Sunday, January 31, 2016

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: For you baseball fans, Nolan Ryan has a birthday today. How many no hitters did he pitch? 
A: 7
Q: We’ve all had the hiccups but how long was the longest battle of hiccups? 

A: It lasted 68 years. American Charles Osborne owns the record for having the longest streak of hiccups – 68 years. He started hiccupping in 1922 and didn’t stop until 1990.

Q: What is the longest recorded flight of a chicken

A: The world's longest flight of a chicken that has been recorded is 13 seconds. The world's longest distance flight of a chicken that has be recorded is 301 1/2 feet

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: What actress is Goldie Hawn’s daughter? 
A: Kate Hudson

Q: On Jan. 30, 1933, the first radio broadcast of "The Lone Ranger" originated in Detroit. On that first program what was Tonto’s horse’s name?  
A:  White Feller. The program ran for 2,956 episodes and ended in 1955.

Q: On Jan. 30, 1917, The Original Dixieland Jazz Band recorded what many consider it the first jazz recording. Do you know the name of the tune?  
A: "The Darktown Strutters' Ball."

Q: A little Baseball Trivia. On Jan. 30, 1936, major-league baseball’s Boston Braves changed their name to what? 
A: To the Boston Bees, thinking possibly the team’s name was contributing to its losing record. They did win more games the next two years, but then started losing big again. So in 1940 the Bees became the Braves again.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: There have been three famous jazz musicians with the name Bill Evans. Two of them (piano and sax) kept their name. What did the third Bill Evans change his name to?  
A: Yusef Lateef. He is a fine solo musician who also has played with Cannonball Adderley, Charles Mingus, Roy Eldridge, and Dizzy Gillespie. There is some debate on Lateef's real name, it may have been Bill Huddleston. He did go by the name "Bill Evans" though.
Q: Albert DeSalvo was also known by the infamous name? 
A: The Boston Strangler
Q: E.I. du Pont introduced the first commerical production on Nylon on this date in 1938. What did they use it for?  
A: To manufacture tooth brush bristles.
Q: What is the highest number on a standard roulette wheel? 
A: 36

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Q: Today is Cold, Cold, Cold Day! The coldest temperature ever recorded in the United States was at Prospect Creek Camp, Alaska, in 1971. How Cold Was it?  
A: A record 79.8 degrees below zero Fahrenheit.

Q:What gas is creatted during photosysthsis? 
A: Oxygen

Q: What does a milliner manufacture? 
A: Hats

Q: On Jan. 23, 1985, the first Heisman Trophy winner to be elected to pro football’s Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Can you name him? 
A: O.J. Simpson.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: What is necessarily true of a person who has ‘savoir-faire? 
A: They know what to do in any situation

Q: What does the letter “E” in LED lights stand for? 
A: Emitting

Q: How many languages are spoken in the world today? 
A: roughly 6,500 spoken languages in the world today. However, about 2,000 of those languages have fewer than 1,000 speakers.

Q: What is the most popular language in the world?  
A: Mandarin Chinese. There are 1,213,000,000 people in the world that speak that language.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: What book by Peter Benchley, that terrified us of the deep, was published on Jan. 16, 1974? 
A:  Jaws

Q: On Jan. 16, 1920, the 18th amendment went into effect. It was repealed in 1933. It was also known as the The Volstead Act. What did it do? 
A: The National Prohibition Act, known informally as the Volstead Act, was the enabling legislation for the Eighteenth Amendment which established prohibition in the United States. The Anti-Saloon League's Wayne Wheeler conceived and drafted the bill, which was named for Andrew Volstead, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, who managed the legislation. Prohibition

Q: What is the  name the famous night club in Harlem where the Duke Ellington
Orchestra played for years?  
A: The Cotton Club. The Cotton Club, located on
West 142nd Street, New York City, was owned by gangster, Owney Madden,
who bought it as a place from which to sell "Madden's #1 Beer".

Q: When did the TV series Sesame Street first air in the United States? 
A: 1969

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: What is the calendar that decides the start of the Chinese New Year? 
A: The lunar calendar determines the start of the Chinese New Year.The Gregorian calendar observes New Year's Day on Jan. 1.

Q: On Jan. 10, 1946, the first General Assembly of the United Nations convened. In what city?  
A:  in London.

Q:On the album, ‘Kind of Blue’ which many consider to be the greatest jazz album ever, who played piano on 'Freddie Freeloader'?
 A: Wynton Kelly.

Q: Beside Miles Davis, who made up the rest of the group on ‘Kind of Blue’? 
A: Cannonball Adderley (alto), John Coltrane (tenor), Paul Chambers (bass) and Bill Evans  (piano, except, ‘Freddie Freeloader).