Thursday, November 5, 2015

NOW FOR SOME LIGHT RELIEF

This is a quiz for people who know everything! I found out in a hurry that I didn't. These are not trick questions. They are straight questions with straight answers. Only 9 questions.
 
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, 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. What fruit has its seeds on the outside?
 
5. 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?
 
6. Only three words in standard English begin with the letters ' dw' and
they are all common words. Name two of them.
  
7. There are 14 punctuation marks in English grammar. Can you name at
least half of them?
 
8. Name the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned,
processed, cooked, or in any other form except fresh.
 
9. Name 6 or more things that you can wear on your feet beginning with the
letter 'S.'

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Answers in 24 hours

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Wot an intelligent lot u r (almost).    24 hours not needed ... answers

1. Boxing. 
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.
4. Strawberry.
5. 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.
6. Dwarf, dwell and dwindle. Homepaddock .. think dwindling is pushing it. Kudos to pdm for dwang and dweeb
7. Period, comma, colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen, apostrophe, question mark, exclamation point, quotation mark, brackets, parenthesis, braces, and ellipses.
8. Lettuce.
9. Shoes, socks, sandals, sneakers, slippers, skis, skates, snowshoes, stockings,stilts.

6 comments:

homepaddock said...

3. Asparagus, artichoke.
4. Strawberries (and if you let bees get to them the fruit will be sweeter).
6. Dwell, dwelling.
7. Full stop, comma, colon, semi colon, parenthesis, question mark, exclamation mark, quotation marks, apostrophe, dash.
8. shoe, sock, sandal, sand shoe, steel-capped boots, slipper.

Ray said...

1 Boxing
2 Niagara Falls
3 Rhubarb
6 Dwarf

Ray said...

They put the bottle over the very small fertilised fruit
8 Mesclun, lettuce

pdm said...

1. Orienteering.
2. Niagara Falls
3. Runner Beans, Asparagus
4. Boysenberries, Raspberries etc.
5. Seeds are put in the bottle.
6. Dwang, dweeb
7. Comma, colon, semi colon, full stop, exclamation mark, inverted comma, apostrophe, hyphen, question mark, brackets,
8. Lettuce
9. Slippers, shoes, sandals, socks, sneakers,

The Realist said...

got about half

The Veteran said...

Realist ... the commentary that went with this had it that ..."if you score four or more you're a genius" ... mind you, American based.