SECOND POST – DECEMBER 14, 2012 – THIS WEEK’S BRAINTEASER

SECOND POST – DECEMBER 14, 2012 – THIS WEEK’S BRAINTEASER IS A MIND-CRUSHING ORDEAL NOT FOR THE FEEBLE-MINDED:

Remember, you cannot use any dictionaries or encyclopedias.  No Internet or web research engines.  Nothing.  You may have one sheet of legal size paper and one number 5 pencil.  Good luck.

1.  Salvador Dali’s name is the source for what?

a.  The musical “Hello Dali”;
b.  New Dali, India, the capital;
c.  The New York Original Dalicatessen;
d.  The Dali Lama;
e.  “Dali wanna a cracker?”

2.  Sammy Davis, Jr., Susan D. Rice, Clarence Thomas and Kofi Annan,  all have something in common:

a.  Three of them are still living;
b.  All used to sing back-up for Frank Sinatra;
c.  All four played the role of Joe Louis for television;
d.  They were all convicted burglars and drug peddlers;
e.  All married Caucasians.

3.  Elizabeth Taylor used to date an Iranian diplomat. What’s his name?

a.  Shapur Bakhtiar.  He was killed because he associated with a converted Jewess;
b.  Akim  Tamiroff;
c.  Ardeshir Zahedi;
d.  Prince Ali of Baghdad;
e.  Ali Agha Gaga.

4.  Alzheimer’s disease is best described as:

a.  A cognitosteroidalmaculardisentropic condition;
b.  Erithroblastosisfetalis;
c.  Cranialavulsionarythrombosis;
d.  Colloidalperiodontalgeratristicbumpydump
e.  A really rotten situation where people act stupid and can’t take care of themselves.

5.  Jules Verne did not write this novel:

a.  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea;
b.  Journey to the Center of the Earth;
c.  Mysterious Island;
d.  Around the World in Eighty Days;
e.  Myra Breckenridge.

6.  Whose cuisine is hottest in terms of spices and peppers?

a.  Armenians;
b.  Mexicans;
c.  Thais;
d.  Indians (Subcontinent);
e.  Ghanaians.

7.  “Luca-Brazzi sleeps wid da fish” is the motto for whom?

a.  Legal Seafood Company in Boston;
b.  The television classic adventure series: Sea Hunt;
c.  The Italian navy;
d.  The Brooklyn Coast Guard Academy;
e.  The fishermen of Sicily.

8.  The American expression: “Put a little English on it”,  means what:

a.  Assassinate the offending WOG potentate;
b.  Be cunning and devious;
c.  Insult Frenchmen by using English words;
d.  Twist a ball to make it turn when it touches a hard surface; (Put spin on it).
e.  Take out any spices that might give the food flavor.

9.  Which is the world’s most polluted river?

a.  The Ganges;
b.  The Saginaw River;
c.  The Nile;
d.  The Styx;
e.  None of the above.

10. What object do Welshmen pin to their hats or foreheads to tell the world they are from Wales?

a.  A  Tom Jones LP;
b.  Aged cabbage leaf;
c.  Turnips;
d.  Dead rats;
e.  Leeks.

This weeks winner is entitled to a fully funded portfolio of stocks in Pan American Airlines, American Motors Corporation, E.J. Korvettes and Miracle Mart.  Good luck!