Here were the questions from our October 19 virtual game:
1) Cartoons – Ub Iwerks was an animator and cartoonist who co-created what iconic cartoon character in 1928?
2) Fables – In one of Aesop’s Fables, meant to express the virtues of hard work and planning, one insect prepares for winter while the other does not. Name those two insects.
3) Movie Plots – Project Mayhem, an organization that spreads anti-consumerist ideas and trains itself as an army to bring down modern civilization, is part of the plot to what 1999 film?
4) Organizations – What sports organization was founded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver in 1968?
Who da f— is Ub Iwerks? Knowing who he was would have helped, but also I should have paid more attention to that year. Fail…
Mystery One – Quickfire
For this mystery round, your team can give four answers and can put them in any order you choose. You will receive two points for each correct answer.
Name the four most popular names for baby girls born in the U.S. in 2020 that do NOT end in the letter “A.”
The four names end with “E,” “R,” “N,” and “L.”
Only got the names ending in R and E. Curse us for being non breeders! 🙂
1) Holidays – Since 1978, National Grandparents’ Day has been celebrated in the U.S. annually in which month?\
2) New TV – What ABC musical drama that debuted in October 2021 stars Brandy, Eve, Naturi Naughton, and Nadine Velazquez?
3) Populations – After London, name one of the two most populous metro areas in the United Kingdom.
NERD POINT: Name both. Bam we got both. My trivia pardner was impressed! Especially when I said one of those cities might have helped inspire Mordor in The Lord of the Rings.
4) Surgery – In 1967, Dr. Christiaan Barnard performed the first human-to-human transplant of what organ?
Got all of these round two questions correct. Thank you Hulu for trying to get us to watch that series in #2.
Mystery Two – Current Events
M1) On October 13, what author of the Hatchet series of novels passed away at the age of 82?
M2) The Oxford English Dictionary announced that it has added 26 words and revised 11 others from what language, including hallyu and kimbap?
M3) What actor became the oldest person to travel to space, doing so aboard a Blue Origin capsule at the age of 90?
M4) What educator, civil rights activist, and partial namesake of an HBCU in Daytona Beach is the subject of a statue that was unveiled and will later be the first state-commissioned statue of a Black person at the U.S. Capitol?
We did not do well in this mystery round. Only got #2 and #3 correct.
Final – Historic Crimes
The FBI’s website includes a list of 24 major cases, including several kidnapping cases.
Three of these kidnappings took place in 1932, 1963, and 1974. Give the last names of two of the three people who were kidnapped in these major cases.
Got the first and last of these. As always, Go Pods and stay classy, Bruno Hauptman!