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Jan-4-2005 18:37

See if there is interest for this.

1. Each day I will post 10 questions, at random times of the day.
2. Each Quiz runs exactly 24 hours.
3. The first person that has all 10 questions right, wins. Or if no one has all questions right, the best one wins.
4. You can only post answers ONCE for the same quiz.
5. No cash involved. Just glory. :)


Pinball Amateur

Jan-22-2007 21:24

and Goodrich so liked the things, he used them in his new inventions, rubber waterproof boots he named ‘galoshes’.
12. Teddy Bear
Yes, we’ve all heard the story about how Teddy Roosevelt went hunting one day, saw a baby bear, and was so awestruck at its cuteness that he just didn’t have the heart to shoot the poor bugger. (Awwwww…) But nope, he’s not the one who came up with either the story, or the actual toy. Both can be laid at the feet (or hands, actually) of cartoonist Clifford Berryman, and it all happened in 1902.

The Gimme-An-Encyclopedia Ones
13. Scrabble
America’s second most loved (or hated, depending on who you ask), game, was created by Alfred M. Butt in 1931. It didn’t actually get its present name of Scrabble until Butt joined up with a partner, James Brunot, in 1948, and together, they sold several different games, the most successful of which was the renamed Scrabble.
14. Computer Mouse
In 1968, Douglas C. Engelbart invented an ‘X-Y Position for a Display System’, an early prototype of today’s computer mouse. Eventually, Apple came along in 1984 and started using it in their computers, and the rest is history….
15. Spinning Jenny
James Hargreaves invented the Spinning Jenny in 1764 in England, in honour of his daughter.

1. And what, you ask, is a Spinning Jenny? Simply put, it’s a machine which uses multiple spindles to spin wool or cotton into yarn. This process allows multiple threads to be spun simultaneously, thus making the process faster. The Spinning Jenny, in combination with the cotton gin, were two of the precursors of the Industrial Revolution. Thanks, Eli and James.
2. The first person to actually build and operate a submarine was an American chap named David Bushnell who built a one-man, human-powered submarine he named the Turtle in 1776. He was able to dive and surface the boat, and tried unsuccessfully three different times to blow up British Warships blockading New York Harbor.
3. James Auger and Jimmy Loizeau are the inventors of a bizarre little contraption called the ‘Telepho

Pinball Amateur

Jan-22-2007 21:27

3. James Auger and Jimmy Loizeau are the inventors of a bizarre little contraption called the ‘Telephone Tooth’. It’s basically a low-frequency, wireless, microchip telephone that is implanted in a back molar of one’s mouth. The phone’s vibrations pass directly through the tooth and bone to the ear, negating the need for an external speaker. An external keypad does allow for dialing and on/off switching. So the next time you see someone talking to absolutely noone at all in the middle of a movie theater, restaurant, or especially, the dentist‘s chair, thank Auger and Loizeau!

And with 10 out of 15 correct, the overall winner is Adam Carter. Congratulations to everyone!! ;-D

Lucky Stiff

Jan-23-2007 09:48

7. Toothpaste
In 1873, Samuel Colgate, head of Colgate & Company, manufactured the first toothpaste and sold it in jars.

WOW stabs in the dark really DO work!!!

Adam Carter
Adam Carter
Big Winner

Jan-23-2007 12:43

Quiz-y come-y soon-y. I promise-y

Adam Carter
Adam Carter
Big Winner

Jan-23-2007 13:08

General Knowlegde Quiz-y (OK, I'll stop)

1. What is a more common name for a polygraph?
2. Which organisation has the motto: Fidelity, Bravery and Integrity?
3. What do the following words have in common: aspirin, bakelite, breathalyzer, cellophane, escalator, frisbee, heroin, jacuzzi, styrofoam, tarmac, vaseline, zipper?
4. How do you say "no worries" in Swahili?
5. What is the official language or languages of the United States?
6. What is a John Dory?
7. How deep in metres is 100 fathoms?
8. What does the 'mp' stand for in mp3 players?
9. How many counters does a player start with in Backgammon?
10. After how many years marriage do you celebrate your Emerald wedding anniversary?
11. What do brides walk down during a wedding?
12. What does the distress signal SOS stand for?

BONUS: Who was the youngest president of the United States?

Lucky Stiff

Jan-23-2007 13:17

1. Lie Detector Test
2. should be the FBI idea
3. What do the following words have in common: aspirin, bakelite, breathalyzer, cellophane, escalator, frisbee, heroin, jacuzzi, styrofoam, tarmac, vaseline, zipper?
4. I don't actually.
5. lol English
6. ?
7. ?
8. ?
9. umm 12?
10. 40?
11. a plank an aisle, I kid of course ;)
12. sink or swim? lol


Rosamund Clifford
Rosamund Clifford
Tale Spinner

Jan-23-2007 13:47

1. Lie detector
2. FBI
3. ?
4. Hakuna matata (I love "The Lion King")
5. I thought it was English. Where is the catch?
6. A fish
7. 200?
8. ?
9. ?
10. 55
11. The aisle
12. Save our souls

Bonus: JFK

Farm A Sea
Farm A Sea
Old Shoe

Jan-23-2007 14:16

3. They all end with a punctuation mark
5. Instant Messaging and North American
6. A Porta Potty
8. media player

Bonus : Theodore Roosevelt (he was 42 the answer to everything :) (JKF youngest elected)

Pinball Amateur

Jan-23-2007 14:45

See, Biggie? And you thought you didn't know anything....Shame on you!!
1. A Lie Detector Test
2. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, aka the FBI
3. There's a special word for it in the teaching profession, but can't remember it for the life of me at the moment. It basically means they were either named after the inventor, or after some special feature of the invention (the zipper makes a zipping noise).
4. Going with Rosa's answer, Hakuna Matata.
5. Officially, at one time, there were two, English and German.
6. Thought this was a kind of buoy or something??
7. Not a clue.
8. Not a clue.
9. 24??
10. 75
11. An aisle
12. Save our Souls.

Among all presidents, Teddy Roosevelt was the youngest President ever to serve, but he wasn't elected. John F. Kennedy was the youngest ELECTED President, though he was slightly older than Roosevelt. Both were 42. So, take your choice.


Jan-23-2007 14:46

1. Lie Detector
2. No clue
3. Every one of them is a brand name more typically used as a common noun.
4. Hakuna Matata
5. I believe it's actually German; if there is one officially at all.
6. No clue
7. 600?
8. Media Protocol?
9. 12?
10. 30?
11. a runner
12. nothing; SOS was chosen because of its simplicity and ease of understanding in Morse Code; "--- ... ---"

BONUS: Theodore Roosevelt was the youngest President at the time of inauguration; Kennedy was the youngest president at time of death; George W. Bush is the youngest man alive who has held the office.

Super-Secret Bonus: 42

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