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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Thursday Trivia Challenge

Do you think you know all about appliances? Here is a short set of trivia questions to test your knowledge.

1. How much revenue is generated annually by the appliance repair industry as of October 2013?
2. Kitchenaid's first product was a dishwasher T or F?
3. What disease was instrumental in developing the first practical system for refrigeration?
4. What appliance maker is headquartered in East Tamaki, New Zealand?
5. What decade saw the introduction of Freon as a refrigerant?
6. What is the average load capacity for a clothes dryer in the United States?
7. What year was the first practical refrigeration system debuted?
8. What kitchen appliance is often recommended for use when tie dyeing?

1. 4 Billion dollars (Source: IBIS World http://www.ibisworld.com/industry/default.aspx?indid=1710)
2. False-their first product was the tabletop mixer. (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KitchenAid)
3. Yellow Fever. The system was designed to create ice to ease  patients suffering. (Source: http://www.partselect.com/JustForFun/Major-History-The-Refrigerator-And-Freezer.aspx)
4. Fisher Paykel (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fisher_%26_Paykel)
5. The 1920's (Source: http://www.partselect.com/JustForFun/Major-History-The-Refrigerator-And-Freezer.aspx)
6. 11 lbs. (Source: http://www.homeguide411.com/blog/ten-interesting-facts-about-home-appliances-87.htm)
7. 1844 (See question 3)(Source: http://www.partselect.com/JustForFun/Major-History-The-Refrigerator-And-Freezer.aspx)
8. Microwave Oven (Source: http://listverse.com/2013/01/16/10-household-appliances-with-surprising-alternative-uses/)

O-2 correct: You know a bit about appliances, but still have a lot to learn.
2-4 correct: You know a fair amount about appliances.
4-6 correct: You know a lot about appliances. Pass some of that knowledge on to someone.
6-8 correct You are an appliance star! Great job!

This is a monthly feature. To submit your appliance trivia questions (and answers) email: rob.m@wlmay.com with the subject line "trivia".

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