Posted by: Pandora

Trivia - 01/09/13 09:00 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. Which famous American poet penned the line "Into each life some rain must fall"?
-2. Which professional ice hockey star didn't hang up his skates until he was 52?
-3. How did the army of Persian king Xerxes I cross the Hellespont - the strait between Europe and Asia - in 480 B.C.?
-4. What was the name of Col. Sherman Potter's horse in the MASH TV series?
-5. What are the main street lights in Hershey, PA designed to look like?
-6. Where is Pushtu spoken?
-7. What is your problem if you have trichottilomania?
-8. What part of the banana is used to make banana oil?
-9. Where did the British band UB40 get its name?
-10. The giant panda is a member of the bear family. To what family does the much smaller red panda belong?
Posted by: michele rose

Re: Trivia - 01/09/13 09:43 PM

7. you have a compulsive disorder to pull out your hair
Posted by: CCbomber

Re: Trivia - 01/10/13 01:17 AM

2. Gordie Howe?
Posted by: Haroula

Re: Trivia - 01/10/13 03:13 AM

3.Xerxes' Pontoon Bridges were constructed for the purpose of Xerxes’ army to traverse the Hellespont wave
Posted by: curly

Re: Trivia - 01/10/13 03:27 AM

5. Chocolate kisses???
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: Trivia - 01/10/13 05:22 AM

4. Sophie think
Posted by: Cue

Re: Trivia - 01/10/13 07:12 AM

9. from a tax form wave
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Trivia - 01/10/13 08:23 AM

Excellent answers! wave

Xerxes made two bridges out of boats. Alexander the Great used the same method in later years.

Cue, I'm not sure I'd call it a tax form, but you're close. smile
Posted by: GBC

Re: Trivia - 01/10/13 09:59 AM

1. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in "The Rainy Day"
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Trivia - 01/10/13 10:38 AM

Spot on, Gail! smile
Posted by: bermag45

Re: Trivia - 01/10/13 12:47 PM

9. UB40 was/is the name of the form which had to be completed when registering with the UK Government as unemployed. Hence UB = Unemployment Benefit. wave thumbsup

Bernie monky
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Trivia - 01/10/13 01:35 PM

That's what I was looking for Bernie! wave
Posted by: zookeeper

Re: Trivia - 01/10/13 06:28 PM

10. I've heard something about pandas being related to the racoon family???
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Trivia - 01/10/13 07:59 PM

You heard right Zook! The red panda is related to the racoons. smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Trivia - 01/10/13 08:06 PM

6. Afghanistan wave
Posted by: Koala

Re: Trivia - 01/10/13 10:44 PM

8. None

Posted by: Pandora

Re: Trivia - 01/10/13 11:19 PM

Both correct! smile

Banana oil is a synthetic compound that has a banana-like aroma.