Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Trivia Time In Tennessee





In honor of my sister, Janet, who is a true trivia buff, I thought I would throw out some trivia questions and see who might take a shot at them.  No peaking though until you've written down your answers...;~)
 
1.  How many different animal shapes are there in a regular box of Animal Crackers?
 
2.  There is a two-foot long bird in New Zealand which likes to eat the strips of rubber around car windows.  What is this animal called?
 
3.  What do you call the fear of being around beds?
 
4.  It is illegal to do something while you are sitting on a curb in St. Louis.  What is it?
 
5.  How long a tunnel can a mole dig in just one night?
 
6.  Until 1796, there was a state in the United States called Franklin.  What name did it change to?
 
7.  Which great inventor was afraid of the dark?
 
8.  The blesbok, a South African antelope, is what color?
 
9.  In Corpus Christie, Texas, it is illegal to raise what animal in your home?
 
10.  In North Carolina, it is against the law for which two animals to fight?
 
 
Okay, now that you have written down your answes to this fun trivia contest, let's see how many you got right.  The answers are listed below.  Did you get them all?
 
 
1.  18
 
2.  Kea

3.  Clinophobia 
 
4.  It's illegal to drink beer out of a bucket
 
5.  300 feet long

6.  Today it's known as Tennessee

7.  Thomas Edison, lightbulb inventor, was afraid of the dark

8.  The blesbok, a South African antelope, is almost the same color as grape juice
 
9.  Alligators
 
10. Dogs and cats

17 comments:

  1. Did not know one answer, but should have figured Edison, and thought it was cats, didn't consider the dogs.
    I'm no trivia ... anything...

    Would love to see a blesbok, purple is a good color.

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    1. Hi Yolanda! I'm not strong on trivia either but I thought these were interesting tidbits of info. My writing schedule for my blog usually goes like this:

      Sunday...This & That...poetry and author quotes
      Monday...writing advice
      Tuesday...Teaser Tuesday where I spotlight a children's picture book and tease you with the storyline
      Wednesday...Wild Wednesday...a little bit of everything but especially things off the beaten track
      Thursday...writing advice
      Friday...writing advice...sometimes flash fiction pieces
      Saturday...writing advice

      I've been writing every day since December 6, 2011 so hopefully people won't get tired of reading my posts any time soon...lol...

      Oh yeah, I agree about the blesbok...purple is my favorite color!

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

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  2. Yay!!Me!! I got seven right!! That is, number seven. But I got it right!!

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    1. Lol, Janet...and here I'd shone the spotlight on your fabulous trivia knowledge and the ONLY one you got was number seven? ;~)

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

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    2. I know. I lower my head and tuck tail in shame. Next time, I'll get more. I can feel it in these old creaky bones.

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    1. Hi Julie! At least you can say you learned something new today...;~)

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

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  4. I love trivia! I didn't know any of those. Can't wait to wield my superior knowledge over unsuspecting opponents--bwahaha! ;)

    Good luck with GUTGAA!

    http://adrianaryan.com

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    1. Hi Adriana! I'm glad you enjoyed today's post! My job is complete...;~)

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

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    1. Hi Erik! That's okay...I missed all of them too...lol...

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

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  6. Great list of random facts. I missed them all but Thomas Edison and that was a complete guess.

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    1. Hi Jessica! I hope you learned some fun, cool facts today. Good luck with GUTGAA!

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

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  7. How did you come up with these? lol! I didn't have a clue about any of them!

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    1. Hi Laurisa and welcome to my blog! How did I come up with this trivia? Years ago, when I worked for a major corporation I came up with the idea to send out emails to the employees within my building some little "tidbits" each morning which took less than five minutes to read but would start off everyone's day with a bit of fun. The employees LOVED it...one manager HATED it because he said it took away from morale and productivity. Not sure what planet HE came from...lol...but I thought creating my WILD WEDNESDAYS here would give me another chance to brighten people's day with a little fun posts of different, interesting things.

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

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  8. 1. As a parent of small children, I should know this, but I don’t. 10?
    2. As a former zookeeper in the bird department, I might have had a shot, but I don’t know—bee-eater?
    3. Ridiculous—beds offer sleep, sleep=heaven
    4. Poop
    5. As deep as he needs to get into my basement and party with all the mice.
    6. Pennsylvania.
    7. Einstein. It has to be since I can’t think of any other inventors. Okay, maybe Ben Franklin.
    8. Brown. All mammals are brown, right? Or black. Or white. Crap, maybe it has stripes. I give up.
    9. Tigers.
    10. Okay, there’s a white box covering all the words after “animals” so I really can’t even start to guess.
    Thanks for visiting my blog!

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    1. Hi Tamara and welcome to my blog! I figure anyone who can answer my trivia questions AND make me laugh earns a kudos in my book! I'm now a new follower and I'm both sorry to hear about your rough summer but also glad to hear things are getting better. Good luck with GUTGAA!

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

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