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Trivia of the Day Blog
Monday, June 28, 2010
Trivia for 6/28
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Answer for 6/25:
 
On July 3, 1999, Billy Mitchell became the first person to ever complete a perfect game (all 256 levels with a maximum score of 3,333,360 points).
 
What game was this? 
 
Pac-Man. It took Mitchell about 6 hours to do it, eating every fruit, pellet, blue ghost and dot without losing a life. Later, Mitchell offered $100,000 to anyone who could provably pass through the Split-Screen Level before January 1, 2000. The prize was never claimed.
 
38 players answered correctly.
 
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Question for 6/28:
 
In Disney's "Fantasia," what is the name of the Sorcerer?
 
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Posted by stars2/quizz2000 at 8:46 AM EDT
Updated: Monday, June 28, 2010 8:46 AM EDT
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Friday, June 25, 2010
Trivia for 6/25
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Answer for 6/24:
 
Unforgettable was written in 1951 by Irving Gordon, and recorded by Nat King Cole that same year. It was rereleased by Cole in 1961, and then again in 1991 as a duet between Cole and his daughter, Natalie Cole. That version one three Grammy awards.
 
But what was Gordon's original name for the song, which he changed at the request of the publishing company?
 
A. Undeniable
B. Undescribable
C. Uncomparable
 
Ans: C. Uncomparable.
 
42 players answered correctly.
 
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Question for 6/25:
 
On July 3, 1999, Billy Mitchell became the first person to ever complete a perfect game (all 256 levels with a maximum score of 3,333,360 points).
 
What game was this?
 
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Posted by stars2/quizz2000 at 9:05 AM EDT
Updated: Friday, June 25, 2010 9:06 AM EDT
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Thursday, June 24, 2010
Trivia for 6/24
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Answer for 6/23:
 
From player Dave W. (SILVERANBLACK):
 
Follow up WKRP in Cincinnati question:
 
Venus Flytrap (played by Tim Reid) was another DJ with a weird nickname. What was the character's real name?
 
Gordon Sims.
 
38 players answered correctly.
 
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Question for 6/24:
 
Unforgettable was written in 1951 by Irving Gordon, and recorded by Nat King Cole that same year. It was rereleased by Cole in 1961, and then again in 1991 as a duet between Cole and his daughter, Natalie Cole. That version one three Grammy awards.
 
But what was Gordon's original name for the song, which he changed at the request of the publishing company?
 
A. Undeniable
B. Undescribable
C. Uncomparable
 
 
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Posted by stars2/quizz2000 at 7:43 AM EDT
Updated: Thursday, June 24, 2010 7:44 AM EDT
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Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Trivia for 6/23
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Answer for 6/22:
 
Ten-year-old Jack Singer wanted to break a record on his birthday last week. Which record did he break?
 
A. Most PB&J sandwiches eaten
B. Most underwear on at one time
C. Highest flip on a skateboard ramp
 
Ans: B. Most underwear on at one time. Singer was able to put on 215 pairs of underwear in 18 minutes! It was his birthday, and instead of gifts. Singer asked people to donate money to Marine Sergeant Eddie Ryan, who was injured in Iraq five years ago.
 
49 players answered correctly.
 
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Question for 6/23:
 
From player Dave W. (SILVERANBLACK):
 
Follow up WKRP in Cincinnati question:
 
Venus Flytrap (played by Tim Reid) was another DJ with a weird nickname. What was the character's real name?
 
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Posted by stars2/quizz2000 at 8:36 AM EDT
Updated: Wednesday, June 23, 2010 8:36 AM EDT
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Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Trivia for 6/22
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Answer for 6/21:
 
Toy Story 3 was released over the weekend. What is the name of Woody's horse, introduced in Toy Story 2?
 
Bullseye
 
47 players answered correctly.
 
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Question for 6/22:
 
Ten-year-old Jack Singer wanted to break a record on his birthday last week. Which record did he break?
 
A. Most PB&J sandwiches eaten
B. Most underwear on at one time
C. Highest flip on a skateboard ramp
 
 
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Posted by stars2/quizz2000 at 7:51 AM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, June 22, 2010 7:51 AM EDT
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Monday, June 21, 2010
Trivia for 6/21
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Answer for 6/18:
 
From player Maggie:
 
In the first Star Trek television series, the original pilot episode did not have Captain Kirk, or actor William Shatner, in charge of the Enterprise. Who was the actor who portrayed the captain in the pilot?  For a two pointer, what was the name of that captain?
 
Played by actor was Jeffrey Hunter, the captain was Christopher Pike in the pilot named "The Cage." The character returned in the episode called "The Menagerie," albeit injured and play by actor Sean Kenney. In the latest movie, "Star Trek", he was portrayed by actor Bruce Greenwood. 
 
42 players answered correctly the character name correctly, 40 also got the actor's name.
 
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Question for 6/21:
 
Easy Monday question:
 
Toy Story 3 was released over the weekend. What is the name of Woody's horse, introduced in Toy Story 2?
 
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Posted by stars2/quizz2000 at 8:24 AM EDT
Updated: Monday, June 21, 2010 8:25 AM EDT
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Friday, June 18, 2010
Trivia for 6/18
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Answer for 6/17:
 
Besides being baseball players, what do Bill Duggleby, Jeremy Hermida, Kevin Kouzmanoff and Daniel Nava all have in common?
 
They all hit grand slams at their first Major League at-bats. Duggleby hit his in 1898, Hermida in 2005, Kouzmanoff in 2006 and Nava on June 12, 2010. Kouzmanoff and Nava hit theirs on their first Major League pitch, as well.
 
47 players answered correctly.
 
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Question for 6/18:
 
From player Maggie:
 
In the first Star Trek television series, the original pilot episode did not have Captain Kirk, or actor William Shatner, in charge of the Enterprise. Who was the actor who portrayed the captain in the pilot?  For a two pointer, what was the name of that captain?
 
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Posted by stars2/quizz2000 at 8:14 AM EDT
Updated: Friday, June 18, 2010 8:15 AM EDT
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Thursday, June 17, 2010
Trivia for 6/17
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Answer for 6/16:
 
From player Carol Carrara:
 
HAZWOPER is an acronym for what?
 
The Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response. It refers to five types of hazardous waste operations conducted in the United States under OSHA. The standard contains the safety requirements employers must meet in order to conduct these operations.
 
47 players answered correctly.
 
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Question for 6/17:
 
Besides being baseball players, what do Bill Duggleby, Jeremy Hermida, Kevin Kouzmanoff and Daniel Nava all have in common?
 
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Posted by stars2/quizz2000 at 8:05 AM EDT
Updated: Thursday, June 17, 2010 8:05 AM EDT
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Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Trivia for 6/16
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Answer for 6/15:
 
Mattel's Barbie doll has a full name of Barbara Millicent Roberts. What is Ken’s last name?
 
Carson.
 
39 players answered correctly.
 
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Question for 6/16:
 
From player Carol Carrara:
 
HAZWOPER is an acronym for what?
 
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Posted by stars2/quizz2000 at 7:55 AM EDT
Updated: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 7:55 AM EDT
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Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Trivia 6/15
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Answer for 6/14:
 
From player ChristmasFun:
 
Who played the 'Old Man on Scooter' in the 2009 film Paul Blart: Mall Cop?
 
A. Bernie McInerney
B. Roy Dotrice
C. Chris Wiggins
 
Ans: A. Bernie McInerney.
 
40 players answered correctly.
 
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Question for 6/15:
 
Mattel's Barbie doll has a full name of Barbara Millicent Roberts. What is Ken’s last name?
 
 
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Posted by stars2/quizz2000 at 7:20 AM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 7:21 AM EDT
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