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Thursday, March 5

What 3 positive numbers give the same result when multiplied and added together?

Answer: ?

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.)

Friday, February 27

Which two months are the best for establishing a lawn?

Answer: August & September

Thursday, February 26

What was the horse hair in 'horse-hair plaster' used for?

Answer: Provide a binding agent to hold plaster together

Wednesday, February 25

What is a "load-bearing" wall?

Answer: Wall that supports structures on floors above it

Tuesday, February 24

What were "galvanized pipes" commonly used for in old houses?

Answer: Drinking Water

Monday, February 23

What was asbestos commonly used for in old houses?

Answer: External siding, floor tiles and insulation wrap

Friday, February 20

The first colored film to win an Academy Award is also the longest movie to even win.  What was it?

Answer: Gone With The Wind

Thursday, February 19

Many famous faces have hosted the Oscars, but who has hosted the most times?

Answer: Bob Hope (18 times)

Wednesday, February 18

While no dog has ever been nominated for an Academy Award, there are 3 dogs on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  Can you name them.

Answer: Strongheart, Rin Tin-Tin & Lassie

Tuesday, February 17

Name the last black and white movie that won Best Picture.

Answer: The Artist (2011)

Monday, February 16

Name the only 2 movie trilogies where all 3 movies were nominated for Best Picture.

Answer: Godfather & Lord of the Rings

Friday, February 13

About how many people around the world have seen Blue Man Group?

Answer: Over 35 million

Thursday, February 12

How many pounds of Jell-O does Blue Man Group use in a week?

Answer: 360 pounds

Wednesday, February 11

Blue Man Group can be seen in New York, Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Orlando, Berlin and cities throughout the U.S. and Europe.  About how many actual Blue Men are there total?

Answer: About 90

Tuesday, February 10

For which of the following awards has Blue Man Group been nominated: An Oscar, a Grammy, or a Tony?

Answer: Grammy: For its certified Gold debut album Audio

Monday, February 9

What top Las Vegas destination is home to Blue Man Group's hit long-running Las Vegas production?

Answer: Monte Carlo

Friday, February 6

When do you go at red, but stop at green?

Answer: When you're eating a watermelon

Thursday, February 5

I have eight to spare and am covered with hair.  What am I?

Answer: A cat

Wednesday, February 4

I brighten your day, but live in the shade.  What am I?

Answer: A lamp

Tuesday, February 3

What's the angle between the minute hand and the hour hand at a quarter past three?

Answer: 7.5 degrees

Monday, February 2

Two girls ate dinner together.  They both ordered ice tea.   One girl drank them very fast and drank 5 of them in the time it took the other to drink one.  The girl who drank one died while the other survived.  All of the drinks were poisoned.  Why did the girl that drank more ice tea survive?

Answer: The poison was in the middle of the ice

Friday, January 30

Mary's father has 5 daughters - Nana, Nene, Nini, & Nono.  What is the fifth daughter's name?

Answer: Mary

Thursday, January 29

If two's company and three's a crowd, what are four and five?

Answer: Nine

Wednesday, January 28

What starts with "P" and ends with "E" and has more than 1,000 letters?

Answer: Post Office

Tuesday, January 27

A monkey, a squirrel, and a bird are racing to the top of a coconut tree.  Who will get the banana first, the monkey, the squirrel, or the bird?

Answer: None of them, because you can't get a banana from a coconut tree!

Monday, January 26

A house hasa 4 walls.  All of the walls are facing south, and a bear is circling the house.  What color is the bear?

Answer: White

Friday, January 23

What are the 2 strongest days of the week?

Answer: Saturday & Sunday

Thursday, January 22

What part of your body disappears when you stand up?

Answer: Your lap

Wednesday, January 21

What has 13 hearts but no body and no soul?

Answer: A deck of cards

Tuesday, January 20

What is a Honeymoon Salad?

Answer: Lettuce alone without any dressing!  (Let us alone without any dressing)

Monday, January 19

A big moron and a little moron are walking across a bridge when the big moron falls off.  Why didn't the little moron fall off?

Answer: He was a "little more on"

Friday, January 16

You are ready to go fishing.  You have decided to fish for trout.  Which of these is NOT a type of trout?  -Golden  -Rainbow  -Harlequin  -Cutthroat

Answer: Harlequin

Thursday, January 15

With the exception of the Chinese water deer, which have tusks, all male deer have antlers.  Sometimes a female has a small stub.  The only female deer with antlers are what?

Answer: Reindeer (Caribou)

Wednesday, January 14

Once you have purchased your first fishing rod, you will need to buy a reel to go with it.  Which type of reel is the easiest for most beginners to start out with?  -Close face spin cast reel  -Bait casting reel  -Open face spinning reel  -Fly fishing reel

Answer: Close face spin cast reel

Tuesday, January 13

When you go fishing, the first thing you'll need, of course, is a fishing rod.  Which of these is a type of fishing rod? -Deepwater Cisco  -Ugly Stick  -Salado Shiner  -Whiteline Topminnow

Answer: Ugly Stick

Monday, January 12

Positioned on either side of the head, the eyes of ducks allow them to see in a continuous arc of how many degrees?

Answer: 340 degrees

Friday, January 9

What letter can do the work in one day that you can do in two days?

Answer: W (double u-double you)

Thursday, January 8

What do tigers have that no other animals have?

Answer: Baby tigers

Wednesday, January 7

Why did the man throw a bucket of water out the window?

Answer: ?

Tuesday, January 6

There is a party of 100 high-powered politicians.  All of them are either honest or liars.  You walk in knowing two things:  At least one of them is honest & If you take any two politicians, at least one of them is a liar.  From this information, can you know how many are liars and how many are honest?

Answer: Yes, from the information you know, 1 is honest and 99 are liars.

Monday, January 5

My name can have any letter of the alphabet, but I always have 2 X's.  What am I?

Answer: A woman (They have 2 X chromosomes)

Friday, January 2

Some people believe that eating black eyed peas on New Year's can bring good fortune in the upcoming year...but there are 2 kinds of animals that are considered bad luck on New Year's. They say it's because they move backwards or can fly away, which might cause a reversal of fortune. What 2 animals should you not eat on New Year's?

Answer: Lobster and Chicken

Thursday, January 1

The Chinese New Year is actually celebrated in February this year. How do they pick the date each year?

Answer: It's the second full moon after the winter solstice. 

Wednesday, December 31

To ring in the New Year in Spain, it is traditional to do what on each chime of the clock?

  • -Eat a grape
  • -Take a sip of wine
  • -Clap your hands
  • -Light a candle

Answer: Eat a grape

Tuesday, December 30

In Colombia, Cuba, and Puerto Rico, some families stuff a large doll, which is called Mr. Old Year, with memories from the past year. They also dress him in clothes from the outgoing year. What do they do with the doll at midnight?

Answer: They set him on fire to burn away the bad memories.

Monday, December 29

In Italy, what do people wear on New Year's Day to bring good luck all year long?

Answer: Red Underwear

Friday, December 26

Who said it? "We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup."

Answer: Buddy the Elf in Elf

Wednesday, December 24

Who said it?  "Don't you cry, I'll be back again some day!"

Answer:  Frosty the Snowman

Tuesday, December 23

Who said it?  "One can never have enough socks.  Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn't get a single pair.  People will insist on giving me books."

Answer:  Dumbledore in J.K. Rowling's, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Monday, December 22

Who said it?  "Maybe Christmas," he thought, "doesn't come from a store.  Maybe Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more!"

Answer:  The Grinch in How The Grinch Stole Christmas

Friday, December 19

Drop me and the world will shatter, And you can always find me where you empty your bladder.  What am I?

Answer:  A mirror

Thursday, December 18

It takes one word to separate them; otherwise they are inseparable.  What are they?

Answer:  Your lips

Wednesday, December 17

What kind of room has no doors or windows?

Answer:  A mushroom

Tuesday, December 16

What is a word made up of 4 letters, yet is also made up of 3.  Sometimes is written with 9 letters, and then with 4.  Rarely consists of 6, and never is written with 5.

Answer:  Correct

Monday, December 15

A man gave one son 10 cents and the other 15 cents.  What time was it?

Answer:  1:45 (a quarter to two)

Friday, December 12

What grows up while growing down?

Answer:  Goose

Thursday, December 11

Why is the longest human nose on record only 11 inches long?

Answer:  Because if it was 12 inches, it would be a foot

Wednesday, December 10

You answer me, although I never ask you questions. What am I?

Answer: A telephone

Tuesday, December 9

You went into the forest and got me,

You sat down to find me,

You went home with me because you couldn't find me.

What am I?


Answer: A splinter.

Monday, December 8

What has a foot on each side and one in the middle?

Answer: A yardstick.

Friday, December 5

What is the top selling non-music product on the Mannheim Steamroller website?

Answer: Cinnamon Hot Chocolate 

Thursday, December 4

Mannheim Steamroller's An American Christmas is a nationally broadcast special radio program of music and narrated stories, heard on over 250 stations across the United States.  The program is hosted by the group's founder Chip Davis, and is produced and distributed each year by WestStar TalkRadio Network.  How long is the program?

Answer: 12 hours

Wednesday, December 3

Beginning in 1984, Mannheim Steamroller found its greatest fame when it released its first holiday album featuring modern contemporary interpretations of Yuletide favorites.  What was the album called?

Answer: Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

Tuesday, December 2

The name "Mannheim Steamroller" comes from an 18th-century German musical technique.  What is that technique called?

Answer: Mannheimer Walze (crescendo)

Monday, December 1

Mannheim Steamroller is an American music group known primarily for its series of Fresh Aire albums, which blen classical music and rock and for its modern recordings of Christmas music.  Who founded the group?

Answer: Chip Davis

Friday, November 28

How much of fresh snow is made up of air?

Answer: 80%

Thursday, November 27

What is a "toque"?

Answer: A Canadian word for hat

Wednesday, November 26

What color is a snow flower?

Answer: Red

Tuesday, November 25

What is more hazardous to trees and power lines? -One inch of wet snow or -One inch of ice

Answer: Ice

Monday, November 24

On the average, one inch of rain is equivalent to how many inches of snow?

Answer: 10 inches of snow

Friday, November 21

You have been given the task of transporting 3,000 apples 1,000 miles from Appleland to Bananaville.  Your truck can carry 1,000 apples at a time.  Every time you travel a mile towards Bananaville, you must pay a tax of 1 apple, but you pay nothing when going in the other direction (towards Appleland).  What is the highest number of apples you can get to Bananaville?

Answer: 833 apples

Thursday, November 20

How many apples grow on a tree?

Answer: All of them

Wednesday, November 19

Alone I am 24th, with a friend I am 20.  Another friend and I am unclean.  What am I?

Answer: The letter "x".  It is the 24th letter of the alphabet, XX in Roman numerals is 20, and XXX is a label for movies that very inappropriate (unclean)

Tuesday, November 18

A fast food restaurant sells chicken in orders of 6, 9, and 20.  What is the largest number of pieces of chicken you cannot order from this restaurant?

Answer: 43

Monday, November 17

What is the center of gravity?

Answer: The letter "v"

Friday, November 14

Irving Berlin's White Christmas played a limited engagement on Broadway from November, 2008 until January, 2009.  What theatre did it play at?

Answer: Marquis Theatre

Thursday, November 13

Filming for the White Christmas movie took lace between September and November 1953.  It was the first movie to be filmed in a new process at Paramount.  What was this process called?

Answer: VistaVision

Wendesday, November 12

Irving Berlin's White Christmas musical premiered on stage in 2004 in what city?

Answer: San Francisco

Tuesday, November 11

The White Christmas movie is actually loosely based on what 1942 film?

Answer: Holiday Inn

Monday, November 10

Irving Berlin's White Christmas is a Broadway musical based off the 1954 movie White Christmas.  Name 2 of the 4 main stars in the movie.

Answer: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, & Vera-Ellen

Friday, November 7

Cirque du Soleil's first performance out of Canada was in:  -New York  -Paris  -London  -Los Angeles

Answer: Los Angeles

Thursday, November 6

How many costume items travel with Cirque du Soleil "Dralion" show:  -100  -300  -3,000  -10,000

Answer: 3,000

Wednesday, November 5

The main thing that distinguishes Cirque du Soleil shows from other Circus shows is:   -There are no clowns  -There are no animals  -There is no stage   -The artists do not wear make-up

Answer: There are no animals

Tuesday, November 4

How long does it take an artist to apply the show make-up in Cirque du Soleil "Dralion":  -5 mins  -15-20 mins.  -45 mins.-1 hour  -3 hours

Answer: 45 mins. to 1 hour

Monday, November 3

Cirque du Soleil is French for:  -Circus of the Sun  -Circus of the Air  -Shine Circus  -Circus of the Future

Answer: Circus of the Sun

Friday, October 31

Tom Dempsey set an NFL record with a 63-yard field goal in 1970.  This was in astonishing kick in itself.  What else made this such an achievement?

Answer: He was missing part of his foot

Thursday, October 30

What was the first NFL team to have ornamentation on its helmets?

Answer: Rams

Wednesday, October 29

In what city was the first NFL indoor game?

Answer: Chicago (1932: during a rough winter)

Tuesday, October 28

There were two separate balls used in the NFL during the 1950s.  One was the familiar brown ball with two white stripes.  What was the other?

Answer: A white ball with 2 dark stripes

Monday, October 27

What was the jaw-dropping final score of the Bears vs. Redskins game in 1940?

Answer: 73-0

Friday, October 24

Which NFL team has hypocycloids as its symbol?

Answer: Pittsburgh Steelers

Thursday, October 23

What NFL team is America's only community owned NFL franchise?

Answer: Green Bay Packers