Sunday, July 30, 2006

Really Hard Trivia Contest Question #21: Business

Author: Nick
Category: Money
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Previous Really Hard Trivia Question:
What is the only animal that can see light of wavelength between 100 and 300 nanometers and also between 1,000 and 100,000 nanometers?

Correct Answer:
Goldfish. They can see both ultra-violet and infra-red light. Too bad they’re stuck living in bowls or they might also take over the world.

The current standings:
Arthur 29
Jessica 28 (+1)
Amberlynn 16
ricemutt 14
Jono 3
Mack C 3 (+3)
luna 2
Mike 2
Luka 1
Rickie Beth 1
Tasha 1

The rules in a nutshell:

  1. One question every hour for 24 hours.
  2. One (1) point to the first guess (correct or not). Three (3) points to the first correct guess. One (1) point to subsequent correct guesses before question closes.
  3. One guess per person per question, but you can guess once at every question!
  4. When next question is posted, previous one closes and score is tallied to that point.
  5. Score the most points to win!

In case you’re just joining us, here are the full rules of the contest. Remember, first place gets a $50 eGift Certificate and second place gets a $25 eGift Certificate.


Really Hard Trivia Question #21:
Part of a close-up of what restaurant chain’s logo is pictured here?
what restaurant logo is this


Really Hard Trivia Contest Question #20: Science

Author: Nick
Category: Money
Topics:

Previous Really Hard Trivia Question:
In 1992, Vice President Dan Quayle denounced which TV sitcom character for being an unwed mother?

Correct Answer:
Murphy Brown. I still remember how they included the remarks in the series; on her TV show, Murphy Brown supposedly had a thousand potatoes dumped on Vice President Quayle’s lawn. They don’t make TV like this anymore, do they?

The current standings:
Arthur 29 (+4)
Jessica 27 (+1)
Amberlynn 16
ricemutt 14
Jono 3
luna 2
Mike 2
Luka 1
Rickie Beth 1
Tasha 1 (+1)

The rules in a nutshell:

  1. One question every hour for 24 hours.
  2. One (1) point to the first guess (correct or not). Three (3) points to the first correct guess. One (1) point to subsequent correct guesses before question closes.
  3. One guess per person per question, but you can guess once at every question!
  4. When next question is posted, previous one closes and score is tallied to that point.
  5. Score the most points to win!

In case you’re just joining us, here are the full rules of the contest. Remember, first place gets a $50 eGift Certificate and second place gets a $25 eGift Certificate.


Really Hard Trivia Question #20:
What is the only animal that can see light of wavelength between 100 and 300 nanometers and also between 1,000 and 100,000 nanometers?


Penny Pincher Awards Announced By Washington Post

Author: Nick
Category: Money
Topics: ,

pinch me, baby

A few months ago, I mentioned that Michelle Singletary and the Washington Post were conducting a search for the nation’s best penny pinchers. Well, the results of the contest will be announced in this morning’s edition of the Post, but here’s a sneak peak for all you Punny Money late-night readers.

Michelle Schall of Fishers, Ind. … wrote that her father-in-law travels often to his company’s corporate headquarters and stays at the same little inn. For each night’s stay, he gets two tickets he can redeem for free drinks.

Tabitha Plecker of Charlottesville wrote: “Everyone with small children knows how expensive those swimming diapers are… right? … My little ones can wear each diaper several times with washings before tossing it in the trash, as long as there are no major accidents, of course!”

James Ricci of Wallingford, Conn. … was nominated by his wife, Nancy, who says her husband instituted a no-car day. At least one day a week (and sometimes more) he refuses to drive his car.

Tom Hagaman of Denver… was nominated by his wife of two years, Emily, who says her husband cut[s] costs on vacation trips around Colorado by going to time-share presentations. “His money-saving idea has turned into my own private hell,” Hagaman said.

So what do you think? Now I kinda wish I had entered because I probably could’ve come up with something even more spectacular!

Really Hard Trivia Contest Question #19: Television

Author: Nick
Category: Money
Topics:

Previous Really Hard Trivia Question:
Early in the 20th century, what bridge collapsed once, was rebuilt, and collapsed again nine years and 13 days after the first collapse?

Correct Answer:
The Quebec Bridge. Don’t worry, the bridge is doing fine now.

The current standings:
Jessica 26
Arthur 25
Amberlynn 16 (+1)
ricemutt 14
Jono 3
luna 2
Mike 2
Luka 1
Rickie Beth 1

The rules in a nutshell:

  1. One question every hour for 24 hours.
  2. One (1) point to the first guess (correct or not). Three (3) points to the first correct guess. One (1) point to subsequent correct guesses before question closes.
  3. One guess per person per question, but you can guess once at every question!
  4. When next question is posted, previous one closes and score is tallied to that point.
  5. Score the most points to win!

In case you’re just joining us, here are the full rules of the contest. Remember, first place gets a $50 eGift Certificate and second place gets a $25 eGift Certificate.


Really Hard Trivia Question #19:
In 1992, Vice President Dan Quayle denounced which TV sitcom character for being an unwed mother?


Really Hard Trivia Contest Question #18: History

Author: Nick
Category: Money
Topics:

Previous Really Hard Trivia Question:
What type of berry is pictured here?

what kind of berry

Correct Answer:
Cloudberry, a relative of the partly-sunnyberry (har har).

The current standings:
Jessica 26 (+1)
Arthur 25
Amberlynn 15 (+3)
ricemutt 14
Jono 3
luna 2
Mike 2
Luka 1
Rickie Beth 1

The rules in a nutshell:

  1. One question every hour for 24 hours.
  2. One (1) point to the first guess (correct or not). Three (3) points to the first correct guess. One (1) point to subsequent correct guesses before question closes.
  3. One guess per person per question, but you can guess once at every question!
  4. When next question is posted, previous one closes and score is tallied to that point.
  5. Score the most points to win!

In case you’re just joining us, here are the full rules of the contest. Remember, first place gets a $50 eGift Certificate and second place gets a $25 eGift Certificate.


Really Hard Trivia Question #18:
Early in the 20th century, what bridge collapsed once, was rebuilt, and collapsed again nine years and 13 days after the first collapse?