Trivia

Posted by: Pandora

Trivia - 10/10/12 07:54 PM

Try your hand at these brain-busting trivia questions. Remember, please, that you may not google or use any reference sources for the first 24 hours of this thread.

-1. What synthetic fabric, introduced in the 1970's, is made of Teflon?
-2. What was the name of the dolphin that played Flipper in the movies?
-3. How much does the average man's heart weigh?
-4. Which four state capitals are named after American presidents?
-5. In what business was Latin Bombshell Carmen Miranda's father back home in Brazil?
-6. What do noologists study?
-7. The last Ford known by a letter designation was the Model B in 1932. What was the name of the next model?
-8. What creatures did the Carthaginians use to defeat the Romans at sea during the third century B.C.?
-9. About how many self-portraits did Rembrandt paint (that are known)?
-10. How many home runs did baseball great Ty Cobb hit in the three World Series in which he played?

Posted by: michele rose

Re: Trivia - 10/10/12 08:13 PM

3. about 10-11 ounces
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: Trivia - 10/10/12 08:57 PM

7. Edsel? smile
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Trivia - 10/10/12 09:40 PM

michele rose, that's right! The female heart averages 8-10 pz. smile

Sherlock, good guess, but not it. smile
Posted by: fildil

Re: Trivia - 10/11/12 09:01 AM

4. Jefferson City, Missouri; Madison, Wisconsin; Jackson, Mississippi and Lincoln, Nebraska
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Trivia - 10/11/12 09:39 AM

That one was made for you, Fil! lol
Posted by: LadyKestrel

Re: Trivia - 10/11/12 10:37 AM

6. A noologist studies thinking, I think. idea
Posted by: fildil

Re: Trivia - 10/11/12 11:31 AM

I guess it's because I'm old enough to remember when they became capital cities. lol
Posted by: Jimbo Bell

Re: Trivia - 10/11/12 11:56 AM

Something in my head is saying
8. Elephants
I don't know why.
Posted by: Jimbo Bell

Re: Trivia - 10/11/12 11:58 AM

I couldn't resist looking it up to see if I was right. Now I know why I was thinking Elephants - right general, wrong animal.
Posted by: Haroula

Re: Trivia - 10/11/12 12:21 PM

8.Snakes eek wave
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Trivia - 10/11/12 12:45 PM

Good one LadyK! smile

Fil lol

Jimbo, you were on the right track. smile

Haroula, that's it! Poisonous snakes were put in earthenware jars and catapulted onto the decks of the Roman ships. Catapulting elephants might have been equally effective but tougher to pull off. eek wave
Posted by: Koala

Re: Trivia - 10/11/12 10:45 PM

5. Barber?

smile
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Trivia - 10/11/12 10:49 PM

Nope. The answer is just too obvious once you hear it. smile
Posted by: Koala

Re: Trivia - 10/11/12 11:05 PM

5. Must be a fruit vendor then.

lol
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Trivia - 10/11/12 11:50 PM

Too funny! lol
Posted by: Haroula

Re: Trivia - 10/13/12 11:26 AM

1.Gore-Tex. wave
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Trivia - 10/13/12 11:36 AM

You got it, Haroula! wave
Posted by: Koala

Re: Trivia - 10/13/12 11:27 PM

7. Model 48

smile
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Trivia - 10/13/12 11:42 PM

My source said Model 18 - the 1 for 1st and the 8 for V8, but I'll call yours close enough, Koala. It's tough to verify my answer. smile
Posted by: GBC

Re: Trivia - 10/17/12 05:43 PM

10. None in the World Series. ?
Posted by: manxman

Re: Trivia - 10/17/12 06:27 PM

2. Mitzi grin
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Trivia - 10/17/12 07:30 PM

Both correct! And I'll finish the last one off by telling you that he painted about one hundred self portraits. smile smile smile