Tuesday, July 25, 2006

I love this stuff!

This is something my dad and I have in common, our love for mind-benders. He sent me this list of questions, see how many you can get...I'll post the answers in a couple of days after you have time to torture yourselves.

Bwa ha ha!


1. Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends.

2. What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward?

3. Of all vegetables, on ly 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?

4. Name the only sport in which the ball is always in possession of the team on defense, and the offensive team can score without touching the ball?

5. What fruit has its seeds on the outside?

6. 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?

7. Only three words in standard English begin with the letters "dw" and they are all common words. Name two of them.

8. There are 14 punctuation marks in English grammar. Can you name at least half of them?

9. Where are the lakes that are referred to in the Los Angeles Lakers?

10. There are 7 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 6.

11. Name the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form except fresh.

12. Name 6 or more things that you can wear on your feet beginning with the letter "S."

4 comments:

Sam said...

1. Boxing

2. don't know

3. I don't know both but I know asparagus (one of my fav things to eat) is one.

4. Baseball-- I watch enough games

5. Strawberry-- I cheated my dad asked me this a while ago.

6. Well just looking at it logically-- the pear had to be grown in the bottle. I wonder how they do that?

7. dwell, dwindle ( I actually used both these words today). -- I am still thinking about the 3rd.

8. period, comma, question mark, exclamation, semicolon, colon, quotation marks

9. The Lakers used to be in Minnesota, just like Brandon and Brenda Walsh (see you can learn stuff from TV)


10. being hit by a pitch (know this from painful experience), catcher drops an in play pitch (it has a name but I can't remember what it is right now), when one of the defensive players choses to get somone out at another base other than first, a catcher interferes with the batter hitting the ball.. that's 4. I have failed my sports test. I don't know the rest. I have softball practice tomorrow so I guess I will learn something.


11. I don't really know that much about veggies.

12. shoes, socks, sneakers, slippers, stockings, (ok I can only name 5)

Ok-- so maybe I am not as smart as I think I am but I get partial credit for some of the answers right?

Sam said...

I know the other dw word - dwarf. Ooh and another puntuation mark, ellipse (sp?). I was having a conversation about BBC programs at lunch today and was wondering what that tickling in the back of my mind was when the conversation turned to Red Dwarf. Geez Bridget! I now have these questions on my mind.

Michael said...

my answers, my blog
http://tom-pasmore.livejournal.com/67149.html

Bridget Rockstar!! said...

ta da!!
Answers To Quiz:


1. The one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends....boxing

2. The North American landmark constantly moving backward...Niagara Falls (The rim is worn down about two and a half feet each year because of the millions of gallons of water that rush over it every minute.)

3. The only two vege tables that can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons....asparagus and rhubarb.

4. The only sport in which the ball is always in possession of the team on defense, and the offensive team can score without touching the ball....baseball.

5. The fruit with its seeds on the outside...strawberry.

6. How did the pear get inside the brandy bottle? It 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 entire growing season. When the pears are ripe, they are snipped off at the stems.

7. Three English words beginning with dw...dwarf, dwell, and dwindle.

8. Fourteen punctuation marks in English grammar..period, comma, colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen, apostrophe, question mark, exclamation point, quotation marks, brackets, parenthesis, braces, and ellipses.

9. The original lakes referred to in Lakers...in Minnesota. The team was originally known as the Minneapolis Lakers, and kept the name when they moved west.

10. The seven ways a baseball player can legally reach first base without getting a hit...taking a base on balls (a walk), batter hit by a pitch, passed ball, catcher interference, catcher drops third strike, fielder's choice, and being designated as a pinch-runner.

11. The only vegetable or fruit never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form but fresh...lettuce.

12. Six or more things you can wear on your feet beginning with "S"... Shoes, socks, sandals, sneakers, slippers, skis, skates, snowshoes, stockings, stilts.