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Trivia Q&A: January 29

We had 21 teams in for Trivia on a busy night that saw the crowds return on the night when the weather wasn't bad at all. We had some low scores for Current Events, but stronger ones for Super Bowl Trivia and TV Shows Set In NYC. Going into IQ Trivia we had the top six separated by six points.

But it was a team outside that top six that had a fabulous IQ round, A Whole Lot of Confusion, the only team that got four of five correct, and won that night with 43 points. Nice job as they took the title by one point.

Second place was a tie between Lady Mary's Side Boob and Silver Snakes. And a rare event happened again this month: both teams got the tie-breaking question correct (Lucille Ball was on the cover of TV Guide 39 times.) But one of the Trivia regulars (not involved in the tie-breaker) whispered to me that the Russian language has 39 letters, so I asked that question, and Silver Snakes was closest, and wound up in second place.

Best Team Name: The 49ers and Ravens Should Be a Good Opening Act For The Beyonce Show

An important announcement about the next two weeks: Because of some important Michigan basketball games the next two Tuesday nights, we will be doing Trivia on the next two Wednesdays, February 6th and 13th at 8:30 PM. The Sneak Peek will go up the previous days. We will return to our usual Tuesday night on February 19th at 8:30 PM.

Current Events
1. The Boeing Dreamliner airliner was recently grounded worldwide due to concerns about the safety of their lithium-ion batteries. By what number is the Dreamliner also known by?
2. What was the top free iPhone app of 2012, and just over 50% of all iPhone users now have the app?
3. Pop music legend Tina Turner announced last week that she is giving up her US passport and will receive citizenship in what European country she has lived in since 1995?
4. J.J. Abrams, who directed the last Star Trek film, was named last week to produce and direct the next film in what movie series?
5. Nine black former contestants are suing what reality TV show after they claimed they were all forced off the program because of racism?
6. Over 50 people were killed in a prison riot in what South American country last Saturday?
7. Which drama film won the "Best Cast in a Motion Picture" award at the SAG Awards on Sunday night?

Super Bowl Trivia
1. Green Bay won the first Super Bowl in 1967. Who won the second Super Bowl? a. New York Jets; b. Kansas City Chiefs; c. Oakland Raiders; d. Green Bay Packers.
2. Who did the New England Patriots beat to win their first Super Bowl? a. Chicago Bears; b. St. Louis Rams; c. Carolina Panthers; d. Philadelphia Eagles.
3. The Baltimore Ravens, one of this year's Super Bowl teams, moved in 1996 from what city to Baltimore? a. Cleveland; b. Houston; c. Los Angeles; d. St. Louis.
4. The Ravens won their only Super Bowl title over what team in 2001? a. Dallas Cowboys; b. New York Giants; c. Minnesota Vikings; d. St. Louis Rams.
5. How many Super Bowl titles have the Giants and Jets won in their histories combined? a. 3; b. 4; c. 5; d. 6.
6. Which TV network is broadcasting this Sunday's Super Bowl? a. CBS; b. NBC; c. Fox; d. ABC.
7. In 1996, 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh guest-starred on what sitcom, playing the cousin of one of the show's stars? a. Ellen; b. Saved By The Bell; c. Cybill; d. The Nanny.

TV Shows Set In NYC Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Breaking Bad
2. White Collar
3. Mad Men
4. Person of Interest
5. Big Band Theory
6. Elementary
7. The Good Wife
8. Modern Family
9. Smash
10. Homeland

General Knowledge
1. The Marianas Trench is located in what ocean? ( 1 pt)
2. Harpo Productions is a company founded by what famous person? ( 1 pt)
3. In the TV series "Married With Children", what was Al Bundy's profession? ( 1 pt)
4. "I think, therefore, I am" is a statement credited to what philosopher? ( 2 pt)
5. What letter is the most common blood type in humans? ( 2 pt)
6. What is the most common type of wood used to make baseball bats? ( 2 pt)
7. At the age of 29, who was the oldest winner on "American Idol?" ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. The Jefferson National Expansion Memorial is better known by what name? ( 4 points)
2. William G. Morgan invented what team sport in Holyoke, MA in 1895? ( 4 points)
3. "The Daily Diary of the American Dream" is the slogan of what newspaper? ( 3 points)
4. In 1860, what board game, still available today, was founded by Milton Bradley and was his first board game? ( 5 points)
5. What woman has been on the most covers of TV Guide in its history? ( 4 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. 787; 2. YouTube; 3. Switzerland; 4. "Star Wars;" 5. "American Idol;" 6. Venezuela; 7. "Argo."

Super Bowl Trivia
1. d; 2. b; 3. a; 4. b; 5. c; 6. a; 7. b.

TV Shows Set In NYC Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. no; 2. yes; 3. yes; 4. yes; 5. no; 6. yes; 7. no; 8. no; 9. yes; 10. no.

General Knowledge
1. Pacific; 2. Oprah Winfrey; 3. Shoe salesman; 4. Rene Descartes; 5. O; 6. ash; 7. Taylor Hicks.

IQ Trivia
1. Gateway Arch; 2. volleyball; 3. The Wall Street Journal; 4. The Game of Life; 5. Lucille Ball.

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