Random Trivia

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Re: Random Trivia
« Reply #300 on: October 10, 2019, 02:14 PM »
Which came first?
A: FedEx
B: UPS

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« Reply #301 on: October 10, 2019, 05:09 PM »
Wow! That's just crazy!

OK, how about some USA trivia;

The failed state of Franklin was absorbed by another state, and never had the chance to become one on it's own. What state claimed the area known as Franklin?

A. New Hampshire
B. Tennessee
C. Kentucky
D. North Carolina

Interestingly, if you travel through the area today, you will find dozens of stores, banks, and other facilities named for the State of Franklin.

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« Reply #302 on: October 10, 2019, 05:14 PM »
Which came first?
A: FedEx
B: UPS


Sorry, didn't notice your question before I posted mine.

Definately UPS, they have been around for over 100 years. I know because I was there!!!  ;D

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« Reply #303 on: October 10, 2019, 07:21 PM »
Wow! That's just crazy!

OK, how about some USA trivia;

The failed state of Franklin was absorbed by another state, and never had the chance to become one on it's own. What state claimed the area known as Franklin?

A. New Hampshire
B. Tennessee
C. Kentucky
D. North Carolina

Interestingly, if you travel through the area today, you will find dozens of stores, banks, and other facilities named for the State of Franklin.
no clue, but a guess
D. North Carolina

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« Reply #304 on: October 10, 2019, 08:47 PM »
I was going to say B: UPS before I saw citytrader's reply. I seem to recall seeing UPS trucks several years before FedEx.

I've never heard of Franklin (the would-be state) before. It was never taught in school here on the west coast. I'm guessing it refers to Benjamin Franklin? Hmm... gonna have to be a total guess... A. New Hampshire. Only because of the New England connection.

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« Reply #305 on: October 11, 2019, 04:52 AM »
my guess justification was that there was a Carolina and a Franklin...Franklin got dropped and they split Carolina into north and south

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« Reply #306 on: October 11, 2019, 02:30 PM »
I've never heard of Franklin (the would-be state) before. It was never taught in school here on the west coast. I'm guessing it refers to Benjamin Franklin? Hmm... gonna have to be a total guess... A. New Hampshire. Only because of the New England connection.

Yes, it was named after Benjamin Franklin, but no, not New Hampshire.

my guess justification was that there was a Carolina and a Franklin...Franklin got dropped and they split Carolina into north and south

Very good guess, and oh so close. North Carolina had to agree to give up it's western wilderness that was originally split three ways. The easternmost was called Franklin, but all three were eventually incorporated and admitted to the Union as Tennessee.

Here's another USA tidbit;

What year did West Virginia split from Virginia and become it's own state?

A. 1789
B. 1863
C. 1827
D. 1886

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« Reply #307 on: October 11, 2019, 05:27 PM »
Another guess, I'm afraid. I'll say B. 1863. Seems like the split would occur during the Civil War.

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Re: Random Trivia
« Reply #308 on: October 11, 2019, 05:32 PM »
Okay, how about we move from the East coast to the West coast:

On what holiday did Oregon become a state?

a) Valentine's Day
b) Christmas Day
c) Easter Sunday
d) New Year's Day

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« Reply #309 on: October 11, 2019, 07:16 PM »
Good try. 1863 it was!

Just an educated guess, but I'm thinking Congress would not be in session on Christmas, New Years, or Easter, so I'll go with Valentines Day.

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« Reply #310 on: October 14, 2019, 03:10 PM »
Which came first?
A: FedEx
B: UPS
Not even close…UPS got its start as the American Messenger Company in
Seattle in 1907 and took on the United Parcel Service name in 1919.
Fred Smith didn’t found FedEx until 1971.

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« Reply #311 on: October 14, 2019, 03:11 PM »
How many times are the beans fried in the Tex-Mex dish known as refried beans?
A: None
B: Once
C: 2x
D: 3x

Re: Random Trivia
« Reply #312 on: October 14, 2019, 03:32 PM »
How many times are the beans fried in the Tex-Mex dish known as refried beans?
A: None
B: Once
C: 2x
D: 3x

I'm going to go with B. Once.

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Re: Random Trivia
« Reply #313 on: October 14, 2019, 03:39 PM »
I'm going to go out on a limb and say A: None. I'm thinking technically, they aren't fried at all.

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« Reply #314 on: October 14, 2019, 08:28 PM »
To answer my question above- yes, it was: a) Valentine's Day. I shoulda come up with better options; I didn't take Congress into account :mad:up:, as citytrader noted.

Now about the beans: I think shyguy got it right: A: None. I'm pretty sure they're just simmered (maybe more than once) till they turn mushy.

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« Reply #315 on: October 18, 2019, 02:57 PM »
How many times are the beans fried in the Tex-Mex dish known as refried beans?
A: None
B: Once
C: 2x
D: 3x
B: Once
They’re fried once, but cooked twice. They are boiled first and then fried. The name is from Spanish frijoles, which means beans.
Fritos means fried and refritos means very (or well) fried…not refried. In the Spanish language,
the prefix re- is used for emphasis rather than to indicate a repeated action.

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« Reply #316 on: October 18, 2019, 02:57 PM »
What was the first service offered by American Express when it was founded in 1850?
A: Banking
B: Shipping
C: Travel
D: Protection

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« Reply #317 on: October 18, 2019, 09:28 PM »
Definitely B: Shipping.

Not sure what the tie-in is, but Wells & Fargo were both early investors, then left to form their own company.

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« Reply #318 on: October 18, 2019, 09:56 PM »
citytrader sounds pretty sure here. So I'll jump on his bandwagon and say B: Shipping. That's what I was going to guess anyway, as it sounds the most likely of the 4 choices.

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« Reply #319 on: October 22, 2019, 01:59 PM »
What was the first service offered by American Express when it was founded in 1850?
A: Banking
B: Shipping
C: Travel
D: Protection
B: Shipping
Specializing in freight and valuables that the USPS would not handle. They got more into banking and shipped stock certificates,
bonds and other financial documents – eventually expanding into money orders (1882), traveler checks (1891) and credit cards (1958)

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« Reply #320 on: October 22, 2019, 01:59 PM »
The first hot-air balloon flight was taken by what three riders?
A: Larry, Moe, and Curley
B: A sheep, duck and rooster
C: The king and queen of France along with a member of their court
D: Washington, Franklin and Hancock

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Re: Random Trivia
« Reply #321 on: October 22, 2019, 02:28 PM »
Ah. I know this one. (finally) It was  B: A sheep, duck and rooster. The test riders in the Montgolfier bros first balloon flight. (unless I'm conflating this with something else?)

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« Reply #322 on: October 26, 2019, 01:06 PM »
The first hot-air balloon flight was taken by what three riders?
A: Larry, Moe, and Curley
B: A sheep, duck and rooster
C: The king and queen of France along with a member of their court
D: Washington, Franklin and Hancock
B: A sheep, duck and rooster
In 1783 in Versailles France

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« Reply #323 on: October 26, 2019, 01:07 PM »
In What language did Christopher Columbus write his journal of his first voyage to the New World?
A: Latin
B: Portuguese
C: Spanish
D: Italian

In what language did he write his ‘secret’ copy of the journal?
A: Spanish
B: English
C: Dutch
D: Greek

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« Reply #324 on: October 26, 2019, 02:46 PM »
First question: Well, he was Italian... but he was funded by the King and Queen of Spain, hmm... I'll go with D: Italian. (Probably wrong :mad:up:)

Second question: Didn't know he kept a secret journal. (Probably porn; the internet was a lot slower in those days. :D)  I'd say it was in  D: Greek. I'm guessing not many people could read Greek back then, same as today (other than Greeks). Maybe that's where the phrase "It's all Greek to me" came from?

Re: Random Trivia
« Reply #325 on: October 26, 2019, 05:29 PM »
Been a little dead here. How about some seasonal trivia?

Vampires are compulsive ___________?

A. Drinkers
B. Counters
C. Liars
D. Snackers

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« Reply #326 on: October 26, 2019, 09:47 PM »
Vampires: For some reason I seem to recall that a good way to escape a vampire is to spill something with a lot of pieces (can't remember what, exactly). Vampires, being compulsive B. Counters will stop and count all the spilled items while you make your escape. Weird, but I think that's how I remember it.

Re: Random Trivia
« Reply #327 on: October 27, 2019, 02:48 PM »
Good Answer!

If you were ever in any doubt about the right answer;



Apparently, Jim Henson heard the same thing!

OK, here's another;

What is the classic definition of a ghoul;

A. Kidnaps children
B. An undead being
C. Robs graves
D. Mad scientist assistant
« Last Edit: October 27, 2019, 02:52 PM by citytrader »

Re: Random Trivia
« Reply #328 on: October 27, 2019, 03:11 PM »
Good Answer!

If you were ever in any doubt about the right answer;



Apparently, Jim Henson heard the same thing!

OK, here's another;

What is the classic definition of a ghoul;

A. Kidnaps children
B. An undead being
C. Robs graves
D. Mad scientist assistant

Kidnaps children

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« Reply #329 on: October 27, 2019, 06:07 PM »
I've always thought that a ghoul was someone or something  that feeds off of corpses; or maybe just robs the jewelry, etc. So I'm torn between B. An undead being, and C. Robs graves. I think maybe it's B. An undead being.