Hands down – the toughest set of trivia questions me and my team have seen all year! Yes, that’s how I’d describe the questions my husband and I battled on Friday night! Even categories that are normally “gimmes” for us wound up having questions that fell nowhere even close to our combined wheelhouses!
We played a Sporcle Live virtual Zoom show hosted by the former host of The Owl in Milan named Tyler B Friday night. I didn’t recognize any of the former players from The Owl in the mix playing that night, though we weren’t the only “couple” who brandished plush toys at the Zoom cameras! We showed off our plush octopus whom we call “Grabby,” and some rubber tentacles – and “The Isolators” (who said they were from New York) showed off their plush Tickle Me Elmo.
I guess the only positive thing I can say about the question set besides “Hey, well played – you win this round!” Is…we got all of the mystery questions correct! As for the final about Canadian TV series? Nope!
1. Statues – A sculpture titled The Spirit, depicting what athlete, was erected outside of the United Center in Chicago in 1994? I guess this year should’ve more of a clue…
2. Novels – Kinsey Millhone is a character that was first introduced in what 1982 work, the first in a series of 25 completed novels that ended prematurely in 2017 with the author’s death? It’s always bad when you don’t know the name of a character in a trivia question about book series…nope.
3. Food – Often associated with Louisiana Creole cuisine, what type of smoked pork sausage has a name from an old French word meaning “sausage?” Yay, points!
4. Movie Quotes – “Bye, Felisha” is a quote from what 1995 film? Dammit, I looked this one up not too long ago, but didn’t remember this for the game.
5. Airports – A plane flying from the airport with the code SAF to the airport with the code OKC is traveling in which primary direction? Points!
6. 2010s TV – What TV series that aired on CBS from 2014 to 2018 centers around a genius who forms an international network of super geniuses who are the last line of defense against complex, high-tech threats? I think all of the teams missed this one.
7. Spokespeople – What brand of bottled water owned by Coca-Cola has used Jennifer Aniston as a brand ambassador since 2007? Good news is we picked a brand of water owned by Coca-Cola! Bad news? Not the right one.
8. Biology – What is the term for the cell division process that reduces the chromosome number by half? Picked the wrong choice out of two possible answers…
9. Tourist Attractions – As of 2020, approximately how many stars make up the Hollywood Walk Of Fame? There were multiple choices given here, not typing them all…we did manage to get it.
10. Musicians – Coleman Hawkins was an early jazz musician known for his mastery of what instrument? Points!
Mystery – ends with “ude”
All correct words in the following answers will end with the letters “ude.”
M1 – Unprocessed petroleum
M2 – Finding joy or pleasure from the struggles or failures of another person
M3 – An event that serves as an introduction to a more important event
M4 – The height of an object relative to ground level
Got all of these…
Standings heading into the final (I can’t believe we weren’t in dead last):
Final Category – TV Series
Degrassi is a Canadian TV drama franchise that consists of five main series. Give the titles of two of the five main series in the Degrassi franchise.
Huh? Big nope here!
I’ll have some teammates joining in for a game tonight, so hopefully we’ll do a bit better! As always, Go Pods, and stay classy, uh…Coleman Hawkins!