Trivia Recap – Game # 716 – September 3, 2022 – Virtual Sporcle “Pub Quiz” Format

You know it’s a good omen in a trivia game when you get a sportsball question early on that you wager big points on and get right – if you’re part of a team that is not exactly well known for being able to do such things! We were not so knowledgeable about dance moves that resembles those of a bullfighter and darn us for not knowing when Ron Wood became a part of a famous rock band! Tsk, tsk, shame on us!

We finished in fourth for our efforts with 61 points.

Here were our questions.

Round One –

1 Poetry – According to the children’s poem “Little Bunny Foo Foo,” what kind of small mammal does Little Bunny Foo Foo “bop on the head?”

2 Stadiums – Since 1972, Arrowhead Stadium has been the home stadium of which NFL team? It’s always nice when the sports questions are easy!

3 Music on TV – Audio clue.

4 Scientists –  What is the six-letter “L” last name of Louis and Mary, a married pair of paleoanthropologists who discovered many early hominins in the Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania? I initially thought “hominins” was a typo. Turns out it’s just been a long, long time since I took a college anthropology course. Not knowing that the word “hominin” was a word did not prevent us from getting this correct.

Mystery One – 

Name the musician who is missing from the list of members of a band or group. The years during which this was the band or group’s lineup is also given.

1. Beyoncé Knowles, Michelle Williams, and _____ (2000-2006)

2. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Bill Wyman, and _____ (1963-1969)

3. Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic, and _____ (1990-1994)

4. Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, and _____ (2010-2015)

Missed #2 and #4.

Round Two –

5 Video Games – What 2018 platforming video game features a girl named Madeline climbing the title mountain? It won multiple awards for best indie game.

Scene from one of my favorite Looney Tunes shorts (it is sort of relevant to the next question).

6 Dance – What style of dance with a “P” name, which often features a man and woman challenging each other, incorporates capes in a way that is meant to imitate the movements of bullfighting? A couple of notes about bullfighting, firstly, Ulysses Grant watched a bullfighting match in Mexico and was appalled by it – and never watched another match again. Also, the most recent time a bullfighter died in the line of duty was in 2016 – his name was Victor Barrio. Also, why is this even still a thing at all? In this age of “woke” culture, animal rights awareness and all of that other politically correct stuff – why? Just why? SMH…

7 Country Names – Name one of the three countries outside of Africa that have short-form English names beginning with the letters “M-A-L.”
NERD POINT: Name two of three.

Got this for the points and bonus.

8 Nicknames – What American aviator, who was nicknamed “The Lone Eagle” and “Slim,” made his most famous flight over 33½ hours in 1927? Softball to end the round.

Mystery Two – Visual

Got all of these correct

Final Category – U.S. President Coins

Place the following coins in order according to the length of time the U.S. president on the obverse side spent in office, beginning with the longest.

Half Dollar

We flubbed this a bit and put down the presidents’ names instead of the coin names. But thanks to our virtual host who referred to himself as “Fallon the Merciful” at the beginning of the game, we got the points for this anyway. Hey, it’s not like it was a “money” game in which we would expect to take our lumps for such a mistake. We did get every president correct though!

As always, Go Pods, and stay classy, Billy Bob Thornton!

One thought on “Trivia Recap – Game # 716 – September 3, 2022 – Virtual Sporcle “Pub Quiz” Format

  1. round one
    field mouse, kc chiefs, grey’s anatomy, leakey
    round two
    celeste, pasodoble, malaysia/maldives/malta; lindbergh
    mystery one
    kelly rowland, charlie watts, dave grohl, zayn malik
    mystery two
    billy madison, bring it on, bad santa, back to school
    final – dime, nickel, penny, half dollar

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