Brain Buzz

Every weekday morning at 7:40, Laura Daniels tries to stump you with random trivia for great prizes!

Latest Question

The average person first picks a favorite type of THIS around age 11 and tends to stick with it forever.

Answer: 

Candy!

Recent Questions

Q: The average American spends about 1,000 hours a year here.

A: The kitchen


Q: Only 14% of brides do this once they’re married.

A: Keep their last name


Q: 54% of us say the last time we did this at a store was over a year ago.

A: Write a check


Q: 1 in 5 of us only have ONE of these, even though we should have many more than that.

A: Passwords


Q: People say this is the number one thing they wish they could write-off on their taxes.

A: Coffee


Q: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it’s not always about physical appearance. 40% of people say this is an attractive trait for their partner to have.

A: Having a savings account.


Q: Research has found that children who regularly do this on a daily basis had significantly higher IQ test scores.

A: Eat breakfast


Q: 54% of Gen Z (age 18 – 27) say the stress of doing this has brought them to tears.

A: Doing taxes


Q: 77% of us say this is the number on thing that is never ok during a work zoom or video call.

A: Having the TV on


Q: Across the globe, 14% of us say we’re addicted to this.

A: Ice cream


Q: A recent study shows Americans purchase 2 billion of these each year, and not a single one will be recycled.

A: Disposable razors


Q: In your lifetime, you’ll spend about 6 months waiting for this.

A: A green light!


Q: Of people aged 25 to 40, 35% of them admit they do this at night, but 33% of them also say it could be a deal breaker if their partner did it.

A: Eat in bed


Q: One in five of us will do this for Valentine’s Day.

A: Buy ourselves a gift


Q: Only 15% of American companies offer this benefit, and 80% of their employees love it.

A: Pet insurance


Q: A national survey shows that the average adult hasn’t done this outdoor activity in over nine years.

A: Ride a bike


Q: About 11% of us say we’ve sustained an injury doing this common thing.

A: Taking a selfie


Q: A new poll says 68% employees PREFER to do this on their lunch break.

A: Eat at their desk.


Q: Over 25% of Americans do this at least once every year, making it a $4 billion business.

A: Go bowling


Q: 64 percent of Americans admit to doing this right after taking off for vacation.

A: Call in sick


Q: There are 1.13 BILLION of these, but only 200 million are actually active.

A: Websites


Q: In a recent poll, 65% of us say one of these will ruin an entire day.

A: A bad night’s sleep


Q: 1 in 7 people have requested THIS at a drive-thru, what is it?

A: A treat for their dog


Q: A new study reveals the average person stops doing this at age 33.

A: Have birthday parties


Q: The average American has 3 of these, even though you only need one.

A: Pillows


Q: In 2022 The United States used these almost 3-times more than any other country.

A: QR Codes


Q: In 2023, online searches for THIS reached an all-time high.

A: Sleep


Q: On average, the oldest item you’ll find in someone’s fridge is Salad Dressing. What’s #2?

A: Baking soda


Q: A recent survey asked people what was the oldest item they used on a daily basis. What was #3?

A: A watch


Q: Since 2019, this hobby has grown in the US by 16%.

A: Birdwatching


Q: Despite major advances in the industry, there are still over 800,000 of these in use in this country right now.

A: Pagers


Q: Over a third of us (34%) say it’s easier to improve our relationships or careers than it is to improve this.

A: Our diet


Q: We’re almost twice as likely to do this on a Friday than any other day of the week.

A: Have dessert


Q: It could save a couple bucks in the long run, but less than 10% of us still do this.

A: Hang clothes out to dry


Q: Almost half of us say wearing this instantly makes you look more attractive.

A: Sunglasses


Q: Bloomberg reports sales of THIS are up 23% when compared to pre-pandemic levels in 2019.

A: Over-the-counter cough & cold medicine


Q: Las Vegas is expecting a record number of THESE on New Years Eve.  What is it?

A: Weddings, because of the specialty date 12/31/23 (1-2-3-1-2-3)


Q: This happens to 10% of all holiday gifts.  What is it?

A: They’re returned


Q: 77% of Americans no longer buy THIS as part of their Christmas decorations.  What is it?

A: A real Christmas tree


Q: During 2023, Grub Hub says THIS individual item had the largest increase at 89%.

A: A pickle


Q: Almost 70% of us say we’ve never done this holiday activity.

A: Gone caroling


Q: Chances are you’ll spend more money while shopping if you do THIS first

A: Have coffee


Q: I don’t know how they do it but 6% of people in a recent poll say they do THIS multiple times a day.

A: Nap!


Q: Most women say they can get this done in less than 10 minutes.

A: Their makeup


Q: 13% of adults say they always use this when watching TV. 

A: Closed captioning