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Friday, December 9

Jason is lying dead. He has an iron bar across his back and some food lying in front of him. How did Jason meet his sorry end?

Answer: ?

Thursday, December 8

Always in you, Sometimes on you; If I surround you, I can kill you. What am I? 

Answer: Water

Wednesday, December 7

What happened to the burglar who broke into a calendar factory?

Answer: He got 12 months.

Tuesday, December 6

A man walks into a bar and immediately falls unconscious.  Why?

Answer: It was an iron bar!

Monday, December 5

A bus driver was heading down a street in Colorado.  He went right past a stop sign without stopping, he turned left where there was a "no left turn" sign, and he went the wrong way on a one-way street.  Then he went on the left side of the road past a cop car. Still, he didn't break any traffic laws.  Why not?

Answer: He was walking, not driving

Friday, December 2

Two dogs are sitting on a porch, a fat dog and a thin dog.  The little dog is the son of the fat dog, but the fat dog is not the father of the thin dog.  Can you explain?

Answer: The fat dog is the mother

Thursday, December 1

What has a head and a tail, but no body?

Answer: A coin

Wednesday, November 30

How can you lift an elephant with one hand?

Answer: Not a problem, since you'll never find an elephant with one hand

Tuesday, November 29

What goes up and down, but still remains in the same place?

Answer: Stairs

Monday, November 28

How can a mean go 8 days without sleep?

Answer: By sleeping during the night time

Friday, November 25

The term "Cornucopia" means what?

Answer: Horn of Plenty 

Thursday, November 24

Butterball says the best place to put the meat thermometer in the turkey is:

-Breast -Thigh -Top of Leg -At an angle so it hits both the meat and stuffing

Answer: Thigh

Wednesday, November 23

Which President was the first to establish Thanksgiving as a legal national holiday to be held the 4th Thursday in November?

Answer: Franklin D. Roosevelt

Tuesday, November 22

Before being harvested and sold, an individual cranberry must bounce at least how many inches high to make sure they aren't too ripe?

Answer: 4 inches

Monday, November 21

According to the Butterball corporation, they recommend that you thaw a wrapped turkey in the refrigerator how long per 4 pounds of bird?

Answer: One Day

Friday, November 18

I sit on a bridge.  Some people will look through me, while others wonder what I hide.  What am I?

Answer: Sunglasses

Thursday, November 17

What is higher without the head, than with it?

Answer: A Pillow (which sinks a little when your head is placed upon it)

Wednesday, November 16

What is made of wood, but can't be sawed?

Answer: Sawdust

Tuesday, November 15

I can bring tears to your eyes, resurrect the dead, Make you smile, and reverse time.  I form in an instant, but I last a lifetime.  What am I?

Answer: A Memory

Monday, November 14

I can be long, or I can be short.  I can be grown, and I can be bought.  I can be painted, or left bare.  I can be round, or square.  What am I?

Answer: Fingernails

Friday, November 11

Though I should be unique, you've made most of us the same.

I would be stronger, if my characters were stranger.

Answer: Password

Thursday, November 10

What does no man want, yet no man want to lose?

Answer: A job

Wednesday, November 9

Thousands lay up gold within this house, But no man made it.  Spears past counting guard this house, But no man wards it.

Answer: Beehive

Tuesday, November 8

What is at the end of a rainbow?

Answer: The letter W

Monday, November 7

A man is on the run from the police, after stealing large gold bars. He has 3 gold bars in his arms, each weighing 10 lbs. The problem is, as he runs from the police, he must cross a mile long, fragile bridge which can only support 100 lbs.  The man weighs 80 lbs.  How could he transport all 3 gold bars?

Answer: By juggling the gold bars

Friday, November 4

A confident female who holds a pre-eminent position among her peers, who is often envied, though not always genuinely loved, and whose appearance and behavior are very often imitated is sometimes referred to as a "queen" what?

Answer: Queen Bee

Thursday, November 3

Have you ever heard someone else use the expression "quarrel with bread and butter"?  What does this particular saying mean?

Answer: To act in a manner that is contrary to your best interest

Wednesday, November 2

If someone is trying to spoil your chances of succeeding at reaching your goal, then what is that person attempting to do, according to an older British expression?

Answer: Queer your pitch

Tuesday, November 1

Which of the following words is NOT popularly used to complete a cliched description beginning "Quick as a ______"?  -Wink  -Flash  -Cat  -Flea

Answer: Flea

Monday, October 31

According to a popular expression in the English language, what is it that a patron visiting a pub or a bar might do with a brew?  -Quoit  -Quash  -Quaff  -Quirt

Answer: Quaff

Friday, October 28

Women usually can get drunk faster than men from wine because of what?

Answer: Their water to fat ratio

Thursday, October 27

Where is the world's largest cork tree located?

Answer: Portugal (The Whistler Tree is 230 years old)

Wednesday, October 26

What is the average number of grapes that it takes to make a bottle of wine?

Answer: 750

Tuesday, October 25

Some people are actually afraid of wine.  What is the word for those who don't like wine?

Answer: Oenophobia

Monday, October 24

Which country consumes the most wine, per capita?

Answer: The Vatican

Friday, October 21

Walk on the living, they don't even mumble.  Walk on the dead, they mutter and grumble.  What are they?

Answer: Fallen Leaves

Thursday, October 20

What do you call a rabbit with fleas?

Answer: Bugs Bunny

Wednesday, October 19

What type of house weighs the least?

Answer: A lighthouse

Tuesday, October 18

People buy me to eat, but never eat me.  What am I?

Answer: Plates & Cutlery

Monday, October 17

Which song, composed by Lindsey Buckingham, was the theme for the original "National Lampoon's Vacation" movie and could also be heard on the soundtrack in two of the sequels?

Answer: "Holiday Road"

Friday, October 14

In "National Lampoon's Vegas Vacation", Rusty lied about his age and assumed an alias when he became a high roller in the casino.  What was his assumed name?

Answer: Pappagiorgio.

Thursday, October 13

In "National Lampoon's Vacation", what was cousin Eddie's last name?

Answer: Johnson

Wednesday, October 12

Which actor in the movie "National Lampoon's Vacation" grew 3 inches from the beginning of the movie to the end?

Answer: Anthony Michael Hall (Rusty).  He actually went through puberty during the 4 months of filming of the movie.

Tuesday, October 11

In the movie "National Lampoon's Vacation", the Wagon Queen Family Truckster, with its 8 headlights and extensive wood paneling, was actually a parody version of what type of car?

Answer: 1979 Ford LTD Country Squires.

Monday, October 10

In "National Lampoon's Vacation", the far-off views of Walley World were created with matte paintings.  However, the roller coaster scene was shot where?

Answer: Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California.

Friday, October 7

You are in a room with 3 monkeys.  One monkey has a banana, one has a stick, and one has nothing.  Who is the smartest primate?

Answer: You.

Thursday, October 6

Mr. Smith has 4 daughters.  Each of his daughters has a brother.  How many children does Mr. Smith have?

Answer: He has 5 children, all of the daughters have the same 1 brother.

Wednesday, October 5

I don't have eyes, but once I did see.  Once I had thoughts, but now I'm white and empty.  What am I?

Answer: A Skull

Tuesday, October 4

What is harder to catch the faster you run?

Answer: Your Breath

Monday, October 3

You will always find me in the past.  I can be created in the present, but the future can never taint me.  What am I?

Answer: History

Friday, September 30

On February 6, 2006, a Beagle named "Belle" was unsuccessful in making her master understand that his blood sugar level was dangerously low.  When Kevin Weaver inevitably collapsed due to low blood suger, what did Belle do to save his life?

Answer: Called 911

Thursday, September 29

Bamse, a Saint Bernard, served with the Free Norwegian Forces on the ship "Thorrud" stationed in Dundee and Montrose, Scotland during World War II and is noted for having performed which of the following deeds?

Answer: Shoved a knife wielding assailant off a dock to save a fellow sailer, Spontaneously saved at least one sailer from drowning, & Traveled by bus on his own to neighboring towns to track down errant crew members

Wednesday, September 28

At Tokyo's Shibuya train station, a statue honors an Akita dog, Hachiko, that visited the train station everyday at 3 o'clock for 11 years (1925-1935) in anticipation of what event?

Answer: The return of his deceased master

Tuesday, September 27

In 1925, which Siberian Husky traveled through -70 degree temperatures, near whiteout conditions, and gale force winds for 91 miles to relay serum for use in combating a diptheria epidemic in Nome, Alaska?

Answer: Togo

Monday, September 26

During World War I, an American Pit Bull Terrier named "Stubby" of the 102nd Infantry Division, was awarded the rank of sergeant for which of the following acts of valor? 

Answer: Capturing a German forward observer

Friday, September 23

Name the new ABC show: Katie Otto, a confident, unapologetic wife and mother of three, raises her flawed family in the wealthy town of Westport, Connecticut, filled with "perfect" mommies and their "perfect" offspring. Katie's perfectly imperfect world is upended when her neighbor's decision to move notches her up from her ideal social standing and sets her on a path to ensure that doesn't happen, regardless of the consequences.

Answer: American Housewife (Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 7:30pm)

Thursday, September 22

Name the new ABC show: Lawyer and former First Daughter Hayes Morrison is about to accept a job offered from her sexy nemesis, NY District Attorney Wayne Wallis, to avoid jail time for cocaine possession and avoid hurting her mother's Senate campaign.  Working with his team at the new Conviction Integrity Unit will let her use her brilliant mind to turn over cases where there is credible suspicion of wrongful conviction and give her a chance to turn things around with her high-powered political family.

Answer: Conviction

Wednesday, September 21

Name the new ABC show:  This show centers on the symbiotic relationship between charismatic defense attorney Jake Greogorian and powerhouse TV producer, Julia George, as they attempt to control the media, the justice system and ultimately each other.

Answer: Notorius (Thursday, Sept. 22 at 8pm)

Tuesday, September 20

Name the new ABC show:  Kiefer Sutherland stars as Tom Kirkman, a lower-level cabinet member who is suddenly appointed President of the United States after a catastrophic attack on the U.S. Capitol during the State of the Union. In this dramatic thriller, Kirman will struggle to keep the country and his own family from falling apart, while navigating the highly-volatile political arena while leading the search to find who is responsible for the attack.

Answer: Designated Survivor

Monday, September 19

Name the new ABC show:  Maya DiMeo is a mom on a mission who will do anything for her husband Jimmy, her kids Ray, Dylan, and JJ, her eldest son with cerebral palsy.  As Maya fights injustices both real and imagined, the family works to make a new home for themselves, and searches for just the right person to give JJ his "voice".

Answer: Speechless (Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 7:30pm)

Friday, September 16

In the grocery store, Sal met his only daughter's only husband's mother-in-law's only mother-in-law. Who was she?

Answer: Sal's Mother

Thursday, September 15

What 7 letter word is spelled the same way backwards and forewards?

Answer: RACECAR

Wednesday, September 14

Three playing cards in a row.  Can you name them with these clues?  There is a two to the right of a king.  A diamond will be found to the left of a spade.  An ace is to the left of a heart.  A heart is to the left of a spade.  Now, identify all three cards.

Answer: Ace of Diamonds, King of Hearts, Two of Spades

Tuesday, September 13

Gaze at this sentence for just about sixty seconds nd then explain what makes it quite different from the average sentence.  Quick!  What is it?

Answer: It contains all of the letters in the alphabet

Monday, September 12

What has a head, a tail, is brown, and has no legs?

Answer: A penny

Friday, September 9

In the NFL, which football position usually has numbers between 1-19?

Answer: Kickers & Quarterbacks

Thursday, September 8

Who was the first team to ever win a Super Bowl?

Answer: Green Bay Packers

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

Answer: Elisabeth Hasselbeck

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?

Answer: Nose

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?

Answer: Tokyo

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)

Monday, August 15

What year were women allowed to compete in the Olympics?

Answer: 1900

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?

Answer: 1994

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?

Answer: Book

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?

Answer: Windmill

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

 

Located on the east coast of Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand is the unusual Hot Water Beach, which derives its name for which of the following reasons?

 

Answer: Underground hot water springs

Wednesday, July 13

Sandcut Beach on Vancouver Island, British Columbia has which of these unusual features?

Answer: A waterfall

Tuesday, July 12

Hyams Beach in New South Wales, Australia is listed in the "Guinness Book of Records" for which of the following reasons?

Answer: Whitest sand beach in the world

Monday, July 11

Maho Beach, on the Caribbean island of Saint Maarten, is a popular beach where tourists come to watch what unusual happening?

Answer: Airplanes landing

Friday, July 8

The dish Chop-Suey does not come from China.  It was created by Chinese immigrants in _____________?

Answer: California 

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?

Answer: Sugar

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?

Answer: Pepper

Friday, July 1

When did the Fourth of July become a legal federal holiday?

Answer: 1938

Thursday, June 30

How many people signed the Declaration of Independence on July Fourth?

Answer: 2

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)

Tuesday, June 28

Which president was born on the Fourth of July?

Answer: Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president, in 1872

Monday, June 27

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?

Answer: Carrot

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?

Answer: Concrete floors are very hard to crack!
 
Tuesday, June 21

Can you write cow in 13 letters?

Answer: See o double you

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?

Answer: Normal.

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?

Answer: 9pm

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.