Saturday, February 28, 2015

alan rock's trivia

Q: On Feb. 28, 1977, comedian Eddie Anderson died at age 71. He had appeared almost 20 years on radio and 15 years on television. We knew him better as?  
A: Jack Benny’s personal valet, Rochester.
Q:Can you name the most common and the uncommon symbols used on a national flag? 

A: The star is the most commonly used symbol, with over 50 countries featuring at least one. Only one country, the Dominican Republic, has ever used a Bible on its national flag.

Q:If you played all of the Beatles’ singles and albums that came out between 1962 and 1970 back to back, how long would it last

A: It would last for 10 hours and 33 minutes.

Q:How many chemicals are there in a cup of coffee? 

A: More then 1,000 aroma compounds.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q:Was George Washington a Denocrat or a Republican?  
A: George Washington as president was neither a Republican nor a Democrat. He was a member of the Federalist Party.
Q:George Washington was the only president to be inaugurated in two cities, can you name them?  
A: our nation’s 1st capital, New York City, and our nation’s 2nd capital, Philadelphia.

Q:Which one of our Presidents promoted Washington from a Four Star General to a Six Star General?  

A: Jimmy Carter believed that our country's first president should also be America’s highest military official. As the commander of the Continental Army, George Washington was a four-star general but was promoted to a six-star “General of the Armies of Congress” by Carter’s order.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: In economic terminology, what does the ‘P’ in GDP stand for?  
 A: Product (Gross Domestic Product).
Q: What cocktail is made with measures of gin, vermouth and olives or lemon? 

A: Martini

Q: Who are the the only presidents buried at Arlington National Cemetery? 
A: John Kennedy and William Taft

Q: Who was the only grandchild of a president who became President? 
A: Benjamin Harrison

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: Who was the only unanimously elected President by the Electoral College? 
A: George Washington was unanimously elected by the Electoral College in 1789, and again in the 1792 election; he remains the only president to have received 100% of the electoral votes. James Monroe, the fifth President, received every Electoral College vote except one. A New Hampshire delegate wanted to preserve the legacy of George Washington.
Q: Before the Twelfth Amendment was passed in 1804, how was the Vice President determined? 

A: The Vice President was originally determined by the presidential candidate receiving the second-largest number of electoral votes. The Twelfth Amendment, passed in 1804, changed the system so that the electoral college voted separately for president and vice president.

Q: Who was the only President to serve two non-consecutive terms?  

A: Grover Cleveland served two non-consecutive terms and is counted chronologically as both the twenty-second and the twenty-fourth president.

Q: Who was the first President born outside the contiguous United States? 

A: Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Stanley Ann Dunham, an American of predominantly English descent from Wichita, Kansas, and Barack Obama, Sr., a Luo from Nyang’oma Kogelo, Nyanza Province, Kenya Colony. Obama is the first President to have been born in Hawaii.


Saturday, February 14, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: When Louis Armstrong moved from New Orleans to Chicago in 1922 he was going to play with who’s band?  
A: King Oliver. Joe Oliver was nicknamed "King" because he was the King of jazz trumpet. That was until his protege, Louis Armstrong, came on the scene. Louis had got his start playing with King in New Orleans. King moved to Chicago and started his band there. This gave Louis the opportunity to develop his unique ability for improvisation. When Louis moved to Chicago to play with King's band, he was suddenly the better player and was eventually convinced of this by the band's pianist Lillian Hardin, whom Louis later married. She convinced him to go solo.
Q: Who was the Creole musician from New Orleans who was the self-proclaimed "inventor" of jazz
A: Jelly Roll Morton. Jelly Roll Morton was a pianist and composer, and was undoubtedly one of the most influential and original musicians in the beginnings of jazz music. His claim to being its inventor, however, is somewhat dubious.
Q: Which president presented his State of the Union six times in person and then two times in writing?  
A: Woodrow Wilson delivered his first six messages in person, but the final two -- after he had suffered a debilitating stroke -- were sent in written form.
Q: Who was the first U.S. president to be photographed while in office?   
A: Feb. 14, 1849, James Polk became the first.  The photographer was Mathew Brady, who is famous for his Civil War pictures.
Hairy Truth: Did you know your hair grows fastest in the morning?

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: According to the Rochester Institute of Technology, New York, your risk of being in an auto accident increases 34% if you? 
A: Have a cell phone in your car

Q: Which U.S. President had the first radio installed in the White House?
A: President Warren Harding

Q: According to The Guinness Book of World Records how big was the world’s largest hot dog? 
A: The winning Wiener was 125.5 pounds.  The naked dog alone, weighing 51 pounds, was cooked for three hours on a 100-foot mobile grill. Once the mammoth bun and gallons of condiments were added, the meaty beast had its final weight.

Q: Did you ever wonder what is the Guinness World Record for most living generations in one family? 
A: Seven is the answer

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: The last bare-knuckle boxing championship was held on FEB 7, 1882. Who won? A: John L. Sullivan won. If he were alive today, he'd be almost as old as George Foreman.

Q:As of April 2014 how many cell phones are in use in he United States?  
A: 327.5 million the U. S. is #3: In the world, over 6.8 billion, with China #1 with 1.2 plus billion and India #2 with 937 plus million phones.

Q: If a dish is served ‘Florentine’ what is usually included?  
A: Spinach 

Q:What U.S. state contains no caves
A: Delaware is the only U.S. state without a cave within its borders.

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q:On Feb. 1, 1974, the first mass-marketed doll for boys was introduced by Hasbro sold and for $2.49. The action figure's name came from the 1945 film starring Robert Mitchum and Burgess Meredith. What was the name of the doll?   
A: G.I. Joe
Q: On Feb. 1, 1940, Frank Sinatra had his first recording session with the Tommy Dorsey Band. He sang, "Too Romantic" and "The Sky Fell Down". Who did Sinatra replace?  
 A: Jack Leonard as the band's lead singer.
Q:On Feb. 1, 2006, Ben Bernanke became the U.S. Federal Reserve chief. Who did he replace?  
A: Alan Greenspan, who held the position for 18 years.
Who was Duke Ellington's most prolific collaborator? 
A: Billy Strayhorn. Billy Strayhorn wrote such famous hits as "Take the 'A' Train", which he actually wrote riding said train on his way to meet Duke Ellington for the first time in Harlem.