Trivia Recap – June 14, 2016 – Powell’s Pub

The GDX ‘Dynamic Duo” (aka Heather and Mike) visited Powell’s Pub for a dollop of My Trivia LiveMonday. We snagged a third place/$10 gift certificate and our cumulative score was 67. The atmosphere in Powell’s was a bit more lively than usual, with lots of excitement in particular about the NBA Finals. And on to the questions, which as always will be abbreviated.
Round One
1. Diseases – What does alopecia cause? Didn’t they ask about this not too long ago? 5
2. Comedians – What are the last names of the comedy duo, popular from the 1920s to the mid 1940s, whose first names were Stan and Oliver? 3
3. Authors- What was the nickname of the playwright Thomas Williams III? 1
Round Two
1. Cities – Which city is more populous – Portland, OR or Portland, ME? 5
2. Cars – What company manufactured the Celica from 1970 until 2006? 3
3. Birds – What is the more common name of the Dunnock, which comes from the Ancient English word for “little brown one?” For an extra three points, what is the more common name of the chapparal cock, which is commonly found in the southern part of the U.S.? Got both. Heather made the right guess for Dunnock, Mike made the right guess for the bonus. Woot! An extra three points! And another excuse to use a “Looney Tunes” picture with a game recap! (ahem) “When I get to be queen of the universe for a day, portable holes will be a “real” thing. And Channing Tatum’s name will be officially and forever changed to Tatum Channing.” all right, enough flight of fantasy! But there is more….really…there is more!
Round Three
1. Singers- What was the stage name of singer William Broad, the frontman for Generation X? Nice name for a band! Could it possibly inspire a trivia team name? Hmmmm…5 points.
2. Movies – Who portrayed Paris in the 2004 film “Troy?” 3 points.
3. Bowl Games – What name that is shared with a periodic table element identifies the annual bowl game between the University of Alabama/Auburn matchup? Nope, our only miss of the round. Sportsball! We knew the color red/crimson had to be involved, just couldn’t come up with the right element. Balls! Yes, balls…
Halftime: Match the phylum of the animal to the animal names given. Woo hoo, an excuse to remember junior high/ college biology class!
1. Tapeworm
2. Jellyfish
3. Starfish
4. Crab
Phylums: Echinoderm, Cnidaria, Mollusk, Arthropod, Platyhelminthes, Nematoda.
Got them all. Junior high school teacher Mr. Francis taught us that “plat” rhymes with flat and identifies flat worms. Thanks Mr. Francis! He also taught us that “olfactory” represents smell, which you remember because old factories are “stinky.’
Halftime standings: Eight teams, scores ranging from 21 to 40 with Combat Wombats in first, posting a perfect first half. We were right behind them with 39.
Round Four
1. Cities – Mount Vesuvius is about five miles from what Italian city? Newsletter answer, 6.
2. Airlines – AerLingus is the national airline of what country? Miss for 4.
3. Sportsball – Who was the only father/son pair to have played on the same MLB team and to hit back-to-back home runs? Miss for 1. should have thought about Mr. Burns’ team of ringers on “The Simpsons.” Miss for 2.
Round Five
1. SCIENCE – Named for an Austrian physicist, what is the name for the change in frequency of a wave (or other periodic event) for an observer moving relative to its source? Mike nails this for 6.
2. Music – U2’s eleventh studio album is called “How to Dismantle a what?” 4
3. Movies – Paul Newman plays what outlaw in the 1958 film “Left Handed Gun?” Nope, don’t know movies older than ’60s movies very well. Miss for 2.
Round Six
1. Products – Because of his love of them, the Romeo and Julieta company had a line of what named for British Prime Minister Winston Churchill? Nice guess, Mike, for 4.
2. Fictional Characters – Character Doc Savage was known as the man of what – which is a metal alloy? Nice work again Mike for 2.
3. Dessert – What dessert made with ice cream and meringue is similar to the Hong Kong dessert flame on an iceberg? Six.
Standings heading into the final: Eight teams, scores ranging from 36 to 72, with Combat Wombats in first. We were behind them with 67 points.
Final Category: TV Actors
What TV actor starred in 79 episodes of a ’60s TV series, 90 episodes of an ’80s TV series, and 101 episodes of a ’00s TV series? Mike the hero here. Way to go! Wagered only 20 (these questions have a habit of burning us when we wager full points)
Final standings: GDX, 87; One is the Loneliest Number, 88, Glencoe, 128. Go GDX! Team GDX will be taking Wednesday off and using the “get out of jail free” card for this game. The ‘Pods will be playing tonight at the The Heidelberg for Sporcle Trivia Nights With Josh M. and in a “special engagement” Thursday. More about that. As always, Go GDX, Go Pods!

 

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