Trivia Recap – March 8, 2016, Maiz Mexican Cantina

Two ‘Pods visited MAIZ Mexican Cantina for Sporcle Live with Nate Monday, played just one game. No prizes, despite finishing fairly strong – relatively speaking – at the end of the regular round of game one. Representing players this time were Heather and Mike. Thanks to Brian Williams Reporting Live for providing the questions. Please visit their page to see the visual round, we did not stay for game two and thus did not get the URL.
Game One
1. Sweets: The distinctive color of traditional brown sugar is due to the presence of what substance? Ten points.
2. Fun With Math (Uh…redundant?) – What does LCD stand for in mathematical terminology? Nine points.
3. Tennis: The Venus Rosewater dish is a trophy awarded to a woman winning the singles title at which Grand Slam event? Eight points.
4. Actors: Whose acting resume includes Mallrats, Almost Famous, The Incredibles, and Alvin & the Chipmunks? Seven points.
5. License Plates: In the 2000s, which US state released a standard license plate that included the slogan “Unbridled Spirit” and included a horse’s head?
Miss for 1. Knew this would be a tough category and ruin our streak!
6. Allergies: Also known as allergic rhinitis, what is the common two-word term for inflammation of the nose and eyes caused by allergens in the air? Six points.
7. Inventors: In which eastern US capital city did Samuel Colt found his manufacturing company that made mass production of the revolver viable: Boston, Albany, Hartford, or Annapolis?
Miss for 2.
8. Soundtracks: What #1 hit by Bryan Adams made its first appearance on the soundtrack of the 1991 film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves? Five points.
9. Political Parties: John Adams was the only US president elected from which party? Bonus: who was his primary opponent in the 1796 election? Got this for 4 plus the bonus.
10. Advertising: In 2010, actress Betty White and actor Abe Vigoda (RIP!) appeared in a commercial that first aired during the Super Bowl for which product? Considered the right answer, alas did not write it down, miss for 3.
Mystery Round: G States – All answers are US states whose names contain the letter G.
1. One of the few states to only have borders that are lines of latitude and longitude.
2. A state that joined the US during the Civil War
3. The home of the Porcupine Mountains
4. The state whose Latin motto translates as “she flies with her own wings.”
**Missed #4. Was #3 a “gimme” for teams living in this state? We hope so, they are a beautiful place to visit and camp! The backcountry cabins are very nice, though you might want to make sure your food is suspended from the ceiling to keep mice out of it! 🙂 See the comments for a photo of this cabin.
Heading into the final:
Thirteen teams – Scores ranging from 29 to 65, with Velvet Phobia taking the top spot. We were in second place with 59 points – lower than usual scores by the “heavy hitting” teams this time – wonder if they blew big points on a question or two?
Final Category: Biographies
Final Question: I Am a Soldier, Too is a biography first published in 2003 about what U.S. Army soldier who was held as a prisoner of war in Iraq before becoming the first successfully rescued American POW since the Vietnam War?
Blank stares between the two of us. Nope….wagered 20 and missed it.
Final Standings: JC and the Cougars, 42 (they wagered eight points and missed it), and Velvet Phobia, who wagered 11 and also missed it. Goose eggs all around on that one!
Game Two
1. Disney Films: In which Disney film is the title character’s love interest named Captain Li?
2. Games: What best selling 1990s video game was inspired in part by Jules Verne’s The Mysterious Island?
3. Bowl Games: Prior to 2014, the TaxSlayer Bowl played in Jacksonville, FL was named after which animal?
4. Trees: Salicylic acid, the active ingredient in aspirin, is found in the bark of which type of tree?
5. Canada: What is the capital of Ontario?
6. The X-Men: Which member of the X-Men hails from Louisiana and speaks with a thick Cajun accent? Bonus: who played this character in the 2009 film X-Men Origins: Wolverine? Wish we’d stuck around for game two, we would have been all over this! And (ahem) his character was HOT!
7. Samples: The Primitive Radio Gods’ 1996 hit song “Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth with Money in My Hand” heavily samples which blues artist?
8. Actresses: Which classic actress was nominated for five Academy Awards in her career, the last for 1967’s Wait Until Dark?
9. Company Names: A Swedish company founded in 1958 that specializes in scuba and diving gear is appropriately named after which mythological figure?
10. Famous Dogs: Lassie of TV and movie fame is what breed of dog?
Final Category: Influential People
Final Question: Who was the first African American individual to be named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year? The award was named “Man of the Year” until 1999. The winner of the award did not necessarily win after 1999.
The ‘Pods will be taking the next two nights off, and visiting Original Gravity Brewing Co. in Milan Thursday. We hope for some good competition! We wouldn’t want the locals to allow us to invade their town unchecked, would we? As always, Go Pods, and stay classy, Ypsilanti!

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