Trivia Recap July 16, 2013 – The Bowery

We were guilty of bringing a knife to a gun fight for Sunday’s installment of Sporcle Live at The Bowery aka Sporcle Live – Detroit. But in this gun fight, we were up against “The Bachelorette” runner-up, Billie Jean King, Elton John, Oscar the Grouch, Mona Lisa, Condoleezza Rice and the wily Wet Burrito Bandits, who were all definitely armed with guns. The latter, Wet Burrito Bandits, won both games. Special shout out to new host Alana G., who did an awesome job in her first “real” attempt at trivia hosting. We may be (occasionally) returning to the Bowery on Sundays now!
Now that you have a vivid visual, on to the re-cap (ugh). Our Hall and Oates duo didn’t score any hit songs, prizes or significant league points, but had a couple of lucky moments and were able to get in some pointy jabs with our shivs by knowing/guessing these things:
1. In what U.S. state would you find Letchworth State Park, which has been referred to as the “Grand Canyon of the East?”
2. What 2003 film opens with character Dewey Finn getting booted out of his band called “No Vacancy?”
3. Finish the title to this line from the musical “Hairspray” – “Good Morning (blank).”
We also knew 2/3 of the three NFL teams required from the final from game one (see previous post for details about that).
Now on to the OTHER questions (most, but not all, of which we got wrong):
1. From 1937 to 1949, who successfully defeated his heavyweight boxing title 25 times (knew this one for low points)?
2. With what event are the ships the Dartmouth, Eleanor and Beaver associated?
3. What is the first name of the woman who was the runner-up in the first season of “The Bachelorette” and later went on to find love?
4. What German company developed the first electric razor but delayed its introduction until 1951 because of World War 2?
5. What Elton John song was dedicated to tennis player Billie Jean King?
6. What former government official’s unusual first name is derived from the musical term meaning “with sweetness” in Italian?
7. Pablo Picasso was questioned in the disappearance of what item stolen in Paris in 1911? We originally had right answer, went the humorous route by writing down “Eiffel Tower.”
8. According to a Yale study, what is the most recognizable smell among American adults among these choices: peanut butter, bacon, coffee and roses?
9. “Sesame Street’s” “Oscar the Grouch” character has not always been green. What color was he in the first season from 1969-1970?
10. In its solid state, what chemical compound makes dry ice?
11. In the “Spiderman” comic, at what newspaper did Peter Parker work? Brain fart. Not used to thinking on Sundays (must change that thinking if we make it to finals)!
12. What actress has portrayed Haley Stark, Kitty Pryde and Juno?
13. What is the most populous city in the Southern hemisphere (again, had right answer initially, changed it to wrong one in SAME COUNTRY).
14. What novel chronicles the Joad family, as they leave their Oklahoma home in search for greener pastures in California?
15. What reference web site, still popular today, got its start with a post called “those eyes” and featured listings of actresses with beautiful eyes?
16. What electronics company, which is the world’s fourth-largest TV manufacturer, uses the slogan “Ideas for Life?” Honestly, you either need to work for this company to know this one, or watch too many f—ing commercials…
17. What stadium is home to college football’s “Sugar Bowl?”
18. Final question game two: Who became the oldest People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” in 1989 at age 59? We picked the wrong old guy…
Still had a pretty good time, on to our next trivia battles. Better start stockpiling some real “weapons.” Billie Jean King is nasty when she’s cornered and ditto for Condoleezza Rice, lol… Go Pods!

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