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| Quiz For People Who Know Everything
Apr 27, 2008, 11:14 PST
1. 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?
2. What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward?
3. 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?
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." They
are all common. Name two of them.
8. There are fourteen punctuation marks in English grammar. Can you name
half of them?
9. Where are the lakes that are referred to in the "Los Angeles Lakers?"
10. 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.
11. 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?
12. Name six or more things that you can wear on your feet that begin with
the letter "S."
2. 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. Asparagus and rhubarb.
6. 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.
7. Dwarf, dwell, and dwindle.
8. Period, comma, colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen, apostrophe, question
mark, exclamation point, quotation marks, brackets, parenthesis, braces, and
9. In Minnesota. The team was originally known as the Minneapolis Lakers
and kept the name when they moved west.
10. Batter hit by a pitch; passed ball; catcher interference; catcher drops
third strike; fielder's choice; and being designated as a pinch runner.
12. Shoes, socks, sandals, sneakers, slippers, skis, snowshoes, stockings.
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