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Brainiacs

bull300wsmbull300wsm Member Posts: 3,289
edited March 2007 in General Discussion
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.

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."


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. 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 ov er it ever minute.)

3. Only two vegetables that can live to produce on their own for several
growing seasons. The asparagus and rhubarb.


4. The fruit with its seeds on the outside . . strawberries.

5. 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.)

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

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

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


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


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Comments

  • buschmasterbuschmaster Member Posts: 14,255 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    1. horse racing

    2. minnesota's largest ball of twine

    3. muhammed ali and al gore

    4. strawberry

    5. tornado

    6. dwayne, dwight, and dwarf.

    7. , . ; : " ' ... -

    8. bananas

    9. shoes, socks, shells, sandals, sneakers, snowshoes, skis, scarves (hey it's possible), your spaghetti if you don't eat it... or just the soles of your feet.
  • mrseatlemrseatle Member Posts: 15,806
    edited November -1
    wow I actually got #2... but in Boxing don't they do keep score on a round to round basis just incase they have to make a "decision".... stilts! I should have known...

  • shoff14shoff14 Member Posts: 11,994 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    1. Boxing


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

    3. Potatoes and onions

    4. What fruit has its seeds on the outside?

    5. dried out first then stuck in bottle

    6. dwell and

    7. common, colon, period, question mark, explanation point, apostrophe, quotation marks


    8. kiwi fruit

    9. socks, shoes, saddles, soles
  • buschmasterbuschmaster Member Posts: 14,255 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    blondes and shorts comes to mind.
  • 47studebaker47studebaker Member Posts: 2,251 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I think the answer to #8 should include BANANA and #9 should NOT include stilts, as they are strapped to your LEG.
  • mrseatlemrseatle Member Posts: 15,806
    edited November -1
    #2 Gonna be some show when Ontario finally empties into Erie.

    Although I saw on the History Channel they are working to stop the migration of the falls...
  • 11BravoCrunchie11BravoCrunchie Member Posts: 33,424 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    I couldn't answer 1, 3 and 6. Got all the other ones right. BTW, I did get one word for 6 before I gave up.
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