Here is the question set from the Wednesday, Aug. 15 Sporcle Live game at Ypsilanti’s “Corner Brewery.” Thanks to Your Resume Sucks for typing these and posting them! I will “play along” to see how I would do on these, indicating “yup” or “nope” as to whether I know the answers.
First fully published in 1917, Introduction to Psychoanalysis is a set of lectures by what man?
Yup, And sometimes a cigar is just a cigar!
What word completes the long-time slogan for Flintstones Chewable Vitamins?
“Ten million strong and ______”
In 2001, Outkast, Eve, Denzel Washington, and Allen Iverson were among the winners at the first annual awards established by what TV network? Yup.
4. Star Trek
What is the nickname of the Star Trek character who first appeared in The Original Series and whose first name is Montgomery?
Yup. He is SO quotable, too!
The Nile has two major tributaries, each with a color in their names. Name one of those two colors.
What ingredient, commonly used in baking, has the chemical formula C12H22O11?
7. 2016 Films
Singer, rapper, and actress Janelle Monae appeared in two films released in 2016, both of which were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. Name one of those two films.
Nope and nope.
In 2012, Johan Santana threw the first no-hitter in the history of which MLB team?
Nope. Note the name, David!
What country was the birthplace of the singer heard in the following clip?
Mystery Round: Twisted Titles
The correct response to each part is the title of a song with just ONE letter changed. Give the new title based on the new description. For example, if I said, “Dorothy and friends follow the Yellow Brick Road to meet a giant iguana”, you would answer “We’re off to see the Lizard”
M1: In a 2014 single, Taylor Swift sings about how her recipe has no instructions about how to use the salt, pepper, cumin, or paprika – yup (yes I know a Taylor Swift answer, dumb song imho)
M2: Ellie Goulding sang about a series of fisticuffs and brawls in her first big hit in the U.S., released in 2011
M3: Alessia Cara has a top ten hit with her 2016 single about a once-great department store chain that has fallen on hard times
M4: In a 2013 single, Bruno mars release a ballad lamenting that he was no longer the contraption that keeps you cool on a hot day
Final Category: Tennis Champions
From 1990-2003, the winners of the men’s singles tournament at the US Open came from only four different countries, one of which was the United States.
Name one of the other three countries, none of which have been represented by a winner since.
If a tennis question isn’t about ’80s tennis I probably will not know the answer. So nope…
Which of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World was a large statue of Helios, the Greek god of the Sun?
Yup, we got burned by this in a MTL game a few weeks ago. Never again!
Name either of the two quarterbacks who started both Super Bowl XXVII and Super Bowl XXVIII.
Nerd Point: name both
3. Frozen Foods
What brand of potato-based frozen foods has a main production facility located in a city on the border of two Northwest U.S. states?
4. Reality TV
What VH1reality series that debuted in 2010 follows the lives of women who are the significant others of, or have been romantically linked to, NBA players?
Let’s see, would I watch a show like this? Nope….
5. Foreign Food
What paste made of fermented soybeans is mixed with dashi stock to make a traditional Japanese soup?
Yup. This is good stuff for an upset tummy! For me, anyway…
What music festival, held annually in Tennessee since 2002, has a name from a Creole slang term meaning “a really good time”? I dunno. Hootenanny? Miss.
8. Movie Inspirations
The 2014 film American Sniper is based on an autobiography written by what Navy Seal? I SHOULD know this, but nope. Bradley Cooper?
In what decade did NBC introduce its peacock logo, to highlight its color programming? I’m going to guess the 1960s. No idea.
Visual Mystery round: Google Doodles, name the significance of the pictured 2018 google Doodles.
Final Category; U.S. Geography
Of the ten largest U.S. states by total area, which is the only one that has all of its neighboring states also rank in the top ten?
I would need teammates to help with this one…