Join me at 6:20am every morning as we fire up the neurons with useless trivia that you just can't resist. We call this THE BRAINBUSTER. Or just BRAINBUSTER would be fine. You put a THE in front of it and people may start taking it seriously.
Enjoy! We'll post each day's answers here everyday!
BRAINBUSTER: no Winter Olympic medals have ever been won by a _________ nation. A what nation?
ANSWER: a "TROPICAL" nation..
Although traditionally associated with cold weather nations, the Winter Olympics have also had participation from several tropical nations. The typical climate of these nations is not conducive to participation in winter sports, and no Winter Olympic medals have ever been won by a tropical nation. Probably because of that, their entries are a subject of human interest stories during the Games.
BRAINBUSTER: Martin Luther King Jr. was a big fan of this TV show and had to convince one of the actors to not quit the show. What show was that?
ANSWER: STAR TREK - Dr. King actually talked actress Nichell Nichols ("Lt. Uhura") into NOT quitting the show like was planning to do.
According to Wikipedia He said she "could not give up" because she was playing a vital role model for black children and young women across the country, as well as for other children who would see blacks appearing as equals."
BRAINBUSTER: If you’re a single guy looking for love this New Year, you need to carry one of these around. Carry a what?
ANSWER: A GUITAR CASE
Carrying a guitar can increase the chances of you getting a date by a third, according to a study by researchers from the University of South Brittany. The study found that women were 31% more likely to give their number to a man carrying a guitar - double the amount of people who would give their number to the same man when he was empty-handed. But this technique only works if you’re a man, women are not seen any more or less attractive if they carry a musical instrument.
BRAINBUSTER: according to a survey of more than 1,000 U.S. tablet owners, 10% said this was the place they used their devices to make purchases. Where?
ANSWER: THE BATHROOM
Ten percent of respondents admitted that they had bought something while on the john, or at least in its vicinity. The bathroom actually placed last out of all locations in the home, after the living room (44 percent), bedroom (23 percent), kitchen (19 percent), outside (14 percent) and bathroom (10 percent)..