We had 13 teams in for Trivia Night on Tuesday night. It was a bit of a light night for some reason. But I have to admit it was a great night, as just before we started, I checked out "Four Days In October," about the great Red Sox comeback of 2004, and they showed unseen footage that Yours Truly was a part of. (I'll have more on that in a post later on Wednesday.)
The numbers for Brooklyn Trivia and Yes or No Trivia were decent, but not great. It was a close match until the final round, but the team of 30 Is The New 29 wound up winning by eight points, as they were the only team to have as many as four of the five questions right.
My congratulations to them on a night well done.
Best Team Name: Shaqtastic
1. What actor/comedian was arrested last week at LAX after an altercation with a photographer?
2. After a police and armed forces mutiny, President Rafael Correa declared a state of emergency in what South American country?
3. The Cincinnati Reds are currently under investigation by Cincinnati's health department after what happened in their clubhouse after they clinched the NL Central title last week?
4. Rick Sanchez, a news anchor, was fired last Friday for remarks he made about Jews, the media and Jon Stewart. What network fired him?
5. Rahm Emanuel, President Obama's Chief of Staff, resigned last Friday. For what reason did he leave?
6. What film that debuted last Friday and grossed over $23 million at the box office knocked out "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" and was the number one film in America?
7. Robert Edwards of England was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in what field this past Monday?
1. What is the name of Brooklyn's only current professional sports team?
2. What county is Brooklyn in?
3. Brooklyn got its name from a town in what European country?
4. What year in the 19th century did the Brooklyn Bridge open?
5. In the movie "Saturday Night Fever," the character Bobby C. falls to his death from what bridge?
6. Between Al Pacino, Jerry Seinfeld and Barbra Streisand, which one was not born in Brooklyn?
7. What was the final year the Dodgers played in Brooklyn before moving to LA?
Yes or No Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Did Led Zeppelin ever win a Grammy Award?
2. Has Coca-Cola always been a brown color?
3. Was America the first country to use postcards?
4. Does a mouse have more bones than a human?
5. Does Rhode Island have the fewest counties of any US state?
6. Is the Great Wall of China the longest wall in the world?
7. Are mosquitoes actually toothless?
8. Does Finland own the island of Greenland?
9. Do The Beatles have the most US hit number one singles than any other musical act?
10. Do Brazil nuts actually come from a country outside of Brazil?
1. Carrie Underwood was a winner on what reality TV show? ( 1 pt)
2. Billy Joel was married to what supermodel for nine years? ( 1 pt)
3. The US fiscal year begins in what month? ( 1 pt)
4. In the story of "The Three Little Pigs," the third pig built his house out of bricks. What material did the first pig use? ( 2 pt)
5. New York Municipal Airport is now currently called what? ( 2 pt)
6. For what film did Michale Douglas win an Oscar for Best Actor? ( 2 pt)
7. What US president's son once had a recurring role in the TV series "Baywatch?" ( 3 pt)
1. What US president served the shortest amount of time as president before running for and winning re-election to the job? ( 3 points)
2. What singer/songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has directed a number of films under the pseudonym Bernard Shakey? ( 5 points)
3. The famous line "Once more unto the breach dear friends" comes from what William Shakespeare play? ( 4 points)
4. What distinguished American general once finished in fifth place in the Olympic pentathlon at the Stockholm Games in 1912? ( 4 points)
5. What group of islands are the most geographically isolated land mass in the world? ( 4 points)
1. Russell Brand; 2. Ecuador; 3. They smoked cigars, violating a smoking ban; 4. CNN; 5. Run for mayor of Chicago; 6. "The Social Network;" 7. medicine.
1. Cyclones; 2. Kings; 3. Netherlands; 4. 1883; 5. Verrazano-Narrows; 6. Al Pacino; 7. 1957.
Yes or No Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. no; 2. yes; 3. no (Austria); 4. yes; 5. no (Delaware); 6. yes; 7. no; 8. no (Denmark); 9. yes; 10. no (Bolivia).
1. "American Idol;" 2. Christie Brinkley; 3. October; 4. straw; 5. LaGuardia Airport; 6. "Wall Street;" 7. Gerald Ford.
1. Lyndon Johnson; 2. Neil Young; 3. "Henry V;" 4. George S. Patton; 5. Hawaii.