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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Trivia Q&A: May 29

It was a light night at Trivia on Tuesday night, as the Memorial Day weekend kept many folks away. But we still a great night of Trivia, as Luis Jimenez of Montauk Brewing Co. was in Professor Thom's and gave out t-shirts, hats and other swag from his company. My thanks to him and his company.And we did "Montauk Trivia" as the Special Category and that went very well. But it was once again, the night for the boys from DIMS, as they led throughout the night, getting 42 points and getting the win. Congrats again to Ken, Michael and Darek on their win.

Second place went to Closing Early For Racial Bias Training (who also won Best Team Name) with 32 points, and third place went to Bleached Massholes with 30 points.

A special note about next week: We will NOT be doing Trivia next week, as I will be away doing a movie, so our next Trivia Night will be in two weeks, on Tuesday night, June 12th at 8:30 PM. Hope to see many of you then!

Current Events
1. What Emmy-winning actress, who has been battling cancer, will be the recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor for 2018?
2. CNN reported last Thursday that 8 women accused what Oscar-winning actor of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior, which the star denies?
3. What Oscar-winning actor said last week that he has "banned" President Trump from all Nobu restaurants, which he owns?
4. Maddie Poppe was declared the season's winning contestant on what TV reality show last week?
5. C.L. Max Nikias, president of what university, announced he was stepping down in light of a sexual abuse scandal involving a school gynecologist?
6. Joshua Holt, an American held in what country for two years without trial, was freed last Saturday after Se, Orrin Hatch led a delegation that succeeded in getting his release?
7. The boy band BTS debuted at number one on the Billboard Pop Album chart this week and became the first pop artists from what country to be number one?

Montauk Trivia
1. According to MapQuest, how many miles is it driving from Times Square to the Montauk Point Lighthouse, within 10 miles?
2. What European country would you reach first if you were on the same latitude as Montauk?
3. Captain Frank Mundus was a legendary boat captain from Montauk and was the basis for the ship captain in what classic 1976 film?
4. The famous Montauk Lighthouse was constructed and completed in what century?
5. What NY-born rock singer's 1990 song "The Downeaster Alexa" told the story of a Long Island fisherman's journey through Montauk Sound on his ship?
6. Montauk is located in what New York state county?
7. What current Showtime TV series is partially set at Montauk?
8. In 1975, what rock band, while staying at Andy Warhol's Montauk house, wrote a song called "Memory Motel", which allegedly was the only establishment in Montauk with a pool table and bar?

The Q Train: Even Numbered Trivia
1. This is the total number of days in a fortnight.
2. To the closest round number, a marathon is this number miles.
3. The highest number on a standard dartboard is this number.
4. Oklahoma is this number US state.
5. Virgo is this number sign of the Zodiac.
6. This is the number of dominoes in a standard dominoes set.
7. Gerald Ford was the this number US president.
8. Rain fell for this many days and nights during Noah's flood.
9. This is the number of carats representing 100% pure gold.
10. Visa bank cards have this many digits.

General Knowledge
1. The Roman numeral "C" stands for what number? ( 1 pt)
2. By law, what color are gondolas in Venice, Italy? ( 1 pt)
3. How many dots does a pair of dice have? ( 1 pt)
4. On what day each year are more phone calls made than any other day in the US? ( 2 pt)
5. "A boy's best friend is his mother" is a famous line from what 1960 classic film? ( 2 pt)
6. What European country is the largest exporter of olive oil? ( 2 pt)
7. How many time zones does Russia have? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What movie earned the first Best Director Oscar awarded to a woman? ( 3 points)
2. Anne Hathaway was the wife of what famous 17th century man? ( 4 points)
3. In 2017, a South Korean professor flew a drone over what famous Asian landmark and was arrested because it has a no-fly zone restriction around it? ( 4 points)
4. What First Lady of the United States once won an Emmy Award? ( 4 points)
5. Which of the Hawaiian islands is the primary setting for the film "Jurassic Park?" ( 5 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. Julia Louis-Dreyfus; 2. Morgan Freeman; 3. Robert DeNiro; 4. "American Idol;" 5. USC; 6. Venezuela; 7. South Korea.

Montauk Trivia
1. 122 miles; 2. Portugal; 3. "Jaws;" 4. 18th century (1796); 5. Billy Joel; 6. Suffolk; 7. "The Affair;" 8. The Rolling Stones.

The Q Train: Even Numbered Trivia
1. 14; 2. 26; 3. 20; 4. 46; 5. 6; 6. 28; 7. 38; 8. 40; 9. 24; 10. 16.

General Knowledge
1. 100; 2. black; 3. 42; 4. Mother's Day; 5. "Psycho;" 6. Spain; 7. 11.

IQ Trivia
1. "The Hurt Locker;" 2. William Shakespeare; 3. Taj Mahal; 4. Jackie Kennedy; 5. Kauai.

Monday, May 28, 2018

We Head Out to Montauk On Tuesday

Trivia will be happening this Tuesday night, May 29th at 8:30 PM, with "Montauk Trivia" as the Special Category. It will be seven questions (and perhaps a few more) on that famous spot on the end of Long Island, and courtesy of the Montauk Brewing Company, we will giving out some free stuff, like beer, t-shirts and some other swag. The Q Train lightning round will be "Even Numbered Trivia." I will ask you ten questions where every answer will be an even number from 1 to 50 (and every answer will be a different number).

The Sneak Peek question for this week is:
"The Roman numeral 'C' stands for what number?"

We will be back on the main floor for good on Tuesday night, as the Celtics playoff run ended last night. I hope to see many of you on Tuesday for a great night of Trivia Q&A!

Thursday, May 24, 2018

"I'm Keith Hernandez"

There are dozens of books that come out every year about baseball, including memoirs from older players recalling their glory days. But it's hard to find one like "I'm Keith Hernandez", (Little, Brown) in which the great Mets and Cardinals first baseman recalls some of his glorious times that led to him being an NL MVP and a two-time World Series champion.

But if you're a Mets fan looking for more inside stuff about the 1986 World Series champions, you won't find it here. Hernandez consciously avoids that discussion, which he feels has been done to death in other books. And he also avoids such things as the other championship team he played in with the Cardinals in 1982, his controversial trade to the Mets the next year, the Pittsburgh drug trials he was a part of in 1985, or his funny role on the TV show "Seinfeld.".

But he still has plenty to tell in this book.

He uses two main timelines to tell his story: his growing up in Northern California with a very demanding father who was obsessed with baseball, and his current day being a respected broadcaster with the Mets. His father was friends with the legendary Stan Musial, and Hernandez talks of the time he and his dad met him at Candlestick Park in 1963. It would come full circle nearly a dozen years later, when Hernandez made his MLB debut there. His father John was a difficult taskmaster as father his influence on the young Keith, and Keith is at once miffed but grateful to his father for pushing in the direction he went.

Hernandez was eventually signed by St. Louis, and tells of the glories of playing minor league ball in the early 1970s. It was filled with bad stadiums, groupies and dodging tornadoes. (Hernandez tells as interesting story what happened to him when jumped into a ditch to avoid a tornado in Oklahoma.) And he also talks about his first forays into the world of drug use, first with marijuana and amphetamines.

The book is actually a fun ride through those early years with Hernandez, long before the world of the Internet, 24-hour news and iPhones everywhere. When Hernandez first makes it up to the Show, it was a bumpy first year for him, as expectations for him being another Stan Musial didn't go as planned. He was sent back to AAA. He credits Cardinals teammates such as Bob Gibson, Lou Brock and Hector Cruz for being a good influence on him, especially Brock, who he still talks about reverantly during Mets broadcasts.

On the other end of the spectrum is Keith's foray into the world of broadcasting, and has nothing but love for his broadcast partners, Gary Cohen and Ron Darling. Hernandez also is pretty open about his "faux pas" committed in his time in the booth, especially the dustup he got into regarding women in the teams' locker rooms.

"I'm Keith Hernandez" isn't just about Keith's career on and off the field, but he gives his views on the current state of the game, like the obsession over sabermetrics, the pace of the game, and the fact the game is getting too one-dimensional in this "Home Run Era." I found Keith to be very honest in this book, and it is really how everything that happened to him before 1980 led up to who he is today.

I highly recommend "I'm Keith Hernandez" (which was just released on May 15) to any baseball fan who enjoys a good baseball bio of a recent baseball great. But if the book is successful, do you think he could coxed into writing another, post-1980? I wouldn't bet against it.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Trivia Q&A: May 22

We had a 13 teams in for Trivia on Tuesday night as we returned to the main floor of Professor Thom's, as there was no Celtics playoff game. It was a spirited crowd really into the Trivia. The night started out with a Current Events round that saw the lowest scores I've ever seen for an opening round, as the highest score was just 4. Sorry I made it so hard, everyone! As the night progressed, we had a good three team race for the top, but the boys from DIMS prevailed, as they had four straight perfect rounds after Current Events and won the night with 51 points. Congrats to Ken, Mike and Darek on their third straight victory.

Next week we will be back on the main floor again, as there are no NBA playoff games scheduled on May 29th.

Second place went to Oh-Yum with 41 points, and third place went to Elotes with 39 points.

Best Team Name: This Anti-Gravity Book Is Impossible To Put Down

Current Events
1. What rap star is being sued for allegedly lying about an arrest warrant so he could get out of doing a performance in NJ last month?
2. President Trump said he will nominate Robert Wilkie to what cabinet position, one that he has been acting secretary of the past month?
3. What actress co-hosted the ABC show "The View" last Friday and opened up about her mental illness, and admitted she had herself committed to a mental institution?
4. What NFL star generously offered to pay for all the funeral expenses for all the victims of the Santa Fe, Texas school shootings last week?
5. Last Saturday, the mayor of what country's second largest city was attacked by a dozen nationalists and injured at a genocide remembrance event?
6. What TV actress claimed she was leaving social media last Saturday due to anti-Semitism, but returned to her Twitter account after just a few hours?
7. What male pop artist won the Best Artist and three other awards at the Billboard Music Awards last Sunday?

May 22nd Trivia
1. On this day in 2017, 22 people were killed at a bombing at Ariana Grande's concert in what UK city?
2. In 1939, what two countries signed "The Pact of Steel", a military and political alliance just before the start of WWII?
3. In 1849, what future US president was issued a patent for an invention of liftboats, and he is still the only president to hold a patent?
4. On this day in 1804, Lewis and Clark began their famous expedition from what US state?
5. Sir Laurence Olivier was born on this day in 1907. For what 1948 film, based on a Shakespeare play, did he win the Oscar for Best Actor?
6. Tennis champion Novak Dokovic was born on this day in 1987. Of his 12 Grand Slam singles titles, which title has he won the most, six times?
7. In 1972, Richard Nixon became the first US president ever to visit what country?

The Q Train: War Films By Decade
1. The Dirty Dozen
2. The Bridge On The River Kwai
3. From Here to Eternity
4. Apocalypse Now
5. Saving Private Ryan
6. Zero Dark Thirty
7. M*A*S*H
8. Black Hawk Down
9. Full Metal Jacket
10. The Great Escape

General Knowledge
1. The Dalai Lama is the senior figure in what religion? ( 1 pt)
2. Iberia Airlines is based in what country? ( 1 pt)
3. What pop singer wrote the Bangles 1980s hit "Manic Monday?" ( 1 pt)
4. A plantar wart is found where on the human body? ( 2 pt)
5. The concert master of an orchestra usually plays what instrument? ( 2 pt)
6. Which of the Great Lakes is the smallest in surface area? ( 2 pt)
7. What eastern state is the flattest state in the US? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. The forint is the currency of what eastern European country? ( 4 points)
2. In 1973, what company publicly demonstrated the world's first portable cellular telephone? ( 5 points)
3. As of October 2017, what is the number one newspaper by circulation in the US? ( 4 points)
4. The Grimm Brothers' fairy tales were originally written in what language? ( 3 points)
5. In what field was the most recently created Nobel Prize first awarded, in 1969? ( 4 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. Buster Rhymes; 2. Dept. of Veterans Affairs; 3. Alyssa Milano; 4. J.J. Watt; 5. Greece; 6. Roseanne Barr; 7. Ed Sheeran.

May 22nd Trivia
1. Manchester; 2. Germany and Italy; 3. Abraham Lincoln; 4. Missouri; 5. "Hamlet;" 6. Australian Open; 7. Soviet Union.

The Q Train: War Films By Decade
1. 1960s (1967); 2. 1950s (1957); 3. 1950s (1953); 4. 1970s (1979); 5. 1990s (1998); 6. 2010s (2013); 7. 1970s (1970); 8. 2000s (2001); 9. 1980s (1987); 10. 1960s (1963).

General Knowledge
1. Buddhism; 2. Spain; 3. Prince; 4. feet; 5. violin; 6. Lake Ontario; 7. Florida.

IQ Trivia
1. Hungary; 2. Motorola; 3. USA Today; 4. German; 5. Economics..

Monday, May 21, 2018

Back On The Main Floor This Week

Trivia will be happening this Tuesday night, May 22nd at 8:30 PM at Professor Thom's, with "May 22nd Trivia" as the Special Category. It will be seven questions about the day in history and pop culture. The Q Train lightning round will be "War Films By Decade Trivia" in honor of Memorial Day coming up next Monday. I will give you the names of ten famous war films and you have to tell me the decade in which it was first released.

The Sneak Peek question for this week is:
"The Dalai Lama is the senior figure in what religion?"

We will be back on the main floor on Tuesday night, as there will be no Celtics playoff game then. I hope to see many of you on what should be a great night of Trivia!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Trivia Q&A: May 15

On a night when we had to move back up to the Loft due to the Celtics playoff game, and with rain and thunderstorms in the area late in the day on Tuesday, I really feared we wouldn't have much of a crowd for Trivia. But we filled up the Loft and had 12 teams in. It was another great night for the boys from DIMS, who won the night pretty handily, pulling away after the General Knowledge round, and finished the night with 51 points. Congrats to Ken and Michael on another great victory.

Second place went to Colonel Planet with 44 points, and third place went to Joey Triviani (who also won for Best Team Name) with 39 points.

A reminder that we will back on the main floor next week, as there will be NO Celtics playoff game next Tuesday night. Hope to see many of you then.

Current Events
1. What African country announced that 17 people have recently died as a result of the Ebola virus, which killed over 11,000 people a few years back?
2. What US state became the first state in the nation to mandate solar panels on all new homes last week?
3. What superstar rock legend was named the UK's wealthiest musician this past week for 2018 by the Sunday Times and his fortune is estimated at 820 million pounds?
4. The streaming service Spotify announced last Friday they were pulling the music of what R&B singer due to "hateful conduct" and his extensive sexual misconduct accusations?
5. Mahathir Mohamad, 92-years-old, was sworn in as prime minister of what Asian country last week, making him the world's oldest head of state?
6. LAPD reported that the suit worn by Robert Downey Jr. in what 2008 film was recently stolen, and it was worth over $325,000?
7. What Oscar-nominated actor English actor said recently that he will only accept future roles where his female co-star is paid equally?

Texas Trivia
1. What is the second largest city in Texas in population after Houston?
2. Name 1 of the 2 US presidents born in the state of Texas.
3. What is the longest river in Texas?
4. What is the nicknames of the sports teams at the University of Texas?
5. Which pro sports team from Texas has been in operation the longest?
6. Which soft drink was invented in Waco, Texas in 1885 by Charles Alderton?
7. What Texas city is often called "the live music capital of the world?"

The Q Train: Odd Numbered Trivia
1. The right fielder in baseball is this numbered player.
2. This number amendment to the Constitution ended Prohibition.
3. Paper is the traditional gift for this number wedding anniversary.
4. This is the minimum age for a person to run for the US presidency.
5. This is the temperature Celsius that is the normal temerature for the human body.
6. The Hebrew alphabet contains this many total letters.
7. Larry Bird wore this number for the Boston Celtics.
8. Veterans Day is celebrated every November on this numbered day.
9. Michael Jordan, Don Mattingly and David Beckham all wore this number.
10. This is the total number of books in the Harry Potter series.

General Knowledge
1. Bermuda is a territory of what country? ( 1 pt)
2. What is the most popular color for toothbrushes in the US? ( 1 pt)
3. What American city has the most hotel rooms in the world? ( 1 pt)
4. How many films are there in the "Rocky" series? ( 2 pt)
5. India's film industry, Bollywood, is based in what city? ( 2 pt)
6. What actor portrayed Dr. Philip Chandler in the 1980s TV series "St. Elsewhere?" ( 2 pt)
7. What US state's overall surface area is covered by the most mountainous terrain? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What North American city is nicknamed "The City of Saints?" ( 3 points)
2. Gouda cheese originates from the town of Gouda, found in what country? ( 4 points)
3. In what TV show's first-season intro can a US flag be seen flying at half-staff, since it was filmed at Honolulu's Ala Wai Yacht Club the week of JFK's assassination? ( 4 points)
4. As of last November, what American tourist site is the most Instagrammed place in the world? ( 4 points)
5. What 1960s animated film has the Blue Meanies as its villains? ( 5 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. The Congo; 2. California; 3. Paul McCartney; 4. R. Kelly; 5. Malaysia; 6. "Iron Man;" 7. Benedict Cumberbatch.

Texas Trivia
1. San Antonio; 2. Dwight D. Eisenhower and Lyndon Johnson; 3. Rio Grande; 4. Longhorns; 5. Dallas Cowboys; 6. Dr. Pepper; 7. Austin.

The Q Train: Odd Numbered Trivia
1. 9; 2. 21; 3. 1; 4. 35; 5. 37; 6. 27; 7. 33; 8. 11; 9. 23; 10. 7.

General Knowledge
1. UK; 2. blue; 3. Las Vegas; 4. seven; 5. Mumbai; 6. Denzel Washington; 7. West Virginia.

IQ Trivia
1. Montreal (I also accepted New Orleans); 2. Netherlands; 3. "Gilligan's Island;" 4. Disneyland; 5. "Yellow Submarine."

Monday, May 14, 2018

Don't Mess With Texas Trivia

Trivia will be happening this Tuesday night, May 15th at 8:30 PM at Professor Thom's, with "Texas Trivia" as the Special Category. It will be seven questions concerning the Lone Star State in its history and pop culture. The Q Train lightning round will be "Odd Numbered Trivia." Every answer in the round will be an odd number from 1-50.

The Sneak Peek question for this week is:
"Bermuda is a territory of what country?"

This Tuesday we will be doing Trivia back in the Loft, as Game 2 of the Celtics conference final against Cleveland will be happening that night. We will return to the main floor the following Tuesday, on May 22nd, as there will be no playoff game that night, no matter how the series goes. So I hope to see many of you for what will be a great night of Trivia on Tuesday!

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Trivia Q&A: May 8

We were back downstairs again last night for Trivia, and we had a good turnout of 13 teams in. And last night it was a special night for the team of DIMS. They missed the question from the first round about the WWE wrestler running for mayor, and it turns out it was the only question they got wrong all night, as they wound up winning the night with 55 points. Congrats to Ken, Michael and Darek on their superb win. (We also had five teams get all five IQ Trivia questions correct, the most I can ever remember doing so well in that round. So after last week when no team got more than two correct, it was a bit easier this week. We'll see what happens next week.)

Second place went to Merkle's Boner with 50 points, and third place went to The John Oliver Koala Chlamyda Ward with 49 points.

Best Team Name: Rudy Giuliani's Ability to Blow Off Harder Than a Hawaiian Volcano

Current Events
1. A man who was once convicted of stalking what Oscar-winning actress committed suicide last Thursday after getting into a standoff with LA police?
2. What US state banned sunscreen last week, because it contains chemicals believed to harm coral reefs?
3. What rap star has been dodging a subpoena from the SEC over financial investigation of a company that bought his clothing line and must explain why this week?
4. What former WWE wrestling star won the GOP nomination for mayor of his hometown in Tennessee last week?
5. What prestigious Nobel Prize will not be awarded in 2018 due to internal bickering, sex abuse allegations and a police investigation, and two Nobel Prizes will be awarded in the category in 2019?
6. What actress/comedian made illegally oversized campaign donations to at least five Democratic federal candidates, the NY Post reported on Sunday?
7. Hafbor Julius Bjornsson, an actor known as "The Mountain" on what popular TV show, won the 2018 World's Strongest Man competition in the Philippines this past weekend?

New York City Trivia
1. What NYC bridge was named in honor of former mayor Ed Koch in 2011?
2. What is the oldest department store on 5th Avenue, which has been in operation since 1826?
3. What is the longest-running Broadway show of all-time?
4. Who was elected mayor of New York City in November 2001?
5. Which of New York City's boroughs is the largest in area?
6. What Brooklyn-born singer and actress attended Erasmus Hall High School with Neil Diamond?
7. The most stolen honorary street sign in NYC is named in honor of what NY-born rock star, who died in 2001?

The Q Train: TV Moms Trivia
1. Claire Huxtable
2. Lois Griffin
3. Marion Cunningham
4. Samantha Stevens
5. June Cleaver
6. Elizabeth Jennings
7. Claire Dunphy
8. Maggie Seaver
9. Peggy Bundy
10. Estelle Costanza

General Knowledge
1. In which state is Yosemite National Park located? ( 1 pt)
2. How many NFL teams currently play their home games in New York state? ( 1 pt)
3. Comic Con International is held every July in what US city? ( 1 pt)
4. The Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed in what country? ( 2 pt)
5. What is Africa's highest mountain? ( 2 pt)
6. In humans, what is the only internal organ capable of regenerating lost tissue? ( 2 pt)
7. What is the southernmost state capital in the continental US? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. Luzon is the largest island in what Asian country? ( 4 points)
2. The Midnight Sun Baseball Game is a 113-year-old tradition in Fairbanks, Alaska that is played every year on what day? ( 5 points)
3. The musical "Rent" is based on what Italian opera? ( 4 points)
4. What 19th century US president is the only one to get married in the White House? ( 4 points)
5. Rome's airport is named in honor of what 16th century Italian man? ( 3 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. Sandra Bullock; 2. Hawaii; 3. Jay-Z; 4. Glenn "Kane" Jacobs; 5. Literature; 6. Rosie O'Donnell; 7. "Game of Thrones."

New York City Trivia
1. Queensborough (59th Street); 2. Lord & Taylor; 3. "Phantom of the Opera;" 4. Michael Bloomberg; 5. Queens; 6. Barbra Streisand; 7. Joey Ramone.

The Q Train: TV Moms Trivia
1. Cosby Show; 2. Family Guy; 3. Happy Days; 4. Bewitched; 5. Leave It To Beaver; 6. The Americans; 7. Modern Family; 8. Growing Pains; 9. Married With Children; 10. Seinfeld.

General Knowledge
1. California; 2. one (Buffalo Bills); 3. San Diego; 4. New Zealand; 5. Kilimanjaro; 6. liver; 7. Austin, TX.

IQ Trivia
1. The Philippines; 2. Summer Solstice (June 21); 3. "La Boheme;" 4. Grover Cleveland; 5. Leonardo daVinci.

Monday, May 07, 2018

We Celebrate The Big Town & Our Moms

Trivia will be happening this Tuesday night, May 8th at 8:30 PM, with "New York City Trivia" as the Special Category. It will be seven questions about our fair metropolis in history and pop culture. The Q Train lightning round will be "TV Moms Trivia." In honor of Mother's Day coming up next weekend, I will give you the names of ten famous TV mothers, and you have to tell me what TV show they were a part of.

The Sneak Peek question for this week is:
"In what state is Yosemite National Park located?"

We will be downstairs again on Tuesday night, as the Bruins were eliminated in their playoff series yesterday. There won't be any Celtics playoff game, either. I look forward to seeing many of you on Tuesday night for a great night of Trivia Q&A!

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Trivia Q&A: May 1

We were back downstairs for Trivia on Tuesday night, as there was no playoff game for either the Celtics or Bruins. We had 10 teams in on a nice night in New York. It was tight throughout the evening, with four teams jockeying for the top with just two points between them. But it was the guys from DIMS who returned to the winner's circle, getting 42 points. They led all night and held on to take the prize. (This was one of the harder IQ rounds I've done in a while, as no one got more than 2 questions right in the round. And no one got the three point question correct. I can't remember that ever happening in the IQ Trivia round.)  Congratulations to Ken and Darek on their victory.

Second place went to John Wilkes Booth and the Show Stoppers with 40 points, and third place went to Spring Finally Comes with 39 points.

Best Team Name: I'mma Let You Finish, But Swiggity Scoop the Swoop to Poop

Right now we don't know where will be doing Trivia next week, because if there is a Game 6 in the Bruins playoff series against the Lightning, we will return to the Loft next Tuesday. If the series finishes in five games, we will be back downstairs next week. The series is currently tied at 1. I'll keep you posted on Facebook.

Current Events
1. 57 people were killed and over 100 injured when a voter registration center was attacked by a suicide bomber last week in what Asian country?
2. A New York judge threw out a lawsuit last week bt what female pop singer attempting to stop a former friend from auctioning off personal items that include love letters from a secret affair with Tupac Shakur?
3. Last week scientists say which distant planet smells like rotten eggs, as its upper atmosphere is full of one of the smelliest chemicals known to humans?
4. What sandwich chain announced last week they will be closing 500 US stores this year due to falling sales?
5. Richard Grenell was confirmed as ambassador to what European country last week, making him the highest-ranking gay man in the Trump administration?
6. What 1970s megahit pop group, which last recorded together in 1982, announced they will release two new songs soon?
7. Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield was chosen by what NFL team as the number one pick in the draft last Thursday?

May Trivia
1. The Empire State Building was dedicated on this day in 1931 by US president from the White House?
2. In May 1963, the first James Bond film debuted. What movie was it?
3. What actress hosted Saturday Night Live in May 2010, thanks to a push by fans on Facebook and she won an Emmy as well?
4. In May 2004, the first legal same-sex marriages were performed in what US state?
5. In May 1980, Ian Curtis of what British band committed suicide and the remaining members went on to form New Order?
6. What sitcom ended its 11-year run on NBC in May 1993 with 80 million people tuning in?
7. In May 1966, Surveyor I became the first US spacecraft to land on an extraterrestrial body. Where did it land?

The Q Train: True or False Trivia
1. There are only two escalators in the entire state of Wyoming.
2. The African elephant is the largest carnivore on land.
3. Elvis Presley, in his storied career, never played a concert outside of North America.
4. Lightning never strikes twice in the same place.
5. The popular image of Santa Claus, chubby, bearded and in red and white clothes, was invented by Coke for an ad campaign.
6. Humans can't breathe and swallow at the same time.
7. Buzz Aldrin was the first man to urinate on the Moon.
8. Your fingernails and hair keep growing after you die.
9. Approximately one quarter of human bones are in the feet.
10. The Channel Tunnel is the world's longest underground rail tunnel.

General Knowledge
1. The Atlantic and Pacific Oceans are connected by what artificial waterway? ( 1 pt)
2. Who is currently the host of the HBO show "Last Week Tonight?" ( 1 pt)
3. The 38th parallel separates which two countries? ( 1 pt)
4. Tom Ridge was the first secretary of what cabinet position established in 2002? ( 2 pt)
5. When was the last time that the Summer and Winter Olympics were held in the same year? ( 2 pt)
6. In our solar system, which two planets are known as "ice giants?" ( 2 pt)
7. The world's largest pyramid is found in what country? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What was Michael Jackson's 13th and final US number one hit song, released in 1995? ( 4 points)
2. What is the largest country by area in Africa? ( 4 points)
3. What building takes up the Manhattan city block between 49th and 50th Streets and Park and Lexington Avenues? ( 4 points)
4. In the 1980 comedy "Caddyshack," Bill Murray's character memorably recounts a time when he caddied for what famous person? ( 5 points)
5. The Christian festival known as Candlemas is always observed in what month? ( 3 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. Afghanistan; 2. Madonna; 3. Uranus; 4. Subway; 5. Germany; 6. ABBA; 7. Cleveland Browns.

May Trivia
1. Herbert Hoover; 2. "Dr. No;" 3. Betty White; 4. Massachusetts; 5. Joy Division; 6. "Cheers;" 7. The Moon.

The Q Train: True or False Trivia
1. true; 2. false, Kodiak bear; 3. true; 4. false; 5. false; 6. true; 7. true; 8. false; 9. true; 10. false, Gotthard Tunnel in Switzerland.

General Knowledge
1. Panama Canal; 2. John Oliver; 3. North and South Korea; 4. Homeland Security; 5. 1992; 6. Uranus and Neptune; 7. Mexico.

IQ Trivia
1. "You Are Not Alone"; 2. Algeria; 3. The Waldorf Astoria Hotel; 4. Dalai Lama; 5. February.