Here were the questions we had from a virtual trivia game we played on August 8:
1) Roommates – Blanche, Rose, Dorothy, and Sophia are roommates on what TV series that originally aired from 1985-1992? Easy way to start the game.
2) Games – On a standard Milton Bradley Battleship board game, how many successful hits will sink an entire fleet? Mike was the naval hero here…
3) College Football – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson played college football at what university, which is currently a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference? SPORTSBALL (shakes fist at the air)! Miss.
4) Mythology – In Middle Eastern mythology, what kind of animal is a roc? I used to play music trivia games at a local bar sharing its name with this creature…
5) Movie Songs – What 2015 box-office bomb features a scene in which nearly the entire cast sings a rendition of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit?” Miss. No idea.
6) Science – An NEO (N-E-O) is a body in the Solar System that comes within 1.3 astronomical units of the Sun. What does NEO stand for? Miss.
7) Remixes – In July 2019, Lil Nas X released a third official remix of “Old Town Road” that features Billy Ray Cyrus and two other artists. Name either of those artists.
NERD POINT: Name both.
Nope and nope.
8) Islands – The Philippines are located in which ocean?
9) Perks – What privilege allows members of the United States congress to send mail without paying for postage?
10) Fast Food – What fast food restaurant that was founded in 1953 changed their name from Top Hat Drive-In to their current name, which aligns with their then-current slogan of “Service with the Speed of Sound”?
Mystery – Add ‘Em Up
Each response will be a number. The correct answers add up 24.
M1. NFL jersey number retired in honor of Len Dawson, Frank Gifford, and Joe Montana
M2. The number of chambers in a mammal’s heart
M3. The number of members that made up the hip-hop group The Fugees (FOO-jeez)
M4. The number of times that Neil Patrick Harris has hosted the Oscars
Got all of these through guessing…and deduction. We were in fourth with 52 points going into the final.
Final Category – Language
The origin of what three-word Latin phrase associated with the U.S. is attributed to a poem, written by the Roman poet Virgil, about a recipe?
We didn’t think our guess would be right…but it was! Still not enough to push us ahead. Oh well – as always, Go Pods, and stay classy, Peter Pan!