Trivia Recap Dec. 22, 2014 – Corner Brewery

 

Our normal trivia night Wednesday via Sporcle Live Trivia with Kuma at Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery was anything but normal. Our team lineup included two guests – one from the Corn Fritters and one from More Beer Less Pants. We are very gracious for their help in the game – and for helping make the night extra fun! Who knows? We just might return the favor to at least one of these teams soon if the stars are right.
We scored 120 points and one second place finish, aced both mystery rounds (the audio ukulele mystery round was quite interesting…), got one “nerd” point and got one tough final question correct thanks to teamwork. Now on to the questions, provided by Spaceballs: The Trivia Team.
Game One
1. Surgery: What type of surgeon operates on the brain and spinal cord?
2. Band Names: What band from Athens, Georgia shares its name with an aircraft made by Boeing?

3. Actresses: Mia Wasikowska appeared as the title character in what 2010 film that grossed more than $1 billion worldwide? Missed this one…

4. Cereal: Which of the following was introduced first: Frosted Cheerios, Banana Nut Cheerios, Fruity Cheerios, or Apple Cinnamon Cheerios?
Heb makes correct right guess here.

5. 2000s Novels: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was the first novel in Stieg Larson’s Millennium series. Name one of the other two novels.

6. NHL MVPs: What Russian-born NHL player won the Hart Trophy in 1994, becoming the first European-born player to do so?
Brad was the star of this one.

7. Radio: In radio terms, what does VHF stand for? Nerd bonus: What does UHF stand for? Incredibly easy for a “nerd” bonus.

8. Sitcoms: Which sitcom, cancelled by NBC in May 2014 after five seasons, was picked up by Yahoo Screen for a 13-episode sixth season?

9. Rivers: Which river carved Hell’s Canyon, the deepest river gorge in the US? Anyone else remember Evel Knievel? 🙂

10. Presidential Primaries: Which US Senator was George W. Bush’s main competition for the Republican nomination for the 2000 presidential election? Ouch. Missed this for 5. We’re pretty good at remembering winners, not always so good at remembering runners up.

Our first game mystery round was audio of different songs played entirely in ukulele. A Toledo venue had a different mystery round,which is below.

Mystery: Movie Taglines
1. 1995 – “Sex. Clothes. Popularity. Whatever.”
2. 1986 – “The first casualty of war is innocence.”
3. 1996 – “Nice planet. We’ll take it.”
4. 1997 – “There is no gene for the human spirit.”

Heading into the final:
A whopping fifteen teams with scores ranging from 28 to 64. Whew! We were one of three teams tied for second with 61 points.
Final Category: Advertising and Science
Final Question: Put the following traits of advertising icons in order from shortest to longest in terms of the wavelengths of light they would reflect: Tony the Tiger’s scarf, Wendy’s hair ties, Ernie the Keebler Elf’s coat, Mr. Peanut’s body

We really worked hard on this. One of our “guests” Scott teamed up with our guy Chris, and just about everyone else put in their two cents as well. Knowing the color order of the rainbow colors definitely helped here, too. It paid off, because we got it right!

This means the final three teams were:
3. Two Trivias to Paradise, 80; Miskatonic (aka Hyatt Regency O’Hare Now Chlorine Gas-Free Until Next Furry Convention), and 1. Don’t Forget to Strip Your Bartender, 82 (they got a first place sweep of both games, kudos to them!).

Game Two
1. Buildings: Which modern Australian building was designed using a series of large concrete shells which give it its notable appearance?

2. Disney Characters: In the 1992 Disney film Aladdin, what is the name of Aladdin’s pet monkey? Facebook clue.

3. 60s Albums: The 1969 Credence Clearwater Revival album Willie and the Poor Boys takes its name from which song on the album about a fictional band that plays in the street to cheer people up? Heb’s early ’00s obsession with classic rock was helpful here.

4. Cars: What company first produced a compact car called the Forte in 2008?

5. Animals: Cashmere wool is obtained from the coat of what type of animal?

6. The Simpsons: Which of the following characters from the Simpsons does not have eyebrows: Ralph Wiggum, Dr. Julius Hibbert, Kent Brockman, or Waylan Smithers?

7. NBA Draft: In 1996, what player became the first guard drafted directly from high school, being drafted 13th overall? Nerd bonus: Which NBA team drafted this player? Didn’t get either, but for low points.

8. Musical Films: The 1981 musical comedy Shock Treatment was a follow-up to which 1975 musical comedy film? Chris stepped up to the plate here.

9. Historical Events: In what southern city did a year long bus boycott take place in protest of racial segregation in response to the arrest of Rosa Parks? History 101…

10. Scrabble: Marked by a star, what color is the center space on a standard Scrabble board? Boo. We put red instead of the very similar color that was correct.

Visual mystery round: easy 8 points.

Heading into the final:
Twelve teams with scores ranging from 37 to 64. We were in sixth with 59 points.

Final Category: Movie Openings
Final Question: What 2006 mockumentary comedy film broke the box office record previously held by the film Fahrenheit 9/11 for the best opening weekend for a film introduced in fewer than 1000 theaters?

So much debate here, including what would have been the correct movie. But didn’t put it on our slip 😦 The “fewer than 1,000 theaters” qualifier was the real challenging part for us.

Didn’t get all of the final standings, but Don’t Forget to Strip Your Bartender took their second first-place prize of the night with 83 points. Oh well, on to next week where we will attempt to crack the tough, tough trivia scene at MAIZ Mexican Cantina since our regular trivia night next week is canceled. Wherever and with whomever we roam, Go Pods!

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