It used to be Diet Dr. Pepper…
1. This actor has appeared in more James Bond films than anyone else involved with the franchise.
That would be Desmond Llewelyn, who played Q. Up until his death in 1999 he appeared in every Bond flick except “Live and Let Die.” When he had scheduling conflicts for that movie the producers decided to write out his character out of the script rather than have someone else play the role because Q is Awesome.
2. Speaking of Bond – What children’s book, later made into a movie, was written by Ian Fleming?
Oddly enough, Ian Fleming wrote “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.” I had no idea. I found out when I was double checking Desmond Llewelyn’s year of death (he was in this movie too, because he is Awesome).
3. What is the significance of FACE in the musical world?
I don’t know if there is a proper name for them, but F, A, C and E are the notes of the spaces between the lines of the treble clef.
Freakazoid! Did you know that Floyd the barber cuts his hair?
5. What was VH1’s pick for Number 1 in their “100 Greatest Songs of the 90’s”?
“Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana. I am a total sucker for VH1’s countdowns. When we watched this one, it got to #1 and my husband and I both sighed and said “Of course,” and then we had to try to explain the impact Nirvana had on music to our confused son.
6. What is “a stable emulsion of oil, egg yolk and either vinegar or lemon juice, with many options for embellishment with other herbs and spices” according to Wikipedia?
Mayonnaise (yuck). It is so bad, but it makes eggs so good
Where a philips head screw has a cross, and a flathead has a line, a robertson has a square. They are the best screws ever.
8. Which soda pop has the most caffeine?
This was more difficult to confirm than I had thought, there’s a lot of conflicting numbers out there. I’m going to assume that the official Pepsi site I found has the most accurate information. Pepsi Max wins it, by a long shot (if you don’t count Jolt, which I’m not) Mountain Dew and Pepsi One come in second.
9. What movie, when put through Babelfish a few times, becomes “Week of the Ring: Returning of the Wages”
“Lord of the Rings: Return of the King” If you haven’t tried the Babelfish game, you should. It’s pretty fun.
10. And on that note – Who wrote “Only in our dreams are we free. The rest of the time we need wages.”
This is one of my favorite passages from Sir Terry Pratchett’s “Wyrd Sisters.” It’s slightly Hamlet-y, you’d like it.