Thursday, February 26, 2009

Today's Trivia Teaser

Q: On Feb 26, 1919, the attention of many Americans was on a big hole in the ground. What happened?
A: The Grand Canyon was established as a National Park

Q: On Feb 26, 1936, the first Volkswagen factory opened. Who was the first person responsible for that opening?
A: Adolph Hitler. Imagine that. Hitler was responsible for the Love Bug

Q: Which of the Marx Brothers invented a special watch for cardiac patients?
A: Zeppo

Q: Who originally half the patent for stand-up advertising cards on restaurant tables?
A: Lawrence Welk

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Today's Trivia Teaser

Q: On Feb 25, 1793, George Washington convened the first U.S. Cabinet meeting. Where was it held?
A: at his home.

Q: What Hollywood actress patented a missile guidance system?
A: Hedy Lamar

Q: What does URL mean?
A: Universal Resource Locater

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Alab Rock's Trivia

Q1: On FEB 24, 1938, the first nylon product ever went on sale in New Jersey. What was the product?
A1: A toothbrush

Q2: Which famous actor turned down the lead role in the films "An Officer and a Gentleman" and "Tootsie"?
A2: John Travolta

Q3: According to the National Headache Foundation, Chicago, how many American regularly suffer tension headaches?
A3: 45 million

Monday, February 23, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia for 2/20/09

Q1: Cindy Crawford recieved a full university scholarship to study what?
A1: Chemical Engineering

Q2: Who was the youngest person to win an Olympic gold medal in figure skating?
A2: ON FEB 20, 1998, Tara Lipinski, 15, of the Uniited States.

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q1: Who created the first known design of a robot?
A1: Leonardo de Vinci

Q2: If your elephant is average, how many hours will he sleep a night?
A2: Two to three hours a night

Q3: According to sleep research, what month do children sleep most soundly in?
A3: In march

Q4: FEB 23, 1997 was a big day for sheep. What Happened?
A4: Sceientists (in Scotland) announced they had cloned the first mammal, a sheep named Dolly.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Today's Trivia Teasers

Q: Actor Lee Marvin was born on this date in 1924 (d. 1987). Can you named the 1965 movie for which he won a Best Actor Academy Award?
A: Cat Ballou

Q: Who was the only woman to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor?
A: Dr. Mary Walker, died Feb 19, 1919. She was awarded the medal while serving as an officer in the Union Army during the Civil War, but in 1917 a review board claimed Dr.Walker had not earned the medal and revoked it. At age 85 she was asked to return the medal. She replied, "Over my dead body!",two years later she was buried with her metal.

Q: On Feb 19, 1922, which vaudeville star became the first big name in show business to sign for a regular radio show?
A: Ed Wynn

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Today's Trivia Teaser

Q: Name the Russian cosmonaut who flew the first manned space flight.
A: Yuri Gagarin ran the flight in 1961

Q: What did The U.S. Table Tennis Association want to call its sport?
A: Ping-pong, but Parker Brothers already owned the rights to the name.

Q: Who was the first black athlete to win an individual gold medal in Winter Olympic history?
A: On Feb 18, 2006, American Shani Davis won the men's 1,000 meter speed-skating in Turin.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q1: ON FEB 17, 1817, what city became the first U.S. city with gas-burning street lights?
A1: Baltimore

Q2: The inventor of the mail-order calendar was born FEB 17, 1844. He'll always be remembered for giving millions of young men their first chance to see women in their underwear. Now, of course, we have "Desperate Housewives". What was his name?
A2: Montgomery Ward

Q3: What magazine was published for the first time on FEB 17, 1933?
A3: Newsweek

Monday, February 16, 2009

Alan's Rock's Trivia

#1: George Washington never referred to the national capital by name. What did he call it?
A: He always called it Federal City.

#2: Who was the only granchild of a president who became President?
A: Benjamin Harrison

#3: Which President started the tradition of the Presidentail "first pitch" of baseball season?
A: William Howard Taft on April 4, 1910, during an opening day game between the Washington Senators and the Philadelphia Athletics.

#4: Who was the first Boy Scout to become President?
A: John F. Kennedy

Friday, February 13, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia!

This date in 2000 was a sad day for comic strips fans - why?

The last original "Peanuts" strip appeared. "Peanuts" creator, Charles Schulz, had died the day prior.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) Bambi, in its original book form, was not in English. In what language was it first published?

2) On this date in 1924, Paul Whiteman and his orchestra gave a debut performance of "Rhapsody in Blue." Who was the featured soloist?


1) The book was first published in 1929 in German.

2) The composer -- George Gershwin

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Today's Trivia Teasers

Q: For the first appearance on the "Ed Sullivan Show", how much were the Beatles paid?
A: $2,400. The audience was estimated at 73 million viewers

Q: Feb 11, 1966 Willie Mays became the highest paid baseball player, signing a two-year contract with the San Francisco Giants. About how much was Willie being paid?
A: About 130,000 a year

Q: Born on Feb 11, 1936: Actor Burt Reynolds. Can you name the movie in which he played a character named Lewis Medlock?
A: Deliverance

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Today's Trivia Teasers

Q: Where did the slogan "All the News That's Fit to Print" first appear?
A: On the page one of The New York Times, Feb 10 1897.

Q: On Feb 10, 1942, history's first gold record was awarded to whom and for what song?
A: The Glenn Miller Orchestra for "Chattanooga Choo Choo". RCA presented a gold sprayed master disc to Miller during a radio broadcast.

Monday, February 09, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q1: Born in FEB 9, 1773, William Harrison. He became the 9th U.S. President. He served the shortest term of any U.S. President. Why was his term so short?
A1: He caught a cold on Inauguration Day and died one month later.

Q2: On FEB 9, 1971, who became the first Negro League player elected into the baseball Hall of Fame?
A2: Pitcher Satchel Paige

Q3: What was Alexander H. Stephens Vice-President of?
A3: On FEB 9, 1861, the Provisional Congress of the Confederate States of America elected Jefferson Davis president and Alexander H. Stephens Vice President.

Q4: You are suffering a chirospasm. What's wrong with you?
A4: You have a writer's cramp.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q1: Today is Natalie Cole's Birthday. She got a university degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in what subject?
A1: Child Psychology

Q2: What two New York City boroughs are connected by the famed Brooklyn Bridge?
A2: The Brooklyn Bridge spans between Brooklyn and Manhattan.

Q3: Which animal is the longest living creature on average?
A3: It's the tortoise.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) Who was the first president to be buried in Washington, D.C.?

) The United Artists movie studio was launched this date in 1919. Who were the founding stars under contract with them?

3) Who was the first TV couple to appear in bed together?


1) Woodrow Wilson was buried in D.C. on this date in 1924.

2) Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D.W. Griffith

3) Fred and Wilma Flintsone

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Today's Trivia Teasers

Q: The first national park in the world was founded in 1872. Name the park and the state in which it was founded.
A: Yellowstone National Park, in Wyoming

Q: How many islands make up the Bahamas?
A: 700

Q: What is the most popular activity for people who travel on vacation?
A: shopping

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) The 16th Amendment became law on this date in 1913. What did it provide?

2) On this date in 1468, Johan Gutenburg was born. What did he invent?

3) Name the famed traitor who led a British attack on West Point and New London, CT.

4) February 3rd, 1959 was commemorated by Don McLean as "the day that music died." What happened that day?


1) It provided that every American would be taxed according to his income -- except the poor and the wealthy.

2) The printing press.

3) Benedict Arnold.

4) Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and "The Big Bopper" all lost their lives that day in a plane crash.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q1:Actress Farrah Fawcett was born on FEB 2, 1947. Can you name the character she played on the "Charlie's Angels" TV series?
A1:Jill Munroe

Q2:FEB 2, 1998, President Bill Clinton introduced a first in 30 years. Do you remember what it was?
A2: The first balanced budget in 30 years

Q3: In "Peanuts", what is Linus's little brother's name?
A3: Rerun

Q4: In what year did "Little Orphan Annie" begin?
A4: 1924