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Tuesday, August 30
ABC's "The View" is a talk show that features an all women panel. Who was NOT on the original panel when it debuted in 1997? -Meredith Vieira -Star Jones -Elisabeth Hasselbeck -Barbara Walters
Monday, August 29
The FOX Network made its debut in October 1986 with a late-night talk show. The show lasted 2 years. Which veteran entertainer and celebrity handled the hosting duties that fateful evening?
Answer: Joan Rivers
Friday, August 26
What is often picked but seldom chosen, never walks but can run when frozen?
Thursday, August 25
Harry, the happy hippo, happily hopped from the hippo hospital. How many h's are this sentence?
Answer: One: there is only one 'h' in 'this sentence'
Wednesday, August 24
I am a teacher, yet I am not a human nor a robot. What am I?
Answer: A book
Tuesday, August 23
What do you call bodyguards in front of a Samsung store?
Answer: "Guardians of the Galaxy"
Monday, August 22
What tastes better than it smells?
Answer: Your tongue
Friday, August 19
Which country's team always marches last in the March Past at the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics?
Answer: Host Country
Thursday, August 18
Gold medals were actually pure gold through 1912. This year, they're 494 grams silver and 6 grams gold. If you melted and sold them, they be worth about how much?
Answer: $600 a piece
Wednesday, August 17
Where will the 2020 Summer Olympic Games take place?
Tuesday, August 16
Only 4 athletes have ever won medals at both the Winter and Summer Olympic Games. Can you name one of them?
Answer: Eddie Eagan (United States), Jacob Tullin Thams (Norway), Christa Luding-Rothenburger (East Germany), and Clara Hughes (Canada)
What year were women allowed to compete in the Olympics?
Friday, August 12
What two continents have never hosted an Olympics?
Answer: Africa & Antarctica
Thursday, August 11
The Olympics used to be held every four years. In what year did that change, where they now have the Summer and Winter Olympics alternate every two years?
Wednesday, August 10
The five Olympic rings represent the five major regions of the world - Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceana, and every national flag in the world includes one of the five colors. What the five colors, from left to right?
Answer: Blue, Yellow, Black, Green & Red
Tuesday, August 9
Which country has won the most Summer Olympic medals? And, which country has won the most Winter Olympic medals?
Answer: USA-Summer, Norway-Winter
Monday, August 8
The early Olympic Games were celebrated as a religious festival from 776 B.C. until 393 A.D., when the games were banned for being a pagan festival (the Olympics celebrated the Greek god Zeus). A French educator, Baron Pierre de Coubertin, proposed a revival of the ancient tradition, and thus the modern-day Olympic Summer Games were born. What year did they start up again?
Answer: 1896, Summer Olympics in Greece
Friday, August 5
What does this say? esgg sgeg gegs gsge
Answer: Scrambled Eggs
Thursday, August 4
He who builds me doesn't want me, He who buys me doesn't use me, He that uses me doesn't know he's got me. What am I?
Answer: A coffin
Wednesday, August 3
How can FIVE minus two equal 4?
Answer: Roman Numerals: FIVE take away F and E, which leaves IV, which is 4 in Roman Numerals
Tuesday, August 2
What has a spine but no bones?
Monday, August 1
I can fly without wings. And cry without eyes. What am I?
Answer: A cloud
Friday, July 29
What has rivers but no water, forests but no trees, and cities but no people?
Answer: A map
Thursday, July 28
What goes all around town but never comes inside?
Answer: The street
Wednesday, July 27
What loses its head every morning; but gets it back every night?
Answer: A pillow
Tuesday, July 26
I hang or stand by a wall, run fast with hands but no feet at all. What am I?
Answer: A clock
Monday, July 25
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 22
The Mariana Trench is the deepest point on earth. In which sea or ocean would you find it?
Answer: Pacific Ocean
Thursday, July 21
What is the only 'living' organism that can be viewed from space?
Answer: The Great Barrier Reef
Wednesday, July 20
The tides are said to be 'heartbeat of our oceans.' The average tide variation measures around 4 feet. Which natural wonder records an astonishing tide variation of 53 feet?
Answer: Bay of Fundy - Nova Scotia
Tuesday, July 19
Which remarkable mineral abundant sea is so dense and salty it can't sustain any life form other than microscopic bacteria, fungi and algae? It lies further beneath sea level than any body of water on earth.
Answer: Dead Sea
Monday, July 18
Rainbows are a natural phenomenon. Where is the sun always positioned when you're looking at a rainbow?
Answer: Behind you
Friday, July 15
Pink Sand Beach in The Bahamas derives its color from which of the following?
Answer: Pulverized Coral Shells
Thursday, July 14
Wednesday, July 13
Answer: A waterfall
Tuesday, July 12
Answer: Whitest sand beach in the world
Monday, July 11
Answer: Airplanes landing
Friday, July 8
The dish Chop-Suey does not come from China. It was created by Chinese immigrants in _____________?
Thursday, July 7
What was the first breakfast cereal ever produced?
Answer: Shredded Wheat
Wednesday, July 6
McDonald's coats its fries in what to brown them?
Tuesday, July 5
What do the 3 white dots on the Domino's pizza logo represent?
Answer: The first 3 stores
Monday, July 4
What is the most popular spice in the world?
Friday, July 1
When did the Fourth of July become a legal federal holiday?
Thursday, June 30
How many people signed the Declaration of Independence on July Fourth?
Wednesday, June 29
What is written on the back of the Declaration of Independence?
Answer: "Original Declaration of Independence dated 4th July 1776" (It's written upside down)
Which president was born on the Fourth of July?
Answer: Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president, in 1872
Three presidents died on the Fourth of July. Who were they?
Answer: John Adams, Thomas Jefferson & James Monroe
Friday, June 24
What's orange and sounds like a parrot?
Thursday, June 23
If you throw me out the window, I'll leave a grieving wife. Bring me back, but through the door, You'll see someone giving life. What am I?
Answer: The letter "n". Throw the letter 'n' from the word window and you have a widow. Bring back the letter 'n' to door and you have a donor.
Wednesday, June 22
How can you drop a raw egg from 50 feet up onto a concrete floor without cracking it?
Can you write cow in 13 letters?
Monday, June 20
Can you arrange 9 numbers - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 -(using each number just once) above and below a division line, to create a fraction equaling to 1/3 (one third)?
Answer: 5832 / 17496 = 1/3
Friday, June 17
What mathematical symbol can be placed between 5 and 9, to get a number greater than 5 and smaller than 9?
Answer: A decimal point 5.9
Thursday, June 16
What word describes a woman who does not have all her fingers on one hand?
Wednesday, June 15
There are three men in a boat with four cigarettes but no matches. How do they manage to smoke?
Answer: They throw one cigarette overboard and made the boat a cigarette lighter (Ha Ha)
Tuesday, June 14
What has one eye, but cannot see?
Answer: A needle
Monday, June 13
If it were 2 hours later, it would be half as long until midnight as it would be if it were an hour later. What time is it now?
Friday, June 10
Who is the only coach to win both a NCAA and NBA championship?
Answer: Larry Brown
Thursday, June 9
What is the name of the NBA Championship trophy?
Answer: Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy
Wednesday, June 8
Everyone knows that the Boston Celtics currently hold the record for the most NBA Championships. Who currently holds the record for losing in the NBA Finals?
Answer: The Los Angeles Lakers (Owner of the second most NBA Championship victories, also have the record for the most Championships losses... 15 of them.)
Tuesday, June 7
What basketball player played the most seasons in the NBA?
Answer: Two players are tied with this record. Robert Parish & Kevin Willis both played 21 seasons.
Monday, June 6
Who holds the record for the most 3-point field goals made in an NBA playoff game?
Answer: Klay Thompson
Friday, June 3
Who is the NBA's all-time leading scorer?
Answer: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA's all-time leading scorer. He finished his career with 38,387 points.
Thursday, June 2
How did Los Angeles Lakers' superstar Kobe Bryant get his name?
Answer: He's named after a steak
Wednesday, June 1
Michael Jordan is famous for wearing number 23. What other number has MJ worn during his NBA career?
Answer: Michael Jordan wore number 45 when he came out of retirement (the first time) in 1995.