Trivia Recap – July 13, 2017 – Wurst Bar

Cheese, toys, fruit and record labels were just a handful of things we were quizzed about in our My Trivia Live game at The Wurst Bar Wednesday. A whopping four teams (including ours) logged perfect first half scores with 40 points, thanks to a fairly easy “and more” question in round two. Our regular “foursome” of myself, MikeBrad and John represented the ‘Pods this time. We finished in second for the night with a $20 gift card, with 70 points heading into the final. And the questions…
Round One
1. Numbers – What shirt size is represented by the Roman numeral for 40?
2. Toys – Luke Frywalker, Spud Trooper and Darth Tater are among the variations of what popular children’s toy?
3. Plants – Biennial flowering plants take how long to complete a life cycle?
Round Two
1. Gems – What synthetic gum is often abbreviated CZ?
2. Constellations – What “W” shaped constellation is named after a vain queen in Greek Mythology?
3. Flats- What three main colors comprise the Texas flag? For an extra three-point bonus, what words adorn the Gadsden Flag?
Round Three
1. Highways – The “Avenue of the Saints” connects St. paul to what other U.S. city?
2. Presidents – What is the name of the theater in which Abraham Lincoln was shot to death/
3. Games – What game is played with infants to demonstrate their inability to determine object permanence? “Golly jeepers…where’d you get those peepers..” Oh sorry, it really doesn’t take much for me to have song lyrics pop into my head! “Peep show…creep show…where did you get those eyes…” If you’re familiar with Siouxsie and the Banshees at all, here’s a clue to the answer!
Halftime – Fruit
The USDA has ruled that canned fruit cocktail must be made of five different fruit. Name four of those five fruits.
Ten teams were in the mix, with four tied for first with 40 points, including Team Pants and us; four others were right behind us tied with 39 points…narrow point spreads!
Round Four
1. Creatures – What Persian legendary creature has the body of a lion, a human head with three rows of teeth and sometimes bat-like wings? And I know someone who used to have a cat named for this creature, but was far more loving than its fierce namesake. Newsletter answer.
2. U.S. History – What demographic were not granted U.S. citizenship until 1924 under the Snyder Act?
3. Sports – The rules were what sport were drafted by the Marquess of Queensberry in 1865?
Round Five
1. Technical Terms – The “J” in jpeg means “joint.” What do the other letters mean? Tech boy John all over this…
2. Food – What semisoft Danish cheese is named for creator Hannah Nielsen’s farm? We did not consider the correct answer to be a “semisoft” cheese…clearly we need to go to cheese school! One of only two misses of the game.
3. Oceans – The Strait of Malacca, a major shipping channel, separates the Pacific Ocean from what other ocean?
Round Six
1. Government Programs – What government program was created by John F. Kennedy in 1961 – with Richard Nixon predicting it would become a “haven for draft dodgers?”
2. Human Body – What is delayed being done when a person has a lotus birth? Not a good question for a whole team of non-breeders…miss.
3. Actresses – What Mexican-American actress played artist Frido Kahlo?
Scores – Sluts, 53; Frank, 57; Booty Sweat, 57; Tipsy Gypsies, 58; ???, 59; Wurst Team and ???, 61; ‘Pods, 70; and Team Pants, 72.
Final Category – Record Labels
Ruth Brown was the first major artist signed under what record lavbel, which was founded by Ahmet Ertegun and Herb Abramson? Wagered zero, did not even think of this one…
Final Scores – ???, 64; ‘Pods, 70; and Pants, 144.
Until next time, which will be Original Gravity Brewing Co. for a Sporcle Livegame. And then, it’s MTL finals Saturday, July 15. We’ll see y’all in the next recap! As always, Go Pods, and stay classy, John Wilkes Booth!

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