After playing a ’90s movies themed trivia game last Thursday evening, we followed up the fun with a “regular” trivia game which was not all about ’90s movies. And since our final was a tough one (for us) about hockey, we failed on that!
1) Hit Songs – Name one of the two singles by Smash Mouth that reached #1 on the Billboard Adult Top 40 chart, ahead of “Then the Morning Comes,” which peaked at #2.
NERD POINT: Name both.
We’re almost ashamed that we got this correct for both the points and bonus – we hate this band!
2) Battles – American folk hero Davy Crockett lost his life in an 1836 battle named after what landmark? If Pee Wee’s Big Adventure is to be believed, there isn’t a basement at this place unlike what Madame Ruby said!
3) Anthems – What European soccer club plays its home matches at a stadium named after Santiago Bernabéu , who played for the team from 1911-1926)? We knew it was one of two possibilities. And we reasoned that the Sporcle content writer would be more likely to go with the more “popular” of the two teams and that logic led us to the right answer. Back in the early 2000s when I followed “the beautiful game” more religiously, I wouldn’t have hesitated to get this one correct (I had such a crush on the goalkeeper from that team, LOL).
4) Companies – When it was first founded in 1944, the company today known as Kia Motors specialized in making parts for which of the following types of vehicles?
Again, we used what we called “trivia logic.” “This company is based in Korea, so they wouldn’t likely be powerhouses in (X) kind of transportation. That worked again in our favor!
Mystery One – Visual
Round Two –
1) Trees – What is the common six-letter name for the nine species of tree in the genus Adansonia, which are native to Africa and Australia and are also known as the “upside-down tree?” I don’t know HOW my dear husband knew this, but I’m happy he did!
2) 2021 Books – What country is the subject of the 2021 collection of short stories Land of Big Numbers? This time, my husband used his own brand of “trivia logic” to get us to the right answer.
3) Movie Posters – The posters for what 1996 film depict Vince Vaughn holding up a martini? Miss. God he was so thin when he made that movie! But yeah, I was a bit thinner in 1996 too 😦
4) U.S. Cities – Sharing its name with the body of water on which it lies, what city is the fourth-most populous in Pennsylvania? I jokingly referred to it as the “armpit of the (group of lakes to which it belongs). Sorry, Ohio folks! You don’t get to have the best of these lakes 🙂
M1) _Kids and Counting: aired on TLC starting in 2008, and later changed its title multiple times as the circumstances of the family in the series changed
M2) Adam-_: a police procedural that originally aired from 1968-1975
M3) Zoey _: Nickelodeon series that earned Jamie Lynn Spears a Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite TV Actress
M4) _: a 1980s TV series named after the street address where it was set that had a theme song titled “There’s No Place Like Home”
We got #2 and #4 correct, and made noble guesses on the others, but missed those.
Final – NHL Teams
I was so hoping this would be a “just the teams” question like we might have to name the NHL teams in X time zone or any other thing that might not require us to k now any hard stats about hockey. Sadly we were not so lucky…
In addition to the Boston Bruins and Detroit Red Wings, there are three U.S.-based NHL teams that have more than five series losses in the Stanley Cup Finals. Name two of those three teams.
Nope. Though when I messaged the “hockey guy” who used to play on our pub trivia team in the long, long ago, he would’ve gotten this. Oh well…
As always, Go Pods, and stay classy, Iker Casillas!