Monday, January 7, 2008

Answers to some of 2007's more interesting questions

As promised, your answers.

From what 1946 B-movie did the punk band The Misfits take their logo? The Crimson Ghost
2) On Diff'rent Strokes, what was the name of Arnold Drummond's goldfish? Abraham
3) What band had a #15 hit on the US pop charts with "The Curly Shuffle" in 1983? Jump 'n the Saddle Band

4) In what California city was the sit-com Three's Company set? Santa Monica
5) The first intercollegiate American football game is said to have been held in 1869. What two schools played it? Rutgers 6, Princeton 4
6) Who are Hugin and Munin? Odin's ravens
7) What performer set a world record in 1994 with over 3.5 million attendees at a free concert in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil? Rod Stewart
8) If you rearranged the Periodic Table of the Elements alphabetically, which one would be first? Actinium
9) Which US state has the nickname the Nutmeg State? Connecticut
10) What sappy children's story about a poor girl was published in 1765 and is believed to have been written by Oliver Goldsmith? (The History of )Goody Two-Shoes
11) What Hall of Fame is located in Sarasota, Florida? Circus Hall of Fame, which appears to have been purchased and moved to Indiana!
12) What was the name of the vampire in the 1922 German Expressionist film Nosferatu? Count Orlok
13) Nosferatu means "undead"... in what language? Hungarian
14) What famous movie scene was shot at the bar of the Hotel Sidi Driss in Matmata, Tunisia? The cantina scene from Star Wars
15) Name the two major islands which comprise New Zealand. Would you believe... North Island
and South Island!
16) In 1985, Mike Schmidt moved from his usual third base position to first base. What Phillie took his place at third? Rick Schu
17) What 1982-83 sit-com set in high school starred a young Sarah Jessica Parker? Square Pegs
18) In 1930 a nurse named Ellen Church became the first person ever to hold this job; since then hundreds of thousands of people have done this for a living. What is it? Airline stewardess/ attendant
19) What famous building has the address 405 Lexington Avenue in Manhattan? Chrysler Building
20) What's the ethnic background of Cheech Marin (of Cheech & Chong)? Iranian
21) In which US state will you find the University of Rio Grande? Ohio
22) What's the unit of currency in Honduras? Lempira
23) What American corporation routinely files for the most US patents each year, usually doubling the total of its closest competitor in that category? IBM
24) What first name was Richard Nixon's wife Pat born with? Thelma
25) What's Ozzy Osbourne's actual first name? John

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Anonymous said...

Regarding the Cheech is Irani question, I think he may be joking. The linked article is the only reference I been able to find where that is mentioned. He did an interview with CNN though about his art collection and talks about growing up chicano (google cheech chicano cnn.)

Chris Randolph said...

That's correct. In my "weekly" (I skipped one owing to the holidays) email sent earlier today I pointed out that one of my answers was flat out wrong, and that's the one. Group W spotted this last night & emailed me about it. As I wrote in today's email, I'll likely publish a retraction tomorrow.

I read this some time ago & got completely suckered by umpteenth generation retelling/urban legends run amok.