A mystery round about Super Bowls sunk us in a recent virtual trivia game – even worse than the “worst dressed” Met Gala mystery round from a couple of nights earlier! We only managed to get one of the Stupor Bowl questions correct (no I’m not going to correct the spelling of “Super”).
We wound up finishing in fifth place, which I think moved us up one place from where we were going into the final. In addition to missing questions in the “put these in order” Stupor Bowl mystery round (seriously – is there anyone out there besides trivia content producers who enjoy “put these in order” trivia questions)? Show of hands? These are truly sadistic! Unless you happen to know the answers, of course! I’m sure there were plenty of teams more knowledgeable about Stupor Bowl history than us!
Here were our questions:
1 FOLKLORE: In Irish folklore, what type of fairy spends its time making and repairing shoes and keeps a hidden pot of gold at the end of a rainbow?
2 TV HOSTS: What actor served as host of the educational series Reading Rainbow during its original run on PBS Kids from 1983-2006?
3 MARIJUANA: As of May 25, 2022, what Eastern US state became the 19th state to legalize adult-use recreational marijuana?
4 DESIGNS: What symbol, designed by artist Gilbert Baker in 1978, may have been inspired by Judy Garland’s signature song?
Got all of these correct.
Mystery Round One
FOOTBALL IN ORDER: For this mystery round, there are four answers, and they must be placed in the correct order. You will receive two points for each answer that is in the correct spot 1-4.
Place the following AFC East division teams in order according to when they last played in the Super Bowl, beginning with the most recent.
New England Patriots
New York Jets
We would have done a little better had I not confused the Jets with the Giants. They are the same state, after all! Ugh…only got two points out of this round.
5 COMIC BOOKS: Todd McFarlane, a comic book artist who has worked on Spider-Man, Batman, and others, also created what anti-hero, who first appeared in Image Comics in 1992?
6 FRUIT: Other than Florida, name one of the two U.S. states that produce the most oranges, according to the USDA.
NERD POINT: Name both.
7 CHARACTERS: In Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Violet Beauregarde claims to be a champion of a competition involving what edible product?
8 HIT SONGS: (AUDIO) The song heard in the following clip is a 1990 single by what group with a repeating name? Missed this one. Totally forgot about this group.
Mystery Round Two =
COLORFUL MOVIES: The answer to each question will be a film with a color in its title.
M1. Natalie Portman won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in what 2010 drama?
M2. Kal Penn and John Cho co-star as stoner buddies on a fast-food run in what 2004 comedy?
M3. In what 1973 film does Charlton Heston’s character discover that the title substance “is people”?
M4. What 1985 film based on a novel by Alice Walker earned 11 Academy Award nominations?
We were in sixth going into the final with 46 points.
SCIENCE AND MYTHOLOGY: What element with atomic number 22 was named for a group of mythological deities?
This was all Mike…
We were in fifth at the end of all things.
As always, Go Pods, and stay classy, Tony, Toni, Tone!