Editor's note: This story originally published Nov. 23, 2016. We're bringing it back because some things about Thanksgiving don't change. Thanksgiving is here, and boy, are we ready for it. At least, some of us are. Others? Well ... to say that relationships have been a bit strained by the politics of 2016 is to say that Pompeii was somewhat affected by the volcanoes of 79 A.D., or that dinosaurs were slightly put out by the meteor of 66 million B.C. But no matter. It is time to get together with our families, where we can gather around the table and celebrate all we are grateful for, then pass around the turkey, stuffing and sweet potatoes. No, they're definitely sweet potatoes, you say? Actually, only an idiot would call them sweet potatoes, just like that idiot candidate whose sign you left up in the yard, just to taunt me? What's that? You say you can turn the "yams" into stuffing by stuffing them right up ... OK, maybe not all of us are ready for … [Read more...] about Can you keep quiet about politics long enough to face Thanksgiving? Take this quiz
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Above / What’s in a name? The team of regulars pictured here changes its name monthly depending on the mood in the Cottage Room where the highest score on WSI Quiz Night is all about bragging rights… Yes! Bragging rights! Beginning at 7PM on the first Tuesday of the month, October through June, teams of two to eight players, mostly members of the 21-plus crowd, surround tables at Quigley’s Irish Pub for the trivia competition known as West Suburban Irish Quiz Night. By the end of the evening, more than 40 edible and/or silly prizes likely are claimed by enthusiastic witty and wise winners who make the most of every score card, using a wide variety of useless knowledge to answer questions by category. Observers always are surprised at some of the good-natured ribbing that comes from adult players of all ages who want to receive perfect scores in an evening when four rounds of 10 trivia questions each make a Quiz Night. Prizes are awarded after every round. … [Read more...] about Will this trivia team win the 2018 WSI Quiz Night championship on June 5?
CLEVELAND, Ohio - It's severe weather season in Ohio. Starting in April, the Buckeye State starts warming up enough to give showers and storms the kick they need to produce damaging winds, hail, and sometimes: tornadoes. According to National Centers for Environmental Information, 10 tornadoes have reached the strongest level possible on the Fujita scale, or in modern days, the Enhanced-Fujita scale, and more than 40 have reached the second-strongest level. How many of these infamous tornadoes do you remember? Put your Ohio tornado knowledge to the test. (And don't forget to check your answers at the bottom after the quiz!) Answers explained: 1. On June 8, 1953, a swath of severe thunderstorms produced six F4 tornadoes across Ohio, but also affected Michigan, Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin, and later New York, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. In Cleveland, according to The Plain Dealer, "Ohio National Guard troops were posted in the West 130th Street area, where looting was feared in some … [Read more...] about What do you remember about Ohio’s most infamous tornadoes? Weather quiz Wednesday
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1. Folklore claims one can count the number of cricket chirps in 15 seconds, and add what to it to estimate the outside temperature?10, 17, 30, 372. From fun surveys what’s the most popular response when asked to name a power tool?Screwdriver, Saw, Drill, Router3. Generally speaking what’s the traditional trade of aspiring Spanish bullfighters?Teachers, Bricklayers, Soldiers, Royalty4. Who has been the only New Jersey native to become a U.S. president?Grover Cleveland, Franklin Pierce, William H. Taft, Dwight Eisenhower5. What did Edmund Halley of comet fame develop in 1686?Pressure cooker, Aquarium, Weather map, Chicken wire6. Who has used the advertising slogan, “Just slightly ahead of our time”?Fuji, Toyota, Panasonic, Magnavox7. What was the restaurant hangout in older TV’s “Everybody Loves Raymond”?Archie’s, Sarge’s, Nemo’s, Clarence’s8. Which borough forms the central core of New York City?Bronx, Brooklyn, … [Read more...] about Take the Trivia Quiz