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Trivia Question for June 19, 2014 – The Longest Day of the Year

summer solsticeBecause the Earth is tilted 23.4 degrees the noon sun appears to rise and fall in the sky over the course of the year. In the Northern Hemisphere, the sun will reach its northernmost point in the sky – known as the summer solstice – on Saturday June 21st, marking the official first day of summer.  It is also the longest day of the year.

QUESTION:

In hours, minutes and seconds, how long is the longest day of the year?   In other words, how much time is there between sunrise and sunset here in Los Angeles on the longest day of the year?

(Remember, don’t cheat by looking up the answer. Just give us your best guess.  Also, Price is Right rules are in effect, so the person who is closest to the correct answer without going over will be the winner).

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Trivia Question for June 12, 2014 – Human Powered Flight

Gossamer AlbatrossOn this date in history, June 12, 1979, the first successful crossing of the English Channel in a human-powered aircraft took place.  Bryan Allen flew the Gossamer Albatross across the English Channel powered only by the pilot pedaling a bicycle-like contraption that drove a large two-bladed propeller.

QUESTION:

How long did it take to fly across the English Channel in the first human-powered aircraft?

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Trivia Question for June 5, 2014 – Presidential Trivia

presidential sealTonight, we have United States Presidential trivia:

  • He was the first President to be born in a log cabin.
  • He was the first President to ride on a railroad train.
  • He was the first President someone tried to assassinate.
  • He was the first Governor of Florida.
  • He killed a man in a dual.

QUESTION:

Who is this United States President?

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Trivia Question for May 15, 2014 – Hot! Hot!! Hot!!!

HotWell, in case you haven’t noticed, it’s been pretty darn hot here in Los Angeles the past few days with temperatures reaching over 100 degrees in downtown LA. Before it starts to cool off this weekend, I thought I’d hit you up with a hot weather question.

QUESTION:

What was the highest recorded temperature in downtown Los Angeles?

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Trivia Question for April 24, 2014 – Arbor Day and Trees

Arbor Day TreeTomorrow, April 25th is Arbor Day in the U.S.  It’s the holiday in which groups and individuals are encouraged to plant and care for trees.  The first Arbor Day in the world was held in a small Spanish village in 1805.  The first American Arbor Day was organized by J. Sterling Morton in Nebraska in 1872. An estimated one million trees were planted on that first Arbor Day.

In honor of Arbor Day, we have a tree trivia question for you.

All 50 states have an official state tree.  But, some trees have been chosen by more than one state.  For example, the Eastern Cottonwood is the official state tree of both Kansas and Nebraska.

QUESTION:

How many different trees are there on the list of Official State Trees?

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