Trivia Questions 08/26/22

  1. Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, or Howard Taft – which is the only President born in Illinois? (Lincoln born in KY, Taft in OH, Reagan, Tampico, IL – 2 hrs West of Chicago)
  2. When was the first Pickle Ball court constructed: 1965, 1985, or 2005? (1965, Pleasant Beach/Bainbridge Island, WA – close to Seattle – People from all over of the world travel to this home to take pictures on this original home made driveway court)
  3. If Nickelodeon were to throw a birthday for SpongeBob SquarePants they would need: 19, 21, or 23 candles? (Stephen Hillenburg, first created SpongeBob and all the characters at Bikini Bottom to teach his students about Marine Biology in comic book form. May 1st 1999 SpongeBob made his first appearance on Nickelodeon after the annual awards program. Series started in July of 1999 – Hillenburg died in 2018 of ALS “Lou Gehrig’s Disease”. That’s what my Dad died of a well)
  4. Bible Question: Noah, his family, and all the animals spent closer to: 6, 9, or 12 months on the Arc?
  5. The all-time greatest/most unexpected touchdown in NFL history happen Dec 23rd, 1972 – the “Immaculate Reception” saw a Pittsbur Steeler QB Terry Bradshaw pass with seconds left in the game – the ball deflected off Oakland Raider Saftey Jack Tatum who was colliding with Steelers Running Back Frenchie Fuqua – the ball bounced: 7, 9, or 11 yards into the hands of the other Steeler RB Franco Harris who made a crazy catch is full stride and ran it in for a game-winning touchdown? (Deflected at the Raiders 35 yd line – Deflection caught at the Raiders 42 yd line – 7 yds)
  6. Out of the 46 elected Presidents how many gained the office w/o winning the popular vote: 3, 5, or 7? (2016 Trump/Hilliary Clinton, 2000 George Bush/Al Gore, 1976 Rutherford Hayes/Samuel Tilden. 1888 Benjamin Harrison/Grover Cleveland, 1824 John Adams/Andrew Jackson)
  7. In Albert Pujols’s first college baseball game at Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City, MO – which of these things did he not do: Hit a Grand Slam, Steal a Base, or Complete an Unassisted Triple Play?
  8. The loudest animal in the world is a: Bird, Insect, or Whale? (It’s a whale but it’s not the one you think – the world’s largest animal, The Blue Whale is not as loud as the Sperm Whale)
  9. On his return to Busch Stadium and the St. Louis Cardinals fans on August 5th, 2022 – Matt Carpenter’s at-bat ovation lasted closer to: 35, 45, or 55 seconds? (St. Louis treats their former players with more class than any team in Baseball)
  10. From the Disney movie – how many of Snow White’s Drawfs had a name that ends with the letter “Y”: 4, 5, or 6? (5, Dopey, Grumpy, Sneezy, Sleepy, Happy – 2 don’t Doc & Bashful)
  11. Big Shots Golf Text Question: In 1983 in a game at Yankee Stadium in New York – Geoge Brett hit a top of the 9th Inning 2 run homer to give the Royals the lead. Yankee Mgr Billy Martin Challenged the homerun claiming Brett had too much Pine Tar on his bat (Pine Tar is not allowed to be above the Trademark on a MLB bat). After a long discussion with all 4 of the on field umpires – Brett was declared out – How many steps did it take George Brett (Who was sitting in the Royals Dugout) to reach home plate umpire Tim McClelland on the the field? (The Answer: 12 – “The Pine Tar Incident” is one of the most bizarre finishes of any game of all time – Brett’s homerun put the Royals up on the Yankees in the 9th Inning but when it was ruled there was too much Pine Tar – Brett was called out and since there were 2 outs when Brett hit the home – Gave Over – Yankees Win – watch the video you won’t believe how upset George Brett was)