Sporcle Live Final Questions – March-December 2014

Within five degrees, what is the only temperature that is the same on both the Fahrenheit and Celsius scales?

 

In February 2014, what candy bar was named by Time Magazine to be the world’s most influential due to it being the first candy marketed around the concept of sharing as well as the first to earn a global following?

 

Since 2001, two women have won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. Name one.

 

In medicine, the acronym RICE is used to help recall how to treat soft tissue injuries, such as muscle strains. What do the letters RICE stand for?

 

In the 1990s, what politician said “George Bush taking credit for the Berlin Wall coming down is like the rooster taking credit for the sunrise?”

 

Despite its name, what game was developed in Germany in the 1890s and is a variation of the game Halma which was created by an American doctor in the 1880s?

 

What talk show host has earned the top spot on the Harris Poll in 2012 and 2013?

 

This one was from a pay-to-play tournament in October, 2014

The five people described below all share a common first name (some are spelled differently, but all are pronounced the name). Give that common first name.
• The winner of an Academy Award for Best Actor for a role in a 1963 film
• The winner of an Academy Award for Best Director for a 1985 film
• An athlete who has won two Hart Trophies and two Art Ross Trophies
• A fictional character played by actress Laura Leighton
• An author whose final novel in 2004 shared its title with a TV series featuring the Midnight Society

 

Who was the first British group to have a debut single and a debut album both reach #1 on U.S. Billboard charts AFTER 1990?

 

For each of the following presidents, name the states in which they previously served as governor – Theodore Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, Thomas Jefferson and Calvin Coolidge.

 

The Nobel Prize is awarded annually in several categories, including peace. Name three of the other six categories for Nobel Prizes.

 

The highest-grossing film at the U.S. (domestic) box office, unadjusted for inflation, to also win the Academy Award for best picture was Titanic. Name three of the five next movies on the list to have also won best picture and appear on the highest-grossing movies list. All were released within the past 30 years.

 

Among the first 10 elements on the periodic table, six of those have a one-letter symbol. Which element name, if used in Scrabble, would have the highest word score (not counting double or triple letter scores). And within 1, how many points would it be worth?

 

Put the following traits of advertising icons in order from shortest to longest in terms of the wavelengths of light they would reflect: Tony the Tiger’s scarf, Wendy’s hair ties, Ernie the Keebler Elf’s coat, Mr. Peanut’s body.

 

What 2006 mockumentary comedy film broke the box office record previously held by the film Fahrenheit 9/11 for the best opening weekend for a film introduced in fewer than 1000 theaters?

 

 

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