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February 27, 2009

The foodie quiz

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Bucky has invented a wonderful food quiz for us, and I'm not allowed to say he will send you a fabulous prize if you win -- not because he minds sending fabulous prizes that I commit him to without his consent, of course, but because that encourages cheaters.

No Googling or otherwise looking up the answers. If you're the kind of person who will be embarrassed if you don't get all the answers right, use an alias and answer as many as you can off the top of your head.

Once again, no one likes a cheater.

Here's Bucky's quiz. I'll post the answers later today: ...

1.  Which has more calories?  A jelly doughnut or a regular sugar doughnut?

2.  Alfred Hitchcock used what to simulate blood in Psycho’s shower scene?

3.  One measurement conversion that has been lost to history is “350 squirts =” what?

4.  Little Frankie Epperson was only 11 years old when he invented what?

5.  Mix vanilla, wintergreen and cinnamon and what flavor do you get?

6.  What’s a more effective weight loss technique than drinking eight glasses of water a day?

7.  Cesare Cardini invented what at his restaurant in Tijuana, Mexico?

8.  According to the National Safety Council, this is the fourth leading cause of accidental death in the United States, after car accidents, poisoning and falls.

9.  In a test in 1993, this was connected to an electroencephalogram (EEG) monitor and produced brain waves identical to those of adult humans.   

10.  “Desserts” spelled backwards is “_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _.”


Scoring:

9 - 10:  Wow, you need a life more than I do.

5 - 8:   You’re one of Owl Meat’s two dozen personalities, right?

1 - 4:  You have a good memory for inconsequential facts.

0:  What?  WHAT?  You can’t even write “desserts” backwards?

(Los Angeles Times photo by Liz O. Baylen) 

Posted by Elizabeth Large at 10:20 AM | | Comments (37)
        

Comments

1. jelly
2. clamato
3. 16. oz
4. egg in the nest
5. root beer
6. a glass of red wine
7. caesar salad
8. choking
9. a pig
10. R-O-L-A-I-D-S

1. Jelly
2. Chocolate Syrup
3. a quart?
4. Popsicles
5. No Idea
6. Bulimia
7. Caesar Salad (just learned this by reading the label on my salad dressing last week!)
8. Choking?
9. See answer #5
10. STRESSED!!!!

okay, I'll try:

1. jelly doughnut
2. water and red food coloring
3. ummmm. don't know.
4. that's two I don't know.
5. make that three.
6. burning more calories than you ingest.
7. I know this one! Caesar salad! There is even a brand of Caesar salad dressing called Cardini's.
8. choking on food.
9. an ape?
10. stresseD.

I'm pretty sure I got two right, maybe three. All the others are WAGs.

1 - jelly donut.
This question needs some standard of measurement. I used Dunkin' Donuts. Jelly=250, Sugar=190, Glazed=220
2 - chocolate syrup, photographs well in B&W. In color filming they use colored corn syrup.
3 - moo ... a gallon of milk, i learned this the hard way at Bill Heffner's farm
4 - popsicle, that's why i've felt like a failure since i was 12.
5 - bubblegum. i made this once in a bar with liqueurs.
6 - 8 glasses of Mexican water. or eat less, exercise more.
Panama water works too. I remember being delirious from sickness for days in my room in Panama and waking up to see an image of Buddha that looked like Keanu Reeves – it was just that crappy LIttle Buddha movie on the TV.
7 - Caesar ensalada por supuesto
8 - it should be iatrogenic causes, but the ICD doesn't properly agglomerate them, so the answer is drowning, particularly from swimming too soon after eating a hotdog :-)
9 - i want to say Bill Cosby, but I'll go with Jello
10 - stressed

sorry i googled the dunkin donuts one. it had to done for scientific reasons

1) sounds like a trick - regular

2) chocolate milk I think

3) the length of an average marriage?

4) let's just say he was no longer master of his domain. (seinfeld ref.)

5) bachelorette party vomit?

6) pig brains in milk!

7) I don't know what you call it, but the donkey killed himself afterwards

8) since it must have somethinig to do with food I'll guess choking

9) A potato, but only for Irishmen

10) B-U-L-E-M-I-A


1. Jelly
2. Chocolate Sauce
3. Quart?
4. Um, sliders?
5. Peppermint?
6. Exercise, burn more than you consume
7. Caesar Salad/Dressing
8. Choking/Asphyxiation
9. Pig
10. stresseD

Wow...some really smart people on The Only Blog You'll Ever Need.

EL will publish the answers in a while but I'll give those of you who are fans of The Amazing Race the following hint: the answer to # 9 is not "a flight attendant".

Owlie, you never cease to amaze me, btw.

Bucky, I hope you have a fabulous prize for TerrierMom for her answer to #3.

Laura Lee, freedom is my fabulous prize, oh yeah, and Jesus ... the pool boy/tulip planter. ~╥╥☺
Spring is coming, the sap must be rising since I see some daffodils poking their way through the soil.

Hmmm--maybe Laura Lippman is really TerrierMom ~╥╥☺ ...

What is going on at stately Terrier Manor? Way funnier than mine, TM.

You know, TerrierMom, I think despite the rodent seeing his shadow that spring will be early this year. My bulbs are peaking out through the soil as well. And, my partner's german shephard is shedding enough fur to make a doggy wig.

Laura Lippman? I don't get it. Maybe Laura Lee is Laura Lippman is Terriermom is Bruce Lee is Bruce Wayne, Laird of Stately Terrier Manor?

Owl, a Mexican hairless, of course!

Well, Owl Meat, I had a sudden flash recently that linked you to Stephen Hunter, but that one was instantly put down by someone in a position to know.


So Dahlink, what is this position to know?

Owl--I can't reveal my sources.

Check this out for a list of absolutely useless inventions. Some of them are for food products, to keep this on topic :-)
It shows how utterly lame our society has become.

~╥╥☺

I don't think every single one of those is a bad idea, CG. (I'm sorry, I'm having a hard time typing Cosmo Girls, plural. When did you switch from singular and why?)

They had the Slanket on the list so there is a UK version of the Snuggie.

Bucky, are you thinking of the glove dryer? That would be good to use after shoveling snow or throwing snowballs.

I briefly considered ordering that "avocado keeper" ... then I thought, nah.

Bucky: I have no idea why Girls showed up instead of Girl. My info is saved in the computer, so you would have to ask my computer why it changed it :-)
I changed it back.

Um-didn't you say you were a Gemini, Cosmo Girl(s)?

In honor of my Gemini horoscope, I hereby change my name to Cosmo
Girls!
Posted by: Cosmo Girls | December 27, 2008 12:28 PM

That's why. Jeez do I have to be the collective memory for the hive?

OK...now I remember. Sorry. (Cripes, and I wrote the horoscope. The memory is the second thing...ok, dumb old joke.)

Jeez do I have to be the collective memory for the hive?

Getting a bit full of yourself there, Owl. :-)

Ahem.

Getting a bit full of yourself there,

not really, but when I have to resolve someone else's identity problems, the end of days is near.

mostly i wanted to make a borg ref

Dahlink: you are absolutely right! Shows how well my memory works. Ok, I will change it back!

Dahlink and Owlie, thanks for keeping me in line!

1. Jelly
6. weight training
10. stressed

1. Which has more calories? A jelly doughnut

2. Alfred Hitchcock used what to simulate blood in Psycho’s shower scene? corn syrup with red food dye

3. One measurement conversion that has been lost to history is “350 squirts =” 1/4 cup

4. Little Frankie Epperson was only 11 years old when he invented what? the fluffernutter

5. Mix vanilla, wintergreen and cinnamon and what flavor do you get? cinno-mint like big red gum

6. What’s a more effective weight loss technique than drinking eight glasses of water a day?
reducing caloric intake and increasing exercise

7. Cesare Cardini invented what at his restaurant in Tijuana, Mexico? cesar salad

8. According to the National Safety Council, this is the fourth leading cause of accidental death in the United States, after car accidents, poisoning and falls.
food-borne illness

9. In a test in 1993, this was connected to an electroencephalogram (EEG) monitor and produced brain waves identical to those of adult humans.
squid

10. “Desserts” spelled backwards is “_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _.” stressed

corn syrup with red food dye

Why red dye?

Umm, Carey and heather -- in case you hand't noticed, EL posted the answers to Bucky's foodie quiz on D@L last Friday, a good 2-1/2 days before you posted your guesses.

The Foodie Quiz widget was up on the Sun's home page all weekend, so they probably went directly to the post through it. You have to give them credit for not cheating. :-) EL

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He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.
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