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Thursday, May 28, 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. Whirlpool's white touch up paint is a popular accessory. Do you know the part number?
2. According to the National Fire Protection Association, what percentage of dryer fires are due to lint or dust?
3. This car maker made appliances until 1979, who were they?
4. In 2009, on International Womans Day, a spokesman for the Vatican aroused controversy by suggested that a home appliance was one the most important causes of women's liberation. What type of appliance was he they talking about? Give yourself a bonus point if you know why.
5. What was the model number of the first Kitchenaid home mixer?
6. According to GE, how large was the average laundry room in 2010?
7. W.L. May features a kit for repairing scratches on stainless steel. What is the product called?
8. What type of kitchen appliance was manufactured by L & H?

1. 72017
2. 29% (Source: http://www.nfpa.org/~/media/Files/Research/Fact%20sheets/DryerFactSheet.pdf)
3. GM
4. The Washing Machine, because of the time saving involved by using a machine over older laundry methods. (Source: http://www.thestar.com/news/insight/2009/04/05/the_link_between_appliances_and_feminism.html)
5. H-5 (Source: http://www.overstock.com/guides/kitchenaid-appliances-fact-sheet)
6. 47 SQ FT (Source: http://pressroom.geappliances.com/news/laundry_facts_07)
7. Scratch-B-Gone
8. Ranges (L & H also made countertop appliances and wood stoves)

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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