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Thursday, May 26
Why is the letter 'A' the most like a flower?
Wednesday, May 25
What has 13 hearts, but no other organs?
Answer: A deck of cards
Tuesday, May 24
What kind of coat is always wet when you put it on?
Answer: A coat of paint
Monday, May 23
With pointed fangs I sit and wait; with piercing force I crunch out fate; grabbing victims, proclaiming might; physically joining with a single bite. What am I?
Friday, May 20
Who was the only unanimously elected President by the Electoral College?
Answer: George Washington
Thursday, May 19
Before the Twelfth Amendment was passed in 1804, how was the Vice President determined?
Answer: The candidate who received the 2nd largest number of electoral votes
Wednesday, May 18
Which presidential candidate was elected, defeated, and then reelected?
Answer: Grover Cleveland (He was elected in 1884, defeated in 1888, and reelected in 1892)
Tuesday, May 17
Who was the only president elected four times?
Answer: Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1933 to 1945)
Monday, May 16
How many U.S. presidents were elected President, even though they did NOT win the popular vote?
Answer: 4 (John Quincy Adams, Rutherford B. Hayes, Benjamin Harrison, and George W. Bush)
Friday, May 13
In which state is the geographic center of the 48 contiguous United States located?
Answer: Kansas (Lebanon, Kansas)
Thursday, May 12
The Sacramento River, Colorado River, and San Joaquin River all located in which state?
Wednesday, May 11
What state's name means "homeland"?
Tuesday, May 10
What is the southernmost continental state?
Monday, May 9
Which is the only state with a different design on the front and back of its flag?
Friday, May 6
The firsts Blues home game in 1994 in the new Kiel Center was played against what big rival team?uis Blues and the arena?
Answer: The Chicago Blackhawks
Thursday, May 5
What was the St. Louis Arena called when Ralston Purina owned the St. Louis Blues and the arena?
Wednesday, May 4
What team did the St. Louis Blues hire coach Joel Quenneville away from?
Answer: Colorado Avalanche
Tuesday, May 3
Who is the only St. Louis Blues player to have worn a uniform number in the sixties (between 60-69)?
Answer: Pat Hickey
Monday, May 2
What St. Louis Blues player was in the movie "Forrest Gump"?
Answer: Brendan Shanahan
Friday, April 29
In the movie "The Shining", a child repeatedly says this word or phrase and then writes in on a door, which terrorizes his mother when she sees the reflection in the mirror. -Redrum -The Blackest Night -White Terror
Thursday, April 28
During an election year, U.S. states are often referred to by different colors depending on which way the majority of their inhabitants vote. Which color refers to the a state that votes primarily for the Republican Party? -Red -Black -White
Wednesday, April 27
What color is a giraffe's tongue? -Red -Black -White
Tuesday, April 26
Which famous pirate was the captain of the ship named Queen Anne's Revenge? -The Red Devil -Blackbear -Alexander White
Monday, April 25
Of the choices listed below, which color stars are the hottest by temperature? -Red -Black -White
Friday, April 22
I am always there, some distance away. Somewhere between land or sea and sky I lay. You may move toward me, yet distant I'll stay.
Answer: The Horizon
Thursday, April 21
I am a nut, but have no shell. Too many of me will make you swell. Sweet on the outside, I don't always have a middle. Should be enough clues to solve this yummy riddle.
Wednesday, April 20
I start in July and end in November. What's my name - can you decipher?
Answer: JASON (July, August, September, October, November)
Tuesday, April 19
If the wind blows only from the north, Where must I be on planet earth?
Answer: South Pole
Monday, April 18
Break me to make me better - I am immediately set. But now harder to break again - In sport, the best result yet.
Friday, April 15
Our description may cause surprise. We have twelve faces and forty-two eyes. Yes, we are a pair of _ _ _ _?
Thursday, April 14
I am a blade, yet strange, but true. My fate is often to be cut by you. Cruelly mown down because I grew.
Wednesday, April 13
The more you take, the more you leave behind. What are they?
Tuesday, April 12
What begins with T, ends with T, and has T in it?
Monday, April 11
A word I know, six letters in contains. Subtract just one, and twelve is what remains.
Friday, April 8
Rat poison can be an effective means of dealing with a rat problem. Which one of these is a major contributing factor to the efficacy of the poison? -Rats are greedy and will eat all the poison -Rats cannot vomit -Rat poison smells good -Rat poison tastes good
Answer: Rats cannot vomit
Thursday, April 7
Which of these animals can die if fed avocado?
-All of them
Answer: All of them
Wednesday, April 6
Why do llamas spit?
Answer: To show rank in the herd
Tuesday, April 5
What color is the fur of a polar bear?
Monday, April 4
What determines the gender of a baby alligator?
Answer: The temperature of the nest in which the egg is hatched
Friday, April 1
What is the April birthstone?
Thursday, March 31
We hurt without moving. We poison without touching. We bear the truth and the lies. We are not to be judged by our size. What are we?
Wednesday, March 30
Every night I'm told what to do, and each morning I do what I'm told. But I still don't escape your scold. What am I?
Answer: An alarm clock
Tuesday, March 29
What flies when it's born, lies when it's alive, and runs when it's dead?
Answer: A Snowflake
Monday, March 28
I can only live where there is light, but I die if the light shines on me. What am I?
Answer: A Shadow
Friday, March 25
In Vietnam, it's called nýớc mắm. In Thailand, it's called nam pla. In Burma, ngan bya yay. In Laos, nam pa. In Cambodia, teuk trei. What is it?
Answer: Fish sauce
Thursday, March 24
In U.S. and Canadian kitchens, what is a ricer?
Answer: A perforated utensil through which soft-cooked foods, such as potatos and squash, can be extruded to produce bits about the size of rice
You are shopping for pots and pans. You come across some shiny ones which are labeled 18/10. What does 18/10 mean in reference to metal pots and pans?
Answer: The pan is made of stainless steel which contains 18% chromium, 10% nickel and the remainder iron.
Tuesday, March 22
Nicolas Cage played Captain Corelli in the 2001 film version of the 1993 novel "Corelli's Mandolin." A mandolin is a stringed instrument with frets, rather like a lute. In the kitchen, what is a mandoline?
Answer: A hand-operated device into which adjustable blades are inserted for slicing fruits, vegetables and (sometimes) fingertips
Pottery may be glazed. Windows may be glazed. And sometimes your eyes glaze over. What does it mean to glaze food?
Answer: To coat food with a sweet or savory liquid which will set up with a smooth and shiny surface
Friday, March 18
What holiday always falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the Spring Equinox?
Thursday, March 17
Where was St. Patrick born?
Wednesday, March 16
Why is there more daylight in Spring?
Answer: Because the Earth's axis is increasing its tilt toward the sun.
Tuesday, March 15
Which holiday does not occur during Spring?
Answer: St. Patrick's Day
Monday, March 14
The first day of Spring is called the vernal equinox. What does "vernal equinox" actually mean in Latin?
Answer: 'Vernal' is Latin for Spring, while 'equinox' is Latin for 'equal night'
Friday, March 11
Phil asks his friend Stan when his birthday is. Stan replies that he was 32 the day before yesterday and next year he'll be 35. When is his birthday and how is this possible?
Answer: Today is Jan 1st and his birthday is on December 31st. He was 32, then turned 33 on Dec 31st, and this year on Dec 31st he'll turn 34, so next year he'll be 35.
Thursday, March 10
How is 7 different from the rest of the numbers 1-10?
Answer: 7 (seven) is the only one with 2 syllables
Wednesday, March 9
What is the highest regular counting number that is spelled without the use of the letter "N"?
Tuesday, March 8
Which letter of the alphabet is the only one that does not appear in any of the names of the 50 United States?
Monday, March 7
What can you add to one to make it go away?
Answer: The letter "g". Then it's GONE.
Friday, March 4
If you go into space, do you get taller?
Answer: Yes; the cartilidge in your spine expands in zero gravity.
Thursday, March 3
Who has more hair follicles, blondes or brunettes?
Wednesday, March 2
The Soviet Union put the first man in space, and the United States put the first man on the moon, but which country built and launched the first rocket that flew into space?
Tuesday, March 1
What element is in square one of the Periodic Table of the Elements?
Monday, February 29
This basic unit of all living organisms was first described by Robert Hooke in his publication "Micrographia" in 1665. Named for the small rooms that monks lived in, what did he call them?
Friday, February 26
What was the first animated film to be nominated for Best Picture?
Answer: "Beauty and the Beast"
Thursday, February 25
What is the lowest-grossing Best Picture winner of all time? (adjusted for inflation)
-No Country for Old Men -Marty -The Hurt Locker -Crash
Answer: "The Hurt Locker"
Wednesday, February 24
What is the only X-rated movie to win an Academy Award for Best Picture?
Answer: "Midnight Cowboy" (1969)
Tuesday, February 23
What movie is the only movie to ever completely sweep the Academy Awards by winning every award it was nominated for?
Answer: "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"
Monday, February 22
What movie sequel was the only one to win an Oscar for Best Picture after the orginal won Best Picture?
Answer: "The Godfather Part 2" (1974)
Friday, February 19
The little ant is always confused. Do you know why?
Answer: Because all his uncles are aunts/ants
Thursday, February 18
Who is silent in the Parliament?
Answer: The letter 'A' is silent in the Parliament
Wednesday, February 17
Which is correct to say, "The yolk of the egg are white" or "The yolk of the egg is white"?
Answer: Neither. The yolk of the egg is yellow.
Tuesday, February 16
I am the strongest when you see me as round, but I am often viewed in other forms. I lift and drop the sea with my tremendous strength, and a man with a name like 'powerful bicep' was the first to tread on me. What am I?
Answer: The Moon
Monday, February 15
If you wrote all the numbers from 300 to 400 on a piece of paper, how many times would you have written the number 3?
Answer: 120 times
Friday, February 12
What percentage of flowers bought on Valentine's Day are bought by men?
Thursday, February 11
Who was the first television couple to share a bed on air (instead of twin beds)?
Answer: Mike & Carol Brady
Wednesday, February 10
What fruit is also known as the "love apple?"
Tuesday, February 9
What is the most popular way to say "Be Mine" - Flowers, Cards, or Candy?
Monday, February 8
What state produces a majority of America's roses?