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2nd TRIVIA BLITZ WINNERS
The skunk was off to a flying start in the 2nd Trivia Blitz, but our competitors were not to be daunted. Congratulations to the top three scorers!
TRIVIA BLITZ QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
1. Which breed of dog has the best eyesight?
2. What organ that humans possess is missing in deer?
3. Mouche is the name for beauty patches used in the 16th and 17th centuries. How were these transported, and what modern day product was derived from them?
4. Name the three people whose faces were originally supposed to have been carved into Mt. Rushmore.
current day business began in Dallas, Texas as the Tote'n
Serve Ice stations?
6. According to Billboard's Top 40 Album charts, who was the #1 artist of the 1950's?
7. What is the oldest, continuously occupied capital city in the world?
8. Who wrote the closing theme song "Remembering You" for the TV show All in the Family?
9. In 1922, subscribers could tune in to 3 different music channels and one all news channel for only 11 cents per month thanks to the invention of what U.S. serviceman?
10. Susan Atkins, while under the tutelage of Charles Manson, gave birth to a son, now named Paul. What name was he given at birth?
11. Nurtured and ecouraged by headmaster Roger Hills, what Todd School alum began his sterling career playing the Virgin Mary in a school play?
12. What is the name of the plane that dropped the second A-Bomb on Japan?
13. What movie's last line was "The horror, the horror?" Bonus point for the name of the actor who said it.
14. What year did the following image appear?
15. Which came first, the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile or the Weinerwhistle?
16. What artist created such coveted prints as Day Dreaming, Temptation, and Enchanted Evening?
17. By what name do we know the Boston Cooking School Cookbook today?
18. Jack Norworth and Al Bon Tilzer are co-writers on what American favorite song?
19. There have been nearly 200 ceremonies to put celebrity prints in cement at Mann's Chinese Theater. Who was immortalized in ceremony #1 and who was lucky at ceremony #13?
20. In 1925, high school biology teacher John Scopes was convicted of violating Tennessee's new law banning the teaching of the theory of evolution. What was Scopes'penalty?
21. Who was the first Latin American ever to serve as the United States' number one public health official?
22. Who developed the Visible Speech Chart? Bonus point if you give the creator's age at the time of development.
23. Who are Donna DeLory and Niki Harris?
24. The acquisition of a library card by what TV character set off a 500% increase in real life card issuance?
25. What was so popular at the 1893 World's Fair that over 1 million of them were distributed?
26. What car manufacturing icon commited suicide at the age of 60 after his brother's demise from heart failure?
27. Who was the first woman in British Parliament, taking over her husband's seat in the House of Commons?
28. What company was responsible for the chemical dumping in Love Canal? Bonus point if you can name their parent company.
29. Husband and wife Melvin Kaminsky and Annemarie Italiano are better known by what names?
30. Tim Conway, Tony Orlando and Dawn, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Captain and Tennille, Donny and Marie, Melba Moore and Clifton Davis, Burns and Schreiber, The Brady Bunch, Ken Berry, Jim Stafford, Julie Andrews, Mac Davis, Glen Campbell, Barbara McNair, Ray Stevens, David Steinberg, Dick Clark, Dick Cavett, Leslie Uggams, Donna Fargo, Don Knotts, McLean Stevenson, Rich Little, Chuck Barris, Lola Falana, Mary Tyler Moore, Tom Jones, Carol Burnett, Liberace, Sonny and Cher, Dinah Shore, The Hudson Brothers, The Smothers Brothers, The Carpenters, Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters, Sheilds and Yarnell, The Manhattan Transfer, The Starland Vocal Band, Peter Marshall, Pat Paulsen, The Jacksons, John Byner, Johnny Cash, Jerry Reed, Helen Reddy, Andy Williams, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dinah Shore, Kelly Monteith, Sha Na Na, Bill Cosby, Ben Vereen, Bobby Darin, Bobby Goldsboro, Bobby Vinton, Dolly Parton, Richard Pryor, Howard Cosell and, of course, The Muppets. Aside from being famous, what did each and every one of these entertainers have in the 1970's?
31. Where will you find the longest bridge in the world? Bonus point if you give its name.
32. What three components make up the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial?
33. What is the main ingredient of the Black Rock Creeper drink and the Snallygaster drink?
34. Candymaker Elmer Doolin from San Antonio, Texas spent $100 for a recipe that made him a fortune. What was that recipe for?
35. What revered doctor was at various times in his life an olympic medalist, a convict, and a presidential candidate?
36. Who were the guests on the premier broadcast of The Cher Show in 1975?
37. What record did Marie-Louise Febronie Meilleur hold when she passed away in 1998?
38. What do Olive Oyl, Winky Dink and Scott Towels' Aunt Bluebell have in common?
39. In 1921, who was the first person to earn an International Pilot's License?
40. At what yearly event was the voice of Mary Fendrich Hulman made famous?
41. Which river is known as the American Clyde?
42. In 1901, Nap Lajoie was the first major leaguer to get what, resulting in a run being scored?
43. What is known as the "old lady of thread needle street"?
44. Filmmaker Preston Sturges created strong female characters in such classic films as The Lady Eve and Miracle of Morgan's Creek. What was his non-filmic contribution to the female world?
45. Which country will be the first to feel the wrath of Y2K? Bonus point if you can say why.
46. The mob threatened to do bodily harm to Sammy Davis Jr. because of an interracial affair between the singer and which blonde starlet?
47. What was the first Tupperware product manufactured and sold by Earl Tupper?
48. Who are Linda Lee Danvers, Donna Troy, and Susan Richards?
49. Mick Jagger's massive lips have graced the cover of Rolling Stone magazine 19 times, more than any one else's. Whose lips graced the very first cover? Bonus point if you name what the source of the first cover photo was.
50. What does the G on Speed Racer's shirt stand for?
51. Which noted film director teamed with which famous actor to create the pop band The Monkees in the 1960's?
52. In what year did the Daytona 500 make its final run on the original half beach, half paved road track?
53. Which star made his national television debut on Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey's Stage Show on January 28, 1956?
54. What design is Paris engineer Louis Reard most famous for?
55. After his breakthrough performance in The Petrified Forest, Humphrey Bogart was hired as a featured contract player by Warner Bros. What was his weekly salary?
56. Where would you have found the character "Silent E"?
57. Who played a giant gherkin in the old Heinz pickle commercials?
58. William Moulton Marston invented the systolic blood pressure test. What other contribution did Marston make to the hearts of men all over the world?
59. Whose lifelong heroes were jazz clarinetists Pee Wee Russel and Woody Herman?
60. Specifically, where would your find the "products" Grave Train, ViceJoy, Pure Hex and Gadzooka?
61. What is the most common fungal infection in the United States?
62. Pennsylvania voters turned out in record numbers on November 7, 1933, to overturn blue laws and permit what on Sunday?
63. What device did Doug Englebart demonstrate at Stanford University in 1968?
64. A San Antonio, Texas, office building that opened on January 1, 1928 was the first such building in the United States with what special feature?
65. The Bureau of International Expositions did not sanction the 1964 World's Fair in New York. Why not?
66. What product did Scott Paper offer in 1966 for the low, low price of $1.25?
67. In what film did Peter Sellers dub the voices of 14 of the cast members, both male and female and in one scene, actually had 11 of his characters carry on a conversation together?
68. Who was the first female governor in the United States? Bonus point if you can name what federal department she headed after her stint in state office.
69. What was author Rachel Carson protesting in her 1963 book Silent Spring?
70. Because he was black, American surgeon Richard Charles Drew could not use what facility he designed?
71. In 1936, Warner Brothers story man Ben Hardaway was the man responsible for what?
72. On March 3, 1939, Harvard University student Lothrop Withington, Jr., began what campus fad?
73. Memorialized in a bas-relief in New York's Central Park and celebrated in dozens of Johnny Carson's skits, what is Balto the Wonder Dog famous for doing in 1925?
74. When was the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list started? Bonus point if you know how many the Top 10 has been increased to.
75. In 1931, Hub Beardsley brought Alka-Seltzer to the public, a remedy developed by whom?
76. What special place in history does the movie Wife Beware hold?
77. Written in 1939, Gadsby was a full-length novel written without any words containing the letter "e". How many words were contained in this 267-page work?
78. What New Hampshire town is commonly considered the inspiration for Grace Metalious's steamy 1956 novel, Peyton Place?
79. What famous corporate name is associated with Walla Walla, Washington?
80. The last public execution in the U.S. was held in 1936 in what state? Bonus point if you can name the executed's crime.
81. This is Caroline Munro in a 1978 commercial for what product? Include the product maker or no point for this one.
Noxema shave creme
82. Do you know your foods by sight? A favorite color of corporate logos is red. Which three company's products can be recognized by a red spoon, a red oval, and a red triangle?
83. What type lamp reached its height of popularity in the late 1950s?
84. What is the largest fountain in the world? Bonus point if you name who it is a memorial to.
85. What North Dakota born writer surpassed Zane Grey as the master of Western fiction?
86. What common bond will you find in a Broadway show from the 1980's, a movie which made Ruby Keeler a star, and a George M. Cohan song?
87. Whose first program, 3 to Get Ready, was the first morning talk show of its kind, defining television as an audience-bound event?
88. Where did John Gruelle come up with the name for his cheery, red-headed Raggedy Ann doll?
89. What band made the very first jazz recording? Bonus point if you can give the year.
90. Where in the U.S. will you find the first station to successfully produce electrical power from atomic energy? Bonus point if you can tell the year it occurred.
91. It took Jacques Piccard and Don Walsh 4 hours and 48 minutes to reach where in 1960?
92. What current day religious organization was formerly known as "The International Bible Students' Association"?
93. What company first marketed the image of Aunt Jemima?
94. What did Annie Edson Taylor do for her 43rd birthday and live to tell about it?
95. What scientific first did Glenn Seaborg and his collagues accomplish in 1942?
96. Who referred to himself as the "Father of Radio", due to his invention of the electron tube.
97. The Bat Lizard, Star Child, Spaceman, and the Cat are collectively known as who?
98. Who is known as the "rhumba king"?
99. Which subway came first; London, Paris or New York?
100. Champion swimmer and diver, Annette Kellerman, was featured on several trading cards put out by what company?
101. Where will you find La Llarona lamenting the loss of her children?
102. Where is the world's highest spire located? Bonus point if you can name the cathedral that has this spire.
103. We all know where the name for the Baby Ruth candy bar came from, now, what company produced and sold it?
104. What religion uses the Avesta?