Ken Jennings


February 9, 2016

I’m pleased to announce that the 500th installment of my weekly “Tuesday Trivia” quiz went out over the email last night. Five hundred weeks of free trivia, appearing in 16,000 inboxes every Tuesday morning without fail. I’ve wasted my life.

If you want to play next Tuesday, and for the next 500 Tuesdays, you can sign up in the sidebar at left. The quiz is free and we don’t sell or use your e-mail address for any other purpose. The seven questions usually have no theme at all, but today is an exception.

  1. What author lived for thirty years on Cotchford Farm in Surrey, on the edge of the 500 Acre Wood?
  2. Who had 500 euros sewn into his clothing when he was shot during Operation Neptune Spear?
  3. In France, the “livre usuelle” is defined to be 500 of what SI units of measurement?
  4. What was James Forrestal looking at on February 23, 1945, when he said to “Howlin’ Mad” Smith, “The raising of that…means a Marine Corps for the next 500 years”?
  5. According to the chorus of the Proclaimers song “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles),” how many miles would the singer be willing to walk to “fall down at your door”?
  6. What current head coach is the only player in NBA history to shoot three-pointers above .500 in three different seasons?
  7. What unusual distinction is shared by these Fortune 500 companies? Apple, Chevron, Family Dollar Stores, John Deere, Land O’ Lakes, Liberty Mutual, Lincoln National, Target, Texas Instruments, Whirlpool.
Posted by Ken at 9:18 am