Sunday, July 29, 2007

And what are the extra four digits for, again?

Excerpt from the post-trivia phone call with the gf:
"Did you know that polar bears don't have white fur?"
"Yeah. It's transparent. Didn't you know that?"

Needless to say, flying solo at trivia has been a disaster so far. The other misses:

1. Before the invention of the modern basketball, the game of basketball was played with what sport's ball?
2. How many known species of poisonous bird are there: 0, 1, or 2?
3. What country sent out 15,000 census workers in 1990 to count the country's homeless population?
4. Which coin features Dwight D. Esienhower?
5. What is Bob Dylan's real name?
6. What does the ZIP in ZIP code stand for?


anne57 said...

I've got nothing on this. I'll take a guess that the answer to 3 is the United States.

J. Bowman said...

1. A soccer ball
2. Two: the Hooded Pitohui, and the Ifrita. Both are apparently indigenous to Papua New Guinea.
3. The U.S., which I thought was way too obvious an answer.
4. The silver dollar. I thought he was also on the dime. I hereby apologize to any descendants of Franklin Delano Roosevelt who may be reading this.
5. Robert Zimmerman
6. Zone Improvement Plan