Frankie and Slim

Frankie and Slim
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Tuesday, April 02, 2019


Can you answer these trivia questions?  I will post answers tomorrow in the comment section.  Have fun.

1. Where did headlight dimmer switches used to be located?

a. On the floor shift knob
b. On the floor, left of the clutch
c. Next to the horn

2. The bottle top of a Royal Crown Cola bottle has holes in it. For what was it used?

a. Capture lightning bugs.
b. To sprinkle clothes before ironing
c. Large salt shaker

3. Why was having milk delivered a problem in northern winters?

a. Cows got cold and wouldn’t produce
b. Ice on highways forced delivery by dog sled
c. Milkmen left deliveries outside doors and milk would freeze, expanding and pushing up the cardboard bottle top.

4. What was the popular chewing gum named for a game of chance?

a. Blackjack
b. Gin
c. Craps

5. What method did women adapt to look as if they were wearing stockings when none was available due to rationing during W.W.II?

a. Suntan
b. Leg painting
c. Wearing slacks

6. What postwar car turned automotive design on its ear when you couldn’t tell whether it was coming or going?

a. Studebaker
b. Nash Metro
c. Tucker

7. Which was a popular candy when you were a kid?

a. Strips of dried peanut butter
b. Chocolate-licorice bars
c. Wax coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside

8. How was Butch wax used?

a. To stiffen hair cut into a flat top so it stood up
b. To make floors shiny and prevent scuffing
c. On the wheels of roller skates to prevent rust



  1. I am old enough to have gotten them all. Loved the smell of butch wax.

  2. I know the answer to all of them. Been there done that... lol

  3. Being a foreigner I only know 1 answer, the one about the stockings during WW11. They did the same in the UK!

  4. The only one i don't know is number 6. Fun trip down memory lane!

  5. I'm only guessing for the last four, but I'll check my answers against yours here tomorrow.

  6. Look forward to seeing the answers. Years ago I had a car with the dimmer switch You worked with your foot. And the hand brake on The Golfers motor (Toyota) is down there on the floor. Most annoying- my hand still goes sideways to pull it up.
    My mother used to talk about pencil lines up the back of the legs in place of stocking seams

  7. ANSWERS TO TRIVIA 1. b) 2. b) 3. c) 4. a) 5. b) 6. a) 7. c) 8. a)

  8. I got number 6 wrong because I don't know American cars and I got number 7 wrong because we didn't have those wax coke bottles, but we did have chocolate licorice sticks which I loved.

  9. You have to be American to answer these! :D