May 19th, 2006
10:16 AM ET
6 years ago

Trivia: A Ford, Not a Lincoln

WASHINGTON (CNN) - We asked our alert readers to name the presidential offspring who played a small but pivotal role in the 1989 film "When Harry Met Sally." No, it was not Tad Lincoln. Nor was it Grover Cleveland's son Francis in two non-consecutive scenes.

The answer, as many of you guessed, is none other than Steven Ford, the third son of Gerald and Betty Ford. Steven Ford, who incidentally celebrates his 50th birthday today, played "Joe," Meg Ryan's pre-Billy Crystal love interest. He was the tall blonde fellow kissing Sally in the airport early in the film, and his character ultimately was responsible for Harry and Sally's first romantic encounter.


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May 18th, 2006
10:21 AM ET
7 years ago

Trivia: I'll Have What She's Having

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The movie that dared to ask whether women and men can really be friends is the inspiration for our latest Grind Quiz:

Q: Which son or daughter of a former U.S. president played a small but important role in the 1989 film "When Harry Met Sally"?

Submit your answer to Answer the question correctly and win a delightful CNN refrigerator magnet (refrigerator not included). Please include the city and state where you live in your reply. In the event of a tie, a winner will be selected at random from among the correct responses. CNN employees, their families, Rob Reiner, Meg Ryan, and Former Intern Kenny are magnet-ineligible, but are of course encouraged to play nonetheless. The winner will be announced in Friday's Grind. Good luck and may there never be too much pepper on your paprikash.

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May 16th, 2006
11:16 AM ET
7 years ago

Trivia: The Mother of All Contests

WASHINGTON (CNN) - While most of America was paying tribute to motherhood this weekend, faithful Grind readers were cloistered away with their Almanacs of American Politics as well as the collective works of Dr. Spock all to pursue a dream: to win the first-ever Morning Grind Mothers' Day Quiz.

That honor, as well as the highly coveted 2004 commemorative CNN Reporter's Notebook, goes to one Kenneth Schultz of Cambridge, Massachusetts. We should note that Schultz is a former CNN intern, but was unpaid and currently has no official affiliation with The Most Trusted Name in News. Former Intern Kenny answered four out of five questions correctly, as did CNN's Chuck Hurley. Chuck is ineligible for the prize, but is probably resourceful enough to find his own commemorative notebook.

For the less resourceful among you, here are the answers:


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