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  • George Will: Take a Swing at These (baseball trivia quiz)

    04/03/2014 3:32:27 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | March 29, 2014 | George Will
    "Andre Dawson," Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully once said, "has a bruised knee and is listed as day-to-day. Aren't we all?" Yes, so use some of your remaining time constructively by identifying the player or players who: (1) Won three batting titles by at least 44 points (two players)...
  • Canada Day 2013 Facts and Figures

    07/01/2013 8:33:54 AM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 10 replies
    LPSullivan.com ^ | July 1, 2013 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    As we crack the Molson's and fire up the barbecue, here's a mix of well-known and obscure Canuck trivia...
  • KILROY WAS HERE!

    04/04/2013 9:53:24 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 23 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 04 April 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    He is engraved in stone in the National War Memorial in Washington, DC- back in a small alcove where very few people have seen it. For the WWII generation, this will bring back memories. For you younger folks, it's a bit of trivia that is a part of our American history. Anyone born in 1913 to about 1950, is familiar with Kilroy. No one knew why he was so well known- but everybody got into it, I even remember seeing him around public places in the late 60s... So who the heck was Kilroy? In 1946 the American Transit Association, through...
  • CNN Pundit Declares Rubio's Presidential Ambitions “Finished” (Satire)

    02/15/2013 4:17:40 PM PST · by John Semmens · 37 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 Feb 2013 | John Semmens
    Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio's pause to take a drink of water during his rebuttal to President Obama's State-of-the-Union speech was declared “a possible career ender” by CNN's Wolf Blitzer. “Voters may tolerate a lot from their prospective leaders,” Blitzer observed. “We've learned that diddling interns is okay. A bogus birth certificate may be worth a few snickers, but does not seem to undermine our confidence in a man's leadership capabilities. However, the jarring interruption of a high-profile speech by a moment of thirst would appear to be the type of thing that raises serious questions about fitness to serve.”...
  • Has anyone ever heard of this one-name celeb?

    01/21/2013 12:14:37 PM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 77 replies
    Self | 1/21/'13 | Zionist Conspirator
    I bought my first World Almanac in the last week of December 1970 (I have bought one each year since then). I was fascinatined by the miscellaneous facts and statistics. One section I enjoyed was the "celebrities" section, giving the birth place and birth years of famous people in the entertainment business. Of course, there were many listed in this section I had never heard of. One of my major discoveries was the "one-name celebrities." I had never heard of such a thing before. But here they were--Annabella, Cantinflas, Dagmar, Fabian, Fernandel, Genevieve, Hildegarde, and Margo. Who were these people?...
  • 5 Facts About Halloween You Might Not Know (pics)

    10/24/2012 10:57:59 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-24-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • Take The Vice Presidential Trivia Quiz

    09/09/2012 1:48:17 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 11 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 09/09/12 | CaroleL
    They were just a heartbeat away from the presidency but how much do we really know about America’s Vice Presidents? Test your knowledge of some of the men that held that much maligned office and their roles in the nation’s history. Take the Quiz
  • Obama’s deficit attention disorder (Hussein focused like a laser beam on trivia)

    04/30/2012 3:00:36 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/29/12 | KEITH KOFFLER
    Obama’s deficit attention disorderBy KEITH KOFFLER | 4/29/12 9:17 PM EDT President Barack Obama seems to be governing in some parallel universe — where the United States exists without mortal dangers threatening its economy and the nation’s most pressing exigency is the reelection of its president. But when Obama swore to defend the Constitution, and therefore the nation, he did it in the dimension where the rest of us exist, where the economy appears to be headed toward its annual spring stall and an endless series of massive budget deficits threatens to unleash a financial crisis at any time. While...
  • Why Do We Need Leap Days?

    03/03/2012 1:22:50 AM PST · by U-238 · 69 replies
    Life Little Mysteries ^ | 3/2/2012 | Alexey Repka
    Most years, the calendar hops straight from Feb. 28 to Mar. 1. But in almost all years whose numerical value is divisible by four, such as 2012, an extra "leap day" gets tacked on the end of the second month. Cue, today's date: Feb. 29. The extra day must be added to every fourth calendar year in order to keep our Gregorian calendar synchronized with actual astronomical measures of the passage of time. According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the length of Earth's year — as in the time it takes for the planet to complete...
  • Holiday Movie Homes

    12/05/2011 3:44:58 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 6 replies
    CNBC via Yahoo ^ | December 3, 2011 | By Colleen Kane
    The holiday season generates thoughts and memories relating to families and the home, so it’s no wonder many holiday-centric movies so prominently feature a home. Some of these beloved homes are figments of set designers’ imaginations. The mundane two-story suburban home of “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” was a set, and even the lovely stone farmhouse from the 1945 romantic comedy “Christmas in Connecticut” was a set.
  • 10 Brand Names Gone, But Not Forgotten

    08/19/2011 8:16:03 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 119 replies
    The Street via Yahoo! Finance ^ | August 16, 2011 | by Joe Mont
    Old brands never die — they just fade away until someone figures a way to capitalize on the nostalgia for them. From candy to retailers, even the biggest names can fall out of favor. Some disappear forever while others just become harder to find. Eventually — if enough folks start playing "remember when?" — someone will take notice and try to cash in. Remember Narragansett Beer? Rhode Island-based Narragansett Brewing opened for business in 1890. In 1981, the original Cranston brewery was closed and due to poor management by Falstaff (which had bought the brand in 1965) andproduction came to...
  • Paul Ryan's hair on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace VANITY (what the heck was that?)

    08/07/2011 3:44:44 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 179 replies
    8/7/2011
    This is not a genuine vanity just because everyone is asking the question: what's the deal with Paul Ryan's hair? He used to look like a conservative Kennedy but WTH? Sorry for being a newbie.
  • TASTY TRIVIA -- A Call for suggestions & submissions of favorite bits of triva (vanity)

    03/19/2011 5:49:18 PM PDT · by FreeKeys · 107 replies
    everywhere | not published yet | various
    These are just a few examples to get us started: The Harlem Globetrotters was the brainchild of promoter-coach Abe Saperstein in the mid- to late-1920s. He thought the name gave them the right amount of appeal, mystique and prestige despite the fact, or perhaps, because of the fact, that he and his original players all came from, Chicago, not New York. And their headquarters was in Chicago too. Teens who own dogs get more physical exercise than teens who don't. If you have a bottle or jar top that won't unscrew, just run it under the hot water faucet for...
  • Happy Broderick Crawford Day

    10/04/2010 5:51:28 AM PDT · by NonValueAdded · 23 replies
    Highway Patrol TV ^ | 10-4-2010 | NonValueAdded
    Happy Broderick Crawford day, fellow FReepers.
  • 2010 The first Primary Election Cycle since 1980 to have 3+ Incumbent Senators fired in Primaries!

    08/31/2010 9:39:50 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 10 replies
    Ask.com ^ | August 31, 2010 | steelers6
    Alabama Donald W. Stewart Democratic Defeated in primary, Republican victory Jeremiah Denton (Republican) 50.2% Jim Folsom, Jr. (Democratic) 47.1% Alaska Mike Gravel Democratic Defeated in primary, Republican victory Frank Murkowski (Republican) 53.7% Clark Gruening (Democratic) 45.9% Florida Richard Stone Democratic Defeated in primary, Republican victory Paula Hawkins (Republican) 51.7% Bill Gunter (Democratic) 48.3% New York Jacob K. Javits Republican Defeated in primary, Republican victory Al D'Amato (Republican) 44.9% Elizabeth Holtzman (Democratic) 43.5% Jacob K. Javits (Liberal) 11.0%
  • Spacecraft stats and insights

    04/09/2010 8:22:04 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 4 replies · 463+ views
    The Space Review ^ | 4/5/2010 | by Claude Lafleur
    Piloted spaceships, planetary probes, and space telescopes fascinate people. That’s easy to understand since these spacecraft make the discoveries of our time. Nevertheless, this is only the proverbial “tip of the iceberg” since they account for less than 10% of all spacecraft ever launched. What are the other 90% for? Who launched them and for what purpose? It’s worth noting that it is impossible to establish a definitive number of spacecraft launched since it depends of how you count them. Answering these questions tells us a lot about what’s going on in space. For example, more than a quarter of...
  • Drink in information on Irish, St. Patrick

    03/17/2010 9:25:36 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies · 488+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 3-14-10 | Dennis McBride
    On March 17, ignore the green beer and leprechauns. There's more to St. Patrick's Day than silly stereotypes. Here's what you should know about the Irish and their big day: Q. Who was St. Patrick? A. Saints preserve us, he was English. Patrick (A.D. 385-461) was born in Britain and taken to Ireland as a slave. After he escaped, a vision told him to return and bring Christianity to the Irish. He is one of Ireland's patron saints, and patron saint of Nigeria. Q. Did he drive the snakes from Ireland?
  • (Carly) Simon names who's 'So Vain'

    02/26/2010 9:07:35 PM PST · by LouAvul · 39 replies · 1,286+ views
    Carly Simon has ended nearly 40 years of speculation by finally naming the man who inspired her hit "You're So Vain" - her target was gay record label boss David Geffen. The song, which catapulted the singer to fame in 1972, was rumored to be about one of her ex-boyfriends, who include Hollywood legend Warren Beatty and rocker Sir Mick Jagger, but she had persistently refused to name the man behind the track. But Simon has now revealed who was so vain by giving fans a cryptic clue in an acoustic version of the song, which features on her upcoming...
  • Benefits of siding with aluminium are clear

    10/17/2009 9:18:35 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 10 replies · 799+ views
    The National (Abu Dhabi) ^ | Saturday, October 17, 2009 | Oliver Cornock
    In the days before electrolysis, the metal could only be extracted from its ore, bauxite, by a process involving pure sodium; itself an exceptionally rare and expensive metal. As a result, he would tell us, the king of France kept two sets of cutlery for dinner: everyday fare and minor functionaries dined with golden knives and forks, whereas for special occasions and particularly honoured guests, the aluminium would be brought out. It is a measure of how times change that today some 36 million tonnes of aluminium are produced globally every year, making it abundant enough to be practically disposable....
  • Law and Order Experts

    08/13/2009 8:42:50 PM PDT · by Rampolla · 3 replies · 404+ views
    Law and Order episode and quote needed
  • Star Trek trivia!

    05/11/2009 1:18:04 PM PDT · by mnehring · 42 replies · 7,498+ views
    Crowds are swarming to see the new, "rebooted" Star Trek movie. But there are many facts about the popular epic that most casual fans don't know: Star Trek featured many memorable cast members and characters over the years. Star Trek had several incarnations. The most popular series of the franchise was Star Trek: SG1. The least popular? Star Trek: 1999. The first interracial kiss on American television was between Capt. Kirk and Lt. Sulu.     The original show only broadcast 13 episodes before it was canceled by Fox. The starship "Enterprise" was named after the first Space Shuttle. Show creator...
  • 5 bits of cocktail trivia

    04/19/2009 5:42:51 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 9 replies · 737+ views
    In honor of Trivia Days (April 17-19), enjoy these cocktail tidbits!
  • Know your presidents?

    04/11/2009 7:35:14 PM PDT · by thecodont · 24 replies · 704+ views
    Chicago Tribune / chicagotribune.com ^ | April 11, 2009 | Chicago Tribune Staff
    Know your presidents? If you need to brush up on your history before taking the quiz, check out our portraits of America's leaders.
  • Barack Obama: The 50 facts you might not know

    11/10/2008 4:02:45 PM PST · by LostInBayport · 55 replies · 454+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 11-10-2008 | Jon Swaine
    • He collects Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian comics • He was known as "O'Bomber" at high school for his skill at basketball • His name means "one who is blessed" in Swahili • His favourite meal is wife Michelle's shrimp linguini • He won a Grammy in 2006 for the audio version of his memoir, Dreams From My Father • He is left-handed – the sixth post-war president to be left-handed • He has read every Harry Potter book • He owns a set of red boxing gloves autographed by Muhammad Ali • He worked in a Baskin-Robbins ice...
  • "Say it ain't so, Joe!"

    10/05/2008 6:10:09 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 5 replies · 528+ views
    Charles A. Comiskey, the "Old Roman," doubted the truth of the rumors that his team's general manager, William "Kid" Gleason, brought to him. He had reason to doubt these rumors because he thought he had assembled a great team. They were the 1919 White Sox. Eddie Collins at second base and Ray Schalk as catcher were considered unequaled in the American League. In left outfield, Comiskey had "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, the illiterate, charismatic South Carolinian who had maintained a .356 batting average since coming to the majors. Spitballer Eddie Cicotte and Claude "Lefty" Williams were pitchers. The infield consisted of...
  • Alphabet Soup

    04/18/2007 8:07:19 PM PDT · by SAJ · 5 replies · 226+ views
    original ^ | 04/18/07 | SAJ
    Here we go, folks! Good luck to everyone! The game will end at 43 minutes after the hour, and the winner will be named just as fast as I can sort out the answers. Remember, the answer to EVERY clue is a single letter of the alphabet. Please answer with (clue number) - (letter). Thanks! And the clues are: The Clues. The answers are, in all cases, a single letter of the alphabet. Please answer with (clue number) - (letter) for any questions you care to answer. Some are easy; some are very difficult. Good luck! 1) Zuider? 2) Kaboo?...
  • Just for fun -- Google-proof trivia

    04/18/2007 7:34:06 PM PDT · by SAJ · 12 replies · 1,145+ views
    original ^ | 04/18/07 | SAJ
    There's a problem playing any sort of trivia on-line, these days. You can easily hop onto Google, or Ask, or wherever, and look things up. Here is an attempt at a trivia game that is, more or less, Google-proof. The game is entirely fair, and accurate. Some questions are dead lock cinches, others are much harder. A few are ''within context'', meaning that there might be several correct answers BUT the incorrect answers will be ''weeded out'' by answers to the other questions. Rules? Simple. Associate the various clues with ONE, just one, letter of the alphabet. Please answer in...
  • L.M. Boyd -- Grab Bag columnist of factoids folksy factoids (Obituary)

    01/28/2007 12:24:57 AM PST · by csvset · 11 replies · 696+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | January 28 | Sabin Russell
    L.M. Boyd, the master gatherer of random facts whose Grab Bag column entertained generations of Sunday Chronicle readers, died on Monday at his Seattle home. He was 79. Louis Malcolm Boyd was known as "Mal" to his friends in Seattle, where he wrote a daily column that was syndicated in 400 papers until he retired in December 2000. The column was called Grab Bag only to readers of The Chronicle, which began carrying it in its Sunday Punch section in 1968. In other towns, it went by other names: Checking Up, Draw Up a Chair, or Fact or Fancy. For...
  • The ***OFFICIAL*** Weekend Singles' Thread -- TRIVIA!

    01/12/2007 3:20:09 PM PST · by Maximus_Ridiculousness · 380 replies · 3,403+ views
    January 12, 2007 | Barb & Phil
           It's Trivia Time!!!by Phil (pcottraux) and Barb (Max)This weekend we thought we'd try something a little different.Instead of posting a "theme", we'd like to throw some trivia out there and see what sticks. If you're interested (no pressure) we'd like to ask you some fun questions to help us all get to know each other a little better.Please keep your answers fun and lighthearted.  We'd like to keep things light and enjoyable for everyone.Here we go!!!....drum roll....1.  If you were going to be stuck on a deserted island, what five things would you take with you?  What would...
  • Oops! From Restroom,CNN Airs Anchor's Girltalk Over Bush Speech

    08/30/2006 5:59:07 AM PDT · by radar101 · 83 replies · 5,432+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | 30 AUG. 2006 | Brent H. Baker
    Looking for a "passionate, compassionate, great, great" man? Well, according to CNN midday anchor Kyra Phillips, they do indeed exist. During CNN's live coverage of President Bush's remarks from New Orleans, Phillips was unaware that her microphone was on and picked up portions of an apparent restroom conversation she was having with another woman. At 12:49pm EDT, those listening carefully could hear Phillips praise her husband: "Yeah, I'm very lucky in that regard with my husband. My husband is handsome and he is genuinely a loving, you know, no ego -- you know what I'm saying. Just a really passionate,...
  • 25 QUESTIONS

    05/25/2006 5:32:42 AM PDT · by 7thson · 5 replies · 487+ views
    There are 25 questions about things we see every day or have known about all our lives. How many can you get right? These little simple questions are harder than you think. It just shows how little we pay attention to the commonplace things of life. RULES: Put your thinking caps on. No cheating! No looking around! No getting out of your chair! No using anything on or in your desk or computer! Can you beat 20?? (The average is 7) Write down your answers and check answers (on the bottom) AFTER completing all the questions. REMEMBER - NO CHEATING!!!...
  • NFL.com Super Bowl Trivia

    01/29/2006 9:32:25 AM PST · by mainepatsfan · 30 replies · 653+ views
    Take the Super Bowl trivia challenge (Note: The following feature appears in the Super Bowl XL Official Game Program, which is available now at NFL Shop) (Jan. 28, 2006) -- On Super Sunday, we find out if the players are ready for the big game. Here, we challenge fans to a Super Bowl test! These are only the questions. Check back tomorrow to see how you did. 1. Which current NFL division is the home to the most Super Bowl champions? 2. Who is the only player to appear in a Super Bowl in three different decades? 3. Which of...
  • Completely Useless Trivia

    01/18/2006 11:58:27 AM PST · by ToddBush · 33 replies · 625+ views
    1/18/2006 | Todd Bush
    * The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone. * Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury. * Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better. * Coca-Cola was originally green. * It is impossible to lick your elbow. * The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get this...) The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38% * The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400 * The average number of people airborne...
  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....1 - 03 and 04 - 06...Words in Reprise

    01/03/2006 2:56:56 AM PST · by DollyCali · 191 replies · 1,604+ views
    DollyCali and All the Finest | January 3, 2006 | DollyCali
    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...
  • Dallas Diocese: Miers Never a Catholic

    10/22/2005 5:55:59 AM PDT · by NYer · 40 replies · 1,241+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | October 21, 2005
    DALLAS - The Roman Catholic diocese of Dallas is setting the record straight: Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers has never been a Catholic. Acquaintances of Miers have said she worshipped as a Catholic and attended Episcopalian and Presbyterian services. For some 25 years, Miers has been a congregant at Valley View Christian Church where in 1979 she was baptized by full immersion, consistent with the evangelical church's beliefs.Recently, she and about 150 of the church's 1,200 active members formed a separate congregation after a disagreement about worship styles.After news media reported that Miers, a longtime Dallas lawyer, had attended Catholic...
  • What's filling up America's landfills ... newspapers? food? Reuben Stoddard CDs?

    04/01/2005 9:17:23 AM PST · by utahguy · 1 replies · 541+ views
    What's filling up America's landfills ... newspapers? food? Reuben Stoddard CDs? There's a bit of everything in our trash, but it's not quite as full of one particularly gross item as we've been led to believe. The figures vary widely, but an estimated 9 to 16 billion disposable diapers are said to become part of landfill space on an annual basis. Critics have accused the disposable diaper of single-handedly causing landfills to overflow, resulting in mountains of material that won't decompose for another 500 years. Opponents claim that cloth diapers use precious water and energy each time they're washed, making...
  • An Avalanche Of Trivia

    03/16/2005 9:24:08 AM PST · by Pendragon_6 · 72+ views
    Wednesday On The Web ^ | 3-16-2005 | Phil Brennan
    Unless I'm mistaken, this is the year of our Lord 2005. The next presidential election will take place in 2008. Right? Well if this is so, why is the national media boring the heck out of us with totally uniformed speculation about who will be the Republican and Democrat candidates? There must be some real news out there worth reporting, such as the good things that are happening in Iraq, as opposed to the incidents of insurgency terrorism that warrants so much coverage in the liberal media. Speculation about an event three years away is absurd - given the uncertainties...
  • Jan. 8 Battle Was Once National Holiday

    01/04/2005 5:42:31 AM PST · by WestVirginiaRebel · 8 replies · 432+ views
    ap.tbo.com ^ | 01-04-05 | WestVirginiaRebel
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)-Forget about Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Year's. What are you doing for the Eight of January-the 190th anniversary of Andrew Jackson's defeat of the British at the Battle of New Orleans?If this were 1835 instead of 2005, you'd surely have plans because the day was a national holiday filled with parades, feasts, dances and speeches.
  • Topless teen wins trivia game ban

    12/23/2004 11:22:59 AM PST · by RicocheT · 53 replies · 3,098+ views
    The Register ^ | Wednesday 22nd December 2004 13:17 GMT | Tony Smith
    Topless teen wins trivia game ban A PC, PS2 and Xbox-based trivia game has been banned in the US after a teenager alleged that the title contains topless video pictures of her, used not only without her permission but filmed when she was a minor. Called The Guy Game, the software poses the player with a range of trivia questions. Answer them successfully and you're shown shots of young women cavorting on beaches, usually in a state of undress. The plaintiff, who remains unnamed, took the game's developer, Austin-based Top Heavy Studios, and its publisher, Take-Two subsidiary Gathering of Developers,...
  • Help! T.V. Trivia buff needed! Looking for answer:

    11/24/2004 5:51:58 PM PST · by TitansAFC · 34 replies · 919+ views
    1950s TV | 11-24-04 | TitansAFC
    If any Freeper knows this, please let me know. My endless Internet searches have been fruitless! Does anyone know the name of the Children's T.V. Host (and/or the name of the show) who got caught saying, "That ought to hold the little S.O.B.s" on live T.V. circa 1950? Hoping for some old time T.V> trivia buffs here.......
  • Vanity ~ A short "Name the Movie" game

    10/18/2004 6:38:39 PM PDT · by Zacs Mom · 36 replies · 685+ views
    Here's the game ~ with just one line of dialog from this movie as a hint, can you name the movie?
  • Movie trivia question

    09/12/2004 6:03:34 PM PDT · by Keltik · 21 replies · 512+ views
    Vanity ^ | 9-12-04 | Me
    What actor appeared in only five films -- and ALL five films were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar? In other words, all five films this actor appeared in were nominated for the Oscar for Best Picture? What actor am I talking about?
  • American trivia: How much do you know?; Independence Day flag facts and presidential trivia

    07/03/2004 2:51:16 PM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 8 replies · 12,380+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | July 3, 2004 | The Dallas Morning News Staff
    American trivia: How much do you know?Sunday is the 228th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Amaze your friends at the cookout with your grasp of flag facts and presidential trivia12:14 PM CDT on Saturday, July 3, 2004 THE DATE 1. Which three presidents died on July 4? 2. Which president laid the cornerstone for the Washington Monument on July 4, 1850? 3. What was the title of the 1969 Broadway musical, written by Sherman Edwards and Peter Stone, that told the story of the founding of the United States? 4. What city in the American South fell to Ulysses...
  • Are you over 40? FUN LITTLE TEST!!!!!

    06/15/2004 5:35:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 31 replies · 267+ views
    Here's a little test for anyone over 40+ 1. After the Lone Ranger saved the day and rode off into the sunset, the grateful citizens would ask, "Who was that masked man?" Invariably, someone would answer, "I don't know, but he left this behind." "What did he leave behind?_______________________. 2. When the Beatles first came to the U.S. in early 1964, we all watched them on the, _________________________________Show. 3. Get your kicks on _____________________________. 4. The story you are about to see is true. The names have been changed ___________________________. 5. In the jungle, the mighty jungle, ____________________________________. 6. After...
  • A question for knowledgeable freepers...

    05/08/2004 5:32:35 PM PDT · by El Conservador · 24 replies · 144+ views
    Yours Truly | May 8, 2004 | Yours Truly
    Who's the youngest U.S Senator??? Who's the youngest U.S Congressman/woman???
  • Charley Reese Weighs in on "Crime and Trivia"

    10/27/2003 6:05:09 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 2 replies · 187+ views
    King Features Syndicate, Inc. ^ | 10-27-03 | Reese, Charley
    Crime And Trivia I haven't written about the Laci Peterson murder case or the rape case involving Kobe Bryant for two reasons. One, the only things that should be legitimately reported about any criminal trial are the testimony of the witnesses under oath and the remarks of the judge and the attorneys inside the courtroom during the trial. Everything else is hearsay and gossip. Two, an ordinary crime and subsequent criminal trial do not affect anyone except the victim, the perpetrator and their families. Therefore, it should be of no interest to anyone else. Unless you are family or friend,...
  • 200 Pittsburgh Trivia Questions

    10/26/2003 12:39:45 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 14 replies · 2,933+ views
    Some Yunzer Website ^ | As of May 28, 2000 | Some web Yunzer
    If you get all these right, yunz're TOO DAMN OLD: 1. Newscaster Bill Burns used to end his newscasts with this phrase: ________, _____ _____ and ______ ______ _________. 2. Name two members of the Rooney family. 3. Pittsburgh once had a bridge to ________. 4. What was Ricki Wertz' dog's name? 5. Famous Pittsburgh DJ: Clark ________. 6. What was Bill Cardille's nickname? 7. What pro wrestling champ was from Pittsburgh? 8. Paul Long's news partner was Don ________. 9. Name the parts of a Primanti's cheese steak sandwich, without egg. 10. What was Bob Prince's nickname? 11. Myron...
  • FSACNIATNIG (Peploe can raed bteter tahn you mhgit tinhk tehy can)

    09/17/2003 11:09:59 PM PDT · by Timesink · 98 replies · 757+ views
    National Review Online ^ | September 16, 2003 | Jonah Goldberg
    FSACNIATNIG [Jonah Goldberg]From a reader:Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.Posted at 05:55 PM
  • Who'da thunk it? Rotary-powered motorcycles have already been tried (uber-vanity)

    09/14/2003 9:07:48 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 20 replies · 469+ views
    9/14/03 | marty_fierro
    Saw a commercial for the new Mazda RX-8 tonight, which highlighted that brand's use of the Wankel Rotary engine. Hadn't thought about that engine in a long time and started wondering if any motorcycle company had ever tried using it as a power plant. You'd think the Rotary engine would be a natural -- no valves to adjust, fewer moving parts, less vibration (with counterbalancers), possibly better gas mileage, etc. Did a search and found out that it HAS been tried briefly by at least one (and probably more) company, Suzuki, during the mid 70s. Turn out the design didn't...
  • Mess Facts Needed

    08/19/2003 2:07:23 PM PDT · by Robe · 87 replies · 882+ views
    9/19/03 | SELF
    I just delivered my son to the Citadel in Charleston SC this weekend, and as a Knob , during dining (MESS)....he's challenged by the upperclassmen to provide totally useless but interesting facts.