Trivia Questions 13may02, People's Pub
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Q. What is the diference between a burglary and a robbery?
A. burglary indicates unlawful presence with the intention of taking. Robbery is taking something using violence or intimidation.
Q. Has it ever been against the law in the US to be a Communist?
A. no
Q. Your Miranda rights, give you the rights to these four things....?
A. remain silent, know what you are charged with, attorney, phone call
Q. Do identical twins have identical fingerprints?
A. no -- slight diferences in the womb environment spits out twins with similar butnot identical fingerprints.
Q. How old is Dick Clark?
A. Born in 1929, Clark is 73
Q. What is the shortest scene for which someone won an Oscar?
A. Beatrice Straight in 1976 for Network [10 min] and Judi Dench for Shakespeare in love [3 scenes, 10 min total]
Q. How much was a ticket to Woodstock in 1969? 1994?
A. $18, $135
Q. For the new spider man movie, what was shown in the original trailers that didnot make it into subsequent trailers?
A. The original trailer for the movie depicted a theft of a bank, with the robbers making a getaway in a helicopter. A close-up of the helicopter was shown, until the helicopter stopped, apparently caught in mid-air. As the camera zoomed out, it was shown that the helicopter was caught in a spider web, suspended between the two towers of the World Trade Center
Q. The owners of the billboards on Times Square are suing those involved with the production of Spider-Man, why?
A. 'for digitally superimposing advertisements for other companies over their billboard space in the film'. Sony billboard were placed there instead of the existing ones.
Q. Spider-Man cereal will rot your gums with its web-shaped rice pieces, and colored marshmallows shaped like what four items?
A. A spider (duh); The Kingpin; Hobgoblin's pumpkin bomb; & Peter Parker's camera
Q. Who was George Lucas's second choice for Princess leia in the original Star Wars?
A. Jodie Foster
Q. Who was marvel comics first black superhero?
A. Marvel’s first black superhero was named “Whitewash” (the name speaks for itself). Whitewash was a character drawn in full blackface fashion who appeared in the 1940's war comic "Young Allies
Q. Former NBC executive Brandon Tartikoff once developed a show based on the two word phrase "MTV cops." What program evolved from this concept?
A. Miami Vice
Q. The regular cast of NBC’s Saturday Night Live were originally given what six word collective title?
A. Not Ready For Prime Time Players
Q. Identify the following movie from it's clever tag line: This is Benjamin. He's a little worried about his future
A. The Graduate
Q. What do the film "Psycho," the series "Frasier," and the short story, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" have in common?
A. In each, the main character is named "Crane"-- Marion, Frasier, and Ichabod, respectively
Q. Who's the only person named Oscar to actually win an Oscar?
A. Oscar Hammerstein, for Best Song. (twice)
Q. A tombstone at Hollywood Memorial Park features a Star of David, and the inscription, "Man of 1000 Voices, Beloved Husband and Father, 1908- 1989." What name & additional engraving is on this tombstone?
A. Mel Blanc-- "That's All, Folks."
Q. The world record for the oldest woman to give birth?
A. 63
Q. The highest officially recorded number of children born to one mother is _________?
A. 69, to the first wife of Feodor Vassilyev (1707-1782) of Shuya, Russia. She gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets, and four sets of quadruplets. 67 of them survived infancy
Q. The offficial flower for mother's day is
A. White Carnation
Q. Largest surviving multiple birth?
A. Eight, in 1998. The babies were given Ibo tribal names which translate as God is Great, God is Beautiful, God Thinks of Me, God Knows My Way, God Has My Life, God is My Strength, God is My Leader, God is Merciful
Q. Chart topper, 1970
Don't come a hangin' around my door
I don't wanna see your face no more
I got more important things to do
Than spend my time growin' old with you
A. American Woman, Guess Who
Q. Chart topper, 1970
babababababa (babababababa)
you went to school to learn girl
what you never ever knew before
Like "I" before "E" except after "C"
And why 2 plus 2 makes 4
A. ABC Jackson Five
Q. chart topper, 1986
Your lights are on, but you're not home
Your mind is not your own
Your heart sweats, your body shakes
Another kiss is what it takes
A. Robert Palmer Addicted to Love
Q. How many countries has the pope visited? Fewer than 50, 50-100, 100-150, More than 150
A. 100-150
Q. What country is John Paul II from?
A. poland
Q. What Rolling Stones song has been covered by Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Devo and Britney Spears?
A. Satisfaction
Q. What is the actual title of the rolling stones song that starts out "she's my little rock and roll"?
A. Little T&A
Q. What is the real title of the Bob Dylan Song that people know as the "everybody must get stoned" song?
A. rainy day women #12 & 35
Q. Which president had three dogs named him, her and yuki?
Q. Whice president had tiger cubs in the White House during his term?
A. martin Van Buren [given to him by the Sultan of Oman which Congress bade him to send to the zoo]
Q. name of jimmy carter's dog?
A. grits
Q. who was the last president to hold office with no pets?
A. Chester Arthur 1881-1885
Q. Which president had the last cow a the White House?
A. Taft. 1909-1913
Q. Two presidents who served in office during wartime were raised by pacifists
A. Ike [jehova's witness], Nixon [quaker]
Q. The first hard drive available for the Apple had a capacity of ________?
A. 5 megabytes
Q. What is the approximate amount of storage space on a CD ROM in megabytes and minutes
A. 74 minutes is about 650 megabytes
Q. How much data can a single-layer DVD store, in gigabytes?
A. 4.7
Q. When measuring fonts 'point size' refers to the height of capital letters. How large is one point?
A. One point is 1/72 of an inch.
Q. According to Internet Index Number 1, 7/8/93 how many online coffeehouses were there in SFO
A. 18
Q. _________ was the first electronic digital computer. It was developed as a military project to compute ballistic firing tables. Completed in 1945, announced in 1946
Q. how large is a nibble, in computer terminology
A. half a byte, or four bits WORD TRIVIA
Q. How many letters are in the Hawaiian alphabet?
A. . 12 A E I O U H K L M N P W plus five additionalaccented vowels
Q. You can spell one word with the first letters of all the great lakes, what is it?
Q. What is the only English word with five consecurtive vowels
A. The word "queueing"
Q. What was the full one word text of the first telegram in 1826.
A. The message went from Euston Town station to Camden Town station. It was sent by Robert Stephenson, the father of the railways. It said Bravo.
Q. What novel achieved the unprecedented feat of topping the best-seller lists twice in a row for the years 1972 and 1973?
A. Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Q. What writer was arrested for stabbing his wife at the party that was supposed to kick off his NYC mayoral campaign on 11/20/60?
A. Norman Mailer
Q. John F. Kennedy, Jr. had a politics and style magazine called George. For the debut issue in 1995, who graced the cover, dressed as George Washington?
A. Cindy Crawford.
Q. 9. Stephen King wrote under another name. What was it?
A. Richard Bachman
Q. What did the initials H.G. stand for in the name H.G. Wells ?
A. Herbert George
Q. put these in order from highest to lowest rank: earl, baron, duke
A. duke, earl, baron [peter cook and dudley moore were asked to explain british act of succession to the crown "if fity people die tomorrow, dudley is queen"] extra credit, which two are left out? [viscount, marquis]
Q. ____________ eyes have rectangular pupils.
A. Goats and octopus
Q. What does Nylon stand for?
A. The two chemists working for Dupont were working in New York and London
Q. There used to be another cookie that was exactly like Oreos, but sucked. what was their brand name?
A. Hydrox
Q. List these products in order of their "discovery" oldest to newest: hershey's kisses, life savers, jello
A. jello [1897], hershey's kisses [1907], life savers [1912]
Q. Which is worth the most, a canadian dollar, an australian dollar a bahamanian dollar or a barbados dollar?
A. 1 USD = 1.55579 CAD 1 USD = 1.82858 AUD 1USD= 1 BHD 1 USD = 1.98000 BBD
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