Friday, February 18, 2011

Name Quiz

Well, yesterday was my first official "Skip Day." The extra sleep was wonderful!

But now onto our challenging quiz of the day, thanks to Mental Floss. I'll start with an easy one.

No peeking!



1. Barbie
2. Captain Crunch
3. Sesame Street's Snuffleupagus
4. Peppermint Patty
5. Mr. Clean
6. Uncle Pennybags from Monopoly
7. The Michelin Man
8. The Skipper on Gilligan's Island
9. Shaggy from Scooby Doo
10. The Pillsbury Dough Boy (bonus points for naming his wife)
11. Mr. T
12. B.A. Baracus (played by Mr. T)
13. MacGyver
14. ALF
15. The Professor on Gilligan's Island
16. Bull on Night Court
17. Granny Clampett of The Beverly Hillbillies
18. Columbo
19. (non-fiction category) Bono
20. (ditto) The Edge

I was tempted to provide the answers on Monday, but here you go:

1. Barbara Millicent Roberts (Ken's last name is Carson)
2. Captain Horatio Magellan Crunch
3. Aloysius Snuffleupagus
4. Patricia Reichardt
5. Veritably Clean
6. Milburn Pennybags
7. Bibendum
8. Jonas Grumby
9. Norville Rogers
10. Poppin' Fresh (his wife is Poppie Fresh; his children are Popper and Bun Bun)
11. Laurence Tureaud
12. In the show, it was said to stand for "Bad Attitude," but it was really Bosco Albert Baracus
13. Angus MacGyver
14. Gordon Shumway
15. Roy Hinkley
16. Aristotle Nostradamus Shannon
17. Daisy Moses
18. Frank Columbo
19. Paul David Hewson
20. David Howell Evans

[selected from the Mental Floss blog and comments here; please let me know if that link gives you any trouble]


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