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Monday, May 9, 2011

CROSSWORD CLUES: ACROSS: Rack up, as debt  DOWN: Wayside lodgings

Answer: ?

Friday, May 6, 2011

Brian Regan grew up in Miami with HOW MANY sisters and brothers?

Answer: 7

Thursday, May 5, 2011

On Brian Regan's official website, he has some scripts and stories that he wrote.  What are the names of his two projects?

Answer: Two Guys on a Bus & Deer in the Headlights

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Brian Regan first appeared on a late night talk show in 1995.  He recently made his 20th appearance on this show.  What late night talk show are we talking about?

Answer: "The Late Show with David Letterman"

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Brian Regan has been to Peoria twice before to perform material from his two critically acclaimed Comedy Central specials.  What were the names of his 2 specials?

Answer: "The Epitome of Hyperbole" & "Brian Regan Standing Up"

Monday, May 2, 2011

The night before Brian Regan's show at the Peoria Civic Center, WHERE will he be performing?

Answer: St. Louis

Thursday, April 28, 2011

A girl who was just learning to drive went down a one-way street in the wrong direction, but didn't break the law.  How come?

Answer: She was walking

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Two children, who were all tangled up in their reckoning of the days of the week, paused on their way to school to straighten matters out.  "When the day after tomorrow is yesterday," said Priscilla, then 'today' will be as far from Sunday as that day which was 'today' when the day before yesterday was tomorrow!"  On which day of the week did this puzzling prattle occur?

Answer: The 2 children were so befogged over the calendar that they had started on their way to school on Sunday morning!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A passenger train leaves New York for Boston traveling 80 mph.  In half an hour, a freight train leaves Boston for New York traveling 60 mph.  Which train will be further from New York when they meet?

Answer: They will be the same distance when they meet up

Monday, April 25, 2011

The day before yesterday I was 25 and the next year I will be 28.  This is true only one day in a year.  What day is my birthday?

Answer: He was born on December 31st and spoke about it on January 1st

Friday, April 22, 2011

Who made the first proclamation of Earth Day?

Answer: The city of San Francisco

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Where was Greenpeace, an international organization dedicated to preserving the earth's natural resouces and its diverse plant and animal life, founded?

Answer: Canada

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A highlight of the annual Earth Day ceremony at the United Nations is the ringing of the Peace Bell.  The Peace Bell was a gift from what country?

Answer: Japan

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

When was the first Earth Day celebrated?  AND, why did the founder of Earth Day, John McConnell, pick that date?

Answer: March 21, 1970... It coincided with the Vernal Equinox

Monday, April 18, 2011

A desire for environmental change led to the creation of various political parties around the world whose emphasis was largely on environmental protection. What are these organizations known as collectively?

Answer: The Green Party

Friday, April 15, 2011

What are the next two letters in this series:  A  E  F  H  I  K  L  M  ?

Answer: N & T (the next two letters with no curves)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

A dozen Royals gathered round, Entertained by two who clowned.  Each King there had servants ten, Though none of them were also men.  The lowest servant sometimes might, Defeat the King in a fair fight.  A weapon stout, a priceless jewel, The beat of life, a farmer's tool.  What are we talking about?

Answer: A deck of cards

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I have two rings.  I move by request.  If the mixture is not right, I just sit at rest.  What am I?

Answer: A piston

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A wee wee man in a red coat.  Staff in my hand, stone in my throat.  What am I?

Answer: A cherry

Monday, April 11, 2011

The higher I climb, the hotter I engage, I can not escape my crystal cage.

What am I?

Answer: Mercury in a thermometer

Friday, April 8, 2011

In the Smith family, each daughter has the same number of brothers as she has sisters.  Each son has twice as many sisters as he has brothers.  How many sons and daughters are in the family?

Answer: 4 daughters, 3 sons

Thursday, April 7, 2011

You have 10 trees and you need to make 5 rows of 4.  How do you do it?

Answer: Draw a star and put a tree at each intersection

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

What is the only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter?


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

What do you throw out when you want to use it, but take in when you don't want to use it?

Answer: An anchor

Monday, April 4, 2011

What won't break if you throw it off the highest building in the world, but will break if you place it in the ocean?

Answer: A tissue

Friday, April 1, 2011

What pony car from Chevrolet was built to compete with Ford's pony car, the Mustang?

Answer: Camaro

Thursday, March 31, 2011

What was the first commercially available hybrid gasoline-electric car in the United States?

Answer: Honda Insight

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

What was the first car to come equipped with anti-lock brakes?

Answer: Jensen FF

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

What car sold more than one million units in 1965, setting a record that still stands today?

Answer: Chevy Impala

Monday, March 28, 2011

What was the first Japanese car to be produced in the United States?

Answer: Honda Accord

Friday, March 25, 2011

Though liquid in nature, don't push me too far; For then I will break, and the damage may scar.  What am I?

Answer: Glass

Thursday, March 24, 2011

I know what my job is, The point has been made.  You say I have a big head, And you're right, I'm afraid.  So put me in my place, And then leave me alone.  What I need most, Is someone to drive me home.  What am I?

Answer: A nail

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

What asks no question, but demands an answer?

Answer: A doorbell or telephone

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Music was not Yanni's only talent.  In 1969, at the age of 14, Yanni broke a record in Greece.  What was it?

Answer: He broke the Greek National Swimming Record for the men's 50-meter freestyle event.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Where was Yanni born?

Answer: Kalamata, Greece

Friday, March 18, 2011

Four jolly men sat down to play, And played all night til break of day.  They played for cash and not for fun, With a separate score for every one.  When it came time to square accounts, they all had made quite fair amounts.  Now, not one has lost and all have gained.  Tell me now, this can you explain?

Answer: They were in a band/orchestra and they were playing a concert

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Jenn has half the Beanie Babies that Mollie has.  Allison has 3 times as many as Jenn.  Together, they have 72.  How many Beanie Babies does each girl have?

Answer: Jenn has 12, Mollie has 24 and Allison has 36

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

I am a three digit number.  My tens digit is five more than my ones digit.  My hundreds digit is eight less than my tens digit.  What number am I?

Answer: 194

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

I am the center of gravity, hold a capital situation in Vienna, and as I am foremost in every victory, am allowed by all to be invaluable.  Though I am invisible, I am clearly seen in the midst of a river.  I could name three who are in love with me and have three associates in vice.  It is vain that you seek me for I have long been in heaven yet even now lie embalmed in the grave.  What am I?

Answer: The letter "V"

Monday, March 14, 2011

I'm not an airplane, but I can fly through the sky. I'm not a river, but I'm full of water. What am I?

Answer: I'm a cloud!

Friday, March 11, 2011

I am on three legs when I rest and one when I work. What am I?

Answer: A wheelbarrow!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

I live above a star, but do not burn. I have 11 friends that do not turn. My intials are PRS. What am I?

Answer: I am the number 7 on a phone.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Bruce, the head dog at the north pole, had three sons. One was named Mo, the other Curly. What is the third son's name.

Answer: What *is* the name of the third son.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

What can be driven, but has no wheels? And can be sliced, but still remain whole?

Answer: A golf ball.

Monday, March 7, 2011

At a recent visit to the reptile house at the local zoo, I counted a total of 27 heads and 70 feet. I was counting snakes, lizards and people. I know that there were exactly twice as many lizards as people. How many snakes did I count?

Answer: 6 snakes, 7 people, and 14 lizards

Friday, March 4, 2011

When liquid splashes me, none seeps through. When I am moved a lot, liquid I spew. When I am hit, color I change. And color, I come in quite a range. What I cover is very complex, and I am very easy to flex. What am I?

Answer: I'm skin!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

 Something very extraordinary happened on the 6th of May, 1978 at 12:34 a.m.

What was it?

Answer: At that moment, the time and day could be written as 12:34, 5/6/78

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A tree doubled in height each year until it reached its maximum height over the course of ten years.  How many years did it take for the tree to reach half its maximum height?

Answer: Nine years

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

If you go to the movies and you're paying, is it cheaper to take one friend to the movies twice, or two friends to the movies at the same time?

Answer: It's cheaper to take two friends at the same time.  In this case, you would only be buying three tickets, whereas if you take the same friend twice, you are buying 4 tickets.