Sunday, June 28, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: What famous drink was originally marketed as “Fruit Smack”? 
A: Kool-Aid
Q:When a pedestrian ignored street signs, he was referred to as a "jaywalker;" where did we get that expression?  
A: "Jay" used to be slang for "foolish person."
Q: What do you call that thing you use to dot your lowercase "i"?  
A: It’s called a tittle.
Q: What is the only number whose letters are in alphabetical order
A: F-O-R-T-Y

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q:What is the lifespan of the dragonfly? 
A: 24 hours

Q:How many teeth can a snail have? 
A: about 25,000

Q: What is the only continent without reptiles or snakes? 
A: Antartica

Q:The world oldest piece of chewing gum is how old? 
A: 9,000 years old

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: What creature has caused more human deaths than any other creature in the world? 

A” The Mosquito Sharks kill just 10 people a year, lions 100 and crocodiles 1,000

Q: What is the most produced crop in the world? 
 A: Corn
Q:What is the largest bone in the human body? 
A: The femur  

Q: What does the prefix “mega” represent? 
A: One million



Sunday, June 14, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: How many ridges in a US dime
A: standardized now and the Mint lists its reeding specifications as follows: dimes, 118; quarters, 119; half dollars, 150; dollar, 198; Susan B. Anthony dollar, 133.
Q:How many muscles in a cat’s ear? 
A: A cat has 32 muscles in each ear, compared to a human's 6 muscles each. A cat can rotate its ears independently 180 degrees, and turn in the direction of sound 10 times faster than those of the best watchdog.
Q: What fish is the only one that can blink with both eyes?  
A: A Shark
Q:What is the only English word that ends in the letters ‘MT’? 
A: Dreamt and its derivatives are the only common English words that end in mt.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q:What is the longest word typed with only the Left hand
A: Stewardess. Lollipop the longest with the right hand.
Q:Who invented sissors?  
A: Leonardo Da Vinci
Q:What are the four common English words that end in “dous”?  
A There are only four words in the English language which end in "dous":  tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
Q:What do the stairs leading to the gallows; the blade in a guillotine; and a hangman a hangman's noose all have in common?  

A: There are 13 stairs leading to the gallows, the blade in a guillotine fell from a height of 13 feet, and a hangman’s noose has 13 knots in it.

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: What three major horse races make up the Triple Crown? 
A: Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes.
Q:In 1976, 155 women were admitted into a U.S. military academy, ending its all-male attendance roster. Which academy first enrolled women?  
A: The U.S. Air Force Academy was the first to enroll women.
Q: Before her success as a comedienne, what did Ellen DeGeneres consider becoming a professional at?  
A: Golfer.
Q:On June 7, 1955, the "isolation booth" was introduced on TV's $64,000 Question. Contestants were locked inside the sound-proof glass booth for the final series of questions that led to the grand prize. Who was the host of the show? 
A: Quizmaster Hal March.

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: What is the only mammal in the world with four knees?  
A: Elephant

Q: Thelonius Monk, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Wynton Marsalis, and Dave Brubeck are the only five jazz musicians to be featured on what?  
A: The cover of Time. Louis Armstrong (2/1949) Dave Brubeck (11/1954) Duke Ellington (8/1956) Thelonius Monk (2/1964) Wynton Marsalis (10/1990)

Q:What is the longest word that can be made in the English language using the letters from only one row of the keyboard?  
A: Typewriter

Q:What is the average number of people airborne over the United States at any given hour?  
A: 61,000 (it's to be hoped they're all in aircraft.....)