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There Has To Be An Easier Way #2 Quiz


I received great compliments and comments about the first quiz and even some requests to do another. So, #2 is dedicated to the throngs of fans and well-wishers-(all three of you), who've asked me to do another quiz on this theme. Enjoy!

A multiple-choice quiz by krazykritik. Estimated time: 7 mins.
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Author
krazykritik
Time
7 mins
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Multiple Choice
Quiz #
325,544
Updated
Dec 03 21
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10
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Question 1 of 10
1. Poor and destitute Harry Bensley of Thetford, England, accepted an odd challenge from two rich gentlemen. They offered him 100,000 English pounds if he could fulfill the conditions of a bet. He'd have to wait for his 15 minutes of fame because one condition was to wear a five-pound iron mask while accomplishing the feat.

What was the strange challenge he accepted?

(no infants were injured in the performance of this stunt)
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Question 2 of 10
2. A Columbian named Jose Ordonez got more than his fifteen minutes of fame when he set off on this 'hilarious' marathon on December 6, 2004. His feat was broadcast live on RCN-Radio in Bogota, Columbia.

What 'hilarious' marathon was Jose credited with accomplishing?
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Question 3 of 10
3. You can help Tony Evans, of Powder Springs, Georgia, get closer to his fifteen minutes of fame by purchasing one of these items, which is his patented invention for big game hunters. He's not getting rich because there's no way to get testimony as to whether the invention works or not.

What invention better work for hunters who are foolish enough to rely on it?
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Question 4 of 10
4. Once is bad enough, twice is rare, more than twice is unheard of. Yet, Roy C. Sullivan, a U.S. park ranger, had this happen seven times between 1942 and 1977. If Sullivan were alive today, I'd bet my last nickel he'd be telling everybody 'where to put' his fifteen minutes of fame.

What happened to Ranger Roy seven times that gives new meaning to the term, "seven times lucky"?
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Question 5 of 10
5. Beverly R. Lynch patented this invention as a new way to 'reward' young children who use their own initiative. I'm not too sure if she's experienced her fifteen minutes of fame yet, but it may have helped a lot of very young kids aspire to become composers (or should I say composters?)

What is it that Beverly Lynch is credited with inventing?

(requests anyone?)
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Question 6 of 10
6. In the early 1990s, entrepreneur Pierce Ledbetter's newly patented product found its way into stores. Gardeners swear by it and on breezy days, their neighbours swear too. It's slogan claims it's, "The Number Two Best Seller". I feel the company's employees deserve Pierce's fifteen minutes of fame.

Which of the following products does Ledbetter owe his success to?

(I wonder if Dumbo, Simba, and Baloo received any royalties?)

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Question 7 of 10
7. An Indian holy man named Lotan Baba left home at age twelve with his only goal being to promote world peace. Having no desire for fifteen minutes of fame, he got it anyway because he 'rolls' everywhere he goes. He once publicly announced and served a self-imposed penance, for reasons nobody knew.

What was the self-imposed punishment that Lotan undertook and completed?

(sounds like he was waiting for service at the bank)
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Question 8 of 10
8. Talk about being a dedicated learner! In 2003, Poppy Faldmo, a medical student in Montevideo, Uruguay, didn't have enough money to get this necessary procedure performed, so she did it herself. There's got to be an easier way to gain fifteen minutes of fame.

How did Poppy Faldmo save herself four-thousand dollars?

(she really earned her ice cream for doing this)
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Question 9 of 10
9. Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is an unlikely manner in which anyone would want to gain fifteen minutes of fame but Michael Kearney, born January 18, 1984, in Honolulu, Hawaii, accomplished an amazingly outstanding feat that shows us all there's no limit to the ability of the human mind.

What awesome feat did Michael Kearney accomplish at the age of six?

(did he take recess and lunch breaks?)
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Question 10 of 10
10. Doing this would certainly give you fifteen minutes of fame, but there has to be an easier way. Nevertheless, on May 25, 1981, Dan Goodwin of Kennebunkport, Maine, achieved this despite the best efforts of the Chicago Police to stop him.

What did Dan do that garnered him so much attention that day?

(dressing as Spiderman likely got him more attention than he wanted)
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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Poor and destitute Harry Bensley of Thetford, England, accepted an odd challenge from two rich gentlemen. They offered him 100,000 English pounds if he could fulfill the conditions of a bet. He'd have to wait for his 15 minutes of fame because one condition was to wear a five-pound iron mask while accomplishing the feat. What was the strange challenge he accepted? (no infants were injured in the performance of this stunt)

Answer: Push a baby buggy through England and 18 countries without being recognized

Harry Bensley left Trafalgar Square on January 1, 1908, with an iron mask on his face and pushing a baby buggy (no infant included). He was accompanied by an aide hired to make sure Harry followed the conditions of the wager. On August 14, 1914, he found himself in Genoa, Italy, having completed an estimated 30,000 miles over eleven countries.

The challenge came to an end with the onset of WWI. The men who made the wager gave Harry the paltry sum of 4,000 pounds, and so he went off and joined the army. Harry Bensley passed away on May 21, 1956, in Brighton, England.
2. A Columbian named Jose Ordonez got more than his fifteen minutes of fame when he set off on this 'hilarious' marathon on December 6, 2004. His feat was broadcast live on RCN-Radio in Bogota, Columbia. What 'hilarious' marathon was Jose credited with accomplishing?

Answer: He managed to tell 9,000 jokes in 65 hours

Most people can't tell one joke without stumbling, let along 9,000 of them over 65 hours. That's one joke every 26 seconds, so I imagine Jose Ordonez knows a lot of riddles and knock-knock ditties. I didn't believe this until I found a link on the online story page that takes you to the "Guinness Book of Records" where his accomplishment is recorded. I can't imagine the level of pain one reaches when running a 26 mile marathon, so I can't help but wonder about the pain level in Jose's jaw.
3. You can help Tony Evans, of Powder Springs, Georgia, get closer to his fifteen minutes of fame by purchasing one of these items, which is his patented invention for big game hunters. He's not getting rich because there's no way to get testimony as to whether the invention works or not. What invention better work for hunters who are foolish enough to rely on it?

Answer: Eyeglasses with camouflaged netting lenses so animals can't see the whites of your eyes

As a former avid hunter, I can tell you that eight-foot tall kodiaks and fifteen hundred pound bull moose could care less if your eyes are blue, green, hazel, neon pink, OR white. Camouflaged glasses are NOT going to save you from an angry bull moose in mating season or an enraged grizzly. That is why hunters carry GUNS! If an animal that size IS close enough to see your eye colour, then all I can suggest is "Shoot!". Nevertheless, the invention is patented and on the market.
4. Once is bad enough, twice is rare, more than twice is unheard of. Yet, Roy C. Sullivan, a U.S. park ranger, had this happen seven times between 1942 and 1977. If Sullivan were alive today, I'd bet my last nickel he'd be telling everybody 'where to put' his fifteen minutes of fame. What happened to Ranger Roy seven times that gives new meaning to the term, "seven times lucky"?

Answer: He was struck by lightning

Somebody once said that "lightning never strikes in the same place twice". Roy agrees because he was hit seven times! The odds of being struck by lightning is one in 3000. The odds of being struck seven times and surviving is one in 22 times ten to the power of 24 (that's 22 followed by 24 zeros). Roy's friends deserted him one by one and even his own wife refused to share a bed with him anymore after being struck herself while in Roy's company. Roy became severely depressed because of this and took his own life in 1983.
5. Beverly R. Lynch patented this invention as a new way to 'reward' young children who use their own initiative. I'm not too sure if she's experienced her fifteen minutes of fame yet, but it may have helped a lot of very young kids aspire to become composers (or should I say composters?) What is it that Beverly Lynch is credited with inventing? (requests anyone?)

Answer: A musical potty chair that plays happy tunes when 'used successfully'

Now, I think I know where some of today's 'musical artists' get the inspiration for their music. They play a game called "musical potties"! On July 27, 1999, Beverly R. Lynch received a patent for her musical potty chair. It had a waterproof electronic circuit built into the base of the 'poo-potty' that activated pleasant musical notes and choruses whenever the child-in-training did a number one and/or a number two. I can't help but wonder what J.S.Bach's "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor" might have sounded like today had he grown up with one of these 'happy chairs' in his home.
6. In the early 1990s, entrepreneur Pierce Ledbetter's newly patented product found its way into stores. Gardeners swear by it and on breezy days, their neighbours swear too. It's slogan claims it's, "The Number Two Best Seller". I feel the company's employees deserve Pierce's fifteen minutes of fame. Which of the following products does Ledbetter owe his success to? (I wonder if Dumbo, Simba, and Baloo received any royalties?)

Answer: "Zoo Doo Compost" - packaged manure from zoo animals

Do you ever wonder why jungles looks so lush? Pierce Ledbetter asked that question and figured it might have something to do with the never-ending supply of animal poop. From there, his product, "Zoo Doo Compost", came to be and now Pierce has more than a dozen zoos supplying him with all the 'raw' materials he needs.

There are no plans as yet to pay royalties to "Dumbo the Elephant", "Simba the Lion", or "Baloo the Bear" and, like the question suggests, gardeners 'swear' by the product. On breezy days when the odor drifts, their neighbours 'swear' about the product too.
7. An Indian holy man named Lotan Baba left home at age twelve with his only goal being to promote world peace. Having no desire for fifteen minutes of fame, he got it anyway because he 'rolls' everywhere he goes. He once publicly announced and served a self-imposed penance, for reasons nobody knew. What was the self-imposed punishment that Lotan undertook and completed? (sounds like he was waiting for service at the bank)

Answer: He stood still for seven years

Doesn't standing still for seven years sounds a lot like lunchtime service at your bank these days? Lotan Baba, whose birth name is Mohan Das, holds the Guinness record for the "longest roll" at fifteen-thousand eight-hundred and eighty-five kilometres. That's punishment enough in my opinion, but to give yourself a self-imposed sentence of standing still for seven years makes one wonder exactly what Lotan did to make him feel he deserved this self-torture.
8. Talk about being a dedicated learner! In 2003, Poppy Faldmo, a medical student in Montevideo, Uruguay, didn't have enough money to get this necessary procedure performed, so she did it herself. There's got to be an easier way to gain fifteen minutes of fame. How did Poppy Faldmo save herself four-thousand dollars? (she really earned her ice cream for doing this)

Answer: She removed her own tonsils

The only thing I remember about having a tonsillectomy was the doctor and nurses bringing me ice cream all day long, so that's why my clue said she "earned her ice cream". Poppy was trying to put herself through medical school and couldn't afford to pay for the tonsillectomy.

Her teacher later stated, "she did a great job considering she had to do it in front of a mirror". She made a full recovery, but has since sent a bill to the board of physicians in Uruguay.
9. Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is an unlikely manner in which anyone would want to gain fifteen minutes of fame but Michael Kearney, born January 18, 1984, in Honolulu, Hawaii, accomplished an amazingly outstanding feat that shows us all there's no limit to the ability of the human mind. What awesome feat did Michael Kearney accomplish at the age of six? (did he take recess and lunch breaks?)

Answer: Graduated high school with honors

At age four, Michael took the precociously difficult John Hopkins math program and scored 100%...without studying! At age six, he graduated from high school, and at age eight, received his college degree as an Associate of Science in Geology. At the 'ripe old age' of ten, he acquired his bachelor's degree in anthropology from the University of Southern Alabama. If that wasn't enough, he graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a master's in biochemistry at the age of 14.

His thesis for that degree is entitled "Kinetic Isotope Effects of Thymidine Phosphorylase" while his research work focused on, get this, the kinetics of an glycosyltransferase involved in nucleotide synthesis.

At the age of 16, he accepted a position as a teaching professor at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee, and while he taught, he also worked his way to his second master's degree, this time in computer science.
10. Doing this would certainly give you fifteen minutes of fame, but there has to be an easier way. Nevertheless, on May 25, 1981, Dan Goodwin of Kennebunkport, Maine, achieved this despite the best efforts of the Chicago Police to stop him. What did Dan do that garnered him so much attention that day? (dressing as Spiderman likely got him more attention than he wanted)

Answer: He climbed the Sears Tower in Chicago using suction cups

Dan Goodwin, a.k.a. "Spiderman", has scaled many of the tallest buildings and structures in the world, "just because they were there". He rarely uses anything more than suction cups on his hands and feet and even scaled the outside of Toronto's CN Tower twice in one day in June 1986, which I had the pleasure of watching personally.

At the time of the Sears Tower climb, he did not have permission but went ahead with the climb anyway. It didn't take long for the police to notice him as he was dressed in a Spiderman costume.
Source: Author krazykritik

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