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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

TRIVIA

Trivia - Homer Style

Q: Which of his hit songs was Michael Jackson performing when he introduced his “moonwalk” on TV in 1983?


A: “Billie Jean.” He was appearing on a Motown 25th-anniversary special at the time.

Q: Why did Catherine Zeta-Jones insist on cutting her long hair into a short bob for her role in the hit 2002 musical Chicago?

A: She wanted to be sure moviegoers would see that she did all the dancing in the film herself—and feared her normally long hair would obscure her face, leading some to wonder if a stand-in had been used.

Q: What feature gave the strange-looking platypus its name?

A: Its flipper-like flat feet. Its name is derived from the Greek words platus, “flat,” and pous, “foot.”

Q: What famous American aviator piloted the first nonstop transcontinental supersonic flight?

A: John Glenn, in 1957, five years before he became the first American astronaut to orbit the earth. Glenn made the cross-country flight, averaging 760 mph, in a record three hours and 23 minutes.

Q: What does the WD stand for in the rust- and corrosion-prevention product WD-40? How about the 40?

A: WD stands for water displacement. The 40 was added to the name because its inventors perfected their formula on the 40th try.

Q: How many pounds of foliage does an adult giraffe consume daily?

A: About 140 pounds.

Q: What father of twins on TV is a father of twins at home?

A: Ray Romano. As Ray Barone on the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, his twins sons are Michael and Geoffrey; in real life, they're Matthew and Gregory.

Q: What musically inclined presidential daughter made a recording of “The Star-Spangled Banner”? Hint: Her first name was Margaret.

A: Margaret Woodrow Wilson, the eldest daughter of Woodrow Wilson, in 1915.

Q: What hockey player’s name has been misspelled five times on the coveted Stanley Cup?

A: Goalie Jacques Plante’s. The misspellings include Jocko, Jack, and Plant.

Q: What are fauxtatoes?

A: Mashed or pureed cauliflower, served as an alternative to high-carbohydrate potatoes.

Trivia - Homer Style

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