Though we didn’t compete in any Sporcle Live – Detroit games on Wednesday at the Corner Brewery, trivia host Kuma was still kind enough to pass along the questions. One of our ‘Pods Brad wound up playing with the Corn Fritters, who won game two. Just letting all of you trivia teams at Corner know Brad is available to the highest bidding team when his own team is not playing. Just make sure he doesn’t broadcast his answers to other teams, the muzzle has proven ineffective, lol. Our team’s absence apparently weirded out another team enough that they re-named their own team in our honor for the night: “Apparently Fighting Cephalopods Are Easy To Kidnap.” How flattering! We joined the “fat kids” franchise!
Now on to the questions:
1. What 2013 film became the 16th movie in history to pass the one billion dollar mark in world-wide box office gross?
2. Actress Mila Kunis was born in the city of Chernivtsi (Sure-niv-see), once a part of the U.S.S.R., but now located in what modern day country?
3. What Israeli prime minister was assassinated on November 4, 1995 by Yigal (Ee-gal) Amir?
3. Which major system of the human body is composed of leukocytes (Luke-o-cites) also known as white blood cells, tonsils, adenoids, thymus, and the spleen?
5. What sitcom, set in Oakland, California and starring Mark Curry and Holly Robinson, ran for five seasons in the mid-1990s, including three seasons as part of ABC’s TGIF lineup?
6. What English band is best known for their #1 hit “(I Just) Died In Your Arms Tonight”?
7. In the long-running comic strip of the same name, what kind of dog is Marmaduke?
8. What famous sportscaster is heard in the following clip (audio)?
9. What former president from Tennessee had the shortest retirement of any president, dying only 103 days after he left office in 1849?
10. What international chain of quick casual restaurants founded in Kirkwood, Missouri operates as the Saint Louis Bread Company in the St. Louis metropolitan area?
Musicians mentioning musicians
Name the band/artist who sings the song based on the lyric given, which mentions another band/artist.
1. “I hope Neil Young will remember, a southern man don’t need him around anyhow…”
2. “W.C. Handy, won’t you look down over me?…Yeah, I’ve got a first class ticket…”
3. “That’s when the taxi man turned on the radio, and a Jay-Z song was on…”
4. “Dio has rocked for a long, long time… Now it’s time for him to pass the torch…”
Academy Award Nominees
What 2011 Academy Award nominee for Best Picture ends with actress Kerris Dorsey singing a version of “The Show”, by Lenka, changing the final line of the song from “I want my money back” to “you’re such a loser, dad”?
2. Which U.S. river’s bed and banks were almost completely encased with concrete during a project by the Army Corps of Engineers designed to control flooding, beginning in the late 1930s?
3. Ron Kovic (Co-vich) is the author of what memoir that was made into a 1989 movie of the same name starring Tom Cruise?
4. In what year did House, Lost, and The Apprentice all debut on television in the United States?
Quickfire Question – Teams have 90 seconds to give as many of the answers as possible. The team who gets the most correct earns 3 points. Any team that doesn’t turn in their sheet within 90 seconds is DQ’ed from getting points. There is no penalty for wrong answers.
Name the last 10 winners of the Grammy Award for Best New Artist.
4. Adrian Peterson won the NFL MVP Award in 2012, becoming the first non-quarterback to win the award since what running back won in 2006?
5. What author wrote the novels Around the World in 80 Days and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea?
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6. What is the highest two-digit prime number?
7. What 1976 film won four Academy Awards, including Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actress, and included the memorable line “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!”?
8. “Making technology work for you” is a slogan used by what American consumer electronics company?
9. What was the last political party other than Democratic or Republican to receive at least one electoral vote in a United States presidential election, doing so in 1972?
10. Sonya Blade was the first female character in what popular video game series?
Before & After mystery round
Combine the two answers to form one answer.
(For example, if I said the Patriots quarterback and the TV show starring Jan, Cindy and Marsha, you would say Tom Brady Bunch)
1. The founder of CNN AND a 1989 Tom Hanks film
2. Los Angeles nickname AND a 1994 film starring Danny Glover and Tony Danza
3. Band with the hit song “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” AND a 1988 classic Western film
4. Famous John Steinbeck novel AND Will Smith movie series
Final- Cereal Boxes
The first non-orange Wheaties box was released in the 1990s and was colored in honor of a U.S. professional sports team to commemorate their championship season. With what two colors was this Wheaties box colored?
In what year did Apollo 17 astronauts become the last to visit the moon?