Wednesday, April 30, 2008
It's the last day of April, and you know what that means . . . no more April. AND time for shower trivia. Or flower trivia. I don't know, here's the question:
What Peanuts character was seen almost exclusively wearing a ponytail? (Super Bonus Points if you know her last name, too)
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Heather M (the M stands for Manhattan)
I'll also give double credit to Heidi for being the sole winner of yesterday's nougat-filled trivia. She knew that the Milky Way bar took the first big bite out of the U.S. economy. Ironically, Heidi is also one of those who believes that New York and the Milky Way are approximately the same size. Ah . . . I can hear the Bronx cheer resounding my way right now . . .
Anyway, here's today's continuation of chocolaty triviality:
What was the U.K. version of the Milky Way bar called when they shipped it across the pond?
Monday, April 28, 2008
What was the first candy bar to become a major financial success for the Mars candy company?
Friday, April 25, 2008
Steve J (the J stands for Just 10,000?)
Karen H (the H stands for How You Like Me Now, Yankees?)
Nancy K (the K stands for Kicking New York Butt)
H. E. (the H E stands for Holy Empire)
Heather M (the M stands for Muchos W's)
Steven F (the F stands for Flag-Waving Cub Fan)
Double congrats to Steven F, Karen H, and Kristin who knew both correct answers: the Cubs and the Giants. And to everyone who guessed the Yankees . . . ha. Here's today's question:
What was the first state to require license plates for automobiles?
Thursday, April 24, 2008
And since today's the fourth Thursday in an even-numbered month, here's a sports trivia question (with a hint):
What are the only two franchises in Major League Baseball history with at least 10,000 wins? (Hint: if you only guess one team, and that team happens to be a team I really like, I'll still give you credit.)
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
At 09:24 AM 4/22/2008, you wrote:
Reigning American Idol champ Jordin Sparks had to drop a few dates off of her tour, thanks to a vocal chord hemorrhage. And let me tell you, when your voice is hurt so bad you can't even lip sync, you're in bad shape. It's been bordering on painful watching Miss Sparks mouth the words to national anthems and teeny bopper hits alike. And now this? It almost makes me feel bad for mocking her. Almost. Here's today's question:
A human vocal chord is actually:
A) a ligament
B) a muscle
C) an organ
E) a tendon
off of her tour, thanks to a vocal chord hemorrhage. And let me tell
you, when your voice is hurt so bad you can't even lip sync, you're
in bad shape. It's been bordering on painful watching Miss Sparks
mouth the words to national anthems and teeny bopper hits alike. And
now this? It almost makes me feel bad for mocking her. Almost. Here's
A human vocal chord is actually:
A) a ligament
B) a muscle
C) an organ
E) a tendon
Monday, April 21, 2008
3) Health care
4) The economy
My how things change when they really matter. It's kind of like when you added that business major to your poli-sci degree at the last minute . . . just in case. Congrats to Andy for being the only one to put Iraq at the top of the list.
At 08:54 AM 4/21/2008, Adam Kellogg wrote:
A recent poll shows that Iraq has dropped to the fourth most important issue to voters in the upcoming presidential election. Raise your hand if your shocked that the economy, gas prices, and health care have overtaken it (by a pretty wide margin) in the minds of the voting public. I'm not going to pretend to be more globally conscious or patriotic than anybody, but this is pretty typical of how elections go. Everyone is really concerned about a war on foreign soil until the vote approaches and the bills are due. Then every four years we have to decide as a nation who will do a better job with our money: the government or Wal-Mart. And that's how we decide on the leader of the free world. Cool, huh?
Here's today's question:
According to a Fox News poll in May 2007, what were the four most important issues to voters in the 2008 presidential election? (put them in order from first to fourth; the most credit will be assigned to the most important issues)
important issue to voters in the upcoming presidential election.
Raise your hand if your shocked that the economy, gas prices, and
health care have overtaken it (by a pretty wide margin) in the minds
of the voting public. I'm not going to pretend to be more globally
conscious or patriotic than anybody, but this is pretty typical of
how elections go. Everyone is really concerned about a war on foreign
soil until the vote approaches and the bills are due. Then every four
years we have to decide as a nation who will do a better job with our
money: the government or Wal-Mart. And that's how we decide on the
leader of the free world. Cool, huh?
Here's today's question:
According to a Fox News poll in May 2007, what were the four most
important issues to voters in the 2008 presidential election? (put
them in order from first to fourth; the most credit will be assigned
to the most important issues)
Friday, April 18, 2008
Cubs baseball. Yes, I watched the Cubs lose. Yes, I still enjoyed it.
Yes, I went with a Reds fan. Yes the tickets were free. Yes, I'll
stop answering questions nobody asked.
Here's a real life question I am asking . . . good luck:
What sextet of supermodels garnered the title "the Big Six" in the
1990s? (Person who correctly names the most without guessing more
than six is the winner.)
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Congrats to you . . . or as they say on Qo'noS, Sha'Vaq, Ramlox!
Now, I love the story of the German kid who corrected NASA's predictions about the probability a gigantic asteroid would collide with earth. According to the 13-year-old nerd (I'm not judging, I just call them as I see them) the professional nerds at NASA were too optimistic. He bumped the odds to 1 in 450, up considerably from NASA's 1 in 45,000 long shot. The folks (and by "folks" I mean nerds) at NASA are saying publicly that the boy is right. Privately, you know they're cursing him by the holiest moons of Klingon. Telling a nerd his calculations are wrong is like telling a supermodel she appears to have moved on from her anorexia quite well. The claws are gonna come out, plain and simple.
Okay, here's today's question:
What is the Klingons' home planet?
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
What does the dietary acronym DASH stand for?
Monday, April 14, 2008
Karen H (the H stands for Hard Being D-O-Double G)
Congratulations to all and to all a goodnight.
think today is going to be the official death of winter. It's not
that it's snowing today or that I think it will never be cold again,
but I am taking a stand against Old Man Winter that spring will
arrive in all its blooming glory starting tomorrow.
So to you, Old Man Winter, I tell you your time is over here on the
northern hemisphere. It's time for your arch rival, Big Sissy Spring,
to take over.
To the rest of you who aren't seasonal personifications, I apologize
in advance for any blizzard-like conditions that arrive as a result
of this jinx. Here's today's question:
In the ingredient list of Juicy Juice berry flavor, the juices of
what three fruits appear in the ingredient list before a single berry
Friday, April 11, 2008
Karen H (the H stands for Highly Developed Sense Of Smell)
Karen M (the M stands for Myopic)
Congrats, you're geniuses. But you already knew that. Have a great weekend!
On a related note, I have no idea who invented blind carbon copy paper. Here's today's question:
How many dots make up a single Braille cell?
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Or . . . it's just stinking hilarious. Either way, here's today's question:
What Pellegrino Turri invention in1806 would later prove to revolutionize office communication, even leaving its mark on email messages?
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Paul C (the C stands for Class Is In Session)
Nancy K (the K stands for Know-It-All)
Karen H (the H stands for Hitler? Not A Sunday School Teacher.)
Holy trivia, you guys are good. See you tomorrow.
Now, a recent Harris poll showed that the Bible is America's favorite book. Of course that's what people are going to say if you ask them. Who is going to put the Bible number two on their list, even if they do never read it? Maybe people answered genuinely, but I doubt pollsters were allowed to say, "You know, if you say Harry Potter, lightning won't strike you." They can't say it, partly because it would taint the results, and partly because they can't guarantee it won't happen. They're not sure what the Bible says about lightning strikes, because they don't read the Bible. But that's okay. You can't stop people from giving the Sunday School answer. Don't get me wrong, the Bible is my favorite book, I swear on it. But . . . I don't know, I guess I just don't trust the results, especially since Gone with the Wind ranked #2. How recent was this poll anyway? Okay, enough. Here's today's question:
Which of the following people has NOT been a Sunday School teacher?
A. Stephen Colbert
B. Margaret Hamilton (the Wicked Witch of the West)
C. Theodore Roosevelt
D. Charles M. Schulz
E. Dick Van Dyke
F. They all have taught Sunday School
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
For today's question, you may have noticed it's coming from a different address, but I'm sure you're having no trouble identifying it as from little old me. Hopefully your email client is as familiar with my name as you are. If not, you'll have serious trouble answering this question, inspired by the fact that it was on this day in 1974 that Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth's career home run record:
What slugger holds the professional baseball record for most home runs in a career?
Monday, April 7, 2008
Hur, and Detective Robert Thorn all died on the same day. We'll miss
you, Mr. Heston. I think you were probably the only guy who could
make the first name Charlton sound tough. Way to go, and hold on to
your gun. Here's today's question:
In what Charlton Heston movie did Edward G. Robinson make his final
Friday, April 4, 2008
Let's break the tension by awarding Heidi and Nancy K (the K stands for Knock Against Clement Hurd) full bolded credit for their trivia prowess. Hooray for you!
What three children's stories/tales/nursery rhymes are depicted in the pictures on the wall of the little bunny's "great green room" in the classic book, Goodnight Moon?
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Steve J (the J stands for Just No One On ATA)
Thank you for flying Genius Airlines. Your trophy is available at baggage claim. (Sorry if we lost it . . . it's very busy around here.)
traffic controllers using a video game. I'm not at all surprised.
Flight simulators have long been the most realistic and practical
video games in the industry, so it made sense that a video game would
be used to simulate all the conditions involved in directing planes
to land. I was a bit surprised, though, that they were training on
Grand Theft Auto IV.
Anyway, the video stated that O'Hare was the 2nd busiest passenger
airport in the world. So the question today is obvious:
What city boasts the busiest passenger airport in the world (by total
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Nancy K (the K stands for Kosuke Fukodome)
Stephen K (the K stands for Koskie What?)
Mike K (the K stands for Kerry Wood Is Much Easier To Pronounce)
Way to go, all of you.
If you thought I just didn't get around to it because I was too busy in the transition . . . you get full credit for yesterday's question, "Why didn't I get trivia today?" Congratulations. Now, a few housekeeping matters:
I don't remember who got the question right on Monday. But the answer was March 25, which actually happened this year in Japan. And, yes, it was March 25 in Japan and in the U.S. when the game started. I also neglected to send the answer for Friday, which was Harvey Ball (the designer of the Smiley Face and the sport played by invisible rabbits). Nobody knew that one. Now, on to the first question of the new trivia regime:
In the credits of the movie Harvey, starring Jimmy Stewart, who is credited as playing the role of Harvey the invisible rabbit?