Author Archives: Ratha M.

November 3, 2015

Twins Trivia Quiz

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question marksDouble Dare! Take the Twins Trivia Quiz!

Mary Kate and Ashley, Fred and George, Liv and Maddie . . . these are just a few examples of famous twins. Did you know 32 out of 1000 people are twins? Are you one of the lucky 32? I always wondered what it would be like to have a twin. To share clothes, secrets, and a birthday, and basically have a built-in best friend . . . or partner in crime. . . for life!

If you’re a twin, know twins, or just want to test your knowledge, help yourself to a double serving of our Twins Trivia!

Weasley twins

Photo courtesy Warner Bros.

  1. TRUE or FALSE? Twins are always look identical to each other.
  2. TRUE or FALSE? The states with the highest rates of twins are Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Jersey.>
  3. Are twins with the exact same DNA called fraternal OR identical twins?
  4. The actors who play Fred and George Weasley in the Harry Potter movies are actual twins in real life. What are their real names?
  5. The world’s oldest living twins were Eli Shadrack and John Meshak Phipps born in 1803 in Virginia. How old did they live to be? A) 108 and 113. B) Both 101. C) 90 and 91.
  6. TRUE or FALSE? Identical twins have almost identical brainwave patterns. This can cause one twin to feel pain when the other one is injured.
  7. When they are born, twins usually weigh MORE or LESS than the average baby?
  8. Which famous athlete is a parent of twins? A) Peyton Manning. B) Stephen Curry. C) Tom Brady. D) Sidney Crosby.
  9. TRUE or FALSE? Having twins is hereditary.
  10. Fill in the blank. The Major League baseball team ___________ Twins!

Did you score in the double digits? Check out the answers below. Continue reading

October 23, 2015

Henry Danger Would You Rather

Posted by at 1:35 am in Celebrities, Would You Rather | Permalink

HENRY DANGERHenry Danger Would You Rather . . . Dangerously Super!

We know you guys are “dangerously” deep into Nickelodeon’s hit show Henry Danger. It stars Jace Norman, as Henry, a 13-year-old boy who gets a part-time job as a superhero sidekick. His boss is the small town superhero named Captain Man. He pretends to work in a shop called “Junk ‘n’ Stuff” with a secret underground lair where Captain Man trains him. There, he becomes . . . Kid Danger. Only his best friend Charlotte knows his secret, while his other best friend Jasper is in the dark.

Kid Danger and Captain Man keep the city of Swellview safe and . . . swell. Campy adventures with zany villains round out the show. If you are obsessed with Henry Danger, check out our Henry Danger Would You Rather below!

Would you rather . . .

1. Be a superhero sidekick OR a villain henchman?

2. Be indestructible like Captain Man OR be able to come back to life?

3. Have a secret job in a candy factory OR a cloning lab?

4. Fly OR be invisible?

5. Have your baby brother turned into a monster (Episode 1) OR have an alien baby egg hatch in your house (Episode 7)?

6. Be captured by the mad scientist Dr. Minyak OR have to babysit “The Toddler” (dwarf baby criminal).

7. Have a crazy machine turn you into a manly beast (Episode 10) OR a living Barbie doll?

So today’s assignment, should you choose to accept, is to let us know your answers in the Comments below! And let us know what YOU think of Henry Danger!

Over and out.

-Ratha, STACKS Writer

October 20, 2015

Goosebumps Movie Monsters: Who Would Win?

Posted by at 1:10 am in Goosebumps, Would You Rather | Permalink

Goosebumps logoGoosebumps Movie Monster vs. Monster

Have you seen the Goosebumps movie (rated PG) which just opened in theaters? It’s filled with some of the coolest and creepiest monsters out there! I wouldn’t want them to come after me. But . . . what if they went after each other? Who would win if they went head-to-head against each other?

Play the Where’s the Creature Game to get a glimpse of some of these creepy creatures. Then vote below on who YOU think would win.

  1. Slappy the Evil Dummy vs. Murder the Clown.
  2. The Lawn Gnomes (remember they use knives!) vs. the Bog Monster
  3. Fifi the Vampire Poodle vs. Count Dracula
  4. The Executioner vs. Lack O’Lantern (He has a pumpkin head!)
  5. The Haunted Mask vs. the Shrunken Head
  6. Professor Shock vs. Clarissa the Witch
  7. The Snake Lady vs. the Bees
  8. A Graveyard Ghoul vs. Captain Long Ben One-Leg
  9. The Egyptian Priestess vs. the Scarecrow

Let us know your votes in the Comments below. And let us know if you’re still having nightmares from the Goosebumps movie!

-Ratha, STACKS Writer

September 29, 2015

Magic Tree House Would You Rather

Posted by at 1:01 am in Reads, Would You Rather | Permalink

magictreehouse_thanksgivingMagic Tree House Would You Rather

Ketchup and mustard. Batman and Robin. Some things just go together. Like Jack and Annie from The Magic Tree House series. With their time-travelling historical adventures, this series can get you hooked on reading for life!

Book #53 Shadow of the Shark came out this summer, and #54 Balto of the Blue Dawn (about a Siberian husky in 1925 Alaska) is coming out in Jan. 2016. So if you love this dynamic duo, let us know, Would You Rather . . .

1. Be Jack OR Annie?

2. Go to the Amazon rainforest OR ancient Egypt?

3. Be attacked by a dinosaur OR a mummy?

4. Be a passenger on board the Titanic OR a Viking ship?

5. Survive an earthquake in San Francisco OR a tidal wave in Hawaii?

6. Fight in the Revolutionary War OR the Civil War?

7. Pet-sit a cobra OR an emperor penguin?

8. Battle a ninja OR a dragon?

Let us know what YOU guys would rather in the Comments below. And tell us if you have a favorite Magic Tree House book!

-Ratha, STACKS Writer

September 15, 2015

Weird Food Would You Rather

Posted by at 1:18 am in Would You Rather | Permalink

weird-food-would-you-ratherWeird Food Would You Rather

Did you know that in France people eat snails as an appetizer? With garlic and butter of course! In other parts of the world people eat fried chicken’s feet. Watch out for the bones though – I’ve heard they get annoying after a while.

And one of the craziest I’ve come across yet is the Japanese and Korean delicacy known as odori don. It’s a raw squid or octopus whose legs seem to come to life and move a little when salty soy sauce is dumped over them!

How far would you go? Take a bite out of our Weird Food Would You Rather, and let us know your dietary limit! Would you rather . . .

  1. Eat fried crickets (like in Thailand!) OR French fried caterpillars (in Mexico)?
  2. Eat a raw chili pepper OR drink a raw egg?
  3. Eat a fried spider (Cambodia) OR a boiled stinkbug (Africa)? Apparently stinkbug tastes a bit like a crunchy apple!
  4. Eat fried rattlesnake (Southwestern United States) OR a cobra heart (Vietnam)?
  5. Eat potato chips dipped in cottage cheese OR chocolate?
  6. Eat eels (I had them in China, and they taste like mushroom spaghetti!) OR jellyfish? Some people say jellyfish tastes like munching on rubber bands!

Hopefully you haven’t lost your appetite, and you can let us know what you’d rather in the Comments below!

Dig in!

-Ratha, STACKS Writer

September 8, 2015

Pet Name Trivia Quiz

Posted by at 1:09 am in Trivia | Permalink

pet-name-triviaA-meow-zing Pet Name Trivia Quiz

What does a pet’s name say about it (or the human that loves it)? We investigated deep into the data of and discovered that just like baby names, each year new pet names pop up in popularity. How sharp is your doggie sense? Take a nibble of some kibble, and check out our Pet Name Trivia Quiz!

  1. What was the #1 male dog name of 2014? A) Boo-Boo. B) Max. C) Spider-Man. D) Rocky.
  2. What was the #1 female cat name of 2014? A) Kitty. B) Miss Fluffy. C) Lily. D) Ursula.
  3. People are naming their dogs and cats after Star Wars characters! The following names are the most popular EXCEPT for: A) Chewbacca. B) Vader. C) Yoda. D) Darth Maul.
  4. Is it more likely for a DOG or CAT to have a “human” name (like Jack, Cooper, Callie, etc.)?
  5. TRUE or FALSE. Ariana Grande just named her new pup after Sirius Black from Harry Potter.
  6. For both cats and dogs the top “animal” name is: A) Bear. B) Snake. C) Moose. D) Alligator.

Want to fetch the answers? Check below! Continue reading

September 7, 2015

Minecraft Name Generator

Posted by at 1:05 am in Games, Writing Prompt | Permalink

Minecraft)What’s Your Minecraft Name?

We know you guys looove Minecraft. (The last Ink Splot 26 Minecraft blog post got almost 500 Comments!) But since we’re living in the real world, and not a Minecraft world, we figured it would be fun to create a Minecraft name generator to give you an alternate reality Minecraft name.

Don’t worry if you’re new to our name generators. It’s as easy as putting a block down. Find the first initial of your first name in the list below. That word is your Minecraft first name. Then find the month of your birthday. That word is your Minecraft last name. For example, my name begins with an R and my birthday is in July, so my Minecraft name is Poisonous Potato Creeper.  Continue reading

August 24, 2015

Back-to-School Poetry Generator

Posted by at 1:38 am in Writing Prompt | Permalink

Back-to-School poetry generatorWrite A Back-to-School Poem With Our Back-to-School Poetry Generator!

It’s that time again. Back. To. School. To get you in the back-to-school zone, for today’s Writing Prompt, your “homework” is to take the 25 words below and generate your own poem. The poems you guys came up with for the Spring Poetry Generator totally gave us spring fever!

You can add articles (little words like “a”, and “the”), verbs, or anything that will help it flow, but try to include as many of these 25 words as you can in your poem. Any style of poem works – rhyming, non-rhyming, couplet, haiku, free-form, or even random. It’s up to you!

  • school
  • rule
  • friends
  • books
  • looks
  • lunch
  • gross
  • desk
  • heart
  • bus
  • homework
  • homeroom
  • teacher
  • locker
  • soccer
  • race
  • leap
  • joy
  • playground
  • awaken
  • 7 am
  • weekend
  • bell
  • beautiful
  • pencil sharpener

Leave your poem in the Comments. We can’t wait to take a lesson . . . from YOU!

-Ratha, STACKS Writer

August 17, 2015

Fly Guy Would You Rather

Posted by at 1:22 am in Would You Rather | Permalink

fly guy would you ratherSuper Fly! Fly Guy Would You Rather . . .

In the Fly Guy series, boy meets fly, and a beautiful friendship is born. Fly Guy is extremely smart and even knows how to say the boy’s name (“Buzz”). They have hilarious (and sometimes slightly gross) adventures together in school, at restaurants, picnics, and even when Fly Guy gets married to Fly Girl, Buzz and Fly Guy are eventually reunited. So take a buzz at our Fly Guy Would You Rather below.

Would you rather . . .

1. Be a fly guy OR lightning bug?

2. Go swimming in someone’s soup OR chocolate pudding pie?

3. Be able to talk to animals OR transform into animals?

4. See Fly Guy team up with Spider-Man OR Ant-Man?

5. Have a FLY fly up your nose OR a LADYBUG?

6. Have a Fly Guy video game OR a Fly Guy movie?

7. Have the next book be American Ninja Fly Guy OR Fly Guy Dances with the Stars?

Leave your answers in the Comments below and let us know what you think of the Fly Guy books!

-Ratha, STACKS Writer

August 11, 2015

Beach Trivia Quiz

Posted by at 1:07 am in Trivia | Permalink

Soak up the Sun Beach Trivia Quiz!

Have you been to the beach this summer for vacation? Or maybe you have dreams of going to the beach . . . living on the beach . . . starring in Teen Beach 2? You know the usual. Well if you love the beach, try “digging deeper” into our beach trivia . . .

1. Ocean tides are pulled by the _________. (Hint: it’s not the sun.)


Sea Nettles photo by Kirt Edblom

2. Why do jellyfish sting? A) To capture prey and act as a defense mechanism. B) They are really mean. C) Their stingers are painful, and they just want to get rid of them.

3. What should you do if you get stung by a jellyfish? A) Scream! B) Remain calm and tell a grown up or find a lifeguard. C) Rub the stingers off with your hand.

4. Name the two ingredients required to build a sandcastle.

5. Would you rather . . .  surf waves with a boogie board OR jump over waves?

6. Name a popular surfing destination. A) Hawaii. B) Germany. C) Egypt. D) New York City.


Punalu’u, Hawaii photo by Ryan Lackey

7. What does “Hang 10” mean?

8. Name the type of bird that may swoop down and eat all your potato chips at the beach.

9. There is a place in Hawaii where the beach is black. What causes it to be black? A) People littering. B) Basalt from volcanoes. C) It is painted. D) Animals . . . um . . . you know!

See below for the answers! Continue reading