"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-18-2012, 04:00 PM   #1
Master Chef
luckytrim's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: southeastern pa.
Posts: 7,347
trivia 9/18

trivia 9/18

One-fourth of the world's population lives on less than $200 per year. Ninety million
people survive on less than $75 a year.

1. What religious figure hosts "The 700 Club"?
2. Who was nick-named "The Man of a Thousand Voices" for his voice work in
3. Under what name did raspy-voiced dee-jay Robert Smith achieve wide fame?
4. What actor portrayed controversial comedian Lenny Bruce in the 1974 bio-pic,
5. Located in New Jersey, what is the only State University that was begun in the colonial
6. Who was the original host of "JEOPARDY"?
7. Name the 1970 title role that won George C. Scott an Oscar.
8. What sort of a critter comes in a "Hellbender" variety?
Charles Goodyear, the inventor of vulcanized rubber, began his first experiments with the
material while in jail.
4. Dustin Hoffman
5. Rutgers
8. salamander
Goodyear was imprisoned for debt twice, spending his savings to find a way to prevent
rubber from melting in summer and becoming brittle in winter. In 1834, while in debtor's
prison, Goodyear began experiments introducing various powders to rubber.
In 1839, while surviving on charity, he stumbled on the additive that would lead to
vulcanized rubber. Despite patenting the process, Goodyear died $200,000 in debt. Six
of his children would reap the rewards of the patent, but another six died of malnutrition.


Walk with the person who's searching for truth........ run from the person who says they've found it !
luckytrim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2012, 04:40 PM   #2
Certified Cake Maniac
LPBeier's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: The Great "Wet" North, Surrey, BC
Posts: 18,798
Okay, I am not doing well with these lately!

I got 4 right and should have known another 3.
"Variety is not just the spice of life, it is the key to life" - Chef Michael Smith

LPBeier is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:53 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.