Trivia Recap – Oct. 13, 2016 – Wurst Bar

We’re no strangers to odd occurrences on our trivia nights. Once, Mike was poked in the ribs during a trivia game at Arbor Brewing Company in downtown Ann Arbor earlier this year. Yes, sometimes we get a little physical with each other during games. Only this time no one was sitting next to him! Then there was that time the name “Prokofiev” floated into my head as if whispered by a ghostly presence (good thing, too because it was a trivia answer we needed in a venue tournament game!). On a couple of occasions recently, I had to answer trivia questions about topics I’d just talked about in a private FB message only hours earlier. Our latest “weird” occurrence is having almost two identical games back to back! Thursday, at Original Gravity Brewing Company, we had 142 points for the night, and managed the same number of points last Sunday at the YpsiAlehouse in a Sporcle and Shine with Emily game. Myself (Heather), Mike and Brad were back in the saddle Sunday with these questions…
1. Energy – Although located in Oklahoma City, what energy company was named because one of its founders was fond of an East coast region located in Maryland and Virginia? I knew this answer because of a topic I attempted to study (for trivia purposes) earlier this year. Don’t want to say any more and spoil it! 4
2. Actors – What real-life person was portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio in the 2004 film “The Aviator?” 10
3. Sauces – What French term meaning “with juice” describes meat dishes served with a light gravy made from meat’s natural juices from cooking? Arby’s used to have a sandwich served this way that was called “French Dip.” Don’t know if they still have it, but my friend Michelle drooled over this (though I personally thought it was kind of gross, though she probably thought me dipping my fries in Horsey Sauce was gross, too)…9
4. ’00s Music – Name one of the two people singing in the following clip of a Disney Channel original movie Nope, miss.
5. Insects – With a wing span measuring up to five inches, what is the largest of what type of insect in the U.S.? 5
6. Famous Firsts – Within three, in what year did Valentina Tereshkova become the first woman in space? 2
7. Pro Wrestling – Name 1/2 professional wrestlers making up the tag team “The Rockers” from 1985 to 1992? Had right last name but wrong first name for one of them (facepalm), miss for 3.
8. Mountains – Clingman’s Dome, the highest point in Tennessee, is also the highest mountain in what part of the Appalachians? 8
9. TV Dramas – In what TV series that aired from 1998 to 2002, did the title character move across the country to be close to her high school crush? For nerd point, name the actress playing the title role. Got both – yay I know a TV answer about a show I never watched! And my reason for knowing her name is very strange- it’s because I thought she was related to a certain male actor (which she is not) who was in “Big Trouble in Little China,” one of Mike’s favorite movies.
10. Harry Potter (we had 7 points left and were a little worried this question would “vex” us) – “The Journey from Platform 9 3/4” and “The Mirror of Erised” are chapters in which book in the Harry Potter series? Yay Mike the only one of us who actually read these books for 7.
We had 54 points going into the mystery round.
Mystery – Rhymes with “Clear”
1. A change in course or direction
2. To cut an animal’s hair or wool
3. To look at someone in an evil way
4. A certain 3-dimensional geometric shape
Got them all.
Seven teams with scores from 43 to 65 going into the final, we were in first with 65 playing under the name Goon Hiring Temp Agency.
Final Category: Movie Studios
What stop-motion animal studio known for making “Coraline,” “Paranorman,” and “Kubo and the Two Strings” shares its name with the first animal to orbit Earth?
I had several movie studios written down after we heard the category. But it was Brad who remembered the name of this animal, considering what type of animal he is known for breeding, we weren’t too shocked he knew it, but were happy!
Final Standings: Teamy McTeamface, 84; ‘Pods, 85.
Game Two
1. Arcade Games – What golf arcade game was first released in 1989 and has released versions subtitiled “Fore!,” “Classic,” and “Unplugged?” 10.
2. Comedies – What person known for his work with “The Muppets” directed the film version of “Little Shop of Horrors,” and “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels?” That last movie is one of my favorites…so f—ing funny. Got this for 9.
3. Companies – Charlies Coffin, Edwin Houston and Elihu Thompson were three of the four founders of General Electric. Who was the fourth? FB clue, 7.
4. U.S. Presidents (Mike made me jot down my presidents list when we heard the categories…glad he made me do it!) – Name one of the two decades in the 20th century to have had four presidents serve in a decade. Name both for “nerd” point. Got both for 7.
5. Nicknames – What legendary guitarist gained the nickname Beale St. Blues Boy while working at a Memphis radio station? And this is when John walked in and easily came up with this answer, 6.
6. Poems – What word was used by Robert Frost in the first line of his poem “The Road Not Taken” which means “to go in a different direction?” Mike for 5.
7. SCIENCE! terms – What is the term for the transition of gas to liquid? 4
8. TV Settings – Tyler Perry’s TV series “Meet the Browns” and “House of Payne” are set in what southern U.S. state? Me with right guess, but we weren’t confident so ruined our “natural…” 1
9. NBA Players – When he initially returned to the NBA in 1995, what jersey # did Michael Jordan wear? Brad for 2.
10. Tunnels – At just over seven miles long, Mont Blanc Tunnel connects Italy with what country? Re-rack saved us here for 3.
Perfect round two so far! The mystery round will take care of that (spoiler)….
http://www.sporcle.com/blog/visual/flag109/ Missed 2 and 4.
Standings:
Seven teams, scores 31 to 63 with Teamy McTeamface in first. And no, they did not use the Sporcle team name generator (I asked them). We were in second with 62.
Final Category – Music
As of October 2016 the three videos to reach 1 billion views on YouTube in the shortest amount of time are all music videos by different solo artists.
Name two of those three artists.
We wagered five points on it, missed.
Final Standings: Bed Bath and Beyonce, 59; Teamy McTeamface, 83. Until next time, which will be Wednesday at Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery. As always, Go Pods, and stay classy, Thomas Edison, even if you’re competing for electrical supremacy with Nikolai Tesla!

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