -81.4 degrees Fahrenheit was recorded at Snag in Canada's Yukon Territory on February 3, 1947.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: August 1, 1873 was a historic day in San Francisco. What happened?
A: The first cable car began operation.

Q: This famous Life Magazine photographer was in Russia when the Germans invaded, taking great risks to shoot pictures and send them back to America. Who is she?
A: Margaret Bourke-White.

Q: In 1928 she published "Coming of Age in Samoa." She is best known as an author-anthropologist. Who is she?
A: Margaret Mead.