Trivia Recap – March 31, 2016 – Corner Brewery

Welcome to the very first re-cap done by someone on our team other than the normal person who writes them! Special thanks to Brian Williams Reporting Live for the question set. And this is the third trivia re-cap posted today, which has to be a record! One of our “veteran” players Dave K. visited Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery in Ypsilanti Wednesday with his wife and son for a game with Sporcle With Tim. Though he was a bottom dweller in terms of scores, he had a great time anyway! Perhaps he will be able to help keep the “bench” warm when other ‘Pods will be busy doing trivia battle Wednesdays at the Wurst Bar? We will see. Let the negotiations begin! And on to the questions…
Game One
1. Movie Openings: Which 2016 film had the highest grossing opening weekend of any film ever opening in February? “Hey, baby what was that superhero movie that just opened?” my wife off to a hot start
2. Remedies: What brand name over the counter medicine was developed in 1928 by a pharmacist named Jim Howe to help treat his wife’s indigestion?
3. World Series: The first World Series game held west of the Mississippi River was played in which city? Had two cities in mind, went with the wrong one, the other was correct.
4. Anatomy: What is the term for the group of five vertebrae located between the ribcage and the pelvis? Hurray science
5. Prisoners: In what prison did Al Capone spend more than half of his sentence in the 1930s for tax evasion? Hurray Heather for giving me the FB clue
6. Famous Siblings: What are the first names of the Gershwin brothers who collaborated on songs in the early 20th century, including “I’ve Got Rhythm?” Got George, guessed Harold for the other – it wasn’t Harold
7. Flags: What two objects are depicted in white on the national flag of Turkey? Bonus: what is the main color of that flag? Fig and olive, lol
8. Boxing: Which two boxers faced off in the famous Rumble in the Jungle? Not the question at my venue
9. Bodies of Water: The longest river in Europe, the Volga, flows through Russia and empties in to what body of water? Guessed Aral, it wasn’t Aral
10. Beer: What is the Spanish word for beer? — sitting across from my lovely Mexican wife – who the F doesn’t know that one
Mystery Round: This Day in History
1. In 1981, what man shot Ronald Reagan among others in Washington DC? — ching
2. In 1867, the United States purchased which territory? –fail
3. In 1974, which singer had his first #1 hit with “Sunshine on My Shoulders?” — ching
4. In 1965, a bomb exploded outside the US embassy in which South Vietnam capital city? –fail
Final Category: Political Parties
Final Question: The shortened form of a Scottish term for “cattle driver” became a term used for various political parties in both Britain and the United States. Name that term. Thought of the right answer, wrote down the wrong one
Game Two
1. Commercials: Actress Kaley Cuoco has appeared in ads for what travel booking service? — Hurray boobs.
2. Artists: What Italian painter is best known for the 15th century work The Birth of Venus? — guessed a ninja turtle, not correct
3. Soundtracks: The Beach Boys’ #1 hit “Kokomo” was released in 1988 and appeared on the soundtrack for what movie starring Tom Cruise? — hurray
4. Meat: According to the USDA, what is the third best grade of meat: choice, select, prime, or average? Guessed grade D, they weren’t thinking about grades, they wanted a word
5. Chemistry: How many hydrogen atoms are in a single molecule of ammonia? — Yeah advanced degrees in Biochem
6. Video Game Characters: Along with the title character, what video game has characters named Aku Aku, Dr. Neo Cortex, and Ripper Roo? — booo
7. Interstates: Name one of the two US state capitals served by I-15 along its route from San Diego to Alberta. Boo Bonus for both.
8. Super Bowl MVPs: Other than Bart Starr, what quarterback is the only player to win the Super Bowl MVP in consecutive seasons? He did so in 1979 and 1980. Guessed Aikman, it wasn’t Aikman
9. Zodiac Signs: Which sign of the western zodiac has a name that begins with the same letter as one of the months it falls in?
10. Kids TV: According to the theme song, what word describes the air on Sesame Street? Yeah years of sitting on my ass watching Sesamio street
Visual – See Brian Williams Reporting Live’s post for the visual round. Until we can edit this in!
Heading into the final:
Final Category: MLB Feats
Final Question: Josh Hamilton, Carlos Delgado, Shawn Green, and Mike Cameron are the four most recent of only 16 players in MLB history to achieve what feat?

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