Monday, September 20, 2010

The Inaugural "Don't Be a Douchebag" Trivia Contest

I like trivia contests. I think they're a lot of fun. So I'm going to have one from time to time. Why do I call it the "Don't Be a Douchebag" contest? Because, of course, you have the mighty awesome power of the Internet in your hands, and nothing is stopping you from using it to answer these questions, except for this: doing so makes you a big giant douchebag. So don't do it. This isn't a contest to see how fast you can look something up. Answer the questions if you know them or if you think you can noodle them out, or don't.

OK? Fair Enough? And my promise to you is that I will only use questions that I know the answers to without looking them up - although post facto I will confirm the answers so that I don't lead you down the primrose path.

Absent any further questions then, here we go:


1. The Isles of Langerhans are:
     a. in the South Pacific
     b. off the coast of Norway
     c. now independent, but at one point part of the Soviet Union
     d. wherever you are, baby. Wherever you are.

2. "Ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny" is:

     a. incomprehensible.
     b. misunderstood.
     c. obsolete.
     d. not even English, for Chrissake.

3. A "cleek" is:

      a. a golf club.
      b. the name the British assigned to the Daschund while they were at war with Germany.
      c. a machine used in sausage-making.
      d. style of moustache.

4. The word "assassin" originated from:
      a. a body part.
      b. sex.
      c. drugs.
      d. rock and roll.

5. "Pruno" is:
      a. corrosive but effective.
      b. illegal but common.
      c. colorful but tasteless.
      d. kid-friendly but prone to staining furniture.

Answers in 48 hours. If you want to email me the answers directly please feel free: it's gpjacobs at cox dot net. Winners get a shout out full of false sincerity.