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Default A Quiz For People Who Know Everything

(1) There'* 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 ball?

(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 them.

( 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'* 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 "*."

"Answers To Quiz"

1. Boxing.

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 minute.

3. Asparagus and rhubarb.

4. Baseball.

5. Strawberry.

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, and ellipses.

9. In Minnesota. The team was originally known as the
Minneapolis Lakers and kept the name when they moved

10. Batter hit by a pitch; passed ball; catcher
interference; catcher drops third strike; fielder'*
choice; and being designated as a pinch runner.

11. Lettuce.

12. Shoes, socks, sandals, sneakers, slippers, skis,
snowshoes, stockings, Stilts.

...Well, now you know! Feel any smarter?
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