Portal Forum General General Discussion Totally Random Trivia: 2022

  • This topic has 1,420 replies, 41 voices, and was last updated Aug 16 at 9:39am by Don Adam's Wheel of JusticeDon Adam’s Wheel of Justice.
Viewing 75 posts - 1 through 75 (of 1,421 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #140863 Quote
    ZwakZwak
    Moderator
    • Posts: 886
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL

    Friday, December 31

    Five questions to wake up your noodle. Answers in Monday’s email.

    1. Quit While You’re Ahead: Will Smith has appeared in three movies with one of his real-life children. Name as many of them as you can for one point each. Zero points total if you get any wrong.

    2. In the novel “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” the tornado isn’t called a tornado. What is it called instead?

    3. The longest-serving U.S. senator was Robert Byrd, who served in Congress from 1959 until his death in 2010. Which state did he represent?

    4. After being clubbed in the knee in 1994, Nancy Kerrigan went on to win silver at Lillehammer. What skater bested her, becoming the first and only Ukrainian figure skater ever to win gold at the Olympics?

    5. It’s New Year’s Eve. In the song “Auld Lang Syne,” what will we drink a cup of yet?

    • This topic was modified 3 months, 3 weeks ago by JupiterJupiter.
    #140864 Quote
    davescharfdavescharf
    • Posts: 1099
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    2. Twister

    3. West Virginia

    #140865 Quote
    ZwakZwak
    Moderator
    • Posts: 886
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    4. Oksana Bayul?

    #140866 Quote
    KarlssonKarlsson
    • Posts: 825
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    5. Kindness

    #140867 Quote
    BladepullerBladepuller
    • Posts: 437
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Karlsson wrote:

    5. Kindness

    If ever there has been a time to do this, it is now.

    #140868 Quote
    davescharfdavescharf
    • Posts: 1099
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Zwak wrote:


    4. Oksana Bayul?

    Yes

    #140869 Quote
    MNNavyMNNavy
    • Posts: 262
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    1. “Pursuit of Happyness”, “After Earth”, and ????

    #140870 Quote
    GreyeagleGreyeagle
    Moderator
    • Posts: 1224
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    MNNavy wrote:


    1. “Pursuit of Happyness”, “After Earth”, and ????

    Ali ?

    #140871 Quote
    SiouxBucky HaterSiouxBucky Hater
    • Posts: 51
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Bladepuller wrote:


    Karlsson wrote:

    5. Kindness

    If ever there has been a time to do this, it is now.


    You got that right! Happy New Year my friend.

    #140872 Quote
    BladepullerBladepuller
    • Posts: 437
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Sioux/Bucky Hater wrote:


    Bladepuller wrote:


    Karlsson wrote:

    5. Kindness

    If ever there has been a time to do this, it is now.


    You got that right! Happy New Year my friend.

    The same to you!

    #140873 Quote
    ZwakZwak
    Moderator
    • Posts: 886
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Answers to Friday, December 31

    1. Quit While You’re Ahead: Will Smith has appeared in three movies with one of his real-life children. Name as many of them as you can for one point each. Zero points total if you get any wrong.

    “PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS” (with Jaden), “AFTER EARTH” (with Jaden), “I AM LEGEND” (with Willow)

    2. In the novel “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” the tornado isn’t called a tornado. What is it called instead?

    A CYCLONE

    3. The longest-serving U.S. senator was Robert Byrd, who served in Congress from 1959 until his death in 2010. Which state did he represent?

    WEST VIRGINIA

    4. After being clubbed in the knee in 1994, Nancy Kerrigan went on to win silver at Lillehammer. What skater bested her, becoming the first and only Ukrainian figure skater ever to win gold at the Olympics?

    OKSANA BAIUL

    5. It’s New Year’s Eve. In the song “Auld Lang Syne,” what will we drink a cup of yet?

    KINDNESS

    #140874 Quote
    ZwakZwak
    Moderator
    • Posts: 886
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Monday, January 3

    Five questions to wake up your noodle. Answers in tomorrow’s email.

    1. There was a U.S. presidential election in the 20th century in which, for the first and only time in U.S. history, three U.S. presidents (past, present, or future) were on the ballot. What year did that happen?

    2. If you’re eating wiener schnitzel, you’re not eating beef. What are you eating?

    3. The Sprouse Brothers portrayed the Martin Brothers on the Disney Channel from 2005 to 2011. The Sprouse Brothers’ names are Dylan and Cole. What were the Martin Brothers’ first names?

    4. What word means “one thousand gigabytes”? Hint: It has nothing to do with earth.

    5. Of the eight most popular TV manufacturers in the world, just one is based in the United States. Name that TV brand. Hint: Five letters.

    #140875 Quote
    GreyeagleGreyeagle
    Moderator
    • Posts: 1224
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    1) 1912

    #140876 Quote
    BladepullerBladepuller
    • Posts: 437
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    1. 1912 Teddy Roosevelt, W.H.Taft, & Woodrow Wilson were the 3

    Edit: Greyeagle would not have beat me if I hadn’t entered in the 3 candidates

    #140877 Quote
    davescharfdavescharf
    • Posts: 1099
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    2. Veal

    4. Terabyte

    #140878 Quote
    davescharfdavescharf
    • Posts: 1099
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Bladepuller wrote:


    1. 1912 Teddy Roosevelt, W.H.Taft, & Woodrow Wilson were the 3

    Edit: Greyeagle would not have beat me if I hadn’t entered in the 3 candidates

    You’d think he’d want to show off his knowledge given he probably voted in that election :wink:

    #140879 Quote
    KarlssonKarlsson
    • Posts: 825
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    3. Zack & Cody

    5. Vizio?

    #140881 Quote
    NormNorm
    • Posts: 408
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    2. Veal is from calves. How can that not be beef?

    #140882 Quote
    KarlssonKarlsson
    • Posts: 825
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    I think beef is technically the flesh from a cow/bull/steer/heifer etc, meaning it is from an animal over a year old. Not 100% certain, though.

    #140883 Quote
    ZwakZwak
    Moderator
    • Posts: 886
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Answers to Monday, January 3

    1. There was a U.S. presidential election in the 20th century in which, for the first and only time in U.S. history, three U.S. presidents (past, present, or future) were on the ballot. What year did that happen?

    1912

    (Wilson, Taft, Roosevelt)

    2. If you’re eating wiener schnitzel, you’re not eating beef. What are you eating?

    VEAL

    3. The Sprouse Brothers portrayed the Martin Brothers on the Disney Channel from 2005 to 2011. The Sprouse Brothers’ names are Dylan and Cole. What were the Martin Brothers’ first names?

    ZACK AND CODY

    (“The Suite Life of Zack & Cody”)

    4. What word means “one thousand gigabytes”? Hint: It has nothing to do with earth.

    TERABYTE

    5. Of the eight most popular TV manufacturers in the world, just one is based in the United States. Name that TV brand. Hint: Five letters.

    VIZIO

    #140884 Quote
    ZwakZwak
    Moderator
    • Posts: 886
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Tuesday, January 4

    Five questions to wake up your noodle. Answers in tomorrow’s email.

    1. Of the world’s 10 most populous countries, only one is in Africa. It’s in West Africa, and it’s that continent’s 14th largest country by area. What is it?

    2. If you write a 14-line poem in iambic pentameter, consisting of three quatrains and a couplet, what did you just write?

    3. Bacon is often cured with a chemical compound whose formula is NaNO2. What is the common name of that compound?

    4. In the Brothers Grimm version, they’re made of gold. In the Disney version, they’re made of glass. What are they?

    5. When the euro was adopted in 1999, it became the first currency used throughout most of the European continent since the reign of what king, who is remembered today as the “Father of Europe”?

    #140885 Quote
    Chris83Chris83
    • Posts: 248
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    2. Sonnet?

    #140886 Quote
    psychpsych
    • Posts: 13
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Zwak wrote:


    Tuesday, January 4

    Five questions to wake up your noodle. Answers in tomorrow’s email.

    1. Of the world’s 10 most populous countries, only one is in Africa. It’s in West Africa, and it’s that continent’s 14th largest country by area. What is it?

    2. If you write a 14-line poem in iambic pentameter, consisting of three quatrains and a couplet, what did you just write?

    3. Bacon is often cured with a chemical compound whose formula is NaNO2. What is the common name of that compound?

    4. In the Brothers Grimm version, they’re made of gold. In the Disney version, they’re made of glass. What are they?

    5. When the euro was adopted in 1999, it became the first currency used throughout most of the European continent since the reign of what king, who is remembered today as the “Father of Europe”?

    1. Nigeria

    5. Charlemagne

    #140887 Quote
    MNNavyMNNavy
    • Posts: 262
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    4. Cinderella’s slippers?

    #140888 Quote
    MaizeMaize
    • Posts: 104
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    3. Sodium nitrite

    #140889 Quote
    GreyeagleGreyeagle
    Moderator
    • Posts: 1224
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Chris83 wrote:

    2. Sonnet?

    Correct.

    #140890 Quote
    ZwakZwak
    Moderator
    • Posts: 886
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Answers to Tuesday, January 4

    1. Of the world’s 10 most populous countries, only one is in Africa. It’s in West Africa, and it’s that continent’s 14th largest country by area. What is it?

    NIGERIA

    2. If you write a 14-line poem in iambic pentameter, consisting of three quatrains and a couplet, what did you just write?

    A SONNET

    3. Bacon is often cured with a chemical compound whose formula is NaNO2. What is the common name of that compound?

    SODIUM NITRITE

    4. In the Brothers Grimm version, they’re made of gold. In the Disney version, they’re made of glass. What are they?

    CINDERELLA’S SLIPPERS

    5. When the euro was adopted in 1999, it became the first currency used throughout most of the European continent since the reign of what king, who is remembered today as the “Father of Europe”?

    CHARLEMAGNE

    #140891 Quote
    ZwakZwak
    Moderator
    • Posts: 886
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    CORRECTIONS CORNER

    Thank you to reader Joe for writing in about Question 1 from Monday’s questions, about three past and future presidents appearing on the ballot together. We intended three past and future presidents appearing on the ballot as candidates for president, but it is true that Nixon, Kennedy, and Johnson were all on the ballot in 1960. We apologize for the oversight!

    Wednesday, January 5

    Five questions to wake up your noodle. Answers in tomorrow’s email.

    1. What are feral, free-roaming horses called in North America?

    2. Here’s a question that Microsoft used to ask its job applicants: How many times does the minute hand of a clock pass the hour hand between noon and midnight?

    3. Which NHL team plays in the league’s southernmost home arena?

    4. If you take Teflon and stretch it between 800 and 1000 percent, you get the fiber used to make what waterproof fabric, invented and trademarked in 1969?

    5. What sauce brand purportedly got its name from King George IV of England in 1824, who ranked it among his favorite sauces?

    #140892 Quote
    MNNavyMNNavy
    • Posts: 262
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    1. Mustangs

    #140893 Quote
    ZwakZwak
    Moderator
    • Posts: 886
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    4. Gore-Tex

    #140894 Quote
    KarlssonKarlsson
    • Posts: 825
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    3. Florida Panthers

    #140895 Quote
    Reg DunlopReg Dunlop
    • Posts: 43
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    5. A1?

    #140896 Quote
    Steve MNSteve MN
    • Posts: 821
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    2: Since it’s “passes” – 11 (The Minute hand is right on top of the hour hand at both Noon and Midnight, so shouldn’t count as “passing”)

    #140897 Quote
    KarlssonKarlsson
    • Posts: 825
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Steve MN wrote:


    2: Since it’s “passes” – 11 (The Minute hand is right on top of the hour hand at both Noon and Midnight, so shouldn’t count as “passing”)

    I think that using your logic, which I think is correct, an argument can be made for 10. It doesn’t pass it during the eleventh hour, just catches up to it at midnight.

    #140898 Quote
    Steve MNSteve MN
    • Posts: 821
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Karlsson wrote:


    Steve MN wrote:


    2: Since it’s “passes” – 11 (The Minute hand is right on top of the hour hand at both Noon and Midnight, so shouldn’t count as “passing”)

    I think that using your logic, which I think is correct, an argument can be made for 10. It doesn’t pass it during the eleventh hour, just catches up to it at midnight.

    That’s what I get for answering trivia questions in the BC era (Before Coffee)

    #140899 Quote
    JC65JC65
    • Posts: 207
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Steve MN wrote:


    Karlsson wrote:


    Steve MN wrote:


    2: Since it’s “passes” – 11 (The Minute hand is right on top of the hour hand at both Noon and Midnight, so shouldn’t count as “passing”)

    I think that using your logic, which I think is correct, an argument can be made for 10. It doesn’t pass it during the eleventh hour, just catches up to it at midnight.

    That’s what I get for answering trivia questions in the BC era (Before Coffee)


    I thought 10 too, then I actually did the work.

    The Minute Hand passes the hour eleven times:

    1:06

    2:11

    3:16

    4:21

    5:26

    6:31

    7:36

    8:41

    9:46

    10:51

    11:56

    At 12:01 it doesn’t “pass” the hour hand, it starts equal moves on.

    At 12:00 it catches the hour hand, but does not pass it.

    #140900 Quote
    MNNavyMNNavy
    • Posts: 262
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    JC65 wrote:


    Steve MN wrote:


    Karlsson wrote:


    Steve MN wrote:


    2: Since it’s “passes” – 11 (The Minute hand is right on top of the hour hand at both Noon and Midnight, so shouldn’t count as “passing”)

    I think that using your logic, which I think is correct, an argument can be made for 10. It doesn’t pass it during the eleventh hour, just catches up to it at midnight.

    That’s what I get for answering trivia questions in the BC era (Before Coffee)


    I thought 10 too, then I actually did the work.

    The Minute Hand passes the hour eleven times:

    1:06

    2:11

    3:16

    4:21

    5:26

    6:31

    7:36

    8:41

    9:46

    10:51

    11:56

    At 12:01 it doesn’t “pass” the hour hand, it starts equal moves on.

    At 12:00 it catches the hour hand, but does not pass it.


    The problem with your logic is that you’re only factoring for the hour hand to move one extra minute on the clock dial each hour, regardless of how long it takes the minute hand to reach the hour hand. However, it actually takes the minute hand an additional 25-30 seconds each hour to “catch up” to the hour hand.

    Here’s a rough estimate of when the minute hand passes the hour hand each hour:

    1:05:30

    2:11:00

    3:16:30

    4:22:00

    5:27:30

    6:33:00

    7:38:30

    8:44:00

    9:49:30

    10:55:00

    These calculations aren’t exact, but it’s close. If I had the time and the desire, I would calculate the movements out to the tenth of the second.

    #140901 Quote
    Steve MNSteve MN
    • Posts: 821
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    MNNavy wrote:


    JC65 wrote:


    Steve MN wrote:


    Karlsson wrote:


    Steve MN wrote:


    2: Since it’s “passes” – 11 (The Minute hand is right on top of the hour hand at both Noon and Midnight, so shouldn’t count as “passing”)

    I think that using your logic, which I think is correct, an argument can be made for 10. It doesn’t pass it during the eleventh hour, just catches up to it at midnight.

    That’s what I get for answering trivia questions in the BC era (Before Coffee)


    I thought 10 too, then I actually did the work.

    The Minute Hand passes the hour eleven times:

    1:06

    2:11

    3:16

    4:21

    5:26

    6:31

    7:36

    8:41

    9:46

    10:51

    11:56

    At 12:01 it doesn’t “pass” the hour hand, it starts equal moves on.

    At 12:00 it catches the hour hand, but does not pass it.


    The problem with your logic is that you’re only factoring for the hour hand to move one extra minute on the clock dial each hour, regardless of how long it takes the minute hand to reach the hour hand. However, it actually takes the minute hand an additional 25-30 seconds each hour to “catch up” to the hour hand.

    Here’s a rough estimate of when the minute hand passes the hour hand each hour:

    1:05:30

    2:11:00

    3:16:30

    4:22:00

    5:27:30

    6:33:00

    7:38:30

    8:44:00

    9:49:30

    10:55:00

    These calculations aren’t exact, but it’s close. If I had the time and the desire, I would calculate the movements out to the tenth of the second.

    Doing some digging, it’s every 1 hour, 5 minutes, 27 seconds. So that last one ends up being 10:54:33, then they catch up again at Midnight/Noon

    EDIT: Before anyone else chimes in on all this, Quoth The [mention]melmac[/mention] “It was my understanding that there would be no math”

    #140902 Quote
    KarlssonKarlsson
    • Posts: 825
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    I think the question they should have used is “How many times does the minute hand of a digital clock pass the hour hand between noon and midnight?” and just eliminate everyone having this discussion. :lol:

    #140903 Quote
    kmdkmd
    • Posts: 26
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Karlsson wrote:


    I think the question they should have used is “How many times does the minute hand of a digital clock pass the hour hand between noon and midnight?” and just eliminate everyone having this discussion. :lol:

    In the context of this being an interview question for Microsoft, the inclusion of corner cases that need to be identified and properly handled is deliberate.

    #140904 Quote
    davescharfdavescharf
    • Posts: 1099
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Karlsson wrote:


    I think the question they should have used is “How many times does the minute hand of a digital clock pass the hour hand between noon and midnight?” and just eliminate everyone having this discussion. :lol:

    Reading this I was wondering if this was going to turn into another ‘clavicle’ type argument

    #140905 Quote
    BladepullerBladepuller
    • Posts: 437
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    ^^^^^ THIS ^^^^^

    Since this is a hockey board is the hour hand to be treated as the blue line and the minute hand as the puck?

    I’ll hang up and listen. 😉

    #140906 Quote
    ZwakZwak
    Moderator
    • Posts: 886
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Answers to Wednesday, January 5

    1. What are feral, free-roaming horses called in North America?

    MUSTANGS

    2. Here’s a question that Microsoft used to ask its job applicants: How many times does the minute hand of a clock pass the hour hand between noon and midnight?

    10

    (it doesn’t pass the minute hand in the first or last hour)

    3. Which NHL team plays in the league’s southernmost home arena?

    FLORIDA PANTHERS

    (Sunrise, Florida)

    4. If you take Teflon and stretch it between 800 and 1000 percent, you get the fiber used to make what waterproof fabric, invented and trademarked in 1969?

    GORE-TEX

    5. What sauce brand purportedly got its name from King George IV of England in 1824, who ranked it among his favorite sauces?

    A1

    #140907 Quote
    ZwakZwak
    Moderator
    • Posts: 886
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Theme Thursday, January 6

    Today’s theme is: Epiphany: Today is the Christian holiday Epiphany, so here are five spoiler-free questions about movies and TV shows in which characters have sudden realizations!

    1. The 1995 film “The Usual Suspects” ends with a huge epiphany from customs agent Dave Kujan. From what 1942 film does “The Usual Suspects” get its title?

    2. Bruce Willis gets a lot of attention for his epiphany in “The Sixth Sense,” but he wasn’t nominated for an Oscar. Haley Joel Osment was, as was the actor who played his mother. Name her.

    3. 2017’s “Get Out” takes about an hour for its central character to come to the epiphany that maybe he should get out of there. Who wrote and directed “Get Out”?

    4. NBC’s “The Good Place” is full of epiphanies. A T.M. Scanlon philosophy text, with a six-word title, formed what the show’s creator called its “moral spine.” Eleanor literally takes a page out of it to provide the initial epiphany for Season 2. Name that book!

    5. “Citizen Kane” closes by revealing its central mystery, unsolved by all the film’s characters, to the audience. What newspaper magnate—whose life it was loosely based on—banned all advertising of the film and blocked its Oscar chances?

    #140908 Quote
    GreyeagleGreyeagle
    Moderator
    • Posts: 1224
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    5. William Randolph Hearst

    #140909 Quote
    The RubeThe Rube
    • Posts: 2408
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    3. Jordan Peele

    #140910 Quote
    davescharfdavescharf
    • Posts: 1099
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    1. Casablanca

    #140911 Quote
    KarlssonKarlsson
    • Posts: 825
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    4. What We Owe to Each Order

    #140912 Quote
    psychpsych
    • Posts: 13
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    2. Toni Collette

    #140915 Quote
    ZwakZwak
    Moderator
    • Posts: 886
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Answers to Theme Thursday, January 6

    1. The 1995 film “The Usual Suspects” ends with a huge epiphany from customs agent Dave Kujan. From what 1942 film does “The Usual Suspects” get its title?

    “CASABLANCA”

    2. Bruce Willis gets a lot of attention for his epiphany in “The Sixth Sense,” but he wasn’t nominated for an Oscar. Haley Joel Osment was, as was the actor who played his mother. Name her.

    TONI COLLETTE

    3. 2017’s “Get Out” takes about an hour for its central character to come to the epiphany that maybe he should get out of there. Who wrote and directed “Get Out”?

    JORDAN PEELE

    4. NBC’s “The Good Place” is full of epiphanies. A T.M. Scanlon philosophy text, with a six-word title, formed what the show’s creator called its “moral spine.” Eleanor literally takes a page out of it to provide the initial epiphany for Season 2. Name that book!

    “WHAT WE OWE TO EACH OTHER”

    5. “Citizen Kane” closes by revealing its central mystery, unsolved by all the film’s characters, to the audience. What newspaper magnate—whose life it was loosely based on—banned all advertising of the film and blocked its Oscar chances?

    WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST

    #140916 Quote
    ZwakZwak
    Moderator
    • Posts: 886
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Friday, January 7

    Five questions to wake up your noodle. Answers in Monday’s email.

    1. Quit While You’re Ahead: Actor Catherine O’Hara has appeared in four mockumentaries directed by Christopher Guest. Name as many of them as you can for one point each. Zero points total if you get any wrong.

    2. What is the name of the woodcarver who created Pinocchio?

    3. What term did Mark Twain coin to describe the years of 1870-1900, because he believed it was a period of serious social problems glossed over by a relatively small number of very wealthy people?

    4. What TV series, which originally ran from 1962 to 1971, memorably featured a 1921 Oldsmobile Model 46 Roadster in its title sequence?

    5. Today is January 7. On this day in 1610, Galileo discovered Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto, the four largest moons orbiting which planet?

    #140917 Quote
    ZwakZwak
    Moderator
    • Posts: 886
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    5. [mention]Jupiter[/mention]

    #140918 Quote
    BladepullerBladepuller
    • Posts: 437
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    3. Gilded Age?

    #140919 Quote
    BladepullerBladepuller
    • Posts: 437
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    2. Guiseppi

    #140920 Quote
    MNNavyMNNavy
    • Posts: 262
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Bladepuller wrote:


    2. Guiseppi

    Geppetto

    #140921 Quote
    GreyeagleGreyeagle
    Moderator
    • Posts: 1224
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    1. Waiting for Guffman, Best In Show, A Mighty Wind, and For Your Consideration (??)

    #140922 Quote
    HockeyBumHockeyBum
    • Posts: 137
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    4) Beverly Hillbillies

    #140923 Quote
    JupiterJupiter
    Admin
    • Posts: 780
    • Bringer of JollityOwner/Creator of Gopher Puck Live
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Zwak wrote:


    5. @Jupiter


    Here are those 4 moons from a photo I took years ago…
    [attachment=0]jupiter.jpg[/attachment]

    BladepullerBladepuller
    • Posts: 437
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    MNNavy wrote:


    Bladepuller wrote:


    2. Guiseppi

    Geppetto

    I knew it was Italian & started with a G. 😋

    #140925 Quote
    davescharfdavescharf
    • Posts: 1099
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Bladepuller wrote:


    MNNavy wrote:


    Bladepuller wrote:


    2. Guiseppi

    Geppetto

    I knew it was Italian & started with a G. 😋

    And Figaro is the cat. Cleo is the fish if I recall corrctly

    #140937 Quote
    The RubeThe Rube
    • Posts: 2408
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Marc-Andre Fleury made history last night becoming the first NHL goalie to beat all 32 teams

    #140938 Quote
    ZwakZwak
    Moderator
    • Posts: 886
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Answers to Friday, January 7

    1. Quit While You’re Ahead: Actor Catherine O’Hara has appeared in four mockumentaries directed by Christopher Guest. Name as many of them as you can for one point each. Zero points total if you get any wrong.

    “WAITING FOR GUFFMAN,” “BEST IN SHOW,” “A MIGHTY WIND,” “FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION”

    2. What is the name of the woodcarver who created Pinocchio?

    GEPPETTO

    3. What term did Mark Twain coin to describe the years of 1870-1900, because he believed it was a period of serious social problems glossed over by a relatively small number of very wealthy people?

    THE GILDED AGE

    4. What TV series, which originally ran from 1962 to 1971, memorably featured a 1921 Oldsmobile Model 46 Roadster in its title sequence?

    “THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES”

    5. Today is January 7. On this day in 1610, Galileo discovered Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto, the four largest moons orbiting which planet?

    JUPITER

    (they’re known as the Galilean moons)

    #140939 Quote
    ZwakZwak
    Moderator
    • Posts: 886
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Monday, January 10

    Five questions to wake up your noodle. Answers in tomorrow’s email.

    1. When someone says the expression “by Jove!”, they are using an archaic form of the name of what Roman god?

    2. In what war did “Sherman’s March to the Sea” occur?

    3. The best friends and twin sisters Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield were featured in what series of young adult books?

    4. What mass-less particle travels at nearly 300 million meters per second?

    5. Angora wool doesn’t come from angora goats—they produce mohair. What type of animal does it come from?

    #140940 Quote
    GreyeagleGreyeagle
    Moderator
    • Posts: 1224
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    2) United States Civil War

    #140941 Quote
    ZwakZwak
    Moderator
    • Posts: 886
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    5. Rabbits

    #140942 Quote
    KarlssonKarlsson
    • Posts: 825
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    1. That’d be [mention]Jupiter[/mention] again. :mrgreen:

    #140943 Quote
    kmdkmd
    • Posts: 26
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    4) Photon

    #140944 Quote
    NormNorm
    • Posts: 408
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    3. Sweet Valley High. My daughter was a bookworm.

    #140945 Quote
    JupiterJupiter
    Admin
    • Posts: 780
    • Bringer of JollityOwner/Creator of Gopher Puck Live
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Karlsson wrote:


    1. That’d be @Jupiter again. :mrgreen:


    What the hell is happening… :biggrin2:

    #140946 Quote
    MNNavyMNNavy
    • Posts: 262
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Jupiter wrote:


    Karlsson wrote:


    1. That’d be @Jupiter again. :mrgreen:


    What the hell is happening… :biggrin2:

    Just giving you the long overdue recognition you so rightly deserve.

    #140947 Quote
    GreyeagleGreyeagle
    Moderator
    • Posts: 1224
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Jupiter wrote:


    Karlsson wrote:


    1. That’d be @Jupiter again. :mrgreen:


    What the hell is happening… :biggrin2:

    We are just moons in your orbit, sir.

    #140948 Quote
    ZwakZwak
    Moderator
    • Posts: 886
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Answers to Monday, January 10

    1. When someone says the expression “by Jove!”, they are using an archaic form of the name of what Roman god?

    JUPITER

    2. In what war did “Sherman’s March to the Sea” occur?

    THE CIVIL WAR

    3. The best friends and twin sisters Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield were featured in what series of young adult books?

    “SWEET VALLEY HIGH”

    4. What mass-less particle travels at nearly 300 million meters per second?

    PHOTON

    (300 million m/s is the speed of light)

    5. Angora wool doesn’t come from angora goats—they produce mohair. What type of animal does it come from?

    RABBITS

    #140949 Quote
    ZwakZwak
    Moderator
    • Posts: 886
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Tuesday, January 11

    Five questions to wake up your noodle. Answers in tomorrow’s email.

    1. Home to over 75 percent of the world’s active and dormant volcanoes, the Ring of Fire encircles which ocean?

    2. There are just two living members of the marine mammal family Monodontidae. One is the beluga whale. What is the other?

    3. What word can either mean a powerful handgun or a bottle of champagne, among other things?

    4. In the vast majority of English-language translations, what is the first word in the Bible?

    5. What major train station is situated underneath Madison Square Garden in Manhattan?

    #140950 Quote
    MNNavyMNNavy
    • Posts: 262
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    1. Pacific

    3. Magnum

    #140951 Quote
    MaizeMaize
    • Posts: 104
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    5. Penn Station

Viewing 75 posts - 1 through 75 (of 1,421 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Portal Forum General General Discussion Totally Random Trivia: 2022