Thursday, January 24, 2008

Thursday Trivia Grab Bag

During the Peenbeets’ salad days, we devised something called “Peenbeets Trivia Grab Bag” to keep our shows moving whenever someone broke a string. At first, I’d merely recite some arcane bit of useless trivia. Then we started involving the audience by handing out a cheap prize to whoever got the right answer first. By the end of our run, we’d occasionally do “Grab Bag” even when strings weren’t broken.

In fond memory of that, and because I’m too strapped to scrawl out anything more substantial at the moment, here are some far-out facts that could’ve easily been fodder for “Peenbeets Trivia Grab Bag:”

-Anson “Potsie” Williams from Happy Days is second cousin to Dr. Henry Heimlich of “Heimlich manuver” fame.

-Any month that begins on a Sunday will have a Friday the 13th.

-Huey Lewis scored a perfect 800 on the math section of the SAT.

-Fruit of the Loom, Acme Brick and Orange Julius are all owned by Berkshire Hathaway.

-Don Knotts was a regular on Search for Tomorrow from 1953 to 1955.

1 comment:

Dan said...

The first musical act to record a cover of American Pie was the Brady Bunch.

In 1842, Abraham Lincoln was challenged to a duel. As the challenged party, it was his privilege to choose the weapons. He chose cow-pies.

Einstein's birthday is 3.14.