Totally Random Trivia

Open Forum (Except Sports)..... Let's keep politics & religion talk out of here please.
User avatar
george
Golden
Golden
Posts: 5760
Joined: Wed Apr 09 11:14 am
Location: Edina
Has liked: 85 times
Been liked: 90 times

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by george » Tue Sep 24 6:08 am

Zwak wrote:
Tue Sep 24 6:04 am
george wrote:
Tue Sep 24 5:39 am
1. Imma guess Pine.
2. 7-10?
6. e, but I don't remember the value of it. It's been. 40+ years since I had to know it!
2, I’m thinking it’s 5-10 as Woolworth was a five and dime store.
You're right, of course.

User avatar
davescharf
Golden
Golden
Posts: 9753
Joined: Fri Feb 11 6:22 am
Location: Plymouth
Has liked: 81 times
Been liked: 99 times
Age: 44

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by davescharf » Tue Sep 24 6:18 am

george wrote:
Tue Sep 24 6:08 am
Zwak wrote:
Tue Sep 24 6:04 am
george wrote:
Tue Sep 24 5:39 am
1. Imma guess Pine.
2. 7-10?
6. e, but I don't remember the value of it. It's been. 40+ years since I had to know it!
2, I’m thinking it’s 5-10 as Woolworth was a five and dime store.
You're right, of course.
Yes it is a 5-10. E is 2.71828 if memory serves right
Member of the "Never used the 'ahh' smiley" in a post since September 2010.
GPL's official hater of Surly Eight since September 2014

Untappd user ID: Davescharf

User avatar
Karlsson
Veteran
Posts: 3164
Joined: Sun Feb 08 10:26 am
Has liked: 45 times
Been liked: 169 times

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by Karlsson » Tue Sep 24 6:51 am

5.) Ottoman Empire.

User avatar
HockeyBum
Golden
Golden
Posts: 3481
Joined: Thu Jun 03 12:28 pm
Has liked: 5 times
Been liked: 44 times
Contact:

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by HockeyBum » Tue Sep 24 7:56 am

7. They all have only 1 major professional sports team?

User avatar
The Rube
Golden
Golden
Posts: 31397
Joined: Sun Apr 10 11:01 am
Location: Chez Rube
Has liked: 167 times
Been liked: 227 times
Contact:

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by The Rube » Tue Sep 24 8:03 am

4 has to be Salvador Dali.
MNGophers29 wrote:When the wife asks, I will just tell her "Rube said it was ok"!! LOL!

When you tell somebody somethin', it depends on what part of the country you're standin' in... as to just how dumb you are.

TheRube33 on UnTappd

User avatar
Norm
Golden
Golden
Posts: 3416
Joined: Wed May 13 10:38 pm
Has liked: 31 times
Been liked: 98 times

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by Norm » Tue Sep 24 8:27 am

1. I'll guess Oak.

User avatar
george
Golden
Golden
Posts: 5760
Joined: Wed Apr 09 11:14 am
Location: Edina
Has liked: 85 times
Been liked: 90 times

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by george » Tue Sep 24 8:46 am

Norm wrote:
Tue Sep 24 8:27 am
1. I'll guess Oak.
That was my first guess and so I figured I'd go against the obvious.

User avatar
Zwak
Golden
Golden
Posts: 10006
Joined: Mon Nov 13 6:09 pm
Location: South St. Paul
Has liked: 142 times
Been liked: 114 times
Age: 54

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by Zwak » Tue Sep 24 9:11 am

george wrote:
Tue Sep 24 8:46 am
Norm wrote:
Tue Sep 24 8:27 am
1. I'll guess Oak.
That was my first guess and so I figured I'd go against the obvious.
I’m thinking it might be Elm.
GPL's official source of trivia.

User avatar
Zwak
Golden
Golden
Posts: 10006
Joined: Mon Nov 13 6:09 pm
Location: South St. Paul
Has liked: 142 times
Been liked: 114 times
Age: 54

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by Zwak » Tue Sep 24 9:14 am

HockeyBum wrote:
Tue Sep 24 7:56 am
7. They all have only 1 major professional sports team?
To add a little clarification since it asks about "in this order" I wonder if it is cities with only one pro sports team in the order from most recent to oldest.
GPL's official source of trivia.

garykevinware
Rookie
Posts: 242
Joined: Tue Jan 15 2:52 pm

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by garykevinware » Tue Sep 24 9:15 am

6. A "common" logarithm has 10 as its base. What is the base of a natural logarithm?
2.71828... the limit of (1 + 1/n) to the nth power as n approaches infinity.

User avatar
Greyeagle
Moderator
Posts: 19402
Joined: Wed Apr 09 12:12 pm
Location: Capital City
Has liked: 795 times
Been liked: 579 times
Age: 53

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by Greyeagle » Tue Sep 24 11:24 am

Zwak wrote:
Tue Sep 24 9:14 am
HockeyBum wrote:
Tue Sep 24 7:56 am
7. They all have only 1 major professional sports team?
To add a little clarification since it asks about "in this order" I wonder if it is cities with only one pro sports team in the order from most recent to oldest.
Off the top of my there are a few others with only one - San Antonio, Portland, Green Bay,
Row The Boat! Ski-U-MAH! Go Gophers!

Maize
Veteran
Posts: 2673
Joined: Tue Sep 20 10:15 am
Has liked: 3 times
Been liked: 54 times

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by Maize » Tue Sep 24 11:46 am

Greyeagle wrote:
Tue Sep 24 11:24 am


Off the top of my there are a few others with only one - San Antonio, Portland, Green Bay,
It's those three, plus the six Canadian cities that just have an NHL team.

User avatar
Norm
Golden
Golden
Posts: 3416
Joined: Wed May 13 10:38 pm
Has liked: 31 times
Been liked: 98 times

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by Norm » Tue Sep 24 1:26 pm

Maize wrote:
Tue Sep 24 11:46 am
Greyeagle wrote:
Tue Sep 24 11:24 am


Off the top of my there are a few others with only one - San Antonio, Portland, Green Bay,
It's those three, plus the six Canadian cities that just have an NHL team.
How about Columbus and San Jose?

User avatar
MNNavy
Golden
Golden
Posts: 1363
Joined: Thu Apr 10 9:14 pm
Location: Lakeville, MN
Has liked: 48 times
Been liked: 49 times

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by MNNavy » Tue Sep 24 2:06 pm

Norm wrote:
Tue Sep 24 1:26 pm
Maize wrote:
Tue Sep 24 11:46 am
Greyeagle wrote:
Tue Sep 24 11:24 am


Off the top of my there are a few others with only one - San Antonio, Portland, Green Bay,
It's those three, plus the six Canadian cities that just have an NHL team.
How about Columbus and San Jose?
Columbus was mentioned in the initial question.
7. What unusual distinction is shared by these U.S. cities, listed in this order? Las Vegas, San Diego, Oklahoma City, Memphis, Columbus, Raleigh, Jacksonville, Orlando, Sacramento, Salt Lake City.
It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance. - Thomas Sowell

Maize
Veteran
Posts: 2673
Joined: Tue Sep 20 10:15 am
Has liked: 3 times
Been liked: 54 times

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by Maize » Tue Sep 24 2:09 pm

Norm wrote:
Tue Sep 24 1:26 pm


How about Columbus and San Jose?
Columbus is already mentioned in the question. With San Jose, it's probably more accurate to say metro areas with only team rather than city since it's usually considered part of the Bay Area. Otherwise, you could technically start adding places like St. Paul to the list.

garykevinware
Rookie
Posts: 242
Joined: Tue Jan 15 2:52 pm

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by garykevinware » Tue Sep 24 2:19 pm

Maize wrote:
Tue Sep 24 2:09 pm
Norm wrote:
Tue Sep 24 1:26 pm


How about Columbus and San Jose?
Columbus is already mentioned in the question. With San Jose, it's probably more accurate to say metro areas with only team rather than city since it's usually considered part of the Bay Area. Otherwise, you could technically start adding places like St. Paul to the list.
San Jose is more than 40 miles from San Francisco. It is like equating Los Angeles and Anaheim in Southern California.

The Lone Fedora
Rookie
Posts: 126
Joined: Tue Nov 13 11:01 am

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by The Lone Fedora » Mon Sep 30 1:29 pm

Zwak wrote:
Tue Sep 24 9:11 am
george wrote:
Tue Sep 24 8:46 am
Norm wrote:
Tue Sep 24 8:27 am
1. I'll guess Oak.
That was my first guess and so I figured I'd go against the obvious.
I’m thinking it might be Elm.
No, it's Oak. Definitely.

User avatar
Zwak
Golden
Golden
Posts: 10006
Joined: Mon Nov 13 6:09 pm
Location: South St. Paul
Has liked: 142 times
Been liked: 114 times
Age: 54

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by Zwak » Tue Oct 01 4:25 am

Here are the answers to last week’s Ken Jennings Tuesday Trivia Quiz:

1. What's the most common American street name that comes from the name of a tree, used (among 6,942 others) for well-known streets in Chicago and New Orleans?
At last count, there were over five thousand Elm, Cedar, Maple, and Pine Streets in the United States, but the champion tree is the mighty Oak. There are almost seven thousand Oak Streets on American maps.

2. What two pins are left standing in a "Woolworth" split in bowling?
Woolworth's was a five-and-dime, get it? This is a 5-10 split.

3. What annual awards ceremony had its winners tabulated by Gallup for its first thirty years, from 1975 to 2004?
Gallup is a public polling company, not an accounting firm. That may have clued you in that these are the People's Choice Awards (which moved to online polling after 2004).

4. What painter's eighteen so-called "masterworks" include The Hallucinogenic Toreador, Metamorphosis of Narcissus, and The Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee?
The surreal titles make sense if you know these are among the best-known works of Salvador Dali.

5. What world power was once ruled from Topkapi Palace?
Topkapi, today a popular tourist attraction in Istanbul, was where the Ottoman sultans ruled their empire. Uh, from.

6. A "common" logarithm has 10 as its base. What is the base of a natural logarithm?
The constant "e". We also would have accepted 2.718281828459045235360287471352662497757247093699959574966...

7. What unusual distinction is shared by these U.S. cities, listed in this order? Las Vegas, San Diego, Oklahoma City, Memphis, Columbus, Raleigh, Jacksonville, Orlando, Sacramento, Salt Lake City.
These are the ten most recent places in America to become "one-team cities"--that is, they have just one team in one of the four major North American sports organizations. I capped the list at ten because I think the next (and final) three cities are San Antonio, Portland, and Green Bay, and Green Bay just seemed too easy. Thanks to longtime Tuesday Trivia reader Greg McFarlane for suggesting this question!
GPL's official source of trivia.

User avatar
Zwak
Golden
Golden
Posts: 10006
Joined: Mon Nov 13 6:09 pm
Location: South St. Paul
Has liked: 142 times
Been liked: 114 times
Age: 54

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by Zwak » Tue Oct 01 4:26 am

Here are this week’s questions:

1. What two countries are responsible for over 80 percent of the world's commercial whaling?

2. In 1964, Time magazine dropped the first letter from a movement associated with painters Jasper Johns and Peter Max, and coined the name for what other movement associated with painters Bridget Riley and Victor Vasarely?

3. According to the 13th-century Goraksasataka, the god Shiva enumerated 84 different asanas in what discipline?

4. What metal's salts are called plumbates?

5. Santana, Jefferson Airplane, the Flying Burrito Brothers, and CSNY opened a free concert on December 6, 1969 that had been billed as "Woodstock West." Who was the headliner?

6. What does ENC stand for, referring to the geographic location where you'd find the Outer Banks and the Crystal Coast?

7. What unusual distinction is shared by these TV series? Ballers, Breaking Bad, Doom Patrol, Emergence, Full House, Life on Mars, Party of Five, Six Feet Under, Undone, Vampire Diaries.
GPL's official source of trivia.

User avatar
george
Golden
Golden
Posts: 5760
Joined: Wed Apr 09 11:14 am
Location: Edina
Has liked: 85 times
Been liked: 90 times

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by george » Tue Oct 01 5:47 am

1. Iceland and Japan?
4. Lead

User avatar
Karlsson
Veteran
Posts: 3164
Joined: Sun Feb 08 10:26 am
Has liked: 45 times
Been liked: 169 times

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by Karlsson » Tue Oct 01 7:07 am

5.) The Rolling Stones.
6.) Eastern North Carolina?

garykevinware
Rookie
Posts: 242
Joined: Tue Jan 15 2:52 pm

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by garykevinware » Tue Oct 01 8:01 am

3. According to the 13th-century Goraksasataka, the god Shiva enumerated 84 different asanas in what discipline?
yoga

4. What metal's salts are called plumbates?
lead

User avatar
Reg Dunlop
Golden
Golden
Posts: 1932
Joined: Mon Aug 25 8:16 am
Location: Charlestown, PA
Has liked: 24 times
Been liked: 8 times

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by Reg Dunlop » Tue Oct 01 8:11 am

2. Op Art
"Let 'em know you're there!"

Thirty-four: "Reg, I gotta tell you, of all the people on the board, you are one of the five I'd like to buy a beer!" :beerchug:

Frozen Four: BSU=JBSU=LOL

User avatar
Viking
Golden
Golden
Posts: 2994
Joined: Fri Feb 11 3:07 pm
Location: Searching for the elusive beer tree
Has liked: 11 times
Been liked: 55 times
Age: 51

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by Viking » Tue Oct 01 10:01 am

I believe 1 is Norway and Japan.
Bene dic, Domine, creaturam istam cerevisae, quam ex adipe frumenti producere dignatus es: ut sit remedium salutare humano generi: et praesta per invocationem nominis tui sancti, ut, quicumque ex ea biberint, sanitatem corporis, et animae tutelam percipiant.

What a terrible place is a pub with no beer.

Maize
Veteran
Posts: 2673
Joined: Tue Sep 20 10:15 am
Has liked: 3 times
Been liked: 54 times

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by Maize » Tue Oct 01 10:55 am

It could also be Iceland and Norway.

The politics of Japanese whaling is kind of interesting. They just resumed "commercial" whaling this past July after only allowing whaling for "research purposes" for the past 30 years. The "research" was mostly just an excuse for the Japanese government to subsidize the fishing/whaling industries though. The problem was that because they were contracted to harvest so many whales every year, they ended up with huge surpluses of whale meat sitting in warehouses. Whale meat is cheap, and not particularly good from what I gather, so it was a very common source of protein in the post-WWII era when Japan was struggling, but nobody outside of that generation eats it anymore when they have access to chicken/pork/beef. The hope is that by taking whaling operations commercial again, they can wean the industry off government subsidies and not produce so much whale meat.

User avatar
Karlsson
Veteran
Posts: 3164
Joined: Sun Feb 08 10:26 am
Has liked: 45 times
Been liked: 169 times

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by Karlsson » Tue Oct 01 11:36 am

A dark horse for 1 is Denmark. The Faroe Islands and Greenland hunt whales. I'm probably over thinking it, though.

The Lone Fedora
Rookie
Posts: 126
Joined: Tue Nov 13 11:01 am

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by The Lone Fedora » Wed Oct 02 3:29 am

Karlsson wrote:
Tue Oct 01 11:36 am
A dark horse for 1 is Denmark. The Faroe Islands and Greenland hunt whales. I'm probably over thinking it, though.
It's DEFINITELY Norway and Iceland.

User avatar
Slap Shot
Golden
Golden
Posts: 16570
Joined: Sat May 14 9:01 pm
Location: Angeles City, Philippines
Has liked: 347 times
Been liked: 341 times
Contact:

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by Slap Shot » Thu Oct 03 5:29 pm

This is fascinating new information.

Currently under construction.

garykevinware
Rookie
Posts: 242
Joined: Tue Jan 15 2:52 pm

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by garykevinware » Thu Oct 03 5:36 pm

Slap Shot wrote:
Thu Oct 03 5:29 pm
This is fascinating new information.

The breakdown of state names by state?!

User avatar
Norm
Golden
Golden
Posts: 3416
Joined: Wed May 13 10:38 pm
Has liked: 31 times
Been liked: 98 times

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by Norm » Thu Oct 03 6:32 pm

I don't get it.

User avatar
Composer
Veteran
Posts: 3907
Joined: Mon May 01 8:46 am
Has liked: 15 times
Been liked: 61 times
Age: 60

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by Composer » Thu Oct 03 6:47 pm

Slap Shot wrote:
Thu Oct 03 5:29 pm
This is fascinating new information.

Woah. Texas!

User avatar
Karlsson
Veteran
Posts: 3164
Joined: Sun Feb 08 10:26 am
Has liked: 45 times
Been liked: 169 times

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by Karlsson » Thu Oct 03 8:15 pm

Please eliminate three.

garykevinware
Rookie
Posts: 242
Joined: Tue Jan 15 2:52 pm

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by garykevinware » Thu Oct 03 8:22 pm

Karlsson wrote:
Thu Oct 03 8:15 pm
Please eliminate three.
Yet another non sequitir.

Maize
Veteran
Posts: 2673
Joined: Tue Sep 20 10:15 am
Has liked: 3 times
Been liked: 54 times

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by Maize » Thu Oct 03 9:57 pm

I've been to that square one many times and never heard anyone call it 'Colorado'.

User avatar
Slap Shot
Golden
Golden
Posts: 16570
Joined: Sat May 14 9:01 pm
Location: Angeles City, Philippines
Has liked: 347 times
Been liked: 341 times
Contact:

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by Slap Shot » Thu Oct 03 10:13 pm

Maize wrote:
Thu Oct 03 9:57 pm
I've been to that square one many times and never heard anyone call it 'Colorado'.
:lol:
Currently under construction.

User avatar
Zwak
Golden
Golden
Posts: 10006
Joined: Mon Nov 13 6:09 pm
Location: South St. Paul
Has liked: 142 times
Been liked: 114 times
Age: 54

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by Zwak » Tue Oct 08 3:02 am

Here are the answers to last week’s Ken Jennings Tuesday Trivia Quiz:

1. What two countries are responsible for over 80 percent of the world's commercial whaling?
Japan and Norway both oppose the International Whaling Commission's 1986 moratorium on whaling.

2. In 1964, Time magazine dropped the first letter from a movement associated with painters Jasper Johns and Peter Max, and coined the name for what other movement associated with painters Bridget Riley and Victor Vasarely?
"Op art" was originally one of those weird midcentury Time neologisms, and derived from "Pop Art."

3. According to the 13th-century Goraksasataka, the god Shiva enumerated 84 different asanas in what discipline?
Yoga. The yoga studio by your house probably knows more asanas than Shiva. There have been a lot of asana advances in recent years.

4. What metal's salts are called plumbates?
Lead was plumbum to the ancient Romans. That's why its chemical symbol is Pb.

5. Santana, Jefferson Airplane, the Flying Burrito Brothers, and CSNY opened a free concert on December 6, 1969 that had been billed as "Woodstock West." Who was the headliner?
"Woodstock West" didn't turn out as well as its carefree predecessor. The concert was held at Altamont, and the Rolling Stones headlined, and the Hells Angels security stabbed a guy.

6. What does ENC stand for, referring to the geographic location where you'd find the Outer Banks and the Crystal Coast?
Those are both parts of Eastern North Carolina.

7. What unusual distinction is shared by these TV series? Ballers, Breaking Bad, Doom Patrol, Emergence, Full House, Life on Mars, Party of Five, Six Feet Under, Undone, Vampire Diaries.
Some kind of car crash or road accident is a plot element in the pilot episode of each series. RIP Pam Tanner.
GPL's official source of trivia.

User avatar
Zwak
Golden
Golden
Posts: 10006
Joined: Mon Nov 13 6:09 pm
Location: South St. Paul
Has liked: 142 times
Been liked: 114 times
Age: 54

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by Zwak » Tue Oct 08 3:03 am

Here are this week’s questions:

1. What two actor friends, best known for co-starring in a hit 2001 musical and then a revival of The Odd Couple, returned to Broadway together in 2014's It's Only a Play?

2. What red object has been the symbol of Britain's Labour Party since the 1980s?

3. What ancient region, centered in what is today eastern Afghanistan, is today mostly associated with its largest native species, the camel?

4. What ESPN documentary series, despite its name, now has 113 entries plus 67 short films?

5. What fellow poet, who predated him by over 1,300 years, is Dante's guide to Inferno and Purgatorio?

6. Which of the Seven Dwarfs is most closely associated with sternutation?

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these things? Annie Hall, the Declaration of Independence, the Liberty Bell, the Monopoly board, Poet's Corner, the Stanley Cup, the "White Album," the Zodiac letters.
GPL's official source of trivia.

User avatar
Zwak
Golden
Golden
Posts: 10006
Joined: Mon Nov 13 6:09 pm
Location: South St. Paul
Has liked: 142 times
Been liked: 114 times
Age: 54

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by Zwak » Tue Oct 08 3:03 am

6. Sneezy
GPL's official source of trivia.

User avatar
Viking
Golden
Golden
Posts: 2994
Joined: Fri Feb 11 3:07 pm
Location: Searching for the elusive beer tree
Has liked: 11 times
Been liked: 55 times
Age: 51

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by Viking » Tue Oct 08 5:13 am

4. 30 for 30
Bene dic, Domine, creaturam istam cerevisae, quam ex adipe frumenti producere dignatus es: ut sit remedium salutare humano generi: et praesta per invocationem nominis tui sancti, ut, quicumque ex ea biberint, sanitatem corporis, et animae tutelam percipiant.

What a terrible place is a pub with no beer.

User avatar
Karlsson
Veteran
Posts: 3164
Joined: Sun Feb 08 10:26 am
Has liked: 45 times
Been liked: 169 times

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by Karlsson » Tue Oct 08 6:44 am

1.) Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick.
2.) Rose.

User avatar
Chris83
Golden
Golden
Posts: 4542
Joined: Fri Feb 11 9:37 am
Location: Welch, MN
Has liked: 140 times
Been liked: 91 times
Age: 60

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by Chris83 » Tue Oct 08 8:34 am

5. Virgil
"We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm."

User avatar
Karlsson
Veteran
Posts: 3164
Joined: Sun Feb 08 10:26 am
Has liked: 45 times
Been liked: 169 times

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by Karlsson » Tue Oct 08 8:42 am

The answer to three popped into my head on the drive to work.

3.) Bactria

User avatar
Zwak
Golden
Golden
Posts: 10006
Joined: Mon Nov 13 6:09 pm
Location: South St. Paul
Has liked: 142 times
Been liked: 114 times
Age: 54

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by Zwak » Tue Oct 08 9:08 am

Karlsson wrote:
Tue Oct 08 8:42 am
The answer to three popped into my head on the drive to work.

3.) Bactria
Would have thought this would have popped into your head on Hump Day. :mrgreen:
GPL's official source of trivia.

garykevinware
Rookie
Posts: 242
Joined: Tue Jan 15 2:52 pm

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by garykevinware » Tue Oct 08 9:17 am

The Lone Fedora wrote:
Wed Oct 02 3:29 am
Karlsson wrote:
Tue Oct 01 11:36 am
A dark horse for 1 is Denmark. The Faroe Islands and Greenland hunt whales. I'm probably over thinking it, though.
It's DEFINITELY Norway and Iceland.
1. What two countries are responsible for over 80 percent of the world's commercial whaling?
Japan and Norway both oppose the International Whaling Commission's 1986 moratorium on whaling.

User avatar
Karlsson
Veteran
Posts: 3164
Joined: Sun Feb 08 10:26 am
Has liked: 45 times
Been liked: 169 times

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by Karlsson » Tue Oct 08 9:50 am

Zwak wrote:
Tue Oct 08 9:08 am
Karlsson wrote:
Tue Oct 08 8:42 am
The answer to three popped into my head on the drive to work.

3.) Bactria
Would have thought this would have popped into your head on Hump Day. :mrgreen:
That one was driving me crazy. I'm a big geography nerd, and I just couldn't come up with what those weird Asian camels with two bumps were called. My brain finally woke up. :mrgreen:

User avatar
Zwak
Golden
Golden
Posts: 10006
Joined: Mon Nov 13 6:09 pm
Location: South St. Paul
Has liked: 142 times
Been liked: 114 times
Age: 54

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by Zwak » Tue Oct 08 10:57 am

Karlsson wrote:
Tue Oct 08 9:50 am
Zwak wrote:
Tue Oct 08 9:08 am
Karlsson wrote:
Tue Oct 08 8:42 am
The answer to three popped into my head on the drive to work.

3.) Bactria
Would have thought this would have popped into your head on Hump Day. :mrgreen:
That one was driving me crazy. I'm a big geography nerd, and I just couldn't come up with what those weird Asian camels with two bumps were called. My brain finally woke up. :mrgreen:
You maybe already know this but an easy way to remember which is a dromedary and which is bactrian is by their first letter. Dromedarys have 1 hump just like the letter D does. Bactrians have 2 humps, just like the letter B does.
GPL's official source of trivia.

kmd
Veteran
Posts: 1611
Joined: Wed Sep 16 9:36 pm
Has liked: 1 time
Been liked: 4 times

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by kmd » Tue Oct 08 11:25 am

7. I'm going with misspellings. Annie Hall spells Christopher Walken's name wrong in the credits. Declaration of Independence has 'misrepresentation' misspelled with a caret added later for the missing letters. Liberty Bell has Pennsylvania spelled as 'Pensylvania' (as does the Constitution, though this may have just been an accepted alternate spelling at the time). Monopoly misspells the Atlantic City(ish) neighborhood 'Marven Gardens'. Poets' Corner misspells Ben Jonson's name. Stanley Cup has a bunch of errors on it. There's apparently a bunch of errors/misspellings on early presses of the White Album (this is the only one that doesn't seem to be a good fit). Zodiac letters are riddled with misspellings.

garykevinware
Rookie
Posts: 242
Joined: Tue Jan 15 2:52 pm

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by garykevinware » Tue Oct 08 1:07 pm

kmd wrote:
Tue Oct 08 11:25 am
7. I'm going with misspellings. Annie Hall spells Christopher Walken's name wrong in the credits. Declaration of Independence has 'misrepresentation' misspelled with a caret added later for the missing letters. Liberty Bell has Pennsylvania spelled as 'Pensylvania' (as does the Constitution, though this may have just been an accepted alternate spelling at the time). Monopoly misspells the Atlantic City(ish) neighborhood 'Marven Gardens'. Poets' Corner misspells Ben Jonson's name. Stanley Cup has a bunch of errors on it. There's apparently a bunch of errors/misspellings on early presses of the White Album (this is the only one that doesn't seem to be a good fit). Zodiac letters are riddled with misspellings.
With reference to Ben Jonson and the Poet's Corner, the following from Wikipedia:
"The grave of Ben Jonson is not in Poets' Corner, but is in the north aisle of the nave. It has the inscription "O Rare Ben Johnson" (perhaps the original spelling) on the slab above it. It has been suggested that this could be read "Orare Ben Johnson" (pray for Ben Johnson), which would indicate a deathbed return to Catholicism, but the carving shows a distinct space between "O" and "rare".[10] The fact that he was buried in an upright grave could be an indication of his reduced circumstances at the time of his death[11] but it has also been suggested that Jonson asked for a grave exactly 18 inches square from the monarch and received an upright grave to fit in the requested space.[12] As well as the gravestone in the north aisle of the nave, a wall tablet commemorating Jonson was later erected in Poets' Corner."

User avatar
Zwak
Golden
Golden
Posts: 10006
Joined: Mon Nov 13 6:09 pm
Location: South St. Paul
Has liked: 142 times
Been liked: 114 times
Age: 54

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by Zwak » Thu Oct 10 3:53 pm

Fun fact I learned today: No NBA team has the letter ‘f’ in its name. (FYI, ‘f’ is the 16th most used letter of the alphabet).
GPL's official source of trivia.

User avatar
Karlsson
Veteran
Posts: 3164
Joined: Sun Feb 08 10:26 am
Has liked: 45 times
Been liked: 169 times

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by Karlsson » Thu Oct 10 4:49 pm

Zwak wrote:
Thu Oct 10 3:53 pm
Fun fact I learned today: No NBA team has the letter ‘f’ in its name. (FYI, ‘f’ is the 16th most used letter of the alphabet).
Then it is clear what must be done. We should go all Toronto on the bit and change to the Timberwolfs.

User avatar
Zwak
Golden
Golden
Posts: 10006
Joined: Mon Nov 13 6:09 pm
Location: South St. Paul
Has liked: 142 times
Been liked: 114 times
Age: 54

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by Zwak » Tue Oct 15 3:03 am

Here are the answers to last week’s Ken Jennings Tuesday Trivia Quiz:

1. What two actor friends, best known for co-starring in a hit 2001 musical and then a revival of The Odd Couple, returned to Broadway together in 2014's It's Only a Play?
The musical was The Producers, and the actors are Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane. (They also worked together on a little movie musical called The Lion King.)

2. What red object has been the symbol of Britain's Labour Party since the 1980s?
Many social democracy movement, including the British left, use a red rose.

3. What ancient region, centered in what is today eastern Afghanistan, is today mostly associated with its largest native species, the camel?
The one-humped camel is a dromedary. The two-humped species, the Bactrian camel, is named for Bactria.

4. What ESPN documentary series, despite its name, now has 113 entries plus 67 short films?
The "30 for 30" franchise outgrew its title almost a decade ago.

5. What fellow poet, who predated him by over 1,300 years, is Dante's guide to Inferno and Purgatorio?
Before Beatrice takes over for her shift, Dante gets shown around by Virgil. You may remember him from such epic poems as "the Aeneid."

6. Which of the Seven Dwarfs is most closely associated with sternutation?
Sneezy. Sternutation is a medical term for sneezing.

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these things? Annie Hall, the Declaration of Independence, the Liberty Bell, the Monopoly board, Poet's Corner, the Stanley Cup, the "White Album," the Zodiac letters.
Each object has at a prominent misspelling that seems to have slipped by the proofreaders. I guess that's excusable in the case of the Zodiac killer (or at least, it's not my biggest complaint about him) but why on earth does Annie Hall have a credit for "Christopher Wlaken"? Why do the engravings at Poet's Corner salute "Ben Johnson," the founding American documents alternate between "British" and "Brittish," and early pressings of the White Album spell "Rocky Raccoon" with just one 'c'? I sure hope someone got fired for those blunders.
GPL's official source of trivia.

User avatar
Zwak
Golden
Golden
Posts: 10006
Joined: Mon Nov 13 6:09 pm
Location: South St. Paul
Has liked: 142 times
Been liked: 114 times
Age: 54

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by Zwak » Tue Oct 15 3:04 am

Here are this week’s questions:

1. What's the more common name for the hydraulic spreader-cutter, invented in the 1960s by George Hurst for use at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway?

2. Who's the only actor to appear in all eight American Pie movies, including the straight-to-video ones?

3. What company's 500,000th product, manufactured in 1988, was engraved with the signatures of its 922 exclusive artists, including Peter Nero, Claudio Arrau, and Van Cliburn?

4. What are the names of the first two books of the Hebrew Bible after the Pentateuch, which begin with the same letter in English?

5. What Rome-born immigrant is most closely associated with the squash court under the stands of the University of Chicago's footballs stadium?

6. Jimmy Carter's July 1979 speech "A Crisis of Confidence," about fixing a floundering American economy, is today better known by what name, even though Carter never used the word in the speech?

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these hit songs? "Do I Do," "Justify My Love," "Mary Jane's Last Dance," "Say It Isn't So," "Scream," "September," "The Whole World," "You Know You're Right," "You're Only Human (Second Wind)."
GPL's official source of trivia.

User avatar
george
Golden
Golden
Posts: 5760
Joined: Wed Apr 09 11:14 am
Location: Edina
Has liked: 85 times
Been liked: 90 times

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by george » Tue Oct 15 5:42 am

1. Hurst shifter?

User avatar
MNNavy
Golden
Golden
Posts: 1363
Joined: Thu Apr 10 9:14 pm
Location: Lakeville, MN
Has liked: 48 times
Been liked: 49 times

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by MNNavy » Tue Oct 15 7:14 am

george wrote:
Tue Oct 15 5:42 am
1. Hurst shifter?
Zwak wrote:
Tue Oct 15 3:04 am
hydraulic spreader-cutter,
I'm guessing "Jaws of Life"
It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance. - Thomas Sowell

User avatar
GoldenRube
Golden
Golden
Posts: 436
Joined: Fri Jul 22 1:54 pm
Has liked: 1 time
Been liked: 14 times

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by GoldenRube » Tue Oct 15 7:17 am

1. Jaws of life?
No matter how badass you are, if a toddler hands you a ringing toy phone you answer it.

User avatar
Zwak
Golden
Golden
Posts: 10006
Joined: Mon Nov 13 6:09 pm
Location: South St. Paul
Has liked: 142 times
Been liked: 114 times
Age: 54

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by Zwak » Tue Oct 15 7:28 am

2. Eugene Levy?
GPL's official source of trivia.

User avatar
MNNavy
Golden
Golden
Posts: 1363
Joined: Thu Apr 10 9:14 pm
Location: Lakeville, MN
Has liked: 48 times
Been liked: 49 times

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by MNNavy » Tue Oct 15 7:38 am

3. Steinway?
It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance. - Thomas Sowell

User avatar
Bladepuller
Golden
Golden
Posts: 3627
Joined: Sat Dec 06 7:55 pm
Location: Wishing to be back at N46d 7.456m, W93d 31.221m
Has liked: 185 times
Been liked: 109 times

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by Bladepuller » Tue Oct 15 8:04 am

5 Enrico Fermi
I HATE :censored: RED! I'm now developing a strong dislike to green also.
TO GOALIES!!! :drunk:
:censored: More Cowbell...I want more GRIT!!!
BTW Keep the helmets on for the NA & intros...You ain't that special.
Brooksley Born really should have been listened to v.s. Alan Greedspan.

User avatar
george
Golden
Golden
Posts: 5760
Joined: Wed Apr 09 11:14 am
Location: Edina
Has liked: 85 times
Been liked: 90 times

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by george » Tue Oct 15 8:12 am

MNNavy wrote:
Tue Oct 15 7:14 am
george wrote:
Tue Oct 15 5:42 am
1. Hurst shifter?
Zwak wrote:
Tue Oct 15 3:04 am
hydraulic spreader-cutter,
I'm guessing "Jaws of Life"
Makes a lot more sense. :oops:

User avatar
Slap Shot
Golden
Golden
Posts: 16570
Joined: Sat May 14 9:01 pm
Location: Angeles City, Philippines
Has liked: 347 times
Been liked: 341 times
Contact:

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by Slap Shot » Tue Oct 15 8:55 am

6. Malaise
Currently under construction.

garykevinware
Rookie
Posts: 242
Joined: Tue Jan 15 2:52 pm

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by garykevinware » Tue Oct 15 9:09 am

4. What are the names of the first two books of the Hebrew Bible after the Pentateuch, which begin with the same letter in English?
Joshua and Judges

User avatar
MATT
Golden
Golden
Posts: 3646
Joined: Fri Feb 02 10:41 pm
Location: North Carolina
Has liked: 31 times
Been liked: 53 times
Age: 35

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by MATT » Tue Oct 15 7:15 pm

Zwak wrote:
Tue Oct 15 7:28 am
2. Eugene Levy?
That was my guess too. Looks like it’s right.

User avatar
Steve MN
Golden
Golden
Posts: 9086
Joined: Fri Jan 25 9:16 am
Has liked: 254 times
Been liked: 104 times
Age: 47

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by Steve MN » Wed Oct 16 10:19 am

Bladepuller wrote:
Tue Oct 15 8:04 am
5 Enrico Fermi
Gotta love an atomic physicist being associated with a squash court under a football field... and never having played a squash match there. :mrgreen:
"My battery is low and it's getting dark"

"Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but, the Bible says 'love your enemy'" - Frank Sinatra

"Remember, there is no I in team"
"No, but there are six in 'Asinine Platitude Quoting Idiot'"

Maize
Veteran
Posts: 2673
Joined: Tue Sep 20 10:15 am
Has liked: 3 times
Been liked: 54 times

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by Maize » Wed Oct 16 3:41 pm

Bonus quiz:

1. In the early 1970’s, Mick Jagger and John Lennon both wrote songs about what person?
2. What rapper’s stage name derived from his resemblance to Hank Aaron?
3. Who are the only two people to win Nobel Prizes in two separate fields?
4. The 1977 Los Angeles Dodgers are usually credited with inventing what celebration?
5. Following the arrest of William Thompson in 1849 for stealing watches, the New York Herald gave Thompson what nickname, that has now become a common term for a certain type of criminal?
6. What unusual connection is shared by the following people: Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., Robert Todd Lincoln, John Hay, William Chandler, and John Wilkes Booth?
7. What unusual distinction is shared by the following people: Mae West, Lenny Bruce, WC Fields, Edgar Allan Poe, Fred Astaire, Richard Merkin, Bob Dylan, Terry Southern, Dion DiMucci, Tony Curtis, Wallace Berman, Marilyn Monroe, William S. Burroughs, Marlon Brando, Tom Mix, Tyrone Power, Larry Bell, Stephen Crane, HC Westermann, Sonny Liston, and Shirely Temple?

User avatar
Composer
Veteran
Posts: 3907
Joined: Mon May 01 8:46 am
Has liked: 15 times
Been liked: 61 times
Age: 60

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by Composer » Wed Oct 16 3:49 pm

4)High five?
5) pickpocket?
2) MC Hammer?

garykevinware
Rookie
Posts: 242
Joined: Tue Jan 15 2:52 pm

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by garykevinware » Wed Oct 16 3:58 pm

3. Who are the only two people to win Nobel Prizes in two separate fields?
Marie Curie and Linus Pauling

Maize
Veteran
Posts: 2673
Joined: Tue Sep 20 10:15 am
Has liked: 3 times
Been liked: 54 times

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by Maize » Wed Oct 16 5:07 pm

Composer wrote:
Wed Oct 16 3:49 pm
5) pickpocket?
Good guess, but pickpockets appear to go back much farther, to about the 1500s. Shakespeare mentions pick-purses in the play As You Like It.

User avatar
Karlsson
Veteran
Posts: 3164
Joined: Sun Feb 08 10:26 am
Has liked: 45 times
Been liked: 169 times

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by Karlsson » Wed Oct 16 6:33 pm

In that case is Confidence Man the answer for 5?

User avatar
Composer
Veteran
Posts: 3907
Joined: Mon May 01 8:46 am
Has liked: 15 times
Been liked: 61 times
Age: 60

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by Composer » Wed Oct 16 8:58 pm

Maize wrote:
Wed Oct 16 5:07 pm
Composer wrote:
Wed Oct 16 3:49 pm
5) pickpocket?
Good guess, but pickpockets appear to go back much farther, to about the 1500s. Shakespeare mentions pick-purses in the play As You Like It.
Hm.. Well, I was happy that I wasn't fooled by the watch reference (no wristwatches at that time)

User avatar
MATT
Golden
Golden
Posts: 3646
Joined: Fri Feb 02 10:41 pm
Location: North Carolina
Has liked: 31 times
Been liked: 53 times
Age: 35

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by MATT » Thu Oct 17 12:19 am

Composer wrote:
Wed Oct 16 3:49 pm
4)High five?
5) pickpocket?
2) MC Hammer?
4, 5, 2?! :ahhh: :ahhh: :ahhh: :ahhh:

User avatar
Composer
Veteran
Posts: 3907
Joined: Mon May 01 8:46 am
Has liked: 15 times
Been liked: 61 times
Age: 60

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by Composer » Thu Oct 17 9:49 pm

4-5-2. That’s my PIN number

User avatar
davescharf
Golden
Golden
Posts: 9753
Joined: Fri Feb 11 6:22 am
Location: Plymouth
Has liked: 81 times
Been liked: 99 times
Age: 44

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by davescharf » Fri Oct 18 9:08 am

Composer wrote:
Thu Oct 17 9:49 pm
4-5-2. That’s my PIN number
Just remember only idiots put 1-2-3-4-5 as the code on their luggage
Member of the "Never used the 'ahh' smiley" in a post since September 2010.
GPL's official hater of Surly Eight since September 2014

Untappd user ID: Davescharf

User avatar
Greyeagle
Moderator
Posts: 19402
Joined: Wed Apr 09 12:12 pm
Location: Capital City
Has liked: 795 times
Been liked: 579 times
Age: 53

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by Greyeagle » Fri Oct 18 10:07 am

davescharf wrote:
Fri Oct 18 9:08 am
Just remember only idiots put 1-2-3-4-5 as the code on their luggage
Image
Row The Boat! Ski-U-MAH! Go Gophers!

User avatar
Composer
Veteran
Posts: 3907
Joined: Mon May 01 8:46 am
Has liked: 15 times
Been liked: 61 times
Age: 60

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by Composer » Fri Oct 18 4:09 pm

davescharf wrote:
Fri Oct 18 9:08 am
Composer wrote:
Thu Oct 17 9:49 pm
4-5-2. That’s my PIN number
Just remember only idiots put 1-2-3-4-5 as the code on their luggage
Idiots! How did you know that’s our Trivia Mafia team name??!!??

User avatar
Zwak
Golden
Golden
Posts: 10006
Joined: Mon Nov 13 6:09 pm
Location: South St. Paul
Has liked: 142 times
Been liked: 114 times
Age: 54

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Post by Zwak » Tue Oct 22 3:02 am

Here are the answers to last week’s Ken Jennings Tuesday Trivia Quiz:

1. What's the more common name for the hydraulic spreader-cutter, invented in the 1960s by George Hurst for use at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway?
Thousands of car accident victims have been saved by the so-called "jaws of life."

2. Who's the only actor to appear in all eight American Pie movies, including the straight-to-video ones?
The great Eugene Levy. You young people may know him better as "father of the hot guy from Schitt's Creek."

3. What company's 500,000th product, manufactured in 1988, was engraved with the signatures of its 922 exclusive artists, including Peter Nero, Claudio Arrau, and Van Cliburn?
Those men were among the leading classical pianists of their time, and the company celebrating the milestone was Steinway. Billy Joel and Elton John signed the piano too!

4. What are the names of the first two books of the Hebrew Bible after the Pentateuch, which begin with the same letter in English?
After the five books of Moses (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy) come Joshua and Judges.

5. What Rome-born immigrant is most closely associated with the squash court under the stands of the University of Chicago's football stadium?
He was never much of a squash player...or any other kind of athlete, for that matter. The space under the stands is famous today because during World War II it was the site of Chicago Pile-1, the world's first nuclear reactor. The Italian-American who made it all happen was Enrico Fermi.

6. Jimmy Carter's July 1979 speech "A Crisis of Confidence," about fixing a floundering American economy, is today better known by what name, even though Carter never used the word in the speech?
The "malaise" speech never used the word "malaise." It also never used the word "mayonnaise."

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these hit songs? "Do I Do," "Justify My Love," "Mary Jane's Last Dance," "Say It Isn't So," "Scream," "September," "The Whole World," "You Know You're Right," "You're Only Human (Second Wind)."
These songs all made their debut on greatest hits collections from their respective artists. They were predestined to be hits! Is that still a thing, where musicians put *brand-new* songs on their alleged "greatest hits" collections and we just nod and pretend that's okay? Maybe not, since I think OutKast is the most recent artists on this list.
GPL's official source of trivia.

Post Reply