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?
How many bones are there in an elephant's trunk?
Who was on the cover of the first edition of Rolling Stone magazine?
What river flows both north and south of the equator?
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?
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?