Trivia Recap – Jan. 6, 2017 – Sticks

The good news is we only missed two regular round questions all night. The bad news is we missed BOTH final questions. A foursome of all women visited Stick’s Thursday for a Sporcle With Tim outing – Myself, Kimberly, Kirsten (who play with the team Sparty On) and Evelyn (a friend of Kim’s), finished with 85 points, playing under our “alter ego” name Generation Double X. Alas, it’s only the beginning of a 13 week season, so we can easily shake this off! Without further ado…
1. Sports Awards – Of the four major sports leagues, what is the only one whose championship trophy is not named after a particular person? 3
2. Top 10 Singles – “Baby Be Mine” and “The Lady in my Life” were the only two songs not to become hit singles from what album? Miss for 2, though we had the right artist.
3. Words – What name is both a type of makeup and another name for rosé wine? 10
4. Mythology – According to Norse mythology, what beautiful warrior women feasted with Odin in Valhalla? Happens EVERY time I play a game without Mike – we get a question only he would know the answer to! This one escaped us, though we picked a similar name from Greek mythology, miss for 4.
5. ’80s Technology – Originally marketed as the “Soundabout,” what Sony product was first released in the ’80s and retailed for $150? 9
6. Presidential History – Who was the first president to have his inauguration broadcast live on the Internet? 8
7. Movie Settings – What 1942 Oscar Winning film was set in the largest city in Morocco? For an extra “nerd” bonus, what person from that film was nominated for best actor? Got this for 7 plus the bonus.
8. Bones – What is the name for the set of five long bones in the foot located behind the phalanges? 6
9. TV Shows – In the Netflix original series “Stranger Things,” what game were the kids playing when the mother told them it was time to go home? Uttered by me? “Yay, I married a nerd,” got this for 5.
10. U.S. populations – What mountain region state is the least populous with fewer than 600,000 people? 1
Mystery – Movie Character Occupations
1. Phil Connors – Groundhog Day
2. Carol Connelly – As Good as it Gets
3. Jerry Lundegaard – Fargo
4. Atticus Finch – To Kill a Mockingbird
Got them all.
Scores: Ten teams, scores 34 to 63, with Vladimir Poutine in first. We were in third, tied with two other teams, with 61.
Final Category – Nobel Prizes
Gabriela Mistral and Pablo Neruda are the two winners of the Nobel Prize in Literature from the only country in South America to have had multiple winners of that Literature prize. Name that country.
Nope…
Winners: One is the Loneliest Number, 78; Dem Iggs, 81.
Game Two
1. April Fool’s Day – On April Fool’s Day, 1996, what did Taco Bell claim to have purchased as an April Fool’s joke, which was widely reported in U.S. newspapers? Good guess for 3.
2. NBA Greats – After Wilt Chamberlain, what retired player has scored the most points in a single NBA game? Kirsten with correct guess for 2.
3. World Geography – What Natural Wonder of the World, located in the Southern hemisphere, was named the world’s largest heritage site in 1981? Took a bit of thinking, but got this for 4.
4. Book Titles – Hitler’s autobiography “Mein Kampf” translates into what in English? And for nerd point, in what decade was this published? I felt almost embarrassed for knowing both parts of this…10, plus the bonus.
5. Pop Songs – Audio clip of 8-bit version of recent song, made right guess for 1.
6. Space – Elliptical, Spiral and Irregular are all classifications of what astronomical systems? Evelyn with right answer for 7.
7. Film Debuts – Cameron Diaz had her film debut in 1994 playing the character Tina in what film? 9
8. Toys – What brand of Lego brick is twice the length, height and width of traditional Lego bricks? 8
9. Annual TV Events – Comedian Jerry Lewis held an annual Labor Day telethon from 1966 to 2010 to benefit children suffering from what disease? Gen-X question right there, 6.
10. International Business – What does WTO stand for? 5
Visual Mystery – https://www.sporcle.com/blog/visual/puzzle15/ Got all of these.
Scores – Nine teams, scores 48 to 64, with us in the top spot.
Final Category – Song Lyrics
The lyrics to Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire” contain the names of two different makes or models of automobiles. Give those two automobile names.
Came up with one, not both.
Game Winners: Who You gonna Call, One is the Loneliest Number (did not write down points). Our next all female game is TBD, since a couple of the players are teachers and can’t get out on most weeknights, but we’ll definitely do this again! Our next ‘Pods outing is also TBD. As always, Go Pods, and stay classy, Adolf Hitler!

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