Trivia

Posted by: Pandora

Trivia - 12/13/12 05:01 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. How many square inches are there in an acre?
-2. Who dubbed Miss Piggy's singing voice in "The Muppet Movie"?
-3. A baby kangaroo is called a joey. What are its parents called?
-4. Who was rumored to be the subject of Carly Simon's 1972 record "You're So Vain"?
-5. How many flowers are in the design stamped on each side of an Oreo cookie?
-6. Which words were combined and shortened to form the radio code response "wilco"?
-7. What is the unit of currency of both North and South Korea?
-8. Who currently owns the 45.52 carat Hope diamond?
-9. What fast-food chain founded in 1964 was named for brothers Forrest and LeRoy Raffel?
-10. How many of the four Grand Slam trophies in tennis are gold and how many are silver?

Posted by: Sondi

Re: Trivia - 12/13/12 05:26 PM

9. Arby's (for R(affel) B(rothers))


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Posted by: shroeder

Re: Trivia - 12/13/12 08:17 PM

4. I've always heard Warren Beatty
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: Trivia - 12/13/12 08:52 PM

6. will comply? happydance12
Posted by: Koala

Re: Trivia - 12/13/12 09:44 PM

3. Mom and Dad.

yes
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Trivia - 12/13/12 09:59 PM

Sondi, shroeder and Sherlock, good answers! wave12

Koala, true, but how about to the rest of us? lol12
Posted by: Koala

Re: Trivia - 12/13/12 10:35 PM

Ohhhhhhh.....

3. Bucks and Does.

blush
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Trivia - 12/13/12 10:55 PM

Correct, and you should know. lol12

Bucks are also called boomers, jacks, and old men. Does are also called flyers and jills.
Posted by: Haroula

Re: Trivia - 12/14/12 02:42 AM

2.Johnny Matthis
santadance
Posted by: manxman

Re: Trivia - 12/14/12 08:21 AM

8. The Smithsonian Museum wave12
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Trivia - 12/14/12 09:33 AM

Both correct! wave12
Posted by: Jimbo Bell

Re: Trivia - 12/14/12 12:39 PM

If I'm right, I really should reconsider my diet.
In my mind's eye:

5. 12
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Trivia - 12/14/12 01:46 PM

Yes! And each has four petals. smile12
Posted by: fildil

Re: Trivia - 12/14/12 03:53 PM

10. I thought they were all silver
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Trivia - 12/14/12 09:54 PM

So did I. We're wrong. smile12
Posted by: fildil

Re: Trivia - 12/15/12 09:38 AM

The Wimbledon trophy has some gold gilt on it, but I thought it was basically silver.
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Trivia - 12/15/12 09:45 AM

You're absolutely right, Fil. The gilt makes it look gold, but it's made of silver. woozy12

"Men Single's trophy is presented to the winner of Gentlemen's Singles Championship. It is a silver gilt cup, with cover. It is 18½ inches in size and has a diameter of 7½ inches. It consists of couple of handles on all the sides and is settled on a raised foot. It is golden in color and adorned with borders and floral work and oval style moldings. The head of the Cup is given a look of a pineapple on the top. The head is also covered with a helmet that is present under both the handles. The proud words 'The All England Lawn Tennis Club Single Handed Championship of the World' are engraved on the trophy. However since 1949, players have been given a miniature replica of the original trophy."
Posted by: fildil

Re: Trivia - 12/15/12 03:16 PM

I watch the Wimbledon finals every year and I think that I heard one of commentators describe the cup once. Of course, old lady memories are not to be relied on.
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: Trivia - 12/15/12 04:41 PM

1. I think:

1 acre = 4840 sq yds, 1 square yd = 36x36 squinches so the answer is 6,272,640 think
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Trivia - 12/15/12 05:07 PM

Fil, you're too funny! grin12

Rog, good answre! (UK spelling) wink12
Posted by: Koala

Re: Trivia - 12/15/12 06:54 PM

7. Won

cool
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Trivia - 12/15/12 07:57 PM

That's it Koala! Nicely finished. smile12