My Wife’s Grandma and Mark Twain: A Freakonomics Quiz

My last quiz on horse racing was hard: you needed to know some institutional details, and even if you did, it was still very tricky.

This next quiz is quite easy. For a piece of Freakonomics schwag, just be the first one to correctly answer the following question:

What do my wife Jeannette’s grandmother and Mark Twain have in common?

(Note: I’m sure they have many things in common, but there is one in particular that I am looking for.)


Nick

They both had granddaughters who knew their fair share about alcohol (wine.)??

Nick

They both were granted their first patent on this day.

D. Johnson

Bravo angryman...love the Cheers quote.

Be that as it may Alex, those two people have never been in my kitchen!

For my real answer, I'll guess that they both disliked the words 'slacks' and 'suckling.'

Nick

They both were issued patents relating to the garment industry? Is it even ethical to grant more than one guess at this?

Caleb Powers

Are they both related to Jeannette through a marriage?

Mike

Both lost vast sums of money to scams/get rich quick schemes?

Michael Canfield

Both anti-stratfordians.

Andrew

Both were the subject of this question

LL

A clenched jaw.
A steely gaze.
The ability to kick your ass up and down the street.

knock

Both are your favvvourites!!!

Dan

Birthday?

John E

Both members of the Society for Psychical Research?

Josh

Same last name - Clemens

Adam S.

Were they both better known by a name that wasn't their given name? Mark Twain was born Samuel Clemens.

Matt

Surname?

Greg

Both were 19th century novelists?

Charles

They both have superpowers.

chappy

Both were born during a year witnessing Haley's Comet?

Both were born in Florida, Missouri

Both have an honorary degree in Literature from Oxford?

OK, too many guesses for one comment...

Rocky

Both have a mustache?

Nick

They both had granddaughters who knew their fair share about alcohol (wine.)??