Trivia Recap – Jan. 5, 2017 – Wurst Bar

Our normal trivia team “foursome” plus one visited The Wurst Bar Wednesday for our weekly My Trivia Live bout hosted by Stacy. We won a first place/$30 gift card, the first time our “regular” group has won any prize money in about three weeks. In addition to myself (Heather), Mike, Brad and John, we also had Joel join us for the trivia battle. Turned out to be a good mix of questions for us, we finished with 66 points for league purposes, got the final question correct. And the questions…
Round One
1. Tennis – What three-letter word describes a serve that an opponent does not touch? 5
2. Advertising – What motel chain promises to “leave a light on?” 3
3. Beer – What beer brand, founded in 1984, chose its name to honor one of the Founding Fathers? 1
Round Two
1. TV – What are the first and last names of the “Odd Couple” main characters, both in the original and in the recent reboot? 5
2. Music -What actor did voiceover work on Michael Jackson’s single “Thriller” for $20,000 instead of taking a cut of the profits? 3
3. Presidents – How many men served as president between John Adams and John Quincy Adams? And for an extra three point bonus, which future U.S. president signed the Constitution along with George Washington? Got both parts of this correct for 1 plus the extra three points. We haven’t gotten one of these “bonus” questions correct for quite a while.
Round Three
1. Celebrities – What celebrity is the son of the youngest mayor of Santiago, Cuba? 1
2. Desserts – What is the the most “favorite” ice cream flavor in the United States? I did not take detailed notes, unsure if there were more qualifiers to this question, but we got it for 5
3. Landmarks – In what city is the Great Sphinx located? 3
Halftime – After the Labrador Retriever, name the next four most registered dog breeds as of 2015, according to the American Kennel Club.
We actually have a dog breeder on our team, but he owns a very obscure dog breed…we only managed to get two of these correct 😦
Scores: Ten teams, scores 11 to 34, with us in the top spot. My Drinking Team Has a Trivia Problem was in fifth with 22, and Team Pants was in fourth with 23.
Round Four
1. Cards – What card game for 2 players uses a deck consisting of all of the 7s through to 10s, the face cards, and the aces? Newsletter answer, 6.
2. Predictions – What event in history is Nostradamus thought to be describing here? There will be unleashed live fire, hidden death,
Horrible and frightful within the globes, By night the city reduced to dust by the fleet, The city afire, the enemy amenable?” This is not exactly as the question was presented to us, I looked up this quote online since I didn’t write it all down. We got this for 4.
3. Sports -What Olympic gold medalist speed skater also was a winner on “Dancing with the Stars?” We’ll forgive Brad for knowing anything about this show, lol…2.
Round Five
1. Occupations – What craftsman specializes in building with stone or brick? 6
2. Music – What was the name of John Lennon’s last single, released just before he died? And here commenced the John Lennon’s death memories. Brad had a poster of John Lennon on his wall in college, and was, of course, very saddened by news of his death. I was about 8 at the time and noticed my mom (a Beatlemaniac) crying at the breakfast table. When I asked her what was wrong, she said “A Beatle died,” I remember first thinking “beetle” for some reason (stupid morning brain). Then my brain worked and I asked “Which one?” She answered, “John,” so I said “Sorry, Mom” and gave her a hug. Not one of my happiest memories, but something I will not forget. Damn it, where’s a tissue? 🙂 Got this for 4.
3. Gum – What bubble gum was invented by Fleer in 1928? This question is extremely abbreviated…we missed it for 2 (didn’t go “old” enough, we should totally know better!)
Round Six
1. TV – In what decade did “Sixty Minutes” premiere? We were evenly split between two decades, picked the wrong one, miss for 2.
2. Cities – What is the oldest continuously operated European settlement in the United States? 6
3. History – What is the common name of the act committed by the Sons of Liberty Dec. 16, 1773? 4
Scores – Ten teams, scores 14 to 66, with us again in the top spot. MDTHATP was in sixth with 42, and Team Pants was in fourth with 53.
Final Category – Movie Firsts
Frank Hanaway became the first what when he appeared in the 1903 short “The Great Train Robbery?”
Got it easily…
Top three teams – Dump Truck Diarrhea, 114; ????, 121 and ‘Pods, 125.
Until next time, which will be tonight at Stick’s, featuring an all-female lineup including Kimberly and Kirsten. And me, the misfit, since my name does not start with “K.” As always, Go Pods, and stay classy, all you train robbers!

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