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  • Opening Day Quiz

    04/02/2017 10:34:26 PM PDT · by TBP · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 2, 2017 | George Will
    Sportswriter: “You hit only two home runs all last year and already you’ve hit seven this year [1969]. What’s the difference?” Reds outfielder Alex Johnson: “Five.” See? Baseball numbers aren’t difficult. But be precise: As players say after a close play, “Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.” And don’t be discouraged if some questions stump you. As Phillies manager Danny Ozark said in 1976, “Even Napoleon had his Watergate.” And as Brewers manager Harvey Kuenn said after losing the 1982 World Series to the Cardinals, “We’re going to hang our heads high.” Now, name the player or players...
  • New Year's Eve Facts 2017: Traditions And Trivia To Share

    12/31/2016 2:31:27 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 9 replies
    IBTimes ^ | December 31st, 2016 | Julia Glum
    "In Spain, revelers wear red underwear on New Year's Eve for good luck. They also eat a dozen grapes at midnight." (NOTE: my favorite, heh)
  • Paul Joseph Watson (YouTube): Watch Trump DEFEND Alicia Machado's weight gain in this amazing video

    09/30/2016 4:24:11 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 13 replies
    Hillary intimidates female rape victims, but Trump is sexist because he called a woman fat 20 years ago.
  • AC/DC trivia quiz: Test your knowledge of the legendary rockers

    09/07/2016 3:33:09 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 37 replies
    amNY ^ | 9-7-16 | Hal Bienstock
    When a band that has been around for more than 40 years goes on the road, fans have to be prepared for the possibility that this go-round may be the last. While AC/DC isn’t officially calling this a farewell tour, the fact that singer Brian Johnson had to leave the tour after a doctor said he was risking total hearing loss means it’s unlikely he’ll take the stage with the band again. Johnson’s departure follows co-founder Malcolm Young departure in 2014 because he is suffering from dementia. That same year, drummer Phil Rudd was arrested for threatening to kill someone...
  • Trivia #2: The Poker Playing Skill of What Former Hamburger Stand Operator Almost Got Him Killed?

    07/14/2016 10:37:10 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 48 replies
    Self | July 14, 2016 | PJ-Comix
    The Poker Playing Skill of What Former Hamburger Stand Operator Almost Got Him Killed? The only clue I will give today is that you have ALL heard of this person. If nobody gets the correct answer today, I will give a new clue tomorrow and a new clue on each subsequent day that no one guesses the correct answer.
  • Trivia Question: 44% of All the World's Eggs Come from Chicken Stock of Which VP?

    07/13/2016 11:18:12 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 72 replies
    Self | July 13, 2016 | PJ-Comix
    Trivia Question: 44% of All the World's Stock Come from Chicken Stock of Which VP? Not a trick question. And it is amazingly true. 44% of all eggs in the world come from the chicken stock developed by one of America's vice presidents. Can you guess who?
  • I Knew the Guy Who...(Vanity)

    02/07/2016 10:03:51 AM PST · by lulu16 · 55 replies
    2/7/2016 | lulu16
    We're near the end of escrow on our home and on our way to travel for a year plus, including to Mexico and Belize (husband's bucket list/ escape plan) and we're packing the dogs, my husband's collection of boonie hats and my prepper gear in a big old high top handicap van, a Ford E350. Yup, a 2007 FORD E350 XLT SUPER DUTY. That's our sweet ride. Honk if you see us. Turns out our next door neighbor was the engineer in Detroit that developed its seat belts. What a wonderful world of coincidence. Just for fun. Anyone else have...
  • POLITICO Magazine’s First Ever Insanely Hard Trivia Quiz

    01/17/2016 10:25:18 AM PST · by Baynative · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | December 2015 | Staff
    So you think you know politics inside out? From Donald Trump’s baseball hat to Hillary Clinton’s viral shoulder-brush, the year 2015 has been capped off by some truly amazing details. John Boehner’s resignation was a shocker, but who would have guessed that he’d announce it by singing “Zip-a-dee-doo-dah”? Or that Ted Cruz would post 15 hours of unedited video showing him giving so many shoulder rubs to his extended family? Here’s a quiz to test your memory for all the sideshows of the political carnival—with special extra-credit questions for obsessives only. (Answers and scoring at bottom.)
  • 25 Strange And Interesting Bits Of Trivia About Our World

    10/03/2015 2:17:13 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    YouTube! ^ | Feb 20, 2014 | list25
    From a city in China that is the size of the United Kingdom to an undersea mountain chain that makes the Himalayas look like toys, these are 25 strange and interesting bits of trivia about our world.
  • 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 ^ | 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...

    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 ^ | 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...