Today's Daily Break Theme is Headline News. Completion of this Daily Break will be worth 75 oodles.
Part 1: Extra, Extra!
a) Which fictional news anchor crashed a North Dakota newscast? - Ron Burgundy b) Which college football rivalry game ended with a wild 109-yard touchdown? - Auburn v. Alabama c) Which movie made it to the top of the box office? - "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" d) Amazon proposed a plan to use what to quickly deliver packages to its customers? - Drones e) Which musician agreed to perform at NYC's Madison Square Garden on a monthly basis? - Billy Joel
Part 2: Headline or Hoax? - Ths is a timed quiz. One is asked to decide whether or not these headline events actually took place. There are 8 events to answer in 1:30.
Beyonce and Jay Z Give up Meat for 22 Days - Yes Canadian Woman Loses $47 Million Lotto Ticket - Yes Twitter (Finally) Hires Woman to Board of Directors - Yes Facebook Figures Out How to Prevent Hackers - No Whales Trapped in Yosemite National Park - No Former Red Sox Star Jacoby Ellsbury to Play for Green Bay - No FSU Quarterback Jameis Winston Charged for Sexual Assualt - No USB Cords to be Reversible - Yes
Part 3: In Remembrance - This is a posting to remember the life of Nelson Mandela, who passed on Friday.
Today's Daily Break Theme is Pasta. Completion of this Daily Break will be worth 75 oodles.
Part 1: Work Your Noodle
a) Pasta is a great source of which nutrient? - Carbohydrates b) "Al dente" literally translates to what? - "to the tooth" c) True or false: Tomatoes were the first food to be paired with pasta. - False d) When is National Pasta Month? - October e) Where was the first American pasta factory opened? - New York
Part 2: Pasta All Around - This is a window game. One is asked to match the pastas to their names. The link of the picture to the correct answer is below.
Today's Daily Break Theme is It Takes Two. Completion of this Daily Break will be worth 75 oodles.
Part 1: Rom-Com Rendezvous
a) In "Love Actually," Prime Minister David is madly in love with one of his new staff members. What is her name? - Natalie b) Andie Anderson of "How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days" works at what magazine? - Composure c) Bridget Jones is a publishing assistant at a London publishing firm in "Bridget Jones's Diary." How old is she? - 32 d) In "What Women Want," Nick Marshall's fluke accident gives him what newfound ability? - The ability to hear what the women around him are thinking e) According to her father's stipulation in "10 Things I Hate About You," under what circumstance is Bianca allowed to date? - Her older sister, Kat also has a date
Part 2: We Go Together Like... - This is a window game. One is to match the item to its mate.
Jelly - Jar of Peanut Butter Thread - Needle Movies - Bowl of Popcorn Cheese - Glasses of White Wine Key - Lock Meatball - A plate of Spaghetti
Today's Daily Break Theme is Good Samaritans. Completion of this Daily Break will be worth 75 oodles.
Part 1: Charitable Trivia
a) Which Microsoft founder and his wife head the world's largest private foundation? - Bill Gates b) Charles Dickens penned which classic tale to illuminate the problems of the poor? - A Christmas Carol c) Which organization is famous for its Christmas "red kettle" collections? - The Salvation Army d) __________ collects toys for underprivileged children each holiday season. - Toys for Tots ** e) Who founded the American chapter of the Red Cross in 1881? - Clara Barton
** GSN is currently running a Toys for Tots Fundraising Campaign. To find out more about this, click here.
Part 2: Helping Hands - This is a window game. one is asked to match the charities to their mottos.
"Defending Dignity. Fighting Poverty." - Care "Working together to end poverty and injustice." - Oxfam America "Building a better world for children." - World Vision "We are their voice." - ASPCA "The nation's food bank network." - Feeding America "Ending breast cancer forever." - Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Today's Daily Break Theme is Snow. Completion of this Daily Break will be worth 75 oodles.
Part 1: Flurry of Facts
a) How many sides does a snowflake have? - 6 b) How tall was the largest snowman ever built? - Over 100 feet c) Which is NOT a term used by skiers to describe types of snow? - Licorice d) What color is snow? - Colorless e) A fear of snow is referred to as what? - Chionophobia
Part 2: What's The Difference? - Click on the difference between the two pictures.
Two Snowflakes - Missing Lower Stem Branches on "11 o'clock" snowflake on the right side Two Sets of Sled Dogs - Missing Left Ear on Dog on the Right.
Today's Daily Break Theme is Trophies. Completion of this Daily Break will be worth 75 oodles.
Part 1: How NOT to Handle Your Trophy - This amusing video is for viewing purposes only. The fun starts about 14 seconds into the video.
Part 2: Famous Sports Trophies - This is a window game. One is asked to match the trophies to its sport.
Football - Vince Lombardi Trophy Golf - Ryder Cup Hockey - Stanley Cup Cycling - Tour de France Yellow Jersey Soccer - World Cup Basketball - Larry O'Brien Trophy Cricket - Ashes Urn Yacht Racing - America's Cup
Part 3: Trophy Trivia
a) The Heisman Trophy is awarded annually to the top athlete in which sport? - College Football b) How often is the World Cup trophy awarded? - Every 4 years c) The Thomas Cup is a team trophy awarded for what sport? - Badminton d) The Curtis Cup is a team trophy awarded to female amateurs in what sport? - Golf e) What is the oldest trophy in North American pro sports? - Stanley Cup f) What is the name of the trophy awarded to the Canadian Football League Champion? - Grey Cup
Today's Daily Break Theme is Heisman Trophy. Completion of this Daily Break will be worth 75 oodles.
a) The Heisman Trophy is awarded each year to college football's... - Best Player b) Which former Florida State QB and Heisman Trophy winner went on to have a successful NBA career? - Charlie Ward c) Who is the first -- and only -- freshman to win the Heisman? - Johnny Manziel d) To date, this former Ohio State standout is the only player to win the Heisman twice. - Archie Griffin e) Peyton Manning lost the 1997 Heisman to what cornerback/punt returner/wide receiver? - Charles Woodson
Part 2: And the Nominees Are... - This is a window game. One is asked to match the 2013 Heisman Trophy candidates to their schools.
Alabama - AJ McCarron Auburn - Tre Mason Boston College - Andre Williams Florida State - Jameis Winston Northern Illinois - Jordan Lynch Texas A&M - Johnny Manziel
Part 3: Join the Conversation - One is asked to comment on who will win the Heisman Trophy. Note: To bypass doing this, just click on the Green Next>> button below the player's pictures.
Today's Daily Break Theme is Headline News. Completion of this Daily Break will be worth 75 oodles.
Part 1: What's Going On?
a) Who was named TIME's Person of the Year 2013? - Pope Francis b) The President, Danish Prime Minister, and British Prime Minister did what during Nelson Mandela's memorial service? - Took a Selfie c) The 2014 Golden Globe nominees were announced! Which of the following is NOT one of the nominees for the Best Motion Picture (Drama) category? - "Frozen" d) True or False: Adam Levine will be taking part in an Obamacare campaign. - True e) Who was cast as Wonder Woman in the upcoming film "Batman vs. Superman"? - Gal Gadot
Part 2: Headline or Hoax? - This is a timed quz. One is asked to answer 8 statements in 1:30 whether a statement is a headline or a hoax.
Police Track Down $648,000 Worth of Stolen Wine - Yes "Tina Fey" Nominated for Golden Globe - No Dr. Seuss Characters to Board Carnival Cruise Ships - Yes Kevin Federline Expecting Baby Number Six - Yes TV Show "Survivor" Cancelled - No Pro-Obamacare Rap Parodies "Drop It Like it's Hot" - Yes Instagram to Add Private Messaging - Yes Mandela Memorial Interpreter Used Accurate Sign Langauge - No
Today's Daily Break Theme is Childhood Tall Tales. Completion of this Daily Break will be worth 75 oodles.
Part 1: Let Your Imagination Run Wild
1) According to a 2006 poll, what percentage of Americans believed in Santa Claus as children? - Over 80% 2) What role does imagination play in child development? - Helps define reality 3) How old are most kids when they stop believing in Santa, the Tooth Fairy, and other fictional characters? - 8 4) As children's ______ skills increase, their belief in Santa and other mythical characters decreases. - Cognitive 5) Some studies have shown that for young children, a strong imagination is often correlated with ______. - Enhanced creativity
Part 2: Magically Mythological - This is a timed quiz. One is asked to choose the mythological character described in each clue. There are 12 question to answer in 2 minutes.
She pays cold hard cash for your pearly whites. (We don't wanna know what she does with them.) - The Tooth Fairy Though they usually live underground, these human-like creatures can also be found hanging out in gardens or roaming for Travelocity. - Gnomes Which character's Latino equivalent is the mouse Ratoncito Pérez? - The Tooth Fairy Who carries colorful springtime treats in his pouch for all the boys and girls? (Except the vegans, of course.) - The Easter Bunny These mischievous little men love green but hate banks. - Leprechauns With elfin spies crisscrossing the globe, he WILL find out if you've been naughty or nice. - Santa Claus Pull up your sheets! He's lurking under your bed right now. - The Bogeyman Who are the feisty fairies that earn their pots of gold as shoemakers? - Leprechauns Children better behave, lest their parents let this monster out of the closet. - The Bogeyman The famously generous 4th century bishop Saint Nicholas of Myra was the inspiration for which character? - Santa Claus He's usually seen out riding with his reindeer entourage - Santa Claus This character and his eggs began with the pagan festival of Eostre, where they were both symbols of fertility. - Easter Bunny
a) One of the most common ingredients in Ethiopian cuisine is a spice mixture called "berbere," which is similar to what? - Chili powder b) If it's your first time eating Ethiopian food, you might be surprised to find out that meals are typically served without what? - Eating utensils c) The national drink of Ethiopia is "tej," which is a type of what? - Honey wine d) What is used as a thickening agent in "wat," the stew-like national dish of Ethiopia? - Onions e) According to legend, what led to the discovery of coffee in Ethiopia during the 9th-century? - Dancing goats
Today's Daily Break Theme is State Spotlight (NC). Completion of this Daily Break will be worth 75 oodles.
Part 1: Find North Carolina on the Map! - One is asked to click on the state of North Carolina on the map. The picture of the map with the correct answer (North Carolina is in red) is listed on the hyperlink below.
a) North Carolina is the largest producer of ______________ in the nation. - Sweet potatoes b) In what North Carolina town did the Wright brothers take their first flight? - Kitty Hawk c) What is North Carolina's state insect? - Honey bee d) Which baseball player hit his first professional home run in Fayetteville, North Carolina? - Babe Ruth e) True or false: The first English colony in America settled in North Carolina. - True
Today's Daily Break Theme is Christmas Holiday Foods. Completion of this Daily Break will be worth 75 oodles.
Part 1: Let's Eat!
a) "Monkey's Tail" is a common Christmas drink in what country? - Chile b) What fast-food restaurant provides many of Japan's Christmas meals? - Kentucky Fried Chicken c) What traditional Christmas drink is served in the American Upper Midwest? - Tom and Jerry d) What seafood is commonly consumed by the French at Christmas? - Oysters e) A sheep's head is a main Christmas dish in what Scandinavian country? - Norway
Part 2: Traditional Treats - This is a window game. One is asked to match the holiday food to their countries.
Romania - Sarmale Japan - Soba India - Gujias England - Mince Pie Italy - Panettone Mexico - Tamale
Part 3: Join The Conversation - One is asked to state their favorite holiday treat. Personal Note: My favorite are chamucas, which are Portuguese samosas.
If one wants to not contribute to this without stating your favorite holiday food, one can always click on the NEXT>> button below the picture at anytime.
Today's Daily Break Theme is Elves. Completion of this Daily Break will be worth 75 oodles.
Part 1: Elfin Education
a) With which cookie and cracker brand are elves associated? - Keebler b) The word "elf" can trace its roots back to _________. - Old English c) In "The Lord of the Rings," Legolas also goes by what name? - Greenleaf d) Who was originally supposed to play Buddy in the film "Elf"? - Jim Carrey e) Each of Santa's elves has a very important job. Which elf is in charge of the Naughty or Nice List? - Alabaster Snowball
Part 2: What's The Difference? - Click on the differences between the two pictures. There are 3 sets of pictures to pick out the difference. Note: If one wants to bypass this portion of the Daily Break game at any time, then click on the NEXT>> button to go to the next set of pictures.
The link to the picture showing the correct answers is listed below.
Today's Daily Break Theme is History of Big Brands. Completion of this Daily Break will be worth 75 oodles.
Part 1: Big Brands Timeline Puzzle - This is a window game. One is asked to put the brands in order according to the years they debuted. The list of companies and their brand debut dates are listed below.
Coca-Cola - 1885 GE - 1892 IBM - 1911 Walt Disney - 1923 McDonald's - 1940 Microsoft - 1975 Apple - 1976 Google - 1998
Part 2: Big Brand Backstories
a) In what year was the Swedish self-assembly furniture company IKEA founded? - 1943 b) Which of the following was NOT one of the key ingredients in Coca-Cola's original formula? - Cinnamon c) Which came first: Burger King, Wendy's, or McDonald's? - McDonald's d) What was Nike's original name when it was founded in 1964? - Blue Ribbon Sports e) Intel (founded in 1968) got its name by combining which two words? - Integrated & electronics f) The first Walmart opened in 1962 (as Wal-Mart Discount City). How many Walmarts were there five years later? - 24