I found out years ago that I didn’t know everything

This is a quiz for people who do!


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

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

  1. 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?

  1. What fruit has its seeds on the outside?

  1. In many Off Licence shops, 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?

  1. Only three words in Standard English begin with the letters ” dw” and they are all common words. Name two of them.

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

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

  1. Name 6 or more things that you can wear on your feet beginning with the letter “S.”

Answers tomorrow.

7 thoughts on “I found out years ago that I didn’t know everything

  1. Grannymar,

    Now I am done for the day. I don’t know any of the answers.
    I will be wracking my brain trying to figure this out.Can’t wait for tomorrow. What time?????

  2. OK.
    I know I have 4 and 9.
    I’m fairly sure I’m right on 2 and 5.
    I have heard 1 before somewhere, but forget.
    I could easily cheat at 6 by getting a dictionary, but am too lazy.
    I got 6 in 7 but the brain is dead.

    Which leaves me with 3 and 8. Haven’t a clue. Which says something about my knowledge of fruit and vegetables!

  3. Will you admit if you are wrong tomorrow?

    I should have had people email their answers. To late now.

  4. Well I’m hoping everyone’s had a bite at this cherry so here’s my paltry effort:

    1. Jelly Wrestling?
    2 Mount Rushmore? Eroding perhaps?
    3. Chilli, Rhubarb, Taro, Yams, Sweet Potatoes (pays to live in the tropics)
    4, Strawberry
    5. Oh I don’t know! Dried pear, reconstituted
    6. Dwive, Dwink and Dwop
    7. Comma, period, colon, semi-colon (or are they innards?), question mark um . . hyphen . . umm ummm . . . apostraphe . . .see I’m not cheating, I could have Googled this.
    8. Watermelon? Avocado? Starfruit? Breadfruit? Rambutan?
    9. Socks and shoes and scabs if you’ve stubbed your toe and slippers and scuffs and stockings and stains and . .

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