Trivia Recap – July 21, 2017 – Wurst Bar

Our regular “foursome” visited The Wurst Bar for our trivia fix on Wednesday, managed to win a first place prize – despite wagering zero points on the question. Apparently we were the only team getting it correct. Ah, stranger things have definitely happened with us on trivia nights! Like the time Mike was poked in his ribs during a game at Arbor Brewing Company brewpub in Ann Arbor – WHEN NO ONE WAS SITTING NEXT TO HIM. And those mystery round notes that disappeared during a tournament at the same place. We’re no strangers to strangeness! In fact, we embrace it…now pardon me while I get cracking on finding some spell components, lol…good eye of newt is SO hard to find these days (JK). Special guest players included Laura and Bina, who is the daughter of Stacy. We finished with 58 points for the night, just one point ahead of our friendly rivals Team Pants. And the questions….
Round One
1. Historic People – Who was the first director of the FBI until he died in 1972?
2. Disasters The Exxon Valdez spilled 10 million gallons of oil off the coat of what U.S. state in 1989?
3. Organizations – What socialist organization was founded in October, 1967 by Bobby Seale and Huey Newton?
Round Two
1. Philosophers – What was Socrates forced to drink to kill himself? What, not Everclear? 🙂
2. Star Wars – What Star Wars actor asked that his light saber be made purple?
3. Mythology – In Greek mythology, who killed the multi-headed hydra? For an extra three point bonus, seven young men and seven young women were sent every to year to feed what creature? Missed the first part of the question, so no points for us.
Round Three
1. Presidential Elections – Who lost to Lincoln in the 1860 presidential election?
2. Olympics – Who became the first gymnast to score a perfect 10? Brad all over this one…
3. Poets – What poet read his own poem, “The Gift Outright” at JFK’s inauguration?
Halftime – Name four of the five series beat out by VEEP as best comedy series in the 2016 Emmy Awards.
Got two of these correct.
Scores: 13 points to 34, with Sword of Abraham in first. we were in second with 30 points.
Round Four
1. What is the name of the Irish boy band that had 14 number one hits in the UK during their 14 year career, but never even had a top ten hit in the US? Newsletter answer, 6.
2. Movies – What fourth film in the Jurassic Park series was released in 2015?
3. Baseball – What former Tiger holds the record for the most saves by a pitcher? Brad close here, but no cigar, miss for 2.
Round Five
1. Animals – What is the name for a group of whales or dolphins?
2. Ancient Cities – What was the earliest name of the city that has been known as Istanbul and Constantinople? Mike all over this one…
3. Colleges – Oberlin College is located in what U.S. state?
Round Six
1. Countries – Lebanon declared its independence from what country in 1943? Miss for 2.
2. Books – What is the name for the 1970 Jermaine Greer book whose first two names in the title is “The Female (blank)?” Miss for 4.
3. America – What two words added to the Pledge of Allegiance in 1965?
Standings – We were in second again with 58 points behind Sword of Abraham, who had 66 points.
Final Category – Singers
What solo artist is second only to the Beatles in terms of total album sales? This question is heavily paraphrased…John got this one correct, but we were not confident enough to wager.
And that’s all she wrote! 🐙

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