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Monday, December 31, 2007 

Vol. 3 No. 29


Thought I’d close Out this the 2007 with a Clever Car Quiz, Brought to You with the Help of My Home Town Philadelphia Library Staff & My Home Town Paper (Now Owned Locally by Brian Tierney, Publisher and Real Estate Mogul and Car Dealer, Bruce Toll, I Might Add), “The Philadelphia Inquirer”…

No matter how you look at it, I think this has been kind of a rough year for everyone (unless maybe you are a property foreclosure lawyer), so I thought I’d close out the year with a this clever quiz about cars and the things people do in them. See how many you get right…answers at the bottom.

1. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, what is the record time for a dog to unwind a non-electric car window? (Hint: its faster than some people I know…)
a. 9.88 seconds
b. 10.01 seconds
c. 11.34 seconds
d. 12.9 seconds
e. 16 seconds

2. A famous film and TV star is now in jail, serving inmates meals as part of his jail duties. Who? (Hint: it’s ironic that the sentence is 48 days)

3. A Philadelphia TV news anchor started a vacation last Monday, somewhat early. Who? How does this relate to our topic? (Hint: the incident did not occur in Philadelphia, but in New York City)

4. We all know it is unwise, illegal, irresponsible and lethal to drive intoxicated. But Joe Cullen, assistant coach of the Detroit Lions of the National Football League, did much more than that. What did he do?

5. What famous actor and director got in so much trouble in July 2006 that the head of the Anti-Defamation League had to accept his apology?

6. In a 2006 film, an Aston Martin set a record for car stunts on film, rolling seven times in one take – and rolling into the Guinness Book of World Records. What film? (Hint: the car is a clue)

7. What do media celebs Hilary Swank, Bobby Brown, Tyler Perry and Jewel have in common?

8. The 2008 Guinness Book of World Records will include Mathew McKnight who set a car-related record near Monroeville (Pittsburgh area) in 2001. It is not a record he hopes anyone ever has to match or break. It hurt. What was it?

9. About 11,000 people a year submerge their cars in bodies of water, either by or not by design. If your car starts to sink, you should, according to the Web site Everything2, lower the windows but not try opening the doors. How come? And what is the first thing you should do?

10. What did Isadora Duncan, Albert Camus and Jayne Mansfield have in common?

Answers –

1. c. This was achieved by Striker, a border collie owned and trained by Francis V. Gadassi (Hungary). The record was set on Sept. 1, 2004, in Quebec City, Canada.

2. Kiefer Sutherland, who plays Jack Bauer in “24.” Earlier this month, he reported to the Glendale City Jail to begin a 48-day stay for DUI arrest while under probation for another DUI.

3. Alycia Lane of Philadelphia CBS 3 started her vacation Dec. 17, instead of Dec. 23 as scheduled, because of her arrest in connection with an altercation in New York for which she was arrested. She and friends were in a cab and got out of the cab at the time.

4. Cullen drove through a late-night Wendy’s drive-through while naked. Eight days later, Cullen was arrested for a DUI.

5. Mel Gibson, who allegedly hurried anti-Semitic epithets while being arrested for a DUI infraction.

6. “Casino Royale”

7. All have said that, at one time or another, they lived in their cars for some period of time.

8, According to the Guinness Book of World Records, he flew the farthest after being hit by a car. A car going 70 m.p.h. hit McKnight and launched him about 118 feet in the air. He’s okay now…

9. Water pressure from outside makes it too hard to open the doors. Opening the windows, however, allows water inside, and once the water comes inside, opening the doors will be easier. The first thing, though, is to take off your seat belt.

10. Each took a final car ride to the other side.

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