Miscellaneous Page-a-Day Calendar Facts by BoyerA

Champion(s):

LuskT
Giggity.


Runner(s)-Up:

Bix32
Hoops, Hosses, and Trivia


Quiz Description

A collection of miscellaneous (unconfirmed) facts from page-a-day calendar pages that I’ve saved over the years.

Full Results:

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1 LuskT 650 97 00
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2 Bix32 591 93 00
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3 DiGeorgeL 583 88 40
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4 AdamKing 515 84 40
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6 LaudermithM 294 75 00
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7 osxpert 257 70 00
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8 FryedBetaKappa 239 65 00
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9 Okrent 221 61 00
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10 WatsonG 199 56 00
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11 ConnorA 162 52 00
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12 WeikleB 153 47 00
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13 Timm 144 43 00
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14 cruzich 117 38 00
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15 VenguswamyK 104 34 00
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17 RalliP 77 20 00
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17 Vintsanity 77 20 00
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20 RaiaB 0 6 00
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20 MercureT 0 6 00
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Questions:

[S is for Stupid] Name one of the two future U.S. Presidents who were arrested in Vermont in 1791 “for the crime of carriage riding on a Sunday”.

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THOMAS JEFFERSON, JAMES MADISON

[Book Lover’s Calendar] Name the rock star who wrote one of his best-known songs in Jamaica, at the same desk that was used by Ian Fleming to write the James Bond novels.

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STING (“Every Breath You Take”)

[Book Lover’s Calendar] The first known uses of the words “T-shirt” and “daiquiri” were in what writer’s first novel? (The book’s title was also used as the title of a Star Trek episode.)

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F. SCOTT FITZGERALD (“This Side of Paradise”)

[Book Lover’s Calendar] When he had writer’s block, who “climbed mulberry trees in the nude to stimulate his imagination”?

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D.H. LAWRENCE

[Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Calendar] The Beatles’ song “Come Together” was inspired by a request from what person who intended to run for governor of California?

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TIMOTHY LEARY

[Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Calendar] A certain species of quelea is the world’s most abundant type of what animal, “with a population of around 10 billion”?

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BIRD

[Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Calendar] Humpty Dumpty was the nickname of a real object on the wall of St. Mary’s Church in Colchester, England in the 17th century. It did fall to the ground during the English Civil War. Obviously not an egg, what was Humpty Dumpty?

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A CANNON

[Star Trek] The episodes “Miri” and “The City on the Edge of Forever” used exterior sets from what concurrently-running series on a different network? That series was, per Wikipedia, “a semi-spin-off from an episode of The Danny Thomas Show.

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THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW

[The DUH! Awards] Before becoming a revolutionary military leader, Ho Chi Minh held what position at the Carlton Hotel in London?

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ASSISTANT PASTRY CHEF (possibly an urban legend) or WAITER (per a blue plaque at the site)

[Who Wants to be a Millionaire] Which U.S. President “was the first to win the popular vote in three consecutive presidential elections”?

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ANDREW JACKSON

[Who Wants to be a Millionaire] “Before becoming Elvis Presley’s home, what was the primary use of the estate known as Graceland?”

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CATTLE FARM

[Major League Baseball] Pitcher Joe Niekro hit the only home run of his 22-year career on May 29, 1976. Who was the opposing pitcher?

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HIS BROTHER PHIL