One-hundred-twenty-nine points and one first place tonight. And a purrfect game in game one. Yes you read that right – even the final question! Now on to the questions and commentary:
1. Dogs: On the list of official dog breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club, what is the only three letter breed? Brad the dog man took this one away, 10 points.
2. Musical Instruments: Of a trumpet, a trombone, or a saxophone, which does a flugelhorn most closely resemble?
Heb the bandsie knew this one for 9. And yes she knows her Chuck Mangione mojo.
3. Audio: Clip from a Showtime drama featuring Claire Danes: Great guess from Dave K.
4. Politicians: Who was the first US Secretary of the Treasury? D’erp, too easy…
5. Stock Symbols: What clothing company trades on the New York Stock Exchange as ANF? Heb got this one…
6. Arcade Games: In what notable arcade game released in 1980 by Atari was the player’s goal to defend six cities from an endless assault of missiles? Our biggest nerd Mike R (the non doctor one) got this…
7. Salads: What fruit traditionally tops a Waldorf salad? D’erp. Heb and Sam go this.
8. Buffalo: The city of Buffalo, New York lies at the start of what river? Thanks Joel for this…
9. Wild: Within 2 years, what year did the Minnesota Wild begin playing in the NHL? Sucessful re-rack on this, though Brad nailed it from the get-go.
10. Wings: “Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings” is a quote from which classic American movie? Really? D’erp.
Mystery Round: Shakespearean Quotes. Identify the play.
1. To be or not to be; that is the question
2. A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!
3. Parting is such sweet sorrow.
4. Friends! Romans! Countrymen! Lend me your ears!
All of these were high school level Shakespeare quote questions. D’erp.
Final Category: Sports Geography
Final Question: Name all three US state capitals that are home to an NBA team, but have no other teams in any of the Big Four US sports leagues.
Final Standings: Our apologies, don’t know who came in second and third. We came in first and wagered 18 points.
1. Reality TV: What is the last name of reality TV parents Jon and Kate from Jon and Kate Plus 8? Thanks Dave for 10.
2. Discoveries: Within 5, in what year was King Tut’s tomb rediscovered by archaeologist Howard Carter?
Heb is certifiably an expert in this category, 9 points.
QUICKFIRE: Name the 10 cities that were home to the busiest airports in the world in 2012 according to the number of passengers.
**Got 7 right. Good enough for the three points along with three other teams. Sorry Joel for not going with UAE.
3. Movie Titles: In movie titles, what word described a train in 1985, a bride in 1999, and a jury in 2003?
4. Mascots: For what familiar product is Rich Uncle Pennybags the mascot? Thanks Brad.
5. Baseball Terms: What is the food term used in baseball jargon when a fielder catches the ball very high up in the webbing of his glove so that part of the ball is visible? Torn here, put down “ice cream cone” instead of the correct one (which was really, really similar) lost 3 points. Sorry Dave…
6. Stars: What is the name of the brightest star in the constellation Lyra that shares its name with a car from Chevrolet in the 1970s? FB clue. Twenty-six light years away in the lyra constellation called the harp star, fifth brightest star in the north sky will replace Polaris as the North Star in about 13,500 AD. Non-doctor Mike told me to type this.
7. Countries: What is the largest country by area that has a land border with only one other country? Yup…
8. Song Lyrics: What Yiddish phrase that means “good luck” appears in the lyrics for the Black Eyed Peas song “I Gotta a Feelin’?”
Stupid, stupid song. But Heb listens to this several times a day at work and she actually got this one.
9. Children’s Authors: Who wrote The One in the Middle is the Green Kangaroo, It’s Not the End of the World, and Superfudge?
Bah. The third one was too much of a giveaway. Heb would have known this without that clue…
10. Fabrics: What durable fabric gets its name from the French word for Swede?
Not really a fabric, is it? Tricky…
Got all of the visual mystery round for our second 66 point game of the night.
Heading into the final:
Steele Shivers 66, Triceratops & Muy Malpractice tied at 64, Braingasm 63, Pee Sniffers 38
Final Category: Who Am I?
Final Question: Name the actor for which the following is true: A 41 year old actor known primarily for television work. He currently appears in two TV programs on two different networks (one cable, one network). He began on one show in 2004 and the other in 2009. He has made appearances in Spider Man 2 and Lords of Dogtown. He had a prominent role in a 2012 movie as Rex.
Sorry, don’t have the winners here. None of them were us, or regular teams. Weren’t paying attention. We wagered 20 and got it wrong, only 2 teams out of 13 got this right.