Every weekday afternoon at 4:20, Geno finds some weird stat or fact that will in no way help you in life. It’s useless. Ya know… kind of like those calculus classes you took in high school.  Be the first to call 800-990-1047 and correctly answer Geno’s 4:20 Useless Trivia question to win concert tickets, theme park passes, gift cards and more.

If you miss the answer on the air, just come here after the show.

  • July 16, 2024

    Geno’s 4:20 Useless Trivia question for today: They may try to make you think they’re rich, but only about 4% in this “profession” make over $100,000.

    Hint: There’s a particularly annoying one in ads during Rays and Lightning games.

    Congrats to Connie J Hill from Tampa who won tickets to see the New Kids on the Block with Paula Abdul at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre July 19! See the rest of the big shows coming to the Tampa area this year at myQ105.com/concerts.

    Answer: Influencers/YouTubers

  • July 15, 2024

    Geno’s 4:20 Useless Trivia question for today: This is the “most trusted brand in America” for the 3rd year in a row.

    Hint: It was also the name of a big musical charity in the 80s.

    Congrats to Kathleen Washburn from Port Richey who won tickets to see the New Kids on the Block with Paula Abdul at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre July 19! See the rest of the big shows coming to the Tampa area this year at myQ105.com/concerts.

    Answer: Band Aid

  • July 12, 2024

    Geno’s 4:20 Useless Trivia question for today: Guys account for 2 out of 3 of these kind of accidents.

    Hint: Most of these accidents happened earlier this month.

    Congrats to Kyle from Wesley Chapel who won a family 4 pack of passes to cool off at Adventure Island water park in Tampa.

    Answer: Fireworks

  • July 11, 2024

    Geno’s 4:20 Useless Trivia question for today: Coke and Pepsi have been #1 and #2 in the soda world for years. But this soda just booted Pepsi out of the #2 spot.

    Hint: Is there one of these in the house?

    Congrats to L.T. from Apollo Beach who won a family 4 pack of passes to cool off at Adventure Island water park in Tampa.

    Answer: Dr Pepper

  • July 10, 2024

    Geno’s 4:20 Useless Trivia question for today: You’re 20% more likely to use your cell phone here if you’re under 30.

    Congrats to Denika from Lakeland who won a family 4 pack of passes to cool off at Adventure Island water park in Tampa.

    Answer: Bathroom/toilet

  • July 9, 2024

    Geno’s 4:20 Useless Trivia question for today: About 1 in 10 in their 50s DON’T own one of these.

    Hint #1: 97% of those under 50 have one but not many have 2.

    Congrats to Ruth Markison in Lutz who won a family 4 pack of passes to cool off at Adventure Island water park in Tampa.

    Answer:  Smartphone like an iPhone! 1 in 10 of us in our 50s have a dumb phone. Long live the Motorola flip phone. I still have one in my junk drawer.

  • July 8, 2024

    Geno’s 4:20 Useless Trivia question for today: Back to work Monday after a super long 4th of July weekend. Hopefully you got to spend some time by the pool. Ice cream is our favorite poolside thing to eat. What’s #2?

    Hint #1: Just about everyone’s guess in round 1 was watermelon. Not it.
    Hint #2: Ice cream is a cold thing for a hot day so you might be assuming it’s something cool. It’s not. You want these hot.

    Congrats to Lawrence Taylor in Apollo Beach who won a family 4 pack of passes to cool off at Adventure Island water park in Tampa.

    Answer:  Burgers!

  • July 3, 2024

    Geno’s 4:20 Useless Trivia question for today: Veterinarians say you can prepare your anxious pet for the 4th of July bangs and booms by preparing this food in the kitchen tonight.

    Hint #1: Closest guesses so far… popcorn and bacon. Both make that crackling popping sound. Think along those lines.
    Hint #2: Someone just guessed potato chips. Not it, but it’s a dry food like potato chips so vets like that it makes that snapping sound.
    Hint #3: You’re probably gonna put sauce on it.

    Congrats to Scott Gorman in Tampa who won tickets to see DEF LEPPARD, JOURNEY and CHEAP TRICK in Orlando! See the full list of upcoming concerts featuring your Q105 favorites here!

    Answer:  Pasta! They say the snapping of spaghetti simulates the sudden pop of fireworks. Then build up to louder noises like bubble wrap. Then give some positive reinforcement – like a treat.

  • July 2, 2024

    Geno’s 4:20 Useless Trivia question for today:  Only 1 of every 25 Americans plans to do this on the 4th of July.

    Hint #1: Nothing to do with fireworks.
    Hint #2: I bet the number is much higher in Florida.

    Congrats to Sean Grady in Winter Haven who won tickets to see DEF LEPPARD, JOURNEY and CHEAP TRICK in Orlando! See the full list of upcoming concerts featuring your Q105 favorites here!

    Answer:   Go to the beach!

  • July 1, 2024

    Geno’s 4:20 Useless Trivia question for today:  This 4th of July cookout staple will cost about 12% more this year.

    Hint #1: It’s not something you put on the grill.
    Hint #2: The price increase isn’t really because of inflation.
    Hint #3: Florida is partially to blame for the price increase.

    Congrats to Allison McCarthy in Gulfport who won tickets to see DEF LEPPARD, JOURNEY and CHEAP TRICK in Orlando! See the full list of upcoming concerts featuring your Q105 favorites here!

    Answer:   Lemonade! A bacterial infection in lemons in Florida is a big force behind the price increase.

  • June 28, 2024

    Geno’s 4:20 Useless Trivia question for today:  The burgers and hot dogs will be on the grill next week. Potato salad is America’s favorite side for 4th of July cookouts. This side item came in last with only 1 in 20 saying it’s the one they prefer.

    Hint #1: It’s not the most popular guess: cole slaw.
    Hint #2: It’s good for you so that’s probably why it was at the bottom of the list.
    Hint #3: There’s a drive thru place in Tampa that sells these. They’re building another one in St. Pete.

    Congrats to Diane Mellerc in Sarasota who won tickets to see CYNDI LAUPER when her Farewell Tour rolls through Tampa at Amalie Arena Wednesday, November 6! See the full list of upcoming concerts featuring your Q105 favorites here!

    Answer:   Salad! Just a plain ol’ regular salad!

  • June 27, 2024

    Geno’s 4:20 Useless Trivia question for today:  23% of us didn’t grow up with one of these where we lived.

    Hint #1: I think I hear music.
    Hint #2: They move slowly.
    Hint #3: They’re extra popular in the summer.

    Congrats to Debbie Gorman in Palm Harbor who won tickets to see CYNDI LAUPER when her Farewell Tour rolls through Tampa at Amalie Arena Wednesday, November 6! See the full list of upcoming concerts featuring your Q105 favorites here!

    Answer:   Ice cream truck!

  • June 26, 2024

    Geno’s 4:20 Useless Trivia question for today: You can’t live in Florida without air conditioning. But of all the big cities in the U.S., this city has the fewest ACs where less than half of homes have one.

    Congrats to Bridget Yurecka in Clearwater who won tickets to see CYNDI LAUPER when her Farewell Tour rolls through Tampa at Amalie Arena Wednesday, November 6! See the full list of upcoming concerts featuring your Q105 favorites here!

    Answer:   San Francisco! I can attest to that one being true. I lived near SF for about 7 years. The summers can be colder than the winters. It’s weird.

  • June 25, 2024

    Geno’s 4:20 Useless Trivia question for today: Congratulations to the Florida Panthers. We wish it was the Lightning lifting the Stanley Cup, but hey it’s their first. They have some catching up to do. We got 3. 😛 Unfortunately for Canada, another year goes by without winning the big one. The year a Canadian NHL team last won the Stanley Cup, this tourist trap opened to the public for the first time.

    Hint #1: It’s not in Florida.
    Hint #2: I’ve seen it from the outside 3 or 4 times, but have never gone in because I’m too cheap. It’s like $40 to go in.

    Congrats to Elizabeth Arias in Sun City Center who won tickets to see CYNDI LAUPER when her Farewell Tour rolls through Tampa at Amalie Arena Wednesday, November 6! See the full list of upcoming concerts featuring your Q105 favorites here!

    Answer:   Buckingham Palace in London!

  • June 24, 2024

    Geno’s 4:20 Useless Trivia question for today: Doing some traveling this summer? If you’re flying, according to a new survey of airline passengers, this is the absolute biggest no-no you can do. Unless you want to bug your fellow passengers, then go ahead and do it.

    Congrats to Arik Issan in The Villages who won tickets to see CYNDI LAUPER when her Farewell Tour rolls through Tampa at Amalie Arena Wednesday, November 6! See the full list of upcoming concerts featuring your Q105 favorites here!

    Answer:  Letting kids run up and down the aisles!

  • June 21, 2024

    Geno’s 4:20 Useless Trivia question for today: Our pal DJ Slice (Stevie B’s Official Tour DJ) says if you run into Stevie B when he comes to Tampa, don’t bring this up or he’ll talk your ears off for hours.

    Hint #1: It’s nothing to do with music.
    Hint #2: It’s another one word answer today.
    Hint #3: This is popular at Tampa area condos and apartments.
    Hint #4: Fuzzy balls.

    Congrats to first time winner Justin McLaughlin in Riverview who won tickets to see Stevie B, Lisa Lisa, Expose and more 80s dance club legends at Freestyle Explosion Throwback Jam August 10 at Amalie Arena! Check out this year’s lineup!

    Answer:  Tennis!

  • June 20, 2024

    Geno’s 4:20 Useless Trivia question for today: 71% of us say we use social media to do this.

    Hint #1: It’s a one word answer.
    Hint #2: It’s good for you to do this. I try to help you do it afternoons on Q105. I try at least.

    Congrats to Carlos Celebon in Dade City who won tickets to see Stevie B, Lisa Lisa, Expose and more 80s dance club legends at Freestyle Explosion Throwback Jam August 10 at Amalie Arena! Check out this year’s lineup!

    Answer:  Laugh

  • June 19, 2024

    Geno’s 4:20 Useless Trivia question for today: Only about 1 in 4 plan to do this for the 4th of July.

    Hint #1: It’s not have a BBQ / cookout.  Very common guess.
    Hint #2: Another caller guessed have a party.  If you DO, you’ll probably do this AFTER.

    Congrats to Tabitha Parker in Lutz who won tickets to see Stevie B, Lisa Lisa, Expose and more 80s dance club legends at Freestyle Explosion Throwback Jam August 10 at Amalie Arena! Check out this year’s lineup!

    Answer: Shooting off your own fireworks!

  • June 18, 2024

    Geno’s 4:20 Useless Trivia question for today: About a quarter of job applicants under 30 say they’ve brought one of these to an interview.

    Congrats to first time winner Dale Caruthers in Riverview who won tickets to see Stevie B, Lisa Lisa, Expose and more 80s dance club legends at Freestyle Explosion Throwback Jam August 10 at Amalie Arena! Check out this year’s lineup!

    Answer: A parent!

  • June 17, 2024

    Geno’s 4:20 Useless Trivia question for today: Wednesday and Thursday in the morning is the best time to do this… because it’ll take only a little over 30 seconds.

    Hint #1: Seems like we’re getting a lot of travel/flight guesses. It’s nothing travel-related.
    Hint #2: You might be a little angry when you do it.
    Hint #3: One of the reasons you might be a little irritated is that you often have to wait until regular business hours to do this.
    Hint #4: You’ll probably need to make a call to do this. Some do it online, but most have to make a call.

    Congrats to Leah Latorre in Port Richey who won tickets to see Stevie B, Lisa Lisa, Expose and more 80s dance club legends at Freestyle Explosion Throwback Jam August 10 at Amalie Arena! Check out this year’s lineup!

    Answer: Reach customer service!

  • June 14, 2024

    Geno’s 4:20 Useless Trivia question for today: We talked this week about the new drive thru at Wawa in Largo. If you want to annoy drive thru workers, they say this is the #1 way to do it!

    Hint #1: Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

    Congrats to David Sherwood in Melbourne who won tickets to Abducted By The 80s with Wang Chung, The Motels, Men Without Hats and Naked Eyes at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater!

    Answer: Indecisiveness!

  • June 13, 2024

    Geno’s 4:20 Useless Trivia question for today:   Men spend over $250 a year. Women just a little more than $160. On what?

    Hint #1: Pay attention to that “in a year part” of the question. So it’s definitely not food or insurance or anything like that!

    Hint #2: Even though you spend that money over the course of a year, you probably don’t spend any money on it after Halloween.

    Hint #3: You probably won’t spend any money on them after the 4th of July.

    Hint #3: You probably won’t spend any money on them after next week.

    Congrats to Frank Green in Valrico who won tickets to Abducted By The 80s with Wang Chung, The Motels, Men Without Hats and Naked Eyes at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater!

    Answer: According to the National Retail Federation, guys spend $271, women spend $163 on Fathers Day gifts. BTW, both spend way more on Mothers Day.

  • June 12, 2024

    Geno’s 4:20 Useless Trivia question for today:    1 in 3 of us have a t-shirt with one of these on them.

    Hint #1: Target (I see these all the time at Target)
    Hint #2: A caller just guessed “a band shirt”… ehhhh, closest guess but not quite it, but it’s a start to the answer!
    Hint #3: If you have one of these shirts, you weren’t the first to buy it.
    Hint #4: Your answer should start with “A concert t-shirt from a concert that ____________.”

    Congrats to Greg Kaiser in Tampa who won tickets to Abducted By The 80s with Wang Chung, The Motels, Men Without Hats and Naked Eyes at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater!

    Answer: 1 in 3 of us have a concert t-shirt for a concert we didn’t even go to! WOW! We definitely broke the record today. 1 hour and 25 minutes later we finally got a winner! By the way, 1 in 10 own a t-shirt featuring an artist they’ve never listened to!

  • June 11, 2024

    Geno’s 4:20 Useless Trivia question for today:   About half of us pay between $11-20 for this. 7% will usually pay over $100.

    Hint #1: You can buy it at the grocery store and at a restaurant.

    Congrats to Julie Perhot in Largo who won tickets to Abducted By The 80s with Wang Chung, The Motels, Men Without Hats and Naked Eyes at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater!

    Answer: Wine!

  • June 10, 2024

    Geno’s 4:20 Useless Trivia question for today:   Florida had the biggest yearly increase in this expense. Georgia had the biggest decrease.

    Hint #1: You see lots of TV ads for it.

    Congrats to Jimmie Brazer in Plant City who won tickets to Abducted By The 80s with Wang Chung, The Motels, Men Without Hats and Naked Eyes at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater!

    Answer: Auto insurance!

  • June 7, 2024

    Geno’s 4:20 Useless Trivia question for today:  Robin Williams said it in Good Morning Vietnam. But this guy said it for real… but you don’t know him so much for radio. You know him as a TV guy. Who is he?

    Congrats to Spring Wallen in Tampa who won tickets to see the New Kids on the Block with Paula Abdul in Tampa!

    Answer: Pat Sajak!

  • June 6, 2024

    Geno’s 4:20 Useless Trivia question for today: A lot of bands had a different name when they first started. This group was huge in the 80s but before they were successful were first known as Nynuk. What name were they better known as?

    Hint #1: A caller guessed New Order. Not it but they were “New.”

    Congrats to Beth Hernandez in Tampa who won tickets to see the New Kids on the Block with Paula Abdul in Tampa!

    Answer: Nynuk was the original name of the New Kids on the Block!

  • June 5, 2024

    Geno’s 4:20 Useless Trivia question for today: You can find them at most restaurants. But the world’s largest one of these is taller than Amalie Arena.

    Hint #1: You’d normally see this INSIDE the restaurant.
    Hint #2: A caller just guessed salt & pepper shakers. Not it, BUT if you see those 2, you won’t have to look far to see one of these.

    Congrats to first time winner Tobi Sanders in Clearwater who won concert tickets to see the Marley Brothers at Amalie Arena!

    Answer: Bottle of ketchup! Happy National Ketchup Day. Or Catsup. Whatever.

  • June 4, 2024

    Geno’s 4:20 Useless Trivia question for today: Congrats to all the Tampa area high school grads.  Many are college bound. This is something that college freshmen are known to do. But 2 out of 5 workers say they have done this at their current job.

    Congrats to first time winner Elise Cox in Lutz who won concert tickets to see The Marleys at Amalie Arena!

    Answer:  Gain weight!

  • June 3, 2024

    Geno’s 4:20 Useless Trivia question for today:   Mick Jagger was a fan of another popular Q105 artist he once described as vicious, dirty and nasty.  Who was it?

    Congrats to Patricia Mesches, the winner of our last 4 tickets to see the Rolling Stones TONIGHT in Orlando at Camping World Stadium!

    Answer: Prince!

  • May 31, 2024

    Geno’s 4:20 Useless Trivia question for today:   Only 18% of us do this monthly… but we all should. Especially in Florida.

    Congrats to Michael Lilly in Greensboro, Georgia! Wow! He scored tickets to see Def Leppard and Journey. Next week we’ll have tickets to see the Rolling Stones, New Kids and the Marley Brothers!

    Answer: Change the A/C filter!

  • May 30, 2024

    Geno’s 4:20 Useless Trivia question for today:   Only about 1 in 3 bought this at the supermarket in the past year. You’re more likely to buy it if you’re wealthy or don’t have kids.

    Hint #1: It’s one of Geno’s least favorite foods.
    Hint #2: It’s good for you.
    Hint #3: It’s in the fruits and vegetables section.
    Hint #4: It’s a one word answer.
    Hint #5: Most people who eat this put something on it because it’s gross. At least in my opinion.

    Congrats to Justin Lucas in Webster who won a pair of tickets to see Journey, Cheap Trick and Def Leppard July 10th at Camping World Stadium in Orlando. Check out the list of all the big concerts coming to the area this summer.

    Answer: Celery!

  • May 29, 2024

    Geno’s 4:20 Useless Trivia question for today:   It was National Burger Day yesterday. 1 in 5 of us like to put this on our burgers.

    Hint #1: There are no burgers on the menu at McDonalds that have these on them.
    Hint #2: McDonald’s doesn’t have burgers on their menu that have them but they DO sell them!

    Congrats to first time winner Dennis Willett in Largo who won a pair of tickets to see Journey, Cheap Trick and Def Leppard July 10th at Camping World Stadium in Orlando. Check out the list of all the big concerts coming to the area this summer.

    Answer: French Fries!

  • May 28, 2024

    Geno’s 4:20 Useless Trivia question for today:   It was a record-setting hot Memorial Day Weekend all over Florida. Tomorrow is expected to be the hottest day of the year and we’ll be in the 90s for a good chunk of this week in the Tampa area. 45% buy this during a heat wave.

    Hint #1: Not nearly as expensive as one caller’s guess: a pool
    Hint #2: Someone guessed popsicles… no but you’re in the right section of the supermarket

    Congrats to Steven McAnally in Zephyrhills who won a pair of tickets to see Journey, Cheap Trick and Def Leppard July 10th at Camping World Stadium in Orlando. Check out the list of all the big concerts coming to the area this summer.

    Answer: Ice cream!

  • May 24, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: AAA says the worst possible route you can travel in America this Memorial Day Weekend is if you travel to Tampa from this Florida city. They say traffic will be 88% worse than usual Sunday morning.

    Answer: Gainesville

    Congrats to Natalie Lima in Land O Lakes who won tickets to see the Tampa Bay Rays.

  • May 23, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: 1 in 3 of us eat this every day.

    Answer: Breakfast

    Congrats to David Root from St. Petersburg who won tickets to see the Tampa Bay Rays

  • May 22, 2024

    Geno’s 4:20 Useless Trivia question for today:   Many will be firing up the grill this weekend. Gotta have hot dogs. 12% of us like to put this on our hotdogs.

    Hint #1: It’s a one word answer.
    Hint #2: They sell it in the deli at Publix in those plastic containers.

    Congrats to Richard Brinson in Gulfport who won a pair of tickets to see the Tampa Bay Rays play the Washington Nationals at Tropicana Field. These are primo first base seats! You might catch a ball as the players leave the field.

    Answer: Coleslaw

  • May 21, 2024

    Geno’s 4:20 Useless Trivia question for today:  You can bring one of these into The Trop as long as it’s not over 3 feet long.

    Hint #1: You can buy them at Publix.
    Hint #2: They’re usually longer than 3 feet long.  But if you buy the mini version, you’ll be ok.

    Congrats to Tyler Newkirk in Dunedin who won a pair of tickets to see the Tampa Bay Rays play the Washington Nationals at Tropicana Field. These are primo first base seats! You might catch a ball as the players leave the field.

    Answer:  A broom!  (For when they sweep a series!)

  • May 20, 2024

    Geno’s 4:20 Useless Trivia question for today:  2 out of 5 kids think this food comes from plants. But it’s not.

    Hint #1: It’s salty.

    Congrats to Lois Brooks in St. Pete who won a pair of tickets to see the Tampa Bay Rays play the Washington Nationals at Tropicana Field. These are primo first base seats! You might catch a ball as the players leave the field.

    Answer: Bacon!

  • May 17, 2024

    Geno’s 4:20 Useless Trivia question for today:  Only about 1 in 50 do this with their hands every day.

    Hint #1: My 95 year old grandmother is one of them.
    Hint #2: There’s a whole section at Publix dedicated to it.

    Congrats to Cindy Clayton in Tampa who won a pair of tickets to see the New Kids on the Block and Paula Abdul at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa July 19.  See this summer’s upcoming concert list here.

    Answer: Drink wine!

  • May 16, 2024

    Geno’s 4:20 Useless Trivia question for today: 9% more people will do this in 2024 than last year.

    Hint #1: You need an ID to do this.
    Hint #2: It’s travel related.
    Hint #3: The answer begins with fly but there’s more.
    Hint #4: Everyone who does this will do it this month.

    Congrats to John Nehrbas in Seminole who won a pair of tickets to see the New Kids on the Block and Paula Abdul at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa July 19.  See this summer’s upcoming concert list here.

    Answer: Fly for Memorial Day Weekend.

  • May 15, 2024

    Geno’s 4:20 Useless Trivia question for today: Retail experts suggest you do this to save, on average, about $50 when you go shopping.

    Hint #1: Nothing to do with the most popular guess… coupons.
    Hint #2: The suggestion is that you leave something home.

    Congrats to Scott Gorman in Tampa who won a pair of tickets to see the New Kids on the Block and Paula Abdul at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa July 19.  See this summer’s upcoming concert list here.

    Answer: Leave the kids home!

  • May 14, 2024

    Geno’s 4:20 Useless Trivia question for today: Ketchup is obviously our favorite french fry topping. But 13% use this.

    Hint #1: It’s not the most popular guess: mayo.
    Hint #2: It’s a 2 word answer.
    Hint #3: You can get it at McDonald’s.

    Congrats to Mark Damone in Palm Harbor who won a pair of tickets to see the New Kids on the Block and Paula Abdul at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa July 19.  See this summer’s upcoming concert list here.

    Answer: Honey mustard! I’m not so sure I’m down to try that.

  • May 13, 2024

    Geno’s 4:20 Useless Trivia question for today: Only 1 in 4 of us eat fewer than 2 of these per week.

    Hint #1: You usually don’t eat these in the morning.
    Hint #2: A caller guessed tomatoes. No… but there are usually tomatoes in these.

    Congrats to Barbara Prater in Lakeland who won a pair of tickets to see the New Kids on the Block and Paula Abdul at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa July 19.  See this summer’s upcoming concert list here.

    Answer: Salads!

  • May 10, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: Mothers Day is this Sunday. Much love to all our Q105 moms. 70% describe their mom with this word.

    Hint #1: Begins with the letter C.
    Hint #2: You probably didn’t use this word to describe your mom when you were a teenager.

    Congrats to Deborah Urso in Port Richey who chose a pair of tickets to see Janet Jackson!  See this summer’s upcoming concerts here.

    Answer: Cool

  • May 9, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: Summer travel season is here. The average Floridan brings 9 of these on a trip.

    Hint #1: A lot of you are guessing warm weather related answers… keep in mind some Floridians travel to colder weather so it’s nothing beach related.

    Hint #2: If you forget to pack these, you’re probably gonna have to do some shopping whenever you get where you’re going.

    This week, you get to pick your prize! Choose from tickets to see Janet Jackson, Hootie & The Blowfish or Lionel Richie. Congrats to first time winner Travis Gilmour in Tampa who chose a pair of tickets to see Hootie & The Blowfish!  See this summer’s upcoming concerts here.

    Answer:  Pairs of underwear!

  • May 8, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: 94 degrees in some parts of the Tampa area today. UGH! Health experts say this is the best food to beat the heat. They say if you don’t like it, try it with feta cheese.

    Hint #1: This food has seeds.

    This week, you get to pick your prize! Choose from tickets to see Janet Jackson, Hootie & The Blowfish or Lionel Richie. Congrats Brian Michelon in Brandon who chose a pair of tickets to see Janet Jackson!  See this summer’s upcoming concerts here.

    Answer: Watermelon

  • May 7, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: 20 somethings more than any other generation say they don’t want to talk with coworkers about this.

    Hint #1: It’s not the most popular 2 guesses… kids or politics.
    Hint #2: You see them on TV just about every night.
    Hint #3: You see these in the newspaper every day.

    This week, you get to pick your prize! Choose from tickets to see Janet Jackson, Hootie & The Blowfish or Lionel Richie. Congrats to Steven McAnally in Zephyrhills who chose a pair of tickets to see Janet Jackson!  See this summer’s upcoming concerts here.

    Answer: Sports

  • May 6, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: There were 37 of these in Hillsborough County this weekend.

    This week, you get to pick your prize! Choose from tickets to see Janet Jackson, Hootie & The Blowfish or Lionel Richie. Congrats to Lawrence Taylor in Apollo Beach who chose a pair of tickets to see Hootie & The Blowfish. See this summer’s upcoming concerts here.

    Answer: DUIs.

  • May 3, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: You can do this at home. If you did it in back when you were in school, you’d probably get into a little trouble. But if you do it when you’re getting a haircut, it’s illegal in Florida and the owner actually get fined.

    Congrats to Yvette Perez in Zephyrhills who won a pair of tickets to see the New Kids on the Block with Paula Abdul July 19 at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa. 

    Answer: Fall asleep! Yes ladies if you fall asleep in the hair salon under one of those hair dryers, it’s illegal. The salon owner can get fined.

  • May 2, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: This is the first decade ladies are doing this expensive thing more than guys are.

    Hint #1: Many feel pressured to do this before they turn 30.
    Hint #2: It’s expensive, but some get to do it for free.

    Congrats to Steve Shaw in Tampa who won a pair of tickets to see the New Kids on the Block with Paula Abdul July 19 at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa. 

    Answer: Graduate college!

  • May 1, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: You’ll likely see 11 of these on TV this year.

    Hint #1: Nothing political.
    Hint #2: You see them more in the summer. They hardly ever show them on TV in the winter.
    Hint #3: It’s a one word answer.
    Hint #4: Has nothing to do with sports.

    Congrats to Harriett Barrett in Tampa who won a pair of tickets to see the New Kids on the Block with Paula Abdul July 19 at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa. 

    Answer: Hurricanes!

  • April 30, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: May begins tomorrow. It’s the most popular month of the year to do this.

    Hint #1: It takes about 2 months to do it.
    Hint #2: You’re gonna need a passport.
    Hint #3: Geno eats way too many cheeseburgers. He’d never be able to do this.

    Congrats to Yvette Scarborough in Columbus, Georgia who won a pair of tickets to see the New Kids on the Block with Paula Abdul July 19 at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa. 

    Answer: Climb Mt. Everest!

  • April 29, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: We’ll be up near 90 degrees for most of the week. 12% of couples say they do THIS at night when the hot weather arrives.

    Hint #1: This is definitely a survey that isn’t Florida based.  Floridians would probably just crank up the AC instead of doing this.

    Congrats to Rick Rosello in Oldsmar who won a pair of tickets to see the New Kids on the Block with Paula Abdul July 19 at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa. 

    Answer: Sleep separately.

  • April 26, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: Q105 welcomes Heart back to Tampa tonight. Of all the Heart classics, in an interview, the Wilson sisters admitted they might be a little less enthusiastic about performing this song. They’ve even performed it reggae style to spice things up.

    Hint #1: This interview I got this from was from the early 80s… so it’s one of their older songs they were ALREADY kind of tired of even back then!

    Congrats to Amy Kitterick in Palm Harbor who won a pair of tickets to see the Tampa Bay Rays take on the Boston Red Sox May 22nd at Tropicana Field!

    Answer:  Magic Man!

  • April 25, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: 75% of snackers surveyed think this snack would be a good substitute to build a house instead of gingerbread.

    Hint #1: Unlike gingerbread, the answer is not sweet… it’s salty.

    Congrats to Doreen Riese in New Port Richey who won a pair of tickets to see the Tampa Bay Rays take on the Boston Red Sox May 22nd at Tropicana Field!

    Answer:  Pretzels! Happy National Pretzel Day by the way.

  • April 24, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: About 1 in every 3 parents say this is a hiding spot they’ve used when they need some alone time. a: shopping spot

    Hint #1: It’s nowhere in your home!
    Hint #2: You probably need to hop in the car to get there.

    Congrats to Martha Lahusky in Temple Terrace who won a pair of tickets to see the Tampa Bay Rays take on the Boston Red Sox May 22nd at Tropicana Field!

    Answer:  Your favorite shopping spot, like Target or Publix!

  • April 23, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: Are you driving right now? Look around. 44% of you don’t do this enough.

    Hint #1: It’s something you can’t do while your car is in motion.
    Hint #2: You have to do this 4 times.

    Congrats to Debbie Carrozza in Safety Harbor who won a pair of tickets to see the Tampa Bay Rays take on the Boston Red Sox May 22nd at Tropicana Field!

    Answer:  Rotate your tires!

  • April 22, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: Wedding season is here. 1 out of 5 of those who got married in the past few years thought about doing this, but didn’t.

    Congrats to Stephen Ingram in Bradenton who won a pair of tickets to see the Tampa Bay Rays take on the Boston Red Sox May 22nd at Tropicana Field!

    Answer:  No show / get cold feet!

  • April 19, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: When asked if he’s ever hit on one of his daughter’s famous friends, Steven Tyler said. “Why yes I have.” Who was Liv’s friend that Steven hit on?

    Congrats to Michelle Leonick in New Port Richey who won a pair of tickets to see Aerosmith with The Black Crowes at the Kia Center in Orlando February 11th!

    Answer:  Cameron Diaz

  • April 18, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  Steven Tyler and Joe Perry have had their moments over the years. One Aerosmith breakup happened during a disagreement involving this grocery list item.

    Hint #1: It’s refrigerated.

    Congrats to Brian Michelon in Brandon who won a pair of tickets to see Aerosmith with The Black Crowes at the Kia Center in Orlando February 11th!

    Answer:  Milk!

  • April 17, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  They analyzed thousands of performances on American Idol over the years. Performing this movie soundtrack song is the one that is most likely to get you through to the next round on American Idol.

    Hint #1: It’s a love song.
    Hint #2: It’s from the 90s.

    Congrats to Kim Goldman from Riverview who won a pair of tickets to see Aerosmith with The Black Crowes at the Kia Center in Orlando February 11th!

    Answer:  I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing from the Armageddon soundtrack by… you guessed it… Aerosmith!

  • April 16, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  Steven Tyler says he was sitting on one of these when he wrote Aerosmith’s first song.

    Hint #1: You don’t see these around much anymore.

    Congrats to another first time winner Rebecca Roby in Valrico who won a pair of tickets to see Aerosmith with The Black Crowes at the Kia Center in Orlando February 11th!

    Answer:  Waterbed!

  • April 15, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  Happy Tax Deadline Day (groan)! More than half of Americans surveyed said they’d give this up for a year if it meant they would never have to pay taxes again.

    Hint #1: 2 word answer.
    Hing #2: Some get paid to do this but for most it’s something they do to pass time.

    Congrats to first time winner Shannon Walter in Seminole who won a pair of tickets to see Aerosmith with The Black Crowes at the Kia Center in Orlando February 11th!

    Answer:  Social media!

  • April 12, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  7 out of 10 of us are afraid of these.

    Hint #1: Unless you haven’t left the house, you probably have seen at least one today.
    Hint #2: They move, but they’re not alive!
    Hint #3: They weigh much more than you do.
    Hint #4: You never saw them 25 years ago. Now they’re all over.

    Congrats to first time winner Ashley Stodghill in Tampa who won a pair of tickets to see Stevie B, Lisa Lisa, Expose and more 80s dance club legends at Freestyle Explosion Throwback Jam August 10 at Amalie Arena! Check out this year’s lineup!

    Answer:  Self driving cars! The hint we didn’t get to on the air is… that I have one. It’s still very new to me and believe me, there’s a trust building process. But 6 months in now, I use the self driving feature a lot. My self-driving car drives better than I (and probably you) do. They actually follow the laws of the road that most Floridians don’t.

  • April 11, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  Only Texas and one other state do this more than we do in Florida.

    Congrats to Grace Ogrodny in Largo who won a pair of tickets to see Stevie B, Lisa Lisa, Expose and more 80s dance club legends at Freestyle Explosion Throwback Jam August 10 at Amalie Arena! Check out this year’s lineup!

    Hint #1: It’s a one word answer.
    Hint #2: The other state is Ohio.
    Hint #3: You might get away with this where you work, but I’d probably get fired.

    Answer:  Swear!

  • April 10, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  If you’re one of the few to possess this, you may appear 2 years older than you actually are.

    Hint #1: If you have this you probably have it with you all the time.
    Hint #2: Only about 2% of us have this.
    Hint #3: It’s a 2 word answer. One of the 2 words was said in the first round of guesses!

    Congrats to Jennifer Dixon-Fitzner in Holiday who won a pair of tickets to see Stevie B, Lisa Lisa, Expose and more at Freestyle Explosion Throwback Jam August 10 at Amalie Arena! Check out this year’s lineup!

    Answer:  Red hair!

  • April 9, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  Congrats to Bonnie Tyler. “Total Eclipse of the Heart” was back on the charts for the first time in decades yesterday. When asked what advice she’d give to her younger self, Bonnie said “Nobody wants to see a ___ person on stage.”

    Hint #1: It’s a 3 letter word!

    Congrats to Josh Moore in Plant City who won a pair of tickets to see Stevie B, Lisa Lisa, Expose and more at Freestyle Explosion Throwback Jam August 10 at Amalie Arena! Check out this year’s lineup!

    Answer:  Shy! She said, “Be confident. Nobody wants to see a shy person on stage!”

  • April 8, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  We didn’t get the full eclipse here in Florida so many traveled. Just 3 states away, about 750 met on a field to do this during the eclipse.

    Congrats to Yurima Montesino in Tampa who won a pair of tickets to see Stevie B, Lisa Lisa, Expose and more at Freestyle Explosion Throwback Jam August 10 at Amalie Arena! Check out this year’s lineup!

    Answer:  They got married!

  • April 5, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  The Q105 Cash Kitty is back Monday with 5 chances every weekday at $1,000. Listen at 8, 10, Noon, 3pm and 5pm for a shot at the cash. Figured we’d do a cat-related question today. Cats love THIS smell when they sleep.

    Congrats to Kevin in McCane in Pinellas Park who won passes to check out the Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival. Check out this year’s Busch Gardens concert lineup!

    Answer:  Their owner!

  • April 4, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  New York is the only city in America with over 100 of these. One city in Florida has over 20… but it’s not Tampa, Miami or Orlando.

    Hint #1: The Florida city that has over 20 of them is Palm Beach.

    Congrats to Ann Martin in St. Pete who won passes to check out the Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival. Check out this year’s Busch Gardens concert lineup!

    Answer:  Billionaires!

  • April 3, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  We’re coming up on summer travel season. As you make your plans, you might consider visiting what some call a tourist trap. According to tourism sites, this was listed as the most unamazing touristy spot in America.

    Hint #1: Just like MC Hammer says, you can’t touch this.
    Hint #2: Someone just guessed The White House, which is not it… but the answer does involve The White House in a way.

    Congrats to Mark Rothenhoefer in St. Pete who won passes to check out the Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival. Check out this year’s Busch Gardens concert lineup!

    Answer:  Mount Rushmore… visitors say it takes forever to get to and when you get there, it’s smaller than you’d probably expect.

  • April 2, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  In a new survey, Tampa Bay Rays fans voted as this as their favorite game of the season to go to.

    Congrats to Tyler Newkirk from Dunedin who won passes to check out the Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival. Check out this year’s Busch Gardens concert lineup!

    Answer:  Bring your dog to the game day!

  • April 1, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  The most popular April Fool’s Day prank is stashing something away so it can’t be found. What’s #2?

    Hint #1: This one’s a prank on your eyes!
    Hint #2: I’m going to reword the hint… it’s more of a prank on your vision than your actual eyes.

    Congrats to first time winner Jane Fernandez in St. Pete who won passes to check out the Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival. Check out this year’s Busch Gardens concert lineup!

    Answer:  Switching out a lookalike item… like that evil sugar and salt prank!

  • March 29, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  #1 is vanilla. #2 is chocolate. What’s the 3rd most popular flavor of ice cream?

    Congrats to Yvonne Boyd from Zephyrhills who won passes to check out the Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival. Check out this year’s Busch Gardens concert lineup!

    Answer:  Cookies & Cream

  • March 28, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  The Tampa Bay Rays season gets underway at 4:10. Fans at the Trop will need to stop doing this by 5 or they might be told to leave.

    Hint #1: If you have good seats by home plate, don’t worry. You can’t do this anyway there. You can only do it in the outfield.
    Hint #2: You might get wet.

    Congrats to Stephen MacNally from Zephyrhills who won passes to check out the Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival. Check out this year’s Busch Gardens concert lineup!

    Answer:  Pet the sting rays! At the top of every hour during the game, the staff asks everyone to let the stingrays in the tank can take a break from all that attention.

  • March 27, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  The Spring Breakers have invaded Florida. Florida leads the nation with Spring Break visitors. No surprise there right? According to a new report from a travel blog, the most popular spot outside the US is Cancun. What’s #2?

    Hint #1: This Spring Break hotspot is not known for beaches. Or being hot.

    Congrats to Travis Zawacki in Parrish who won passes to check out the Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival. Check out this year’s Busch Gardens concert lineup!

    Answer:  London!

  • March 26, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  On a typical day, over 65,000 people pass through Tampa International Airport. But there are only about 19,000 of these.

    Hint #1: They can be heavy.

    Congrats to Kathleen Washburn in New Port Richey who won passes to check out the Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival. Check out this year’s Busch Gardens concert lineup!

    Answer:  Checked bags!

  • March 25, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  2/3 of us have eaten one of these by the time we turned 9.

    Hint #1: It’s not coins, bugs or dirt. This is an actual edible food.
    Hint #2: They have eyes!
    Hint #3: They’re sweet!

    Congrats to Roberta Dunn in St. Pete who won passes to check out the Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival. Check out this year’s Busch Gardens concert lineup!

    Answer:  Peeps!

  • March 22, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  You only see this on 1 out of every 1,000 cars here in the U.S.

    Congrats to Ivy Beyley in Tampa who won a pair of tickets to see Stevie B, Lisa Lisa, Expose and more at Freestyle Explosion Throwback Jam at Amalie Arena Saturday, August 10. Tickets are on sale now. Get the full lineup here!

    Hint #1: Throw away any guess regarding a license plate. Has nothing to do with license plates.
    Hint #2: It’s a two word answer.
    Hint #3: Big Bird and Tweety Bird.

    Answer:  Yellow paint! Only 0.1% of cars in the U.S. are yellow.

  • March 21, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  4 out of 5 workers say they’d move to a new city for this type of job.

    Congrats to Melissa Buckley in Port Richey who won a pair of tickets to see Stevie B, Lisa Lisa, Expose and more at Freestyle Explosion Throwback Jam at Amalie Arena Saturday, August 10. Tickets go on sale March 22 at 10AM. Get the full lineup here!

    Answer:  Remote / work from anywhere jobs! Kind of ironic huh?

  • March 20, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  In 2024, women are outnumbering men for the first time ever in this profession.

    Hint #1: Someone guessed news reporter. Not it. But when you watch the news here in Tampa at night, often you see people in this profession in the ads. But they’re usually guys in the ads now that I think about it.

    Congrats to first time winner Joanne Paretta in Tampa who won a pair of tickets to see Stevie B, Lisa Lisa, Expose and more at Freestyle Explosion Throwback Jam at Amalie Arena Saturday, August 10. Tickets go on sale March 22 at 10AM. Get the full lineup here!

    Answer:  Law/Legal

  • March 19, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  Over a half million people have done this in Florida in 2024, already setting a new record.

    Hint #1: ONLY people in Florida have done this. No one did this in another state.
    Hint #2: No one will do this after Halloween.
    Hint #3: A caller just guessed visit the Florida State Fair. Noooo! But so close!

    Congrats to first time winner Wesley Kahelin from Plant City who won a pair of tickets to see Stevie B, Lisa Lisa, Expose and more at Freestyle Explosion Throwback Jam at Amalie Arena Saturday, August 10. Tickets go on sale March 22 at 10AM. Get the full lineup here!

    Answer:  634,779 visited the Florida Strawberry Festival in 2024 and that set a new record.

  • March 18, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: This morning we announced the lineup for Freestyle Explosion at Amalie Arena. Stevie B will of course be your headliner. Instead of talking about music, when I have Stevie on the show, he gets a kick out of it when I ask him about his days working at Wendys. I love me some Wendy’s. And it’s true, Stevie was a Wendy’s manager! So as we give away tickets to see Stevie B this week, here’s a restaurant question today: 3 out of every 5 restaurants did this last year.

    Hint #1: It’s not just restaurants. Many businesses did this last year.
    Hint #2: The ones who did this probably had to pay more in taxes.
    Hint #3: Pretty much every business wants to do this.

    Congrats to Ed Benus in Ruskin who won a pair of tickets to see Stevie B, Lisa Lisa, Expose and more at Freestyle Explosion Throwback Jam at Amalie Arena Saturday, August 10. Tickets go on sale March 22 at 10AM. Get the full lineup here!

    Answer:  Make money / earn a profit!

  • March 15, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  The average American saw 235 of these last year.

    Hint #1: Someone guessed cell phone contacts… not it. BUT it does have something to do with your cell phone.

    Congrats to first time winner Keith Rollins in Lakeland who won 4 passes to the Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival, going on now through May 19! Check out this year’s concerts list here!

    Answer:  Spam texts!

  • March 14, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  70% of us are spending less on these when we’re out and about.

    Hint #1: It’s not everyone’s popular guess in round 1: drinks.
    Hint #2: Many (maybe even most people) in other countries spend little to nothing on these.

    Congrats to Scott Gorman in Tampa who won 4 passes to the Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival, going on now through May 19! Check out this year’s concerts list here!

    Answer:  Tips!

  • March 13, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  According to a new survey, almost half of us pay for this even though we rarely use it.

    Hint #1: We’ve definitely eliminated the 2 popular guesses: landline phone and gym membership.
    Hint #2: It’s not a kind of insurance, but it IS a monthly expense.

    Congrats to another first time winner Mike Benetto from Brooksville who won 4 passes to the Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival, going on now through May 19! Check out this year’s concerts list here!

    Answer:  48% say they pay for a streaming service they hardly ever use. By the way, the same survey found 45% forget to cancel a trial they meant to cancel. If you sign up for a trial, set a reminder on your phone “Hey Siri, remind me in 28 days to cancel _______!” I do it all the time!

  • March 12, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  85% of Airbnb’s have one of these.

    Hint #1: It’s a 2 word answer.
    Hint #2: If your Airbnb has one, you probably wish it didn’t.

    Congrats to first time winner Wendy Paredes in Parrish who won 4 passes to the Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival, going on now through May 19! Check out this year’s concerts list here!

    Answer:  Cleaning fee!

  • March 11, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  These are worth about $400 but most who have one never paid for it.

    Hint #1: The reason they didn’t pay for it is that for most, it was given to them.
    Hint #2: Some of you have guessed various kinds of jewelry… not it, BUT these do have some gold on them.
    Hint #3: You saw a lot of them on TV this weekend.

    Congrats to Lisa Belluomini listening to Q105 in The Villages who won 4 passes to the Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival, going on now through May 19! Check out this year’s concerts list here!

    Answer:  The Oscar statues!

  • March 8, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  There will be almost 500 of these at the races in St. Pete this weekend.

    Hint #1: Most are about 5 or 6 feet tall.
    Hint #2: We have 100% ruled out “ladies of the night.”

    Congrats to Gina Angelastro in St. Pete who won tickets to see STYX with Foreigner at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre July 20!

    Answer:  Volunteers!

  • March 7, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  Ladies you pay a little over 50 cents a day more for this here in Florida than us guys do.

    Hint #1: That’s the largest gap of any state in America.
    Hint #2: 8 states including California and Massachusetts forbid women from being charged more for this, but Florida isn’t one of them.

    Congrats to Tamara Brown in Tampa who won tickets to see STYX with Foreigner at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre July 20!

    Answer:  Auto insurance!

  • March 6, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  We’ve been doing this the old fashioned way for almost 100 years… but starting this year, most are instead doing this with a computer.

    Hint #1: Most only do this once or twice.
    Hint #2: You were probably a teenager when you did this.
    Hint #3: Many guessed it was something to do with a driving test. Nothing to do with driving, but it is test related.
    Hint #4: It used to take 3 hours… now it takes 2.

    Congrats to Spring Wallen in Carrolwood who won tickets to see STYX with Foreigner at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre July 20!

    Answer:  Take the SAT! No more #2 pencils!

  • March 5, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  There number of these jumps almost 25% the day after Daylight Saving Time.

    Congrats to Ed Benus in Ruskin who won tickets to see STYX with Foreigner at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre July 20!

    Answer:  The American Heart Association says according to a Michigan study of hospital admissions, they saw a 24% jump in HEART ATTACKS the day after the switch to daylight saving time.

  • March 4, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  3 biggest places singles are finding a date in 2024 are #1) dating apps, #2) through friends and #3) at one of these.

    Hint: There are TWO of these happening tonight that I talked about earlier on the show!

    Congrats to Jen Messing in Valrico who won tickets to see STYX with Foreigner at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre July 20!

    Answer:  Concerts!

  • March 1, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  It’s opening weekend at the Florida Strawberry Festival. The longest traveling one of these is in Plant City this weekend.

    Hint #1: It’s longest in the middle!

    Congrats to Tom George in Tampa who won tickets to see Earth Wind & Fire and Chicago at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre August 16!

    Answer:  Ferris wheel! (From side to side, it’s the longest!) 😉

  • February 29, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  Your chances of having this in common with Superman are over 1 in a 1000.

    Hint #1: There’s a reason I’m asking this question today.

    Congrats to Betsy Pinzone from New Port Richey who won tickets to see Earth Wind & Fire and Chicago at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre August 16!

    Answer:  Superman’s birthday is today on leap year day!

  • February 28, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  Maybe you had chores to earn an allowance. It’s good for kids to learn the value of a dollar. Kids here in the South make about $3 less than kids on the west coast when they do this.

    Hint #1: In round 1, everyone guessed mow the lawn. Not it.
    Hint #2: In round 2, everyone guessed babysitting. Not that either.
    Hint #3: That first part about chores was meant to throw you off a bit… the answer is actually NOT a chore. But kids who do this in the South make about $5 while kids on the west coast get about $8.

    Congrats to Tony Nigro in Sarasota who won tickets to see Earth Wind & Fire and Chicago at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre August 16!

    Answer:  Put a tooth under the pillow for the tooth fairy!

  • February 27, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  62% never want to do this again. But most of us will still do it at least twice before Christmas.

    Hint #1: It’s nothing to do with shopping.
    Hint #2: It’s nothing to do with Christmas. I threw that in there to throw ya off because I think it was too obvious if I said by the end of the year. 😉
    Hint #3: You’ll probably do this next month.

    Congrats to first time winner Pete Vargas in Holiday who won tickets to see Earth Wind & Fire and Chicago at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre August 16!

    Answer:  Change the clock!

  • February 26, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  The typical Floridian who did this last year was 60 years old.

    Congrats to Melissa Mayo in Brandon who won tickets to see Earth Wind & Fire and Chicago at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre August 16!

    Answer:  Buy a home!

  • February 23, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  It might be the first time they’ve coheadlined a show together but tomorrow night will NOT be the first time Billy Joel and Sting perform together. Sting joined Billy on stage about 10 years ago… with another Q105 artist, who was kind of a jerk to me when I met him… and I have photographic proof. Who was it?

    Hint #1: This guy changed his name early on in his success.

    Congrats to Melody Ostapchuk in Land o’ Lakes who won 4 passes to the Bay Area Renaissance Festival, celebrating its 45th anniversary this year. Be sure to check out the all-new Mermaid Cove, House of Dragons Pub and the classic live armored combat joust. And don’t forget the turkey legs!

    Answer:  John Mellencamp!  Here’s the story and photo. 

  • February 22, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  98% of us do this when we go out to eat.

    Hint #1: It’s a 1 word answer!

    Congrats to Todd Stinelli in Wesley Chapel who won 4 passes to the Bay Area Renaissance Festival, celebrating its 45th anniversary this year. Be sure to check out the all-new Mermaid Cove, House of Dragons Pub and the classic live armored combat joust. And don’t forget the turkey legs!

    Answer:  TIP! 2% don’t tip! Stay home ya cheapskates! ;-P

  • February 21, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: There were 2 million fewer of these in Florida last year.

    Hint #1: Most of them eventually go away.

    Congrats to first time winner Joyce Myers in Largo who won 4 passes to the Bay Area Renaissance Festival, celebrating its 45th anniversary this year. Be sure to check out the all-new Mermaid Cove, House of Dragons Pub and the classic live armored combat joust. And don’t forget the turkey legs!

    Answer:  Visit Florida says there were just over 135 million TOURISTS in 2023, down 2 million from the year before.

  • February 20, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  Over 9,000 people did this in Tampa over the weekend, breaking a record set over 20 years ago.

    Hint #1: It was NOT the popular guess in round 1 – go to the Florida State Fair.
    Hint #2: Many who did this wore the color green.
    Hint #3: Squeaks.
    Hint #4: Many who did this were seen on TV. But not all of them.
    Hint #5: Many guessed a Lightning or Rowdies game… no. But it IS sports related.

    Congrats to first time winner Winter Ng from Lutz who won 4 passes to the Bay Area Renaissance Festival, celebrating its 45th anniversary this year. Be sure to check out the all-new Mermaid Cove, House of Dragons Pub and the classic live armored combat joust. And don’t forget the turkey legs!

    Answer:  10,659 watched the Bulls beat Florida Atlantic Sunday at USF!

  • February 16, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: REO Speedwagon has had over 20 of these

    Answer: Band members

    Congrats to Tony Petrisko from Tampa!

  • February 15, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: Train inducted this other popular Q105 band into the Rock Hall of Fame…

    Answer: Journey

    Congrats to Jackie Hammond from St. Petersburg!

  • February 14, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: 40% of people plan to do this more in 2024 than they did in 2023.

    Congrats to Christopher Haskew in Plant City who won tickets to see Train and REO Speedwagon August 20 at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre.

    Answer: Travel

  • February 13, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  Bret Michaels from Poison said he knew the band made it when he saw one of their albums here.

    Congrats to Michelle Leonick from New Port Richey who won tickets to see Train and REO Speedwagon August 20 at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre.

    Answer:  One of those ads where you would stick a penny to it and mail it away for eight albums.

  • February 12, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  There were 3 of these at “the big game” yesterday.

    Hint: Look up!

    Congrats to Sharon O’Neill from Palm Harbor who won tickets to see Train and REO Speedwagon August 20 at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre.

    Answer:  Drones

  • February 9, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  This one stumped Mason Dixon!  I gave him a few guesses and he didn’t get it! Years ago you were able to see the New Kids on the Block for just $25 at this Tampa Bay concert venue Van Halen, Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Frank Sinatra, and ELVIS all played.

    Hint #1: Someone guessed Amalie Arena. It didn’t exist yet. (Nor did the Ice Palace or St. Pete Times Forum.)
    Hint #2: It was the smallest place the New Kids played that tour.
    Hint #3: It wasn’t in Clearwater or Ybor.
    Hint #4: This place has since been demolished.

    Congrats to Sophia Rounseville from Tampa who won tickets to see the New Kids on the Block with Paula Abdul July 19 at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre.

    Answer:  The Bayfront Center in St. Pete. Check out THIS pic! Thanks to Q105 alum Randy Kabrick for sharing it!

  • February 8, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  After the New Kids broke up, Danny Wood from the New Kids was the first one of the group to do this.

    Hint #1: People who do this are most often celebrated in September.
    Hint #2: His kids helped him to do this.

    Congrats to Angie Patterson in Palm Harbor who won tickets to see the New Kids on the Block with Paula Abdul July 19 at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre.

    Answer:  Become a grandparent!

  • February 7, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  Joey McIntyre told Oprah when the New Kids became successful, the first big money gift he bought his mother was this. The audience of teenage girls all said… awwwwwwww.

    Hint #1: It wasn’t everyone’s round 1 guess of a house.
    Hint #2: He probably had to write a decent size check for this gift.
    Hint #3: Those young ladies might have said awww at anything the New Kids said back then, but they might have a different reaction this gift now.

    Congrats to Carolee Barry from New Port Richey who won tickets to see the New Kids on the Block with Paula Abdul July 19 at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre.

    Answer:  A fur coat!

  • February 6, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  Paula Abdul had an extremely tall famous neighbor whose turtles would escape into her yard. Who was it?

    Hint #1: Someone guessed “Lurch” from the Addams Family. No, but this neighbor is also known by one name!
    Hint #2 we didn’t get to: You see him in TV ads all the time.

    Congrats to Amber Webber from Plant City who won tickets to see the New Kids on the Block with Paula Abdul July 19 at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre.

    Answer:  Shaq!

  • February 5, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  The New Kids on the Block had to face those hard-hitting questions from boyband journalists. When one asked a 19 year old Donnie Wahlberg what his favorite food was, he said this.

    Hint #1: It’s not a food that’s tied to Boston like lobster or anything like that. People all over eat this.
    Hint #2: It’s not a hamburger, cheeseburger or Wahlburger.
    Hint #3: I think Donnie was being saraastic because he might’ve been annoyed at the question.
    Hint #4: Most buy this premade because it’s a pain in the neck and time consuming to make.
    Hint #5: It’s a 1 word answer.
    Hint #6: Begins with the letter B.

    Congrats to first time winner Shari Freiheit from Oldsmar who won tickets to see the New Kids on the Block with Paula Abdul July 19 at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre.

    Answer:  Bread!

  • February 2, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  A little over 1 in 10 guys say THIS is what they want for Valentines Day.

    Congrats to Robert Hughes in Orlando who won passes to The Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City. Plus we’re tossing in concert tickets to see Flo-Rida at the festival March 9.

    Answer:  Alcohol!

  • February 1, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  5% of singles admit to doing this on Valentines Day.

    Hint #1: It’s NOT buy yourself a gift.
    Hint #2: Many use their phone to do this.
    Hint #3 we didn’t get to: Nobody did this 30 years ago.

    Congrats to first time winner Dave Mathisen in Lutz who won passes to The Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City. Plus we’re tossing in concert tickets to see Flo-Rida at the festival March 9.

    Answer:  Go looking up an ex on social media!

  • January 31, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  Going out to dinner is a Valentines Day tradition for many. A little over 1 in 10 who do pick a restaurant based on this factor.

    Hint #1: It’s not money related.
    Hint #2: It’s kind of risky.

    Congrats to Jamie Rodrigues from Plant City who won passes to The Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City. Plus we’re tossing in concert tickets to see Flo-Rida at the festival March 9.

    Answer:  They want to try a restaurant they’ve never tried before!

  • January 30, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  Candy, cards and flowers are traditionally the big 3 for Valentines Day but 21% plan to give this gift this year… and that will set a new record.

    Hint #1: It’s NOT jewelry.
    Hint #2: It’s not cash like one caller guessed but it does start the with the letter C.

    Congrats to Kat Washburn in New Port Richey who won passes to The Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City. Plus we’re tossing in concert tickets to see Flo-Rida at the festival March 9.

    Answer:  Clothing! I’m always way too chicken to buy that out of fear of getting the wrong size. But good luck if you’re in that 21%!

  • January 29, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  Floridians will spend 13% more than the rest of the country on THESE this year.

    Hint #1: It’s not a Florida thing – people all over the U.S. buy these.
    Hint #2: You generally spend your money on these in the first half of the year.

    Congrats to first time winner Dave Jones in Lithia who won passes to The Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City. Plus we’re tossing in concert tickets to see Flo-Rida at the festival March 9.

    Answer:  Valentines Day gifts! The average Floridian will spend $58.56, that’s 13% higher than the rest of the country.

  • January 26, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  Janet’s first taste of alcohol wasn’t so much on purpose. She had some of this that had alcohol in it.

    Hint #1: It’s not something you drink!
    Hint #2: It’s cold!

    Congrats to Amanda Juarez in Tampa who won tickets to see Janet Jackson July 16 at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa.

    Answer:  Ice cream!

  • January 25, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  Janet Jackson was good friends with a not-yet-famous star that dated one of her brothers. When this star DID become famous, Janet says they lost touch.  Who is it?

    Hint #1: She is also a Q105 artist.
    Hint #2: She’s playing Tampa this summer.

    Congrats to first time winner Beth Ozimek in Bradenton who won tickets to see Janet Jackson July 16 at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa.

    Answer:  Paula Abdul

  • January 24, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  Janet Jackson and Jay Leno both had a guest appearance on this TV show.

    Congrats to Frank Greene in Valrico who won tickets to see Janet Jackson July 16 at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa.

    Answer:  Good Times (Most have seen Janet’s appearance, here’s Jay… you’ll barely recognize him!)

  • January 23, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  I got to have Janet Jackson’s dream job before she did. What was it?

    Hint: It was my first job. (So it wasn’t being a DJ.)
    Hint: It wasn’t working in an ice cream shop like one caller guessed, but she did work with ice cream.
    Hint we didn’t get to: Something Janet wears on stage and in music videos is a clue.

    Congrats to Cari McLaughlin in Clearwater who won tickets to see Janet Jackson July 16 at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa.

    Answer:  Drive thru worker at McDonald’s!

  • January 22, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  All Janet Jackson questions this week as we’re giving away tickets to see her Tampa show. But don’t worry – none of these will be questions that’ll require you to be a Janet expert.

    When asked how she stays in such incredible shape, Janet said she avoids this food because she thinks it sticks to your colon.

    Hint: The answer begins with a P.

    Congrats to another first time winner: Lisa Berardicurti in Zephyrhills. She who won tickets to see Janet Jackson July 16 at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa.

    Answer:  Pasta!

  • January 19, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: Good luck to our Bucs and Bolts. They’re both playing Detroit teams Sunday – in fact they’re doing a joint watch party for both games in Tampa. Speaking of Detroit, the oldest kind of this product you can buy at any Walmart came from Detroit.

    Hint: You can also buy it at Publix or just about any convenience store.
    Hint: Someone guess water. No, but you’re in the right aisle at Walmart.

    Congrats to Jen Messing in Valrico who won tickets to see Hootie & The Blowfish with Edwin McCain September 26 at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa.

    Answer:  Ginger Ale / Soda Pop

  • January 18, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  Numbers are in. Around 2 million did this in Florida in 2023. That’s a record. Most did it in July.

    Hint: Most who did this were carrying something.
    Hint: Someone guessed take a trip… no, but everyone who did this DID take a trip.
    Hint: It’s airplane related.

    Congrats to Richard Brinson in Tampa who won tickets to see Hootie & The Blowfish with Edwin McCain September 26 at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa.

    Answer:  Flew in or out of St. Pete’s airport. Congrats to their crew for having a record breaking month in July of 2023 and a record breaking year overall!

  • January 17, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  Scammers use this 4 letter word the most to get you to open an email.

    Hint: It’s not “Free.”
    Hint: Specifically it’s a 2 word phrase in the subject line. The 4 letter word is the 2nd word.
    Hint: The first word in the subject line is “Possible ____.”

    Congrats to first time winner Chris Gelson in Tampa who won tickets to see Hootie & The Blowfish with Edwin McCain September 26 at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa.

    Answer:  Typo! Kinda brilliant right? I might even click to open that one.

  • January 16, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  Women say this is the #1 thing that would be a turnoff if they saw it in their guy’s bathroom.

    Hint #1: It’s got nothing to do with a toilet.
    Hint #2: They’re smaller than the tip of a Q-Tip.

    Congrats to first time winner Beverly Petz in Bradenton who won tickets to see Hootie & The Blowfish with Edwin McCain September 26 at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa.

    Answer:  Nail clippings!

  • January 12, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  Go Bucs! Besides annoying sports fans, there are more of these in Philadelphia than any other city in the United States.

    Hint #1: It’s not food related.
    Hint #2: I thought there were more of these in Boston, but apparently not.

    Congrats to Spring Wallen in Tampa who won tickets to see Foreigner at the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City March 8!

    Answer:  Colleges and universities!

  • January 11, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  No surprise, Florida was the most moved to state for retirees in 2023. What state came in 2nd?

    Hint #1: It’s a state in our time zone.

    Congrats to Angela Kohlhorst in Largo who won tickets to see Foreigner at the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City March 8!

    Answer:  11% moved to Florida. 10% moved to South Carolina.

  • January 10, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  If you were able to do this 5 times in 2023, you’re in the top 1/3 of the country. Most did it only once… or not at all.

    Hint #1: This is a very common New Year’s resolution.
    Hint #2: It involves lifting something.
    Hint #3: It’s not lifting spirits or a credit score. It’s a physical item.

    Congrats to first time winner Ray Morales from Dover who won tickets to see Foreigner at the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City March 8!

    Answer:  Read a book!

  • January 9, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  You’ll hopefully never see one. But 3 out of every 4 of these ARE seen in the U.S.

    Congrats to Calvin Johnson in Seffner who won tickets to see Foreigner at the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City March 8!

    Answer:  Tornadoes

  • January 8, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  Only 5% of women do this when they get married.

    Hint #1: Grooms generally don’t do this. It’s a bride thing.

    Congrats to Thomas Demas in Clearwater who won tickets to see Foreigner at the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City March 8!

    Answer:  Hyphenate their last name with their maiden and married names.

  • January 5, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  On the list of the top New Year’s resolutions for 2024, 3% hope to do this less frequently. What is it?

    Congrats to Nancy Torres from Land ‘O Lakes who won tickets to see Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey The Greatest Show On Earth Saturday at Amalie Arena!

    Answer:  Drink!

  • January 4, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  Only about 7,000 people did this worldwide on New Years Eve. More than half of them were here in Florida. What did they do?

    Hint #1: It was free.
    Hint #2: This has been a Geno’s 4:20 Useless Trivia answer before!
    Hint #3: NOBODY did this on the west coast… not in California, Oregon… not even Las Vegas!
    Hint #4: Nobody did it in St. Pete or Plant City either.
    Hint #5: Everyone who did this did it in Tampa!
    Hint #6: It’s transportation related.
    Hint #7: Someone guessed go to the Lightning game. No… but many who went to the Bolts game that night did this.

    Congrats to Rene LaForge in Pinellas Park who won tickets to see Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey The Greatest Show On Earth Saturday at Amalie Arena!

    Answer:  7,129 rode The TECO Line Streetcar!

    By the way, this one broke our all-time record on Geno’s 4:20 Useless Trivia for how long it took to get a winner… 1 hour and 26 minutes!

  • January 3, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  The numbers for 2023 are in. It probably won’t surprise you to learn that more people moved to Florida than left. Of those that DID leave, this was the #1 reason.

    Hint #1: It’s not money related.
    Hint #2: Has nothing to do with weather.

    Congrats to Wanda Koch from New Port Richey who won tickets to see Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey The Greatest Show On Earth Saturday at Amalie Arena!

    Answer:  Family

  • January 2, 2024

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: 1 in 4 of us did this on New Year’s Eve.

    Hint #1: Most who did this did it at home.

    Congrats to Maria Betz in Palm Harbor who won tickets to see Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey The Greatest Show On Earth Saturday at Amalie Arena!

    Answer: Fall asleep before midnight.

  • December 22, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: The word Christmas never appears in this Christmas carol either but it’s so popular in the small New York town where it’s based, they have a parade for it.

    Congrats to Jacqueline Hammond in St. Pete who won passes to see Trans-Siberian Orchestra at Amalie Arena December 23!

    Answer: Frosty The Snowman

  • December 21, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: This famous Christmas song doesn’t even have the word Christmas in it. It’s said to have orginated in the Boston area as a drinking song. But it had a totally different title than you know it as now.

    Hint #1: 2 word title.

    Congrats to Patricia Mesches in Spring Hill who won passes to see Trans-Siberian Orchestra at Amalie Arena December 23!

    Answer: Jingle Bells!

  • December 20, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: This famous Christmas song almost got rejected because some felt the main character might be thought to be an alcoholic.

    Hint #1: It was because of a body part.

    Congrats to Diahan Lilavois from New Port Richey who won passes to see Trans-Siberian Orchestra at Amalie Arena December 23!

    Answer: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer!

  • December 19, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: The exact origins of this Christmas carol aren’t exactly known but it’s thought that it started as a children’s game. My favorite Christmas parody is of this song.

    Hint #1: The children’s game was a MEMORY game.

    Congrats to Andrew Cavanaugh from Riverview who won passes to see Trans-Siberian Orchestra at Amalie Arena December 23!

    Answer: The 12 Days of Christmas. PS my favorite PARODY is this one.

  • December 18, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: This song topped Rolling Stone’s list of the WORST Christmas songs ever, not because of the song itself but mostly because of who sang it.

    Congrats to Griffin Peters in Lakeland who won passes to see Trans-Siberian Orchestra at Amalie Arena December 23!

    Answer: This song!

  • December 15, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: Only 44% like to decorate this part of their home for Christmas.

    Hint #1: Be careful.

    Congrats to Doris M. Hepp in Riverview who won passes to Busch Gardens Christmas Town.

    Answer: The roof!

  • December 14, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: Poll results show that watching holiday movies is the favorite way Americans like to celebrate the holidays. They help alleviate stress and are like a comfort food. The most watched, according to the survey, is a tie… Home Alone and this movie.

    Hint #1: There are no famous actors in this movie.

    Congrats to FIRST TIME WINNER Jillian Bell from Clearwater who won passes to Busch Gardens Christmas Town.

    Answer: A Charlie Brown Christmas!

  • December 13, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: Only 2% of us have NEVER done this at Christmastime.

    Hint #1: The answer is tied to an answer from earlier this week!

    Congrats to Sandra Bowles from Sun City Center who won passes to Busch Gardens Christmas Town.

    Answer: 2% have NEVER sent a Christmas card.

  • December 12, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: It’s not until we reach our mid 20s that we appreciate this gift.

    Hint #1: It’s a one word answer.
    Hint #2: OK fellow English nerds, the answer is not a noun – it’s an adjective.

    Congrats to Lisa Belluomini in The Villages who won passes to Busch Gardens Christmas Town.

    Answer: a PRACTICAL one.

  • December 11, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: About 70% of us do this to a Christmas card before we send it.

    Hint #1: It’s part of signing the card.

    Congrats to Janalee Klovos in Tampa who won passes to Busch Gardens Christmas Town.

    Answer: Include a pet’s name in the signature.

  • December 8, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: Green is usually the favorite gift color. But last year’s most unwanted Christmas gift usually is also has some of the color green.

    Hint #1: They require some maintenance.

    Congrats to Yvette Perez from Zephyrhills who won passes to Busch Gardens Christmas Town.

    Answer: Plants!

  • December 7, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: On average, holiday shoppers are buying 3 to 4 of these this year.

    Hint #1: They have their own section at Best Buy.
    Hint #2: They aren’t something you need to have delivered. They easily fit in your backseat.
    Hint #3: They even fit in your wallet!

    Congrats to Todd Colborne in Tampa who won passes to Busch Gardens Christmas Town.

    Answer: Gift cards!

  • December 6, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: 37% of us have left a holiday party early for this reason.

    Hint #1: It’s not illness / babysitter related.
    Hint #2: It’s gift related.

    Congrats to Rick Rosello from Oldsmar who won passes to Busch Gardens Christmas Town.

    Answer: Forgot the gift!

  • December 5, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: 1 in 4 Americans have done this at their company’s holiday party.

    Congrats to Travis Zawacki in Bradenton who won passes to Busch Gardens Christmas Town.

    Answer: Hooked up with a co-worker!

  • December 4, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: 41% of us will use these while shopping for gifts this year.

    Hint #1: They fit easily in your pocket.
    Hint #2: You see them often when you shop at Publix.

    Congrats to Diane Schmitz from Seminole who won passes to Busch Gardens Christmas Town.

    Answer: Coupons!

  • December 1, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:Glen Frey says the Eagles might have never broken up had they just done this.

    Hint: This is something we should all do this time of year.

    Congrats to first time winner and BIRTHDAY GIRL Allison Henderson in Seffner who won tickets to see The Eagles in Orlando at The Amway Center March 4th.

    Answer: Taken a vacation!

  • November 30, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: We’ve been doing it for almost 100 years, but this year more of us did this on Thanksgiving than ever before.

    Hint: Has nothing to do with food.

    Congrats to Ann Martin in St. Pete who won tickets to see The Eagles in Orlando at The Amway Center March 4th.

    Answer: Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! People watched it in person in the 1920s and on TV in the 1940s. But with the number of channels now, annual events like this like the Super Bowl and Awards Shows usually see a decline in viewership year after year, so the parade having more viewers than ever is a pretty big deal.

  • November 29, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: Health experts say TODAY is the day you should do this when you get home.

    Hint: A caller guessed clean out your medicine cabinet. Not it – but it DOES involved cleaning something out!

    Congrats to Scott Gorman from Tampa who won tickets to see The Eagles in Orlando at The Amway Center March 4th.

    Answer: Today is national toss out your leftovers day!

  • November 28, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: Don Henley says The Eagles were one of the first bands to protest this… and they got a lot of flack for it.

    Hint: It’s not political.
    Hint: Someone guessed Vietnam… it’s much more recent.
    Hint: There’s tech involved in the answer.

    Congrats to Debbie Esinhart from Tampa who won tickets to see The Eagles in Orlando at The Amway Center March 4th.

    Answer: Texting at concerts (or cell phone use in general, taking pics and video, blocking people’s view)

  • November 27, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: It’s Cyber Monday. The Cabbage Patch Kids were the rage in 1983. Tickle Me Elmo in 1996. 20 years ago, THIS was the biggest gift for girls.

    Hint #1: It’s back on the list this year.

    Congrats to Tanya Knieps from St. Pete who won tickets to see The Eagles in Orlando at The Amway Center March 4th.

    Answer: Barbie!

  • November 17, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  The cost of this is 20% less than it was last Thanksgiving.

    Hint #1: It’s not food related.
    Hint #2: It IS travel related.

    Congrats to Scott Gorman from Tampa who won tickets to see the Hootie & The Blowfish September 26 at the MIDFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater with special guests Collective Soul and Edwin McCain!

    Answer: Renting a car!

  • November 16, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  You’re 3x more likely to spot one of these somewhere in or around your home on Thanksgiving Day.

    Hint #1: They don’t have legs.
    Hint #2: Even though they don’t have legs, they can move fast!

    Congrats to Jennifer Dixon-Fitzner in Tarpon Springs who won tickets to see the Hootie & The Blowfish September 26 at the MIDFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater with special guests Collective Soul and Edwin McCain!

    Answer: Fire! Be careful next week!

  • November 15, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  1 in 4 admit to doing this during family holiday get togethers.

    Hint: It’s a 1 word answer!
    Hint: I do this EVERY Christmas Eve at my family get together.

    Congrats to Florence Sanders in Tampa who won tickets to see the Hootie & The Blowfish September 26 at the MIDFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater with special guests Collective Soul and Edwin McCain!

    Answer: Hide! 1 in 4 like to find a hiding spot to get away and have some alone time for a few minutes!

  • November 14, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  There will be a dozen marching bands, 2 dozen floats and over 600 of these in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this year. What are they?

    Hint: Many fear them.

    Congrats to Stacy McGinnis in Holiday who won tickets to see the Hootie & The Blowfish September 26 at the MIDFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater with special guests Collective Soul and Edwin McCain!

    Answer: Clowns!

  • November 13, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  1 in 4 don’t want this side on the table at Thanksgiving. Lots of ways to prepare it – other countries add things like apples or onions to it.

    Hint: KFC has this as one of their sides.

    Congrats to Deidra Birdwell in Oldsmar who won tickets to see the Hootie & The Blowfish September 26 at the MIDFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater with special guests Collective Soul and Edwin McCain!

    Answer: Cole slaw! I’ve never thought of that as a Thanksgiving side, but I’m down. If you ever get to visit Montreal, try their version at Schwarz Deli. It’s incredible! Theirs is tart/tangy with vinegar.

  • November 10, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  Donnie Wahlberg’s mom did something twice that only 3% of moms do once.

    Congrats to Chris Haskew in Plant City who won tickets to see the New Kids on the Block with Paula Abdul at the MIDFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater!

    Answer: Have twins!

  • November 9, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  More are doing takeout for Thanksgiving. Nationally, the most searched for Thanksgiving takeout spot is McDonald’s… but not in Florida… it was THIS chain!

    Hint #1: The only other state where this chain came in at #1 was Georgia.
    Hint #2: This place has a drive thru.
    Hint #3: There are NONE in the Tampa area! But they are in Florida.

    Congrats to Harriet Barrett in Tampa who won tickets to see the New Kids on the Block with Paula Abdul at the MIDFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater!

    Answer: Bojangles! Seriously! According to search data from Google, that was #1 in Florida and Georgia.

  • November 8, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  The youngest New “Kid” Joe McIntyre is now 50. Joe is old enough to remember buying 45s. Joe said the first 45 he ever bought was this song that made VH1’s list of best 80s songs… but parents tried to ban it.

    Hint #1: If you were shopping for the 45, you’d have headed to the Rock section.

    Hint #2: Think BIG HAIR!

    Congrats to Tom George from Tampa who won tickets to see the New Kids on the Block with Paula Abdul at the MIDFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater!

    Answer: “We’re Not Gonna Take It” by Twisted Sister!

  • November 7, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  One of the New Kids opening acts years ago eventually became a megastar and has won a bunch of GRAMMY Awards. Who is she?

    Congrats to Spring Wallen in Tampa who won tickets to see the New Kids on the Block with Paula Abdul at the MIDFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater!

    Answer: Lady Gaga

  • November 6, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  Only 13% of Tampa International Airport passengers say they like to do this.

    Hint #1: Many put something in their carry on luggage so they don’t have to do this.

    Hint #2: A caller guessed watch movies on their iPad. Not it. But many do that to AVOID doing this.

    Congrats to Natali Lima in Land O’Lakes who won tickets to see the New Kids on the Block with Paula Abdul at the MIDFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater!

    Answer: Chat with other passengers!

  • November 3, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  Only 2% of high school students still do this.

    Congrats to Peggy Dewitt in New Port Richey who won Busch Gardens passes!

    Answer: Smoke cigarettes! And more good news, vaping in high schoolers is way down from last year!

  • November 2, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  So much for inflation… consumer experts say this popular Black Friday sale item will be the lowest price ever!

    Congrats to Lisa Jordan in Tampa who won Busch Gardens passes!

    Answer: TVs! They say a 65″ TV could go for as little as $300 this year.

  • November 1, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  1 in 50 of us have NEVER eaten one of these.

    Hint: They don’t sell them at McDonald’s but you CAN get them at Tampa Bay Lightning games.

    Congrats to Kat Washburn in New Port Richey who won Busch Gardens passes!

    Answer: Tacos!

  • October 31, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  More adults will do this on Halloween night than any other night of the year. Experts say it’s best to do it before 5pm.

    Congrats to Matthew Kendrick from Tampa who won Busch Gardens passes!

    Answer: Order pizza!

  • October 30, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  3 out of every 5 parents will do this on Halloween.

    Hint: One caller guessed “Inspect the candy.” Not it. But parents doing this might call it that.

    Congrats to Grant Noakes from Seminole who won Busch Gardens passes!

    Answer: Raid the kids’ candy. (PS the other 2 parents are lying.)

  • October 27, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  According to sales figures, this year’s 3 favorite Halloween candies are Reese’s Cups, M&Ms, and these.

    Hint #1: The answer (at least half of it) is in the question!

    Congrats to Maria Wood in Spring Hill who won tickets to see Trans Siberian Orchestra at Amalie Arena December 23!

    Answer: Peanut M&M’s! Yuck! I always hated them… they were occupying space that belonged to the chocolately awesome regular M&Ms!

  • October 26, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  Much love to my home state of Maine.  Thanks to all the Q105 listeners who left encouraging words on my Facebook page.  Fortunately all of my friends and family back home are ok.  I learned to appreciate Maine much more when I’ve gone back to visit as a tourist. It’s incredibly beautiful – especially this time of the year. You should visit! If you ever do, here are the best places to go. There are often CHEAP direct flights now from Tampa.  Today’s question is about Maine.

    Florida has 3. California has 4. Maine is the only state in the entire United States that has only 1 of these.

    Hint #1: My name is Geno. I have 2 of them.

    Congrats to Todd Nilsen from Brooksville who won tickets to see Trans Siberian Orchestra at Amalie Arena December 23!

    Answer: Syllables!

  • October 25, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question:  For the first time ever, most shoppers will use one of these when they do their holiday shopping.

    Hint #1: You can hold it in one hand.

    Congrats to Ruth Weismer in The Villages who won tickets to see Trans Siberian Orchestra at Amalie Arena December 23!

    Answer: A cell phone!

  • October 24, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: On average, over 3,000 people do this in Tampa every hour. No one did it 10 years ago.

    Hint: It’s specific to Tampa. You can’t do this in another state.
    Hint #2: It only takes a couple minutes to do.
    Hint #3: I did it twice this week. If you and I are friends on social media, that might help. 😉
    Hint #4: It’s something you do at Tampa International Airport.

    Congrats to Mike Russell in Tampa who won tickets to see Trans Siberian Orchestra at Amalie Arena December 23!

    Answer: Ride SkyConnect – that tram that takes you from the rental car station and economy parking to the terminals!

  • October 23, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: Last week there were sightings of 2 of these in Dunedin and Clearwater. But it has since been learned there were actually 6. What are they?

    Congrats to Gabby Beach in St. Petersburg who won tickets to see Trans Siberian Orchestra at Amalie Arena December 23!

    Answer: Tornadoes!

  • October 20, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: They have been illegal to own in Miami for the past 30 years until now, even though they’ve been featured in kids movies.

    Congrats to Katrisha Sutton from Tampa who won 4 passes to Howl-o-Scream at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay!

    Answer: Pit bulls! (They were featured in the Little Rascals movies!)

  • October 19, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: 92% who have done this at home to save money say they were satisfied with the results.

    Hint #1: One caller guessed prepare your taxes at home. Not it. But it IS something you prepare.

    Congrats to Vickie Himes in Lutz who won 4 passes to Howl-o-Scream at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay!

    Answer: Making your own coffee at home!

  • October 18, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: Americans lose an average $869 a year due to this annoyance.

    Congrats to John Aker from Largo who won 4 passes to Howl-o-Scream at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay!

    Answer: Being stuck in traffic!

  • October 17, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: 1 in 4 40 year olds say they have never done this. It can be expensive.

    Hint #1: This is a new record… back in 1980, 94% had done this by the time they turned 40.
    Hint #2: You might save some money if you do this in Las Vegas. (We didn’t get to this one on the show unfortunately.)

    Congrats to Sonia I. Cornier in Wesley Chapel who won 4 passes to Howl-o-Scream at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay!

    Answer: Get married!

  • October 16, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: 9 out of 10 people who started paying for this monthly in 2022 stopped by 2023.

    Hint #1: It’s something you can cancel.

    Congrats to Scott Gorman who won 4 passes to Howl-o-Scream at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay!

    Answer: Meal kit companies.

  • October 13, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: Rock stars have their addictions. Sting’s wife says he’ll ask for this 3 times a day.

    Hint #1: Sting seems like a healthy guy. But this really isn’t good for you. But it’s awesome.

    Congrats to first time winner Jamey Bass from Lake Wales who won tickets to see Lauryn Hill at Amalie Arena December 8!

    Answer: Ice cream.

  • October 12, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: Q105 announced today that Billy Joel and Sting are coming to Tampa in 2024! Get all the show info here. Billy Joel says THIS is his favorite curse word.

    Hint #1: Obviously it’s one you can say on the radio.
    Hint #2: (Geno used a terrible British accent.)

    Congrats to Erica McKeon from Palm Harbor who won tickets to see Lauryn Hill at Amalie Arena December 8!

    Answer: Bloody!

  • October 11, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: Floridians surveyed they’re willing to pay almost $700 on this experience in 2023. That’s about HALF what they’re willing to spend in North Dakota.

    Hint #1: Many spend money on this in Tampa, St. Pete and Plant City.
    Hint #2: Has nothing to do with sports.
    Hint #3: Some wear ear plugs.

    Congrats to first time winner Tom George in Safety Harbor who won tickets to see Lauryn Hill at Amalie Arena December 8!

    Answer: Concerts!

  • October 10, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: If you’re going to the Lightning game tonight, you’ll only see 2 of these. 10 years ago, there weren’t any.

    Hint #1: There will be more in the future.
    Hint #2: You can fit them in the backseat of your car.
    Hint #3: Look up.

    Congrats to Mike Retamozo who won tickets to see Lauryn Hill at Amalie Arena December 8!

    Answer: Retired numbers!

  • October 9, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: Your kids probably had chores. 1 in 4 parents say this is THEIR least favorite chore.

    Hint #1: All of our callers in round 1 and 2 guessed “laundry” or “cleaning the toilet/bathroom.” It’s neither of those.
    Hint #2: It’s usually done in the kitchen.
    Hint #3: Gotta do some grocery shopping before you do this.

    Congrats to Kara Suarez from Riverview who won tickets to see Lauryn Hill at Amalie Arena December 8!

    Answer: Packing lunch!

  • October 6, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: Women buy 80% of these things you find at any Walmart, Target or Publix.

    Hint #1: They’re very light.
    Hint #2: They can be recycled.
    Hint #3: They CAN be recycled, but many people save them.

    Congrats to KC Holliday from Valrico who won tickets to Party On The Plaza at Mahaffey Theater October 14!

    Answer: Greeting cards!

  • October 5, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: 19% of us are now doing this in bed.

    Hint #1: Many of you are doing this right now.

    Congrats to David Oras from Hudson who won tickets to Party On The Plaza at Mahaffey Theater October 14!

    Answer: Working!

  • October 4, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: This was spotted today at St. Petersburg City Hall for only the 8th time in 15 years.

    Hint #1: It’s not alive.
    Hint #2: It’s not at ground level.

    Congrats to Linda Jannette from Bradenton who won tickets to Party On The Plaza at Mahaffey Theater October 14!

    Answer: The Rays banner (to celebrate another … short … playoff run)

  • October 3, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: The average American spends about $100 a month on this, even though only about 15% of us will spend money on it today.

    Hint #1: It’s not a one time monthly expense… it’s $100 over the course of the month.
    Hint #2: Coffee could be considered part of the answer.

    Congrats to first time winner Kim Morton from Dover who won tickets to Party On The Plaza at Mahaffey Theater October 14!

    Answer: Fast food!

  • October 2, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: 56% of guys say they feel pressured to look like someone in this profession.

    Hint #1: Someone guessed “actor.” Not it, but close.
    Hint #2: Chances are the only time you’ve seen one is when it’s an actor playing one.
    Hint #3: They fight a lot.

    Congrats to Mark Rothenhoefer from Trinity who won tickets to Party On The Plaza at Mahaffey Theater October 14!

    Answer: Superhero!

  • September 29, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: In the 90s, Aerosmith finally had an album that hit #1. Money was rolling in and an interviewer asked them what they spend their money on. They answered in unison this.

    Hint #1: It’s not medication… legal or illegal.
    Hint #2: You never saw them in their music videos.
    Hint #3: You usually spend your money on these once a year.

    Congrats to Scott Gorman from Tampa who won tickets to see Trans Siberian Orchestra at Amalie Arena December 23!

    Answer: Taxes!

  • September 28, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: This popular 80s primetime TV show will finally be streaming for the first time ever next month. One episode featured Don King.

    Hint #1: The theme song became a hit!
    Hint #2: Show had HARD times when it’s male lead became a big movie star.
    Hint #3: One word show title.
    Hint #4: The actor who hit it big in the movies even had a song on Q105 at one time.

    Congrats to Stacy Jones from Mulberry who won tickets to see Trans Siberian Orchestra at Amalie Arena December 23!

    Answer: Moonlighting, starring Bruce Willis who was in Die HARD! Moonlighting will actually be in HD when it debuts on Hulu next month since they shot it on film back in the day.

  • September 27, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: Only 23% say they’re willing to do this to lose weight.

    Congrats to Stephanie Moore from Lakeland who won tickets to see Trans Siberian Orchestra at Amalie Arena December 23!

    Answer: Get injections/take a shot.

  • September 26, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: On average we spent $209 in the past year on these. Most regret it.

    Officially the LONGEST game of Geno’s 4:20 Useless Trivia EVER!

    Hint #1: A caller guessed tolls. No, this is something that’s not mandatory.
    Hint #2: Put the phone away.
    Hint #3: Scrolling.
    Hint #4: Jealousy.
    Hint #5: It’s not so much one physical item. It’s a category of things.
    Hint #6: There is an online part to the answer.
    Hint #7: Social media is a part of the answer!
    Hint #8: Shopping is part of the answer!

    Congrats to Helene Leventis from Tarpon Springs who won tickets to see Trans Siberian Orchestra at Amalie Arena December 23!

    Answer: Impulsive shopping purchases because of stuff they saw on social media!

  • September 25, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: TV shows come and go. But this has been around for decades has had cameos from John Lennon to Kermit The Frog.

    Hint #1: It’s still on TV now.
    Hint #2: It’s on at night.
    Hint #3: It’s not a game show.
    Hint #4: It hasn’t always been on the same channel.
    Hint #5: It’s been shot in Tampa many times.

    Congrats to Nicci Serr in Brandon who won tickets to see Trans Siberian Orchestra at Amalie Arena December 23!

    Answer: Monday Night Football! And it’ll be shot in Tampa tonight too… Go Bucs!

  • September 22, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: Ancient Egyptians once would shave their eyebrows to indicate this about their cat.

    Congrats to Tyler Newkirk from Dunedin who won 4 passes and free parking for Howl-O-Scream over at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Check out my Howl-O-Scram pics from last year!

    Answer: It meant their cat had died. Kinda morbid, but hey it’s for Howl-o-Scream tickets. (All the questions this week were about our feline friends as we welcomed The Q105 Cash Kitty.)

  • September 21, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: Hundreds of cats roam around this famous place where people take lots of pictures. They help get rid of mice.

    Hint #1: It’s not the Hemingway House in Key West. You’d expect to see cats there. But it IS a tourist attraction.

    Congrats to Steven McAnally from Zephyrhills who won 4 passes and free parking for Howl-O-Scream over at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Check out my Howl-O-Scram pics from last year!

    Answer: Disneyland… ironic given that most go there to SEE the mice, right? (All the questions this week will be about our feline friends as we welcome The Q105 Cash Kitty.)

  • September 20, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: Cats like to sleep on things that smell like this.

    Congrats to Sophia Rounseville from New Port Richey who won 4 passes and free parking for Howl-O-Scream over at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Check out my Howl-O-Scram pics from last year!

    Answer: Their owner! (All the questions this week will be about our feline friends as we welcome The Q105 Cash Kitty.)

  • September 19, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: Cats have 2 dozen more of these than we do.

    Congrats to first time winner Matthew Kendrick from Tampa who won 4 passes and free parking for Howl-O-Scream over at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Check out my Howl-O-Scram pics from last year!

    Answer: BONES! Pretty appropriate for Howl-O-Scream tickets right? (All the questions this week will be about our feline friends as we welcome The Q105 Cash Kitty.)

  • September 18, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: 2 out of every 5 people who make $100,000 or more own one of these things you can lift with one hand.

    Hint #1: They don’t fit in a wallet.
    Hint #2: They move around on their own.
    Hint #3: 5PM

    Congrats to Lucy Hood from Tampa who won 4 passes and free parking for Howl-O-Scream over at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Check out my Howl-O-Scram pics from last year!

    Answer: Cat! (All the questions this week will be about our feline friends as we welcome The Q105 Cash Kitty.)

  • September 15, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: Q105 welcomes Kenny Loggins for his last Tampa area performance tomorrow night. Michael Jackson asked Kenny Loggins if he had any singers he thought would be good for We Are The World. Kenny Loggins suggested this Q105 artist Michael had apparently never heard of.

    Congrats to Susie Hartman from St. Pete who won tickets to see the Tampa Bay Rays play the LA Angels September 20th at Tropicana Field.

    Answer: Huey Lewis!

  • September 14, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: Today is National School Photo day. Some photographers ask a parent to volunteer to be at the shoot so none of these end up in the photo.

    Hint #1: They’re difficult to edit out of a photo.
    Hint #2: They can fit on the end of a finger… and often do.

    Congrats to Theresa Rockwell from New Port Richey who won tickets to see the Tampa Bay Rays play the LA Angels September 20th at Tropicana Field.

    Answer: Boogers!

  • September 13, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: For the first time ever in 2020, over a billion people had one of these. Less than 1000 people used them in the 90s.

    Hint #1: It’s NOT COVID-19 related.
    Hint #2: Zero is less than 1000. 😉

    Congrats to first time winner Joe Legerstee from Palmetto who won tickets to see the Tampa Bay Rays play the LA Angels September 20th at Tropicana Field.

    Answer: iPhone!

  • September 12, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: A record 73% have now had this annoying thing happen to them. Most say it never happened a second time.

    Hint #1: It’s a 2 word answer.
    Hint #2: You might know it’s happened to you if mail is missing from your mailbox.

    Congrats to Lindsey Sterry from Largo who won tickets to see the Tampa Bay Rays play the LA Angels September 20th at Tropicana Field.

    Answer: Identity theft!

  • September 11, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: About 15% of Floridians do this, far more than those who live in the 2 states who do it the least: Alaska and Hawaii.

    Hint #1: Usually done at night.
    Hint #2: It’s sleeping-related.
    Hint #3: It’s a 1 word answer!

    Congrats to Frank Greene from Valrico who won tickets to see the Tampa Bay Rays play the LA Angels September 20th at Tropicana Field.

    Answer: Snore!

  • September 8, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: 1990 was a big year for Vanilla Ice but his favorite music video for the year was by this Q105 artist.

    Hint #1: The music video was initially banned on MTV!
    Hint #2: Check the Q105 Concerts page (the artist is performing in Tampa soon)

    Congrats to another first time winner Brittany Caruso from St. Pete who won tickets to see the Tampa Bay Rays play September 8th with a post game concert featuring Vanilla Ice, Tone Loc, Rob Base, and Montell Jordan.

    Answer: Madonna! (The video was “Justify My Love”)

  • September 7, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: There are fewer than 3 dozen of these left in America. Only California and New York have as many of these as we do in Florida.

    Hint #1: Not an animal.

    Congrats to first time winner Jaden Effenberger from Spring Hill who won tickets to see the Tampa Bay Rays play September 8th with a post game concert featuring Vanilla Ice, Tone Loc, Rob Base, and Montell Jordan.

    Answer: NFL football teams! Opening night is TONIGHT!

  • September 6, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: In England, about 1/3 say they’d rather not see this at a wedding.

    Hint #1: It’s food related.

    Congrats to Grace Ogrodny from Largo who won tickets to see the Tampa Bay Rays play September 8th with a post game concert featuring Vanilla Ice, Tone Loc, Rob Base, and Montell Jordan.

    Answer: 36% are not fans of a traditional wedding cake… apparently cheesecake is popular over there!

  • September 1, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: 818 of these are consumed every second between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

    Congrats to Chip Stover in Palmetto who won tickets to see the Tampa Bay Rays play September 8th with a post game concert featuring Vanilla Ice, Tone Loc, Rob Base, and Montell Jordan.

    Answer: Hot dogs!

  • August 31, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: You might think it’s Livin’ on a Prayer or You Give Love a Bad Name is Bon Jovi’s most watched music video on YouTube. You’d be wrong with both! THIS is the music video with about 1.2 billion views, Bon Jovi’s most viewed music video on their YouTube channel.

    Congrats to Jeff Marsh from Hudson who won tickets to see the Tampa Bay Rays play September 8th with a post game concert featuring Vanilla Ice, Tone Loc, Rob Base, and Montell Jordan.

    Answer: It’s My Life! (Here’s the top 20.)

  • August 30, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: 3 out of 4 women are doing this, the highest rate since 1950.

    Hint: It’s a one word answer.

    Congrats to Mariano Gonzalez from Spring Hill who won tickets to see the Tampa Bay Rays play September 8th with a post game concert featuring Vanilla Ice, Tone Loc, Rob Base, and Montell Jordan.

    Answer: Working!

  • August 29, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: No surprise here – the state that the most coming from to move to Florida is New York, according to census data. But what is the state most Floridians are moving to?

    Congrats to Amanda Juarez from Tampa who won tickets to see the Tampa Bay Rays play September 8th with a post game concert featuring Vanilla Ice, Tone Loc, Rob Base, and Montell Jordan.

    Answer: Georgia

  • August 25, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: Earth Wind & Fire will open for Lionel Richie in Tampa tomorrow night at Amalie Arena. They were one of the first to use pyro, lighting special effects and magic. Their stage shows were so inventive that one well known Q105 artist would sometimes be seen in the audience taking notes. Who was it?

    Congrats to Patti Mesches from Spring Hill who won a $50 gift card to DeCosmo Italian Market in Pinellas Park PLUS tickets to see Lionel Richie with Earth Wind & Fire this Saturday night at Amalie Arena!

    Answer: Michael Jackson!

  • August 24, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: Another win at the Trop! Congrats to the Tampa Bay Rays! They swept the Colorado Rockies. Yankees next. Anyway… today’s question… 44% of guys have a hard time watching the game without doing this.

    Hint #1: It’s not food or drinks-related.
    Hint #2: This is definitely more of a guy thing. Women are too smart to do this.

    Congrats to Jen Messing from Valrico who won a $50 gift card to DeCosmo Italian Market in Pinellas Park PLUS tickets to see Lionel Richie with Earth Wind & Fire this Saturday night at Amalie Arena!

    Answer: Place a bet!

  • August 23, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: Happy National Cuban Sandwich Day. On an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives filmed in New York, the sandwich maker added something that surprised Guy Fieri. Fieri said he’d never seen this on a Cuban and asked “Which Cubans have you been hangin’ out with?” What was the ingredient?

    Congrats to Karl Kristof from Tampa who won a $50 gift card to DeCosmo Italian Market in Pinellas Park PLUS tickets to see Lionel Richie with Earth Wind & Fire this Saturday night at Amalie Arena!

    Answer: Turkey!

  • August 22, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: 20 years ago 77% of us had this. Now about 90% of us have it.

    Hint #1: You leave this at home.
    Hint #2: It requires electricity.

    Congrats to Jerry Crossley from New Port Richey who won a $50 gift card to DeCosmo Italian Market in Pinellas Park PLUS tickets to see Lionel Richie with Earth Wind & Fire this Saturday night at Amalie Arena!

    Answer: Air conditioning!

  • August 21, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: Lionel Richie is the same age as someone equally famous who asked Lionel how he looks so young… to which Lionel replied, “If you come to Hollywood I can help you.” Who is he talking about?

    Hint #1: This famous person is not known for his singing.

    Congrats to Virginia Madden from Sarasota who won a $50 gift card to DeCosmo Italian Market in Pinellas Park PLUS tickets to see Lionel Richie with Earth Wind & Fire this Saturday night at Amalie Arena!

    Answer: King Charles.

  • August 18, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: Sales of this were WAY down last year. But this year sales are way up. The typical American will spend $78 on it in 2023.

    Hint #1: It’s edible.

    Congrats to Alisha Krah from Winter Haven who won tickets to the Coke Zero Sugar 400 Saturday August 26 at Daytona International Speedway!

    Answer: Chocolate!

  • August 17, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: Men under 50 pay about 15% more than women do for this. But once they’re over 50, they pay less.

    Hint #1: It’s a weekly expense.

    Congrats to Nicholas Secor from Mulberry who won tickets to the Coke Zero Sugar 400 Saturday August 26 at Daytona International Speedway!

    Answer: Groceries!

  • August 16, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: 1 in 6 of us eats this every single day.

    Congrats to Kelly Durante from Spring Hill who won tickets to the Coke Zero Sugar 400 Saturday August 26 at Daytona International Speedway!

    Answer: Dessert.

  • August 15, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: For the first time ever, about 29% of husbands and wives share THIS in common.

    Hint #1: George Washington(s)

    Congrats to Mary Lee Fuxan from Lutz who won tickets to the Coke Zero Sugar 400 Saturday August 26 at Daytona International Speedway!

    Answer: Salary/income

  • August 14, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: The average Florida household spends almost $3,900 per year on this rather unnecessary expense. Way above the national average but almost all of the New England states spend more on it than we do.

    Hint: It’s food related.

    Congrats to Ashley Haas from Lakeland who won tickets to the Coke Zero Sugar 400 Saturday August 26 at Daytona International Speedway!

    Answer: Delivery/takeout!

  • August 11, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: Even though doctors say it’s beneficial, you might be surprised too much of this is banned at tonight’s Bucs game.

    Congrats to Megahan Luyao from Port St. Lucie who won 4 passes to check out Bier Fest at Busch Gardens (Geno’s pics).

    Answer: Public displays of affection / PDA!

  • August 10, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: Florida visitors were asked what 3 things need to be improved in Florida. The top 2 were traffic, overcrowding and THIS.

    Congrats to Bernie McDermott from Bradenton who won 4 passes to check out Bier Fest at Busch Gardens (Geno’s pics).

    Answer: Prices!

  • August 9, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: Just under 21% of us did this in our homes in June, the lowest number in history.

    Congrats to Justin Childers from St. Pete who won 4 passes to check out Bier Fest at Busch Gardens (Geno’s pics).

    Answer: Watch regular broadcast TV! Streaming keeps growing… 38% of us now watch our TV on a stream, cable is down to 30%, according to TVTechnology.com.

  • August 8, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: On average we eat 200 of these a year.

    1. Someone guessed eggs… not it… but there are usually eggs in these.

    Congrats to Dennis Joseph from Riverview who won 4 passes to check out Bier Fest at Busch Gardens (Geno’s pics)..

    Answer: Cookies. (Does that number seem way low to you too?)

  • August 7, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: If you’re like the average American, you probably do this 3 times a week. You’re in the car when you do it.

    Hint 1: You might do this before you eat breafkast.
    Hint 2: It involves talking to someone.

    Congrats to Calvin Johnson from Seffner who won 4 passes to check out Bier Fest at Busch Gardens (Geno’s pics)..

    Answer: Hit the drive thru!

  • August 4, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: Tomorrow night, we welcome the freestyle and dance music legends back to Tampa for Freestyle Explosion Throwback Jam at Amalie Arena. One of the artists playing this year actually has artwork on display at a gallery in New Port Richey. Which performer is it?

    Congrats to Sharon O’Neill from Palm Harbor who won a pair of tickets to see Taylor Dayne, Stevie B, Debbie Deb, Rob Base, Shannon and more Saturday night at Amalie Arena at Freestyle Explosion Throwback Jam PLUS a $50 gift card to try Geno’s favorite sub the Hot Italian #5 at DeCosmo Italian Market in Pinellas Park!.

    Answer: Debbie Deb

  • August 3, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: New housing data is out. Tampa homes are said to be way overpriced. To our south, Miami came in at #1 in America among these kind of homeowners.

    Hint: It’s NOT first time home buyers.

    Congrats to Robert Bailey from Largo who won a pair of tickets to see Taylor Dayne, Stevie B, Debbie Deb, Rob Base, Shannon and more Saturday night at Amalie Arena at Freestyle Explosion Throwback Jam PLUS a $50 gift card to try Geno’s favorite sub the Hot Italian #5 at DeCosmo Italian Market in Pinellas Park!.

    Answer: “House poor” homeowners… they pay more than 30% of their income on their home!

  • August 2, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: Only about 19% of those who moved in 2021 did this.

    Hint: Shiny new license plate.

    Congrats to Kevin Nelson from Tarpon Springs who won a pair of tickets to see Taylor Dayne, Stevie B, Debbie Deb, Rob Base, Shannon and more Saturday night at Amalie Arena at Freestyle Explosion Throwback Jam PLUS a $50 gift card to try Geno’s favorite sub the Hot Italian #5 at DeCosmo Italian Market in Pinellas Park!.

    Answer: Move out of state!

  • August 1, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: It’s summer vacation season. 40% say this was a big factor in WHERE they decided to travel.

    Congrats to Mike Friel from St. Pete who won a pair of tickets to see Taylor Dayne, Stevie B, Debbie Deb, Rob Base, Shannon and more Saturday night at Amalie Arena at Freestyle Explosion Throwback Jam PLUS a $50 gift card to try Geno’s favorite sub the Hot Italian #5 at DeCosmo Italian Market in Pinellas Park!.

    Answer: Social media! Vacation envy … people post their pics and you wanna go there now too!

  • July 31, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: For us 80s kids we lost a bit of our childhood today with the loss of Paul Reubens (Pee Wee Herman). Reubens says he knew he had a good dad when his father sat down with a young Pee Wee to drink from his toy tea set. His father kept saying how good it was so Pee Wee kept going back to get more. It was just water. After 4 trips, Pee Wee said sorry dad, there’s no more tea. Why?

    Congrats to Melissa Buckley from Port Richey who won a pair of tickets to see Taylor Dayne, Stevie B, Debbie Deb, Rob Base, Shannon and more Saturday night at Amalie Arena at Freestyle Explosion Throwback Jam PLUS a $50 gift card to try Geno’s favorite sub the Hot Italian #5 at DeCosmo Italian Market in Pinellas Park!.

    Answer: Watch this! (Jump ahead about 2 minutes!)

  • July 28, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: Since the day the day after the Vegas Golden Knights won their first Stanley Cup, sales of these online have gone up almost 250%!

    Hint 1: It’s no form of Knights memorabilia.
    Hint 2: You probably have one in your car.

    Congrats to Thomas Gianino from Brandon who won a pair of passes to Adventure Island.

    Answer: Air Conditioning! (Now had I just said sales of these are up 250% in the past month, it would’ve been too easy! 😉 )

  • July 27, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: 1 in 5 Floridians do THIS to prepare for hurricane season.

    Congrats to Gabby Uribe from Largo who won a pair of passes to Adventure Island.

    Answer: Nothing!

  • July 26, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: Sinead O’Connor said in her book she was misunderstood by Frank Sinatra, inspired by Muhammad Ali and frightened by this singer.

    Hint 1: It’s a popular Q105 artist.
    Hint 2: The singer was popular in the 80s.

    Congrats to McKenzie Kane from Lutz who won a pair of passes to Adventure Island.

    Answer: Prince. Here’s the clip from The Today Show I mentioned. Really interesting.

  • July 25, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: 43% of guys say this would stop them from taking a job. That number is only 35% for women.

    Hint 1: Has nothing to do with appearance.
    Hint 2: November.
    Hint 3: Red and blue.

    Congrats to Laurie Toback from Palm Beach Gardens who won a pair of passes to Adventure Island.

    Answer: A company’s politics! People don’t wanna hear about politics in the workplace!

  • July 24, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: It’s HOT! This year, Americans will only spend about $2 per person on this form of refreshment. But analysts expect that to triple 10 years from now as it grows in popularity.

    Hint: It’s a drink.

    Congrats to Dave Mogilewicz from Valrico who won a pair of passes to Adventure Island.

    Answer: Boba or bubble tea! I tried it once. Not my thing!

  • July 21, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: Thanks for the great music Tony Bennett! We lost a legend today. About 20 years ago, Tony Bennett was in a Saturday Night Live skit where he was the guest on a talk show. Who was the other guest?

    Hint: Tony’s career spanned decades. This guy was famous for about 15 minutes.

    Congrats to Grace Ogrodny from Largo who won a pair of passes to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

    Answer: Kevin Federline!

  • July 20, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: Before their wedding day, only 41% share this piece of information with their soon to be spouse.

    Hint: It has something to do with money.

    Congrats to Kayla Graham from St. Pete who won a pair of passes to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

    Answer: Salary!

  • July 19, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: Summer travel season is here. If you fly out of Tampa International Airport, there are lots of changes. In fact, one of these was spotted for the first time ever at Tampa International this year.

    Hint: These have been around when the airport first opened.

    Congrats to Stacy Wolff from Palm Harbor who won a pair of passes to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

    Answer: A bear!

  • July 18, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: Amazon Prime Day has come and gone. Most of things that are landing on your doorstep this week you can return. But you can’t return this product, which is unfortunate because it easily fits in a regular plain old envelope you could mail back.

    Congrats to Jackie Hammond in St. Pete who won a pair of passes to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

    Answer: Gift cards!

  • July 17, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: Married couples with the same job… it’s most common with teachers, those in the legal field and in THIS profession.

    Hint 1: Nothing to do with medical.
    Hint 2: It’s food related.

    Congrats to Natali Lima from Land O’Lakes who won a pair of passes to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

    Answer: Farming!

  • July 14, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: If you’re not BBQ’d out after the 4th, fire the grill this weekend. According to a new survey, Florida is 1 of only 3 states in America where THIS is the preferred side dish at a BBQ.

    Hint #1: It’s in the produce section.
    Hint #2: Hawaii was one of the other 2 states.

    Congrats to first time winner Jason Meyers from Spring Hill who won 2 tickets to see the Goo Goo Dolls at The Sound at Coachman Park in Clearwater.

    Answer: Sweet Potato!? Weird.

  • July 13, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: Saturday night’s Powerball jackpot will be about $875 million. Let’s help you win. The number has come up most often in Powerball history is 61. What’s the number that’s come up the LEAST often?

    Hint: This number ironically is considered pretty unlucky!

    Congrats to first time winner Grace Ogrodny from Largo who won 2 tickets to see the Goo Goo Dolls at The Sound at Coachman Park in Clearwater.

    Answer: 13

  • July 12, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: It’s Amazon Prime Day. There’s a deal on an item that cost $2 in the 80s. It’s now a smart device that can wirelessly connect to your phone and costs $45.

    Hint 1: You can hold it in your hand.
    Hint 2: 6 colors.

    Congrats to Richard Perez from Reddington Shores who won 2 tickets to see the Goo Goo Dolls at The Sound at Coachman Park in Clearwater.

    Answer: Rubik’s Cube! And it’s normally $60! [The Amazon Listing]

  • July 11, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: Happy birthday to Bon Jovi’s Richie Sambora. Richie told People he’s doing this more now than he did when he was a kid.

    Hint: Perfect

    Congrats to Paula Jones from Tampa who won 2 tickets to see the Goo Goo Dolls at The Sound at Coachman Park in Clearwater.

    Answer: Practice!

  • July 10, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: Over the weekend, more people experienced this at the same time than ever before.

    Hint 1: Heat is NOT part of the answer.
    Hint 2: 99% of the world experienced it Saturday morning.

    Congrats to Raphael Serrano from Clearwater who won 2 tickets to see the Goo Goo Dolls at The Sound at Coachman Park in Clearwater.

    Answer: Daylight. Since most of the world lives on one half of the planet, and due to the timing of the summer… 99% of the world’s population had daylight at the same time.

  • July 7, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: 3 out of 4 of these marriages end in divorce.

    Hint: Charm (we actually didn’t even GET to the hint this time!)

    Congrats to Patricia Mesches from Spring Hill who won passes to Universal Orlando! From the biggest scream to the loudest laugh, no one tests the limits of vacation thrills like Universal Orlando Resort.

    Answer: 3rd marriages!

  • July 6, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: 78% plan to spend as much or MORE this summer on these things that you couldn’t buy last week.

    Hint 1: Discounts.
    Hint 2: You will probably pay sales tax on them.
    Hint 3: You don’t find these in stores. They’re online.

    Congrats to James Rivera from Land O’Lakes who won passes to Universal Orlando! From the biggest scream to the loudest laugh, no one tests the limits of vacation thrills like Universal Orlando Resort.

    Answer: Amazon Prime Day deals!

  • June 30, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: Among the things prohibited at tomorrow night’s fireworks in Tampa is something you usually can’t buy just 1 of. Many dunk them in water.

    Congrats to Michelle Brown from Odessa who won passes to Universal Orlando! From the biggest scream to the loudest laugh, no one tests the limits of vacation thrills like Universal Orlando Resort.

    Answer: Sparklers! (I feel awful for the first caller who said sprinklers! lol)

  • June 29, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: We all get those lectures about fireworks safety this time of year. Which state sees the LEAST amount of fireworks-related injuries?

    Congrats to Susan Earl from Zephyrhills who won passes to Universal Orlando! From the biggest scream to the loudest laugh, no one tests the limits of vacation thrills like Universal Orlando Resort.

    Answer: Hawaii. BTW Florida came in at #5 on the safe list!

  • June 28, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: 4th of July is a vegetarian’s worst nightmare. The top 5 things we spend the most on at the grocery store for the 4th: beef, chicken, sausages, bacon, and pork. But #6 is NOT meat. What is it?

    Hint #1: Not something you drink.
    Hint #2: These ARE edible though.
    Hint #3: Many put these ON their 4th of July cake.

    Congrats to Alisha Saleem from Seffner who won passes to Universal Orlando! From the biggest scream to the loudest laugh, no one tests the limits of vacation thrills like Universal Orlando Resort.

    Answer: Berries!

  • June 27, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: Americans spend between $6 and $7 million on this item you’ll see at some 4th of July events – but not mine.

    Hint #1: It’s NOT something you eat.
    Hint #2: Read the label.

    Congrats to Jo Jo Flores from Tampa who won passes to Universal Orlando! From the biggest scream to the loudest laugh, no one tests the limits of vacation thrills like Universal Orlando Resort.

    Answer: IMPORTED American flags!

  • June 26, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: We’re older than we’ve ever been in America. The average age is now about 39. Florida is NOT the state with the average oldest resident. THIS state is.

    Congrats to Anthony Francois from Sarasota who won passes to Universal Orlando! From the biggest scream to the loudest laugh, no one tests the limits of vacation thrills like Universal Orlando Resort.

    Answer: My home state of Maine! The average age there is almost 45! Florida… it’s just under 43!

  • June 23, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: This Q105 ’80s singer trained to be a pro wrestler. 2 of this artist’s 3 big hits were cover songs.

    Hint: She’s in the area this weekend!

    Congrats to Jill Harteis from Largo who won 4 passes to check out Busch Gardens Summer Nights!

    Answer: Tiffany! She was on some reality TV show with Hulk Hogan and 2 of her 3 big songs were covers… one was a Beatles cover! See her this weekend downtown St. Pete this weekend performing with Sheena Easton at the Pride festival.

  • June 22, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: There are 4 different kinds of these. No 2 look a like. You can find them in Tampa… if you pay.

    Hint: The answer has something to do with the prize!

    Congrats to Scott Gorman from Tampa who won 4 passes to check out Busch Gardens Summer Nights!

    Answer: Giraffes! BTW, Happy National Giraffe Day. (Actually I think it was yesterday.) Hope you got my card.

  • June 21, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: Today is the first day of summer, the season when one of these tends to grow a half a foot.

    Congrats to Kaitelynne Conley from Eagle Lake who won 4 passes to check out Busch Gardens Summer Nights!

    Answer: The Eiffel Tower! The heat does something to the iron so it gets 6 inches taller in the summer. Weird!

  • June 20, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: The average person does this 22 times a day often out of boredom… but never in the bedroom.

    Congrats to Kat Washburn from New Port Richey who won 4 passes to check out Busch Gardens Summer Nights!

    Answer: Look in the refrigerator!

  • June 19, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: We know Florida drivers have a not-so-great reputation. But there were about 23,000 fewer citations for this last year.

    Congrats to Susan Earl from Zephyrhills who won 4 passes to check out Busch Gardens Summer Nights!

    Answer: Not wearing a seatbelt!

  • June 16, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: We’re all pumped here for Duran Duran tomorrow night in Tampa at Amalie Arena. Duran Duran credits this band for helping them break in the U.S.

    Hint: Comic strip!

    Congrats to FIRST TIME WINNER Cynthia Lynham from Zephyrhills who won 4 passes to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and is in the drawing for passes to Typhoon Lagoon’s H20 Glow event on August 26!

    Answer: Blondie! Duran Duran was their opening act at the time and they say it helped them blow up on MTV and on radio stations like Q105.

  • June 15, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: If you have one of these chances are it’s a little over 12 years old and now you can’t even lift it.

    Hints: Some get plugged in, it can keep you cool.

    Congrats to Frank Greene from Valrico who won 4 passes to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and is in the drawing for passes to Typhoon Lagoon’s H20 Glow event on August 26!

    Answer: A car!

  • June 14, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: 67 years old is the average age of people who have this.

    Hint: Fewer than 1,000 in the U.S. have this.

    Congrats to Scott Gorman from Tampa who won 4 passes to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and is in the drawing for passes to Typhoon Lagoon’s H20 Glow event on August 26!

    Answer: A billion dollars!

  • June 13, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: There are none in Hillsborough County or Pinellas County now but in 5 years there will be 35,000 of these in Tampa alone.

    The hint: The answer involves your BUTT!

    Congrats to Austin Hendrickson from Seminole who won 4 passes to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and is in the drawing for passes to Typhoon Lagoon’s H20 Glow event on August 26!

    Answer: Seats at the stadium they’re going to build at USF! [Story]

  • June 12, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: To avoid making a bad impression, dating experts say on a first date, you should avoid wearing this color.

    Congrats to Jesse Cline from Sarasota who won 4 passes to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and is in the drawing for passes to Typhoon Lagoon’s H20 Glow event on August 26!

    Answer: Brown!

  • June 9, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: That Sunset Music Festival was in Tampa a couple weeks ago. EDM music has this weird benefit many people pay for at Walmart.

    Congrats to Rick in Oldsmar who won 4 passes to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and is in the drawing for passes to Typhoon Lagoon’s H20 Glow event on August 26!

    Answer: EDM music repels mosquitoes!

  • June 8, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: Most were ok with spending over $100 on this 2 years ago. But over 80% have now set a $50 limit on this.

    Hint: If you’re married you shouldn’t be spending any money on this.

    Congrats to Steven McAnally from Zephyrhills who won 4 passes to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and is in the drawing for passes to Typhoon Lagoon’s H20 Glow event on August 26!

    Answer: A first date!

  • June 7, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: Today would have been Prince’s 65th birthday. When he was about 10 years old, Prince’s stepdad put him on stage to dance with someone Prince would later call one of his biggest style influences. Security got him off stage pretty fast. Who was it?

    Congrats to Sarah Collins from Pinellas Park who won 4 passes to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and is in the drawing for passes to Typhoon Lagoon’s H20 Glow event on August 26!

    Answer: James Brown!

  • June 6, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: In the past 8 months, over 72,000 did this in Tampa and St. Pete. But NO ONE did it Clearwater. And no one will do it this month.

    Congrats to Richard Brinson from Tampa who won 4 passes to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and is in the drawing for passes to Typhoon Lagoon’s H20 Glow event on August 26!

    Answer: Ride the Cross Bay Ferry!

  • June 5, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: People are playing this over 200% more than they did before COVID, especially kids.

    Congrats to Bryan Fink from Pinellas Park who won 4 passes to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and is in the drawing for passes to Typhoon Lagoon’s H20 Glow event on August 26!

    Answer: Chess!

  • June 2, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: Congrats to 14 year old Dev Shah from Largo on winning the National Spelling Bee last night. When I was that age, I beat out everyone in my class to get to the finals of my school spelling bee… and then I misspelled this 4 letter word that begins with “L” in the first round.

    Congrats to Jason Bartholomew from Brandon who won 4 Adventure Island passes.

    Answer: Liar! I spelled it L-I-E-R. My mother took the whole day off from work and was so excited when I got that word because we had a Garfield magnet on the fridge that said “That Scale is a Liar.” I’m still scarred.

  • June 1, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: Almost 40% of us have one of these. Half of them think they’ll always have one. You’re much more likely to have one if you’re younger.

    Final hint: If you don’t have a job, you can’t have one of these.

    Congrats to Yvette Perez from Zephyrhills who won 4 Adventure Island passes.

    Answer: A second job or “side hustle!”

  • May 31, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: Back from vacation! 48% of us don’t use all of these.

    Congrats to Ashley Haas from Lakeland who won 4 passes to Adventure Island!

    Answer: Vacation days!

  • May 18, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: Stevie Nicks tried this for 3 months and says it was a big mistake.

    Congrats to Natalie Joseph from Riverview who won tickets to see Stevie Nicks at the Amway Center on Thursday, May 25th.

    Answer: Marriage

  • May 17, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: 1 in 4 married couples do this before they go to sleep.

    Congrats to Susana Padilla from Brooksville who won tickets to see Stevie Nicks at the Amway Center on Thursday, May 25th.

    Answer: Head to their own bedroom. 1 in 4 now sleep in different rooms.

  • May 16, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: 31% of us have never met this person.

    Answer: Neighbor!

    Congrats to Teresa Ramirez in Orlando who won tickets to see Stevie Nicks at the Amway Center on Thursday, May 25th.

  • May 15, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: It’s Kangaroo Care Awareness Day. We’re giving away Stevie Nicks tickets. Kangaroos and the beat up car Stevie had before joining Fleetwood Mac have something in common. What is it?

    Answer: Neither can/could go backwards!

    Congrats to Bernie McDermott from Bradenton who won tickets to see Stevie Nicks at the Amway Center on Thursday, May 25th.

  • May 12, 2023

    Geno’s Useless Trivia question: She was the first TV Mom to guest host The Tonight Show.

    Answer: Florence Henderson / Carol Brady

    Congrats to Scott DeRuiter from Largo who won Busch Gardens passes!

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