Take a break from your workday with Jonathan Drake’s “Kill-A-Half-Hour Question” presented by Rosati’s Pizza! It happens afternoons at 3:50pm. Be the first on the phone with the correct answer and win at $20 gift card from Rosati’s Pizza! If you ever miss an answer, look ‘em up below:
2014 Kill-A-Half Hour Questions & Answers:
In a recent survey, about 1 in 25 adults who do THIS say they also like to eat WHILE they do it. What?
Clues: “Water” and “Tub”
Answer: Take a bath.
(Congrats to our on-air winner, John from Rantoul!)
Not a huge number, but 2 in 10 people admit to stopping their car, so they could do THIS. What are we talking about?
Clues: “Saved” and “Shell.’”
Answer: Rescue a turtle.
There is about a 1 in 10 chance you did THIS just this past weekend. What?
Clues: “Bargains” and “Neighborhood.’”
Answer: Went to a garage sale.
(Congrats to our on-air winner, Tracy from Oakwood!)
Around 1/3 of men in the U.S. say they can’t go for an entire week, without … WHAT?
Clues: “Round” and “Delivery”
There is about a 1 in 6 chance that THIS will happen to your car today. What are we talking about?
Clues: “Hit” and “Nature”
Answer: A bird will poop on it.
In the typical kitchen, statistics show that you’ll usually find more than 5, but fewer than 10 of THESE. What are they?
Clues: “Appliance” and “Attracts”
Answer: Refrigerator magnets.
(Congrats to Sissy from Danville, our on-air winner!)
Almost 3 out of 10 guys admit that they have done THIS because they thought it would make them look “cool.” What?
Clues: “Dark” and “Ray-Bans”
Answer: Worn sunglasses at night.
(Congrats to our on-air winner, Scott from Champaign!)
A recent study of 5-year-olds showed that 7 in 10 knew how to use a computer mouse, but only 1 in 10 knew … WHAT?
Clues: “Feet” and “Laces”
Answer: How to tie their shoes.
In a recent survey, 2 out of 10 brides-to-be said that THIS is the wedding tradition they HATE. What is it?
Clues: “Dad” and “Goodbye”
Answer: The father “giving away” the bride.”
(Congrats to our winner, Alyssa from Lake City!)
There is only ONE state in the U.S. that allows you to do THIS. What?
Clues: “Montana” and “Distracted driving.’”
Answer: Texting while driving – or no texting-while-driving ban.
(Congrats to our on-air winner, Daniel from Rantoul!)
The U.S. gained its independence from Great Britain on July 4th, 1776. But America also LOST something on different July 4th. What was it?
Clues: “Pacific Ocean” and “Territory”
Answer: The Phillipines – they gained their independence from us in July 4, 1946.
Almost 1 in 3 of the emails you get at work each week are about this. What?
Clues: “Staff” and “Conference room”
Almost 1 in 3 adults in the U.S. admit that at least once, they have done THIS in an effort to save time. Done what?
Clues: “Vehicle” and “Wardrobe”
Answer: Change clothes while driving!
About ¼ of parents say they’re embarrassed about it, but they do admit to doing … WHAT?
Clues: “Toilet” and “Privacy”
Answer: Hidden from their kids in the bathroom (even if they didn’t have to go)
There’s a 1 in 15 chance that the person you work next to every day, has one of THESE with them, on the job! What is it?
Clues: “Glass” and “Sweet.’”
Answer: A candy jar on their desk.
About 1 in 15 adults in the U.S. admit that they have cried HERE. Where?
Clues: “Stressful” and “Vehicles”
Answer: Cried while stuck in traffic.
New research shows that female drivers do THIS far more frequently than male drivers. What?
Clues: “Dashboard” and “Vapors.”
Answer: Drive on “empty.”
A typical woman in the U.S. says she has kept the same one of these for just over 15 years. What?
Clues: “Human being” and “BFF”
Answer: Best friend.
This was once sold as a medication – now it is a treat kids in the U.S. enjoy. What are we talking about?
Clues: “Liquid” and “Cocoa”
Answer: “Chocolate milk”
(Congrats to our on-air winner, Trudy from Champaign!)
New research shows that for every 3 dwellings in your neighborhood, 1 home contains one of these, while 2 do not. What?
Clues: “Screen” and “Apps.’”
Answer: A tablet.
Almost 1/3 of people with landline phones, claim that THIS is the only reason they are keeping it. What’s the reason?
Clues: “Can you hear me now?” and “Quality”
Answer: It sounds better than their cell.
About 6 in 10 couples report that THIS caused a major argument on their last vacation. What triggered the argument?
Clues: “Phone” and “Subject line”
Answer: One of them wouldn’t stop checking their work email.
(Congrats to our winner, Christine from Champaign!)
About 1 in 3 guys in the dating world, say they always make sure THIS happens before a date. What?
Clues: “Grooming” and “Nostril”
Answer: Their nose hairs are trimmed.
According to a new survey, 1 in 5 people with office jobs have a phobia about WHAT happening to them in front of co-workers.
Clues: “Paper” and “Breakdown”
Answer: “The copier will break”
On average, we all know 2 people who have one. What is it?
Clues: “Hair” and “Bert from ‘Sesame Street.’”
Answer: A unibrow.
(Congrats to our on-air winner, Connie from Bloomington!)
According to a majority of singles surveyed, THIS is the number-one mistake you can make on a first date. What?
Clues: “Numbers” and “Device”
Answer: Playing with your phone during the date.
One in 4 of us say we’ve never seen the INSIDE of one of these. What is it?
Clues: “Dwelling” and “Neighborhood”
Answer: “A neighbor’s house”
For a typical guy, this is about a 5-time-a-year occurrence. What are we talking about?
Clues: “Injury” and “Razor”
Answer: He cuts himself shaving.
(Congrats to our winner, Stephany of Urbana!)
A new survey revealed that about 1/3 of adults claim to have not done WHAT, in public, in a least 5 years?
Clues: “Clothing” and “Pool”
Answer: “Worn a swimsuit”
(Congrats to our on-air winner, Debbie from White Heath)
About 1/3 of adults admit that they knew THIS at one time, but they’ve completely forgotten it. What?
Clues: “Digits” and “Card”
Answer: A PIN number.
(Congrats to our winner, Josh from Argenta!)
Just over 41 years ago, the first one of THESE was made. WHAT?
Clues: “Communication” and “Mobile”
Answer: The first cell phone call was made.
(Congrats to our on-air winner, Marsha from Mansfield)
About 4 in 10 guys say they think bad things will happen if they
allow the woman in their life do … WHAT?
Clues: “Outdoors” and “Toro”
Answer: “Mow the grass”
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According to new research, during a typical day people are least likely to do THIS between breakfast and lunch. What?
Clues: “Deception” and “Pinnochio”
Answer: Tell a lie.
People use the internet for THIS more often on Mondays than any other day of the week. What?
Clues: “Feeling” and “Symptoms” or “WebMD”
Answer: Health information.
(Congrats to our winner, Erin from Rantoul!)
Right around 1 in 10 kids say they have hidden THESE in their socks. What?
Clues: “Green” and “Garden”
Answer: “Uneaten vegetables”
(Congrats to our on-air winner, Kelly from St. Joe!)
A new study shows that the typical, healthy adult, does THIS almost 20 times a day. What?
Clues: “Release” and “Odor”
Answer: Pass gas.
(Congrats to Dena from Urbana who was first with the right answer today!)
Today, about 1 in 3 couple share this. What are we talking about?
Clues: “Communication” and “Internet”
Answer: “An email account”
(Congrats to our winner, Kimberly!)
By this Saturday night, 8 out of 10 men will have already done THIS twice for the week. What are we talking about?
Clues: “Laundry” and “Re-use”
Answer: wear the same pair of undies TWICE!
Before the end of 2014, well over 40,000 Americans will have been involved in an accident with one of THESE. What?
Clues: “Tank” and “Flush”
Answer: A toilet.
(Congrats to our on-air winner, Ron from Mattoon!)
A recent behavior study showed that a majority of people who use THIS inanimate object are also likely to tell it to “hurry up.” What is it?
Clues: “Screen” and “Bank”
Answer: An ATM.
(Congrats to our on-air winner, Erika from Mahomet!)
Job candidate who include THIS on their resume are statistically less likely to get the job. What is it?
Clues: “Identity” and “Wacky”
Answer: A quirky or cute email address.
About 1 in 5 employees think THIS is the most-annoying, waste of time they have to deal with at work each day. What is it?
Clues: “Robot” and “Press 1”
Answer: Automated phone-answering systems.
A full 2/3 of the people who start one of THESE admit that they never finish it. What are we talking about?
Clues: “Transaction” and “Computer”
Answer: Online purchase.
(Congrats to Christie from Champaign who was first with the correct answer!)
More women do THIS on a Friday than any other day of the week. What?
Clues: “Family” and “Expecting”
Answer: “Conceive” or “Become pregnant”
If a woman does THIS, on average, it will take her about 20 seconds longer than if a man does it. What are we talking about?
Clues: “Car” and “Between”
Answer: Parallel Park.
In the 1980’s everybody did THIS. Today, over 1/3 of adults say they’ve never done it. What are we talking about?
Clues: “Book” and “Account”
Answer: Written a check.
(Congrats to our winner, Nathan from Bloomington!)
Statistics show that if you are going to screw THIS up, chances are, it will be at 4pm or later. What?
Clues: “Health” and “Food”
Answer: A diet.
Though it doesn’t seem possible, The average guy can get THIS done about 25 seconds faster than the average woman. What?
Clues: “Wet” and “Baby”
Answer: Change a diaper.
Just over 4 in 10 U.S. household report that they make us of THIS in their living rooms. What are we talking about?
Clues: “Seat” and “Chart”
Answer: “Assigned seating.” (Everyone has their “regular” spot)
If you are between your mid-20s and mid-30s you are at the peak age of your life for WHAT?Clues: “Skill” and “Numbers”
(Congrats to Jamie from Tolono for being first with the correct answer!)
A new survey shows that about 4 in 10 of us have at least one of THESE in our home – that no longer works. What is it?
Clues: “Odor” and “Renuzit”
Answer: An air freshener.
At least 20 different hands have been on THIS before you decide to purchase it. What are we talking about?
Clues: “Occasion” and “Hallmark”
Answer: “A greeting card.”
(Congrats to Stephanie & the GI Wing at Christie for being first with the correct answer!)
If you are the average driver, and it’s sunny while you are on the road, THIS is more likely to happen. What?
Clues: “Illegal” and “Thumb”
Answer: “Pick up a hitchiker.”
(Congrats to our on-air winner, Heather from Rantoul!)
About 1 in 5 guys admit they’ve hidden THIS from their spouse. What is it?
Clues: “Whoops” and “Tools”
Answer: A botched DIY project.
Only about 1/3 of the U.S. workforce say they have done THIS at work. What is it?
Clues: “Quit” and “Fortnight”
Answer: Give 2 weeks notice.
About 1 in 10 employees say they’re afraid to do THIS in their workplace. What are we talking about?
Clues: “Machine” and “Paper”
Answer: “Use the copier.”
(Congrats to Melissa from Georgetown who was first on the phones with the correct answer!)
A new study shows that THIS is now included in about 1 out of 8 work emails. What?
Clues: “Information” and “Scandalous”
Answer: “Workplace gossip.”
(Congrats to repeat-winner ‘U of I Jay’ from Urbana!)
Researchers have found that, as a society, we have no patience for THIS if it takes longer than 40 seconds. What?
Clues: “Button” and “Floor”
Answer: Waiting for an elevator.
(Congrats to our on-air winner, Erin from Sullivan)
About 1 in 25 guys say they’ve never told anyone about it, but they secretly “have a thing” for this person. Who?
Clues: “Cleaning” and “Mouth”
Answer: Their dental hygienist.
(Congrats to our on-air winner, Ellen from Urbana!)
In a recent survey, 6 out of 10 women said they knew it was true love when their boyfriend finally did WHAT?
Clues: “Travel” and “Keys”
Answer: Let them borrow his car.
(Congrats to Tiffany from Milford – first with today’s correct answer!)
You can still find at least one of THESE in 3 out of 10 U.S. households. What are we talking about?
Clues: “Freezer” and “Squares”
Answer: “Ice cube trays.”
(Congrats to our on-air winner, Matt from Champaign!)
According to national averages, just over 150 bucks will pay for one of THESE in today’s economy. What?
Clues: “Car” and “Cop”
Answer: “A speeding ticket.”
(Congrats to our on-air winner, Sandy from Mattoon!)
They probably shouldn’t have, but over the weekend, an estimated 1 in 10 drivers did THIS behind the wheel. What?
Clues: “Phone” and “Camera”
Answer: Took a selfie.
(Congrats to Crickett from Mahomet – first in with the correct answer!)
This is true for 1 out of every 2 of us – RIGHT NOW. What is it?
Clues: “Appointment” and “Delayed”
Answer: We’re running late.
(Congrats to Sequoia from Urbana who was first with the correct answer!)
The vast majority of us have one of THESE. But almost all the people who have one, don’t know how to properly clean it. What?
Clues: “Night time” and “Stuffed”
Answer: “A pillow.”
About one in 15 Americans admit they have THIS totally irrational fear. What is it?
Clues: “Height” and “Personal size”
Answer: “Fear of tall people.”
(Congrats to Cindy from Champaign!)
Last year, approximately 1 out of every 12 newborn babies had one of THESE. What?Clues: “Identity” and “Online”
Answer: An email address.
(Congrats to our on-air winner, Josh from Urbana!)
Ladies: There’s about a 7 in 10 chance that your guy is doing THIS at the same time he’s watching the NCAA Tournament. What is it?
Clues: “Mouth” and “Verbal”
Answer: Talking to the TV (or possibly yelling).
(Congrats to our on-air winner, Mandy from Charleston!)
Incredibly, about 1 in every 4 Americans has been see HERE. Where?
Clues: “Screen” and “Channel”
Answer: On TV.
When it comes to THIS, about one in 13 parents claim that they seek advice from their children. What are we talking about?
Clues: “Appearance” and “Clothing”
(Congrats to our winner, Stephanie from St. Joseph!)
According to a recent women’s magazine survey, more than 1/3 of women have tried to quit or at least cut back on WHAT?
Clues: “Talk” and “Catty”
(Congrats to our on-air winner, Kelly from Champaign!)
About ¼ of adults say they do this about once or twice a year. But HALF as many people admit to doing it twice a month. What are we talking about?
Clues: “Alone” and “Phone Camera”
Answer: Pose for a selfie.
(Congrats to our winner Mary Jane Franklin from Farmer City!)
Since it’s St. Patrick’s Day today …
According to Irish folklore, too much of THIS and you risk being kidnapped by mythical creatures. What is it?
Clues: “Clothes” and “Color”
Answer: Wearing too much green. Bad luck in Ireland.
(Congrats to our winner, Bruce from Rossville!)
About 1 in 5 of us will see one of these today while driving. What is it?
Clues: “Flash” and “Dashboard”
Answer: A warning light.
(Congrats to our winner, Kevin from Gibson City!)
Fifty years ago, you would have been 8 times more likely to do THIS in your own home, compared to now. Do WHAT?
Clues: “Hygiene” and “Tub”
Answer: “Take a bath.”
(Congrat to our winner, Kris from Farmer City!)
About 1 in 10 adults in the U.S. say that within the last year, they have cried because of THIS. What?
Clues: “Vehicles” and “Bumper-to-bumper”
(Congrats to Kim from Gibson City who was first on the phones with the correct answer!)
New findings indicate that the average woman will have three of THESE before she enters middle-age. What are they?
Clues: “Dress-up” and “Stand-up”
Answer: Bridesmaid dresses.
(Congrats to our winner, Maria from Danville!)
People at work are griping about losing an hour of sleep over the weekend … but, the average American will spend more than an hour doing THIS – this week alone! What are we talking about?
Clues: “Morning” and “Just 9 more minutes …”
Answer: Hitting the snooze.
(Congrats to Angie from Loda who was first in with the correct answer!)
About 1 in 20 adults admit that at one time or another, THIS drove them to break up with someone. What?
Clues: “Preference” and “CD”
Answer: Their significant other’s taste in music.
(Congrats to Brian from Homer for providing the correct answer!)
Experts claim they have discovered that if you have more of THESE, you’ll be more unhappy. More what?
Clues: “Names” and “Social media”
Answer: “Facebook friends.”
(Congrats to Brittany from Savoy for being first with the correct guess!)
About 1/3 of brides and grooms say they have had to ask a wedding guest to do THIS. What are we talking about?
Clues: “Quiet” and “Past”
Answer: Keep a previous relationship a secret.
(Congrats to our winner, Elissa from Urbana!)
Only about one in 15 of us say we are able to do THIS on a daily basis. What?
Clues: “Morning” and “Quiet”
Answer: Get up without an alarm.
(Congrats to John from St. Joseph who was first with the correct answer!)
If this turns out to be an average year for you, you’ll end it with 3 fewer of THESE. What are they?
Clues: “Kitchen” and “Drawer”
(Congrats to our winner, Brandy from Farmer City!)
On average, two out of three Americans admit that they haven’t done THIS in 2013 or 2014, so far. What?
Clues: “Theatre” and “Nominee”
Answer: Seen ANY of the 9 Best Picture Oscar nominated films.
(Congrats to our on-air winner, Denny from Clinton!)
There are only 3 people in the world today that can make this claim. What are we talking about?
Clues: “Birthday” and “Centuries”
Answer: “I was born in the 1800’s.”
(Congrats to our winner, Kelly from Paxton!)
Eight out of ten adults say it’s been at least a decade since they last did this. What?
Clues: “Card” and “Borrow”
Answer: Went to a library.
(Congrats to Kelly from St. Joseph who was our on-air winner!)
About 1/3 of U.S. adults say that every time they do THIS, it looks like they don’t know what they are doing. WHAT?
Clues: “Screw” and “Cork”
Answer: Open a wine bottle.
The latest surprising statistics show that if you are under 30, there’s about a 4 in 10 chance you own one of THESE. What?
Clues: “TV” and “Record”
Answer: A VCR!
(Congrats to our winner, Matt from Mahomet!)
Only about 1/3 of married couples share THIS. What are we talking about?
Clues: “Address” and “Online”
Answer: An email account.
(Congrats to our on-air winner, Awesome Melinda from Champaign!)
Experts say if you and your spouse are not doing THIS every 11
days or so, your marriage may not be healthy. What?
Clues: “Sides” and “Right and wrong”
(Congrats to our on-air winner, Teia from Danville!)
About 1 in 4 women in the U.S. admit to owning THIS … even fewer say they actually use it. What are we talking about?
Clues: “Protection” and “Kitchen”
Answer: An apron.
(Congrats to our winner, Michelle from Charleston!)
If you’re 80-plus and you have one, chances are, you’ll extend your life expectancy. What?
Clues: “Daily” and “Paycheck”
Answer: A job.
(Congrats to “Mr. X” from Fisher, who was our winner!)
The Winter Olympics continue in Sochi … THIS hasn’t been seen at an Olympic Games (Winter or Summer) in over a century. What are we talking about?
Clues: “Medal” and “Pure”
Answer: A solid-gold medal has been issued.
(Congrats to Cody from Georgetown who was first with the right answer!)
According to a new survey, THIS is the top thing women say they want for Valentine’s Day this year. What?
Clues: “Morning” and “Lips”
Answer: A kiss good bye on the morning.
(Congrats to our on-air winner, Stephanie from Clarence & Happy Valentine’s Day!)
A recent report predicted that in the next decade or so, you will no longer need these. What are they?
Clues: “Ring” and “Ignition”
Answer: Car keys.
(Congrats to Rashanna from Champaign!)
If you have one of THESE and it has lasted longer than 5 years, yours is “above average.” What is it?
Clues: “Office” and “8 to 5”
Answer: A job.
(Congrats to our winner, Ashley from Westville!)
Nobody is quite sure why, but when this happened to you (and it probably did), it was most likely a Tuesday. What?
Clues: “Mom” and “Hospital”
Answer: You were born.
(Congrats to Cyrus from Champaign who was first with the correct answer!)
If THIS has happened at your house recently, it’ll be more that 100 days before it happens again. What?
Clues: “Chore” and “Kitchen”
Answer: The refrigerator is cleaned out.
(Congrats to our winner, Ashley Huffman of Champaign!)
When the temperatures are below zero, THESE actually last longer. What are they?
Clues: “Interaction” and “Ring tone”
Answer: Phone calls.
(Congrats to Heather from Savoy)
In a recent survey, the majority of college students said their mom would be the ideal person to … WHAT?
Clues: “Apartment” and “Co-habitate”
Answer: Be their roommate.
(Congrats to “U of I Jay” from Urbana who was first with the right answer!)
About one-third of us say we believe this and only about a third of those who believe it, admit to it. What?
Clues: “Signs” and “Stars”
(Congrats to our winner, Nikki Roberts from Sidney!)
Though most people wouldn’t value it this way, when you average it out, THIS costs over $200 an ounce. What is it?
Clues: “One-of-a-kind” and “Super Bowl”
Answer: The Lombardi Trophy.
(Congrats to Robin Brundle from Mahomet!)
When THIS happens, it will last for an average of about 114 seconds. What is it?
Clues: “Song” and “The Big Game”
Answer: The National Anthem at the “Big Game.”
More than 10 BILLION of these are purchased every year, but it’s likely the last time you got them, they were free. What?
Clues: “Fast food” and “Condiment”
Answer: Ketchup packets.
More than 20,000 kids each year end up in the emergency room after they encounter one of THESE. What?
Clues: “Store” and “Wheels”
Answer: Injuries from a shopping cart.
“The Big Game” is Sunday. Looking back, there were only FIVE of these in the NFL over the course of the season. Five What?
Clues: “Foot” and “No good”
Answer: Missed extra points.
Experts have found that if you’re married, and you’ve got a big [BLANK], you are at a much higher risk of a divorce. What?
Clues: “Every day” and “In the car”
Answer: Commute to work.
New research shows that the number-one thing moms fantasize about … it WHAT?
Clues: “Ticket” and “Powerball”
Answer: Winning the lottery.
Roughly one in four adults say they think THIS is a terrible place for a first date. WHERE?
Clues: “Ball” and “Players”
Answer: Any sporting event.
About 6 in 10 husbands say they will do THIS when their wife isn’t home. What are we talking about?
Clues: “Family room” and “Plate”
Answer: Eat in front of the TV.
It is estimated that THIS activity increased by more than HALF during the last “polar vortex.” What?
Clues: “Couples” and “Profiles”
Answer: Online dating.
There were more of these in the US 5 years ago, and the average one you find today is more than a half-century old. What?
Clues: “TV” and “J-Lo”
Answer: Average ‘American Idol’ viewer.
About 1 in 20 of us are regularly doing THIS, this winter. And it has nothing to do with shoveling snow. Doing what?
Clues: “Warm wardrobe” and “Different”
Answer: Wearing gloves that don’t match.
About 1 out of every 15 people who THIS say they’re not happy with the results until they’ve done it 7 times of more. What?
Clues: “Alone” and “Camera phone”
Answer: Take a selfie.
About 4 in 10 adults in the U.S. say THIS is about a 5-time-a-day habit for them. What are we talking about?
Clues: “Morning” and “Just 9 more minutes …”
Answer: Hitting the snooze button.
If you’re having an average day, you’ll make use of just under 60 of these. What are they?
Clues: “Bathroom” and “2-ply”
Answer: Squares of toilet paper.
Just about 1 in 5 of us admit that we’ve done THIS to a stranger. What are we talking about?
Clues: “Phone” and “Instagram”
Answer: Taken their picture.
At any given moment, more that 40 million people on Earth are experiencing this. What is it?
Clues: “Slur” and “Alcohol”
Slightly over 1/2 of adults surveyed recently, said they thought it was easier to do THIS, than to eat healthy. Do what?
Clues: “Numbers” and “1040”
Answer: Do their taxes.
About 6 in 10 guys say they’re afraid to admit THIS because they think it will hurt their reputation. What is it?
Clues: “Money” and “Percent off”
Answer: Admit they missed out on a bargain.
When it comes to spending habits, a majority of adults say they are more likely to do THIS with their money when they know people are watching them. What?
Clues: “Decisions” and “Crisp”
Answer: Pay with the “newer” bills in their wallet first.
About 4 out of every 10 people who got one of THESE, say they don’t use it. What?
Clues: “Bird” and “Hashtag”
Answer: A Twitter account.
New research indicates that people who have more of this receive more sympathy from others when they need support. What?
Clues: “Sweaty” and “Aroma”
Answer: Body odor.
A new study shows that between Thanksgiving and New Year’s THIS is the #1 cause of holiday arguments. What?
Clues: “Folding” and “Dice”
Answer: Board games.