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  • Daily Trivia Quiz for Aug 19, 2014

    Braingle's Trivia Quizzes
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Who's On First Abbott and Costello were a very popular comedy duo. One of their most commonly known routines is "Who's On First?" How much do you know about it? Take the Quiz at Braingle.com
  • 72 HOURS OF TRIVIA!!!

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    Ken Jennings
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:18 pm
    It’s getting dangerously close to the very last minute to register for TCONA, the Trivia Championships of North America, to be held August 8-10 in sunny Las Vegas! You won’t know it’s sunny. You won’t even go outside. There will be so many different kinds of quiz games going on you’ll barely have time for basic bodily functions. I will be there! (I have tickets to the Cirque de Soleil Beatles show with my kids.) Brad Rutter will be there! (He likes blackjack and strippers.) Many, many other familiar faces from the world of game shows and trivia will be there! If…
  • Tuesday Trivia

    Ray's Question of the Day
    Ray Hamel
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:56 am
    Question for August 12, 2014:What was the name of Kenneth's pet parakeet on "30 Rock"?Previous question and answer:When Jimmy Fallon performed "Whip My Hair" in the guise of Neil Young on his late night show, who was his duet partner?A: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
  • Today's Daily Brain Teaser (Aug 20, 2014)

    Braingle's Teasers
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Movie Alternates (Easy) Use synonyms of the following phrases to decode popular movie titles. 1.) Arachnid Boy 2.) Melody and Words 3.) Parade of the Flightless Birds 4.) Has to Like Canines 5.) Male of the 12 Months 6.) Swashbucklers of the Tropical Sea Check Braingle.com for the answer.
  • Today's Daily Trivia Quiz (Aug 20, 2014)

    Braingle's Trivia Quizzes
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Slogans Slogans are everywhere; they're used for everything. Test your knowledge on these various slogans. Take the Quiz at Braingle.com
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    Braingle's Teasers

  • Today's Daily Brain Teaser (Aug 20, 2014)

    19 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Movie Alternates (Easy) Use synonyms of the following phrases to decode popular movie titles. 1.) Arachnid Boy 2.) Melody and Words 3.) Parade of the Flightless Birds 4.) Has to Like Canines 5.) Male of the 12 Months 6.) Swashbucklers of the Tropical Sea Check Braingle.com for the answer.
  • Daily Brain Teaser for Aug 19, 2014

    18 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Paramount Publications Hidden below you will find five uncommon titles to five classic novels. Can you decipher them? 1. Vanished with the Tempest 2. Enmity of the Globes 3. Dinky Maidens 4. A Chronicle of a Couple of Municipalities 5. Contention and Conciliation Check Braingle.com for the answer.
 
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    Braingle's Mentalrobics

  • Vocabulary : Word of the Day : Churlish

    19 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    churl-ish adj :: Marked by a lack of civility or graciousness. Surly. "Being stuck in traffic makes some people act in a churlish manner."
  • Stress : Finding Ways to Relieve Worry

    19 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    When we worry about something, we cannot get the thought out of our minds and this may interfere with our creativity or ability to get a good nights sleep. Exporting your worries to a notebook is a helpful technique for postponing the worry to another time. When you come to the time when you must deal with the worry, get out a clean piece of paper and write the worry at the top of the page. Below this write down your goal or what you want to happen. To continue the example above you may write down, "I want my boss to approve my proposal." Now, draw a line down the middle of the page. In the…
  • Memory : Opposite Hand

    19 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Try doing something that you don't normally do with your nondominant hand. Try brushing your teeth, eating lunch, dialing the telephone, or flipping a coin. By doing this exercise, you are giving the opposite side of your brain a chance to perform this activity. A right-handed person will always be using the left side of their brain and the other side will never get a chance to learn how to do certain activities. Allowing the nondominate side of the brain to do activities it doesn't normally do will quickly create all sorts of new associations in that part of the mind. This is an easy…
  • Creativity : Mental Images

    17 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    For each item in the list below, close your eyes and try to get a mental picture of the object. Try to make it as clear as possible. Are there any sounds, smells or tastes associated with this item? 1. A red rose 2. Your father 3. A cow wearing pants 4. Elvis Presley 5. The world's biggest sandwich Once you are done, grade yourself on how clear each object appeared in your mind (clear, vague, nothing). The next time you see one of these items, pay special attention to it and try to memorize its features, then repeat this exercise and see if you've improved. There are some items in the list…
 
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    Braingle's Newest Brain Teasers and Riddles

  • That Tips the Shot

    18 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    If you or your party need a fill I may be able to fit the bill If the time you have isn't that much Then your feet and my floor need not touch My prices won't empty your coffer Also convenience do I offer If you want your date to be impressed This choice of venue may not be best What am I? Check Braingle.com for the answer.
 
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    Ray's Question of the Day

  • Tuesday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:42 am
    Question for August 19, 2014:What cartoonist wrote "Tantrum," an early graphic novel about a 42-year-old man transformed into a two-year-old child?Previous question and answer:What tough "Hill Street Blues" cop was frequently on the phone to his mother? A: MICK BELKER
  • Monday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:11 am
    Question for August 18, 2014:What tough "Hill Street Blues" cop was frequently on the phone to his mother? Previous question and answer:What was the first name of Sonny Crockett's first wife on "Miami Vice"?A: CAROLINE
  • Wednesday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:13 am
    Question for August 13, 2014:What was the first name of Sonny Crockett's first wife on "Miami Vice"?Previous question and answer:What was the name of Kenneth's pet parakeet on "30 Rock"?A: SONNY CROCKETT
  • Tuesday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:56 am
    Question for August 12, 2014:What was the name of Kenneth's pet parakeet on "30 Rock"?Previous question and answer:When Jimmy Fallon performed "Whip My Hair" in the guise of Neil Young on his late night show, who was his duet partner?A: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
  • Monday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:24 am
    Question for August 11, 2014:When Jimmy Fallon performed "Whip My Hair" in the guise of Neil Young on his late night show, who was his duet partner?Previous question and answer:Who retired from the rap group Public Enemy after breaking his leg in a motorcycle accident and started a farm to raise African black ostriches? A: TERMINATOR X
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  • 72 HOURS OF TRIVIA!!!

    Ken Jennings
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:18 pm
    It’s getting dangerously close to the very last minute to register for TCONA, the Trivia Championships of North America, to be held August 8-10 in sunny Las Vegas! You won’t know it’s sunny. You won’t even go outside. There will be so many different kinds of quiz games going on you’ll barely have time for basic bodily functions. I will be there! (I have tickets to the Cirque de Soleil Beatles show with my kids.) Brad Rutter will be there! (He likes blackjack and strippers.) Many, many other familiar faces from the world of game shows and trivia will be there! If…
  • Elmo, time traveler

    Ken Jennings
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Okay, we are finally back from a month in Spain and Britain that kept me away from the blog pretty efficiently. On the plus side, lots of time in planes and cars meant I got to catch up on some reading. Here’s the full log: The Good Lord Bird by James McBride. Seriocomic account of a fictional kid riding through Kansas and Virginia with abolitionist John Brown. McBride obviously takes great pleasure in the colorful way Americans talked then, or at least they way we would like to believe they did. A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers. I saw Dave Eggers speak a couple months ago and I…
  • Wordplay Wednesday

    Ken Jennings
    30 Jun 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Hey! I finally got ten seconds to breathe and decided to spend it giving the ol’ blog its annual update. Here’s something new from the Internet this morning: Smithsonian magazine has a section this month about games and play and asked me to put together a little puzzle on the subject. It’s fun! What about an even littler puzzle? It’s time for an early round of Wordplay Wednesday! I’m traveling this month with my family and this was inspired by a recent visit to a favorite city. There’s a major world city whose name, when spelled backward, can be split into…
  • Shell game

    Ken Jennings
    29 May 2014 | 5:25 pm
    I saw this chart on the Internet a couple weeks ago, and realized it made a pretty good trivia question if you removed the caption. What is being graphed here? Edited to add: Correctly solved by econgator over on the message boards. Linky here.
  • Out of time

    Ken Jennings
    24 May 2014 | 10:27 am
    I had to fly to New York this week, and that’s a long flight from Seattle, so I got to finally finish some books I started over a month ago. Both were very good, and I recommend them to your attention if you’re looking for a novel. But I noticed a weird anachronism in both. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson: In 1910, a character makes a joke about The House at Pooh Corner, a book that came out in 1928. The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer. In 1981, a character nicknames her boyfriend “Chia Pet.” Chia Pet wasn’t a widely available brand (i.e. well-known enough to be in…
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    Mental Floss

  • How Is Whiskey Produced?

    Clair McLafferty
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Often considered to be the great American spirit, whiskey in all its forms is also a wonderful introduction to distillation science.
  • The Man Who Wrote an Album in His Sleep

    Lucas Reilly the mag
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Dion McGregor's true talent emerged each morning just before he woke up.
  • 108 Hand-Drawn Historical American Cars

    Hannah Keyser
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Pop Chart Lab has turned their focus towards the open road for their latest poster. The colorful collection features 108 classic American motorcars and automobiles dating from 1895 up through 2014. The original 1901 Oldsmobile is there, as is 1955's Cadillac Coupe Deville. Check out the stylish "Tin Lizzie" Ford Model T and the iconic Ford Mustang. The creative team had been looking for an in to covering cars for a little while and the "all American" angle proved to be the perfect fit. Pop Chart Lab "After that," the team reports, "it was a matter of picking 100+ notable/iconic cars—still…
  • The Missing Links: The Three Penguin Stooges

    Colin Patrick
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    A Penguin Slapfight I bet you haven’t seen one of those today. Terribly Stupid Toys Count yourself lucky that your childhood never included any of these pointless action figures (Part 1 & Part 2) Nearly Hitler’s Killers Seven decades after a failed attempt on Adolf Hitler’s life, the families of the would-be assassins speak. It’s A Saaaaaaaadder Day... Don Pardo, the legendary voice of SNL, has passed away at the age of 96. Here is a post we did a few years back on his birthday. That’s One Way to Spend Money A Ferrari just became the highest priced auction car ever, selling for…
  • 10 Pressing Questions About Bicycle Use and Ownership From 1869

    Nick Greene
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    The Velocipede, Its Past, Its Present & Its Future is a rollicking 1869 book about bicycles written by Joseph Firth Bottomley. These inventions were so popular, enthusiasts in the U.S. declared, "Walking is now on its last legs." Bottomley, a staid Brit, scoffed at this proclamation, but ventured to explain his own optimistic predictions about the machine's future. “The progress of the Bicycle seems steady and sure," he writes. "But until velocipedestrination becomes very common there will be many situations in which the rider may be placed, in which he will be in considerable doubt…
 
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    The Business Quiz- TBQ

  • OfNoSi Newsletter #2

    thebusinessquiz
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello! Welcome to the second edition of Of No Significance, TBQ’s newsletter. Without much ado, straight to the point. Here are some factoids. <Signup for our newsletter here> An 18th Century German, a Physics professor is the man behind standard paper sizes like A4. One of the oldest written records regarding the sqrt(2) aspect ratio for paper sizes is a letter that the physics professor Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (University of Göttingen, Germany, 1742-1799) wrote 1786-10-25 to Johann Beckmann. In it, Lichtenberg explains the practical and aesthetic advantages of the sqrt(2)…
  • OfNoSi Newsletter #1

    thebusinessquiz
    24 May 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Everything below is of no significance. Hello! Welcome to The Business Quiz’s newsletter — somethings that are absolutely of no significance. To subscribe: Go here. Volkart Brothers (of Voltas fame) used to do pepper and coffee business with Cochin, and Tellicherry. Business in Cochin temporarily came to an end after the Markar affair. In 1875 Georg G. Volkart, the son of Salomon Volkart, visited Cochin and decided ‘on doing what should have been done long before’, namely, as Ammann reported, on visiting ‘the Coast-ports and on seeing himself what the…
  • The evolution of the Congress’ election symbol after independence.

    thebusinessquiz
    8 Apr 2014 | 11:32 pm
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  • General Elections Quiz #1

    thebusinessquiz
    8 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    [Mail us your answers: mail@thebusinessquiz.com] Buy TBQ Classic Archives! 3000 questions. Rs. 6000 only. Game? mail@thebusinessquiz.com 1) What was once called by Sukumar Sen as “curious senseless relic of the past”? 2) Sitter. Identify this movie, and why is this a question in this quiz?  3) Among the innovative ideas implemented during the 1951 General Elections were the use of indelible ink, the use of multiple ballot boxes, one for each party — voters were supposed to drop their paper into the ballot box of their choice. Something else was a real stroke of genius — a…
  • Indelible Ink — Eleven Facts Every Indian Should Know

    thebusinessquiz
    7 Apr 2014 | 6:15 am
    1) The indelible ink that’s used in our elections was developed by National Physical Laboratories, Delhi in 1962, and has been in use since the 1962 Lok Sabha elections. 2) Though formulated by National Physical Laboratories, Delhi, the manufacture of this indelible ink is licensed to, and carried out by Mysore Paints and Varnish Ltd, a company founded company founded by Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV in 1937. The company is now owned by the Karnataka government. Source: Livemint 3) The company specializes in manufacturing quality indelible ink in association with the Election Commission, the…
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