Trivia Recap – April 15, 2016 – Original Gravity (featuring a “guest soloist”)

The ‘Pods sent an “elite” soloist named Willy B. from rival team More Beer Less Pants out on Thursday for a Sporcle Live game at Original Gravity Brewing Co. on a gift card quest ($100 gift card drawing for all previous teams who played there). Special thanks to Sporcle Trivia Nights With Charlie for providing the question set. Our “guest star” managed 163 points as a soloist and two first place prizes worth $25 each. Our re-cap writer was not present, so no commentary/scores. And the questions…
Game One
1 Nursery Rhymes In a nursery rhyme, who kissed the girls and made them cry, then ran away when the boys came out to play?
2 Controversial Films What controversial 1972 dark comedy film directed by John Waters and starring drag queen Divine used the tagline “An exercise in poor taste”?
3 Fast Food In 2012, Taco Bell replaced their old slogan “Think Outside The Bun” with what current 2-word slogan?
4 Reality TV Jon Taffer is the host of what reality TV show that airs on Spike, which follows him as he renovates struggling nightclubs and pubs?
5 Pants What type of pants that are longer than shorts but are not as long as trousers are named after an island that lies south of Naples, Italy?
6 Inaugurations 86-year-old Robert Frost recited his poem “The Gift Outright” at whose presidential inauguration?
7 Ball Games In the game of cricket, what is the common term for the person that resembles a pitcher in baseball and throws the ball overhand towards the batsman?
8 Brand Names Go-Gurt Yogurt, the yogurt in a tube, is manufactured by what brand?
NERD POINT: Within two, in what year was Go-Gurt introduced?
9. Guitars What “P” word refers to an electric guitar’s transducers that converts string vibrations to an electric signal?
10 The Moon Which of the following terms refers to the point where the moon is closest to the Earth?
A) Apogee
B) Perigee
C) Inclination
D) Declination
Mystery: Name These People!
Name the following people based on the descriptions.
Hint: The initials of the correct answers in order spell out the first 8-letter word in the
lyrics of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin”.
1. Founder and owner of Little Caesars Pizza who also owns the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers
2. German basketball player who has been with the Dallas Mavericks since 1998
3. Host and creator of the radio show This American Life
4. African-Americans Underground Railroad figure born Araminta Ross
Final: Africa Cairo, Egypt is the 2nd most populous metropolitan area in Africa.
With an estimated 21 million residents, what city is the only African metro area that is more populous than Cairo? Soloist nails this one…
Round Two
1 Star Wars – Which Star Wars character delivers the following line? “If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.”
2 Body Parts – What is the scientific name for the human kneecap?
3 Companies – In terms of the computer technology company, what do the letters in IBM stand for?
4 Musicals – Sometimes called the most influential work in American musical theatre, what musical opens with the song “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’”? Miss for our “guest star.”
NERD POINT: What character sings this song?
5 Halls of Fame – Where is the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame located?
Colorado, Utah, Michigan, or Vermont – Another rare miss for our “guest star.”
6 TV Themes (AUDIO) The following is the theme song to what sitcom that premiered in the 1990s?
7 Prices In April 2016, the cost of a first-class postage stamp was reduced from 49 cents to what lower price?
8 Literary Characters Sour Kangaroo is the main antagonist of what 1954 book by Dr. Seuss?
9 Capitals Which modern-day city was the capital of Japan from 1180 until 1868, when Tokyo became capital?
10 Designers What American pioneered the concept of “organic architecture”?
Final Game Two:
In 2006 and 2013, at the ages of 21 and 28, respectively, who is the only woman to be named Esquire magazine’s Sexiest Woman Alive twice. And our soloist nails this one…Go Pods!

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