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Friday, November 27
The first Thanksgiving football game was started in 1934 by which team?
Thursday, November 26
What state produces the most turkeys?
Wednesday, November 25
The Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade was started in 1924. It was suspended for 3 years at one point. When and why?
Answer: 1942-1944 because of WWII. They needed the rubber and helium.
Tuesday, November 24
Gobble, gobble? Not so fast. Only male turkeys, called toms, gobble. Females, which are called hens, do what?
Monday, November 23
When Abe Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday, it was thanks to the tireless efforts of a magazine editor named Sarah Josepha Hale. What was Hale's claim to fame?
Answer: She wrote the nursery rhyme, "Mary Had a Little Lamb"
Friday, November 20
You can swallow me, but I can swallow you. What am I?
Thursday, November 19
I stink when I'm alive, but I smell good when I'm dead. What am I?
Answer: A pig
Wednesday, November 18
I am a word with two meanings. With one I can be broken, with the second I hold on. What am I?
Answer: Tie. A tie score can be broken, but when you tie a knot (as in a necktie) it holds together.
Tuesday, November 17
This is what some people do, For a compliment or two, Anglers do it on a bank, Others keep theirs in a tank. What am I?
Monday, November 16
I stretch as far as a football field, Yet I fit in the palm of your hand. I will make you bleed if you don't use me often. You put me in your moth, but don't eat me, Then you throw me away. What am I?
Friday, November 13
What flower is a symbol of Veterans Day?
Thursday, November 12
What has been the most deadly war in American history up to this point?
Answer: The U.S. Civil War (600,000 deaths)
Wednesday, November 11
Many people participate in this at 11am on Veterans Day. -Barbecue -Moment of Silence -A Poppy Toss -Parade
Answer: A moment of silence (The armistice ending the World War was signed on the 11th of the 11th day of the 11th month.)
Tuesday, November 10
What was supposed to have been the "war to end all wars"?
Answer: World War I
Monday, November 9
Veterans Day was known as Armistice Day prior to what year?
Friday, November 6
You use me from your head to your toes. The more I work, the thinner I grow. What am I?
Answer: A bar of soap
Thursday, November 5
I am a digit, but two of the ten. Two of me make a promise. What am I?
Answer: The pinky or little finger
Wednesday, November 4
I wear a red coat and have a stone in my throat. What am I?
Answer: A cherry
Tuesday, November 3
Weight in my stomach, trees on my back, nails in my ribs, it's feet I lack. What am I?
Answer: A ship
Monday, November 2
Mr. Niceguy donated one million dollars to help feed starving people. After he donated the money he was a millionaire. How did he become a millionaire?
Answer: He was a billionaire, spent a million dollars, and became a millionaire (dropping below a billion dollars)
Friday, October 30
Believe it or not, Candy Corn is the most purchased candy for Halloween (not sure everyone eats it, though). What is the #1 chocolate candy at Halloween?
Thursday, October 29
Samhainophobia is an intense and persistent fear of Halloween that can cause panic attacks in sufferers. Other relevant phobias for this time of year: Wiccaphobia (fear of witches), Phasmophobia (fear of ghosts), and Coimetrophobia. What is Coimetrophobia a fear of?
Wednesday, October 28
25% of all the candy sold in a year is for Halloween night. Which U.S. state has the most people looking for organic candy?
Tuesday, October 27
People didn't always carve pumpkins for Halloween. The modern practice mutated from the Irish tradition of carving faces of the dead into what?
Answer: Gourds, Turnips, Beets & Potatoes
Monday, October 26
Halloween has its roots in an ancient harvest festival held at the end of the Celtic year. The festival marked the end of summer and the beginning of the dark wintertime. It was believed the spirits of the dead returned on this eve to damage crops and play tricks on the living. What is the name of this festival?
Answer: Samhain (pronounced SOW-in)
Friday, October 23
If Washington went to Washington, and Washington washed the clothes, how many w's are there in all?
Answer: There are NO w's in the word ALL
Thursday, October 22
Like a middle pillar, I stand among 6. All 9 of my characters make me the largest to exist. What am I?
Wednesday, October 21
What dessert can you eat out of a cup without a spoon or fork?
Answer: Cup Cakes
Tuesday, October 20
I can fill up the entire room and still not take up any space. What am I?
Monday, October 19
He is a king who's good at measuring stuff.
Friday, October 16
In many parts of the United States, Columbus Day has evolved into different kinds of celebrations. Some people use the day to honor Italian-American heritage, while others celebrate what?
Answer: Native Americans
Thursday, October 15
Christopher Columbus had a hard time raising money for his trip. Who, eventually, provided him some money?
Answer: King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella (of Spain)
Wednesday, October 14
Christopher Columbus took 3 ships when he set sail. What were the names of those ships?
Answer: Santa Maria, Nina & Pinta
Tuesday, October 13
Columbus Day is "officially" October 12th. But it's not always celebrated on the 12th. What day is it ALWAYS celebrated on and what year did they make that change?
Answer: 2nd Monday of October/1971
Monday, October 12
Columbus Day is a U.S. holiday that commemorates the landing of Christopher Columbus in the New World on October 12, 1492.
It was unofficially celebrated in a number of cities and states as early as the 18th century. But what year did it officially become a federal holiday?
Friday, October 9
The United States produces how much of the world's corn?
Thursday, October 8
Which type of corn is primarily used to feed animals and gets its name from its unique appearance?
Answer: Dent Corn
Wednesday, October 7
In one of the 'Corn Belt States', there is a tourist attraction called The Corn Palace. It has murals inside and outside totally made from corn. Where is this palace located?
Answer: Mitchell, South Dakota
Tuesday, October 6
On an average ear of corn, how many kernels are there and in how many rows?
Answer: 800 kernels in 16 rows
Monday, October 5
Most corn stalks grow how many ears of corn?
Friday, October 2
I am shorter when I stand and taller when I sit. Sometimes I'm even called a pit. What am I?
Answer: A dog
Thursday, October 1
I am a nice word composed of five letters, but the Romans would call me numbers. What am I?
Wednesday, September 30
Bill Engvall had a cameo role in a movie this year. What movie was it?
Answer: 'Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!'
Tuesday, September 29
Bill Engvall is married to his wife, Gail. They have 2 kids. What are their kids' names?
Answer: Emily & Travis
Monday, September 28
Bill Engvall created and starred in a TV sitcom in TBS from 2007-2009. What was the name of the show?
Answer: "The Bill Engvall Show"
Friday, September 25
In 2011, Bill Engvall tried something new by hosting a game show on the Game Show Network. What was the name of the show he hosted?
Thursday, September 24
In 2013, Bill Engvall danced on the 17th season of "Dancing with the Stars". What place did he finish in?
Answer: 4th place
Wednesday, September 23
In 2000, Jeff Foxworthy and Bill Engvall launched the first of 6 Blue Collar Comedy Tours. The tours also featured 2 other comedians. Who were they?
Answer: Ron White & Larry the Cable Guy
Tuesday, September 22
Before going into comedy, Bill Engvall attended Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. What was he studying there?
Answer: Was going for his Bachelor's degree to be a teacher
Monday, September 21
Bill Engvall is part of the Blue Collar Comedy group. He is best known for his signature bit called what?
Answer: "Here's Your Sign"
Friday, September 18
How big was Tyrannosaurus Rex's longest tooth?
Answer: As big as a human hand
Thursday, September 17
True or False? Birds evolved from dinosaurs.
Wednesday, September 16
About how long ago did dinosaurs become extinct?
Answer: 65 million years ago
Tuesday, September 15
What type of dinosaur is featured on the logo of the Toronto based NBA basketball team?
Answer: Raptor (Velociraptor)
Monday, September 14
What does the word "dinosaur" mean?
Answer: Terrible Lizard
Friday, September 11
Shania Twain's first husband, Robert John "Mutt" Lange, has been a producer for several bands. Which of these bands did he NOT produce for? -The Cars -The Connells -Def Leppard -AC/DC
Answer: The Connells
Thursday, September 10
Shania Twain's debut album "Shania Twain" only featured one of her own songs. What song was it?
Answer: God Ain't Gonna Getcha for That
Wednesday, September 9
How many siblings does Shania Twain have?
Tuesday, September 8
Shania Twain took a break from performing after doctors discoverd lesions on her vocal cords. In 2012, Twain returned to the concert stage in her critically acclaimed show "Still the One". Where did she perform this show for 2 years?
Answer: The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas
Monday, September 7
What is Shania Twain's real birth name?
Answer: Eilleen Regina Edwards
Friday, September 4
Music: Flutes, clarinets, and oboes are all part of the _________ instrument family.
Answer: Woodwinds, Winds
Thursday, September 3
Science: A vertical column in a periodic table is called a _____?
Wednesday, September 2
History: Which of the following American Civil War battles was won by the Union? -Battle of Lookout Mountain -1st Bull Run (1st Manassas) -Battle of Chancellorsville -2nd Bull Run (2nd Manassas)
Answer: Battle of Lookout Mountain
Tuesday, September 1
Geography: Lebanon gained independence from which country in 1943?
Monday, August 31
Mathematics: Which of the following numbers is prime? -91 -59 -46 -27 -57
Friday, August 28
Language: Out of the following Spanish words, pick the one that, when translated to English, is NOT a color. -Rojo -Blanco -Verde -Reloj
Thursday, August 27
Science: Which of the following is the smallest? -Electron -Atom -Proton -Neutron -Cell
Wednesday, August 26
History: World War II started in which year?
Tuesday, August 25
Math: If 2x + 10x - 4 = 20 What does x equal?
Monday, August 24
Language: "The pillow was as soft as a cloud as she rested her head upon it." is an example of what type of figurative language?
Friday, August 21
Sleepy, Happy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Dopey, Doc. Who's missing?
Thursday, August 20
Does a merry-go-round turn clockwise or counterclockwise?
Wednesday, August 19
Do books have even # pages on the right or left side?
Tuesday, August 18
In which hand is the Statue of Liberty's torch?
Monday, August 17
On a standard traffic light, is the green on the top of bottom?