Ken Dooley sent along this "Quiz for People who know Everything":
1. There's one "sport" in which neither the
spectators nor the participants know the score or
the leader until the contest ends. What is it?
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. Name the only sport in which the ball is always
in possession of the team on defense, and the
offensive team can score without touching the
5. What fruit has its seeds on the outside?
6. 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?
7. Only three words in standard English begin with
the letters "dw." They are all common. Name two of
8. There are fourteen punctuation marks in English
grammar. Can you name half of them?
9. Where are the lakes that are referred to in the
"Los Angeles Lakers?"
10. There are seven ways a baseball player can
legally reach first base without getting a hit.
Taking a base on balls--- a walk--- is one way.
Name the other six.
11. It's the only vegetable or fruit that is never
sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any
other form but fresh. What is it?
12. Name six or more things that you can wear on
your feet that begin with the letter "S."
2. 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 over it every
3. Asparagus and rhubarb.
6. The pear 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 whole growing season. When the
pears are ripe, they are snipped off at the stems.
7. Dwarf, dwell, and dwindle.
8. Period, comma, colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen,
apostrophe, question mark, exclamation point,
quotation marks, brackets, parenthesis, braces,
9. In Minnesota. The team was originally known as
the Minneapolis Lakers and kept the name when they
10. Batter hit by a pitch; passed ball; catcher
interference; catcher drops third strike;
fielder's choice; and being designated as a pinch
12. Shoes, socks, sandals, sneakers, slippers,
skis, snowshoes, stockings.