Sunday, February 19, 2012

Are you smarter than a 60 year old?

*Note: Not to brag or anything, but I didn't miss any. #13 made me stop and think, and I narrowed it down to two, and chose the right one!

THIS WAS HARDER THAN I THOUGHT.....THE ANSWERS WERE ON THE TIP OF MY TONGUE....I REMEMBERED, BUT ............

DON'T LOOK BELOW FOR THE ANSWERS UNTIL YOU HAVE TRIED IT OUT A TEST FOR 'OLDER' KIDS. US OLDER KIDS DON'T CHEAT!


01.After the Lone Ranger saved the day and rode off into the sunset, the grateful citizens would ask, Who was that masked man? Invariably, someone would answer, I don't know, but he left this behind. What did he leave behind?________________.

02.When the Beatles first came to the U.S. .In early 1964, we all watched them on The _______________ Show.

03'Get your kicks, __________________.'

04.'The story you are about to see is true. The names have been changed to ___________________.'

05.'In the jungle, the mighty jungle, ________________.'

06. After the Twist, The Mashed Potato, and the Watusi, we 'danced' under a stick that was lowered as low as we could go in a dance called the '_____________.'


07.Nestle's makes the very best . .. . . _________ ______.'

08..Satchmo was America 's 'Ambassador of Goodwill.' Our parents shared this great jazz trumpet player with us. His name was _________________.

09.What takes a licking and keeps on ticking? _______________.

10. Red Skeleton's hobo character was named __________________ and Red always ended his television show by saying, 'Good Night, and '________ ________.. '

11.Some Americans who protested the Vietnam War did so by burning their______________.

12. The cute little car with the engine in the back and the trunk in the front was called the VW. What other names did it go by? ____________ &_______________.

13.In 1971, singer Don MacLean sang a song about, 'the day the music died.' This was a tribute to ___________________.

14..We can remember the first satellite placed into orbit. The Russians did it. It was called ___________________.

15. One of the big fads of the late 50's and 60's was a large plastic ring that we twirled around our waist. It was called the __ ______________.



16. Remember LS/MFT _____ _____/_____ _____ _____?



17. Hey Kids! What time is it? It's _____ ______ _____!



18. Who knows what secrets lie in the hearts of men? The _____ Knows!




ANSWERS :
01..The Lone Ranger left behind a silver bullet.
02.The Ed Sullivan Show
03..On Route 66
04..To protect the innocent.
05.The Lion Sleeps Tonight
06.The limbo
07.Chocolate
08..Louis Armstrong
09.The Timex watch
10..Freddy, The Freeloader and 'Good Night and God Bless.'
11.Draft cards (Bras were also burned. Not flags, as some have guessed)
12.Beetle or Bug
13.Buddy Holly
14.Sputnik
15.Hoola-hoop
16. Lucky Strike/Means Fine Tobacco

17. Howdy Doody Time

18. Shadow

7 comments:

Jimmie Earl said...

Curley already did this as my "test case" and did quite well for a "youngster." After all, she's only about 12 or 13 years younger than I. Way to go, girl!

Curley said...

Knew all of them but one but couldn't remember the ones I missed. #16, LS/MFT, That one I had never heard of before. I actually remember watching Freddy the Freeloader when I was a kid. I loved Red Skelton. It was fun.

Mellodee said...

100% But then what would one expect from someone older than dirt!

Terry said...

I got 'em all. I think my favorite Red Skelton character was San Fernando Red. I love trivia.
Terry

Maggie said...

I missed 3, 7 and 16 and I knew the second half of 10. I'm 40. I'm not smarter than a 60 year old.

Phoenix said...

I got them all but the last one. And #13 isn't just about Buddy Holly. It's about him, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper who also died in the plane crash with Holly.

Layne Case said...

Okay...I had to respond. Loved the "smarter than a 60 yr old". While I'm close...not there yet, but I loved answering those questions, although did a miss a few, but not too many.

I have to agree with others who posted...Red Skelton..THE BEST!!!!

Thanks for the walk through memory lane.

Layne Case