DC ON VACATION UNTIL WEDNESDAY APRIL 19th!
We’ll talk story in a few weeks, gang! Kaohu James “KJ” will be filling in. Until then, enjoy these past Brainbusters! Mahalo! -DC
Monday April 10th, 2023
BRAINBUSTER: A national survey shows that the average American adult hasn’t done this outdoor activity in more than nine years…What is it?
Answer: Ride a Bicycle
GROUP OF HONOR: people who bring Easter candy to work.
Friday April 7th, 2023
BRAINBUSTER: if you were headed to the mainland for vacation, the overall average cost of this activity is $86 per person and over $300 for a family of 4. What is it?
Answer: Attending an MLB Game!
GROUP OF HONOR: people who realize all of their favorite shows come with a “viewer discretion advised” warning.
Thursday April 6th, 2023
BRAINBUSTER: 25% of us are willing to pay someone to do this task at home. I don’t mind doing it myself because it’s the only time I feel like a handyman, which I am not. What task is that?
Answer: assemble furniture
GROUP OF HONOR families who form household search parties when they can’t find the TV remote.
Wednesday April 5th, 2023
BRAINBUSTER: 82% of people say it’s NOT okay to do this in a restaurant, unless it’s specifically allowed?
ANSWER: bring in outside food
GROUP OF HONOR: people who read texts they receive in that person’s voice.
Tuesday April 4th, 2023
BRAINBUSTER: 24% of people do not know how change the BLANK their car. Change the what?
Answer-TIME on their CLOCK change the clock.
GROUP OF HONOR: people who notice the “shake well” instruction on something after they’ve opened it.
Monday April 3rd, 2023
BRAINBUSTER: Nationwide, pharmacists say this is the question they get asked the most by customers. What is it?
Answer: “Can I drink alcohol with this?”
GROUP OF HONOR: Hawaii people who have different slippers for different occasions.
Friday March 31st, 2023
TODAY’S BRAINBUSTER: A recent survey asked people for their “alternative sleep spots,” and 51% said the couch. That makes sense. But 30% said their favorite alternative sleep spot is on top of this. Top of what?
ANSWER: on top of LAUNDRY!
GROUP OF HONOR: people who know it’s April Fool’s Day and STILL fall for a good one.
Thursday March 30th, 2023
BRAINBUSTER: One in eleven married men will lose their ______in the first three months after the wedding.
Answer: WEDDING RING – They will lose or misplace their wedding ring.
GROUP OF HONOR: anyone who wore something with their favorite baseball team logo on it. Yay opening day!
Wednesday March 29th, 2023
BRAINBUSTER: JEOPARDY STYLE. The answer is 644. What is the question?
A: How many people have been in space?
There are only 644 people who’ve been in space. The definition of being in space is at least 50 miles above Earth.
GROUP OF HONOR: people who get nostalgic when they hear old tech noises. Rotary phones…dial up modems..typewriters..
Tuesday March 28th, 2023
BRAINBUSTER: If You Are Average, You Will Have 155 Of These In Your Lifetime. Hopefully you’ll use one at least once a day. What?
ANSWER – TOOTHBRUSHES
GROUP OF HONOR: people watching Jeopardy who’s categories are right in their wheelhouse.
Monday March 27th, 2023
BRAINBUSTER: 59% Of People Say They Find THIS Place Stressful. What is it? We had guesses like the DENTIST and DOCTOR or SHOPPING
ANSWER – THE AIRPORT
GROUP OF HONOR: that person who could twist the lid off the jar after nobody else could. Well done you.
Friday March 24th, 2023
BRAINBUSTER: According to a survey, 52% of Americans started planning this this month. What?
Answer: A vacation
GROUP OF HONOR: normally reserved people who burp loudly at home.
Thursday March 23rd, 2023
BRAINBUSTER: One in five Americans admit to driving while BLANK on a regular basis. Driving while what?
ANSWER: Driving while ANGRY
GROUP OF HONOR: people who, when a waiter/waitress warns them that the plate is hot, touch it anyway.
Wednesday March 22nd, 2023
TODAY’S BRAINBUSTER: So today IS Wednesday. They say the best time to do THIS is Wednesday, early in the morning. Do what?
ANSWER: grocery shopping
Finally, truly the best day of the week to go grocery shopping is Wednesday, early in the morning. While new deals will be starting, old deals will probably still be in place too. Plus, you’ll have access to fresh products and a quiet store.
GROUP OF HONOR: people who google a word just to know how to spell it.
Tuesday March 21st, 2023
BRAINBUSTER: New research shows that Wednesday is the best day of the week to do this?
A: Take the day off from work
A professor at the University of Texas who focuses on time and communication found the best day of the week to take off is WEDNESDAY.
Here’s why. We all get into a routine of five days of work, then the two-day weekend. When we take a Wednesday off, we go: Two days of work, day off, two days of work, two days off.
When we break up our rhythm like that, it breaks us out of our routines. You should feel less stressed and overwhelmed at work because you’re not staring down yet another five-day week.
GROUP OF HONOR: people who say “thank you” to automatic doors.
Monday March 20th, 2023
BRAINBUSTER: almost everyone owns one, but less than 50% of people fix this when it breaks. When what breaks?
ANSWER – CELL PHONE SCREEN
GROUP OF HONOR: people who have “lucky” clothes. Clothing that gives them good luck.
Friday March 17th, 2023
BRAINBUSTER: There are ten cities in the US that have this Irish name. What are they?
ANSWER: Cities named Dublin
GROUP OF HONOR: people who wore green today COMPLETELY by coincidence.
Thursday March 16th, 2023
BRAINBUSTER: The average person says they need three of these. What are they?
GROUP OF HONOR: people who back into their parking space.
Wednesday March 15th, 2023
BRAINBUSTER: Nearly 40% of people have lied to this professional? What professional have we lied to?
ANSWER: hairdresser about liking a haircut
GROUP OF HONOR: people who say “goodbye” to a dropped call even though nobody is on the line anymore.
Tuesday March 14th, 2023
BRAINBUSTER: Consumption of this food will increase 70% this week. What?
Answer: Cabbage (St. Patrick’s Day is this Friday)
GROUP OF HONOR: people who use Pi Day as an excuse to eat pie.
Monday March 13th, 2023
BRAINBUSTER: Polls show that you are twice as likely to have one of these in your house if you are over the age of 50… what is it?
Answer: A phone book
GROUP OF HONOR: people who act like they scored a game winning 3 pointer when they toss something into the garbage at work. YESSS March Madness on the brain
Friday March 10th, 2023
BRAINBUSTER: There have only been three films that have won 11 Academy Awards. Can you name one?
Ben-Hur (1959): nominated in 12 of the 15 possible categories
Titanic (1997): nominated in 14 of the 17 possible categories
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003): nominated in 11 of the 17 possible categories
GROUP OF HONOR: people who give themselves wall corner massages.
Thursday March 9th, 2023
BRAINBUSTER: A poll finds that 10% of people bring their own BLANK when they stay in a hotel. Bring their own what?
Answer: Bring their own SHEETS
GROUP OF HONOR: people who google urban slang more than they care to admit. What are these people saying?
Wednesday March 8th, 2023
BRAINBUSTER: Men are twice as likely as women to do this in the month of March. What?
Answer: Call in sick
GROUP OF HONOR: the person at your big lunch who appoints themselves the TIP FIGURE OUTTER.
Friday March 3rd, 2023
BRAINBUSTER: No matter how old your car is, there’s one item 37% of us say they’ve never used before. What?
Answer: Horn (Really??! 37 %)
GROUP OF HONOR: that friend who’s suddenly become a pickleball freak.
Thursday March 2nd, 2023
SPORTS BRAINBUSTER? HOCKEY – This has only happened 13 times in the history of the NHL. It just happened last week.
ANSWER: A goalie scored a goal.
GROUP OF HONOR: people who keep a big stash of keys because they don’t remember what they are for.
Wednesday March 1st, 2023
TODAY’S BRAINBUSTER: According to a poll, what’s the #1 thing people would have difficulty abstaining from for 40 days?
Answer: Watching TV/Streaming 29%, Caffeine 19%, Social Networking and Chocolate tied at 11%
GROUP OF HONOR: Hawaii people who KNOW their outdoor plans automatically affect the weather.
Tuesday February 28th, 2023
BRAINBUSTER: A survey of 2-thousand adults finds that couples tend to bicker about things around the house. And the biggest thing that sparked an argument was not doing this. Didn’t do what?
ANSWER: NOT TURNING LIGHTS OFF AFTER LEAVING THE ROOM.
The top 10 most common things couples bicker about:
Not turning lights off after leaving the room 19%
Not wiping down kitchen counters and surfaces 19%
Leaving wet towels lying around 17%
What to watch on TV 16%
Who pays the bills 12%
What the thermostat should be set to 12%
Not loading the dishwasher correctly 11%
Wearing shoes inside the house 11%
Not double locking the doors at night 7%
Leaving windows open when one goes out 5%
GROUP OF HONOR: people who get flustered when they rearrange the grocery store.
Monday February 27th, 2023
BRAINBUSTER: 1 in 3 Americans admit they haven’t done this since High School. What?
Answer: Read a book
GROUP OF HONOR: people who still use old slang from the past. Gadzooks! Groovy!
Friday February 24th, 2023
BRAINBUSTER: 72% of Americans, under 24, could not identify or have never seen this once common classroom item.
ANSWER: an overhead projector
GROUP OF HONOR: people who had to memorize something in childhood and still remember it.
Thursday February 23rd, 2023
BRAINBUSTER: As of 2-weeks ago, 22% of Americans have done this since the start of 2023…just over half have SORT OF done it. Done what?
ANSWER: stuck to their New Year’s Resolution!
GROUP OF HONOR: people who speak a fictional language.
Wednesday February 22nd, 2023
BRAINBUSTER: The average American thinks they could do this 39 times a day if they had to. What is it?
GROUP OF HONOR: people who eat over the sink.
Tuesday February 21st, 2023
BRAINBUSTER: On average, it takes less than 5 seconds to determine if you like this or not. Like what?
ANSWER: if you LIKE A SONG
New York University researchers found that it takes less than five seconds. The study, published in the journal Music Perception, notes that it isn’t the musical notes that hook listeners, it’s the “general vibe” of the track.
GROUP OF HONOR: people who learn a new word and then suddenly start seeing it everywhere.
Monday February 20th, 2023
BRAINBUSTER: 48% of Americans don’t know how to open the BLANK in their car. Open their what?
Answer: Open the hood!
GROUP OF HONOR: people who work in the rain.
Friday February 17th, 2023
BRAINBUSTER: Only one in eleven people who play this instrument took actual lessons.
ANSWER: the Harmonica
GROUP OF HONOR: people who don’t have the time to use an air hand dryer.
Thursday February 16th, 2023
BRAINBUSTER: 35% of people do this without the help of a computer?
Answer – their TAXES!
GROUP OF HONOR: drivers who are jubilant that the scary engine noise is NOT coming from their car but the one in front of them.
Wednesday February 15th, 2023
BRAINBUSTER: For those on a dating app, having this in your profile picture will help you look more attractive?
Answer – a cat!
Forget the “lonely cat lady” stereotype: a new poll suggests that when it comes to romance, cat owners are doing just fine, if not better.
GROUP OF HONOR: that person in the car who reads signs out loud.
Tuesday February 14th, 2023
Happy Valentines Day
BRAINBUSTER: the most popular color for roses is red, followed by what color?
After red (69%), the second most popular color for roses is white (38%), pink (37%), followed by mixed colors of roses (31%), yellow (29%), peach/coral (28%), purple/lavender (26%), and orange (26%). But it ain’t all comin’ up roses – 45% go with “mixed flowers.”
GROUP OF HONOR: people who say VALENTIMES.
Monday February 13th, 2023
Welcome back from Super Bowl weekend!
BRAINBUSTER: retailers notice a 20% increase in the sale of THIS on the day after the Super Bowl. Sale of what?
GROUP OF HONOR: people who watch something so good you just let the credits roll.
Friday February 10th, 2023
BRAINBUSTER: THIS thing happened at a pro football game for the first time in 1984. The first what?
ANSWER: The first “Gatorade shower.”
The “Gatorade shower” dates back to 1984, when New York Giants nose tackle Jim Burt dumped a cooler on his head coach, Bill Parcells. The team continued to give Parcells Gatorade showers, and it went mainstream during the Giants’ championship run in 1986.
GROUP OF HONOR: people who take a picture of their odometer clicking over a major milestone.
Thursday February 9th, 2023
BRAINBUSTER: A survey says about 20% of men use their favorite BLANK as a computer password. A favorite what?
Answer: Their favorite SPORTS TEAM
GROUP OF HONOR: people who are just annoyed by everything. They can’t help it. And that’s okay. We see you, a person irritated by everything!
Wednesday February 8th, 2023
BRAINBUSTER: There are an estimated 5000 janitors in the US that have one of these. One of these what?
According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, there are 5,000 janitors in the U.S. with a PhD degree. This shows that people with the highest level of education are unable to get jobs in their field right now. There is nothing wrong with being a janitor but we could all agree that someone with a PhD might be overqualified for that job.
GROUP OF HONOR: that person in the car in front of you that nudges up a bit so you can make a right turn.
Tuesday February 7th, 2023
BRAINBUSTER: 60% of us admit we have NO idea how to do this when it comes to vehicle maintenance. Do what?
ANSWER – CHANGE THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS
GROUP OF HONOR: people who have a “ritual” they do before the plane takes off.
Friday February 3rd, 2023
BRAINBUSTER: according to a new survey, almost half of Americans think that THIS is the biggest Super Bowl party fail. What is it?
ANSWER: RUNNING OUT OF SNACKS
Half (49%) of Americans say that running out of snacks at a Super Bowl party is worse than their team losing the game, according to a new Snack Index poll from Frito Lay.
Many game watchers think it should start earlier, with millennials (36%) and Gen Z (26%) most eager for an early kickoff.
Snacks make a great icebreaker, as 59% say they’ve bonded over snack preferences with folks they’ve struggled to make small talk with, including in-laws, coworkers and strangers in the checkout line.
GROUP OF HONOR: people who keep stubbing their toe in the exact same place over and over again.
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 2nd, 2023
BRAINBUSTER: a new poll shows Americans would pay the most to never deal with this condition ever again. Deal with what?
ANSWER: insomnia or lack of sleep
The average price Americans would be willing to pay to never deal with these conditions again:
Stomach-aches or cramps: $12,137
Acne or pimples: $11,219
Throwing up: $10,373
GROUP OF HONOR: people who pronounce the T in DUCT tape!
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 1st, 2023
According to a study, this is the number one pet peeve of dads. What?
Answer: Leaving the lights on
GROUP OF HONOR: people who still have old classic board games in their closet.