Trivia Recap – April 28, 2016 – Wurst Bar

Not everyone on the trivia team has to visit off-the-beaten-path Lake Huron towns with really, really large rock quarries, know all of the lyrics to “American Pie” by heart, or religiously watch Adam Sandler movies. But in the case of a My Trivia Livegame Wednesday at The Wurst Bar? All of these subjects came up as questions that proved to be fairly easy for the “core duo” of Generation Double Xplayers present. We may not have been able to come up with the Dallas Mavericks’ owners name (he has dark hair, is kind of young, a short first name, not bad looking, and was on that “American Dad” episode with the naughty stewardesses), or the right sparsely populated country for the final question. But there were fist-bumps a plenty, woot! A fun, fun night, 62 points, no gift cards. Some day….some day. The elusive Wurst gift card will be ours! Oh yes…oh yes.. . Ahem. And the questions!
Round One
1. Dairy – What is the name for the popular coffee additive made of equal parts heavy cream and milk? Five points.
2. Lunch Snacks – What brand name are “Lunchables” marketed under? Three points.
3. Restaurants – What sandwich restaurant offers “free smells?” Helps that one of those restaurants is just a few doors down from Wurst, 1 point.
Round Two
1. Nature – What small carnivorous member of the mongoose family had a show named for it on “Animal Planet” from 2005 to 2008? Miss for 3.
2. Geography – What is the capital city of Argentina? Quite a softball compared to the African capital question from Monday, but we’ll take it for 5.
3. Math – What English physicist and mathematician is buried in Westminster Abbey? For extra point, what is the name for the branch of mathematics whose Latin name means “small pebble used for counting?” Missed that extra point, got the first part for 1.
Round Three
1. Birds – What bird, similar to the crane in appearance, was nearly driven extinct because of demand for its plumes, commonly used by hat makers? Three points.
2. Money – What is the official currency of Australia? Glad we did not overthink this one, 1 point.
3. Newspaper Games – For what game is the objective to fill a 9×9 grid with digits so that each column, each row, and each of the nine 3×3 sub-grids that compose the grid (also called “boxes”, “blocks”, “regions”, or “sub-squares”) contains all of the digits from 1 to 9 with no repeating numbers? This is not exactly how the question was worded, but is how wikipedia describes this game. Five points.
Halftime – Numbers in song lyrics
1. American Pie, 1971: Number of years “we’ve been on our own.”
2. Turn the Page, 1972 – Number of hours spent with “nothing left to do?”
3. Jenny, Tommy Tutone, 1981 – Jenny’s phone number
4. One Week, Barenaked Ladies, 1998 – Number of days since you “looked at me.”
Missed #4 (nice try Angie, Barenaked Ladies lyrics is not one of Heather’s strong points).
Standings: Twelve teams, 22 points to 40. We were in seventh with 30 points. Did not write down the team in first.
Round Four
1. Witty Comebacks – What was WWII General Anthony McAuliffe’s one-word response when asked to surrender at Bastogne? Newsletter answer, 6 points.
2. U.S. States – Also known as the “Frog Capital of the World,” the city of Rayne is located in what southern state? And what a time for Angie to talk about visiting this very state in the past couple of years, it turned out to be the correct state! Please, talk about more of your vacations next time. And this is not the first question that a player’s vacation helped them answer in this game! Got this for 4.
3. Canadian Lakes – What is the name of the largest lake in Canada, which is also the fourth largest in North America? Heather had the choices narrowed down to two, picked the wrong one (facepalm), miss for 2.
Round Five
1. Solid – Who was the last host of “Soul Train,” from 1980-1988, who went on to co-star in an Eddie Murphy film and get his own late-night talk show a few years later? Six points.
2. NBA – What is the name of the outspoken owner of the Dallas Mavericks? Nope, nope, and nope. Miss for 2. Wrong mix of players to get this one 🙂
3. Pure Michigan – What Michigan city boasts the world’s largest limestone quarry?” Heather camped here last fall, woot, four points. It’s not really a very pretty town, but the campground north of there has a very nice beach with almost a mile of Lake Huron frontage. As seen in the photo with this re-cap. And this is the first time we’ve ever used a vacation photo with a game re-cap (Mike gets the photo credit for this one).
Round Six
1. Movie Nicknames – What was the nickname given to the movie “Lost in Space” when it briefly knocked “Titanic” out of the top box office spot? Angie with great guess for 2, yay!
2. ’80s Whodunits – What 1985 film is based on a board game involving a murder mystery? Six points. Every team started handing in their slips early on this one….
3. ’90s Movie Quotes – Name the 1996 movie based on this quote: “During high school, I played junior hockey and still hold two league records: most time spent in the penalty box; and I was the only guy to ever take off his skate and try to stab somebody.” Heather initially thought maybe it was from a Kevin Smith film because of his obsession with hockey. And then Angie remembered the right movie. Four points to round out round six! Thanks so much for enjoying movies with this actor, Angie!
Standings; Sixteen teams with scores ranging from 16 to 69 with Sabretooth in the top spot. We were in fifth with 62 points.
Final Category: World Populations
With a mere 4.97 people occupying each square mile, what landlocked country of 603,909 square miles and 3 million people is the most sparsely populated nation of the world that is not a territory? Picked the wrong continent. Yep. Sabretooth held onto their lead. Until next time, which will be tonight! A pair of ‘Pods will be visiting a Sporcle Live venue in the west division, perhaps one near you. Read all about it in our re-cap Friday, as always, Go Generation Double X, and Go Pods!

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