Thursday, July 11, 2013

Quiz for Bright People.


There are only nine questions.

This is a quiz for people who know everything !  I found out in a hurry that I didn't.

These are not trick questions. They're straight questions with straight answers.

1. Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor
the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends.

2. What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward?

3.  Of all vegetables, only two can live to produce on their own, for several growing seasons. All other vegetables must be replanted every year.

4. What fruit has its seeds on the outside ?

5. In many liquor stores, you can buy pear brandy, with a real pear inside the bottle. The pear is whole and   ripe,   and the bottle is genuine; it hasn't been cut in any way.  How did the pear get inside the bottle ?

6. Only three words in standard English begin with the  letters ' dw' and they are all common words. Name two of them.

7. There are 14 punctuation marks in English grammar.  Can you name at least half of them ?

8. Name the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form except fresh.

9. Name 6 or more things that you can wear on your feet beginning with the letter 'S.'

Answers To Quiz:

1. The one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends: Boxing.

2. North American landmark constantly moving backward:  Niagara Falls. The rim is worn down about two and a half feet each year because of the millions of gallons of water that rush over it every minute.

3. Only two vegetables that can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons:  Asparagus and rhubarb.

4. The fruit with its seeds on the outside: Strawberry.

5. How did the pear get inside the brandy bottle?  It grew inside the bottle. The bottles are placed over pear buds when they're small, and are wired in place on the tree.  The bottle is left in place for the entire growing season.

When the pears are ripe, they are snipped off at the stems.

6.  Three English words beginning with "dw":  Dwarf, dwell and dwindle.

7. Fourteen punctuation marks in English grammar:  Period, comma, colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen, apostrophe, question mark, exclamation point, quotation mark, brackets, parenthesis, braces, and ellipses.

8. The only vegetable or fruit never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form but fresh: Lettuce.

9. Six or more things you can wear on your feet beginning with 'S' :  Shoes, socks, sandals, sneakers, slippers, skis, skates, snowshoes, stockings, stilts.

Today is National Mental Health Day or could be at our age  every day is Mental Health Day.

You can do your part by remembering to send this blog post to at least one mentally-challenged person.

Well, my job's done!


Morning Pic dump

Birthdays on July 11th
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Blast from the Past

Afternoon Funnies

This day in History

Lead Story
Burr slays Hamilton in duel, 1804
American Revolution
British evacuate Savannah, Georgia, 1782
President Woodrow Wilson signs Federal Aid Road Act, 1916
Civil War
Union notches a victory at the Battle of Rich Mountain, 1861
Cold War
Soviets agree to hand over power in West Berlin, 1945
Barefoot Bandit is captured in the Bahamas, 2010
Gas fire incinerates crowded campsite, 1978
General Interest
First Quaker colonists land at Boston, 1656
Skylab crashes to Earth, 1979
U.S. establishes diplomatic relations with Vietnam, 1995
Hollywood Bowl opens, 1922
"Charlotte's Web" author E.B. White born, 1899
The Hollwood Argyles' "Alley Oop" leads a novelty-song outbreak, 1960
Old West
Tall Bull dies, 1869
John Quincy Adams is born, 1767
Babe Ruth makes MLB debut, 1914
Vietnam War
Public opinion approves bombing of North Vietnam, 1966
Senators debate U.S. policy in Vietnam, 1967
Thieu challenges NLF to participate in free elections, 1969
World War I
German command makes final plans for renewed offensive on the Western Front, 1918
World War II
Hitler is paid a visit by his would-be assassin, 1944


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