Curmudgeon's Corner

cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner

How Sharp Are You Today?


I received this test and admit to failing it in flying colors so I thought that my wonderful blog readers deserved the opportunity to excel unlike the author.  I will publish the answers tomorrow.

1.  Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends.

2.  What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward?

3.  Of all vegetables, only two can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons.  All other vegetables must be replanted every year.  What are the only two perennial vegetables?

4.  What fruit has its seeds on the outside?

5.  In many liquor stores you can buy pear brandy with a real pear inside the bottle.  The pear is whole and ripe and the bottle is genuine; it hasn’t been cut in any way.  How did the pear get inside the bottle?

6.  Only three words in standard English begin with the letters ‘dw’ and they are common words.  Name two of them.

7.  There are 14 punctuation marks in English grammar.  Can you name at least half of them?

8.  Name the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form except fresh.

9.  Name 6 or more things that you can wear on your feet beginning with the letter ‘s’.

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