Sunday, November 29, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: Which Apollo mission landed the first people on the moon? 
A: Apollo 11

Q: After a diamond, what is the next hardest stone found in nature? 
A: Sapphire

Q: How many days does it take the planet Mercury to orbit the sun? 
A One year would be 88 days

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: Who planned the first Thanksgiving festival? 
A: Thomas Jefferson
Q: In 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt moved Thanksgiving Day to one week earlier that it was previously observed. Why?  
 A: To boost the Christmas shopping season
Q: According to the Calorie Control Council, how many calories will did the average American consume on Thanksgiving Day? 
A: 4,500
Q: In the Bible, who was turned into a pillar of salt?  
A: Lot’s wife

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q:According to the Butterball corporation, they recommend that you thaw a wrapped turkey in the refrigerator how long per 4 pounds of bird?  
A: One Day per 4 Lbs.

Q: Which president established Thanksgiving as an official national holiday? A: Abraham Lincoln 

Q: Which president established the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving?  A: Franklin D. Roosevelt 
Q: In what year was a turkey first issued a "presidential pardon"?  
A: 1947 

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Alan's Trivia

Q: With which magazine would you most associate with Alfred E. Neuman? 
A: Mad

Q: NOV 21, 1934, who was the teenager, dressed in borrowed clothes and men's shoes, who won Amateur Night at New York's Apollo Theater?  
A: Ella Fitzgerald. After fumbling her first song, Ella Fitzgerald started again and wowed the audience with "Object of My Affection" and "Judy."

Q: Which US President was the first to travel in a submerged sub? 
A: NOV. 21, 1946 Harry Truman 

Q: How many chapters are there in the Book of Genesis?  
A: 50

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: The average dog can make about 10 different vocal sounds. How many different vocal sounds can the average cat make?   
A: About 100.

Q:Cats are one of only three four-footed animals that walk by moving their front and hind legs, first on one side and then the other. Name the other two animals with this trait.  
A: Camels and giraffes walk similarly to cats.

Q:In what year was Thanksgiving declared by Congress to be a legal holiday, held on the fourth Thursday in November?  
A: 1941

Q: It is not a sure thing that turkey was part of the Thanksgiving Feast, but what other meat was definitely part of the meal?  
A: venison

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: On Nov. 14, 1954 Bill Haley’s first hit record peaked at number 7. Do you remember the name of the song?  
A : Shake, Rattle, & Roll.
Q: Nov. 14, 1980, Martin Scorsese's film "Raging Bull" opened in the U.S. Robert DeNiro as what boxer?  
A: Jake LaMotta.
Q: Who originally sang ‘Do You Know The Way to San José? 
A: Dionne Warwick
Q:What is Indiana Jones’ profession? 
A: Archaeologist

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: In the Kenny Rogers song ‘The Gambler,’ what is the best you can hope for? 

A: To die in your sleep.

Q:Who played the character Jack Ryan in the 1992 film ‘Patroit Games’? 

A: Harrison Ford

Q:In the Paul Simon song, how many ways are there to leave your lover? 

A: 50

Q:Who is the lead actor in the 1972 film 'Fist of Fury'?  
A: Bruce Lee

Saturday, November 07, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q:The nickname of trumpeter Harry Edison was what? 
A: Sweets

Q: Who was the vibraphone player in the Modern Jazz quartet? 
A: Milt Jackson.

Q:What was and is the theme song of the Glenn Miller Orchestra?  
A: Moonlight Serenade. A band's theme song is its signature tune. Miller
wrote "Moonlight Serenade" in 1923, long before he formed his own
band. "Moonlight Serenade" is not as well known as Miller's hits like "In
the Mood", "Little Brown Jug" or "Pennsylvania 6-5000". But it does
have the distinctive "Miller sound".

Q: How much did Disney pay for the Star Wars franchise and entire Lucas film business? 
A: More than $4 Billion

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q:Who are the top three best-selling music artists of all time? 
A: the three best-selling artists (based on total certified sales): The Beatles, Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson. (Top Three Selling Jazz Albums of all time 1. Kind Of Blue, Miles Davis; Herbie Hancock, Head  Hunters; Weather Report, Heavy Weather)
Q: What is the world’s fastest bird

A: The fastest bird is the peregrine falcon. It can fly at a speed of 168-217 miles per hour.

Q: What is the largest animal that ever lived?  

A: The blue whale is the largest animal that ever lived (it could reach 100 feet long and weight up to 150 tons!)

Q: How long did the longest movie made last?  

A: 85 hours and is fittingly titled “The Cure for Insomnia.”