Wednesday February 14, 2007

Have you ever had to sneeze while you were brushing your teeth? It’s not pretty.

Due not only to heckling I received after my last post, but to the fact that it’s Valentine’s Day — I have trivia for you! But no Multiple Choice this time – you slackers – you have to use your brains!

1. Please provide the next item in the sequence: 1 October 1582, 2 October 1582, 3 October 1582, 4 October 1582, …..
 
2. Name the only person to date to have graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point without a single demerit.
 
3. Name all 4 ghosts that appear in the Pac Man arcade game.
 
4. What letter of the alphabet does not appear in the Periodic Table of Elements?
 
5. Begin counting from “1/one”. When does the letter “A” make its first appearance? 
 
6. What is the longest word you can type using only your left hand?
 
And just to get your trivia-juices flowing — here is some useless trivia for you to file away. Enjoy.
 

If you keep a Goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white.
Mel Blanc, the voice of Bugs Bunny, was allergic to carrots.
All polar bears are left-handed.
Raindrops are not tear-drop shaped. They are rounded at the top and flat on the bottom.
Michael Jordan shaves his head on Tuesdays and Fridays.

7 thoughts on “Wednesday February 14, 2007

  1. 1.  I actually know this one.  15 October 1582

    2.  Robert E. Lee, but this is just pop culture because I know for a fact there are more that have done it. 

    3. Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde  (yes, I actually knew that and didn’t friggin google it)

    4. Q

    5. 101

    6. Um… traversed? 

    I don’t have “hateful thoughts” at all toward your blog.  It’s just that we’ve never agreed on…. anything so why start now?

  2. Good trivia.  I only have two answers:
    5.  1,000.  I don’t think it’s 101 because isn’t the “and” optional?  For instance, “one hundred one” or “one hundred and one” are both acceptable, right?  I think you could use either…and the “and” might actually be some colloquial addition that isn’t actually correct.

    Of course, maybe it’s like “filet” and “fillet.”  Who knows.

    And I definitely don’t get #1!  Is it really 15 October 1592?  WHY?!  This is going to make me crazy.

    6.  stewardesses

  3. Ok, seriously, how do they determine that polar bears are left handed? They dont write, they dont play musical instruments or play baseball….come on….really now?!?!?!– jc

  4. 1. 5 October 1582

    2. It wasn’t Tom Martin.  :)

    3. Not a clue.

    4. Q

    5. One hundred AND one? 

    6. “traded”

  5. Polar Bears have paws……not hands!  So…would that make them a “south paw?”

  6. VERY clever, Mama Martin..!!!  I’m impressed…!!!

  7. I don’t konw the answers to any of these, but I CAN tell you that it’s true that goldfish turn white. I had a 29 cent goldfish from Wal Mart for three and a half years, and he turned white and then completely clear–you could see right through him.

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