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HEALTH
June 2, 2012
Woolly trivia: • The hair on your head grows at about 0.00000001 miles per hour. That's a half-inch per month. • Every day, the 5 million or so hairs on an adult's body add about 40 yards of new growth. • At any given moment, about 90% of the hairs on your head are growing and 10% are getting ready to abandon ship. • Even on a good day, about 100 hairs from your head will fall out. • The average person could lose tens of thousands of hairs from their scalp without really noticing a difference.
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NEWS
February 17, 2014 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
At Presidents Day, we honor our past commanders in chief by pulling out the trivia.  See how well you score on our quiz of presidents past. Trivia quiz loading... .articlerail, #pmad-rail {display:none;}      
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2011
What star of "Bye Bye Birdie" earned a supporting actress nomination for "Psycho"? Janet Leigh
BUSINESS
September 3, 2013 | By Scott Wilson
For centuries, gold has driven people to extremes. Explorers have circled the globe in search of it, miners have given up everything to dig for it and consumers pay large amounts for tiny pieces of it. How much do you know about gold? Test your knowledge with this quiz. 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ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2011
'Carnal Knowledge' Ann-Margret was nominated for a supporting actress Oscar in Mike Nichols' controversial 1971 drama. She stole the film as Susan, a party girl who enters into a horrific relationship with a womanizer (Jack Nicholson). 'Tommy' The actress picked up a Golden Globe and lead actress Oscar nod as pinball wizard Tommy's (Roger Daltrey) outrageous mother in Ken Russell's electric 1975 adaptation of the Who's seminal rock opera. 'Viva Las Vegas' Ann-Margret reunited with her "Bye Bye Birdie" director, George Sidney, for this rollicking 1964 Elvis Presley musical in which she plays swimming instructor Rusty Martin, who is romanced by Presley's Grand Prix racer, Lucky.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 14, 2011
This TV and movie star, who turns 56 on Saturday, was born in Idar-Oberstein, West Germany. Who is he? Bruce Willis
ENTERTAINMENT
September 1, 2011
Answer: This mass movie quiz and concert presented by the American Film Institute and hosted by Alex Trebek of "Jeopardy!" tests its audience's knowledge of Hollywood trivia. Question: What is "The Big Picture"? Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave, L.A. 7:30 p.m. Sun. $11-158. (323) 850-2000. http://www.hollywoodbowl.com
NEWS
February 24, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Tempe, Ariz. -- Shane Demmitt, the Angels' assistant equipment manager and trivia savant, was the featured attraction in Friday morning's daily team meeting, as Manager Mike Scioscia presented him with the Wimbledon-like trophy he received for winning the MLB Network's "Baseball IQ" game show. A large contingent of club officials, fellow clubhouse employees and a handful of players joined Demmitt at a Tempe-area restaurant to watch him beat New York Mets statistical analyst Ben Baumer in the final round, which aired Thursday night.
NEWS
February 23, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Angels assistant equipment manager and trivia savant Shane Demmitt won the MLB Network's "Baseball IQ" game show, defeating New York Mets statistical analyst Ben Baumer in the final round, which aired Thursday night on the network. By winning the competition, which began with 32 players, including one from each of the 30 major league clubs, Demmitt earned $45,000 for the Angels Baseball Foundation. Demmitt beat Chuck Morgan, the Texas Rangers senior vice president of ballpark entertainment, in the first round and Tony Blengino, the Seattle Mariners' special assistant to the general manager in the second round.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 12, 1997 | SUSAN KING
Joan Allen, best supporting nominee for "The Crucible," is the only acting nominee who was also nominated last year. She was a best supporting contender for "Nixon." * "The English Patient" nominees Ralph Fiennes and Juliette Binoche previously starred together in the ill-fated 1992 remake of "Wuthering Heights." * If "Sling Blade's" Billy Bob Thornton wins for best actor and best original screenplay, he will be the first person in Oscar history to do so for the same film.
NEWS
April 12, 2013 | By Amy Hubbard
Friday's National Grilled Cheese Day is a foodie holiday that's of obscure origin but is easy to get behind -- unlike, say, Bread Machine Baking Month (January) or Soy Foods Month (April). The entire month of April has been dubbed Grilled Cheese Month (sorry, soy foods), and it brings out the best in grilled-cheese chefs.  Examples: Brie with bacon from L.A.'s Grilled Cheese Truck ; Fontina and provolone on house-made garlic bread from San Francisco-based the Melt ; and the fried egg-topped croque-madame from La Dijonaise in Culver City.  Occasionally, it also brings out the worst.
SPORTS
March 21, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell and Amy Hubbard
The NCAA tournament tips off Thursday, and as you wonder how your bracket will hold up, see whether you can ace our March Madness quiz, below.  The Los Angeles Times' college basketball gurus met up for a live chat this week to talk favorites, upsets and Cinderellas.  Here are a few highlights by region: Chris Dufresne said in the East he had favored Indiana but lost faith in the team and was favoring Miami.  Mike Hiserman said down South...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 2013 | By Gale Holland, Los Angeles Times
The door to the bar in Palms swung open, and strains of the theme from "Rocky III" burst into the street: "It's the eye of the tiger / It's the thrill of the fight!" It was the call to arms for the Tuesday trivia night at the Irish Times pub. A tall man stood among the Irish flags and faux-antique Guinness etchings and shot off the first question: "An NFL broadcaster who earned a law degree. " Regulars nursing craft brews and munching on mozzarella sticks at the bar ignored him. But in the corner, John Verran and his trivia team worked intently on the correct answer.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 2013 | By Gina McIntyre
  The 85th Academy Award nominations certainly managed a few surprises Thursday morning --no nominations for directors Ben Affleck ("Argo") or Kathryn Bigelow ("Zero Dark Thirty"), lots of Oscar warmth for "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and Michael Haneke's French-language drama "Amour. "  But the nominations announcement also yielded some fun trivia too.  Did you know?  There are four first-time nominees in the lead acting categories: Bradley Cooper ("Silver Linings Playbook")
ENTERTAINMENT
August 26, 2012 | By Susan Carpenter
Children's books were the fastest-growing segment of the industry in 2011, increasing 12%, to $2.78 billion, according to BookStats. Other surprising facts about children's literature are: 50+ million = Number of copies of "The Hunger Games" trilogy that are now in print in the United States. James Patterson: Bestselling author for children ages 8 to 16 in 2011. He has sold more than 22 million middle grade and young adult books worldwide. Number of children under school age whom Stephenie Meyer was mothering while she wrote "Twilight": three - all of them boys.
HEALTH
June 2, 2012
Woolly trivia: • The hair on your head grows at about 0.00000001 miles per hour. That's a half-inch per month. • Every day, the 5 million or so hairs on an adult's body add about 40 yards of new growth. • At any given moment, about 90% of the hairs on your head are growing and 10% are getting ready to abandon ship. • Even on a good day, about 100 hairs from your head will fall out. • The average person could lose tens of thousands of hairs from their scalp without really noticing a difference.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 1997 | NICK ANDERSON
They came, they buzzed, they answered. Edison High School's five-member Scholar Bowl team took home a $2,500 prize and national trivia bragging rights this week after capturing a prestigious tournament of academic quiz champions in Washington. Among the questions that turned the tide in a tense 45-minute contest against a Charleston, S.C., team: "Imaginary mass can travel faster than light. What are these theoretical particles called?"
ENTERTAINMENT
September 22, 2006 | Ron Berthel, Associated Press
Ken Jennings has been a lifelong trivia fan. Now he's also the answer to a trivia question: "In 2004, who won 74 consecutive games and more than $2.5 million to become the all-time champion on TV's 'Jeopardy!'?" Jennings is also the author of a new book, "Brainiac: Adventures in the Curious, Competitive, Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs," which is the reason for his recent visit to New York, the first stop on his book tour. In the book, Jennings neatly blends the story of his "Jeopardy!"
ENTERTAINMENT
March 5, 2012
"Sexy Rexy" was the nickname of what Oscar- and Tony Award-winning British actor? Rex Harrison
NEWS
February 24, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Tempe, Ariz. -- Shane Demmitt, the Angels' assistant equipment manager and trivia savant, was the featured attraction in Friday morning's daily team meeting, as Manager Mike Scioscia presented him with the Wimbledon-like trophy he received for winning the MLB Network's "Baseball IQ" game show. A large contingent of club officials, fellow clubhouse employees and a handful of players joined Demmitt at a Tempe-area restaurant to watch him beat New York Mets statistical analyst Ben Baumer in the final round, which aired Thursday night.
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