So the new year is finally here and if you’re having trouble reading this, you’re getting no sympathy from me as I’m having trouble writing it! I drank everything I could get my hands on to help me forget the past year filled with political rancor, ‘fake news’, tweets and sciatica! The good news about this first week of the new year is that your resolutions are mostly still in tact – ok, some of them. I know how you all looked forward to pop quizzes when you were in school, so here’s one to clear that head of yours and start the new year off with an educational experience. Answers below, but don’t start off the new year by cheating!
- When was the first New Year’s celebrated?
– 2000 B.C.
– 1 A.D.
– 150 AC/DC
– I don’t remember I was too drunk
- What percentage of Americans make New Year’s resolutions?
– Only the top 1%
– All the Millennials
– As many as break them by February
- Tradition says that the more ____ a person has on New Year’s Eve, the more prosperity he or she will experience the following year.
– People to kiss
– Leafy greens
– Bologna sandwiches
- How many glasses of Champagne will America drink this New Years?
– too many
- In the last scene of When Harry Met Sally, after they kissed, what song played?
– I’ve Been Cheated
– Auld Lang Syne
– Sally Go Round the Roses
– Make An Ugly Woman You Wife
- What is the most common symbol associated with New Years?
– The Grim Reaper
– A baby
– Playboy’s Miss January
– Foster Brooks
- What happens if a couple celebrating New Years together do not kiss?
– He’s not getting lucky
– They buy more breath mints
– He’s not only not getting to 1st base, he’s not even getting into the batter’s box
– They’ll be seeing a divorce attorney in the morning
- Typically _____ gather in Time Square on New Year’s to watch the ball drop
– Millennials looking for loose change on the street
– Broadway ticket scalpers
– Muggers and pick pockets
– One million people
- What do the words Auld Lang Syne mean?
– Up yours
– Times gone by
– There’s better days ahead
– Good riddance
- According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, what is the most common object stolen on New Years Eve
– your soul
- 22% of New Year’s frolickers admit to
– Grand theft auto
– Not knowing where they are much less what time it is
– Having their first drink
– Falling asleep before midnight
Answers: 1. 2,000 B.C.; 2. 45%; 3. leafy greens; 4. 36,000,000; 5. Auld Lang Syne; 6. baby; 7. Seeing an attorney in the morning; 8. 1,000,000 people; 9. times gone by; 10. car; 11. falling asleep before midnight
The entire staff here at ‘From A Bird’s Eye View’, wish you a happy and healthy 2018. OK, there is no ‘staff’ here, but Suzanne and I are hoping that this year will be your very best – make it so!