Monday, August 31, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) Which branch of the U.S. military service, according to 2007 figures, had the highest percentage of women?

2) What is the average number of people who are airborne, per hour, in the U.S.?

3) What was the name of the world's first airline?


1) The Air Force, with 19.6%.

2) 60,000

3) "Delag"

Friday, August 28, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) What does NATO's acronym stand for?

2) Which brand of cigarettes sponsored "The Flintstones"?

3) What was the name of Linus's brother in the comic strip, "Peanuts"?


1) North Atlantic Treaty Organization

2) Winston

3) Rerun

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) On this date in 1859, the first oil well in the U.S. struck oil. Where?

2) Which airport is the world's busiest?

3) How many islands are there in the Bahamas?


1) Titusville, PA

2) Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Intl Airport

3) 700

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) Born this date in 1873, Dr. Lee DeForest invented the ______________, which made possible radio, television and radar detection.

2) Which color is most frequently found in hospital recovery rooms?

3) What's the difference between a zebu and a zebub?

4) Born this date in 1935, she was the first woman to run as Vice-President for a major political party. Who was she?


1) the 3-element vacuum tube

2) Mint green - a color supposedly believed to be calming and to minimize eye strain

3) Zebus are humped cattle found in India, China and northern Africa. Zebubs are tsetse-like flies found in Ethiopia.

4) Geraldine Ferraro

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) Sean Connery was born this date in 1930. How many James Bond films did he do?

2) On this date in 1972, computerized axial tomography was introduced in Great Britain, more familiarly known as ________________?

3) In which state is the Dixie National Forest?

4) Which famous artist was thought to have been stillborn?


1) 7

2) CAT scan

3) Utah

4) Pablo Picasso was thought to have been born dead; the midwife was so convinced, she left him on a table. His uncle revived him by breathing cigar smoke into his lungs.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) Prior to being the 41st president, George H.W. Bush served as the director of the CIA. Which president appointed him to that post?

2) What is the most popular vacation activity?

3) Which U.S. park and tourist destination is mostly water?

4) Chicago's O'Hare Airport is designated by the initials "ORD." How did that come about?


1) Gerald Ford

2) Shopping

3) Biscayne National Park

4) ORcharD Field

Friday, August 21, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) How many bees, working over the course of a lifetime, does it take to create one tablespoon of honey?

2) Who was the youngest man to chair the Joint Chiefs of Staff?

3) Which 19th century president ironically contended, "the ballot is stronger than the bullet"?


1) 12

2) Colin Powell

3) Abraham Lincoln

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) Francis Scott Key is famous for composing the national anthem, but what was his day job?

2) Why is La Paz, Bolivia virtually fireproof?

3) On this date in 1918, the author of Valley of the Dolls and The Love Machine was born. Who was the author?


1) Key was a lawyer by profession.

2) At 12,000 feet above sea level, there is barely enough oxygen to sustain a fire.

3) Jacqueline Susann

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia


1) Which fish is the most widely eaten fish in the world?

2) On Aug. 19,1929, a radio sitcom starring actors Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll debuted on NBC Radio. One of radio's longest-running shows, it moved to television for two seasons in the early '50s. Reruns finally disappeared in Aug. 19, 1966. Can you name the show?

3) Actor John Stamos was born on this date in 1963. Can you name the band with which Stamos has occasionally appeared as drummer and backup vocalist?

4) In all, how many husbands did Calamity Jane have?


1) Herring - nutritionally, its fuel value is equal to that of a beefsteak.

2) Amos & Andy

3) The Beach Boys

4) Twelve

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia


1) In a deck of playing cards, which king does not have a mustache?

2) On this date in 1920, the 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution was ratified by Tennessee, giving it the two-thirds majority of state ratification necessary to make it the law of the land. What did it do?

3) What is tin's most common usage?


1) The King of Hearts

2) Guaranteed women the right to vote

3) Most tin is used to make containers for food and pastes. Over 100 billion such containers are manufactured each year.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) What popular festival is the eve of All Saints' Day?

2) Who helped George Washington write his farewell address?



2)Alexander Hamilton

Friday, August 14, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia


1) Who invented the "Rocking Chair"?

2) Who was the president who brought in the government growth programs that were labeled the Great Society?


1) Benjamin Franklin

2) Lyndon Johnson, our 36th president

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia 8/13/09

Q1: What happens if you hold a piece of the rare metal Gallium in your hand?
A1: It melts at 86 degrees F.

Q2: What are palindromes? Can you give an example?
A2: They are words that are read the same from left to right or right to left. For example, racecar, kayak, madam, redivider, Hannah... etc

Q3: Whose commemorative U.S. Postage Stamp was the best-selling of all time?
A3: Elvis Presley, which was issued in 1993. There were 122.3 million stamps sold.

Q4: Who was the first African-American to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court?
A4: Thurgood Marshall, in 1967

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia 8/12/09

Q1: What musical classic is the official U.S. march?
A1: "The Stars and Stripes Forever"

Q2: He was born on Aug. 12, 1939. He appeared in Evel Kneivel, Doc Hollywood and Zorro. Who is he?
A2: George Hamilton

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia 8/11/09

Q1: Today is the birthday of Terry Gene Bollea, we know him better as?
A1: Hulk Hogan

Q2: What is the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form except fresh?
A2: Lettuce

Q3: How many punctuation marks are there in English grammar? Can you name at least half of them?
A3: There are fourteen marks in the English grammar. They are Period, Comma, Colon, Semicolon, Dash, Hyphen, Apostrophe, Question Mark, and Exclamation Point, Quotation Marks, Brackets, Parenthesis, Braces, and Ellipses.

Q4: In 1934, how much did Babe Ruth pay a fan for the baseball he hit for his 700th carreer home run?
A4: $20

Monday, August 10, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia 8/10/09

Q1: Was the original title of the Beatles' hit "Eeanor Rigby:"?
A1: Daisy Hawkins

Q2: Who was the U.S. senator who was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1996?
A2: It was Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky., who was a pitcher for several teams, including the Philadelphia Phillies and Detroit Tigers.

Q3: This 6-foot snake feeds other snakes using its immunity to the snake poison of others, such as rattlesnakes. It also feeds on mice, rats, and other mammals. Name this helpful creature.
A3: the Kingsnake

Q4: What popular festival is marked as the eve of All Saints' Day?
A4: Halloween is the eve.

Alan Rock's Trivia 8/7/09

Q1: Of all vegetables, only two can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons. All other vegetables must be replanted every year. What are the only two two perennial vegetables?
A1: Asparagus and Rhubarb

Q2: Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends.
A2: Boxing

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q1: On August 6, 1986, Timothy Dalton became the fourth actor to take over a famous movie role. Who?
A1: Bond... Jame Bond

Q2: What shape are raindrops?
A2: Perfectly round

Q3: By water content, how much snow is equal to one inch of rain?
A3: Ten inches.

Q4: What musical classic is the official U.S. march?
A4: "The Stars and Stripes Forever"

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia 8/5/09

Q1: Which U.S. President signed into law the first federal income tax on August 5th?
A1: President Abraham Lincoln. It was a three percent tax on annual incomes over $800, but the tax was so unpopular that it was rescinded 10 years later.

Q2: Which U.S. President signed the legislation officially designating Dr. Maritn Luther King Day as a federal holiday?
A2: President Ronald Reagan, on November 2, 1983

Q3: Which famous movie actress died--under mysterious circumsatces--on August 5, 1962?
A3: Marilyn Monroe

Alan Rock's Trivia 8/4/09

Q1: I missed the yesterday, Aug. 3, was the birthday of Jay North. What character did he play in a TV series?
A1: Dennis the Menace

Q2: What country on earth experienced the highest temperature ever recorded?
A2: The biggest scorcher ever noted was on September 13, 1922, in El Azizia, Libya, when the mercury hit 136 degrees Fahrenheit.

Q3: The lowest temperature recorded in the U.S. occured in what state?
A3: Alaska. It was -79.8 degrees Fahrenheit.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia 8/3/09

Q1: What is the longest river in Europe?
A1: the Volga River, in Russia

Q2: What is the common name for the headquarters of the London Metropolitan Police?
A2: Scotland Yard

Q3: What commission is awarded to graduates from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point?
A3: The graduates are awarded a Bachelor of Science degree and commissioned rank of second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

Q4: Dino Crocetti and Joseph Levitch were a stage and screen duo of much fame under their adopted showbiz name. Name this popular team.
A4: Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis (Martin and Lewis)