A Quiz for People Who Know Everything
There's one sport in which neither the spectators nor the
participants know the score or the leader until the contest
ends. What is it?
What famous North American landmark is
Of all vegetables, only two can live to
produce on their own for several
growing seasons. All other vegetables must be
replanted every year. What
are the only two perennial vegetables?
At noon and midnight the hour and minute hands
are exactly coincident with each other. How many
other times between noon and midnight do the hour
and minute hands cross?
What is the only sport in which the ball is
always in the possession of
the team on defense, and the offensive team can
score without touching the ball?
What fruit has its seeds on the outside?
In many liquor stores, you can buy pear
brandy, with a real pear inside
the bottle. The pear is whole and ripe, and the
bottle is genuine; it hasn't been cut in
any way. How did the pear get inside the bottle?
Only three words in standard English begin
with the letters "dw." They are all common. Name two of them.
There are fourteen punctuation marks in
English grammar. Can you name half of them?
Where are the lakes that are referred to in
the "Los Angeles Lakers?"
There are seven ways a baseball player can
legally reach first base without getting a hit.
Taking a base on balls -- a walk -- is one way.
Name the other six.
It's the only vegetable or fruit that is
never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or
in any other form but fresh. What is it?
How is it possible for a pitcher to make
four or more strikeouts in one inning?
ANSWERS TO QUIZ
Niagara Falls. The rim is worn down about 2 and
a half feet each year because of the millions of
gallons of water that rush over it every minute.
(actually it's less now since the damn controlls
the flow at night when the tourists aren't around)
Asparagus and rhubarb.
Ten times (not eleven, as most people seem to
think, if you do not believe it, try it with your
watch, it is only 10 times).
The pear grew inside the bottle. The bottles are
placed over pear buds when they are small, and are
wired in place on the tree. The bottle is left in
place for the whole growing season. When the pears
are ripe, they are snipped off at the stems.
Dwarf, dwell, and dwindle.
Period, comma, colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen,
apostrophe, question mark, exclamation point,
quotation marks, brackets, parenthesis, braces,
In Minnesota. The team was originally known as
the Minneapolis Lakers, and kept the name when
they moved west.
Batter hit by a pitch; passed ball; catcher
interference; catcher drops third strike;
fielder's choice; and being designated as a pinch runner.
If the catcher drops a called third strike, and
doesn't throw the batter out at first base, the
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