Trivia Recap – Dec. 2, 2015 -Johnny’s Grill

'Our team captain again decided to play it solo Tuesday for Sporcle Live Trivia with Kuma, this time at Johnny's on the Lake in Belleville. The third solo attempt must have been a charm, because she walked away with one first place prize for a near perfect game one and 150 points for the night. It surely must be a sign of the apocalypse...some of the answers just seemed to float into her head. It's awesome when that happens!
And the questions...
Game One 
1. Mottos - Referring to the discovery of gold, what is the one-word state motto for the state of California? Ten points.
2. McDonald's - What female McDonaldland character was added to promote breakfast items? Nine points.
3. Stadiums - What MLB stadium is sometimes called Chavez Ravine or Blue Heaven On Earth? Only miss of the round for 1.
4. Supreme Court - Not including the elevation of William Rehnquist to Chief Justice, name 1/3 Supreme Court Justices appointed by President Ronald Reagan. For nerd point, name two. Got one, but no nerd point. The team probably would have helped get #2.
5. Comedies - What comedy movie franchise had sequels titled "The Smell of Fear" and "The Final Insult?" Eight points. 
6. Singers - What man fronted "The Miracles" and had solo success with "Cruisin'" and "Being With You?" And this is one of those answers that just floated into the brain. But since you can't always trust these things, went low for 2.
7. Frozen Food - What meat complemented sweet potatoes and peas in the first ever Swanson TV dinner? Got it for 3.
8. '80s TV - What '80s action-adventure series starring Jan-Michael Vincent and Ernest Borgnine had a title that referred to the high-tech helicopter used by the characters? Never, ever watched the show, but the knowledge must have seeped in there somehow. One of only two teams out of 7 getting it right. Here's to having watched lots of TV in the '80s!
9. Teeth - From the Latin "to cut," what word refers to the eight teeth humans have in the front of their mouth? Got it for 5.
10. Authors - What is the nationality of author Victor Hugo? Four points.
Mystery: This Day In History
1. 1955: Rosa Parks arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat in what city?
2. 1964 - The MLB team Colt '45s change their name to what new name?
3. 1984 - Action movie starring Eddie Murphy and Judge Reinhold released.
4. 1994 - Richard Gere announces divorce from what supermodel?
Got them all. 
Heading into the final: 
7. JimAndy, 20; 6. Tasty Gingers, 38; 5. Dream Time, 41; 4. You're Killing me Smalls, 51; 3. Courage, 52; 2. Slick Rock Rumble, 57, and 1. I'm only here to see how I do (aka Miskatonic U.), 65.
Final category: Countries
Of the largest countries in world that begin and end with the letter "a," Australia is the largest of them. Name the next two largest countries whose English names begin and end with the letter "A." Got it easily...
Final standings: 3. Courage, 72; 2. Slick Rock Rumble, 77; Miskatonic U., 85.
Game Two
1. Gum - What brand of sugarless gum had an ad featuring a blonde British woman advising consumers to clean their "dirty mouths?" An easy 10 points.
2. Medical Terms - What is the nine-letter word derived from the Latin for "crushing" which is the technical term for a bruise? Stumbled a bit here, but got it for 3.
3. Olympic Events - Name 1/2 artistic gymnastic Summer Olympic events to be part of both the men's and women's competition? For nerd point, name both. Got one for 9.
4. Toys - What handheld toy by Tiger Electronics became a big hit because of its use in the movie Home Alone? Eight points.
5. Musical Instruments - What wind instrument made by Australian aborigines is made from a eucalyptus tree branch hollowed out by termites? Sure didn't spell it right, but got it for 6.
6 TV Settings - Audio clue of show featuring a radio shrink and Jack Russell terrier that I apparently didn't watch enough. Miss for 2. 
7. Businesses - With its first location opening in Austin, TX in 1980, what supermarket chain featuring organic foods was formerly called "Safer Way," as a play on the popular grocery chain Safeway? Educated guess for 4.
8. Education - What does JD stand for in a person's law degree? Got it for 7.
9. Quarterbacks - Dante Culpepper, Warren Moon and Rich Gannon were all starting quarterbacks for what NFL franchise? Miss for 1.
10. Children's Literature - "Thing 1" and "Thing 2" are mischievous characters featured in what Dr. Seuss book? Five points.
Visual mystery: http://www.sporcle.com/blog/visual/1marvel/ Missed all but #2.
Heading into the final: 6. Tony and ???, 20; 5 Dream Team, 47; 4. Tasty Gingers, 49; 3. Miskatonic U., 54; 2. Slick Rock Rumble, 55; and 1. You're Killing me Smalls, 64.
Final category: Awards and Honors
Honored in 1989, who was the oldest person to have won People Magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" at the time of receiving the award? Wagered middle of the road because of the category name? Could it be grammys? Cy Young Awards? Who knows! Should have wagered 20 because I knew this one...oh well, I wasn't playing for beer money or anything.
Final standings: Miskatonic U., 65; Tasty Gingers, 69; and You're Killing Me Smalls (didn't write down their points).  We will resume our team trivia shenanigans next week on a "field trip" out to Canton. More details TBA. As always, stay classy, and Go Pods!'
Our team captain again decided to play it solo Tuesday for Sporcle Live Trivia with Kuma, this time at Johnny’s on the Lake in Belleville. The third solo attempt must have been a charm, because she walked away with one first place prize for a near perfect game one and 150 points for the night. It surely must be a sign of the apocalypse…some of the answers just seemed to float into her head. It’s awesome when that happens!
And the questions…
Game One
1. Mottos – Referring to the discovery of gold, what is the one-word state motto for the state of California? Ten points.
2. McDonald’s – What female McDonaldland character was added to promote breakfast items? Nine points.
3. Stadiums – What MLB stadium is sometimes called Chavez Ravine or Blue Heaven On Earth? Only miss of the round for 1.
4. Supreme Court – Not including the elevation of William Rehnquist to Chief Justice, name 1/3 Supreme Court Justices appointed by President Ronald Reagan. For nerd point, name two. Got one, but no nerd point. The team probably would have helped get #2.
5. Comedies – What comedy movie franchise had sequels titled “The Smell of Fear” and “The Final Insult?” Eight points.
6. Singers – What man fronted “The Miracles” and had solo success with “Cruisin'” and “Being With You?” And this is one of those answers that just floated into the brain. But since you can’t always trust these things, went low for 2.
7. Frozen Food – What meat complemented sweet potatoes and peas in the first ever Swanson TV dinner? Got it for 3.
8. ’80s TV – What ’80s action-adventure series starring Jan-Michael Vincent and Ernest Borgnine had a title that referred to the high-tech helicopter used by the characters? Never, ever watched the show, but the knowledge must have seeped in there somehow. One of only two teams out of 7 getting it right. Here’s to having watched lots of TV in the ’80s!
9. Teeth – From the Latin “to cut,” what word refers to the eight teeth humans have in the front of their mouth? Got it for 5.
10. Authors – What is the nationality of author Victor Hugo? Four points.
Mystery: This Day In History
1. 1955: Rosa Parks arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat in what city?
2. 1964 – The MLB team Colt ’45s change their name to what new name?
3. 1984 – Action movie starring Eddie Murphy and Judge Reinhold released.
4. 1994 – Richard Gere announces divorce from what supermodel?
Got them all.
Heading into the final:
7. JimAndy, 20; 6. Tasty Gingers, 38; 5. Dream Time, 41; 4. You’re Killing me Smalls, 51; 3. Courage, 52; 2. Slick Rock Rumble, 57, and 1. I’m only here to see how I do (aka Miskatonic U.), 65.
Final category: Countries
Of the largest countries in world that begin and end with the letter “a,” Australia is the largest of them. Name the next two largest countries whose English names begin and end with the letter “A.” Got it easily…
Final standings: 3. Courage, 72; 2. Slick Rock Rumble, 77; Miskatonic U., 85.
Game Two
1. Gum – What brand of sugarless gum had an ad featuring a blonde British woman advising consumers to clean their “dirty mouths?” An easy 10 points.
2. Medical Terms – What is the nine-letter word derived from the Latin for “crushing” which is the technical term for a bruise? Stumbled a bit here, but got it for 3.
3. Olympic Events – Name 1/2 artistic gymnastic Summer Olympic events to be part of both the men’s and women’s competition? For nerd point, name both. Got one for 9.
4. Toys – What handheld toy by Tiger Electronics became a big hit because of its use in the movie Home Alone? Eight points.
5. Musical Instruments – What wind instrument made by Australian aborigines is made from a eucalyptus tree branch hollowed out by termites? Sure didn’t spell it right, but got it for 6.
6 TV Settings – Audio clue of show featuring a radio shrink and Jack Russell terrier that I apparently didn’t watch enough. Miss for 2.
7. Businesses – With its first location opening in Austin, TX in 1980, what supermarket chain featuring organic foods was formerly called “Safer Way,” as a play on the popular grocery chain Safeway? Educated guess for 4.
8. Education – What does JD stand for in a person’s law degree? Got it for 7.
9. Quarterbacks – Dante Culpepper, Warren Moon and Rich Gannon were all starting quarterbacks for what NFL franchise? Miss for 1.
10. Children’s Literature – “Thing 1” and “Thing 2” are mischievous characters featured in what Dr. Seuss book? Five points.
Visual mystery: http://www.sporcle.com/blog/visual/1marvel/ Missed all but #2.
Heading into the final: 6. Tony and ???, 20; 5 Dream Team, 47; 4. Tasty Gingers, 49; 3. Miskatonic U., 54; 2. Slick Rock Rumble, 55; and 1. You’re Killing me Smalls, 64.
Final category: Awards and Honors
Honored in 1989, who was the oldest person to have won People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” at the time of receiving the award? Wagered middle of the road because of the category name? Could it be grammys? Cy Young Awards? Who knows! Should have wagered 20 because I knew this one…oh well, I wasn’t playing for beer money or anything.
Final standings: Miskatonic U., 65; Tasty Gingers, 69; and You’re Killing Me Smalls (didn’t write down their points). We will resume our team trivia shenanigans next week on a “field trip” out to Canton. More details TBA. As always, stay classy, and Go Pods!
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