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Tuesday, October 13

Columbus Day is "officially" October 12th.  But it's not always celebrated on the 12th.  What day is it ALWAYS celebrated on and what year did they make that change?

Answer: ?

Monday, October 12

Columbus Day is a U.S. holiday that commemorates the landing of Christopher Columbus in the New World on October 12, 1492.

It was unofficially celebrated in a number of cities and states as early as the 18th century.  But what year did it officially become a federal holiday?

Answer: 1937

Friday, October 9

The United States produces how much of the world's corn? 

Answer: 40%

Thursday, October 8

Which type of corn is primarily used to feed animals and gets its name from its unique appearance? 

Answer: Dent Corn

Wednesday, October 7

In one of the 'Corn Belt States', there is a tourist attraction called The Corn Palace.  It has murals inside and outside totally made from corn.  Where is this palace located?

Answer: Mitchell, South Dakota

Tuesday, October 6

On an average ear of corn, how many kernels are there and in how many rows?

Answer: 800 kernels in 16 rows

Monday, October 5

Most corn stalks grow how many ears of corn?

Answer: One

Friday, October 2

I am shorter when I stand and taller when I sit.  Sometimes I'm even called a pit.  What am I? 

Answer: A dog

Thursday, October 1

I am a nice word composed of five letters, but the Romans would call me numbers.  What am I? 

Answer: CIVIL

Wednesday, September 30

Bill Engvall had a cameo role in a movie this year. What movie was it? 

Answer: 'Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!'

Tuesday, September 29

Bill Engvall is married to his wife, Gail.  They have 2 kids.  What are their kids' names? 

Answer: Emily & Travis

Monday, September 28

Bill Engvall created and starred in a TV sitcom in TBS from 2007-2009.  What was the name of the show?

Answer: "The Bill Engvall Show"

Friday, September 25

In 2011, Bill Engvall tried something new by hosting a game show on the Game Show Network. What was the name of the show he hosted? 

Answer: Lingo

Thursday, September 24

In 2013, Bill Engvall danced on the 17th season of  "Dancing with the Stars".  What place did he finish in?

Answer: 4th place

Wednesday, September 23

In 2000, Jeff Foxworthy and Bill Engvall launched the first of 6 Blue Collar Comedy Tours.  The tours also featured 2 other comedians.  Who were they?

Answer: Ron White & Larry the Cable Guy

Tuesday, September 22

Before going into comedy, Bill Engvall attended Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. What was he studying there? 

Answer: Was going for his Bachelor's degree to be a teacher

Monday, September 21

Bill Engvall is part of the Blue Collar Comedy group.  He is best known for his signature bit called what?

Answer: "Here's Your Sign"

Friday, September 18

How big was Tyrannosaurus Rex's longest tooth?

Answer: As big as a human hand

Thursday, September 17

True or False?  Birds evolved from dinosaurs.

Answer: True

Wednesday, September 16

About how long ago did dinosaurs become extinct?

Answer: 65 million years ago

Tuesday, September 15

What type of dinosaur is featured on the logo of the Toronto based NBA basketball team?

Answer: Raptor (Velociraptor)

Monday, September 14

What does the word "dinosaur" mean?

Answer: Terrible Lizard

Friday, September 11

Shania Twain's first husband, Robert John "Mutt" Lange, has been a producer for several bands.  Which of these bands did he NOT produce for?  -The Cars -The Connells -Def Leppard -AC/DC

Answer: The Connells

Thursday, September 10

Shania Twain's debut album "Shania Twain" only featured one of her own songs.  What song was it?

Answer: God Ain't Gonna Getcha for That

Wednesday, September 9

How many siblings does Shania Twain have?

Answer: 4

Tuesday, September 8

Shania Twain took a break from performing after doctors discoverd lesions on her vocal cords.  In 2012, Twain returned to the concert stage in her critically acclaimed show "Still the One".  Where did she perform this show for 2 years?

Answer: The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas

Monday, September 7

What is Shania Twain's real birth name?

Answer: Eilleen Regina Edwards

Friday, September 4

Music: Flutes, clarinets, and oboes are all part of the _________ instrument family.

Answer: Woodwinds, Winds

Thursday, September 3

Science: A vertical column in a periodic table is called a _____?

Answer: Group/Family

Wednesday, September 2

History: Which of the following American Civil War battles was won by the Union? -Battle of Lookout Mountain  -1st Bull Run (1st Manassas)  -Battle of Chancellorsville  -2nd Bull Run (2nd Manassas)

Answer: Battle of Lookout Mountain

Tuesday, September 1

Geography: Lebanon gained independence from which country in 1943?

Answer: France

Monday, August 31

Mathematics: Which of the following numbers is prime? -91 -59 -46 -27 -57

Answer: 59

Friday, August 28

Language: Out of the following Spanish words, pick the one that, when translated to English, is NOT a color.  -Rojo -Blanco -Verde -Reloj

Answer: Reloj

Thursday, August 27

Science: Which of the following is the smallest?  -Electron -Atom -Proton -Neutron -Cell

Answer: Electron

Wednesday, August 26

History: World War II started in which year?

Answer: 1939

Tuesday, August 25

Math: If 2x + 10x - 4 = 20   What does x equal?

Answer: x=2

Monday, August 24

Language: "The pillow was as soft as a cloud as she rested her head upon it." is an example of what type of figurative language?

Answer: Simile

Friday, August 21

Sleepy, Happy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Dopey, Doc.  Who's missing?

Answer: Bashful

Thursday, August 20

Does a merry-go-round turn clockwise or counterclockwise?

Answer: Counterclockwise

Wednesday, August 19

Do books have even # pages on the right or left side?

Answer: Left

Tuesday, August 18

In which hand is the Statue of Liberty's torch?

Answer: Right

Monday, August 17

On a standard traffic light, is the green on the top of bottom?

Answer: Bottom