Know Your Super Bowl Trivia?

football browniesWhether you watch it for the game, the commercials or the halftime show, the Super Bowl is must-see TV. Super Bowl Sunday has become a de facto American holiday and chances are you’ll be among the 110+ million sitting around a TV come February 3.

Super Bowl questions reign supreme on Answers.com this time of year. Before you chow down on wings and nachos, brush up on your NFL trivia with these popular questions about Super Bowl 47:

How many people watch the Super Bowl?

Which NFL teams have never played in a Super Bowl?

Has a rookie quarterback ever gone to the Super Bowl?

Which NFL team has won the most Super Bowls?

Which city has hosted the most Super Bowl games?

What NFL player has the most Super Bowl rings?

How much do NFL players get paid for winning the Super Bowl?

Does the losing team of the Super Bowl receive rings?

This year’s big game is a matchup between the San Francisco 49ers (Super Bowl champs five times) and the Baltimore Ravens (one-time Super Bowl winners). Who do you think will take home the Vince Lombardi trophy? Tell us in the comments.

Sister, friend, lover of krokets and Makker: Meet Ireen22

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It’s hard to stop bragging about our contributor from the Netherlands, Ireen22! She is outstanding as a person, accomplished in many areas, including equestrian sports and photography, and she’s a real star on Answers.com! Irene gives all she has to her missions, having completed 50 for WikiAnswers Influential Teens (WIT) and 50 for Special Project Assistant (SPA). She holds badges as a Category Supervisor, a WikiReviewer, a Noble WikiGuide, a Vandal Patrol Generalist and she has more than 38,000 contributions. She never forgets her friends on the site and she views life with an open mind and heart. Read more to learn about this very special young woman from the Netherlands. Continue reading “Sister, friend, lover of krokets and Makker: Meet Ireen22”

Meet Fixit895: Crossover from Scotland!

Born on the other side of the Atlantic in Scotland, he now makes his home in Canada. This very week Fixit895 (aka Charlie) reached 10,000 answers on the site! He supervises the Glue and Adhesives and Manufactured and Mobile Homes categories (a clue to his username) and he is also a WikiGuide for Community Outreach and a TIP member. He can figure out how to fix anything and loves to answer questions on the site. On a personal note, he has an admirable military background. We are proud to have him with us! Read on to learn more about this well-travelled and seasoned Supervisor. Continue reading “Meet Fixit895: Crossover from Scotland!”

Five facts about Martin Luther King, Jr.

MLK Jr.This week the US celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. The civil rights leader is perhaps most famous for his “I have a dream” speech, delivered to more than 200,000 people in Washington on August 28, 1963. That March on Washington was influential in the passing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

In honor of MLK Day (January 21) here are five facts you might not know about the iconic civil rights leader:

  1. Martin was born as Michael King. His father, Martin Luther King, Sr., was also born with the name Michael but changed it to Martin when he was 22. He intended his son to also be Martin but claims that the birth certificate stated the wrong name. MLK Jr. never legally changed his name so he died as Michael King.
  2. Martin was only 26 years old when he led the Montgomery bus boycott.
  3. Martin wrote his famous Letter from Birmingham Jail in the margins of a newspaper because that is the only paper he had.
  4. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee, but did you know five years before that he was stabbed with a letter opener by a homeless woman?
  5. The most well known part of Martin’s celebrated speech, “I have a dream,” were improvised.

Illinois was the first state to recognize Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a holiday. Not until 2000 did all 50 states follow suit, with Utah being the last to recognize the holiday. Martin’s birthday was January 15 but the US celebrates the leader on the third Monday of January every year.

Skullcandy88: Just our cup of tea!

There’s almost nothing that he hasn’t done on the site: Category Supervisor, Senior Vandal Patrol, Special Project Assistant, Community Outreach, Mentoring Program Graduate and more than 68,000 contributions. He prides himself on using proper grammar and he loves tea. This intelligent young man from England is one of our top Supervisors who oversees a wide range of categories. He is truly a source of inspiration and knowledge. Check out his bio to learn all about Skullcandy88 and maybe, if we ask, he will share the secret to a perfect cup of tea! Continue reading “Skullcandy88: Just our cup of tea!”

Judy Olmsted: a woman to be reckoned with!

It is a real pleasure to introduce Judy Olmsted, our first TIP graduate, who now excels at splitting alternates, re-categorization and, of course, answering questions on the site, among other features! Though Judy joined our online community recently, she has already become a bronze contributor with her over 2800 contributions in the Health, Human Anatomy and Biology categories. A former teacher, she is much loved by her students who voted her the Teacher of the Year three times – not to mention her own college who awarded her the honor of Educator of the Year! We are lucky to have Judy on our team, and soon she will be an Answers.com Supervisor, too! Read more and get to know her and her sense of humor… Continue reading “Judy Olmsted: a woman to be reckoned with!”

Most Anticipated Celebrity Babies of 2013

kimkardashianCelebrity pregnancies are a hot topic on Answers.com. You’re always curious about what stars are expecting and when. Maybe it’s the “they’re just like us” factor that entices us. Is it reassuring to see A-listers suffer from morning sickness and excessive weight gain just like us? Or maybe it’s simpler than that and no one can resist a sweet newborn, celebrity or not. Either way, here’s our list of the most anticipated celeb babies of 2013.

The royal offspring of Prince William and his commoner-turned-duchess wife, Kate Middleton, tops our list of the most highly anticipated celebrity baby due to arrive in 2013. Rockstar progeny are a dime a dozen. A tot heir to the throne? Now that doesn’t happen often. Kate is due in early summer with the child that will be the future king or queen of England.

What do you get when you mix the DNA of Hollywood’s most overexposed reality star and a narcissistic rapper? Kimye, the nickname of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West‘s baby-to-be. Kanye announced the pregnancy at an Atlantic City concert in December and the Internet has been abuzz since. Get this — Kim’s divorce from Kris Humphries (remember their infamous 72-day marriage?) won’t even be finalized by the time the baby is born. Oy. Prepare yourselves for an onslaught of coverage about this babe.

Who else is expecting a bundle of joy in 2013? People Magazine’s sexiest man alive, Channing Tatum, will become a father in 2013. Jenna Bush, daughter of former president George W. Bush, is pregnant with her first baby and due in spring. And Jessica Simpson announced her second pregnancy, only seven months after giving birth to her daughter, Maxwell.

Any other celeb babies we missed that you’re anticipating? Check out more Q&A on Answers.com’s celebrity pregnancy category page.