Monday, January 17, 2011

How About Some Trivia...?

I know, I know...I should be writing something relevant, but it's Monday!

Even though I'm retired, I still remember what Mondays were like when I was working! Because of that, I like to think of myself as taking Mondays less seriously than I did before.

Along those lines, I think we should have a little bit of trivia today. You know, something light and entertaining, but maybe a little something to remember as well!

What is Prince's real name?

Prince Rogers Nelson.

What do you call a group of owls?

A parliament.

How many bones are there in an elephant's trunk?


Who was on the cover of the first edition of Rolling Stone magazine?

John Lennon.

What river flows both north and south of the equator?

The Congo.

In a deck of playing cards, what is the only king without a mustache?

The king of hearts.

What animal were the Canary Islands named after?

The dog.

How many dots are there on a pair of dice?

Which stroke starts a swimming medley?

What is the most common gas in the Earth's atmosphere?


What is the only type of bird that can fly backward?


What is the capital of Burkina Faso?

The flag of which country is solid green?

What U.S. city is the largest in land area in the contiguous 48 states?

Jacksonville, Fla., which covers 758 square miles. Sitka, Alaska, which covers 2,874 square miles, is the largest in area in all 50 states.

What do you do when you nictate?


What is the first hit song more than five minutes long?

Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone."

What was the first record played on Dick Clark's "American Bandstand" in 1957?

"Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" by Jerry Lee Lewis.

What is the official language of Nigeria?

What is the most widely spoken language in the world?


How many medals did Russia win at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics?

None, it boycotted the event.

Now, I'm sure that many of you already knew this stuff! After all, it's a wise and knowledgeable bunch that gathers for coffee at the Hermit's. But if there is something here that is new to you, then I'm glad to have brought it to the table!

Now, my friends, let's get some fresh coffee and go sit in the kitchen. OK?


JoJo said...

Very interesting, some I did not know so see you have made me smarter today. Now can you make me sleep? UGH

Dizzy-Dick said...

Knew some, but most I couldn't come up with the correct answer. Thanks for the info, I am sure it will come in handy. . .

HermitJim said...

Hey JoJo...
I don't think I can do much to help with the sleeping! Wish I could help ya out, sweetie.

Sorry I couldn't help you out! Thanks for the visit today!

Hey Dizzy...
Some of these I didn't even know myself!

Guess we do learn something every day, huh?

Thanks for dropping by today!

Kellie said...

What was the first record played on Dick Clark's "American Bandstand" in 1957?
"Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" by Jerry Lee Lewis.

LOL! I'm sure they are discounting Barry Manilow's "American Bandstand" in the opening....

thanks for all the trivia, and no I did NOT know them all! nor will I remember them all, which is why trivia is GOOD for me! :)

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

HJ, boy you can learn something new every day and you just never know when these Q&A may come in handy if selected to be on Jeopardy or w2hen playing Trivial Pursuit. Thanks too for Sunday's funnies.

Marjie said...

Well, there were plenty I didn't know. But I should have remembered Burkina Faso's capital, since either I saw it on the Amazing Race, or I taught it to my son in Geography, or maybe both. It's my early Alzheimers making me forget.

HermitJim said...

Hey Beatrice...
Always glad to do my part, my friend! It's fun to find these things to share !

Thank you for coming by today!

Hey Marjie...
You knew a lot more than I did, my friend.

Glad I could find something new for you!

I sure appreciate you coming by today!