Trivia Question: Which of these planets has the most moons?
Answer: Of all the planets in our solar system, neither Mercury nor Venus have any moons at all, Earth has one moon, and Mars has two small moons. Usually the term moon brings to mind a spherical object, like Earth’s Moon, however the two moons orbiting Mars (Phobos and Deimos), are dark and lumpy like two burnt potatoes. The examination of Phobos and Deimos revealed more than their odd, non-spherical shapes. The two moons are dark gray in color, and heavily cratered. The moons are some of the darkest, least reflective objects in the solar system.
The answer is: Mars
Trivia Quesiton: An 1891 patent for the toilet paper roll indicated the paper should be hung how?
Answer: Few of life’s questions have been as polarizing as “over or under?” The correct orientation of the end of a toilet paper roll in a bathroom dispenser has sparked decades of debates. The answer of how the toilet paper is supposed to hang lies with New York businessman Seth Wheeler, who filed an 1891 patent for the toilet paper roll. The image included in Wheeler’s U.S. Patent and Trademark Office filing, indicates the answer is “over.” While the image included in Wheeler’s filing shows the edge of the toilet paper is hanging over the roll, the description in his patent doesn’t specify exactly why.
The answer is: Overhand
Trivia Question: In addition to inventing the process of pasteurization, what vaccine did Louis Pasteur create?
Answer: Louis Pasteur was a French chemist and microbiologist who is recognized for his discoveries in the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation and pasteurization. He is best known to the general public for his invention of the process of treating milk and wine to stop bacterial contamination, a process that now bears his name—pasteurization. He was also one of the primary pioneers for vaccinations against diseases, and created the first vaccine against rabies in 1885. His discoveries have saved millions of lives and brought him worldwide fame.
The answer is: Rabies
Trivia Question: Which future author was hired by the Oxford English Dictionary in 1919 to define a list of “w” words?
J. R. R. Tolkien
Answer: J.R.R. Tolkien is best known as the author of the fantasy novels The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, both which have been adapted into award-winning blockbuster films. What is rather less well known is that in 1919 and 1920, at the very start of his career, Tolkien worked on the staff of the Oxford English Dictionary. Tolkien was assigned words near the beginning of the letter “W”. The first entry in the published Dictionary on which he is known to have worked is that for the noun waggle. The majority of his entries lie in the alphabetical range of waggle to warlock.
The answer is: J. R. R. Tolkien
Trivia Question: Which movie character’s name was inspired by filmmaker George Lucas’ dog?
Jabba the Hutt
Answer: They say that dogs are man’s best friend. To George Lucas, his dog Indiana became much more—the inspiration behind the name of everyone’s favorite archaeologist: Indiana Jones. Speaking in the behind the scenes documentary “The Making of Raiders of the Lost Ark”, George Lucas revealed: “Indiana was my dog.” The character was originally named Indiana Smith, after his dog Indiana, an Alaskan Malamute that Lucas owned in the 1970s. Director Steven Spielberg disliked the name Smith, and Lucas casually suggested Jones as an alternative.
The answer is: Indiana Jones
Trivia Question: The inventor of which board game was also an Academy Award winner?
Answer: Risk is a game of world domination. This strategic board game was invented in 1957 by Albert Lamorisse while he was on a family vacation in Holland. The game was an instant hit and has since become one of the most popular board games in history. But Albert Lamorisse is known for more than just his contribution to the world of board games. The Frenchman also won the 1956 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for The Red Balloon, a thirty-four minute film he directed capturing the movement of a sentient balloon as it follows Lamorisse’s son.
The answer is: Risk
Riddle: Why should doctors attend to window-sashes?
This riddle was created to completely confuse you. You may not be able to make a similarity between the doctor and the window-sashes, that’s okay. Doctors should attend to window-sashes because they have so many panes(pains). First of all, a window sash is the part of a window that moves and holds the glass panes together.
The sash fits inside the window frame, which is attached to the house. On the other hand, pain is a highly unpleasant physical sensation caused by illness or injury. It refers only pain to doctors and just to confuse the readers given panes.
The answer is: Because they have so many panes (pains).