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Monday, January 25

What number do you get when you multiply all of the numbers on a telephone's number pad?

 
Answer: ?

Friday, January 22

What loses its head in the morning and gets it back at night?

 

Answer: Zero

Thursday, January 21

What loses its head in the morning and gets it back at night?

Answer: A pillow

Wednesday, January 20

What shoes should you wear when your basement is flooded?

Answer: Pumps

Tuesday, January 19

What do you get if you milk a cow after an earthquake?

Answer: Milk Shake 

Monday, January 18

I travel the world and I am drunk constantly. Who am I?

Answer: Water

Friday, January 15

A mirror for the famous, but informative to all. I'll show you the world, but it may be a bit small. What am I?

Answer: Television

Thursday, January 14

Look at my apple, keep me near. Listen closely, I'll put worms in your ear. What am I?

Answer: iPod

Wednesday, January 13

I live off of a busy street. If you want you can stay for an hour or two, but if you don't pay rent, I'll tell on you. What am I?

Answer: A Parking Meter

Tuesday, January 12

I have no wallet, but I pay my way.  I travel the world, but in the corner I stay.  What am I?

Answer: stamp 

Monday, January 11

What jumps when it walks and sits when it stands?

Answer: Kangaroo

Friday, January 8

Something different to show every week, but I'm still the same place.  If you're eating, it's probably butter that you taste.  What am I?

Answer: Movie Theater

Thursday, January 7

A thousand wheels, but move I do not.  Call me what I am, call me a lot.  What am I?

Answer: A parking lot or garage

Wednesday, January 6

I can be sun, I can be sand, and I can be bird. What am I? 

Answer: A clock (sundial, hourglass and cuckoo clock)

Tuesday, January 5

I have memories, but none of my own.  Whatever's on my inside is what is shown. If I'm ever different, it's because you changed me, I feel like a decoration, here for you to arrange me.  What am I?

Answer: Picture Frame

Monday, January 4

A farmer has three fields.  One of them has 3 bundles of hay, another has 4, and the last has 5.  How many would he have in the first field if he combined all of them in that field?

Answer: Just one, he combined them all

Friday, January 1

January is named after what Roman god who had two faces so he could look ahead to the future and back at the past at the same time?

Answer: Janus

Thursday, December 31

It is often remarked that "Auld Lang Syne" is one of the most popular songs that nobody knows the lyrics to.  "Auld Lang Syne" literally translates as "old long since" and means WHAT?

Answer: "Times Gone By"

Wednesday, December 30

On New Year's Eve, what country burns bonfires of Christmas trees on the street and launches fireworks.  The fires are meant to purge the old and welcome the new.

Answer: ?

Tuesday, December 29

The Spanish ritual on New Year's Eve is to eat 12 ______ at midnight.  The tradition is meant to secure 12 happy months in the coming year.  What are you supposed to eat?

Answer: Grapes

Monday, December 28

What is the first country to celebrate New Year's Eve each year?

Answer: Kiribati

Thursday, December 24

What is the first name of Scrooge, the principal character in the novel, A Christmas Carol?

Answer: Ebenezer

Wednesday, December 23

Which is the most popular ornament used to place at the top of the Christmas tree?

Answer: Angel

Tuesday, December 22

Which was the first state in the United States to recognize Christmas as an official holiday?

Answer: Alabama

Monday, December 21

Which country can be credited with the creation of the Christmas beverage, eggnog?

Answer: England

Friday, December 18

Two of the reindeers are named after weather phenomenon.  Name the reindeer. 

Answer: Donner, which means thunder in German, and Blitzen, which means lightning

Thursday, December 17

Traditions of Christmas around the world will you that Santa Claus is known by many names.  What is the French name for Santa Claus? 

Answer: Pere Noel

Wednesday, December 16

How many points does a snowflake traditionally have?

Answer: 6

Tuesday, December 15

How does Santa Claus go back up the chimney to continue his journey of delivering gifts? 

Answer: He places his finger on the side of his nose, gives a smile and a nod

Monday, December 14

Everyone is familiar with the mistletoe tradition.  What is the color of the berries of the plant? 

Answer: White

Friday, December 11

What is easy to get into, but hard to get out of? 

Answer: Trouble

Thursday, December 10

I have a head, but no body, a heart but no blood.  Just leaves and no branches, I grow without wood.  What am I?

Answer: Lettuce/Cabbage

Wednesday, December 9

Why was the chef embarrassed? 

Answer: Because he saw the salad dressing

Tuesday, December 8

I grow in trees, eat living things but have no teeth and give birth to something that looks nothing like me. What am I?

Answer: A horse

Monday, December 7

I grow in trees, eat living things but have no teeth and give birth to something that looks nothing like me. What am I?

Answer:  A bird 

Friday, December 4

It's against the rules for you to play fair, I always win but you don't care, I've ruined lives and crushed dreams, But the allure is too much it seems.  What am I?  

Answer: A casino

Thursday, December 3

If you lose me, others around you may lose me, too. What am I?  

Answer: Your temper

Wednesday, December 2

You have one of me and I'm easy to touch, I'm hard to look at, but you can in a clutch.  Yet you're told to watch me, or get your friends'.  I'm often referred to when you make amends.  You can throw me out but not away, I cause many pain, every day.  What am I?  

Answer: Your back

Tuesday, December 1

You bury me when I'm alive, and dig me up when I'm dead.  What am I?  

Answer: A plant

Monday, November 30

You see me quite often, But don't really care.  If you pass by me, You'll often stop and stare.  I can't speak or see, But don't think me uncouth, Because no matter what, I always tell the truth.  What am I? 

Answer: A mirror

Friday, November 27

The first Thanksgiving football game was started in 1934 by which team?

Answer: Detroit Lions

Thursday, November 26

What state produces the most turkeys?

Answer: Minnesota

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?

Answer: Cackle

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?  

Answer: Water

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? 

Answer: Fish

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?

Answer: Floss

Friday, November 13

What flower is a symbol of Veterans Day?

Answer: Poppy

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?

Answer: 1954

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)