Saturday, July 30, 2016

Alan Rock's trivia

What was the original use for Bubble Wrap? A: Intended to be 3-D wallpaper
What was the last move rented at Blockbusters after they announced they we closing their remaining 300 stores? A: The Seth Rogen apocalyptic movie “This Is The End”
Who is the first person to become a billionaire just by selling books? A: JK Rowling, however she lost her billionaire status because she gave so much money to charity.

What is the tradition in Ireland when you donate a pint of blood? A: The give you a pint of Ginness to replace the iron.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Alan Rock's Trivia

What is the official language if the United States? A: The U.S. does not have an official language

A 2016 study by Talos a division of Cisco Systems found what percent of emails sent was SPAM? A: More than 86%

What is the largest man-made lake in the United States? A: Lake Mead, created by the Hoover Dam. Followed by Lake Powell, Lake Sakakawe, Lake Oahe, and Fort Peck Lake.

As a unit of time, how long is a ‘moment’? A: A moment is 1/40th of an hour or 90 seconds.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Alan Rock's Trivia

What are the world’s largest economies according to CNN by size of GDP as of July 18, 2016?  A:  U.S. $17.95 trillion; China $10.98 trillion; Japan $4.12 trillion; Germany $3.9 trillion; France $2.9trillion; U.K. $2.8 trillion; Brazil $2.2 trillion; Italy $2.2 trillion; Russia $2.1 trillion; India $$2.0 trillion.

Which country produces the most bananas in the world annually? A: India is the largest agronomist of this fruit which produces 24.8 millions tons and this is a record output over the nations. India, China foloow.

Which country produces the most oranges (in million of tons) in the world annually? A: Brazil 19.8; United States 8.6; China 6.0; India 4.5; Mexico 4.0

What are America’s favorite pizza toppings? A: According to Mintel’s latest Pizza Restaurant research in the US, more than half of consumers say that they usually order pepperoni (65%), sausage (54%), or mushroom (51%). This is followed by: extra cheese (45%), onion (39%), green pepper (37%), olive (34%), bacon (31%), ham (29%) and pineapple (21%). Least Favorite Anchovies.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Alan Rock's Rtivia

Who was the first American to win the Nobel Peace Prize? A: Teddy Roosevelt in 1906 for being the peacemaker in the Russo-Japanese war.
Before her success in comedy, originally, what did Phyllis Diller hope to become? A: A concert pianist. She attended Chicago’s Sherwood Music Conservatory.
  To set a record that still stands today, in how many games did Joe DiMaggio get a hit? A: On July 17, 1941 Yankee’s Joe DiMaggio went 0-3 in Cleveland, ending his record 56-game hitting streak.
On a bottle of wine, what does the ‘Vintage ’really mean? A: Vintage indicates the year that the grapes are harvested. In Canada, the USA and Bordeaux, France, in order for the vintage to be printed on the label (as in “2003″ or “2007″), the wine must be made of at least 95 percent of that year’s grapes. So, if you’ve got a wine from California and there’s no vintage date, you can assume that the wine was made from grapes of several years’ harvests. In other parts of the world (and the rest of France), regulations regarding the percentage of the year’s grapes may be more relaxed.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Alan Rock's Trivia

On July 16, 1963, the U.S. Postal Service began using ZIP codes. There are 43,000 5-digit zip codes. What does ZIP mean? A: ZIP means zone improvement plan.
If you stretch the standard Slinky out flat, about how long do you think it would be? A: About 90 feet
What is the only English word that ends in the letters “MT”? A: Dreamt.

What did Al Capone’s business card say he did for a living? A: Used Furniture Dealer

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: Emily Dickinson wrote more than 900 poems. How many were published during her lifetime? A: Four

Q: What is America’s most popular snack food? A: Ritz Crackers: Lay's, Doritos, Fritos, and Orville Redenbacher. Wheat Thins, Cheetos, Tostitos, Pringles, and Triscuit

Q: What is America's favorite vegetable (most eaten)? A: Potatoes. Every year we consume about 140 pounds of potatoes per person. Europeans have us beat, though. They consume twice as many spuds as American potato lovers!

Q:What is America’s favorite beverage? A: Tap Water followed by unsweetened bottled water, then milk (2% fat). The CDC did the survey and also found Americans love coffee over cola; apple juice over orange juice.

Saturday, July 09, 2016

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q:Many people collect things like stamps and coins. What does Tom Hanks collect? A: Typewriters
Q:In humans, the only bone fully grown at birth is located where? A: In the ear.

Q: On average in a given month a fingernail grows how much? A: An eighth of an inch.

Q: Who was the 1st African American woman to win an Oscar for Best Actress? A: Halle Berry

Saturday, July 02, 2016

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: How many people signed the Declaration of Independence? A: 56

Q: Which country gave America the Statue of Liberty? A: France

Q: Independence Day was first celebrated in what city? A: Philadelphia

Q: When did Congress declare the 4th of July a national holiday? A: 1870