Trivia Recap – Sept. 15, 2016 – Corner Brewery

An unlikely ‘Pods duo visited Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery Wednesday for one Sporcle With Tim game. They (Mike and Brad) had 62 points heading into the game one final, got the question right but did not wager. That’s pretty much it for the commentary! Our re-cap writer was only present for the first five questions of the game. Thanks to J Michael from Your Resume Sucks for the question set. It feels weird typing this, glad you guys have a recap writer now! Especially since it means I can steal YOUR questions time and time again!
1) Important Films
What 1994 film based on a novel of the same name by Winston Groom was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the U.S. National Film Registration in 2011? 10
2) Company Logo
What common item is depicted in the logo of Traveler’s Insurance? 9
3) Asian Geography
Name one of the two countries that share a land border with both Thailand and Vietnam? Name bot for nerd point extra. 8 plus bonus
4) Albums
What English singer-songwriter released studio albums in 2011 and 2014 that were both named after terms commonly used in math? Miss for 1
5) Facebook
When it was founded, Facebook had membership limited to students at what school? Miss for 4.
6) Science
What terms associated with the natural world come in several types, including simple prism, stellar dendrites, and sectored plates? We all got a dispensation for clarity. Technically one is the other. 7
7) Movie Characters
Michael, also known as “Mick”, is the first name of what character in three films released in 1986, 1988, and 2001, respectively? 6
8) Pro Wrestling
What pro wrestler, known for his hat, dark sunglasses and military fatigues, served as the model for a G.I. Joe character of the same name? 5
9) Marriages
From 1991-2001, media mogul Ted Turner was married to what Academy Award winning Actress? 3
10) Video Games
What arcade game introduced in 1982 featured a title character known for “swearing”, in the form of a speech bubble containing punctuation marks? 2
Mystery Question: This Day in History
a) On this day in 1901, which U.S. president died a little more than a week after suffering a gunshot wound? Hit
b) On this day in 1968, what American League pitcher won his 30th game of the season, the most recent MLB player to achieve this feat? Hit
c) On this day in 1955, what singer recorded the early rock & roll hit “Tutti Frutti”? Hit
d) On this day in 1959, a Soviet probe became the first man-made object to reach the surface of what? Got them all – and Mike told me he and Brad were both worried about this round since I was not there (how flattering…). Nicely done!
Sixth place with 62 points going into game final.
U.S. Cities; wagered zero (why did you guys wager zero?????)
At a straight line distance of roughly 41 miles, which two U.S. state capitals are located closest together? We had it and didn’t have it. Need to pay attention! Put the states and not the cities. Got it, no prizes…thus ends the ‘Pods game, YRS commentary from here on out!
Game 2:
1) Books
What character, who would later be featured as a title character in other books and media, first appeared in J.M. Barrie’s 1902 novel The Little White Bird? Hit for 5
2) TV Actors
In 2009, what then 26 year old actor was announced as the Eleventh Doctor on Doctor Who, becoming the youngest in the series’ history? Miss for 1, Matt I couldn’t remember your last name.
3) Human Body
Name one of the two primary layers that make up the skin of humans and other mammals.
Nerd point: Name both. Hit for 10+1
4) Controversial Athletes
What athlete is heard speaking in the following clip from August 2016? Sorry no audio. Hit for 9
5) City Nicknames
The U.S. city that claims the title of “Avocado Capital of the World” is located in which state? Hit for 8
6) Stage names
What actor, born Phillip John Clapp, Jr. in 1971, has appeared in the films Men in Black II and the Dukes of Hazard? Hit for 7
7) Music Origins
SKA music originated in the 1950s in which country?
a) United Kingdom b) Brazil
c) Jamaica d) Mexico Hit for 6, go Rob!
8) Cartoons
In a recurring theme, what Looney Tunes character has romantic interest in a cat that accidently has a white stripe painted on her? Hit for 4
9) Subsidiaries
Champs Sports and Eastbay are both subsidiaries of what sportswear retailer? Hit for 2, Go Dee Dee!
10) Zodiac
Which sign of the Western zodiac is the only one that is inanimate? Hit for 3
Mystery Round, Visual
http://is.gd/word914
Same word movie titles? 1. ***** 2. **** 3. **** 4. *******
Hit for 6, missed line 1.
Tied for 4th going into the Final Round:
90’s #1 Hits
What song, the seventh and most recent #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart by Phil Collins, was the last Billboard Hot 100 #1 of the 1980s and the first of the 1990s? Wagered 10 and missed, so did everyone else.
Finished 2nd for the Swag!!
It was a fun night and thanks to Tim for running the games!

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