Saturday, June 30, 2007

No Googling Allowed!

After last night's escapades, I think I'm going to make it an early night tonight. So, instead of being boring and posting another YouTube clip, I'm going to post five, count 'em FIVE trivia questions from the new trivia book Goof sent me in the mail today. I won't mention the name of the book until I post the answers (I wouldn't want you to go run to the store and look 'em all up) but, needless to say, being the trivia hound that I am, I'm thrilled with Mr. FedEx man's most recent delivery.

The first person to correctly answer all five questions will receive some sort of prize for me which I haven't thought of yet. Prize expense will probably be determined by how much I like you. If I don't like you at all, I'll just say you cheated, provide no real evidence and disqualify you anyway. Sounds fair, right? Good. Ready? Here we go:
  1. What type of insect is kept in apiaries?
  2. Only three American presidential candidates won at least 520 electoral votes in their race for the White House. Who are they and how many votes did they get?
  3. How long have people cooked with chili peppers?
  4. Why should you be concerned if your elderly grandparent suddenly likes Rock and Roll?
  5. For what activity is baseball player Moe Berg best known?
Answers will be given in a future post along with the title of the book these questions came from. Good Luck, all you Cliff Claven wannabes!



Blogger Tim said...

I actually know the answer to number 5, I think. But here goes -- no googling or nothing.

1. Ape-insects

2. Richard Nixon, George Washington, and Eric B (of Eric B & Rakim fame). Each got 521 votes.

3. Until their chili was done. You don't want your chili to burn.

4. My gradparent? Ummmm.... Because it's proof positive that Rock and Roll has turned to crap.

5. He was a WWII spy. And a linguist. It was said that Moe Berg could speak 17 languages, and he couldn't hit in any of them.

What do I win?

12:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. Bees
2. FDR, Eisenhower, Clinton (Mr.).
3. Five thousand years, or as long as doctors have been using THC for medicinal purposes (see recent Globe article...)
4. Personality changes can be a harbinger of dementia
5. Cooking Latkes. Solid with a baseball glove, Berg wielded a golden spatula.

9:52 AM  
Blogger Jesse Anna Bornemann said...

I'm impressed by anonymous! I'd say that's Wynne, but she isn't home yet, (are you?).

Like Tim, I haven't a clue, but I'll try anyhow:

1. Bees. I was thinking bees or butterflies, but majority rules.

2. FDR, Bush the First, Clinton.

3. Until Tabasco sauce was invented.

4. The grandmother on "Family Matters" liked Rock and Roll, and there was nothing wrong with her. I think this is a bad question.

5. Inventing the Moe Berg-er, a double whopper with cheese sold at ballpark concession stands. Also coined the phrase, "Moe Berg-ers, please!"

10:37 AM  
Blogger Eric said...

Wow! Fantastic responses but, so far, no one is completely correct. Either Tim or Jesse would win, though, because they both made me laugh.

Anonymous made me laugh too, but unfortunately I have no idea who he/she is and my site logs don't even record his/her visit. He/She truly makes like Casper the Friendly Ghost.

Anyway, all three responses all have partially correct responses if that helps. If no correct responses are forthcoming, the winner is decided by entertainment value.

11:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

C'mon, who else knows about THC, dementia, Jewish delicacies and beisbol? Jesse, I liked your #5 Moe Better :)

1:19 PM  

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