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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Trivia Q&A: February 26

On a very cold night in New York, we had a really big turnout for Trivia on Tuesday night, and that was helped by both there being Bruins and Celtics games on the TVs. We had 18 teams in, and a really close race to the finish, with the top six teams only separated by five points. But the team of Bohemian Rhapsody 2: Flat Bottomed Boys emerged with the victory, their first. They took over first place after the q Train lightning round and won the night with 45 points. Congratulations to Abe and his friends on their win.

Second place went to DIMS with 40 points, and third place went to Taking Our Talents to the Tune Squad with 39 points.

Best Team Name: Robert Kraft's Deflated Balls

Current Events
1. A petition at Change.org signed by over 7,000 people wants the US to sell off what northwest US state to Canada for $1 trillion to help pay off the US national debt?
2. Attorneys for Nick Sandmann, a Kentucky HS student involved in a confrontation in Washington last month that went viral on social media, announced a $250 million defamation suit against what publication?
3. A last-minute bidding war on eBay for a basketball card of what NBA legend brought the sale price to a record $350,000 last week?
4. What company's stock market value dropped by over $1. 1 billion when Duke basketball star Zion Williamson's shoe broke and he suffered a sprained knee?
5. A new Congressional election will be held in what US state this year following an investigation into ballot-tampering for a Republican candidate?
6. What famed rock guitarist, who made one of the best-selling live albums of all-time, announced he will be making one final farewell tour due to a rare muscular disease he's suffering from?
7. 84 people died and another 200 have been hospitalized after drinking tainted liquor laced with methyl alcohol in two separate incidents last week in what Asian country?

February Trivia
1. In February 1945, US Marines landed on what Japanese island, which led to a five-week battle, one of World War II's fiercest and bloodiest?
2. In February 1990, Nelson Mandela is released from a South African prison after serving how many years?
3. In February 2003, what space shuttle disintegrated during re-entry, killing all seven astronauts on board?
4. On February 24, 1980, the US Olympic hockey team clinched the gold medal with a win over what country?
5. Washington National Airport was renamed after what famous American in February 1998?
6. In February 1982, what English rock legend, known for his eccentric behavior, was arrested for urinating on the Alamo?
7. What Fox TV series was originally canceled bu the network in February 2002, but due to high DVD sales and high syndicated repeat ratings, returned to Fox in 2005?

The Q Train: True or False Trivia
1. O positive is the most common blood type in the US.
2. Albert Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics.
3. No bird can fly backwards.
4. The average person will shed about 5 pounds of skin in their lifetime.
5. Brazil is the only country in the Americas whose official language is Portuguese.
6. The UK was the first European country to allow same-sex marriage.
7. Warner Bros. originally wanted Ronald Reagan to play the part of Rick Blaine in the classic film "Casablanca."
8. The fax machine was patented in the US in the 19th century.
9. The longest street in the world is in China.
10. In terms of animals, lions kill the most people in Africa every year.

General Knowledge
1. What Pennsylvania town is known as "the sweetest place on Earth?" ( 1 pt)
2. "The Scorpion King" was the first starring role for what superstar actor? ( 1 pt)
3. In 1985, NYC mayor Ed Koch named what song as NYC's official song? ( 1 pt)
4. The world's busiest airport is located in what American city? ( 2 pt)
5. The White House was burned during what war? ( 2 pt)
6. What classic sci-fi film was remade in 2008 starring Keanu Reeves? ( 2 pt)
7. In the book of Genesis, God commands Abraham to sacrifice which son? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What 1970s/80s rockers are American pop music history's best-selling musical duo? ( 4 points)
2. Olympus Mons, the highest mountain in the solar system at nearly 16 miles high, is located on what planet? ( 5 points)
3. What late 1990s TV series was set in the fictional town of Capeside, Massachusetts? ( 3 points)
4. What immortal actress was born Frances Ethel Gumm in Grand Rapids, Minnesota in 1923? ( 4 points)
5. In its native country, what famous landmark is known as "Sagarmatha"? ( 4 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. Montana; 2. Washington Post; 3. Michael Jordan; 4. Nike; 5. North Carolina; 6. Peter Frampton; 7. India.

February Trivia
1. Iwo Jima; 2. 27; 3. Columbia; 4. Finland; 5. Ronald Reagan; 6. Ozzy Osbourne; 7. "Family Guy."

The Q Train: True or False Trivia
1. True; 2. true; 3. false; 4. true; 5. true; 6. false, Netherlands; 7. true; 8. true; 9. false, Canada; 10. false, hippopotamus.

General Knowledge
1. Hershey; 2. Dwayne Johnson; 3. "New York, New York;" 4. Atlanta; 5. War of 1812; 6. "The Day the Earth Stood Still;" 7. Isaac.

IQ Trivia
1. Hall and Oates; 2. Mars; 3. "Dawson's Creek;" 4. Judy Garland; 5. Mount Everest.

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