02/22/2005: Trivia Answers
The answers to this week's trivia questions:
- Charles Schulz, creator of Peanuts, was known to family and friends by a childhood nickname. What was this nickname, and what was its origin?
"Sparky." His uncle gave him the nickname, after the horse "Spark Plug" in the comic strip Barney Google.
- Charles Schulz always hated the title "Peanuts," which was given to the strip by United Features Syndicate. What was the strip originally called?
His strip originally ran in the St. Paul Pioneer Press, where it was entitled "Li'l Folks."
- What does Charlie Brown's father do for a living?
Charlie Brown's father is a barber, as was Schulz's own father.
- Prior to its destruction in a doghouse-fire, Snoopy owned a painting by a famous artist. What artist was this?
Snoopy owned a Van Gogh.
- Where was Snoopy born?
The Daisy Hill Puppy Farm.
Len correctly answered questions 1, 3, and 5. Bryan at Why Now? answered 2 and 4, and mentioned that Snoopy replaced the Van Gogh after the doghouse fire, something I did not recall.
Brock on 02.22.05 @ 05:52 PM CST