Oh look! If you’re on this page, you’re probably the lucky recipient of one of my business cards. Thank you for talking to me, finding me interesting or pulling my name out of a fishbowl so I could win a free lunch. I really like lunch. Anyway, the answers to all the questions on my cards are on this page.
If you were feasting your eyes upon my coccyx, what part of my body would you be glaring at?
The coccyx is your tailbone, so you’re probably glaring at my butt. I don’t blame you.
What cartoon character’s official height and weight are five apples and three apples?
According to Sanrio, Hello Kitty’s official height is five apples, and her weight is three apples. Her head accounts for approximately half of her total body mass.
Which salad is made from diced apples, celery, and walnuts in mayonnaise?
The Waldorf Salad, named for the Waldorf hotel in New York City, was created sometime in the late 1890s and is completely disgusting.
Which country’s Olympic athletes sport the letters RSA on their vests?
It’s not Rhodesia (that’s Zimbabwe now) but the Republic of South Africa. The only other Olympic abbreviations that start with R are Russia (RUS), Rwanda (RWA) and Romania (ROU).
Which film won Stephen Spielberg seven Academy Awards in March 1994?
There’s two ways you could take this:
- None of them, because Spielberg’s first name is spelled with a “v” and not a “ph.” If you said that, good for you, pedant.
- Schindler’s List won seven Academy Awards in 1994. Technically, only two of them directly went to Spielberg, but the movie won seven.
Which parts of the human body are separated by the glabella?
The glabella is the skin between the eyebrows and above the nose. If you pinch your glabella and it remains extended instead of stretching back to normal, you may be dehydrated.
The name of which Central American country means “land of trees”?
“Guatemala” comes from the Nahualt word Cuauhtēmallān whichh means “land of trees.” Almost half of Guatemala’s population is indigenous.
What are the names of the two old guys in the balcony on “The Muppet Show”?
Waldorf (the short, round one) and Statler (the tall, oblong one) are the two old cynics heckling the stage of The Muppet Show. Both Muppets are named after New York City hotels (and not after disgusting salads).
In the Harry Potter series of books, what is the name of Harry’s pet owl?
Hedwig was given to Harry Potter by Hagrid as a birthday present. Also, Hedwig is the name of a genderqueer East German glam rock musician from the musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch. (I can’t wait to see what SEO benefits that last sentence gives my site.)
Which astronaut was the first to hit a golf ball on the moon?
Alan Shepard brought a club and golf ball onto Apollo 14 and subsequently the moon. Under the conditions of the moon and taking into consideration a less-than-ideal swing encumbered by a space suit, theoretical astrophysicist and ScienceBlogs writer Ethan Siegel posits that the ball Shepard hit could have travelled 2.5 miles. Take that, Happy Gilmore.