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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 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 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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Trivia Question for January 30, 2014 – Groundhog Day

Groundhog DayThis Sunday is the big day that everyone is waiting for. Millions will plop themselves down in front TV’s around the country to see the outcome of the big event. Yes, Sunday is Groundhog Day. It’s the day when Punxsutawney Phil will climb out of his burrow and predict the coming of spring.  According to folklore, if the sun is shining and Phil sees his shadow, winter weather will continue for six more weeks. If it is cloudy then spring will come early.

QUESTION:

The official website of this friendly groundhog states that Punxsutawney Phil has predictions that are accurate “100% of the time, of course!”  According to the StormFax Weather Almanac and records kept since 1887, what percentage of the time has Punxsutawney Phil’s predictions been accurate?

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Trivia Question 11/21/2013 – Thanksgiving Day

TurkeyNext Thursday is Thanksgiving Day and we will NOT have a Net next week.  So, I thought I’d do a little bit of Thanksgiving Trivia this week.

Since 1941 Thanksgiving Day has been fixed as the fourth Thursday in November.  That means it can occur on a variety of different dates.  For example, last year Thanksgiving Day was on November 22nd.  This year it is on November 28th.  Next year it will be on November 27th.

QUESTION:

Since it is fixed as being on the fourth Thursday in November, on how many different dates can Thanksgiving Day occur?

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Trivia Question 4/19/12 – A Day on Venus

The Solar SystemWe are accustomed to thinking of a day as 24 hours. However, that definition is a narrow one that only applies to our own planet. A day is the length of time it takes for a planet to complete one rotation on its axis – 360°. On Earth, that’s 24 hours.  But, since all of the planets rotate at different speeds, the length of a day on each one differs.

The planet with the longest day is Venus.

QUESTION:

In Earth time, how long is a day on Venus?

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Trivia Question 2/2/12 – Groundhog Day

GroundhogToday is Groundhog Day.  At Gobbler’s Knob, Punxsutawney Phil got up, poked his head out of his burrow and saw his shadow meaning that we’re in for six more weeks of winter.

QUESTION:

In what year did the first official Groundhog Day celebration take place at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania?

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