Saturday, August 27, 2016

Alan Rock's Trivia

How many degrees is each angle in a equilateral triangle? A: 60

On August 28, 1922, the first radio commercial was broadcast on New York City's WEAF. Can you name the product advertised? A: The Queensboro Realty Company paid $100 for 10 minutes of air time.

What was the name of the 1969 space flight that first landed humans on the moon? A: Apollo 11

Alan Rock's Trivia

What gas makes up 78% of the earth’s atmosphere? A: Nitrogen
What are members of the Society of Friends more commonly known as? A: Quakers
Which two metals make up the alloy brass? A: Copper and zinc
In America’s song, ‘A Horse With No Name’ after how many days was the horse let to run free? A: Nine Days

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Alan Rock's Trivia

His hits included "Open the Door, Richard," "April in Paris," "One O’Clock Jump," and "Jumpin’ at the Woodside." He died in 1984. A: William ‘Count Basie.

How many bees does it take working their entire lifetime to make a tablespoon of honey? A: 12

On Aug. 21, 1935 who introduced a new "big-band" jazz style, at the Palomar Ballroom in Los Angeles and was hailed as "The King of Swing?" A: Benny Goodman

In the movie "Ferris Bueller’s Day Off," what city did Matthew Broderick and his friends go for a fun-filled day in downtown? A: Chicago

Fun Fact: The average person is about one-fourth of an inch taller at night.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Alan Rock's Trivia

On Aug. 20, 1960, Singer Connie Francis made her acting debut in what film? A: Where The Boys Are

What was the ‘Rolling Stone’s first number one song in the United States? A: Satisfaction, released Aug. 20, 1965

According to the American Kennel Club, what was the most popular pedigreed dog in the U.S. last year what breed? A: The Lab(over 20 years). Next,German Shephard, Golden Retriver, Bull Dogs, Beagles, French Bull Dogs, Yorkies, Poodles, Rottweilers, Boxers,

What animals have the shortest gestation period; the longest? A: The shortest is the American opossum, which bears its young 12 to 13 days after conception; the longest is the Asiatic elephant, taking 608 days, or just over 20 months.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Alan Rock's Trivia

The first known encyclopedias date back to what country? A: Ancient Greece.

What was Ernest Hemmingway’s first published novel; and do you know the year it was published? A: The Sun Also Rises 1926
How many moons does the planet Mercury have? A: None
What are the only birds that can see the color blue? A: Owls

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Alan Rock's Trivia

Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends. A: The one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends is BOXING.

What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward? A: The North American landmark constantly moving backwards is NIAGARA FALLS . (The rim is worn down about two and a half feet each year because of the millions of gallons of water that rush over it every minute.)

Of all vegetables, only two can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons. All other vegetables must be replanted every year. What are the only two perennial vegetables?  A: The only two vegetables that can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons are ASPARAGUS and RHUBARB.

According to the U.S. flag code, no flag may fly higher than a U.S. flag. What is the one place in this country where another flag is legally permitted to fly higher than the U.S. flag? A: UNITED NATIONS BUILDING

Saturday, August 06, 2016

Alan Rock's Trivia

What is the name of this soft drink, which originally was intended to be used as a whiskey mixer, and refers to the illegal liquor known as moonshine? A: Mountain Dew.

What language did Queen Victoria speak? A: Queen Victoria's mother was the daughter of a German duke. Though she ruled England for 64 years, she was never able to speak English perfectly.
What Great Lake state has more shoreline than the entire U.S. Atlantic seaboard? Michigan
Who average one patent for every three weeks of his life? Thomas Edison