Trivial Pursuit Card of the Day: 4.30

Each day (or so) I will list all six questions off a random Trivial Pursuit card that I have in my wallet. The answers can be found in the following day’s post. I will also provide a hint to a single question. Or sometimes I get too lazy. Good Luck!

Card #301, Genus Edition, 1981

Geography: What country has the most movie theaters?

Entertainment: What George Harrison tune sounded too much like He’s So Fine by The Chiffons?

History: What did Richard Nixon’s CREEP stand for?

Arts and Literature: Who accompanied Huck Finn on his Mississippi River raft ride?

Science and Nature: Who invented the mimeograph machine?

Sports and Leisure: What’s the only NFL team without decorations on the sides of its helmets?

Scoring

All six correct: 500 Points –  Five correct: 350 Points – Four correct: 200 Points – Three correct: 100 Points – Two correct: 50 Points – One correct: 25 Points

Last Card’s Answers 4.29 (Questions HERE)

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon5 Golden RingsApartheid Opossum Energy Jack Nicklaus

(Swine) Flu Trivia!

Follow this link to some interesting cold and flu facts from the folks at Discovery Health. Especially unnerving to me is the fact that “With only 30 seconds of use, a handkerchief has been found to contain 15,000 germs.”

Gross.

In additon, there are some helpful tips on staying healthy and avoiding the flu. You can also reaffirm your knowledge of staying healthy with the “Don’t Bug Me!” quiz from Hillcrest Healthcare.

You can also track Swine Flu cases as they happen worldwide with Google Maps.

All I can say is Thank Google I’m not yet infected.

Trivial Pursuit Card of the Day: 4.29

Each day (or so) I will list all six questions off a random Trivial Pursuit card that I have in my wallet. The answers can be found in the following day’s post. I will also provide a hint to a single question. Or sometimes I get too lazy. Good Luck!

Card #679, Genus Edition, 1981

Geography: Which of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World was alive?

Entertainment: What did my true love give to me on the fifth day of Christmas?

History: What’s the name of South Africa’s racial policy?

Arts and Literature: What kind of animal is Pogo?

Science and Nature: What does the E stand for in the equation E=mc2?

Sports and Leisure: What golfer is nicknamed The Golden Bear? (HINT: It’s not Tiger)

Scoring

All six correct: 500 Points –  Five correct: 350 Points – Four correct: 200 Points – Three correct: 100 Points – Two correct: 50 Points – One correct: 25 Points

Last Card’s Answers 4.28 (Questions HERE)

The Croque MonsieurBedazzled Vladimir PutinGeorge Will The Attack of the ClonesGramatica

Pub QUIZ Recap: 4.29

Every Tuesday, Rock Bottom in Arlington, VA puts on a killer Pup Quiz. Check out the Facebook fan page here. We were short a couple regular team members last night but still managed a decent showing. I posted some of the better questions below. Enjoy!

LOCATION: Rock Bottom Arlington

DATE: April 28th, 2009

TEAM NAME: It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Air Force One! (Huh?)

We ran into a few snags in Round One but thanks to some lucky guessing, we fared pretty well at 46 points. As always, the first question of the round is sent out in a weekly email:

“The name of this restaurant chain is taken from a Rolling Stones song”

HIGHLIGHT FOR ANSWER–> Ruby Tuesday

We were all pretty upset for not getting this next question because all you had to do was think about it for two seconds. I guess those first few beers threw off our concentration.

“This word is Swahili for journey

HIGHLIGHT FOR ANSWER–> Safari

We took down the bonus question for the first round on an educated guess:

“This Japanese device from the 1970s was originally called ‘Soundabout’ in the US”

HIGHLIGHT FOR ANSWER–> Walkman

Round Two was fairly generic. Here are some highlights:

“In what city will you find that Taj Mahal?”

HIGHLIGHT FOR ANSWER–> Agra

BONUS Q: “What is the closest American territory to the Marianas Trench?”

HIGHLIGHT FOR ANSWER–> Guam

There was also a question about Gregor Mendel. He’s the pea guy.

By Round Three, questions get tougher, beer gets more plentiful and the shouting of obscenities becomes a frequent occurance. But when all was said and done, we Vulcan-Death-Gripped the shit out of Round Three, rocketing our point total to 221. We only missed one lame question that was about Herpes or something. But anyways, here’s a music question from said round:

“In 1997, what lead vocalist was found dead in Australia by auto-erotic asphyxiation?”

HIGHLIGHT FOR ANSWER–> Michael Hutchence, INXS

I came through in the clutch by nailing the bonus question. But really any sports fan would know the answer.

“Who hit the ball through Bill Buchner’s legs in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series?”

HIGHLIGHT FOR ANSWER–> Mookie Wilson, NY Mets

Round Four (final round) began with complete domination but ended with utter disappointment. Here is a sample of the questions we pillaged:

“What author began his life as William Sydney Porter?”

“What type of animal lives in a formicary?”

“Following the Middle Ages, what was the first city in the world to reach a population of one million people?”

HIGHLIGHT FOR ANSWERS–> O.Henry – Ants – London

The bonus question was a multiple guess, but we unfortunately guessed wrong.

How many bones are there in a human head (including jaw, face, chin and all that)? – 29, 39, 49 or 59″

HIGHLIGHT FOR ANSWER–> 29

So by loosing 50 points to bonus beast, our final score was 269, which landed us somewhere in the middle of the pack. So all in all, not a bad showing. Plus we were allowed to take a logo pint glass from the display case. I was drunk and ambitious and took three. But I only ended up with a grand total of one because I traded two of them to some college girls outside the bar for a bottle of Bud Light they, for whatever reason, had in their purse. Again, I was pretty gone and it made sense at the time.

Until next week’s recap, make sure to get your trivia fix by checking out the daily (or so) Trivial Pursuit Cards!

Final Jeopardy 4.27: “Movie Directors”

This was a a pretty good one, folks. But let’s be honest, all movie questions are good ones. I didn’t manage to write down the question word for word but it went something like this:

“This director has only directed 6 films since 1971 but they have grossed over a combined $250 million at the box office”

I have to admit I guessed wrong. The woman in the middle shared my failure but the dude on the end and the returning champ were both correct, with the champ wagering enough to cover for the win.

HIGHLIGHT FOR ANSWER–> George Lucas

Trivial Pursuit Card of the Day 4.28

Each day (or so) I will list all six questions off a random Trivial Pursuit card that I have in my wallet. The answers can be found in the following day’s post. I will also provide a hint to a single question. Or sometimes I get too lazy. Good Luck!

Card #334, 20th Anniversary Edition, 2002

Global View: What toasted sandwich has a name that means “hearty bite of gentleman” in French?

Sound and Screen: What 2000 movie remake inspired Elizabeth Hurley to dress “like a cross between Cruella DeVil and a softcore porn star”?

News: What Russian Prime Minister upped his approval rating from 2 to 29%, in his first three months?

The Written Word: What political pundit bashed out an ode to Ted Williams, I Can’t Stand It, I’m Good, in his best-selling baseball collection titled Bandits?

Innovations: What movie subtitle was divulged the same day scientists announced plans to clone up to 200 humans, in 2001?

Game Time: What surname is shared by football-kicking brothers Bill, Martin and Santiago?

Scoring

All six correct: 500 Points –  Five correct: 350 Points – Four correct: 200 Points – Three correct: 100 Points – Two correct: 50 Points – One correct: 25 Points

Last Card’s Answers 4.24 (Questions HERE)

Italy – Tatum O’Neal – Normandy – Sherlock Holmes – Charles Richter – The Dead Man’s Hand