Trivia Thursday~~January 21, 2021

Are you ready for our 37th edition of Trivia Thursday? This week’s theme is TV Shows and Movies. Think you know the answers? Are you up to the challenge?

As usual the trivia questions will be listed with a short story below which has the answers hidden with in it. Some answers are obvious while others might be harder to figure out. The answers are posted in the comment section. Do you think you can solve them?

Please feel free to leave comment and let us know how you did.

Ready…. Set… Go…..  Have Fun

Questions

  1. Finish the title of the sitcom that launched Will Smith in to stardom. “The Fresh _____ Of Bel Air”.
  2. What is Dr. Leonard McCoy’s nickname on “Star Trek”?
  3. From which planet are Saturday Night Live’s famous skit “Coneheads” from?
  4. “ALF” the 1980’s NBC sitcom is from what cat eating planet?
  5. On what show do contestants select numbered briefcases filled with money?
  6. What long-running drama series spent half of each show apprehending a suspect and the other half prosecuting them?
  7. On what Lane does the Addams family live on?
  8. Complete the title for this Kevin Costner film. “Field of_______”.
  9. What are the colours of the four Teletubbies?
  10. What word is missing from these two James Bond movies?  “You ____ Live Twice” and “For Your Eyes _____

Story

In a land called Remulak, a young prince named Melmac was heading to his grandparent’s cottage. He loved visiting them and their garden filled with beautiful colours. The natural purple, red, yellow and green tapestry filled his heart with joy and peace. As he watched the birds, butterflies and animals frolic and forage in the garden he would make up stories about their adventures.

As he ventured over the hill and through the meadow Prince Malmac noticed a pile of bones in the middle of the path.  Cautiously and curiously he proceeded to inspect the pile. “These were not here yesterday when I passed through.” he thought to himself. 

They appeared to be old and dried up almost like they were dug up from a grave in the cemetery.  He remembered his grandmother telling him stories of grave robbers. Yet he thought they had all but disappeared after the new sheriff had brought law & order to the land.

He quickly hurried on his way to inform his grandparent about what he had found so they could contact the sheriff.  Suddenly a shadowy figure jumped out from behind an old oak tree.

“Hello there lad, where are you off to in such a hurry?” A man with a scar across his face ominously asked.

Malmac was almost frozen in place, if only he could get over that last hill where he’d be safe at his grandparents. 

In a soft voice he replied, “Oh I am just heading over the hill, my family is waiting for me. And I am quite late. I am sure they are on their way now looking for me.” Trying to avoid any sinister plans this intimidating man could have, Melmac told a white lie about being late.

“Well I just want to know if you would be interested in buying some trinkets I have?” The man inquired almost oblivious to what Malmac had just told him.  He opened his hand to reveal a small bracelet and a few pieces of costume jewelry. 

“Girls have dreams about these treasures. I am sure you must have a fair lass you like to impress.  All I ask is for that scarlet ring you are wearing. It cannot be worth as much as what I am offering you.”

Malmac looked at his ring; it was a gift from his grandfather, a family heirloom so he was told.

“Well lad, is it a deal or no deal?” The man harshly raised his voice.

“No Deal” Malmac screamed as he sidestepped the man and raced towards the hill.

He was quicker yet he could hear the man yelling “Get back here you willful lad, Get back here now!!  I want that ring and I am going to get it.”

Malmac’s heart was racing and beating so hard he could hear it in his ears.  He made it over the hill and up the lane to his Grandparent’s cottage.  To his relief, he noticed they were outside with the sheriff. 

“Help, Help there is a strange man chasing me” He hollered as he ran straight into his grandmother’s arms.

The sheriff got on his horse and head down the path over the hill.  

Malmac’s grandmother comforted him as he told them what had happen.  His grandfather face turned beet red with frustration and anger and said, “It okay, the sheriff will find him. We know who he is and he cannot hide much longer.”

His grandmother led him to the garden and when Melmac saw the beauty before him all the fear, anxiety and dread left him.  The butterflies flew about his head and the birds serenaded him with their sweet melody. It was almost as if they knew he needed them more than ever.

Trivia Thursday~~ January 7, 2021

Are you ready for our 35th edition of Trivia Thursday and the first one for 2021? Today’s theme is all about January. Each question is related to the month of January in some way. Think you know the answers? Are you up to the challenge?

As usual the trivia questions will be listed with a short story below which has the answers hidden with in it. Some answers are obvious while others might be harder to figure out. The answers are posted in the comment section. Do you think you can solve them?

Please feel free to leave comment and let us know how you did.

Ready…. Set… Go…..  Have Fun

Questions

  1. How many months were in the Romans’ year before January was added?
  2. January is named after Janus. What was he the god of?
  3. Which 2 flowers are considered the symbol of January?
  4. What is January’s gem?
  5. Finish this line from Shakespeare’s play a Winter’s Tale “The blast of January would blow you through and _________.”
  6. Except for leap years, January always begins on the same day as what other month?
  7. National Trivia Day falls on what day in January?
  8. Which astrological sign is between January 21st and February 20th?
  9. On January 17 1912 Captain Robert Falcon Scott finally reach his goal to reach this place?
  10. What does the Brazilian city, Rio de Janeiro literally translates into English? 

Story

Adjusting her diamond and garnet broach, a young woman with long blond hair opened and walked through the door of the October Authentic Asian Restaurant.  Her sister thought she need a man and set her up on a blind date, even though she did not feel ready. This was the 4th one she set her up on and everyone of them turned out to be a dud. The last one all he could talk about was the South Pole. His obsession was over whelming.

Her sister would always say “All new dates are new chapters in your life until you find your soul mate then it becomes an epic adventure.”

As she walked up to the Maître d’ she could hear Age of Aquarius playing softly in the background.  Oh how she loved that song.  

“Hello, Reservations under January River,  I am meeting Anthony Reed”

“Good Evening Miss River, Mr Reed is already here. He is seated at table 10. Please follow me.” His heavy accent made it almost impossible to understand what he said. 

She followed him and admired the table centre pieces. Each one was different some had Carnations, other Roses. When she arrived at her table she noticed her favorite flowers, Snowdrops, graced the table. 

“Were these signs?” She wondered to herself.

She looked over to the man, with a dark complexion and his hair was a curly dark brown, sitting at the table.

He jump up immediately, “January, I am Anthony, but you can call me Tony.” The sound of his voice made her weak in the knees.

He stretched his hand out to grasp hers.

“Please call me Jan.” she stated as she reached to meet his hand. Suddenly there was a shock of electricity when they touched.  He smiled while she giggled.

“Talk about an electric start.”  He teased as he pulled out her chair.

Deep down something told her tonight was going to be the beginnings of an epic adventure.

Trivia Thursday New~~Year’s Eve 2020

Are you ready for our 34th edition of Trivia Thursday and also our New Year’s Eve edition? Being New Year’s Eve Day this edition has a hodgepodge of New Year theme Trivia questions. Think you know the answers? Are you up to the challenge?

As usual the trivia questions will be listed with a short story below which has the answers hidden with in it. Some answers are obvious while others might be harder to figure out. The answers are posted in the comment section. Do you think you can solve them?

Please feel free to leave comment and let us know how you did.

Ready…. Set… Go…..  Have Fun

Questions

  1. It is a national tradition in Japan to have which Beethoven’s Symphony to be perform every New Year’s since 1940?
  2. What is the music festival held every New Year ’s Eve in the Antarctic called?
  3. In 1907 this New Year’s Eve traditions started in Times Square?
  4. What do the people of Spain at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve eat to bring good luck for the coming year?
  5. What does the New Year’s baby represent?
  6. Robert Burns who wrote “Auld Lang Syne” in 1788 is from what country?
  7. What do the words “Auld Lang Syne” means?
  8. Which ancient country do we have to thank for the New Year’s Eve Kiss?
  9. Which direction does the superstition says that if the wind blows from it, there’s a lot of beautiful weather coming this year?
  10. Finish this folklore:  All ______and_______of the house must be open at midnight to usher out the old year, which clears the way for a promising new year to enter with a fresh, untainted beginning.

Story

The New Year was just about to be ushered in when Sally and James hurried down 9th street. They had not seen each other in 10 years. They had made a pack the last day they saw each other that they would meet 10 years later on New Year ’s Eve; no matter where they were or what they were doing.  The streets were filled with people just waiting to ring in the New Year with cherished loved ones.   

They turned south on to Avenue Rd.  Suddenly the door to Icestock swung open and Sally almost ran right into it. 

“We have to take it a little slower or one of us is going to get hurt. James.” She begged.

“We are almost there you will love it. I found the perfect place but we must hurry it almost midnight.”  He quickly replied as he hurried her along.  She could barely get a glimpse in the windows or doors of the venues they passed by.  Oh how it sounds like they were having fun.  The old saying “When in Rome” kept running through her mind. 

“You haven’t changed a bit.” She raised her voice so he could hear her over the commotion around them. Unexpectedly, they came to a stop. 

“We are here!”. His face beamed with pride.. She looked up to see the name of a Scottish pub with the flag of Scotland hang over it. “The Black Bull”  

She started to laugh, as it brought back memories of the day they first met in a used book store. They both reached for the same book about the old English fairytale “The Black Bull of Norroway”.

“Well what did I tell you? I knew you love it; for old times’ sake or should I say names sake.” His lips curled up into a coy smile she remembered from long ago.

“Got to hurry in or we will miss the ball drop.” He opened the door and ushered her in. Just then they heard “10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, Happy New Years.”

James look deep into Sally’s eyes, “Well, what do you say; a Kiss for a fresh new start?”   

She could not resist his charm; she had missed him so much. The kiss was warm and inviting yet short.

“Are you wearing grapes chap stick still?” He asked while licking his lips with a chuckle. 

“Well you don’t fix what’s not broke.” She bantered back.  Laughing together, they walk up to the bar to order their drinks.