Saturday, August 29, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: What is the name of the city that was planned and partly laid out by Major Pierre Charles L'Enfant, a French engineer, in the late 1700s? And, who the city was named after?  
A: Washington, D.C. With Washington being named after our first President, George Washington, and the district being named after Christopher Columbus. 

Q: Which jewel is perceived as a symbol of success? 
A: The birthstone for May, the emerald, is perceived as a symbol of success. Even more than the diamond, this jewel has been a favorite of emperors and kings.
Q: Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter were the leader and co leader of Weather Report which they formed in 1970. They are also alums of what jazz great who was one of the first to play Jazz Fusion?   
A: Miles Davis. Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter worked with Miles Davis in the late 1960's. They formed Weather Report in 1970 and disbanded in 1987. Sadly Joe Zawinul passed away in September 11, 2007.
Q: On Aug. 29, 1958, 15-year-old George Harrison joined John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and Ken Brown in group that was named what?  
A:  The Quarrymen. They were hired to perform at Liverpool’s Casbah Coffee Club.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: Johnny Cash's hit song, "A Boy Named Sue" was written by what beloved children's author? 
A: Shel Silverstein

Q:What popular drink was first marketed as “Fruit Smack”? 
A: Kool-Aid

Q:What does the letter “Q” in “Q-Tips stand for?
A: It stands for “Quality”, they were originally called Baby Gays.

Q: It was originally called the "X-Y Position Indicator for a Display System," what do we know it as?
A: The Computer Mouse

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: In our solar system, which planet is farthest from the sun? A: Neptune
 Q: What two U.S. cities are both known for producing some of the best thoroughbred horses in the world?A: Lexington, Kentucky and Ocala, Florida.

Q: Who was the first U.S. chief executive to ride in an automobile, in Hartford, Connecticut? A: Aug. 22, 1902: President Theodore Roosevelt became the first U.S. chief executive to ride in an automobile.
Q: In the comic strip Blondie, what is the husband’s name? A: Dagwood.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: What is sushi traditionally wrapped in? 
A: Edible Seaweed

Q: What Elton John album became the first album to enter the charts at number one, in 1975? 
A: Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy

Q:What continent is cut in two fairly equal halves by the Tropic of Capricorn? 
A: Australia.

Q: Who offered insurance against an accidental death caused by a falling Sputnik? 
A: Lloyds of London

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: What is the only Caribbean island with a railway
A: Cuba

Q:What is the most northern, eastern and western state in all of America? 
A: Alaska. It’s also the only state to enter the eastern hemisphere.

Q: Where is 70% to 80% of all the fresh water on our planet stored?  
 A: Glaciers

Q: Which US states has the highest speed limit
A: Texas, which has stretches of highway between Austin and San Antonio an eighty-five mile per hour speed limit.

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: What was the original title of the Beatles’ hit "Eeanor Rigby:"?  
A: Daisy Hawkins.

Q; What is the minimum number of musicians a band must have to be considered a Big Band?
A: Ten

Q; On Aug. 10, 1776, a committee of Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson suggested the United States adopt "E pluribus unum" -- as the motto for its Great Seal. What does it translate to?
A: "Out of many, one"

Q: What is the world’s biggest Island?
A: Greenland

Saturday, August 08, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q:What was the first planet to be discovered using a telescope? 
A: Uranus
Q:How many U.S. States border the Gulf of Mexico? 
Q:What Great Lake state has more shoreline than the entire U.S. Atlantic seaboard? 
:Who average one patent for every three weeks of his life? 
Thomas Edison

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: Name the first comic strip to appear in 2,000 newspapers. 
A: Aug. 2, 1984, Charles Schultz' comic strip "Peanuts" was added to the Portsmouth Daily Times, making it the first comic strip to appear in 2,000 newspapers.

Q: What model appeared topless on a self-penned 1993 novel Pirate? 
A: Fabio

Q: What is a pregnant goldfish is called?  
A: A twit.

Q: In DC Comics Inc., what do the initials DC stand for? 

A: The initials DC refer to the company's series, "Detective Comics."


Saturday, August 01, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: What color is lobster blood? 
A: Blue

Q:What is the name of the Championship trophy that is given to the winners of the NBA Finals? 
A: Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy

Q:On Aug. 1, 1790 the first U.S. census was completed. What was the population at that time? 
A: Just under four million people.

Q:On Aug. 1, 1964 Hasbo Toys introduced an 11 ½  action figure based on a 1945 Robert Mitchum movie. What was the name of that action figure and the name of the movie?  
A: The figure was G.I. Joe, based of the film “The Story of G.I. Joe”.