October 25, 2011
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
Which way does a "no smoking" sign's slash run?
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
What is the lowest number on the FM dial?
FRIDAY, AUGUST 29
Today, the creation of Isabel Bloom figurines rests in the talented hands of artist Donna Young. Working with skillful Bloom artisans in Davenport, IA, Donna has helped preserve the iconic style that survived Isabel's passing in 2001. What year did Bloom and Young start working together?
THURSDAY, AUGUST 28
Isabel Bloom's early sculptures gained popularity with the customers of a Chicago gift store. The increasing demand gave Isabel the confidence to move her studio from home into rented quarters in the Village of East Davenport. What was the name of the Chicago gift store that helped her career?
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27
Isabel Rose Scherer (Bloom) hosted a children's program, where she modeled, dressed and used clay figurines of her own design to illustrate the stories she told. A short art lesson concluded each program. What was the name of the program?
Answer: "Let's Make Believe"
TUESDAY, AUGUST 26
Isabel Rose Scherer (Bloom) received daily art lessons at Davenport's Immaculate Conception Academy, followed by further training at the Vogue School of Fashion and Design. Later still, Isabel attended what famous Art Institute?
Answer: Chicago Art Institute
MONDAY, AUGUST 25
As a young girl, Isabel Rose Scherer (Bloom) fashioned small animals from clay dug along the banks of a river near her home and then baked them in the family hearth. What river did she dig in?
Answer: Mississippi River
FRIDAY, AUGUST 22
On our flag, is the top stripe red or white?
THURSDAY, AUGUST 21
How many matches are in a standard pack?
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20
When you walk, does your left arm swing with your right or left leg?
TUESDAY, AUGUST 19
In which hand is the Statue of Liberty's torch?
MONDAY, AUGUST 18
On a standard traffic light, is the green on the top or bottom?
FRIDAY, AUGUST 15
Four cars come to a four way stop, all coming from a different direction. They can't decide who got there first, so they all go forward at the same time. They do not crash into each other, but all four cars go. How is this possible?
Answer: They all turned right
THURSDAY, AUGUST 14
We are little creatures; all of us have different features. One of us in glass is set; one of us you'll find in jet. Another you may seen in tin, and the fourth is boxed within. If the fifth you should pursue, it can never fly from you. What are we?
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13
When they are caught, they are thrown away. When they escape, you itch all day. What are they?
TUESDAY, AUGUST 12
What is always coming but never arrives?
MONDAY, AUGUST 11
What kind of tree can you carry in your hand?
Answer: Palm Tree
FRIDAY, AUGUST 8
Which act is NOT found in Cirque du Soleil "Dralion"? -Bamboo Poles -Hoop Diving -Wheel of Death -Trampoline
Answer: Wheel of Death
THURSDAY, AUGUST 7
Guy Laliberte, the founder of Cirque du Soleil, was one of the first civilians to do this: 0Swim with sharks -Go into space -Climb Mount Everest -Skydive into the Grand Canyon
Answer: Go into space
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6
Cirque du Soleil's "Dralion" show will close its curtains for the last time in what city?
Answer: Anchorage, Alaska
TUESDAY, AUGUST 5
Cirque du Soleil's Head Office is located in what city?
Answer: Montreal, Canada
MONDAY, AUGUST 4
Cirque du Soleil was founded in what year?
FRIDAY, AUGUST 1
A man was found dead in his study. He was slumped over his desk and a gun was in his hand. There was a cassette recorder on his desk. When the police entered the room and pressed the play button on the tape recorder, they heard: "I can't go on. I have nothing to live for." Then there was the sound of a gunshot. How did the detective immediately know that the man had been murdered and it wasn't a suicide?
Answer: The tape had been rewound
THURSDAY, JULY 31
I cover what's real, hide what is true, but sometimes bring out the courage in you. What am I?
WEDNESDAY, JULY 30
What is big and yellow and comes in the morning to brighten mom's day?
Answer: School Bus
TUESDAY, JULY 29
It is an insect, and the first part of its name is the name of another insect. What is it?
MONDAY, JULY 28
What ends everything always?
Answer: The letter "G"
FRIDAY, JULY 25
I have every color, but no gold. What am I?
Answer: A rainbow
THURSDAY, JULY 24
Which word does not belong in the following list: Stop cop mop chop prop shop or crop?
Answer: The word "or"
WEDNESDAY, JULY 23
How much dirt is in a hole that has a radius of 33.2 meters and a height of 78.2 meters?
Answer: None. A hole doesn't have anything in it.
TUESDAY, JULY 22
An empty bus pulls up to a stop and 10 people get on. At the next stop, 5 people get off and twice as many people get on as the first stop. At the third stop, 25 get off. How many people are on the bus at this point?
Answer: 1, Just the driver
MONDAY, JULY 21
I have a few points, but we're not competing. And I'll help you win when you're eating. What am I?
FRIDAY, JULY 18
What number do you get when you multiply all of the numbers on a telephone's number pad?
THURSDAY, JULY 17
What loses its head in the morning and gets it back at night?
Answer: A pillow
WEDNESDAY, JULY 16
During what month do people sleep the least?
Answer: February. It's the shortest month after all.
TUESDAY, JULY 15
What's orange and sounds like a parrot?
MONDAY, JULY 14
10 candles stand burning in a dining room. A strong breeze blows in through an open window and extinguishes 3 of them. Assuming the wind doesn't extinguish any more candles, how many candles do you have left in the end?
Answer: 3! The 7 candles that manage to stay lit will melt down completely. The only candles that remain in the end are the 3 that are extinguished by the wind and therefore stay intact.