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FRIDAY, MARCH 7
While on Safari in the wild jungles of Africa, Professor Claudia woke one morning and felt something in the pocket of her pajamas. It had a head and a tail, but no legs. When Claudia got up, she could feel it move inside of her pocket. However, Claudia showed little concern and went about her morning activities. Why wasn't she concerned?
THURSDAY, MARCH 6
What do you have when twenty rabbits step backwards?
Answer: A receding hare line
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5
What has four legs, a head, and leaves?
Answer: A Dining Room Table
TUESDAY, MARCH 4
Name three keys that unlock no doors.
Answer: donKEY, monKEY, turKEY
MONDAY, MARCH 3
While walking across a bridge, I saw a boat full of people. Yet, on the boat, there wasn't a single person. Why?
Answer: They were all married
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28
CROSSWORD CLUES: Across: Extremely small amount Down: Plastic-wrap brand
Answer: IOTA & SARAN
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27
CROSSWORD CLUES: Across: The art of film Down: A nest on a cliff
Answer: CINEMA & AERIE
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26
CROSSWORD CLUES: Across: Gem with a play of color Down: Many microbrews
Answer: OPAL & ALES
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25
CROSSWORD CLUES: Across: Biblical pronoun Down: Full or half dives
Answer: THEE & GAINERS
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24
CROSSWORD CLUES: Across: Adam's home Down: Musical sign
Answer: EDEN & CLEF
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21
You can draw me, fire me or fill me in. What am I?
Answer: A blank
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20
The more of them you take, the more you leave behind. What are they?
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19
What force and strength can not get through, I with a gentle touch can do. And many in the streets would stand, were I not as a friend in hand. What am I?
Answer: A key
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18
What three numbers have the same answer when added together and multiplied together?
Answer: 1, 2, & 3
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17
From what heavy seven-letter word can you take away two letters and have eight left?
Answer: Freight or Weights
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14
If one child has 6 2/3 sand piles and another has 3 1/3, and you combine them, how many sand piles do you have?
Answer: One pile
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13
What do you do with dead elements?
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12
Where do fish keep their money?
Answer: A riverbank
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11
What do you get when you cross an automobile with a household animal?
Answer: A carpet
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10
What turns everything around, but does not move?
Answer: A mirror
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7
CROSSWORD CLUES: Across: Statistics Down: Sci-fi weapons
Answer: DATA & LASERS
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6
CROSSWORD CLUES: Across: Small depressions Down: Proficient
Answer: DENTS & ADEPT
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5
CROSSWORD CLUES: Across: Ward off Down: Onion's kin
Answer: AVERT & ADEPT
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4
CROSSWORD CLUES: Across: Blasting letters Down: Kitchen gadget
Answer: TNT & TIMER
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3
CROSSWORD CLUES: Across: Salary boost Down: Dog's cry
Answer: RAISE & YELP
FRIDAY, JANUARY 31
On the average, one inch of rain is equivalent to how many inches of snow?
Answer: 10 inches
THURSDAY, JANUARY 30
What is more hazardous to trees and power lines? -One inch of wet snow or -One inch of ice
Answer: One inch of ice
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29
Tree crickets are called the poor man's thermometer because the temperatures directly affect their rate of activity. Do you know how to figure out the temperature by listening to crickets?
Answer: Count the number of chirps a cricket makes in 15 seconds, then add 37. The sum will be very close to the outside temperature!
TUESDAY, JANUARY 28
Which type of cloud is highest in the atmosphere?
MONDAY, JANUARY 27
Which of the following is NOT affected by wind chill? -Person -Dog -Car radiator -Bird
Answer: Car radiator
FRIDAY, JANUARY 24
CROSSWORD CLUES: Across: Tennis units Down: Add to the staff
Answer: SET & HIRE
THURSDAY, JANUARY 23
CROSSWORD CLUES: Across: Infielders and outfielders make them Down: When pigs fly
Answer: ERRORS & NEVER
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22
CROSSWORD CLUES: Across: Australia's "ostrich" Down: River through Alaska
Answer: EMU & YUKON
TUESDAY, JANUARY 21
CROSSWORD CLUES: Across: Soak through Down: 18 or 21, typically
Answer: SEEP & OF AGE
MONDAY, JANUARY 20
CROSSWORD CLUES: Across: Coffeepot Down: More adorable
Answer: URN & CUTER
FRIDAY, JANUARY 17
I have four wings, but cannot fly. I never laugh and never cry; On the same spot I'm always found, toiling away with a little sound. What am I?
THURSDAY, JANUARY 16
Hey, little longtail, I'll have your head. Just nip my bait! And I've gotcha - dead! What am I?
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15
A tree has a tall one, that grows and grows. So does an elephant, instead of a nose. It squirts and blows like a thick hose. What is it?
Answer: A trunk
TUESDAY, JANUARY 14
Each time I grin, so does she. Cuz' she just happens to be ME. What am I?
MONDAY, JANUARY 13
Your hand can move me easily on my kind of cosy mat. But don't take me anywhere near any kind of cat. What am I?
FRIDAY, JANUARY 10
If you're iron, I'll repel or attract you, With a slap as sharp, As if I'd attacked you. What am I?
THURSDAY, JANUARY 9
You're at fault if you don't halt When I am the color blood. Just hold steady and get ready When I am the color of gold. Time to go? You may pass when I am the color of grass? What am I?
Answer: Traffic Light
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8
A nosey noise, In deep sleep. What am I?
TUESDAY, JANUARY 7
Powder left by flame, Three letters in my name. What am I?
MONDAY, JANUARY 6
How do you make the number one disappear?
Answer: Add a "g" and it's GONE
FRIDAY, JANUARY 3
What U.S. city does a New Year's countdown with an elevator?
THURSDAY, JANUARY 2ND
There is a Spanish New Year's ritual that is supposed to secure 12 months of happiness in the new year. The tradition says that you must eat WHAT at midnight to get that happiness.
Answer: 12 grapes
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1ST
"Auld Lang Syne" is a Scottish song written by Robert Burns in the 1700's. What does 'Auld Lang Syne' mean?
Answer: Old long ago, The good old days, Times gone by
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31ST
What time does the crystal ball start getting lowered in Times Square tonight?
Answer: 11:59 PM
MONDAY, DECEMBER 30TH
Many parts of the U.S. celebrate the New Year by consuming a certain vegetable. It's supposed to bring good luck in many cultures. What food are we talking about?
Answer: Black-eyed peas
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27TH
According to a collaboration between Moet & Chandon and Heineken, how many bubbles are there in a bottle of champagne?
Answer: 250 Million
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26TH
In traditional Ukranian houses, a Christmas tree will often be decorated with what, in order to bring luck?
Answer: Spider and Web
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24TH
X-Mas is a common abbreviation for Christmas. But from what alphabet does this originate?
MONDAY, DECEMBER 23TH
Who wrote the song "White Christmas" for the film "Holiday Inn"?
Answer: Irving Berlin (It was sung by BIng Crosby in the film )
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20TH
In the game of basketball, how many points are awarded when a shot is made inside the paint?
Answer: 2 Points
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19TH
When basketball was first played, which of the following were used as the goals? -Hoops -Peach Baskets -Metal Containers -Square Boxes
Answer: Peach Baskets
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18TH
The player that brings the ball down the court and runs the offense in a game of basketball is called the ____________.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17TH
How many total players are on the basketball court at one time during a game?
MONDAY, DECEMBER 16TH
How high is the regulation goal in the game of basketball?
Answer: 10 feet
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13TH
In England, Australia, New Zealand and Canada... a time-honored tradition takes place on December 26th. Do you know the name for that holiday?
Answer: Boxing Day
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12TH
In which two oceans would you find a Christmas Island?
Answer: Indian Ocean & Pacific Ocean
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11TH
What is the name of the Ebenezer Scrooge's dead business partner?
Answer: Jacob Marley
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10TH
When making your own Christmas pudding, which direction should you stir it?
Answer: East to West (the journey of the Three Wise Men)
MONDAY, DECEMBER 9TH
In the first ever story to mention a Mrs. Claus, what is her actual first name?
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6TH
What was the name of of the rabbit in the magic hat in "Frosty the Snowman"?
Answer: Hocus Pocus
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5TH
In the song "Winter Wonderland", who do we pretend the snowman is?
Answer: Parson Brown
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4TH
In the famous song "12 Days of Christmas", what gift was given to the true love on the 9th Day of Christmas?
Answer: 9 Ladies Dancing
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3RD
Which of the following names is NOT anothre name for "Father Christmas"? -Saint Nicholas -Scrooge -Santa Claus -Kris Kringle
MONDAY, DECEMBER 2ND
What is the German version of "O Christmas Tree"?
Answer: "O Tannenbaum"