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Thursday, July 30
A spectrum of light that appears when the sun shines onto water droplets in the air is called a what?
Wednesday, July 29
At what temperature is Celsius equal to Fahrenheit?
Answer: -40 degrees
Tuesday, July 28
What is the driest desert on Earth: the Sahara, the Kalahari or the Atacama?
Answer: Atacama in Chili
Monday, July 27
What country experiences the most tornadoes?
Answer: United States
Friday, July 24
A man walked all day long but only moved 2 feet. How is this possible?
Answer: Because he only has 2 feet
Thursday, July 23
If it takes six men one hour to dig six holes, how long does it take one man to dig half a hole?
Answer: There is no such thing as half a hole
Wednesday, July 22
To whom do all men take off their hats?
Answer: Their barbers
Tuesday, July 21
I am the black child of a white father, A wingless bird, flying even to the clouds of heaven. I give birth to tears of mourning in pupils that meet me, Even though there is no cause for grief, And at once on my birth I am dissolved into air. What am I?
Monday, July 20
I have four wings, but cannot fly, I never laugh and never cry; On the same spot I'm always found, toiling away with little sound. What am I?
Friday, July 17
Using modified salivary glands along the sides of their mouth, caterpillars can produce what?
Answer: Silk. Caterpillars use silk when they pupate, either to suspend a chrysalis or to construct a cocoon.
Thursday, July 16
How many eyes does a caterpillar have?
Answer: 12. On each side of its head, a caterpillar has 6 tiny eyelets, called stemmata, arranged in a semi-circle.
Wednesday, July 15
About how many muscles does a caterpillar have in its body?
Answer: 4,000 By comparison, humans have just 629 muscles in a considerably larger body.
Tuesday, July 14
What is usually a caterpillar's first meal?
Answer: Its eggshell. In most cases, when a caterpillar hatches from its egg, it will consume the remainder of the shell. The outer layer of the egg, called the chorion, is rich in protein, and provides the new larva with a nutritious start.
What is palomino?
Answer: A golden coloring
Friday, July 10
When a horse is lame, it means what?
Answer: He has pains that impede his movement
Thursday, July 9
What does a rubber curry comb do?
Answer: It removes dried mud from the coat
Wednesday, July 8
What are girths used for?
Answer: To keep the saddle in place
Tuesday, July 7
When the farrier comes, it's time to have your horse's _______ checked.
Answer: Hooves & Shoes
Monday, July 6
When leading a horse in the USA, you usually stand ______ the horse.
-to the left of -in front of -to the right of -behind
Answer: To the left of
Friday, July 3
What event took place to celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence?
Answer: The Liberty Bell was rung
Thursday, July 2
How many amendments, or changes, are there to the U.S. Constitution?
Wednesday, July 1
Whose signature is the largest on the Declaration of Independence?
Answer: John Hancock's
Tuesday, June 30
What is the name of the National Anthem?
Answer: "Star Spangled Banner"
Monday, June 29
How many people signed the Declaration of Independence?
Friday, June 26
Paint me up to look real good, Then take me to the shop to maintain under the hood. Use a small brush to make no mistake, Or just replace me with something fake. What am I?
Thursday, June 25
Travel a mile and I will change. Travel a million and I will end as I started. What am I?
Answer: An odometer
Wednesday, June 24
The more places I be, the less you can see. What am I?
Tuesday, June 23
Can you rearrange the letters in 'new door' to make one word?
Answer: Yes, it's an anagram. 'New door' and 'one word' contain the same letters.
Monday, June 22
You are a surgeon who has to perform 3 operations today, but you only have 2 pairs of gloves (a and b) to perform the operations. Each of the people you are performing surgery on are infectious so you cannot touch any of them or their bodily fluids and they can't touch each other's bodily fluids. How do you perform all 3 operations with only 2 pairs of gloves?
Answer: You put pair 'a' on and put pair 'b' on top of pair 'a' and perform 1 surgery. You then remove pair 'b' and perform another surgery. Finally, you take pair 'b' and put it over pair 'a' inside out and perform the final surgery.
Friday, June 19
I'll bring out your bulls, And slow your roll. I may even come out of your skull. What am I?
Thursday, June 18
Everyday I stalk you all day long, With every move you make, I never make one wrong. I vanish twice a day with the sun's height and fall, I will follow you anywhere, even the bathroom stall. What am I?
Wednesday, June 17
A man built his house above a river between two trees. He attaches his house to the middle of the two trees' trunks. He does this because the river rises by 2 inches year year, but the trees grow 1 inch each year. If his house is 4 inches above the river, how long will it take for water to hit his house?
Answer: 2 years; his house won't go up at all because trees grow from the top, not the bottom.
Tuesday, June 16
2 men catch 2 fish in 2 minutes. At this rate, how many men could catch 500 fish in 500 minutes?
Answer: 2 men
Monday, June 15
Skinny I am fast, Fat I am slow, But I'll still delight you from your eyes to your nose. What am I?
Friday, June 12
It dances and skips, It's read in the eyes, but it cheats with the hips, It if meets its match, it's easily caught, But it's worth nothing, if it is bought. What is it?
Thursday, June 11
Feathers, I am as light, But quite heavy if squeezed tight. I'm seen as clean and pure, But often talked about with dirty terms. What am I?
Wednesday, June 10
A rooster lays an egg at 6:00am. When does the farmer find it?
Answer: Never, roosters don't lay eggs
Tuesday, June 9
A shrimping boat is at the docks with a lifeboat hanging off the side 5 feet above the water. If the tides rise at a rate of 1.5 feet per hour, how long would it take for the water to reach the lifeboat?
Answer: The entire shrimping boat would rise with the tides so the lifeboat would never be reached
Monday, June 8
There are 5 people at a table and a pie sliced into 5 pieces. Each person has a piece of pie in front of them, yet the pie tin still has a piece of pie in it. How is this possible?
Answer: One of the people at the table has the pie tin with a piece of pie in it in front of them.
Friday, June 5
Which word in the dictionary is spelled incorrectly?
Thursday, June 4
It takes 10 minutes to fry one steak - 5 minutes for each side. Two steaks can fit in a pan. What is the shortest possible time to fry 3 steaks?
Answer: 15 minutes (After 5 minutes, you take one steak off and turn the other. After 10 minutes, one steak is ready and the other 2 need to be finished on the 2nd side)
Wednesday, June 3
What month of the year do people sleep the least?
Tuesday, June 2
You answer me, although I never ask you questions. What am I?
Answer: A telephone
Monday, June 1
What is the largest amount of money in U.S. coins you can have without being able to make change for a dollar?
Answer: $1.19 (3 quarters, 4 dimes & 4 pennies)
Friday, May 29
A man is sitting in his cabin in Michigan. 3 hours later he gets out of his cabin in Texas. How is this possible?
Answer: He's a pilot in a plane cabin
Thursday, May 28
There are 3 stoves. A gas stove, a brick stove, and a wood stove. You only have 1 match. Which do you light up first?
Answer: The match
Wednesday, May 27
Why can't Kevin, who is now living in Canada, not be buried in the USA?
Answer: Because he's not dead
Tuesday, May 26
On a clock, how many times a day do the minute and hour hand overlap?
Answer: 22 times: 12:00:00, 1:05:27, 2:10:55, 3:16:22, 4:21:49, 5:27:16, 6:32:44, 7:38:11, 8:43:38, 9:49:05, 10:54:33. Each twice a day
Monday, May 25
John put a coin in a bottle and put a cork on the bottle. Later, he managed to get the coin out without taking out the cork or breaking the bottle. How did he do it?
Answer: He pushed the cork into the bottle
Friday, May 22
How many original Air Jordan shoes were there?
Thursday, May 21
Which team was the first to ever average more than 100 points in a game?
Answer: The Celtics were the first team to average more than 100 by averaging 101.3 in the 1954-1955 season. This was the same year the shot clock was introduced.
Wednesday, May 20
Which of the following is NOT true concerning Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley? -Both were drafted in the same year -Both inducted into the Hall of Fame -Both scored over 50 points in a game 4 times -Both considered one of the 50 best players of the first 50 years
Answer: Both scored over 50 points in a game 4 times
Tuesday, May 19
Who was the first player in NBA playoffs history to score at least 35 points, pull at least 15 rebounds, and shoot at least 80% from the field in one game?
Answer: Jermaine O'Neal
Monday, May 18
I was the 7th player in NBA history to win three NBA championships in my first three NBA seasons of 1999-00, 2000-01, and 2001-02. Who am I?
Answer: Devean George
Friday, May 15
Which NHL player scored at least 600 goals while playing for one team?
Answer: Bobby Hull (604 for Blackhawks)
Thursday, May 14
Which of these NHL team names was not used by the city of Detroit? Cougars, Falcons, Red Wings, or Jaguars
Wednesday, May 13
Which NHL team was swept 4-0 in three consecutive years in the Stanley Cup Final?
Answer: St. Louis Blues
Tuesday, May 12
Most NHL franchise team names end with an 's'. (Blackhawks, Blues...etc...) But how many do not and can you name them?
Answer: Minnesota Wild, Tampa Bay Lightning & Colorado Avalanche
Monday, May 11
What food items were repurposed as early hockey pucks?
Answer: Potatoes, Apples
Friday, May 8
What are the fast marches called that circuses play at the beginning and end of shows?
Thursday, May 7
How many rotations does the Wheel of Steel make durin the Built to Amaze! show?
Answer: Over 50, which measures out to about 10 football fields
Wednesday, May 6
There is a clown hierarchy in the circus. Can you name the 3 different types of clowns in a circus?
Answer: Whiteface, Auguste (red clown) & Character
Tuesday, May 5
How much does an Asian elephant's tooth weigh?
Answer: 9 lbs.
Monday, May 4
When would a circus band play John Philip Sousa's famous march, "Stars and Stripes Forever"?
Answer: When there's an emergency, such as animals getting loose
Friday, May 1
I have numbers on my face, but can't find 13 any place. What am I?
Answer: A clock
Thursday, April 30
I have a few points, but we're not competing. And I'll help you win, when you're eating. What am I?
Answer: A fork
Wednesday, April 29
1 is 3, 3 is 5, 5 is 4, 4 is perfect. Why?
Answer: Because 4 is equal to its letters. F-O-U-R
Tuesday, April 28
What is the best way to stop a dog from barking in, and digging up the front yard?
Answer: Put it in the backyard
Monday, April 27
What has a head, yet it never weeps. Has a bed, but never sleeps. Can run, but can not walk. And has a bank, but not a cent to its name?
Answer: A river
Friday, April 24
How many marshmallows does Blue Man Group use in a week?
Thursday, April 23
How many bananas does Blue Man Group use in a week?
Answer: 910 pounds
Wednesday, April 22
On how many continents has Blue Man Group performed?
Answer: 5 continents and in the ocean, too, thanks to a tailor-made Blue Man Grioup show on the Norwegian Cruise Lines ship The Epic
Tuesday, April 21
In what year did the first Blue Man Group show open in New York?
Answer: November 1991 at Astor Place Theatre, It was called Blue Man Group: Tubes
Monday, April 20
How much Cap'n Crunch cereal does Blue Man Group use in a week?
Answer: 15 pounds
Friday, April 17
Why would a hair stylist rather cut the hair of two brunettes than one red head?
Answer: Make more on 2 haircuts instead of 1
Thursday, April 16
John has 22 apples in a basket. Gretchen and Mark both take 2 and you take 16. How many apples do you have?
Wednesday, April 15
What is 5,000 years old and still turning?
Answer: A wheel
Tuesday, April 14
What two letters can spell the word candy?
Answer: C and Y
Monday, April 13
How can you make 7 even?
Answer: Remove the 's' from 'seven' to make it 'even'
Friday, April 10
What was the first car fitted with an alternator, rather than a direct current dynamo?
Answer: The 1960 Plymouth Valiant
Thursday, April 9
What car was reportedly designed on the back of the Northwest Airlines airsickness bag and released on April Fool's Day, 1970?
Answer: 1970 Gremlin
Wednesday, April 8
What autos were the first to use a standardized production key-start system?
Answer: The 1949 Chryslers
Tuesday, April 7
What was the Ford's answer to the Chevy Corvette, and other legal street racers of the 1960's?
Answer: Carrol Shelby's Mustang GT350
Monday, April 6
What was the first official White House car?
Answer: A 1909 White Steamer, ordered by President Taft
Friday, April 3
In Peter and the Starcatcher, what is it that Peter sees for the first time when he's shipwrecked on the island?
Answer: The Sun
Thursday, April 2
In Peter and the Starcatcher, the 12 actors portray how many different characters during the course of the show?
Answer: More than 100
Wednesday, April 1
In Peter and the Starcatcher, what is the name of the ship that is supposed to take Lord Aster and Molly to Rundoon?
Answer: The Neverland
Tuesday, March 31
In Peter and the Starcatcher, what is the profession of Black Stache, a man named for his foot-long mustache, and his crew?
Monday, March 30
In Peter and the Starcatcher, what is the mystical substance that fulfills dreams and turns ordinary fish into mermaids?
Friday, March 27
Easter, the chief holiday of the spring season, is celebrated on the first Sunday following ________ after the start of spring.
Answer: The first full moon
Thursday, March 26
Name one of the more popular flowering plants that first bloom in spring.
Answer: Daffodils, Tulips, Lilies
Wednesday, March 25
What is the name of the Greek goddess whose return was believed to signal the start of spring?
Tuesday, March 24
What is the term for a period of unseasonable cold weather during Spring?
Answer: Dogwood Winter
Monday, March 23
'Primavera' or 'Allegory of Spring' is a famous painting by which celebrated artist?
Answer: Sandro Botticelli
Friday, March 20
What kind of animal is the Springbok?
Answer: A medium-sized brown and white antelope-gazelle
Thursday, March 19
Which of America's Founding Fathers first conceived the idea of Daylight Saving Time?
Answer: Benjamin Franklin
Wednesday, March 18
Why does daylight increase in Spring?
Answer: Because the Earth's axis is increasing its tilt toward the sun
Tuesday, March 17
According to myth, what can you do with a raw egg on the first day of Spring?
Answer: Balance it on its end
What is the first day of Spring called?
Answer: Vernal Equinox (Equinox= when daytime and night are of equal duration)
Friday, March 13
I can be cracked, I can be made. I can be told, I can be played. What am I?
Answer: A joke
Thursday, March 12
How do you fix a broken pizza?
Answer: With tomato paste
Wednesday, March 11
Tall as a tree, dressed in white, My bridal veil is shiny bright. Up all night, never sleeping, If I rest, many are weeping. Upon the shores since the days of old, My silent message. What am I?
Answer: A lighthouse
Tuesday, March 10
Your parents have six sons including you. And each son has one sister. How many people are in the family?
Answer: 9; 2 parents, 6 sons, 1 daughter (All of them have 1 sister, not 6 sisters)
Monday, March 9
A man in tights is knocked out by a rock next to him. The rock never touched him. What happened to him?
Answer: The rock was Kryptonite and the man was Superman
Friday, March 6
I am a small room, But no life lives inside, No matter what weather looms, Very cold my residents reside. What am I?
Thursday, March 5
What 3 positive numbers give the same result when multiplied and added together?
Answer: 1, 2 & 3
Wednesday, March 4
In a pond there are some flowers with some bees hovering over the flowers. How many flowers and bees are there if both the following statements are true: 1. If each bee lands on a flower, one bee doesn't get a flower. 2. If two bees share each flower, there is one flower left out.
Answer: 4 bees, 3 flowers
Tuesday, March 3
What jumps when it walks and sits when it stands?
Answer: A kangaroo
Monday, March 2
I'm teary-eyed but never cry. Silver-tongued, but never lie. Double-winged, but never fly. Air-cooled, but never dry. What am I?
Answer: Mercury (The element looks shiny, silver and is wet. The god Mercury has two wings but only uses them to run.)