Trivia Recap – July 14, 2016 -Corner Brewery

Ah, trivia nights at Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery. Every table in the room is large enough to “comfortably” accommodate at least 6-8 players (aside from the high-top bistro-style tables near the door). And in the pub trivia world? Trivia tables are a lot like closets. The bigger they are, the more likely you are to fill them up! And “megateams” are just the nature of the beast at this wildly popular trivia spot, which used to be our weekly meet-up spot. I kind of missed seeing teams Your Resume Sucks, who still semi-regularly play here, and the Corn Fritters, who are currently on trivia hiatus, but may be coming back here to play. But you didn’t hear that from me! It seemed to be a predominately millennial crowd, and some of these questions in game one seemed to be right in their “wheelhouses.” One perky guy knew the CSI answer right away and had a little skip in his step as he rushed his slip up to Sporcle With Tim. Special shout out to a woman from Macho Nachos who very kindly asked me if I wanted to join their team for the night! That was very nice. But there were bucket list items to check off, and attempting a solo game at this spot has been on mine for a while. Finished with just 23 points for the night, missed half of the regular round questions, one mystery round question and the final question. Good news is the game I joined just after this game at the Wurst Bar was much, much more rewarding! But you can read about that in our recap of that game. On to the questions, provided by Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money (Thanks Matt)!
Game One
1. Measurements: What basic unit of mass in the metric system is roughly equal to 2.2 pounds? 10
2. Hosts: Who served as host of the Food Network program Unwrapped from 2001 until 2011 and also its short-lived game show spinoff Trivia Unwrapped? Nope. Miss for 3.
3. Magazines: What color is the rectangular border that regularly frames the cover page of National Geographic? Should’ve known this…but didn’t. Miss for 5.
4. 90s Movies: What 1990s film comes last alphabetically among those in Tom Hank’s filmography? And this is one of two questions I encountered on this trivia night…missed this one for 2.
5. City Populations: Name one of the two most populous cities in India. Bonus for both.
Got this for 9 plus the bonus.
6. Sports Terms: An eephus is a term associated with what sport? Thought it sounded kind of horse-y. It’s not. Miss for 1
7. Singers: What singer’s 2001 debut album produced the single “To Where You Are,” which reached #1 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart?
Had no freaking clue. I wrote down “The Christopher Cross of 2001.” #datingmyself Our team once used the name “When You Get Caught Between Christopher Cross’ Moon and New York City, You Ride Like the Wind.” It was fun hearing the host say it… miss for 4.
8. Books: Henry and Edward are the first names of the title characters in what 1886 novella by Robert Louis Stevenson? 8
9. TV Settings: The first series in the CSI franchise was primarily set in what US metropolitan area? Hate “fake” forensics shows (blows raspberry). Miss for 7.
10. Technology: What does VHS stand for in the tape cassette format popular in the 1980s and 1990s?
I was the first one in the room to hand this one in. Got it for 6.
Mystery Round: Identify the highest grossing film at the US box office that fits each criteria
1. The highest grossing film that won the Academy Award for Best Picture
2. The 1994 film that is the highest grossing film with a running time under 90 minutes
3. The 2004 film that is the highest grossing documentary
4. The highest grossing film starring Will Smith
Missed #3.
Heading into the final:
Sixteen teams in contention, low score 33, high score 65 for two teams tied for first. I was in 14th with 43 points using the handle An American in Paris Hilton. Back when Brad, Mike and I were reviewing names of best picture winners, those two decided they wanted to turn them into porno movie titles. Hell, whatever gets them to learn, right? 🙂
Final Category: #1 Songs
Final Question: What band or artist holds the record for the longest time between their first Billboard Hot 100 entry and when they reached #1 for the first time? The span of time was nearly 30 years beginning in the late 1960s.
Since I was just playing for the barhop point, I went for it. Didn’t get it…
Spaceballs’ Toledo spot had this tiebreaker: In what year was the first issue of National Geographic published?
Game Two (note I did not play this game, but here are the questions anyway)
1. Album Covers: What singer appears on the cover of his 1973 album Aladdin Sane with a blue and red lightning bolt painted on his face?
2. Explorers: During Christopher Columbus’s first expedition to the New World, the first land he sighted was an island now part of what nation: Cuba, Dominican Republic, Bahamas, or the United States?
3. Animal Characters: In both the book and film Life of Pi, what is the name of the tiger traveling with Pi?
4. Butterflies: Butterflies taste using what body part: wings, antennae, ears, or feet?
5. Olympics: How high in meters is the platform used in Olympic diving? Bonus: after the US, which nation has won the most Olympic diving medals?
6. Geography: Calabria and Apulia are regions in the southern part of what country?
7. Opening Themes: Audio clip of the opening theme of a show that first aired in 2013
8. Painters: What painter’s unfinished mural, Man at the Crossroads, was destroyed at Rockefeller Center in 1934 because it contained an image of Vladimir Lenin?
9. Journalists: What real life sports journalist was played by Jon Voight in the 2001 film Ali and also loosely inspired a Muppet character named Louis Kazagger?
10. Shoes: What American footwear company offers the athletic brands GOrun and GOwalk, and in 2015 became the second largest athletic footwear brand in the US behind Nike? Hey I own a couple of pairs of these…
Visual: See Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money for this.
Heading into the final:
Final Category: Elections
Final Question: Who is the most recent US president since FDR in 1944 to have been reelected with fewer electoral votes and a lower popular vote total than he received during his previous presidential run?
Until next time, which will be tonight! A solo player will go on the hunt again! Go Pods! Go singular ‘Pod!
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