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Trivia questions and useless facts wanted

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posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 06:41 PM
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#1 who was the oldest living man on earth? ... Adolf Hitler! 114 years [see william coates]

#2 what galaxy is our solar system in? ... Sagittarius! [why are we crossing the central plane of the milky way this december]

#3 who caught Brett Farve's first NFL completed pass? ... Brett Farve! [it was blocked/tipped back to him]

warning! use #1 with care.




posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 07:16 PM
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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. no answer
2. no answer

History
1. no answer (good one)
2.Duke of Wellington (don't know why but i asked myself the same question the other day)

Science
1. 6
2.14.7 pounds apparently (Cheated)

Geography
1. Portugal
2. Mt Kilimanjaro

Literature
1. no answer
2. Call me Ismael

Geography, and history are my strong points



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 07:51 PM
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Originally posted by lewman
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can whales jump?


They can propell themselves out of the water, like dolphins. Is it jumping? I guess. For trivia purposes, you could limit it to land mammals, just to avoid contraversy.



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 07:55 PM
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Originally posted by inverslyproportional
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?


The element Gold is represented by the abriviation AU

The element Silver is represented by the abriviation AG

There are 100 millimeters in an inch

Some races of men envy the height of their counterparts across the sea. ex: average height in japan 5 ft 7 in; average height in U.S 5 ft 10 in)

The war of 1812 was declared in 1812 but fought in 1813. What is also little known is that the white house was partially burned down during the war.

Cheetahs have the endurance to chase their prey until they die of exhaustion.

A pound of feathers weighs more than a pound of gold.

The egg will roll down the left side of the A-frame

If a baby bull gets hurt it will run to the papa bull.

Well it depends how far you want to travel (hehe). If you want to stay local, right here on Earth, right under the feet of a popular tourist attraction and camp ground, Yellow Stone takes the cake (don't call it a supervolcano for nothing). Bring your kids. Now this next destination could take you up to a year to reach. Olympus Mons on Mars is the king volcano in our solar system.

I guessed on about 4 of these



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 10:21 PM
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A few more:

Science

1. Which 2 elements are liquid at room temperature?
2. You are standing on Amalthea. Which planet is closest to you?
3. What does the acronym SCUBA stand for?

Entertainment

1. The phrase "Klatu, Verada, Nicto" features prominently in two movies. Name them.
2. In which movie did John Wayne win the Best Actor Oscar?
3. Name the actor originally cast to play the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz.

History

1. Who was the first US President born in a hospital?
2. Which country sold the Gadsden Purchase?
3. Which countries fought the Punic Wars?

Animals and plants

1. An animal that hunts by night is nocturnal. What do you call an animal that hunts by day?
2. Name a mammal that lays eggs.
3. What do you call a group of crows?

Music

1. What is Jenny's phone number?
2. "Blinded by the Light" was a hit for Manfred Mann. Who wrote it?
3. Who wrote "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star?"

Geography

1. What do you call a land mass surrounded by water on 3 sides?
2. What is the largest fresh water lake in the world?
3. What is the largest desert in the world?

Religion

1. Who was the Norse god of war?
2. What were the Gifts of the Magi?
3. Who was the father of Zeus?

Biology

1. What chemical compound makes photosynthesis possible?
2. Name the process by which a caterpillar becomes a butterfly.
3. Which are larger, bacteria or viruses?



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 11:36 PM
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Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
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?
6?
-When strawberries are bagged for cross country shipping, what gas are the bags over the pallets filled with?
Nitrogen
-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? Bonnie from Bonnie and clyde?


I couldnt even guess the other ones, my US geography is a bit sketchy lol



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 11:54 PM
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Originally posted by inverslyproportional
What element on the periodic table is represented by the abriviation AG?
Silver?

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

How many millimeters are in an inch?
220?

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?
Multiple wives lol

What year was the war of 1812?
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?
Hyena?

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


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


If a baby bull gets hurt, will it run to the mama bull or the papa bull for help?
No such thing as a mama bull

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

If I am accelerating at 8.92 meters a second squared, what am I probably doing?
Breaking the laws of physics?


A few good ones in there


Cheers dude



posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 12:43 AM
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Originally posted by VictorVonDoom
A few more:

Science

1. Which 2 elements are liquid at room temperature? water and mercury?
2. You are standing on Amalthea. Which planet is closest to you? Saturn?
3. What does the acronym SCUBA stand for? Submerged "C" using breathing aparatus? lol guess

Entertainment

1. The phrase "Klatu, Verada, Nicto" features prominently in two movies. Name them. Ben Hur and Gladiator?
2. In which movie did John Wayne win the Best Actor Oscar? True Grit
3. Name the actor originally cast to play the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz. Ray Bolger

History

1. Who was the first US President born in a hospital? Adams?
2. Which country sold the Gadsden Purchase? Mexico
3. Which countries fought the Punic Wars? Rome and Carthage

Animals and plants

1. An animal that hunts by night is nocturnal. What do you call an animal that hunts by day? Diurnal
2. Name a mammal that lays eggs. Duck billed platypus??
3. What do you call a group of crows? a murder

Music

1. What is Jenny's phone number? 867-5309 (I got it off the wall)
2. "Blinded by the Light" was a hit for Manfred Mann. Who wrote it? great question. Springsteen
3. Who wrote "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star?" Dont know that one

Geography

1. What do you call a land mass surrounded by water on 3 sides? peninsula
2. What is the largest fresh water lake in the world? lake baikal
3. What is the largest desert in the world? Sahara

Religion

1. Who was the Norse god of war? Tyr
2. What were the Gifts of the Magi? gold frankensense and mur
3. Who was the father of Zeus? Amram?

Biology

1. What chemical compound makes photosynthesis possible? chlorophyll (spell check)
2. Name the process by which a caterpillar becomes a butterfly. metamorphosis
3. Which are larger, bacteria or viruses? viruses?



posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 01:11 AM
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We have trivia night where I work. The girl who does it is TERRIBLE! She doesn't make up any questions, she works for a company, and they make the questions. Ugghh It's so annoying when she mispronounces stuff, and Has NO clue.

ANYWAY, She does one cool thing though. Every week she has a couple hand out questions. Like: Picture of 20 famous people named John and Mary. Name the people? OR screenshots of a scene from movies....sometimes parts of which are skewed...you have to guess the movie.

Our trivia night is pretty cool though. They play in teams w/ self made team names. There are 4 quarters and a final question. I think its 4 questions per quarter, and she plays a song right after she asks the question while everyone brings her their answer. I'ts 2 hours long, and they give out prizes to the top 3 teams. 25 15 and 5 dollar gift certificates.

Hope your triva nights go well!!!



posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 04:51 AM
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The most Academy Awards received by a motion picture is eleven. What three films hold this record?
Ben Hur, Titanic, The Lord of The Rings: Return of The King
The Statue of Liberty holds a tablet in its left hand. What is written on that tablet?
July 4th 1776
Following the assassination of Abraham Lincoln what Latin phrase was spoken by John Wilkes Booth.
Sic Semper Tyranus
When asked why he chose to climb Mt. Everest how did George Mallory reply?
"Because it is there."

In what California town was gold discovered in 1848 sparking the 1849 gold rush?
Sutter's Mill (sorry it's not the name of the town when i went to check the spelling I saw that it was an actual saw mill in a town called Coloma but recognition of Sutter's Mill has surpassed that of the town.)

From whom did the United States purchase the Louisiana territory?
France
What were the names of the nuclear bombs which were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
Little Boy (Hiroshima) Fat Man (Nagasaki)
What two U.S. presidents received a Nobel Peace Prize?
Theodore Roosevelt and Barack Obama
What is the deepest freshwater lake in the world?
Lake Baikal
According to the Bible who is the oldest person to have ever lived?
Methuselah
What amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibited the making and selling of Alcohol.?
The Eighteenth
In what way is Cleopatra said to have committed suicide?
With the bite of an Asp
For what purpose was J-ello originally intended?
As a cough medicine
Jacob, a patriarch of Judaism, had how many sons?
Twelve
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?
A Lotus
In what way was the execution of Socrates carried out?
By the consumption of a tea made from Hemlock
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?
Virgil
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?
Appomattox Courthouse
Who was the first African American Supreme Court justice?
Thurgood Marshall
Upon the first detonation of a nuclear weapon who said the following; "Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds?"
J. Robert Oppenheimer



posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 09:24 AM
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Originally posted by VictorVonDoom
A few more:

Science

1. Which 2 elements are liquid at room temperature? Mercury and......... not sure, good one
2. You are standing on Amalthea. Which planet is closest to you? Ill guess Neptune?
3. What does the acronym SCUBA stand for? Something something underwater breathing apparatus lol

Entertainment

1. The phrase "Klatu, Verada, Nicto" features prominently in two movies. Name them. Evil dead and army of darkness?
2. In which movie did John Wayne win the Best Actor Oscar? No idea
3. Name the actor originally cast to play the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz. No idea

History

1. Who was the first US President born in a hospital? Lincoln?
2. Which country sold the Gadsden Purchase? No idea
3. Which countries fought the Punic Wars? Rome and Carthage

Animals and plants

1. An animal that hunts by night is nocturnal. What do you call an animal that hunts by day? No idea
2. Name a mammal that lays eggs. Platypus and Echidnea (also whales)
3. What do you call a group of crows? A murder

Music

1. What is Jenny's phone number? No idea
2. "Blinded by the Light" was a hit for Manfred Mann. Who wrote it? Elton John?
3. Who wrote "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star?" Someone like Galileo I think?

Geography

1. What do you call a land mass surrounded by water on 3 sides? Islet?
2. What is the largest fresh water lake in the world? Titicaca?
3. What is the largest desert in the world? Sahara?

Religion

1. Who was the Norse god of war? No idea
2. What were the Gifts of the Magi? Gold, frankincense and Myrhh
3. Who was the father of Zeus? Cronos

Biology

1. What chemical compound makes photosynthesis possible? Chlorophyll? not sure of spelling but pretty sure thats it
2. Name the process by which a caterpillar becomes a butterfly. Chrysalisis? once again not sure of spelling
3. Which are larger, bacteria or viruses? 50/50 Ill take virus?



posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 09:27 AM
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Originally posted by MidnightSunshine
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We have trivia night where I work. The girl who does it is TERRIBLE! She doesn't make up any questions, she works for a company, and they make the questions. Ugghh It's so annoying when she mispronounces stuff, and Has NO clue.

ANYWAY, She does one cool thing though. Every week she has a couple hand out questions. Like: Picture of 20 famous people named John and Mary. Name the people? OR screenshots of a scene from movies....sometimes parts of which are skewed...you have to guess the movie.

Our trivia night is pretty cool though. They play in teams w/ self made team names. There are 4 quarters and a final question. I think its 4 questions per quarter, and she plays a song right after she asks the question while everyone brings her their answer. I'ts 2 hours long, and they give out prizes to the top 3 teams. 25 15 and 5 dollar gift certificates.

Hope your triva nights go well!!!


Yeah the one Ill run will work to a similar format but 5 rounds of 10 questions, Ill try record it so anyone who wants to can play along.

I hope it goes well too, thanks



posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 11:28 AM
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Just wanted to send a big thanks to everyone who played along and helped, you all saved me about 6 hours work LOL

The first one is on Tuesday, Ill try record it and Ill post the questions so you can along at home.

Keep em coming if you can think of any others

Cheers again guys much appreciated



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posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 11:38 AM
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Mercury and Bromine
Amalthea orbits Jupiter
Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus

Army of Darkness and The Day the Earth Stood Still
True Grit
Buddy Ebsen (Jed Clampett)

Jimmy Carter
Mexico

Diurnal

867-5309
Bruce Springsteen
Mozart

Peninsula
Lake Superior
Antartica - deserts are defined by average annual precipitation. Antartica gets very little snow, it just never melts.

Tyr

Metamorphisis
Bacteria are larger than viruses



posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 01:39 PM
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Useless Fun Facts;

-A year on the planet Jupiter is twelve times the length of our year on Earth.

-Both Julius Ceaser and Napolean Bonaparte were victimes of epilepsy.

-Henry Ford forgot to put a reverse gear in his first automobile.

-President Andrew Jackson was never convinced the world was round, and not flat.

-In the United States, a person dies every 14 1/2 seconds.

-Sound waves travel at the rate of 1,075 feet per second.

-Benjamin Franklin could play 3 different instruments: The harp, the guitar, and the violin.

-Theodore Roosevelt was the only President of the US who was not sworn on the Bible.

-The word television means "to see at a distance."

-George Washington became a Master Mason, August 4, 1753.

-The first photo was taken in 1826.

-The first rabbit produced by artificial impregnating was exhibited to the New York Academy of Medicine, November 1st, 1939.

-President George Washington once said, "I would rather be in my grave than in Presidency."

-In the fifth century A.D. the barbers in Rome extracted teeth, treated wounds, and bled patients as a part of their professional work.

-James Madison was defeated for reelection to the legislature in 1777 because he refused to provide the voters with free whiskey.

-President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife were fifth cousins.

These are just a few useless facts from an old book passed down by my Grandmother, written by E.C McKenzie.
Its a fun book to read when you're bored, lol.



posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 04:37 PM
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Originally posted by Katharos62191

-Benjamin Franklin could play 3 different instruments: The harp, the guitar, and the violin.


Also the glass armonica, which he invented.

I wish I knew as much useful information.
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posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 07:15 PM
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A man of many talents!!

Haha I also wish I knew more useful facts! All of these sort I really only get to use as conversation points, which really takes the right kind of listener anyways.



posted on Oct, 18 2012 @ 01:09 AM
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Your facts arrre fun!! I especially like this one:




-James Madison was defeated for reelection to the legislature in 1777 because he refused to provide the voters with free whiskey.


Can you imagine??
WE WANT WHISKEY WE WANT WHISKEY...



posted on Oct, 18 2012 @ 01:47 AM
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I sure appreciate ya giving it a try! I'd almost given up but came back to see if mine got noticed among so many you've gotten in response. Great on the Ntirogen! I didn't know that myself until the first load of strawberries I picked up. Then a year or so later I saw a trailer at the yard where the driver punctured the bag of one of those air-tight nitrogen filled berry pallets. WOW strawberries spoil fast and real ugly, don't they? lol...

Here are the answers for fun..

Weight Limit across the nation: 80,000lbs combined total

Number of sets of brakes: 10. 5 axles, one set per side to each. Each is on a "can" system, to put it in simple terms...that can isolate and lock them open individually, if needed.

Weight Distribution: The 5th wheel and trailer tandem axles slide back and forth freely when unlocked. One changes axle weight by 500-800lbs per hole moved and the trailer slides 200-400lbs per hole moved on average.


No Name exit: I-70 in Colorado, West of Denver crossing the mountains. The Mile Marker is 119. It's actually "No Name" on the sign. Google has pics...kinda funny to see the first few times.

Loneliest Road: U.S. Highway 50, Nevada. Just a few towns and almost no people between Delta, Utah and Fallon Nevada. You can go hours without seeing more than a couple cars..and sometimes, not that many with the exception of Ely!

3 Directions at once:I-77/I-81 in Virginia. They run together and the signs literally say you're on South 81, North 77 and if you have a compass, you'll find your actually driving East or West depending on your destination.

Highest/Lowest: High - Eisenhower Memorial Tunnel. West of Denver at the high point crossing the Rocky Mountains on I-70. Lowest: El Centro, California. Over 50 feet below sea level on I-8.


Bonus - What other name was Mary Mallon known by in 1930's America: Mary was quite a woman. She was very giving, indeed. If fact, she kinda gave things to people all over. They weren't the kind of things anyone WANTS to get though. You see, Mary was her first Christian name. That was the last name in the better known one for her. She was also known as Typhoid Mary.



posted on Oct, 18 2012 @ 02:13 AM
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Haha Thank You!! That was actually my favorite too!! Makes ya think, what was his opponent offering?! Kegs at the election polls!! You should check out the book 'Salted Peanuts' if you're ever bored and like fun random facts like those! I am going to post more from it when my pad is charged!!



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