Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) Which president was the first to establish Thanksgiving as a national holiday, decreeing the fourth Thursday of November as the designated day?

2) Butterball says once the turkey is done, you should allow it ti stand for 15 minutes before serving. Why?


1) Franklin D. Roosevelt

2) So the stuffing cools a bit before removing.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) True or False?: Thanksgiving is celebrated only in the United States.

2) According to the Butterball corporation, a frozen turkey should be thawed in the refrigerator for how long?

3) The first department store to hold a Thanksgiving parade was __________________.

4) How long did the first Thanksgiving feast last?


1) Canada also celebrates Thanksgiving.

2) For every 4 pounds of turkey, you should allow one day of thawing in the refrigerator.

3) The first department store was Gimbel's.

4) The first Thanksgiving meal lasted almost six hours.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) Which food doesn't spoil?

2) What percent of Americans have played in a band at some point?

3) Which Arnold Schwarzenegger movie came out this date in 1999 (it was poorly reviewed).


1) Honey. Unless you count honey neglected so long it is transformed into crystalline shards.

2) 20%

3) It was called "End of Days"

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) On November 21, 1980, millions watched while someone was shot. Who was it?

2) Which was the first U.S. president to travel in a submarine (while it was submerged)?


1) Millions tuned in to the much-hyped Dallas season finale wherein JR got shot. Fans could barely contain themselves until the next season when the assailant was revealed.

2) Harry Truman

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Alan Rock's Trivia Teasers

Q: On Nov 20, 1992 was a hot day for Britain's Queen Elizabeth. What happened?
A: Fire broke out at one of her homes, Windsor Castle, while she was in residence.

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

Q: 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.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) On this date in 1969, Apollo 12 astronauts made man's second landing on the moon. Who were the astronauts?

2) Larry King's first job in radio was not so glamorous. What was it?


1) Charles Conrad and Alan Bean

2) Larry King was a janitor at a radio station in Florida.

Alan Rock's Trivia!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Alan Rock's Trivia! (for Nov. 14


1) The average dog is capable of about 10 different vocal sounds. How many sounds can cats make?

2) The world's first streetcar came to be in what city?


1) A cat can make about 100 different sounds!

2) The first streetcar became operational November 14, 1832 in New York City.

Extra credit tidbit: 48 years ago today, the #1 song was "Georgia On My Mind" by Ray Charles.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) What was Whoopi Goldberg's given name at birth?

2) Whoopi won a best supporting actress Oscar for what part in what film?

3) The first television commercial was for which product?


1) Caryn Johnson

2) Miss Oda Mae Brown in Ghost - 1990.

3) The Bulova watch. It ticked on the screen for 60 seconds. What ad wizard came up with that imaginative bit of promotion?

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) A baby cat is a kitten, a baby dog is a puppy. What is a baby eel called?

2) Who said, "For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness."?

3) Who was the first NFL coach to win 100 regular season games in only 10 seasons?


1) an "elver"

2) Ralph Waldo Emerson

3) Don Shula

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: "Lucky" Luciano was born on November 11, 1896. What was his first name?
A: Charles.

Q: On November 11, 1987, when Demi Moore and Bruce Willis got married, who performed the ceremony? Was it (a) Wolfman Jack, (b) Little Richard, or (c) Judge Wapner?
A: Little Richard.

Q: What cigarette brand once sponsored the primetime TV cartoon series "The Flintstones"?
A: Winston.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) Which U.S. President established the Corporation for Public Broadcasting?

2) Who was the first U.S. President to broadcast in a foreign language?

3) Jeanette Rankin made her own cracks in the glass ceiling. What was her achievement?


1) Lyndon Johnson established the CPB on this date in 1967.

2) FDR addressed the nation this date in 1942 in French.

3) Ms. Rankin was elected to the U.S. Congress this date in 1916. Her campaign slogan was "A Woman's Place is in the HOUSE."

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) What is the oldest weekly program on television?

2) According to Impulse Research, what do Americans tend to regret most?


1) Meet the Press. Meet the Press debuted November 6th, 1947.

2) 67% regret wasting time worrying, second is television-watching at 35%

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: The King of Cowboys, Roy Rogers, was born on November 5, 1911. His famous horse was named Trigger. What was the name of his dog?
A: Bullet!

Q: We all know who Microsoft zillionaire Bill Gates is and what he does for a living; but, do you know what his father's profession was?
A: Lawyer.

Q: Before he became an actor, what did Sam Shepard do for a living?
A: He wrote more than 40 plays, winning 10 Obies and a Pulitzer Prize.

Q: What percent of households in Detroit have no access to an automobile?
A: 33%

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) Who was the first Vice President of the United States?

2) Which president purchased Alaska from Russia?

3) What year did women gain the right to vote?


1) John Adams

2) Andrew Johnson

3) 1920

Monday, November 03, 2008

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) On this date in 1868, John W. Menard of Louisiana was elected to Congress. What should we remember about him?

2) Henry Winkler played "The Fonz," but what was The Fonz's first and middle names?

3) Which was the first state after the 13 original colonies to be recognized?

4) What is a vexillologist's area of expertise?


1) He was the first African-American elected to Congress.

2) Arthur Herbert

3) Vermont

4) Flags