SECOND POST – NOVEMBER 20, 2012 – BRAINTEASER OF THE WEEK

SECOND POST – NOVEMBER 20, 2012 – BRAIN-CRUSHING BRAINTEASER OF THE WEEK; NOT FOR THE WEAK OF HEART.  GREAT GRAND PRIZE FOR THE WINNER.

Once again we visit the subject of our challenging Brainteaser competition.  No pens allowed.  Only pencils and a sheet of paper.  Anyone caught cheating by using a research engine or encyclopedia will be forced to join the NACOSROFF!!

1.  Proscia-Time, the proven phenomenological elongation of time,  occurs best while……:

a.   One is eating raw onions at the State Fairgrounds;
b.   One is counting the time left at Sing Sing;
c.   One is listening to the old sermons of Oral Roberts;
d.   One is starving to death;
e.   One is hiding in a Maytag Dryer   

2.  The famous French champagne “Veuve Clicquot” means what?

a. It means you’re gonna wake up with a monster hangover in the morning;
b. It means you’re gonna be $50.00 light after you buy it;
c. It is Portugeuse for “Long live Kumquats!”;
d. It means you have joined the evil nouveau riche class of bloodsucking vampires;
e. It means “Widow Clicquot”.

3.  Who provided the visual special effects for the movie “Jason and the Argonauts (1963)”?

a.  Jim Beam Kentucky Bourbon;
b.  Julius Kessler;
c.  Ray Harryhausen;
d.  El Presidente Mexican Brandy;
eEdgar Buchanan Sour mash Hillbilly Swill. 

4.  The Sea of Okhotsk is famous for what commodity?

a.  Borscht.  It’s the best in the world;
b.  Cod Liver-flavored vodka;
c.  Flying oysters;
d.  Cheaply made movies;
e.  The best Okhotsk!

5. The Arabic-speaking philosopher who came closest to developing an Islamic vision of Plato’s Republic was?

a.  Danny Thomas;
b.  Michael Ansara;
c.  Jamie Farr;
d.  Tiny Tim;
e.  Al-Farabi.

6.  Edward D. Wood’s “masterpiece” bad movie was?

a.  Glen or Glenda;
b.  Plan Nine from Outer Space;
c.  Bride of the Atom;
d.  Tirade of the Tarantulas;
e.  Anna Karenina: Stewardess from Vladivostok.

7.   Did Thomas Jefferson believe in God?

a.   Yes.  He was a practicing Shaker;
b.   Yes. Kind of.  He started to believe on his deathbed;
c.   Maybe.  He liked to torment Reverend Dimmesdale about the Ontological Proof
d.   Not really.  Jefferson was a freethinker;
e.    Sort of.  Perhaps. No, not really. He was a fence-sitter.  Nah!  Oh, maybe, might be.  Kinda.

8.  Kobe Beef is a very expensive and sought-after piece of steak.  Why is it called “Kobe”?

a.  Because Kobe Bryant invented it while visiting his girlfriend on her farm;
b.  It’s a short form of “Kool Beef”, get it?
c.  It’s a corruption of the Arabic word “Kibbee”.  It’s not even a steak;
d.  It was supposed to be “Dobie Steak” after  the t.v. show, Dobie Gillis.  But when the Swanson Company came up with “Maynard G. Krabs” as a shellfish substitute,  the Martin Manulis production company moved the “K” to the “D” and it became “Kobie” Steak!
e.  It’s named after Kobe, Japan, where the cows are tortured in a stall so that their muscles won’t get strong and remain tender.

9.  Which of the following foreign cinematographers has the funniest name?

a.  Sven Nyquist;
b.  Taj Fujimoto;
c.  Miroslav Ondricek;
d.  Russell Metty;
e.  Gizobaard Aldruscabyte.

10.  Who owns Easter Island in the Pacific?

a.  The Easter Bunny of course;
b.  Chili’s Restaurant and Bar;
c.  The Vatican;
d.  Chile;
e.  Peru.

The winner will receive a complimentary $10.00 chit for an elegant dinner at Torvald’s Borgaschmord and Tepanaki Grill in Flint, Michigan.   

 

  


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Suppose it’s time to try my luck. By the way, I assume you mean teppanyaki for the Japanese grill. Then, again, it’s Flint.

1-all of them, as they are all mistakes
2-e
3-c
4-b It’s Russia
5-e
6-b
7-e
8-e
9-e
10-d

Paul

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