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Tired Talking COVID...Worthless Trivia


By BigT

9 days ago



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    #1 9 days ago

    The COVID thread, seems to be sucking the oxygen out of pinside. I need something lighter and I love worthless trivia. Give me the trivia that stumps your friends!! Something that is ironic or funny; for example:

    KU basketball has only one head coach with more losses than wins in his career at Kansas. Who was it?

    James Naismith...inventory of basketball.

    #2 9 days ago

    Imagine all if the cars you see driving up and down the roads and highways. Where does all that rubber go as their tires are wearing thinner and thinner every mile they go?

    #3 9 days ago
    Quoted from Who-Dey:

    Imagine all if the cars you see driving up and down the roads and highways. Where does all that rubber go as their tires are wearing thinner and thinner every mile they go?

    The real answer, which you probably didn’t want to know, is that it wears down into tiny particles that we breathe in every day :/

    OT trivia: Steven Spielberg was only 26 when he made JAWS! Jaws’ success begat Star Wars. Which begat Alien... which begat Alien vs Predator, but let’s not hold that against them..

    #4 9 days ago

    What is the shortest common English word to contain each of the first 6 letters of the alphabet?

    #5 9 days ago

    The city of Memphis is mentioned in more songs than any other city in the world.

    #6 9 days ago

    How do you pronounce the capitol of Kentucky...

    Is it Louie Ville
    Or

    Lou A vull?

    22
    #7 9 days ago
    Quoted from NY2Colorado:

    How do you pronounce the capitol of Kentucky...

    I pronounce it Frankfort

    #8 9 days ago
    Quoted from oPinsesame:

    I pronounce it Frankfort

    Actually it would simply be "the capitol of Kentucky"... which is located where I live, Frankfort, the state's Capital.

    As for Louisville, most folks here say "loo-ih-ville". But if you want some fun confusing "thay ain't know'd how to say stuff" times, wait'l you hear the locals pronounce other local (borrowed) town names like Athens and Versailles.

    #9 9 days ago
    Quoted from goingincirclez:

    Actually it would simply be "the capitol of Kentucky"... which is located where I live, Frankfort, the state's Capital.
    As for Louisville, most folks here say "loo-ih-ville". But if you want some fun confusing "thay ain't know'd how to say stuff" times, wait'l you hear the locals pronounce other local (borrowed) town names like Athens and Versailles.

    You're just excited your town got a shot out!!

    #10 9 days ago
    Quoted from NY2Colorado:

    How do you pronounce the capitol of Kentucky...
    Is it Louie Ville
    Or
    Lou A vull?

    I have visited there many times and have no idea.

    #11 9 days ago
    Quoted from NY2Colorado:

    The city of Memphis is mentioned in more songs than any other city in the world.

    That is great!! Can’t wait to use this!!

    #12 9 days ago

    Which NFL player was a Super Bowl MVP, but his jersey number was retired for another player that did not win a Super Bowl.

    #13 9 days ago
    Quoted from oPinsesame:

    What is the shortest common English word to contain each of the first 6 letters of the alphabet?

    Now this sounds more like a brain teaser than a trivia question...which is also appreciated!!

    #14 9 days ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    Which NFL player was a Super Bowl MVP, but his jersey number was retired for another player that did not win a Super Bowl.

    Ok... I was hoping for answers in the responses. Odin, did he win the MVP for WASHINGTON? I don’t want to use google and this is intriguing.

    #15 9 days ago
    Quoted from Who-Dey:

    Imagine all if the cars you see driving up and down the roads and highways. Where does all that rubber go as their tires are wearing thinner and thinner every mile they go?

    I have no idea...

    #16 9 days ago
    Quoted from BigT:

    I have no idea...

    Me either. You would think there would be big piles of rubber on the sides of the road.

    #17 9 days ago

    Trivia about "Gone With the Wind"

    The four principal stars were billed in this order: Clark Gable, followed by Leslie Howard (as Scarlett's obsessive love, the glum Ashley Wilkes) and Olivia de Havilland (as sweet Melanie Wilkes, Ashley's cousin), and then Vivien Leigh last with "...and presenting" -- that is, until she won the Oscar and it was changed to "starring."

    The film (originally rough-cut at 6 hours in length) was challenging in its making, due to its controversial subject matter (including rape, drunkenness, moral dissipation and adultery) and its epic qualities, with more than 50 speaking roles and 2,400 extras.

    Adjusted for inflation, no movie can match the $3.7 billion haul that Gone with the Wind's $390 million box-office receipts since its 1939 release would be worth in today's dollars. The film currently remains the box-office (Champ). Yes More Than #2. 1. Avengers: Endgame (2019). Box office: $2.796 billion.

    A nationwide casting search for an actress to play the Southern belle Scarlett resulted in the hiring of young British actress Vivien Leigh, although over 30 other well-known actresses had been tested or considered including: Katharine Hepburn, Miriam Hopkins, Susan Hayward, Loretta Young, Carole Lombard, Paulette Goddard, Margaret Sullavan, Barbara Stanwyck, Joan Crawford, Norma Shearer, Lana Turner, Joan Bennett, Mae West, Tallulah Bankhead, Jean Arthur, and Lucille Ball. In all, 1,400 actresses were interviewed for the part of Scarlett O'Hara, and 400 performed audition-readings. Although MGM star Clark Gable was expected to play the role of the dashing Charlestonian war profiteer Rhett Butler, Errol Flynn, Ronald Colman, and Gary Cooper were also considered for the part.

    The landmark film received tremendous accolades, more than any previous films to date: thirteen nominations and eight (competitive) Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director (Victor Fleming - the only credited director), Best Actress (Vivien Leigh), a posthumous Best Screenplay (Sidney Howard, along with collaborative assistance from Edwin Justin Mayer, John Van Druten, Ben Hecht, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Jo Swerling) - the first post-humous winner of its kind, Best Color Cinematography, Best Interior Decoration, Best Film Editing, and Best Supporting Actress (Hattie McDaniel - the first time an African-American had been nominated and honored) and two honorary plaques, one for production designer William Cameron Menzies for the "use of color for the enhancement of dramatic mood," and the other a technical production award for Don Musgrave for "pioneering in the use of coordinated equipment."

    Many of the five nominations that lost were unexpected: Best Actor (Clark Gable who lost to Robert Donat for Goodbye, Mr. Chips), Best Supporting Actress (Olivia de Havilland who was competing against co-star Hattie McDaniel), Best Sound Recording, Best Original Score (Max Steiner), and Best Special Effects. Its record of a total of ten Academy Awards wins held firm until 1959, when Ben-Hur (1959) won eleven Oscars. It was phenomenal that Gone With the Wind did so well, given that 1939 boasted some of the greatest American films ever made, including Ninotchka, The Wizard of Oz, Wuthering Heights, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, and Stagecoach.

    #18 9 days ago
    Quoted from BigT:

    Odin, did he win the MVP for WASHINGTON?

    No, not Washington.

    #19 9 days ago

    More a brain teaser too ...

    What major US city name can be typed using only only one side of a qwerty keyboard?

    I’ll give a couple hints later if needed.

    #20 9 days ago
    Quoted from oPinsesame:

    What is the shortest common English word to contain each of the first 6 letters of the alphabet?

    Befaced? E is used twice, but I can't think of anything shorter.

    #21 9 days ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    Which NFL player was a Super Bowl MVP, but his jersey number was retired for another player that did not win a Super Bowl.

    18 was already retired when Manning won MVP with the Broncos I believe. They made an exception letting him wear it.

    #22 9 days ago

    My mind is a vault of useless information.

    Here’s one.

    Did you know that the worlds 16 largest container ships pollute as much as ALL OF THE CARS IN THE WORLD COMBINED.

    It’s the very ugly side of a global economy that never gets talked about because we all want our stuff.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1229857/How-16-ships-create-pollution-cars-world.html

    #23 9 days ago
    Quoted from oPinsesame:

    What is the shortest common English word to contain each of the first 6 letters of the alphabet?

    Not an English word, think it is a Native word. 'Sequoia' is the shortest word to use all of the vowels.

    #24 9 days ago
    Quoted from NY2Colorado:

    How do you pronounce the capitol of Kentucky...
    Is it Louie Ville
    Or
    Lou A vull?

    LooVille. Two syllables. That’s how native Louisville people explained it to me years ago.

    New Orleans is Nawlins

    #25 9 days ago

    Easy one:
    What ship carries the registration
    NCC-1701?

    #26 9 days ago
    Quoted from rollitover:

    Easy one:
    What ship carries the registration
    NCC-1701?

    No idea
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    #27 9 days ago

    Which two U.S. states have never had a 100 degree farenheit day?

    #28 9 days ago
    Quoted from NY2Colorado:

    Which two U.S. states have never had a 100 degree farenheit day?

    As far as I know, only Hawaii at 99 degrees.

    #29 9 days ago

    When I moved to San Diego in my younger years, I didn't know how to pronounce the city of La Jolla!!
    it's La Hoya

    #30 9 days ago

    What artist always hides a owl somewhere in his paintings?

    #31 8 days ago
    Quoted from JimFNB:

    More a brain teaser too ...
    What major US city name can be typed using only only one side of a qwerty keyboard?
    I’ll give a couple hints later if needed.

    Just one clue should do it ... it's a state capital.

    #32 8 days ago

    Let's talk about a real crisis facing old men of the world.

    Low hanging balls.

    https://harryfisch.com/low-hanging-balls/

    #33 8 days ago

    Honolulu

    #34 8 days ago
    Quoted from RJW:

    18 was already retired when Manning won MVP with the Broncos I believe. They made an exception letting him wear it.

    The player I am talking about was a Super Bowl MVP before his number was retired for another player.

    #35 8 days ago

    If you have a barnyard with free range chickens and pigs, and a pig starts eating the chickens, what do you do to get it to stop eating the chickens?

    I’ll provide the answer later today if nobody gives the answer.

    #36 8 days ago

    Last hint.

    Stock photo from his Super Bowl MVP winning performance.

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    #37 8 days ago

    Was that Doug Williams?

    #38 8 days ago

    Now, which NFL player won Super Bowl MVP on the losing team?

    #39 8 days ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    Last hint.
    Stock photo from his Super Bowl MVP winning performance.[quoted image]

    Marino!

    #40 8 days ago
    Quoted from rwmech5:

    Was that Doug Williams?

    No.

    And no.
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    #41 8 days ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    No.

    And no.
    [quoted image]

    I had what you were asking backwards, is that Griese? Doesn’t look like him

    #42 8 days ago

    Ok Morral, Woodley? I’m running out of Fins QBs lol

    #43 8 days ago

    OK, one more hint.

    17-0

    #44 8 days ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    OK, one more hint.
    17-0

    Wasn’t Griese and Earl Morral both QBs who started games for the 72 Dolphins? Cant remember off hand which started the SB

    #45 8 days ago

    Griese was #12 and Morral was #15 and neither was a Super Bowl MVP.

    #46 8 days ago

    Would’ve never have gotten that one, one more hint, not a QB, lol

    #47 8 days ago

    Fk it, this has gone on long enough.

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    #48 8 days ago

    And that, my friends, is the sports trivia stumper I came up with all on my own.

    This one should be easier.

    Who won Super Bowl MVP on the losing team?

    #49 8 days ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    Now, which NFL player won Super Bowl MVP on the losing team?

    I don’t remember the player but it was a d-lineman or linebacker on the cowboys when the colts beat them in 1971. Terrible game with tons of turnovers and awful offense.

    #50 8 days ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    I don’t remember the player but it was a d-lineman or linebacker on the cowboys when the colts beat them in 1971. Terrible game with tons of turnovers and awful offense.

    Yes, but for the longest time it seemed to be one of the closest and most competitive Super Bowls.

    Recently we have been blessed with some amazingly close Super Bowls as opposed to those one sided blowouts of the 80s and 90s. And I'm glad we got the last one in before all this happened.

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