Category Archives: Trivia

Trivia Question for March 8, 2018 – Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day, a United Nations initative to honor women and their desire for gender parity.

One Southern California McDonalds flipped their Golden Arches upside down forming a Giant W in place of the familiar “M” in support of the day.

“Today we are flipping our iconic @McDonalds logo in honour of women everywhere. #IWD2018 http://McDonalds.com/IWD https://twitter.com/McDonaldsCorp/status/971751589781344256 … Without Women, there would be no McDonald’s.

We’re honored to be chosen by millions of women who have made us part of their stories. ”

QUESTION:

Without using the internet or asking Siri, Alexa or any of the other digital on-line services, tell me which city in Southern California is the McDonalds with the inverted Golden Arches located?

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Trivia Question for February 8, 2018 – The Fugitive: Sam Sheppard

You may remember the 1993 film “The Fugitive” where Dr. Sam Sheppard played by Harrison Ford is chased by Tommy Lee Jones who plays a US Deputy Marshal tracking down the escaped fugitive who was unjustly convicted of killing his wife. (Jones by the way won a Golden Globe & an Oscar for that role.)

The story line was loosely based on the life of the Real Dr. Sam Sheppard who in the 1950’s was essentially tried and convicted by the media and ended up with a life sentence when tried for the crime. Later the US Supreme Court overturned the conviction citing the media circus around his trial made it impossible for him to get a fair and impartial hearing & later he was released after a second trial and a total of 10 years in prison.

A physician by trade, Sam Shepard went into a different line of work after being released from prison.

QUESTION: Which profession did he take up: A) Podiatrist, B) Radio Talk Show Host, or C: Professional Wrestler?

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Trivia Question for January 11, 2018 – Coca Cola

Coca Cola announced this week that they are adding four new flavors of Diet Coke to it’s lineup & added a slimmer bottle to the line up. Diet Coke originally unveiled in 1982 eventually took over for another coke owned diet soda.

QUESTION:
Name the diet soda of Coca Cola which preceded Diet Coke. For extra credit, name it’s competitor as well.

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Trivia Question for December 28, 2017 – Rose Parade Floats

With just 3 days remaining in 2017, Monday will be the start of a new year and the Cabrillo Beach Polar Bears First Day of the Year Swim at noon.

It’s also hosts this little parade in Pasadena held every year for the past 138 years or so, the Tournament of Roses makes its way down Colorado Blvd. with all the pageantry of marching bands, equestrian units and parade floats which draw in excess of 46 million viewers world wide.

QUESTION:

How many awards are given to Rose Parade Floats?

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Trivia Question for December 7, 2017 – Presidential Fire Trivia

In light of the recent fires all around the Southland we have a bit of fire trivia tonight.

You’ll note that the Skirball fire which ignited yesterday morning along the 405 near Getty Center burned essentially in part of the same place as the Bel Air Fire 56 years ago.

QUESTION
Tonight’s trivia question is which US President was forced to evacuate from the Bel Air fire of 1961.

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