Stuff My Sisters Will Like

To Jenny, Katie and Laura, From Their Brother, Victor

Film Trivia: Best Pictures Saying 1,000 Words March 14, 2015

Filed under: Movies,Neat,Stuff,Trivia — Fr. Victor Feltes @ 8:00 am

Each of the ten images below are moments from Best Picture Academy Award winning films. Can you guess their titles? (They appear in chronological order.) Highlight below the pictures to reveal the answers.

Film 1

Answer: Gone with the Wind, 1939

Film 2

Ben-Hur, 1959

Film 3

West Side Story, 1961

Film 4

Lawrence of Arabia, 1962

Film 5

My Fair Lady, 1964

Film 6

The Sound of Music, 1965

Film 7

A Man for All Seasons, 1966

Film 8

Chariots of Fire, 1981

Film 9

Forrest Gump, 1994

Film 10

The Artist, 2011



Racism Trivia: “That’s Racist !/?” March 13, 2015

Filed under: Funny,Silly Studies,Stuff,Trivia — Fr. Victor Feltes @ 8:00 am

In February 2015, each of the exact phrases below were Google-searched. Some returned at least one sincere link accusing racism, while others returned none. Can you guess which people or things below were alleged to be “Racist” and which were “Not Racist.” Highlight the text below to reveal the answers.

  1. “Anne of Green Gables is racist”  Answer: “Not Racist”
  2. “CNN is racist”  “Racist” (6,690 links)
  3. “Dogs are racist”  “Racist” (10,600 links)
  4. “Dungeons and Dragons is racist”  “Racist” (144 links)
  5. “Hollywood is racist”  “Racist” (18,900 links)
  6. “La Crosse is racist” “Not Racist”
  7. “McDonalds is racist”  “Racist” (14,600 links)
  8. “NFL football is racist”  “Not Racist”
  9. “Pope Francis is racist”  “Not Racist”
  10. “Pride and Prejudice is racist”  “Not Racist”
  11. “Scott Walker is racist”  “Racist” (3,050 links)
  12. “SNL is racist”  “Racist” (2,040 links)
  13. “Soviet propaganda was racist”  “Not Racist”
  14. “Synchronized swimming is racist”  “Not Racist”
  15. “The Big Bang Theory is racist”  “Racist” (1,450 links)
  16. “The fashion industry is racist”  “Racist” (3,350 links)
  17. “Time zones are racist”  “Not Racist”
  18. “Titanic is racist”  “Not Racist”
  19. “To Kill a Mockingbird is racist”  “Racist” (3,580 links)
  20. “Yodeling is racist”  “Not Racist”

Literature Trivia: Famous Last Words March 12, 2015

Filed under: Neat,Stuff,Trivia — Fr. Victor Feltes @ 8:00 am

Below are the last words of famous texts. Can you name their titles? (They are listed in chronological order.) Highlight the text below to reveal the answers.

  1. “The one who gives this testimony says, ‘Yes, I am coming soon.’ Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!
    The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all.” Answer: The Book of Revelation / The Bible (c. 90 AD)
  2. “And for the support of this Declaration,
    with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence,
    we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”  The Declaration of Independence (1776)
  3. “‘And so,’ as Tiny Tim observed, ‘God bless Us, Every One!'”  A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (1843)
  4. ‘It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done;
    it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.’  A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (1859)
  5. “Tomorrow, I’ll think of some way to get him back.
    After all, tomorrow is another day.”  Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell (1936)
  6. “The creatures outside looked from pig to man,
    and from man to pig, and from pig to man again;
    but already it was impossible to say which was which.  Animal Farm by George Orwell(1945)
  7. “He loved Big Brother.”   1984 by George Orwell (1949)
  8. “‘Come, Boy, sit down… and rest.’ And the tree was happy.”  The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein (1964)
  9. “So… be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray
    or Mordecai Ale Van Allen O’Shea,
    you’re off to Great Places! Today is your day!
    Your mountain is waiting. So…get on your way!”  Oh! the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss (1990)
  10. “Very few castaways can claim to have survived so long at sea as Mr. Patel,
    and none in the company of an adult Bengal tiger.”  Life of Pi by Yann Martel (2001)

Fictional Bar Trivia: Who Would Dr. Who Meet? March 11, 2015

Filed under: Movies,Neat,Sci-fi,Stuff,Trivia,TV — Fr. Victor Feltes @ 8:00 am

Imagine the time-traveler, Dr. Who, walked into the following bars. Can you name someone whom he would meet there? Highlight the text below to reveal the answers.

  1. Mos Eisley Cantina a long, long time ago.  Answer: Han, Luke, Obi-wan, Chewbacca, Guido, etc. (Star Wars)
  2. Rick’s Café Américain in 1941 (excluding Rick.)  Sam, Ilsa, Victor, Renault (Casablanca)
  3. Martini’s on December 24, 1945 (excluding Mr. Martini.)  George, Clarence (It’s A Wonderful Life)
  4. The Tropicana in 1954.  Lucy, Ricky (I Love Lucy)
  5. The Electric Psychedelic Pussycat Swingers Club in 1967.  Austin, Dr. Evil (Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery)
  6. Cheers in 1987.  Sam, Norm, Cliff, etc. (Cheers)
  7. Moe’s Tavern in 1992. (excluding Moe)  Homer, Barney, etc. (Simpsons)
  8. Central Perk in 1999.  Rachel, Joey, Monica, etc. (Friends)
  9. The Drunken Clam in 2009.  Peter, Quagmire, etc. (Family Guy)
  10. Ten-Forward in 2364.  Picard, Guinan, Data etc. (Star Trek: The Next Generation)

Great Leader Trivia: Abraham, Mahatmas, & Joan March 10, 2015

Filed under: History,Neat,Stuff,Trivia — Fr. Victor Feltes @ 8:00 am
  • Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) was the 16th President of the United States.
  • Mahatmas Gandhi (1869-1948) was the Father of Indian Independence.
  • St. Joan of Arc (1412-1431) was the Liberator of France.

The answers to the questions below are either Lincoln, Gandhi, or Joan of Arc. Highlight the text below to reveal the answers.

  1. Has a middle name.  Gandhi
  2. Read the Bible daily.  Lincoln
  3. Earned a law degree.  Gandhi
  4. Reported hearing voices that other people couldn’t hear.  Joan of Arc
  5. Had two pet cats and sometimes picked one up to “talk to it for half an hour at a time.”  Lincoln
  6. No one has won the Academy Award for Best Actor or Actress portraying this person.  Joan of Arc
  7. Opposed vaccination as “a barbarous practice.”  Gandhi
  8. Never did time as a prisoner behind bars.  Lincoln
  9. Died on a Holy Saturday morning.  Lincoln
  10. Called by Mark Twain “easily and by far the most extraordinary person the human race has ever produced.”  Joan of Arc
  11. Featured on a British postage stamp twenty-one years after death.  Gandhi

Directional Trivia: Left or Right? March 9, 2015

Filed under: Neat,Stuff,Trivia — Fr. Victor Feltes @ 8:00 am

The answers to the questions below are either Left or Right. Highlight the text below to reveal the answers.

  1. Facing forward, port is on which side of a ship? Answer: Left
  2. Airplane wings bear red and green lights. Facing forward, which wingtip is green?  Right
  3. Which direction are you facing after eleven 90° right-hand turns?  Left
  4. Which side of the penny does Abraham Lincoln face?  Right
  5. “Sinister” is Latin for what?  Left
  6. Which handed is President Barack Obama?  Left
  7. In chess, facing the black pieces, the white queen starts on which side of her king?  Left
  8. Facing a dart board, the “1” is on which side of the “20?”  Right
  9. To which direction do you step when dancing the Time Warp?  Right
  10. On which side of the road do people drive on in Japan?  Left

Food People Trivia: Fictitious or Real March 8, 2015

Filed under: Neat,Stuff,Trivia — Fr. Victor Feltes @ 8:00 am

The names below are associated with famous food products. Some of these names were merely advertisers’ creations, while others belong actual people made famous by their brands. Highlight the text below to reveal which were people were Fictitious and which were Real.

  1. Aunt Jemima (Breakfast foods) Answer:  Fictitious
  2. Uncle Ben (Rice)  Real
  3. Mrs. Butterworth (Syrup)  Fictitious
  4. Mrs. Fields (Cookies)  Real
  5. Betty Crocker (Cooking products)  Fictitious
  6. Ronald McDonald (Fast food)  Fictitious
  7. Col. Sanders (Fried chicken)  Real
  8. Dr. Pepper (Soda)  Fictitious
  9. Chef Boyardee (Canned pasta)  Real
  10. Orville Redenbacher (Popcorn)  Real