Weekday mornings at approximately 7:35am, your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to answer a trivia question and win a great prize!
Have fun and good luck!
Friday December 13th
Question: Happy Birthday Taylor Swift! Taylor is a self-proclaimed crazy cat lady. How many cats does she currently own?
Answer: 3 – Meredith, Olivia, and Benjamin Buttons
Thursday December 12th
Question: What country originated the gingerbread house?
Wednesday December 11th
Question: We lost one half of Roxette yesterday when singer Marie Fredriksson passed away at the age of 61 after battling cancer for 17 years. What country is Roxette from?
Tuesday December 10th
Question: Martin Scorsese has only won ONE Oscar in his entire career. He took home the Academy Award for Best Director for THIS 2006 film starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Jack Nicholson. Name that 2006 crime/drama/thriller!
Answer: The Departed
Monday December 9th
Question: Lynda Carter starred as Diana Prince in the Wonder Woman TV series which ran for how many season?
Answer: 3. It ran from 1975–1979. Lynda first played the role in a Wonder Woman TV movie in a 1974
Thursday December 5th
Question: Today would have been Walt Disney’s 118th birthday. In what city was he born?
Wednesday December 4th
Question: Back in 1994, Amazon.com was started by Jeff Bezos to sell what?
Answer: Books! It was a giant online bookstore which eventually expanded to sell everything else.
Tuesday December 3rd
Question: Alanis Morissette announced yesterday that she should would be going on tour in 2020 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of this Grammy award winning album!
Answer: Jagged Little Pill
Monday December 2nd
Question: In Ford v Ferrari, Ford is desperate to create a car fast enough to beat Ferrari in THIS famous 24 hour race which takes place in France. Name it!
Answer: Le Mans
Wednesday November 27th
Question: In a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, what does Snoopy serve for Thanksgiving dinner?
Answer: Ice cream sundaes, buttered toast, pretzel sticks, popcorn and jelly beans
Tuesday November 26th
Question: Alice in Wonderland was published on this day in 1865. Who is the author?
Answer: Lewis Carroll
Monday November 25th
Question: Taylor Swift has won Album of the Year TWICE at the Grammy’s. Name one of those albums.
Answer: Fearless or 1989 – she’s the 1st woman to win Album of the Year twice
Friday November 22nd
Question: Mister Roger’s Make Believe Neighborhood was full of beloved puppets. What was the name of the striped tiger puppet?
Answer: Daniel! He was the first puppet to appear on the show. He actually has his own animated show on PBS
Thursday November 21st
Question: This Best Picture Oscar winning movie starring Sylvester Stallone premiered in theaters on this day in 1976.
Wednesday November 20th
Question: Today is Ming-Na Wen’s birthday! She is one of a few lucky people to hit the Disney Trifecta, with roles in the Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars universes. She is on Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, the Star Wars series The Mandalorian, and she voiced this animated Disney princess in 1998.
Tuesday November 19th
Question: Today is Play Monopoly Day! Name all 4 Railroads.
Answer: Pennsylvania, B&O, Reading, Short Line
Monday November 18th
Question: Netflix dropped Season 3 of The Crown yesterday featuring a new cast to reflect how the royals have aged since we last saw them. Queen Elizabeth is now played by Olivia Coleman. Who played her in the first 2 seasons?
Answer: Claire Foy
Friday November 15th
Question: If you were a trained wine expert, what would you be called? What is the French term for a trained wine expert?
Thursday November 14th
Question: It’s National Pickle Day! What popular Cartoon Network/Adult Swim animated show features a character named Pickle Rick?
Answer: Rick and Morty
Wednesday November 13th
Question: Pierce Brosnan made his debut as James Bond on this day in 1995 when GoldenEye was released in theaters. He would play Bond in how many total films?
Answer: 4 – GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World is Not Enough, Die Another Day
Tuesday November 12th
Question: Disney launched their streaming service Disney + today! It features their live action remake of Lady and the Tramp. What kind of dog is Lady?
Answer: Cocker Spaniel
Monday November 11th
Question: Veterans Day was originally known by this name which celebrated the anniversary of the end of World War I.
Answer: Armistice Day
Friday November 8th
Question: Sesame Street Day is on Sunday. The show first premiered on Nov 10 1969 and is celebrating with a star-studded 50th anniversary prime-time special tomorrow on HBO. Who was the first celebrity to make a guest appearance on Sesame Street?
Answer: James Earl Jones
Thursday November 7th
Question: Who is the only woman to win the Nobel prize twice?
Answer: Marie Curie! The Nobel Prize in Physics in 1903 and the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1911.
Wednesday November 6th
Question: Roshambo is an alternative name of this hand game.
Answer: Rock, Paper, Scissors
Tuesday November 5th
Question: Here’s a red letter date in the history of science: November 5, 1955! The day Doc Brown invented time travel! He was standing on a toilet, hanging a clock, then he slipped and hit his head. When he came to he had a vision … a picture of the invention that would make time travel possible! What is that invention called?
Answer: The Flux Capacitor
Monday November 4th
Question: How many keys do pianos have?
Friday November 1st
Question: Which country was the first to adopt Daylight Saving Time?
Answer: Germany. In 1916, during WWI, in an effort to conserve coal.
Thursday October 31st
Question: From base to point, what is the order of colors on a piece of candy corn?
Answer: Yellow, orange, white
Wednesday October 30th
Question: On this day in 1938, Orson Welles narrated a radio broadcast of this sci/fi novel written by H.G. Wells. It supposedly caused a mass panic because listeners thought that a Martian invasion was actually taking place. What was the name of that sci/fi novel?
Answer: The War of the Worlds
Tuesday October 29th
Question: Happy Birthday Bob Ross! What was the name of his PBS show that aired from 1983 to 1994?
Answer: The Joy of Painting
Monday October 28th
Question: Dave Chappelle received the Mark Twain prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center yesterday. Chappelle made his film debut in Mel Brooks’ hilarious comedy Robin Hood: Men in Tights. What was the name of the character Dave Chappelle played?
Friday October 25th
Question: 41 years ago, Michael Meyers began stalking Jamie Lee Curtis when Halloween first debuted in theaters. The movie takes place in what fictional Illinois town?
Answer: Haddonfield, Illinois (it was filmed in South Pasadena, CA)
Thursday October 24th
Question: Happy Birthday Drake. Before he became a rapper, he initially gained his fame as an actor on this Canadian teen drama.
Answer: DeGrassi The Next Generation
Wednesday October 23rd
Question: Johnny Carson hosted The Tonight Show from 1962 – 1992. Who took over hosting after him?
Answer: Jay Leno from 1992 – 2009, then Conan for 6 months, then Leno again from 2010 – 2014. Now it’s Jimmy Fallon.
Tuesday October 22nd
Question: The World Series begins tonight between the Astros and the Nationals! Who played last year?
Answer: LA Dodgers VS Boston Red Sox
Monday October 21st
Question: Over the weekend, Blockbuster would’ve celebrated its 34th anniversary, if Netflix hadn’t murdered it. In what town was the first Blockbuster located?
Answer: Dallas, Texas – it opened October 19 1985 with around 8,000 tapes and 2,000 Beta tapes displayed on shelves.
Friday October 18th
Question: The Zombieland sequel is out in theaters this weekend. What’s the 1st rule of Zombieland?
Answer: Cardio! You have to be able to outrun the zombies!
Thursday October 17th
Question: On this week in 1884, the Universal Time Meridian was established in this town in England. When you look at a map, this town sits at 0 degrees longitude.
Wednesday October 16th
Question: Elton John released his first and only official autobiography yesterday. It’s called “Me.” What was Elton’s birth name?
Answer: Reginald Kenneth Dwight. He legally changed his name in 1972 when he was 25.
Tuesday October 15th
Question: On this day in 1951, this iconic sitcom debuted on CBS and was the first scripted television program to be filmed in front of a live studio audience. Name it!
Answer: I Love Lucy!
Monday October 14th
Question: Chris Hemsworth is best known for playing Thor, but before he became the God of Thunder he starred in this 2012 horror comedy written by Joss Whedon and directed by Drew Goddard. Name that horror movie!
Answer: Cabin in the Woods
Friday October 11th
Question: Saturday Night Live premiered on this day in 1975. Who hosted the first episode?
Answer: George Carlin
Thursday October 10th
Question: Today is Jodi Benson’s birthday. She is the voice of which Disney princess?
Answer: The Little Mermaid/Ariel!
Wednesday October 9th
Question: It’s National Scrubs Day. In the TV series Scrubs, what was the name of the main character as played by Zach Braff?
Answer: John “J.D.” Dorian
Tuesday October 8th
Question: It’s World Octopus Day. Octopuses have 8 arms. How many hearts do they have?
Monday October 7th
Question: The musical CATS opened on Broadway on this day in 1982. Who composed CATS?
Answer: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Friday October 4th
Question: Joaquin Phoenix stars in The Joker out this weekend. The Joker has come a long way since his first on screen portrayal in the 60s Batman series. What actor first played Joker on screen?
Answer: Cesar Romero (then Jack Nicholson, Heath Ledger, Jared Leto, and now Joaquin Phoenix)
Thursday October 3rd
Question: It’s National Techie Day! You’ll find many a techie in the southern San Francisco Bay Area of California…also known as what? Apple, Facebook and Google are all headquartered here.
Answer: Silicon Valley
Wednesday October 2nd
Question: Happy Birthday Kelly Ripa! She has been co-hosting ABC’s morning talk show Live With… since 2001. Name one of the 3 men who have co-hosted with her over the years?
Answer: Regis Philbin, Michael Strahan, and Ryan Seacrest
Tuesday October 1st
Question: September is over. Somebody wake up Green Day. Who is the lead singer of Green Day?
Answer: Billie Joe Armstrong