Friday, May 30, 2014

Alan Rock's Trivia!


If all the blood vessels in the human body were laid end-to-end, how far would they reach?


60,000 miles

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Alan Rock's Trivia!


Bob Hope was born on this date in 1903. He managed to wrangle some sweet perks in his various contracts for films and appearances, including lifetime supplies of automobiles, gas and what else?


bubble gum

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Alan Rock's Trivia!


Over the course of a lifetime, American women will spend on average, $20,557on these.



Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  People tip more generously if their server does this.

2)  75% of people surveyed advise that you never do what on Facebook?

3)  One in ten parents at some point ask their kids for help with this.


1)  People tip better if the server is wearing some item of clothing that's red.

2)  Never "friend" your boss.

3)  the TV remote

Monday, May 26, 2014

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  According the the Food Network, the most hated food is liver, followed by lima beans. What is the third most-hated food?

2)  41% of people in romantic relationships do this, even though it bothers their partner.

3)  On average, a family of 4 spends $500 a year on this.


1)  mushrooms

2)  stay in touch with an ex

3)  ordering pizza

Friday, May 23, 2014

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  30% of Americans forget these more often than anything else.

2)  In a recent survey of 2,739 men, 14% (1 out of every 7) of them have their mothers still doing what?


1) pin numbers

2) their laundry

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  In Greek mythology what was the name for the goddess of victory?

2)  How many pints are in a gallon?

3)  Who wrote and recorded the 1972 hit, "A Horse With No Name"?

4)  What bone in the human body is the longest?


1) Nike

2) 8

3)  America. The song was featured recently in season three of Breaking Bad.

4)  The femur, or thigh bone.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  Cryobiology is the study of the body's reactions to what kind of conditions?

2)  Where is the malleus bone?

3)  Lawrence Tero's birthday is today. I pity the fool who doesn't know who he is.


1)  study the effects of cold on the body

2)  in the ear

3)  He's "Mr. T."

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  How long was Joe DiMaggio married to Marilyn Monroe?

2)  Dry ice is the frozen form of what?

3)  What is the name of the preschool-aged child on The Jetsons?

4)  What animal's young is referred to as a pullet (singular)?


1)  It was Marilyn's second marriage. They were married in January of 1954 and divorced in October; the entire marriage lasted only ten months - 274 days.

2)  Many confuse dry ice and liquid nitrogen because both are cold. Dry ice is pure carbon dioxide.

3)  Elroy

4)  chicken, specifically a hen

Monday, May 19, 2014

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  What percentage of the earth's surface is covered in water?

2)  How old was Joan of Arc when she turned the "100-Year War" to France's favor?

3)  Who was the first Democratic presidential candidate to use an image of a donkey on his campaign posters?

4)  This U.S. president was the first to win the Nobel Peace Prize.


1)  71%

2)  17

3)  Andrew Jackson in 1828

4)  President Theodore Roosevelt won in 1906.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  According to the Oxford English Dictionary, this word has the most definitions in the English language.

2) This individual has been awarded the most Academy Awards.

3)  This song's lyrics begin with, "I think I'm gonna be sad; I think it's today, yeah"

4)  How many players are on a polo team?


1)  "Set" has 464 definitions. Pretty close behind are "run" with 396 and "go" with 368.

2)  Walt Disney

3)  "Ticket to Ride"

4)  4

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  Who played the title character in TV's The Six-Million Dollar Man?

2)  Who once quipped, "Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clear to the bone"?

3)  Ichthyology is the study of what?

4)  Which U.S. president was first to appoint not just one, but two female generals?


1)  Lee Majors

2)  The infinitely quotable Algonquin Round Table author and wag, Dorothy Parker.

3)  An ichthyologist studies fish, both fresh and salt water varieties. In case you're wondering, dolphins, walruses, seals, sea lions, manatees and whales are studied by marine mammologists.

4)  Richard Nixon did just that on this date in 1970.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  Benghazi is a large city in what country?

2)  Numismatics is the study of what?

3)  Which planet is placed between Jupiter and Uranus?

4)  Not a herd, not a gaggle, not a pride - what is a group of beavers called?


1)  Libya

2)  currency

3)  Saturn

4)  a colony

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  Which Batman nemesis carried an umbrella?

2)  What was the name of Han Solo's spacecraft in Star Wars?

3)  What is the lowest hand that beats a flush in poker?

4)  What is triskaidekaphobia?


1)  the Penguin

2)  the Millennium Falcon

3)  a full house

4)  an unreasoning fear of the number 13

Monday, May 12, 2014

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  What decade was the Wizard of Oz released?

2)  Which U.S. president was the first to have a typewriter?

3)  What was the most number of Oscars awarded to one film?

4)  What two vegetables are the only ones that are perennials?


1)  The 30s: the film came out in 1939.

2)  Rutherford B. Hayes

3)  11 Oscars have gone to three movies: Ben Hur, Titanic and Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.

4)  asparagus and rhubarb

Friday, May 09, 2014

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  What was Louis Armstrong's first #1 hit on the Billboard charts?

2)   What is the largest life-supporting organism on the planet?

3)  What does the "I" in ISDN stand for?

4)  Before his career as a television journalist, Mike Wallace appeared in a commercial as a circus barker, complete with straw hat and cane. What was the product?


1)  Armstrong's rendition of "Hello, Dolly" reached #1 on this date in 1964.

2)  the Great Barrier Reef

3)  integrated

4)  Peter Pan peanut butter

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  What type of energy is exhibited when objects are in motion?

2)  Who is said to have begun the tradition if exchanging gifts at Christmas?

3)   This was the year Nixon resigned as a result of the Watergate scandal.

4)  This is the designation for a substance that cannot be broken down into simpler components by chemical means.


1)  kinetic energy

2)  Some credit the Romans. Exchanging gifts was customary in the Roman celebration of Saturnalia. The tradition was banned in the Middle Ages by the Catholic Church but was later reinstated and Christianized by virtue of associations with St. Nicholas and Christmas and tied to the gift-bearing wise men at Jesus' birth.

3)  1974

4)  an element

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  In 1926, she was the first woman to do this.

2)  Which part of a plant produces its own food?

3)  This actor had a brief term as a boxer and billed himself as "Packy East."

4)  This major-league pitcher, a noted knuckleballer, once struck out 5 batters in 1 inning.


1)  Gertrude Ederle was just 19 when she made her historic swim across the English Channel.  She was the first woman to do so.

2)  leaves

3)  Bob Hope

4)  Joe Niekro

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  This actor was the first to play Ian Fleming's iconic character, James Bond.

2)  This company manufactures the XBox gaming console.

3)  England's "one penny black" was first issued on this date in 1840.  What was it?

4)   On this date in 1954, Englishman Roger Bannister was the first to do this.


1)  Barry Nelson portrayed Bond on a British TV show on October 21st, 1954.  Click here for details:

2)  Microsoft

3)  It was the world's first postage stamp.

4)  Bannister ran the mile in under 4 minutes.

Monday, May 05, 2014

Alan Rock's Trivia


1) Where is Cinco de Mayo celebrated the most?

2) When did people start celebrating Cinco de Mayo?

3) What famous American said, "Thanks to the interstate highway system, it is now possible to travel from coast to coast without seeing anything"?

4) NaCl is the chemical formula for what?


1) The United States

2) A group of California State University students started celebrating Cinco de Mayo around 1967.

3) Charles Kuralt

4) Salt

Friday, May 02, 2014

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  Who was the first horse to break the two-minute mark in the Kentucky Derby?

2)  Who was the oldest jockey to win the "Run for the Roses"?

3)  What goes into a mint julep?

4)  Racing rules hold that racehorses may only have names with 18 or less letters. Why is that?


1)  Secretariat beat 0:02:00 with a time of 00:01:59.40. Interestingly, his time in the Preakness was corrected in 2012 from 01:54.4 to 01:53 flat to make him the fastest ever in that race.

2)  Willie Shoemaker was 54 when he rode Ferdinand in 1986.

3)  bourbon, spearmint and sugar

4)  Name length is limited to 18 letters so as to fit on one line on racing forms.

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  How many zeros are there in 1 billion?

2)  What type of animal did Warner Brothers' Pepe le Pew represent?

3)  On this date in 1970, she became the first female jockey to ride in the Kentucky Derby.

4)  This famous figure "retired" on this date in 1975. He is also the only American to have his own zip code.

1)  9

2)  skunk

3)  Diane Crump

4)  Smokey the Bear