Trivia Recap – March 25, 2016 – Original Gravity

Better late than never – or is it better never than late? We’ll leave that question to the philosophers, but in the meantime, here is a game re-cap from the Thursday, March 24 game at Original Gravity Brewing Company. Our apologies for the delay, but sometimes writers…get writer’s block and just need to wallow in a self-absorbed funk for a spell. Yeah, we’ll leave it at that! Representative players included Heather, Mike, Brad, Dave, and Geoff. No prizes, still finished in first for the night with 73 points, missed both final questions.
Game One
1. Pixar Characters – In the Pixar movie “The Incredibles,” what is the name of the surfer character voiced by Samuel L. Jackson? A lot of discussion, got it for 4.
2. Florida – What Florida city was founded by Spaniards in the 1500s and is the oldest continually occupied European-established city and port in the United States? Ten points.
3. Band of Brothers – What are the last names of the brothers who founded the pop music group the Bee Gees? Nine points.
4. First Aid – Name after a surgeon, the American Red Cross eliminated what term from its choking guidelines – replacing it with “abdominal thrust?” Eight points.
5. The Olympics – Name either year Greg Louganis swept men’s diving events in the Olympics, name both for “nerd” bonus, got both for 7.
6. Historical Nicknames – What is the nickname of frontiersman William Frederick Cody? Three points, wanted to go higher, but not everyone agreed on the answer.
7. Literary Opening Lines – What best-selling novel by Audrey Niffenegger has the opening line “It’s hard being left behind. I wait for Henry, not knowing where he is, wondering if he’s okay. It’s hard to be the one who stays,” which became a 2008 film? Miss for 1.
8. TV Settings – Which U.S. state is home to Tony Soprano? Six points.
9. Artists – Which artist’s painting called “Number Five” from 1948 was the most expensive painting ever sold t auction when David Geffen sold it for $140 million? Multiple choices given, not written down, miss for 5. And that buyer wasted their money. Splatter painting indeed!
10. Celebrity Endorsements – Shaquille O’Neal has appeared in advertisements for what pain-relieving cremes and patches? Two points.
Mystery – Crosswords
1. Four letters – Thomas Edison’s middle name.
2. Four letters – Indicating the direction “left” at sea
3. Three letters – Androgynous character played by Julia Sweeney
4. Five letters – Words represented by a combination of pictures, symbols and individual letters.
Heading into the final: Fifteen teams with scores ranging from 15 to 64, with Josh Pit and Big Heads tied for first. We were in third with 61 points.
Final Category: Weather
Outside of Alaska, which state was the location of the coldest temperature ever recorded in the continental U.S.?
Nope, missed this. Did not record game winners, but they were teams that wisely wagered “zero.” No teams got it right.
Game Two
1. Congress – What is the only area of the continental U.S. where residents don’t have a senator or a voting representative in Congress? Ten points.
2. Fictional Bears – What is the favorite food of Paddington? Miss for 1.
3. Coaches – In January 2016, what NFL team hired the first ever female coach as a special team quality control coach? Miss for 2.
4. Math Class – What is the product of the first three prime numbers? Nine points.
5. Zodiac – According to the Chinese zodiac, as of February 8, 2016, we are currently in the year of what animal? FB clue, got this for 8.
6. Song Inspirations – Audio clue of cover song by a classic rock band, Dave nailed this.
7. Stage Names – What was the stage name of Leonard Alfred Schneider? Hint: he was arrested in 1961, died in 1966.
8. War Movies – Clint Eastwood directed what 2014 film about a real-life marine? And for nerd bonus point, who played that marine? Got both.
9. Beverages – What brand of fruit-flavored carbonated beverage originally produced in Nazi Germany was available in hundreds of flavors? Miss for 3.
10. Reality TV – Sorry, we just have the name “Melanie Amareux” and “premiered 2011” written down here. And unsure if we missed this or got it.
Heading into the final: Fourteen teams with scores ranging from ??? to 54, with us in the top spot.
Final Category: Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy received three consecutive nominations for the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor, for his roles in movies released in 2007, 2008, and 2009.
Name two of those three movies that earned him those nominations.
Miss. As always, Go Pods!

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