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Thursday, February 19, 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. According to the Institute for Energy Research, as of 2009 what is the number on source of electricity in Oregon?
2. If a person washed and dryed one load of clothes a day, how long would it take to do one days laundry for Walt Disney World?
3. What famous appliance made its debut in 1927?
4. What does an airman have with him if he is carrying his laundry bag?
5. From 2001-2008 stainless steel appliances grew in popularity. Do you know what the percentage increase in industry wide sales was?
6. How many loads of laundry does the average US family do in a week?
7. There is a universal drain heater that inserts into a refrigerator drain line to prevent the line freezing over. What is it's part number?
8. What year was the first artificial refrigeration demonstration?

1. Hydroelectric power. Primarally from dams on the Columbia River. (Source:
2. 44 Years. Every day the laundry department washes 285,000 PLUS 30,000 to 32,000 garments are dry cleaned daily. (Source: http://laundry.about.com/od/laundrybasics/tp/Interesting-Laundry-Facts-And-Trivia.htm)
3.The GE Monitor Top refrigerator and the direct drive dishwasher were both introduced that year. (Source: http://www.geappliances.com/build-with-ge/downloads/kitchens_of_tomorrow_today.pdf)
4. His parachute. In military slang a parachute is called a laundry bag.
5. 425% (Source: http://www.geappliances.com/build-with-ge/downloads/kitchens_of_tomorrow_today.pdf)
6. 8-10 loads. (Source: http://laundry.about.com/od/laundrybasics/tp/Interesting-Laundry-Facts-And-Trivia.htm)
7. SH250
8. 1748 (Source: http://www.partselect.com/JustForFun/Major-History-The-Refrigerator-And-Freezer.aspx)

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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