“How do you know for sure what that acronym stands for?” My husband asked me during a recent virtual trivia game.
“Because I’m the Acronymph,” I told him, reminding him of a superhero persona I made up for myself years ago based on the useless superhero of being able to decipher acronyms.
Not such a useless ability if it helps in a trivia game though is it?
Here were our game questions:
1 Comic Strips What title character cat that debuted in a 1978 comic strip has a teddy bear named Pooky?
2 Actresses Actress Hayley Mills plays identical twins who meet at a summer camp in what 1961 film that was remade 37 years later?
3 Languages Luxembourg has three official languages, one of which is Luxembourgish. Name one of the other two languages.
4 Acronyms What does the acronym SWAT stand for, in terms of a law enforcement unit?
Mystery – Airport 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 U.S. state capitals with metro areas that are served by busier airports that Logan International in Boston.
(Note: Based on total passenger boardings in 2021).
We got three of these correct. IKR? Us doing well in an airport mystery round? I didn’t believe it, either.
5 Grammy Awards Name one of the two women who won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance, which was awarded from 1991 to 2011.
NERD POINT: Name both.
I actually named both correct women, but we only put down one correct woman. Yes, I know! A Grammy question correct? Who were these people playing trivia under the Pods’ name and how did they acquire our brains and bodies? Questions abound!
6 TV Titles The TV series that aired from 1986-1991 and was originally titled Valerie, and later Valerie’s Family, went by what title during its last three seasons? Miss. Only one team got this one correct. Other than knowing Valerie Harper was “That woman who played Rhoda,” this was off my pop culture radar.
7 Pro Wrestlers What pro wrestler is known for the catchphrase “you can’t see me,” which is also the title of a 2005 rap album he released with Tha Trademarc? Our host offered this as a clue question (Thanks Deana from Denver).
8 Pride History The original pride flag designed by Gilbert Baker in 1978 had eight colors, with each color having a different meaning. Which color is associated with “life?” Another host offered this one as a clue, so yay two clue questions! I like games like these!
Mystery Round Two
We were in sixth going into the final.
Final Category – References
The Encyclopedia Britannica, the oldest English-language encyclopedia still in production, was first published in what century?
Got this, moved up to third.
As always, Go Pods, and stay classy, Daffy Duck!