Sunday, March 29, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: Who is the only person to have been named to the College Basketball Hall of Fame both as a player and as a coach? 
A: John Wooden holds that honor.

Q: What former movie star served as a member of the U.N. delegation and as ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia?  
A: The ambassador was Shirley Temple Black, the famed little dancing girl in movies.

Q: What WWII fighter pilot was the first pilot to fly faster than the speed of sound on Oct. 14, 1947?  
A: The record-breaking pilot was Charles Elwood "Chuck" Yeager.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

alan rock's trivia

Q: How many varieties of apples are there
A: There are more than 7,000 varieties of apples grown in the world. The apples from one tree can fill 20 boxes every year. Each box weighs an average 42 pounds.

Q: Who was the only U.S. president to enter and complete his term as a bachelor?  
A: Our only full-term bachelor was James Buchanan, our 15th president.

Q: Who played the genie in the TV sitcom ‘I Dream of Jeannie’?  
A: Barbara Eden

Q: What common dog name comes from the word meaning ‘faithful’?  
A: Fido (a Latin name meaning "I am faithful.")


Sunday, March 22, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q:What city became known as the "Second City" of jazz
A: Chicago. During the late teens, a great migration North from the deep South occurred because people wanted out of the agricultural industry. Up North, they had a chance of finding a more desirable factory job.
Q:For what band did Lester Young play?  
A: Count Basie. Lester Young played his saxophone at an unusual angle. It almost looked like he held it like a flute.
Q:Dwight D. Eisenhower won two landslide elections in the 1950s. Whom did he defeat on both occasions?  

A : Adlai Stevenson

Q:Which state's name comes from French words for "green" and "mountain"?  

A:  The words are "vert" for green and "mont" for mountain, resulting in "Vermont."

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Alan Rock's trivia

Q:What is the first day of Spring is called?  
A: the Vernal Equinox, and sometimes referred to as the Spring Equinox.

Q: According to myth, you can do on the first day of Spring?  
A: balance a raw egg on its end.

Q: It is said that on the first day of Spring, the day and night are how many hours long?  
A:of equal length - 12 hours each. Although, it doesn't always work out that way.

Q:In what month does Spring begin in Australia? 
 A: Australians live in the Southern Hemisphere where the seasons are reversed. Spring begins in September, and Autumn begins in March.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q:How did St. Patrick, according to legend, make all the snakes disappear from Ireland? 
A: Pounding drums

Q:According to Irish legend, you must do what to the Blarney Stone to gain the gift of gab? 
A: Kiss it


Q: Why do leprechauns wear green?  
A: As camouflage

Q: Which two US rivers are dyed green every St. Patrick's Day? 
A: Chicago and the San Antonio


Saturday, March 14, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: On what kind of scholarship did comedian Billy Crystal attend college?            A: Baseball
Q:What is the difference between spirits and liqueurs?                                      A: Liqueurs have added sugars.
Q: What fictional Island is the home of King Kong?                                          A: Skull Island
Q:Which U.S. State has the national monuments: The Hangman Fossil Beds and Craters of the Moon?                                                                                      A: Idaho

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q:Who was the first person to suggest Daylight Savings Time
A: Benjamin Franklin. On a visit to France in April 1784, Franklin first proposed the idea in an essay as a way to save candles.

Q:Which was the first country to adopt Daylight Savings Time? 
A: In April 1916, Germany was the first to adopt DST, with Great Britain following in May 1916. Today, about 70 countries around the world observe it.

Q:What was the prime reason for Daylight Savings Time? 
A: The primary reason is to save energy. The Department of Transportation found that the extra hour of daylight saves 10,000 barrels of oil each day.

Q: you name the states in the United States that do not observe  Daylight Savings Time? 
A: Arizona and Hawaii are the only U.S. states that don't observe Daylight Saving Time.

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q:Harrison Ford wore the same ______ for Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull as he did 19 years previously for Indiana Jones The Last Crusade?  

A: Pants

Q:How many animals in the world are there that can see behind themselves without turning their head?    

A: 2 (a parrot and a rabbit)

Q:What percentage of people are left handed?
A: 7
  Q: Which of Billie Holiday's songs became a rock hit in the 60's?  
A: ‘God Bless The Child’. It was Blood, Sweat and Tears that sang Holiday's classic in the rock era.