Posts Tagged ‘Rod L. Evans’

Fun Fact Friday, Number Nineteen!

April 14, 2017

Today’s fun fact comes from the category: American History.

Do you know what was the longest war fought by the United States?

The longest war fought by the United States was the war against the Apache nation (forty-six [46] years) and ended in 1886 with the surrender of Geronimo in New Mexico.

Source: Sorry, Wrong Answer: Trivia Questions That Even Know-It-Alls Get Wrong by Dr. Rod L. Evans.

Fun Fact Friday, Number Seventeen!

March 31, 2017

Today’s fun fact comes from the category: Geography.

Do you know which state is the easternmost state in the United States?

If you guessed Maine (or anywhere else on the “east” coast), you would have guessed wrong!  As you may be figuring out on this line of postings, what is sometimes considered to be the obvious answer is not always the case.

The easternmost state is actually Alaska.  Really?  How is this so?  Well, some of the Aleutian Islands (the Rat Islands and the Near Islands) lie west of the eightieth meridian (the dividing line between the Eastern and Western Hemispheres).

Source: Sorry, Wrong Answer: Trivia Questions That Even Know-It-Alls Get Wrong by Dr. Rod L. Evans.

Fun Fact Friday, Number Fourteen!

March 10, 2017

Today’s fun fact comes from the category: The Bible and Religion.

Do you know how many goats there were on Noah’s Ark?

It certainly wasn’t just two.  The answer lies in the “type” of animal it was.  Clean versus unclean.  In the King James version of the Bible, Genesis 7:2 it says: “Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female.”  In the Douay-Rheims Bible (the authoritative source for Roman Catholics), the passage reads: “Of all clean beasts, take seven and seven, the male and the female.”

So, it would appear that the correct answer is: there were fourteen goats on the Ark.

Source: Sorry, Wrong Answer: Trivia Questions That Even Know-It-Alls Get Wrong by Dr. Rod L. Evans.

Fun Fact Friday, Number Twelve!

February 24, 2017

Happy Friday!  Are you ready for the weekend?  Our fun fact today is in the category of quotations.  Do you know which American politician said “I was recently on a  tour of Latin America, and the only regret I have was that I didn’t study Latin harder in school so I could converse with those people”?

If you guessed former Vice President Dan Quayle you would be incorrect.  However, the quotation was attributed to him by Representative Claudine Schneider (Rhode Island) as she was making fun of him in a joke.

Have a great weekend!

Source: Sorry, Wrong Answer: Trivia Questions That Even Know-It-Alls Get Wrong by Dr. Rod L. Evans.

Misconception, Number One!

January 12, 2017

Were you aware that India ink did not originate in India?

Believe it or not, India ink was first invented and utilized in China.  This type of ink is commonly used for writing and printing as well as for drawing or outlining.  India ink even has medical applications and other non-artistic uses.

Source: Sorry, Wrong Answer: Trivia Questions That Even Know-It Alls Get Wrong by Rod L. Evans.