WEEKLY TRIVIA CONTEST

    

Watch CTV, on Channel 3, for our weekly trivia contest.

A new question will appear each week.

Answer correctly and win a 16 oz. CTV Travel mug with a safety lid!

*Winners must pick up mug from City Hall.

Here are some of the past trivia topics:
John Lee Richmond was the first pitcher to throw a perfect no hitter game on June 12, 1880.

There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

The Minnesota Twins won the World Series in 1991, the year that Calabasas was incorporated.

74% of Calabasas residents have a college degree.

There are 12 stops on the Calabasas Trolley route.

The seven wonders of the world are; The Great Pyramid of Giza, The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, The Statue of Zeus at Olympia, The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, The Colossus of Rhodes, and The Lighthouse of Alexandria.

The first Calabasas City Hall was located at 233622 Calabasas Road, Suite 149, Old Town Calabasas.

The Name "Calabasas" first appeared in the San Fernando Mission records on 
Aug. 18, 1795.

The De Anza explorers first visited the Calabasas area in 1776.

The Hummingbird is the only bird that can fly backwards.

Jimmy Carter was the first U.S. President to be born in a hospital.

Jousting is the state sport of Maryland.

The San Francisco Cable Cars are the only mobile U.S. National Monument.

It only took John Hughes two days to write the screen play for Weird Science.

There are 118 ridges around the edge of a dime.

Honey is the only food that does not spoil.

The Elephant is the only mammal that can not jump.

Earth is the most dense planet.

Mickey Mouse was the first non-human to win an Oscar.

Iceland consumes the most Coca-Cola per capita.

"Dances with Wolves" was voted best picture in 1991, the year Calabasas was incorporated.

Monaco is 0.73 square miles.

There have been 6 Calabasas City Council elections since the city was first incorporated.

The original Calabasas High School opened in 1880.

Miguel Leonis was known as the Basque King of Calabasas in the mid 1800's.

"Tarzan", "M*A*S*H" and "Plant of the Apes" were all partially filmed in Calabasas.

Lester Agoure Sr. operated a small group of stores at the site of the Sagebrush Cantina in the 1920's.

The large disk in Tiddleywinks is called the squidger.

Miguel Leonis and his wife Ispirtu moved into the Leonis Adobe in 1880

200 Million years ago the earth contained one land mass called Pangaea.

The U.S. paid Russia 7.2 million dollars for the purchase of Alaska in 1867.

The mineral Fulgerite is formed when lightning hits sand.

A baby turkey is called a Poult.

The first attack on Pearl Harbor was at 7:53am and the second was at 8:55am

The first woman in space was Russian Valentina Tereshkova in 1963.  The United States followed twenty years later with Sally Ride in 1983.

A Swan is the offspring of a cob and a pen

The sun travels 186,282 miles per second which takes 8 minutes and 19 seconds to reach the Earth

London was the first city in the world to use parking meters.

The group Duran Duran got its name from a character in the movie "Barbarella" starring Jane Fonda

Myrmacologists is the study of ants.

The 100 years war lasted for 116 years, from 1337 to 1453

 

City of Calabasas 2014