We might have known who “Mr. October” was, but had no clue who “Mr. November” was in a recent virtual trivia game! But I think all teams playing that night knew about ancient species of human relatives known for their brow ridges!
We finished in second overall on the questions, which were as follows:
1) Video Games – What Disney character’s name completes the title of a video game released in 2010 for the Nintendo Wii in which he uses a magic paintbrush to fix a world that he accidentally damaged?
2) Athletes – What MLB player earned the nickname “Mr. November” for his heroics in Game 4 of the 2001 World Series, which ended in the early morning hours of November 1? Nope, miss.
3) Books – What children’s book series by Jeff Kinney, introduced online in 2004 and first published in 2007, features a middle schooler named Greg Heffley as the narrator and antihero?
4) Companies – The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) was originally a fan-operated website until it was purchased by what technology company in 1998 for $55 million?
Mystery Category: Songs About Dogs
Answer the questions about songs about dogs.
M1. In what 1953 novelty song popularized by Patti Page does she inquire about “the one with the waggly tail”?
M2. According to the lyrics of an English-language children’s song, “There was a farmer who had a dog” with what name?
M3. On its 1968 self-titled album, what band released the song “Martha My Dear,” about an Old English Sheepdog?
M4. What song was released by Big Mama Thornton in 1953, three years before a more popular version that reached #1 in the U.S.?
I drew a blank on this last one, but my trusty trivia pardner came up with the correct guess, so we got all of these correct.
1) Technology – Beginning with the release of version 1.5 in 2010 and through version 9 in 2018, Google named its Android mobile operating system versions after sweet foods. What is the name of either of those two versions, beginning with “C” and “P,” respectively?
NERD POINT: Give both names.
Got the C one, missed the P one.
2) Artists – What American pop and graffiti artist became popular in New York City in the 1980s, is commemorated on the AIDS Memorial Quilt, and created works titled Crack Is Whack, Andy Mouse, and Ignorance = Fear? Lots of guesses for Banksy on this one, but we got it right – even though we thought the clue posted by one of the hosts was about Pep Boys, not this guy!
3) Animated Films – What 2011 animated film’s title character, voiced by Antonio Banderas, battles against Jack and Jill, two murderous outlaws with magic beans that are the keys to finding a great fortune?
4) U.S. History – What U.S. Army officer, who graduated bottom of his class at West Point in 1861, went on to lead the 7th Cavalry at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, where he and much of his cavalry were killed?
Mystery 2 – Visual
Final Category – Species
What extinct species in the genus Homo was named for the valley in Western Germany where the first fossils of its kind were discovered in the mid-19th century?
Finished in second. As always, Go Pods, and stay classy, Martha the Sheepdog!