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Trivia questions and useless facts wanted

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posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 12:46 PM
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Originally posted by Sublimecraft
1. Who invented the paperclip?
2. Where is the only place that the American flag flies all day, never goes up or comes down, never flies half-mast and does not get saluted?
3. Who invented the lightbulb?
4. In what year was the first credit card issued and what entity issued it?
5. Based on tonnage produced, what is the worlds most popular fruit?
6. How long is the worlds longest ship?
7. How many different languages are there in Indonesia?
8. How many bones in the Human head?
9. What was the worlds first video arcade game?
10. In what year was "thanksgiving" held twice?


1) is it Edison or Franklin?
2) the moon : ) Im sure its right but I had to think hard
3) Edison?
4) 1971? Diners Club, not sure of year but certain of diners
5) Tomato?
6) 400 Meters? not even an educated guess just a number
7) Lots LOL
8) 4? Jaw, skull and those 2 in your ear?
9) Pong?
10) The first one?

Cheers dude they were some good ones




posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 12:49 PM
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Originally posted by IkNOwSTuff

Originally posted by nixie_nox
What is the only land animal that can't be seen on heat radar?

What was the first video played on MTV when the channel launched?

What is the most played song on the radio in the United States?

What is the only animal to have four knees?



Snake?

Video killed the radio star

Hey Jude? Im pretty sure its not right but Ill know it when you tell me

Elephant

Will use the heat one for sure

Cheers


Not bad!

Polar bear

video killed the radio star

stairway to heaven

elephant



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 12:52 PM
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Originally posted by watchitburn

What time is it when an elephant sits on your fence?
Time to get a new fence.


Why do Elephants have round toenails?
so you dont get scratched when you pick them up



Is the alcohol one true?



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 12:54 PM
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OK had no idea it was stairway to heaven

The polar bear one is that because of their lack of heat or because the surrounds are so cold?



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 12:55 PM
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Two questions which usually catch people out, but alot of people know the answer to:

What were Richard III's last words?

Why was the speed camera invented?



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 12:56 PM
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1. Who invented the paperclip?
A: Johann Vaaler patented his paper clip in 1901, there already were similar designs on the books. William Middlebrook of Waterbury, Connecticut patented his design in 1899. Cornelius Brosnan of Springfield, Massachusetts patented his Konaclip in 1900. The reason it is thought to be Johann Vaaler is because drawings of his design date to early 1899, but since Norway had no patent law at the time he had to seek patent rights in Germany and the US in the following years.

2. Where is the only place that the American flag flies all day, never goes up or comes down, never flies half-mast and does not get saluted?
A: The Moon.

3. Who invented the lightbulb?
A: British inventor Joseph Swan in 1878 – one year before Edison.

4. In what year was the first credit card issued and what entity issued it?
A: In 1951, Diners Club issued the first credit card to 200 customers who could use it at 27 restaurants in New York.

5. Based on tonnage produced, what is the worlds most popular fruit?
A: The tomato is the world’s most popular fruit. Just like the brinjal and the pumpkin, botanically speaking it is a fruit, not a vegetable.

6. How long is the worlds longest ship?
A: 458.46 m (1,504.1 ft) – Seawise Giant.

7. How many different languages are there in Indonesia?
A: 365

8. How many bones in the Human head?
A: The human head contains 22 bones, consisting the cranium and the facial bones. The cranium is formed by 8 bones: the frontal bone, two parietal bones, two temporal bones, the occipital bone in the back, the ethmoid bone behind the nose, and the sphenoid bone. The face consists of 14 bones including the maxilla (upper jaw) and mandible (lower jaw). (The skull has many little holes in its base which allow the cranial nerves to travel to their destinations.)

9. What was the worlds first video arcade game?
A: It was called “Tennis For Two” – designed by Willy Higginbotham in 1958 (In the early 1940s he worked on advanced radar displays for B28 bombers and went on to work for the Manhattan Project where he designed the timing mechanism for the first atomic bomb).

10. In what year was "thanksgiving" held twice?
A: 1815 – announced by James Madison

All answers verifiable here except #6
didyouknow.org

Worlds longest ship found here
Wikipedia



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 01:08 PM
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Couldnt even guess either LOL



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 01:10 PM
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Nice dude,

Is tennis for 2 that ball that bounces across the screen with the 2 bars on the side?

Thanks for the help, a few good ones Ive never heard before

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posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 01:11 PM
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The most Academy Awards received by a motion picture is eleven. What three films hold this record?

The Statue of Liberty holds a tablet in its left hand. What is written on that tablet?

Following the assassination of Abraham Lincoln what Latin phrase was spoken by John Wilkes Booth.

When asked why he chose to climb Mt. Everest how did George Mallory reply?

In what California town was gold discovered in 1848 sparking the 1849 gold rush?

From whom did the United States purchase the Louisiana territory?

What were the names of the nuclear bombs which were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

What two U.S. presidents received a Nobel Peace Prize?

What is the deepest freshwater lake in the world?

According to the Bible who is the oldest person to have ever lived?

What amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibited the making and selling of Alcohol.?

In what way is Cleopatra said to have committed suicide?

For what purpose was J-ello originally intended?

Jacob, a patriarch of Judaism, had how many sons?

Whose beauty is said to have launched a thousand ships?

In the Egyptian afterlife what item is weighed against a persons heart to determine their virtue?

From what plant is Buddha said to have been born from?

In what way was the execution of Socrates carried out?

What was at the bottom of Pandora's box?

In the Divine Comedy who acted as Dante's guide through The Inferno and Purgatory?

The sinking of what ship led to America's involvement in World War One?

In what town did Robert E Lee surrender the confederate army?

Who was the first African American Supreme Court justice?

Upon the first detonation of a nuclear weapon who said the following; "Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds?"



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 01:22 PM
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Originally posted by Josephus
The most Academy Awards received by a motion picture is eleven. What three films hold this record?
Gone with the wind? Ben Hur? Titanic?

The Statue of Liberty holds a tablet in its left hand. What is written on that tablet?
Justice and liberty for all?

Following the assassination of Abraham Lincoln what Latin phrase was spoken by John Wilkes Booth.
It is done? not sure of the latin

When asked why he chose to climb Mt. Everest how did George Mallory reply?
Because I could?

In what California town was gold discovered in 1848 sparking the 1849 gold rush?
I think Ill know when you tell me but not sure

From whom did the United States purchase the Louisiana territory?
France, specifically Napoleon I believe

What were the names of the nuclear bombs which were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
Big Boy Im pretty sure is one and is the other little boy?

What two U.S. presidents received a Nobel Peace Prize?
JFK and Obama?

What is the deepest freshwater lake in the world?
Titicaca?

According to the Bible who is the oldest person to have ever lived?
Methusala not sure of spelling but its right

What amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibited the making and selling of Alcohol.?
Prohibition?

In what way is Cleopatra said to have committed suicide?
Asp to the boobies

For what purpose was J-ello originally intended?
No idea?

Jacob, a patriarch of Judaism, had how many sons?
4?

Whose beauty is said to have launched a thousand ships?
Helen of Troy

In the Egyptian afterlife what item is weighed against a persons heart to determine their virtue?
A feather?

From what plant is Buddha said to have been born from?
Lotus?

In what way was the execution of Socrates carried out?
300ish BC?

What was at the bottom of Pandora's box?
Hope

In the Divine Comedy who acted as Dante's guide through The Inferno and Purgatory?
No idea?

The sinking of what ship led to America's involvement in World War One?
Lusitania?

In what town did Robert E Lee surrender the confederate army?
No idea?

Who was the first African American Supreme Court justice?
No idea?

Upon the first detonation of a nuclear weapon who said the following; "Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds?"
Robert Oppenheimer?



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posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 01:24 PM
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Because of all the layers of fat, they are that well insulated.



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 01:26 PM
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Originally posted by IkNOwSTuff
reply to post by ThorsBrother
 


Couldnt even guess either LOL


Richard III's last words were "Treason, treason, treason" as oppose to "a horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse" which Shakespeare wrote which alot of people believe to be true.

The speed camera was invented to make cars go quicker, by a Dutch racing driver i believe



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 02:21 PM
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I have a couple trucking ones. Maybe weak, maybe not. Depends on the crowd playing I suppose.

Truck Specific:

-For a standard 18 Wheel Truck/Trailer combination, what is the weight limit across America?

-How many functioning sets of brakes does an 18 Wheeler have?

-When strawberries are bagged for cross country shipping, what gas are the bags over the pallets filled with?

-What methods can a Tractor/Trailer use to change the weight distribution across each axle?

U.S. Travel:

-Within the Western states, where would I find an interstate exit ramp that was given no name?

-What stretch of road is called the loneliest in America and what state can it be found in?

-On what Eastern U.S. Highway can one be described as traveling in 3 different directions at the same time?

-Name the highest and lowest points for elevation on an Interstate highway. (Just place names. elevation isn't necessary)

Bonus Question:

Mary Mallon is a well known figure from the 1930's in America. What other name is she commonly known by?



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 02:41 PM
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1) Who's famous last words were 'Bugger Bognor'? - King George V

2) In snooker how much is the green ball worth? - Three points

3) Why can no one hear you scream in space? - Sound cannot travel in a vacuum.

Regards



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 02:55 PM
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What element on the periodic table is represented by the abriviation AG?

What element on the periodic table is represented by the abriviation AU?

How many millimeters are in an inch?

All men of all races have eyes toes feet arms legs etc..what do some races of men not have that men of many
other races envy?

What year was the war of 1812?

What land predator besides wolves can chase their prey until they collapse exhaustion, thus eliminating the
danger of suffering injury while bringing down much larger prey?

What weights more a pound of feathers, or a pound of gold?

If a rooster lays an egg on an A-frame barns roof which way will it roll down?

If a baby bull gets hurt, will it run to the mama bull or the papa bull for help?

If I visit the largest volcano known to man, where am I?

If I am accelerating at 8.92 meters a second squared, what am I probably doing?



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 03:34 PM
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Well I suppose I better answer my own question, F.U.C.K stands for Fornication Under Consent of the King.
This meant in the olden days (In England) you were supposed to put a sign on your door with the abbreviation on it,well if you wanted a bit of nookie that is. Otherwise it would be unlawful as you wouldn't have the Kings consent.



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 04:14 PM
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Originally posted by IkNOwSTuff

Originally posted by VictorVonDoom
Music

1. What can stop the Duke of Earl?
2. Who does Jesus love more than she will ever know?


History

1. In what year was the last successful invasion of Britian?
2. Name the general that defeated Napoleon at Waterloo.

Science

1. How many protons are in a carbon atom?
2. What is the pressure of the atmosphere at sea level?

Geograpy

1. Name a country that shares a land border with only one other country.
2. What is the tallest mountain in Africa?

Literature

1. What is the first line in Melville's Moby Dick?
2. Who boasted that he could go around the world in 80 days?

I think I could do this all day.


Music
1) his girl?
2) Ms Robinson

History
1)180 AD?
2) Nelson?

Science
1) 4?
2) 4psi?

Geography
1) Malaysia is one
2) Kilmanjaro

Literature
1) I feel like I should know this but not sure?
2) Phineas Fog?

If you could do it all day please do LOL.
Not only was that fun but I will use a few of those

The ones without question marks Im confident are correct


Pretty good.
The ones you missed:

Nothing can stop the Duke of Earl.

1066 AD
The Duke of Wellington (Arthur Wellesley)

Carbon - 6
14.7 psi

Portugal and Canada also work, there's probably a lot more.

"Call me Ishmael."

I didn't take off for spelling
I'll try to contribute more later.



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 04:31 PM
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One more elephant trivia. Elephants are the only mammals that can't jump. Except for white men, of course.



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 04:53 PM
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1) Malaysia is one


Portugal and Canada also work, there's probably a lot more.



Just quickly thinking here:

Denmark, Ireland, South Korea, UAE. Probably a few more too
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posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 04:54 PM
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can whales jump?







 
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